Scary Story Contest

Scary Story Contest

Write your scariest story to tell around the campfire!

Submit your story before July 31st. Winners will be announced in August. Winning stories will be featured on the website so come back to check this page and read the winning submissions! 

Everyone who submits a story will also receive a secret code to earn extra Bookpoints for Summer Learning Club. You can submit multiple stories, but secret codes can only be redeemed once.

Stories will be judged based on content, originality, and age-appropriate quality of expression by a panel of library staff. Judging will be done anonymously, and the decisions of the judges are final. 

We are accepting stories from all ages according to the following categories:

  • Grades K-2
  • Grades 3-5
  • Grades 6-8
  • Grades 9-12
  • Adults


  • Between 100-1000 words
  • Must be submitted as a PDF or Word document
  • Must be original and unpublished

Submit your story here.

The Library reserves the right not to present any award.