The Woodlands, Texas – In addition to the haunting fun of the Houston Symphony’s Hocus Pocus Pops on Oct. 7 at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, the 6th Annual “Spooktacular” Creative Writing Contest is sure to be a Halloween treat. All ghosts and ghouls in grades K-12 are invited to create an original scary story to submit to the “Spooktacular” Creative Writing Contest for a chance to win the grand prize. Your thrilling tale can be based on personal experience, or completely made up. Get creative! 

To enter the contest, type your spooky story double-spaced in 12 point font or handwrite in ink, double-spaced. There is a 1,000-word maximum. Attach a cover page, including your name, age, grade, mailing address, phone number and email. Include your name on the cover sheet only, NOT within the story. Submissions will be reviewed and winners will be chosen based on originality and creativity (40%), style and content (40%), spelling and grammar (10%) and neatness (10%) 

One winner will be selected from each grade category to win four VIP tickets to Hocus Pocus Pops with the Houston Symphony on Oct. 7, prizes and will see their spooky essay published in the Hocus Pocus Pops program. From the pool of finalists, one essay will be picked from a cauldron as the grand prize winner. The selected author will have their essay published in The Courier and The Villager newspapers. 

Your “Spooktacular” submissions are due by September 1, 2016 at 5 p.m. to info@woodlandscenter.org or 2005 Lake Robbins Drive The Woodlands, TX 77380 ATTN: Essay Contest. If mailed, your submission must be postmarked by this deadline.  

For more information about the “Spooktacular” Creative Writing Contest or Hocus Pocus Pops, please visit www.woodlandscenter.org/essay-contest  

If you would like more information about The Pavilion, please visit www.woodlandscenter.org. Look for The Pavilion on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram, or download The Pavilion’s iOS or Android app.

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Launched in 1998, The Pavilion Partners is an important part of The Pavilion. Partners supports The Pavilion through fund-raising for the performing arts and educational outreach programs, as well as awarding fine arts scholarships each spring. In addition to their fund-raising efforts, The Pavilion Partners provides event volunteers for performances and programs at The Pavilion throughout the year.

2016 Performing Arts Season Generously Sponsored By

Sponsors | Live Nation Sponsors | Huntsman Sponsors | Woodlands Development Company  Sponsors | Texas Children's HospitalSponsors | Mercedes Benz Sponsors | United Airlines
Sponsors | The Wortham Foundation Sponsors | Woodlands Township Sponsors | Pavilion Partners
  

2016 Live Nation Venue Sponsors

Sponsors | Live Nation Sponsors | Pepsi Sponsors | Woodforest Naitonal Bank Sponsors | Xfinity Sponsors | Jack Daniels Sponsors | CitiSponsors | Mercedes Benz