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The San Gabriel Valley Tribune is holding its annual Scary Story contest for area kids, and we are looking for the best entries from grades 5-12.

 

The details:

·         The deadline for submissions is Oct. 24. All stories must be submitted online; a form is posted on our website, www.sgvtribune.com/scarystory

·         Two categories of entries will be accepted: blood-curdling stories and works of art that scream out for attention. You may upload a story or drawing or both online.

·         Stories must be original.

·         Stories must be no longer than 650 words.

·         Artwork must be original (no tracings). Artwork files must be 5MB maximum in size; JPEG format is preferred. Please use the entrant’s name as the filename.

·         Entries will be judged on imagination, creativity and theme.

·         The Tribune reserves the right to revise contest dates and procedures.

·         The winning entries will be published in the paper on Halloween, Oct. 31, and all the entries will be posted online.

 

The age categories are:

Drawing: Five divisions are ages 5-6, 7-8, 9-11, 12-14 and 15-18.

Writing: Four divisions are ages 7-8, 9-11, 12-14 and 15-18.

 

Entries must be received through the online form posted on our website; emailed or mailed entries will not be accepted.

If you have any questions, e-mail christina.gullickson@langnews.com or call her at 310-543-6136.

Don’t forget to have fun and use your imagination! We look forward to reading your submissions.