We want scary stories!
October 17, 2013 9:22AM
Updated: November 19, 2013 6:23AM
The Lake County News-Sun is accepting entries for a Scary Story Contest for children in the third, fourth and fifth grades.
The rules are simple:
Stories should be no longer than 350 words and must be typed.
Stories must include: The child’s name, home address and telephone number; the child’s grade level; and the name and address of the child’s school. If any of this information is missing, the entry will be disqualified. The child’s address and telephone number will not be published; they will be used only to notify winners.
Entries must be original creations. They cannot include characters or plots from movies, television shows or books, or be a dream sequence. Such entries will be disqualified.
Artwork is welcome, and although no prizes will be awarded, we will publish some of the best artwork.
Prizes will be given for the winners in first, second and third place in each grade level.
Judges’ choices for the top three stories in each grade level, as well as some submitted drawings, will be printed in our Oct. 31 edition.
Deadline to submit entries is 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25. Entries should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.