Braunstein invites District 26 students to enter ‘spooktacular’ Halloween Essay and Poetry Contest

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This spooky season, a northeast Queens lawmaker is calling on local students to get into the creative spirit.

On Tuesday, Oct. 5, Assemblyman Edward Braunstein announced the return of his annual Halloween Essay and Poetry Contest for District 26 students in grades two through five. All written submissions should have a Halloween theme, like an essay about a favorite trick-or-treat experience or a short story or poem related to the holiday.

Similar to the lawmaker’s other holiday-themed contests, district-wide prizes will be given to students in each grade and New York State Assembly Certificates of Merit will be awarded to all who participate.

“I’m delighted to invite northeast Queens students to get creative and display their writing skills this holiday by sharing a Halloween-themed essay or poem with my office,” Braunstein said. “I look forward to reading your entries as we prepare to celebrate the holiday.”

Assembly District 26 includes Auburndale, Bay Terrace Bayside, Bayside Hills, Broadway-Flushing, Douglaston, Floral Park, Glen Oaks, Little Neck, New Hyde Park, North Shore Towers, Oakland Gardens and Whitestone.

Students interested in participating should print their full name, grade and school on their entry and submit essays and poems to the assemblyman’s office by Monday, Nov. 1.

Entries can be any size or format and can be mailed to 213-33 39th Ave., Suite 238, Bayside, NY 11361, emailed to braunsteine@nyassembly.gov or faxed to 718-357-5947.

For questions, call Assemblyman Braunstein’s office at 718-357-3588.