The Kentucky Youth Storytelling competition is a statewide effort to develop, encourage, and highlight the talent of young storytellers.

The competition is open to any Kentuckian ages 7-17. The entry deadline is June 1.  

Video entries of a solo storyteller or a tandem team telling a single story may be submitted via electronic link or mailed DVD postmarked on or before June 1.

Winners will receive a plaque; invitations to represent the Kentucky Storytelling Association (KSA) as a Youth Torchbearer at many storytelling events and festivals; up to $100 in reimbursements for travel expenses; a free year’s membership in the KSA with all access to member benefits; and free admission to the 2021 KSA Conference where they can learn from other storytellers and practice their skills.

For more information, visit the Kentucky Storytelling Association webpage.