Hopkinsville Haunted Story Writing Contest

Writing Contest Instructions

Theme: Haunted Hopkinsville
Use your imagination and locations in and around Hopkinsville to
create stories about ghosts, local legends, haunted places, or
paranormal activity. These are not meant to be true stories!

• The story must be a minimum of 500 words and cannot exceed 1000 words.
• The story must be typed, double-spaced, and in 12-point font.
• There must be no vulgarity, extreme gore, or mature content.
• The story must follow the theme.
• This must be your original work that has not been previously submitted or published.
• Do NOT put your name on the paper! Please add a separate page with your name and
• It must be turned in no later than 4:30 p.m., October 15, 2022. It can be emailed to

The instructions for entry to the haunted story writing contest can be found by clicking HERE.


Age categories:
• 12 and under
• 13-17
• 18 and over

Printable form available HERE.

Online Registration link HERE.

Due Date

All stories must be summited by 4:30 p.m. on OCTOBER 15, 2022. It can be emailed to


• First Place-$25 Amazon card for each age category
• Second Place-$10 Amazon gift card for each age category

We will be CLOSED Thursday and Friday on November 24th and 25th for Thanksgiving.

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