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Creative Writing Contest!  You could win a Pair of Tickets to show


Amidst these darkened walls, shimmering above the stage and balcony rails, a ghastly presence roams, distraught that The Strand continues to thrive. As it traverses the deathly silent theater, the damp air becomes saturated. Stairs creek and the old projectors, displayed as museum relics, flicker and come to life. The spectre of The Strand is in our midst!


At least that's what WE think should happen! Every theater has to have a ghost, but as far as we know, we don't have one. That's where YOU come in. If you're a student in grade 7 through 12, we want YOU to create a legend of a ghost that haunts The Strand.  PARENTS & TEACHERS: Share this E-Mail Alert with your devilishly creative kids!


Be Fanciful! Be Frightful! Be Brief! Tell Us in 500 Words or less! You may enter as often as you like, but a $5 Entry Fee must accompany each individual submission.


One winner will be chosen from all entries and receive a Strand Theater Prize Pack, including a pair of tickets to see CHILLER THEATRE: THE MUSICAL live on stage!  Chiller Theatre: The Musical is a delightfully demented original comedy & musice revue from the creatively twisted minds of The Strand! This family-friendly show is ghoulish fun for all audiences!  Other cool prizes are in store for runners up and even the teacher of the winning entrant. Submission deadline is Friday, October 12th, 2018.


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Ghost of The Strand Creative Writing Contest

Official Rules  


Students and children that would be in grade 7 through 12 are encouraged to enter the "Ghost of The Strand" creative writing contest. Entries will be judged on creativity, descriptive imagery and proper use of language. Two important features to be judged will be a strong physical description of the ghost and a compelling story.


Entry should be 500 words or less and may be typed or handwritten. Neatness counts. Entrants may make their submission through U.S. Mail with checks made out to The Strand Theater,  Please include your name, address, and phone number. If more than one page, make sure this information is included on each page.


All entries must be received by October 12th, 2018 and be accompanied by a $5.00 Entry Fee. Writers may enter as often as they wish, but each individual submission, whether via mail or online must be accompanied by the entry fee. Any submissions without the entry fee will not be considered.


One winner will be selected from all entries and receive a Prize Pack courtesy of The Strand Theater Initiative, including a pair of tickets to see the live presentation, Chiller Theatre: The Musical at The Strand. Additional prizes tbd.  Three Runner-Up prizes will be awarded.  If the winning entry is submitted through a school or classroom, the teacher whose student submitted the winning entry will also receive a pair of tickets to see Chiller Theatre: The Musical.  All prizes carry an estimated retail value of less than $100 and cannot be exchanged for cash, credit or trade for another Strand program. 


The decision of our Volunteer Judge(s) is final. All entries for "The Ghost of The Strand" writing contest become the property of The Strand Theater Initiative and will not be returned. The Strand Theater Initiative becomes the sole owner of the names, descriptions and images submitted in relation to the contest and will have exclusive discretion over their use for this and/or any promotion, campaign or other use it may consider. By submitting an entry, writer agrees to waive all rights to any royalties, usage fees or any other compensation related to the submission.


Entries can be submitted by sending a hard copy along with check or money order for entry fee to: The Strand Theater, 119 North Main Street, Zelienople, PA 16063. 


Questions or concerns may be directed to or by calling 724.742.0400.


Proceeds benefit the non-profit Strand Theater Initiative, whose charitable mission is the operation and ongoing revival of the historic Strand Theater in Zelienople, PA as North Pittsburgh's premiere cultural, education and community outreach center. 

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The Strand Theater Initiative is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the operation and ongoing revival of Zelienople's historic theater as cultural, education and community outreach center.


The Strand Theater

119 North Main Street

Zelienople, Pennsylvania 16063

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