The Kentucky Youth Storytelling
competition is a statewide effort to develop, encourage, and highlight the
talent of our young storytellers.
Who Can Enter
Any Kentuckian age 7 – 17 as of the June 1st entry deadline.
How to Compete
· Entries are accepted
April 1st through June 1st. (Note: the deadline
does not change from year to year.)
· Video entries of a
solo storyteller or a tandem team telling a single story are submitted via
mailed DVD postmarked on or before June 1st or via electronic link submitted
on or before June 1st.
· A complete signed
and dated Entry &
must be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to KSA,
P O Box 4148, Frankfort, KY 40604-4148, postmarked on or before June 1st.
· For details on story
length, video creation, and entry submission, see Rules.
· To learn how entries
are judged, see KYS Judging Rubric.
· Find tips for
telling and teaching storytelling here.
· Winners will be
notified by July 15th.
A Kentucky made plaque.
represent the Kentucky Storytelling Association as a Youth Torchbearer at
many storytelling events and festivals.
Up to $100 in
reimbursements for travel expenses to the events where you act as a Torchbearer;
(that amount is prorated where Tandem team members share the prize)
A year’s free
membership in the Kentucky Storytelling Association with all access to member
Free admission to
the annual KSA Conference in the year you are selected a Torchbearer. At the
Conference you can learn from other storytellers and practice your skills.
In addition, press
releases are sent to media outlets and venues throughout the state touting
the accomplishments and availability of the youth tellers.
help the KYS Committee spread the word about this competition to Kentuckians
from 7 – 17 years old. You'll find a print-friendly
flyer here and an Instagram
& Twitter-friendly announcement here. Either will work with Facebook.