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Super Short Spooky Story Writing Contest 2021

Calling all writers! Torii Library is bringing back the Super Short Spooky Story Writing Contest, in partnership with Torii MWR's School Liaison Office!

Share your original spooky story with us (be sure to include your name, grade, and story title) and you could have the chance to have your story featured as well as winning one of our awesome prizes.

This contest is open to kids in grades K through 8th who attend school in Okinawa. Contest runs September 1st through October 20th.

We'll pick 3 finalists from the 3 age categories (K-2nd, 3rd-5th, 6th-8th) and these writers will have their story read LIVE during our Little Goblins Gathering event at Torii Beach on October 23rd.

Finalists will also be entered into a drawing to win one of 3 prizes which include an Amazon Kindle, A Harry Potter Boxed Book set, or a Harry Potter Lego set. All other entries will be entered into a random drawing to win a Hydro Flask water bottle. For more information, contact Torii Library at 652-5335.

Registration Information

Submit your original stories (stories should be less than 200 words or take less than 5 minutes to read) via email at or submit in-person to Torii Library (Bldg 251).

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