Come up with a festive spinechiller and win £50

The Hayling Island Bookshop is sponsoring the annual Portsmouth News Christmas Ghost Story Writing Competition. Entering our Christmas ghost story contest couldn’t be easier. All you need to do is write a ghost story with a Christmas theme. It must be no more than 1,000 words long and it must be all your own work. But apart from that the content is entirely up to you. You can e-mail your story to; send it via the Share Your Story link on the home page of or post it to: Christmas Ghost Story Competition, Features Department, The News, 1000 Lakeside, North Harbour, Portsmouth PO6 3EN. Please ensure you include your full name, address, age and a daytime phone number.

The winners in each age group will receive £50 in Hayling Island Bookshop tokens and have their winning stories printed in The News.