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26th Sep 2022
to 31st Oct 2022

Age Range
All ages

Playful Things - Let’s Play Rush Halloween Short Story Competition 2022

Playful Things is the first annual Rush Halloween Short Story Competition run by Let’s Play Rush in conjunction with Fingal Libraries. Let's Play Rush came about because of the EU URBACT project called the “Playful Paradigm” . Rush is participating in the Irish Network along with Cork, Donegal Town, Rathdrum in Wicklow, Sligo Town and Portlaoise to learn best practice on developing play and place-making actions. The theme for the Short Story Competition “Playful Things” also makes reference to both the television show “Stranger Things” and the Stephen King 1991 novel “Needful Things”. Anyone can enter the competition any short story entered must be set in the town of Rush or incorporate in a meaningful way a Rush landmark.

There will be three categories: Under 12’s – word limit 500 words; 12-18 – word limit 1,000 words; Over 18 – word limit 3,000 words. 

The winning short stories plus a short list of stories elected by the judges will be published on the Fingal County Council Website.


Amy Hanley

Brian Doherty

And one other (TBC).

A dedicated e-mail address will be created for e-mail entries. Postal entries can be delivered to Rush Library.

Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.

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