Two-Sentence Horror Story Writing Contest


Winners annouced!
Congratulations to all our creepy creators!


High School
1st Place

Brooke Hoeper

9th Grade
Lourdes Academy
"The creature grinned at itself in the mirror, admiring its new skin, the skin that once belonged to my mom. Then it locked eyes with me in the mirror and its grin widened."

2nd Place
Chase Reyer

10th Grade
Oshkosh North
"For my 6th birthday, my mom hired the creepiest clown for my party. I've never told anyone that he never left our house."

3rd Place
Calvin Landolt
10th Grade
Homeschool
"The cold handle contrasted perfectly with the warm barrel; the clean face and the bloody torso exact opposites. I had held the gun steady just like I had been taught."

Honorable Mention
Chase Reyer
9th Grade
Oshkosh North
"I was running through the dankly-lit hospital hallways, screaming for someone, anyone, to help me. I paused, and felt my chest for a heartbeat, but there was none."

Middle School
1st Place

Brady Ott
6th Grade
Carl Traeger Middle School
"A man that was executed for mass murder rose from the dead just 2 days after he was killed. He drifted towards the executioner's home in a ghostly movement, ready to get his revenge."

2nd Place
Alexander Bolton
6th Grade
Carl Traeger Middle School
"I turned the corner to see my patient's head being feasted on by the zombie horde. Ring ring ring went my phone, attracting the zombies who then viciously chased me as I tried to sprint out the doors."

3rd Place
Kalia Furtick
7th Grade

Tipler Middle School
"I was taking a shower and the lights went out! I opened the shower curtain and saw two scary red eyes staring at me!"



GRADES 6 - 12
Oct. 1 - 23

Gather 'round the virtual campfire and get ready to tell your scariest story in just two sentences. Teens who want help writing their terrifying tales are invited to join writing workshops via Zoom on Oct. 7 and Oct. 19. Online submissions begin Oct. 1; entries are due by Oct. 23 at 11:59 p.m.

PRIZES!

  • 1st Place - $30 Amazon Gift Card
  • 2nd Place - $25 Amazon Gift Card
  • 3rd Place - $20 Amazon Gift Card
    Ready to submit your scary story? Enter here: bit.ly/2D9P80j

CONTEST PROGRAMS VIA ZOOM
Two-Sentence Horror Story Writing Workshops

Wed., Oct. 7     6 - 7 p.m.
Mon., Oct. 19    4 - 5 p.m.

Attendance is not required for the full hour; feel free to join the meeting late or leave early. Please visit bit.ly/3gwd9gc to register for one or both workshops, and we'll send you the Zoom meeting link(s) and password(s),

CONTEST RULES:
Teens in grades 6-12 living in Winnebago County may participate in the Two-Sentence Horror Story Horror Story Writing Contest. Individuals may submit up to three entries in the contest.