Creative Writing Contest!
Please write a short story for submission!
- Students in grades K-5 are eligible to participate!
- The genre is Ghost Story.
- The story can be any length you choose.
- The story can be hand-written (as neatly as possible) or typed.
- Story elements to consider:
- Begin story by setting the scene in a familiar place/time.
- May include familiar people so the story sounds realistic.
- You want the readers to question if the story is actually true or fiction.
- Use ‚Äúshow-not-tell‚ÄĚ to raise readers‚Äô suspicions and keep them on their toes.
- Use figurative language and sensory images to describe events.
- Keep story open-ended so readers are begging for more.
- Do not include blood, guts, or gore in the story. Use inferences to create tension.
- Readers should be a little frightened, but not scared for life!
- Give readers a phrase or ritual to repeat to ward off the bad spirits from your tale.
- Usually told in third-person voice but it can be in first person.
Winners will be selected by Dr. Caraisco.
All entries due by April 22, 2016
Winners will be announced in May 2016.
P.S.188Q Creative Writing Contest for
Jimmy Qian K-106
Josephine Wong 1-213
Megan Gu 2-217
Serah Han 3-216
Juliana Papadopoulos 4-313
Emma Chi 5-304
We are¬†delighted to share that the work of 2 of our students has been selected ¬†as the
District 26¬†Respect for All contest¬†winners.
The winning selections are as follows:
26Q188, Aurora Wang, 4th Grade
26Q188, Rachel Li, 4th Grade