Hey kids! It’s time to write up your best Christmas story and submit it to the North Thompson Star/Journal’s Annual Christmas Story Contest before the deadline of 2 p.m., Friday, Nov. 29.
We want you to tell us about your favourite Christmas tradition and why it is your favourite, or what you would like to do and why if you could visit the North Pole; or better yet, really use your imagination and write a story about how the Canada Goose brought Christmas to the barnyard!
There is no fee required to enter the contest, and all area youth from kindergarten to grade 7 are encouraged to enter.
Stories must be no more than 400 words or less, and will be about one of the following three themes:
Theme #1: What you would do, and why, if you were able to visit the North Pole?
Theme #2: What is your favourite Christmas tradition, and why?
Theme #3: How did the Canada Goose bring Christmas to the barnyard?
All work must be written by the youth who submits the entry, and all submissions will be judged.
Each story must have the full name, age, and grade of the child submitting the entry displayed on the story. If this is a class project the name of the teacher should be added as well. Home schooled youngsters are also welcome to enter.
For clarity in judging, we request all stories be typed, or scanned, and then emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Christmas Story Entry’ written in the email subject line. If you are not able to email, stories can be dropped off at the Star/Journal office at 3-4353- Connor Road, in Barriere, Mon. – Thurs., 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Our qualified judges will determine the best three stories in each division, and all winners will be announced in our December 19 issue. All stories entered will be printed in the newspaper if space permitting.
Prizes in each age division are; first place $25, second place $15 and third place $10. Honourable mentions will also be noted.