The Golden Word’s First Scary Story Contest


Cibola is holding a scary story contest for the month of October. Any students from Cibola can participate in this contest! Here are the rules!


1) The story has to be around the theme “Scary.” This is the month of October, spooky season! We want to be as festive as possible. 


2) The story has to be no more than 750 words. We are going to have a lot of submissions. We can’t read all the stories and pick a winner if they are all 1000 words or more. So make it as short as possible.


3) The story has to be school appropriate. The winner’s story is going to be on The Golden Word web page, where students and staff can read it. Keep it family friendly.


4) All entries must be your original work. Don’t have your parents write it for you or submit a story you found online or elsewhere! This is YOUR unique, creative, creepy story!


5) Students can only enter once. We want this to be a fair and fun contest.


6) Have fun writing your scary story!! Get creative and write the best scary story you can think of!



You are probably wondering, are there prizes? Yes! There are prizes! These are what they are:


The 1st place winner will get a $20 Amazon gift card.

The 2nd place winner will get a $15 Amazon gift card.

The 3rd place winner will get a $10 Amazon gift card.


All winners’ stories will be published on our media site,

Deadline and Announcing Winners

 The deadline to submit your story will be on October 30th. Then the winners will be announced and contacted on November 1st. Good luck and happy writing!


Where to Submit

Visit this page and fill out the form, using an APS mandated account or device, to submit your scary story.  Please remember to adhere to our guidelines, we cannot wait to read your stories!

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