Scary story contest now open for Tri-City teens

The contest is put on by Coquitlam (CPL) and Port Moody (PMPL) public libraries, and is sponsored by The Tri-City News.

Halloween is a little more than a month away and Tri-City youths aged 11 to 18 can join the annual Scary Story Contest for a chance to win prizes and see their names in print.

The contest is put on by Coquitlam (CPL) and Port Moody (PMPL) public libraries, and is sponsored by The Tri-City News.

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There are two age categories: 11 to 14 and 15 to 18 years. 

Rules for the contest are as follows:

• Each entry must be no longer than 500 words.

• Writers must live or go to school in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Anmore or Belcarra.

• Writers who submit entries must be no younger than 11 and no older than 18 on the entry deadline date of Sunday, Oct. 20.

• Writers must include the following three words in their stories: craven, tremulous and lurid. Stories that do not include all three words will be disqualified.

• Each writer must include their name, age, phone number and city of residence when they submit an entry.

• Writers must email their entries — as a Word attachment, a PDF or in the body of the message — to scarystorycontest2019@gmail.com no later than Oct. 20.

Winners in each age category will receive prizes worth $50 (first), $30 (second) and $20 (third).

If you have questions about the Scary Story Contest, email Chris Miller at cmiller@coqlibrary.ca or call 604-554-7339 or Corene Brown at cbrown@portmoody.ca or 604-469-4666. 

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