Be scary. Be frightening. Be ghastly and ghoulish.
But most importantly, be creative.
The Press-Telegram’s Scary Story Contest, an annual Halloween tradition, is back — and we’re waiting for Long Beach-area kids to spook us with their most spine-tingling tales and ominous-looking artwork. As usual, there will be three age categories for stories and drawings: Elementary school (K-5), middle school (6-8) and high school. Students can submit either a story, a drawing or both. Entries will be judged separately.
The Press-Telegram will publish the winning stories and artwork, in print and online, on Friday, Oct. 30.
Here are the rules:
- The deadline is 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12;
- For story submissions, please fill out this online form. No mail or in-person submissions will be accepted;
- All artwork entries must be emailed, with the subject line “Scary Stories,” to [email protected] Drawings should be submitted in JPEG format and be no larger than 5 megabytes in size;
- Stories must be no longer than 650 words;
- Artwork must be original (no tracings); and
- Entries will be judged based on imagination, creativity, theme and quality.
If you have any questions, contact City Editor Chris Haire: 562-499-1254 or [email protected]