Keiran and Elena Veilleux of École des grands-cedres francophone school drop off their entries in the Alberni Valley News’s annual Christmas story writing contest. Have you written your story yet? The deadline is Friday, Dec. 7 at 5 p.m. to drop them off at the News office, 4656 Margaret St. or e-mail them to publisher@albernivalleynews.com. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

Keiran and Elena Veilleux of École des grands-cedres francophone school drop off their entries in the Alberni Valley News’s annual Christmas story writing contest. Have you written your story yet? The deadline is Friday, Dec. 7 at 5 p.m. to drop them off at the News office, 4656 Margaret St. or e-mail them to publisher@albernivalleynews.com. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

Last chance to enter Alberni Valley News’s story contest

Entries to our annual Christmas story writing contest are due by 5 p.m. on Dec. 7, 2018

“Riley gasped with excitement after hearing about a reindeer flight school starting at the Alberni Valley airport.”

This is the opening sentence to the Alberni Valley News’s annual Christmas story contest. We give you the first line and you write a 300-word story from there.

The contest is open to all our readers, from kindergarten students to adults. There will be two winners in each age group: Grades K-2, 3–5, 6–8, 9–12 and adults over 18. All submissions must include name, age and school for school-aged entrants.

All work must be original, a maximum of 300 words and winning entries will be published in our special Christmas Eve edition of the Alberni Valley News (in print and online).

The deadline to enter is Friday, Dec. 7 at 5 p.m. You can e-mail your submission to publisher@albernivalleynews.com, drop them off at our office, 4656 Margaret St., Port Alberni, or fax them to 250-723-6395.

Why is Riley so excited? Who is starting the reindeer flight school? Did Santa move to Port Alberni? Do the reindeer need a GPS system in place before they can fly? We can’t wait to read your stories.

editor@albernivalleynews.com