The Halloween Contests Are Here!

Are you ready for some spooktacular fun? Dust off the cobwebs and sharpen those scary pencils. Once again, The Wanderer is hosting three Halloween contests to get you into the Halloween spirit!

Contest 1 – The Halloween Story Contest – Write a story, and maybe even win a prize! During the month of October, The Wanderer prints Halloween stories submitted by our readers and the writer of the best story wins a $250 gift certificate to any of our display advertisers!

The deadline for the story contest is Friday, October 9 at noon, in order to give our judges enough time to read the entries. Stories will be printed in the October 15, 22, & 29 editions of The Wanderer. The winner will also be announced in the October 29 edition.

Contest 2 – The Halloween Cover Contest – Your best Halloween artwork could be on the cover of The Wanderer and you could win a great prize! Submit your best original Halloween drawing, photo, compilation or artwork to enter for publication on our October 29 cover.

Deadline for submitting artwork is Friday, October 16 at noon. Online voting will take place from October 18 to October 26. The cover winner will win a $250 gift certificate to any of our display advertisers and his or her artwork will be on the October 29 cover of The Wanderer!

Contest 3 – Facebook Photo Contest – Gather up your best Halloween Photo and submit it to us at by November 3. We’ll be posting them on Facebook and letting everyone choose the top photos. The top winners will all receive a special yet-to-be-determined prize! Stay tuned at

The Fine Print – All entries must include a signed copy of the Official Entry Form, which can be picked up at The Wanderer office, 55 County Road, Mattapoisett. Entry forms can also be downloaded at (click on “Halloween Contest”).

All entries must be original. Stories must be previously unpublished and cover entries must contain completely original artwork and/or photos. No copied items, including traced clip art, will be considered for the contest. All stories must be accompanied by an electronic version (preferably in Word format emailed to: A full list of rules and regulations can be found at For more information, call our office at 508-758-9055.


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