Haunted Tales


2020 Haunted Tales Contest

Open to Murray residents Grades 3-12.

DEADLINE: Entries are due October 19th by 5:00 pm.
Submit entry to the Murray Parks & Rec Office (296 E Murray Park Ave, Murray, Utah 84107) or email klindquist@murray.utah.gov 


Short Stories & Poems will be judged in the following grade groups: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12.

Create a Halloween-themed short story or poem. Entries will be judged and winners selected.
Short stories should not be longer than 2 typed pages (entries can be handwritten).
First Place Winners in both categories; Short Stories and Poetry, will receive a gift card.
Top Ten Winners will receive a certificate and will have the chance to submit a video presentation of their entry to be showcased on our website and social media pages.

**Please write student name, phone number and/or email address, grade, and school they attend on the entry.

Additional Resources

This year we will be provided virtual workshops leading up to the deadline to help students learn how to write a stories using themes, character, settings, etc. Students can also learn how to write poems with rhyming schemes and acrositc poems. 

Workshops will be played on Facebook Live and available on Youtube. There will be workshops available that will be catered for 3rd-5th grade, 6th-8th grade, and 9th-12th grade.

**Check back here for updates on when workshops will be available!