Halloween Ghost Story Writing Contest

The Record is sponsoring a Halloween Ghost Writing Story contest for writers of all ages. Stories must be no longer than 300 words and include all of the following seven elements:

  1. Black cat
  2. Creaky staircase
  3. Dirt road by the Delta
  4. Graveyard
  5. Two tickets to a Hannah Montana concert
  6. The Hotel Stockton
  7. Stolen letter

Entries will be judged in five divisions:

  • kindergarten-third grade
  • fourth-sixth grades
  • seventh and eighth grades
  • high school
  • and adults

First place in each division will receive a $50 gift card; second place will receive a $25 gift card. Third place receives honorable mention.

Winners will be published Oct. 31 in The Record. Entries will be posted online at recordnet.com.

Submission deadline: Oct. 24

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