Thursday, October 22, 2009

Halloween is almost upon us ...

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The deadline is approaching for entries to the 2009 David McCalden Most Macabre Halloween Holocaust Tale Challenge. This is our sixth year of competition, and although we have some great entries, there's still time to get yours in and win a Big Cash Prize. Make certain you get yours in now, and tell all your friends!

As we did last year, we'll be awarding $200 for the first-place entry, and $50 for the second-place entry. Entries are judged on four factors:

  1. Originality (search our site before entering),
  2. The macabre nature of the tale,
  3. Citation of the source(s) where the tale or claim has appeared, and
  4. The use of the tale in official Holocaust histories. (Receive added points if your submission was used in a court of law.)

The contest deadline is Thursday, October 30, 2009. You may enter as many times as you wish, but there will be only one winning entry per person. Each contest entry is subject to verification. The winners will be announced on Friday, October 31, 2009 (Halloween).

The prize is in honor of skeptic and founder of the Institute for Historical Review, David McCalden. Each submission becomes the property of the Holocaust Historiography Project, and may be published on this website. Please let us know if you want attribution for your submission, or if you wish to remain anonymous.

Send all questions and comments to

Let's make David proud!

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