Creaky floorboards, ominously locked doors, abandoned houses.
Ghosts, zombies, poltergeists.
Disappear, nightmares come to life – and the dark minds of the Long Beach area students.
That’s right: it’s time again for the Press-Telegram’s annual Scary Story Contest, where students battle to see who can scare us the most. We want to read your most hideous stories and marvel at your most appalling works of art.
As usual, there will be three age groups for stories and drawings: elementary school (K-5), middle school (6-8) and high school. Students can submit a story, a drawing, or both. The entries will be rated separately.
The press telegram will publish the winning entries on Sunday, October 31, better known as Halloween.
But this year the winners have an added benefit: the top story and artwork finishers in each age group will receive a $ 20 In-N-Out gift card.
Here are the rules:
- The deadline for entries is 5 p.m. Monday, October 11th
- To submit stories, please fill out this online form. No postal or personal submissions will be accepted.
- All artwork entries must be sent by email with the subject “Scary Stories” to [email protected] Drawings should be submitted in JPEG format and should not be larger than 5 megabytes.
- Stories cannot be longer than 650 words.
- The work of art must be original (no replicas).
- Entries will be judged based on imagination, creativity, topic and quality.
If you have any questions, please contact City Editor Chris Haire: 562-499-1254 or [email protected]