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Deck the Halls
Writing Contest

Christmas Through the Eyes of Your Pet
Entries Due November 30th

This year we're going inside your pet's mind to see what they think about Christmas! Do they love it? Do they hate it? Do they have to save Christmas for their owners? That's up to you! Don't have a pet? Think about the point of view of one Santa's reindeer, a polar bear, or Mrs. Claus's cat!

It’s up to you! 


Writing Submission Guidelines for Writing contest: 


  • Submissions must be turned in by midnight on November 30th, 2020

  • Margins should be one inch and font should be 12 point Times New Roman 

  • Stories can be written in any genre (fiction, nonfiction, fantasy etc) 

  • Stories should be 3,000 words or less 

  • No fan fiction (using characters or story plots from movies, books, etc) 

  • Include a cover sheet with each story stating: name, address, and age group 

  • Do NOT put your name or any other personal information on the story itself

  • Sign the contract by submitting your email address below. Stories will not be considered if we don't receive this. Emails will only be used for this purpose.

  • Submit your stories to and good luck!

Please keep submissions family friendly.

Breakdown for age groups will be as follows:

1-2nd grade

3-4th grade

5-6th grade

7-8th grade

9-10th grade

11-12th grade

18 years old and up

By entering your email address below, you acknowledge that the winners retain all rights to the story submitted. Eagle Mountain Arts Alliance has the right to use the title of the winning stories to announce them on social media and on their website.

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