Halloween Short Story Contest

2021 Halloween Short Story Contest

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Paducah Parks & Recreation is accepting stories for the Halloween Short Story Contest until 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 21, 2021. The Halloween Short Story Contest is for students in 3rd through 8th grades who live in a radius within 30 miles of Paducah.

Students are asked to write a story about Halloween that includes the following three words: haunt, phantom, and bone. Stories MUST be typed with a minimum of 500 words for students in 3rd-4th grade, a minimum of 600 words for students in 5th-6th grade, and a minimum of 700 words for students in 7th-8th grade.  

Only one entry per student. Include the student's name, school, grade, teacher, and contact phone with each story. Stories that do not meet the minimum requirements will be disqualified from the selection process.  Winners will be selected from each grade division and will receive a prize.

Submit a story by either emailing it to Recreation Specialist James Weems at jweems@paducahky.gov, dropping the story off at the Paducah Parks & Recreation office, or mailing the story to the Parks & Recreation office. The Parks office is located at 1400 H.C. Mathis Drive, Paducah, KY 42001.



2021 3rd and 4th Grade winners

1st place - Luke Gay
2nd place - Chloe Poat
3rd place - Skylynne Walker

2021 5th and 6th Grade winners

1st place - Andrew Byrne
2nd place - Jaxon English
3rd place - Cooper Holm

2021 7th and 8th Grade winners

1st place - Hannah Docimo
2nd place - Addilyn Martin
3rd place - Hadley Martin