CAN you write a gripping ghost story?
We want you to come up with stories that have a festive ﬂavour. The only rules are that your story must be no more than 1,000 words long, be all your own work and have a Christmas theme.
There are two age categories – one for authors aged 15 and under and one for those aged 16 and over.
We’ll be publishing the entries of the winners and runners-up in each category in The News in the run-up to Christmas.
There are also prizes to be won – as well as the thrill of seeing their stories in print and recorded for The News website at portsmouth.co.uk, the two winners will each get a £100 gift card to spend at any branch of Waterstones.
We’ve also got a runner-up prize in each category of a £75 gift card.
Email your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org marking it XMAS GHOST STORY in the subject field,
Or you can post it to: Christmas Ghost Story Competition, Features Department, The News, News Centre, Hilsea, Portsmouth, PO2 9SX.
The competition closes at midnight on Wednesday, December 12, 2012.