Halloween Short Story Contest

2018 Halloween Short Story Contest

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Paducah Parks and Recreation will accept stories for our Halloween Short Story Contest through 5 p.m. on Wednesday, September 5, 2018. 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 halls of West Elementary School were..." Typed stories are preferred and can have no more than 500 words for 3rd-4th graders, and no more than 700 words for 5th-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 Recreation Superintendent Amie Clark at aclark@paducahky.gov.  Rules and Regulations do apply.  Contact Parks and Recreation for more information by calling 270-444-8508. 


2018 1st place winners:

3rd Grade - Kory Sulcer

4th Grade - Pacey Wiley

5th Grade - Tanner Kight

6th Grade - Arianna Talley

7th Grade - Emmy Seaton

8th Grade - Lilly Watson


Winners stories can be seen online at www.ilistwesternkentucky.com



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