Scary Story Contest

Scary Story Contest

Terrify us with a story drawn from the most diabolical depths of your imagination.

  • Contest open to teens. There are two age categories: 11 - 14 and 15 - 18.
  • Contestants must live or go to school in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Anmore, or Belcarra.
  • 500 words or less (excluding title). Story must include all 3 keywords:
    • Noisome | Direful | Tenebrous

2022 Winning Stories

11 to 14 Category

1st Place - Jacqueline An (age 12) - I Am No Monster
2nd Place - Sakina Durrani (age 12) - Stay Still
3rd Place - Justin Kim (age 12) - Ghosts of the Past
Honourable Mention - Iris Quinn (age 13) - The Passage

15 to 18 Category

1st Place - Bridget Thiele-Crocker (age 16) - Souls of the Mire
2nd Place - Michela Beuthin (age 16) - Pavement Pancake
3rd Place - Isla Dobson (age 16) - Mother
Honourable Mention - Amina Niyazov (age 17) - See You Soon
Honourable Mention - Catherine Zhao (age 15) - Powerhouse


Winning stories will earn 1st, 2nd and 3rd place gift cards as prizes, and be published on the Coquitlam and Port Moody library websites and in the local newspaper. The Scary Story Contest is a partnership between Coquitlam Public Library and Port Moody Public Library.


Contact Librarian Chris Miller.