Curdle our blood with your creepiest story
Are you the next Stephen King or Kelley Armstrong? Frighten us with your scariest tale and you might win prizes and be published in the Tri-City News.
To join the contest, Tri-Cities teens aged 11-14 and 15-18 must write a terrifying tale and send it to our scary story e-mail account. Our panel of judges will award first, second and third place prizes to the three best entries in each age category.
Rules for the contest are as follows:
- Each entry must be no longer than 500 words (title and byline do not count towards the total).
- Writers must live or go to school in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Anmore or Belcarra.
- Writers who submit entries must be no younger than 11 and no older than 18 on the deadline date of Oct. 18.
- Writers must include the following three words in their stories:
- Stories that do not include all three words will be disqualified.
- Each writer must include his or her name, age, phone number and city of residence when they submit an entry. Writers, if your city of residence is outside the Tri-Cities, please include the name of the Tri-Cities school that you attend.
- Writers must e-mail their entries - preferably as a MS Word attachment, a PDF, or in the body of the message - to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Sunday, Oct. 21. Entries sent after 11:59pm October 21 will not be accepted.
Winners in each age category will receive prizes worth $50 (first), $30 (second) and $20 (third). Some entries will also be published in the Tri-City News. The more frightening the story, the better chance of winning prizes.
The Scary Story Contest is a partnership between Coquitlam Public Library, the Port Moody Public Library and the Tri-City News.
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