U.K. self-storage operator Safestore Holdings PLC is hosting a “spooktacular” Halloween-themed short-story competition open to U.K. residents of all ages. The winner, to be chosen by the Safestore marketing staff, will receive a £50 voucher for British book retailer Waterstones.
Each submission must be an original by the contestant and never previously published, according to a Safestore blog. In addition, each story must mention self-storage in some way. Though it doesn’t have to reference SafeStore, it should incorporate a self-storage theme, the blog stated. For example, the story could take place at storage facility, or one of the characters could work for a storage company.
Stories can range from 350 to 3,000 words, and entries will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 31. Contestants can enter as many stories as they like, and there’s no fee to enter the competition. Entries should be sent in the form of a Microsoft Word document to firstname.lastname@example.org, with “Safestore Spooktacular Entry” in the e-mail subject line. Those who prefer to publish the article on their own blog should send the URL to the e-mail address.
By entering, the writers agree to allow Safestore to reproduce or share their work on the company’s social media platforms. The winner will be informed via e-mail.
Safestore operates 131 self-storage facilities, including 95 facilities it owns in the U.K. and 24 in France. Its wholly owned properties comprise more than 5 million square feet of storage space, while its entire portfolio serves approximately 49,000 customers.