The Suspense is Over: 2022 Ghost Story Winners Announced

Youth Ghost Story Contest winners revealed

We have a winner! Nine of them, actually.

In October, we welcomed submissions for our 33rd Annual Ghost Story Writing contest—and you blew us away. Full of eerie emotion, the tales captivated us with their humour and thrilled us with suspense and creepiness. We were delighted by this showcase of talent and creativity and want to thank all the Halifax youth who submitted entries for this annual tradition.

While we scared up many submissions, these winning entries really made us jump out of our seats.

Click the links below to view available stories (PDF).

7 to 9-year-olds

The Lady with the Red Eye, opens a new window by Evelyn Harding
The Jumping Jelly Bean, opens a new window by Vada Horne
What Happened, opens a new window by Violet DeSouza

10 to 12-year-olds

The Ghost Writer, opens a new window by Kierra D’Penha
The Man On The Stairs, opens a new window by Charlotte Hall
Friend from the Past, opens a new window by Savini Bamunsingha

13 to 15-year-olds

Painted Rocks, opens a new window by Manuela Roemer
Strike by Chyanne Hinks
Welcome to the Salty Manor, opens a new window by Kaelin Caporicci

Thank you to everyone who shared their creativity. Be sure to check back for our next Teen Short Story contest in the new year.