Youth Storytelling Contest Guidelines and Entry Form

YOUTH STORYTELLING VIDEO CONTEST 


Contest entries are due Thursday, April 2nd at 4:00 pm. Pick a story you can tell out loud in less than 5 minutes. Video record yourself retelling the story once you have it memorized. Judges will be watching for aspects like: Having your story memorized, Engaging introduction, poise, enunciation, voice expression, facial expression, body language, appropriate gestures, pacing, enthusiasm, connection, satisfying ending, and uniqueness of telling. Students will be expected to announce the title and the source of the story: ie author, or origin of the story.


  • There is no fee for entering. Winners will be invited to perform at a future event at the Fine Arts Center.
  • Top winners will be awarded cash prizes of $20 to $50. All entrants must be from Weber, Box Elder, or Cache County, and in grades K-12.
  • Videos must need to be 3 to 5 minutes in length and if too large to email, we suggest you use a web transfer or cloud service (like wetransfer.com) to send us a link with permissions to download the video at arttell2020@gmail.com.
  • A completed consent form available below is required for each entry. Also required is an email with the registration information listed in the blue box below.

CATEGORIES:

Grades K-2, grades 3-5, grades 6-9, 10-12


JUDGING CRITERIA:

Winners will be announced April 20th by 4:00 pm. And displayed on our Facebook page.

A copy of the judging criteria is available from the Fine Arts Center. It includes: Telling the story from memory, having an engaging introduction, poise, enunciation, voice expression, facial expression, body language, appropriate gestures, pacing, enthusiasm, connection, satisfying ending, and uniqueness of telling. Stories need to be 3 to 5 minutes in length. Students will be expected to announce the title and the source of the story: ie author, or origin of the story. Additional points will be given for tying the story in to this year’s ART-TELL theme of “Spice of Life”. We will have at least three judges, representing storytellers and educators from the community.


See full page of judging criteria and tips here


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Please send an email to arttell2020@gmail.com with a picture of the art work, and the below information.


Student's Name and age

School and grade

Parent's name

Phone Numbers

Home address

City, State and zip code

e-mail address

Story Title

Author
(Please give an author - If there is no book author, list “self”, “family story”, or “general domain”


Please complete the permission form below for each student

Please complete the permission form below for each student.