Youth Teller - Application
Complete this form to be considered as a community youth teller for the Story Crossroads Summit & Festival specifically on Tuesday-Wednesday,  May 10-11, 2022. Live and virtual options are available so please mark that preference.

Most live slots will be from 9:30am-12:20pm at the Murray City Park on Tuesday, May 10, 2022.  We will also - with permission - have some youth teller story videos premiere on the Story Crossroads YouTube Channel on Wednesday, May 11, 2022.

If a qualifying festival is available to you, please enter that festival rather than submitting this online application.  To learn more about qualifying festivals, visit or email

This online application must be received by April 23, 2022 midnight Mountain Time (UTC -6).
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Explain how Applicant has met at least 6-8 hours of crafting and practicing the story. *
We value a journey with each story and that it was more an educational experience than an impromptu choice.  A possible answer would be that you used the approved lesson plans and materials from the Story Crossroads website in the month of ______ in the year ______.  If you still are lacking in the dedicated time, please go to our free lesson plans and approved materials here: “Storytelling Basics in 8 Hours” through Story Crossroads Academy, a self-led storytelling course, as an option here:
Youth Teller Applicant *
If tandem, put the names of both tellers on this line.
Applicant's Grade
If tandem, put the grades of both tellers on this line.
Please list the school.  You can also list "Home School" or the name of the applicant's learning group.
Guardian's Name (and Relationship to Applicant) *
If tandem, put the names of both guardians for each of the tellers on this line.
Email *
Telephone Number *
Is Telephone Number Textable? *
Street Address *
City *
State *
Zipcode *
Title of Your Story *
Author/Creator of Your Story *
Length of Story *
Story must be 3-6 minutes long, but no longer.  Enter how long your story takes to tell.
Video Link
Story must be 3-6 minutes long, but no longer.  Enter how long your story takes to tell. We recommend "Unlisted"  and NOT private for YouTube. Otherwise, you can go to and email your video file that is .MOV or .MP4. is free and can send up to 2 GB. Questions? Email
What is the copyright status of your story piece? *
Choose the statement that is true about the copyright situation of your proposed story piece.
Which way do you want your youth teller(s) to be featured for our Festival? *
Check any or all that apply.
I, as Guardian(s) of the Applicant(s), have read and understand all on this form and intend them to be binding instruments. I understand this is an application and not a guarantee of my youth teller(s) being accepted to tell at the Story Crossroads Festival for the proper-distanced or virtual options. Invited youth tellers will be notified via email by May 1, 2022 through Story Crossroads and/or the feed-in festival or event. *
Typed Guardian's Name (acting as Online Signature) *
If tandem, put the names of both guardians of each of the tellers on this line.
Application Deadline - April  23rd of each year, receive answer by email from by May 1st of each year
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