september, 2020

30sep1:00 am11:59 pmCrowvus Christmas Ghost Story CompetitionUK Entry Fee: £3 (free for children) Max word count: 4,000 Top Prize: £100

Crowvus Christmas Ghost Story Competition

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It seems that no-one knows where the tradition of telling ghost stories at Christmas came from. It was certainly around during Victorian England when Charles Dickens wrote “A Christmas Carol”. Dickens himself called his famous novella “A Ghost Story for Christmas”. The tradition probably goes back many years before this, when telling stories around a blazing hearth was the entertainment when the nights grew longer.

In this noble tradition, we are once more running our Ghost Story Competition for publication at Christmas time. Take a leaf out of your ancestors’ book and tell chilling tales for Christmas entertainment.

​The competition is open to all ages (please see additional rules for more information).

2020 marks our 4th Ghost Story Competition. This year’s competition will be running with some slight alterations to previous years. These changes are:

  • Set prizes
  • An extra member on the judging panel

Otherwise, it’s the same style as it has always been!

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