Scary Story Competition – RESULTS!

Entries are now closed for our 2016 Scary Storywriting Competition.

Thanks to everyone who entered our Scary Storywriting competition, generously sponsored by, Waterstones Perth and the Perthshire Advertiser.


The winner of our competition is Jed Bircham, aged 10 from St Madoes Primary School with his creation – The Ghost’s Party.  Jed will receive £50 gift voucher for Waterstones, and receive a large, framed print of his story illustrated by local children’s illustrator, Charlie Dear from  Waterstones will also make a feature window showcasing the winning story.

2nd prize goes to Maya Robertson, aged 10 from Newburgh Primary School with her terrifying tale, “Spooky McPumpkin”.  Maya receives a £30 gift voucher for Waterstones, and

3rd prize has been awarded to Holly Karley-Smith from Moncrieffe Primary.  Holly will receive £20 for Waterstones.

The 7 runners up were:

Nathan Doig, aged 8 from Luncarty Primary School with “The Halloween War.”

Millie Walker, aged 10 from Pitlochry High School with “The Mineshaft.”

Keira Hanratty, aged 10 from Tulloch Primary School with “Annabel.”

Rosie Pople, aged 11 from St Madoes Primary School with “The Graveyard.”

Lucy Jane Birkett, aged 11 from Breadalbane Primary School with “The Wee Witch of Glenlyon.”

Alyx Webster, aged 8 from Tulloch Primary School with “Blood Burn.”

Keiran Duncan, aged 11 from Oakbank Primary School with “The Venus Death Trap”

The Top Ten competition entries will be published in a double-page spread in the Perthshire Advertiser.

We received over 300 entries for this year’s competition – over double what we had last year – and the standard was particularly high.  Our favourite stories were a bit different to the traditional scary story.  We didn’t have as many entries from the younger kids, but will look into doing a special prize next year for the younger ones who don’t yet write “big people stories”.

Thanks very much for all your support with this competition!

We’d like to thank our sponsors: Waterstones Perth, Charliedoodles and the Perthshire Advertiser for their generous support.