Campfire Story Contest

July 1st, 2022 all-day
Aloha Community Library
Campfire Story Contest @ Aloha Community Library

Gather ’round the campfire and tell us a tale! Children and teens are invited to share their spookiest (or silliest) campfire stories for the chance to win a $50 Powells gift card. Come join us under the starry night sky and submit your stories by Saturday, July 30th to be considered. 


  • Submissions have now closed. See below for our winners!
  • Winners will be announced in August
  • Stories that meet submission criteria will be shared on our website and Facebook page. 

Who Can Enter:

There are two age groups with two sub-categories to choose from . One winner will be selected from each. 

Submission Criteria:

  • Stories must not exceed 750 words.
  • All entries must be the original work of the participant. Parents may transcribe a young child’s entry.
  • Participants are limited to one entry per category.
  • Stories can be typed or neatly written by hand (photos of handwritten material can be uploaded as JPEG images or brought into the library to scan). Handwritten stories that are illegible will not be considered.
  • All entries become the property of the Aloha Community Library and may be posted on the Library’s website and/or social media.
  • Stories containing inappropriate or lewd content will be eliminated from the contest.

Judging Criteria:

Creativity and originality of entry. Illustrations are not included in judging criteria (but are welcome!). Punctuation and grammar will not be judged. 

Entries Must Include:

  • Full name of writer
  • Phone number
  • Email
  • Age

How to Enter: 

Submit entries by email to with the heading “Campfire Stories” or in person at the library by 9:00 pm, Saturday, July 30.