Your Yorkshire Evening Post is going Halloween crazy in print and online this year – and we want YOU to get involved.
Our online audience is being asked to get involved in our haunting Halloween coverage by sharing how they celebrate the most frightful night of the year – by sending in pictures and having their say via social media.
Andrew Hutchinson, YEP digital editor, said: “Halloween is a special time of year for a great deal of people, especially families, in Leeds and beyond.
“We want our online audience to share their Halloween stories, pictures and experiences with the rest of Leeds.
“In the run-up to the big night we are keen to hear the best Halloween-related jokes.
“We are also keen for the public to send us their pictures of carved pumpkins, dressed up in their spooktacular costumes, and even houses trimmed up to celebrate.”
The YEP’s Facebook page now boasts more than 23,400 ‘Likes’, while the paper’s Twitter handle @LeedsNews now boasts 34,600 followers.
“Social media is a big part of people’s daily routine and is proving an increasingly popular way to connect with us,” said Andrew.
“Our Facebook site is a great way for people to comment on YEP stories and issues that matter to them. And Twitter is proving a great way for our readers to have their say in 140 characters or less.”
Andrew said a YEP competition calling on school pupils to submit their scary stories in the run-up to Halloween had proved popular, with the winners due to be revealed in the paper next week.
The brief was to write a short story of no more than 150 words beginning with ‘A shiver ran down my spine as..’
Andrew said: “We have been staggered by the creativity and effort. Halloween has proved a terrific subject matter to spark young imaginations.”
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org with your plans for Halloween that you would like to share with readers.
HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED
How are you planning on celebrating Halloween?
Is your carved pumpkin the best in Leeds?
Do you make a real effort in getting dressed up for the big night?
Do you trim up your house to celebrate Halloween?
Do you have a Halloween joke to tell us?
* Send your pictures to: email@example.com
* Tweet us @LeedsNews and use hashtag #YEPHalloween
* Visit our Facebook page at www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk and click on the ‘Like us’ button
* Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any plans in the run-up to Halloween that you would like to share with readers.