Attention kids: Enter our Christmas story contest

It’s time for youngsters throughout the North Thompson Valley to write a Christmas story

The contest is open to students and home-schooled students.

The contest is open to students and home-schooled students.

It’s time for youngsters throughout the North Thompson Valley to write a Christmas story for the Star/Journal’s Annual Christmas Story Essay Contest.

The holiday season is the perfect time to be creative, and we especially encourage our young readers to take up the challenge and compose their own story for this newspaper and our readers. The contest is open to students and home-schooled students.

This year young writers can tell us a story in 400 words or less about one of the three following themes:

• 1: The littlest angel

• 2: We found a reindeer on our back porch

• 3: Christmas traditions at my house

Once you have chosen one of the above themes for your story, it’s time to let your creative imagination put the words down.

Deadline for entries is Friday, Nov. 27, at 12 noon.  Once we have all of the entries they will be reviewed by a qualified judge who will provide us with the results.

Winners in each age group will be announced in our Dec. 17th issue.

Prizes for each division are: First $25, second $15, third $10.

Division 1 – Kindergarten to Grade 3

Division 2 – Grade 4 to Grade 7.

We would request any stories that have been typed to be emailed to us so we do not have to retype; otherwise just scan and email, or you can drop them off at the Star/Journal office.

Email your entries to: news@starjournal.net or drop off to our office at 10-4353 Conner Road (above Yevonne’s Flowers & Gifts Store), Barriere, by 12 noon, Friday, Nov. 27, 2015.