Halloween Short Story Contest

2017 Halloween Short Story Contest

halloween pumpkinsWinners have been selected!  Thank you to all of you who participated in our short story contest.  You can view the winning short stories in the October Issue of Purchase Area Family Magazine or by clicking on the author's names below!  We hope you enjoy!


Winners are:

1st Place - Caroline Crouse, Concord Elementary

2nd Place - Pierce Jones, Concord Elementary

3rd Place - Carson Wallace, Lone Oak Intermediate

4th Place -  Alex Trussell, Lone Oak Intermediate


Paducah Parks and Recreation will accept stories for our Halloween Short Story Contest through 5 p.m. on Friday, September 1, 2017. The Halloween Short Story Contest is for students in 3rd through 8th grades.

Students are asked to write a story about Halloween using the beginning phase, “The old, red barn..." Typed stories are preferred and can have no more than 500 words for 3rd-4th graders, 600 words for 5th-6th graders and 700 words for 7th-8th graders.   Only one entry is allowed per student.

Include student's name, school, grade, teacher, and contact phone on the back of the story. Stories that do not meet the minimum requirements will be disqualified from the selection process.

Please mail or deliver stories to Paducah Parks and Recreation, 1400 HC Mathis Drive, Paducah, KY 42001. Stories can also be emailed to .

For more information about Paducah Parks and Recreation events and activities, visit Paducah Parks and Recreation at 1400 H.C. Mathis Drive, tour this website, or call 444-8508.