National Youth Storytelling 2020
This entry form is for the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival, held September 10–12, 2020, at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, Utah. Please only apply for the Festival if you are able to perform during those dates. Selected storytellers will receive a complimentary pass to the Festival, but will be responsible for their own travel and lodging expenses.

Youth (ages 5-18) from anywhere in the nation are invited to submit an application. Entries are due Friday, March 20, 2020. As in previous years, all youth will submit an audition video of their story.

Submission Details:
1. Record your story and attach a story link in question 15 (please upload your story even if you were chosen at a Utah school storytelling festival). *Note: all applicants are responsible to record and upload their own stories.

2. We are also seeking auditions from youth storytellers in Utah to be part of the Biggest Liars Contest on March 30, 2020, at the Orem Public Library. You can audition for National Youth Storytelling, the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival, and the Biggest Liars Contest at the same time. If you are not from Utah, please select 'Timpanogos Storytelling Festival' on question one.   

3. Length of performance should be 3-8 minutes.

4. Video Recording: Electronic video link is required (YouTube, Vimeo, etc., see question 15).

5. All youth storyteller videos will be reviewed by a national panel of judges. Selected storytellers will be notified by the first Monday in May and will perform at the 2020 Timpanogos Storytelling Festival.

6. For additional information, please send an email to

Thank you for your interest in storytelling. We wish you our best on your audition!
Email address *
1. What are you auditioning for? *
Please select if you are auditioning for the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival, the Biggest Liars Contest, or both. If you are not from Utah, please only select the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival:
2. How do you want to audition? *
Please select how you are submitting your story through the online application (see question 15):
3. Youth Storyteller Name *
4. Parent Name(s) *
5. Address *
6. Day Phone *
7. Email *
8. Please list your state *
9. Please list the full name of your school *
10. If you are from Utah, has your school participated in the POPS Education Program? *
Have you had storytelling assemblies with a National Storyteller?
11. Grade you will be attending in September 2020 *
12. Age *
13. Story Title *
14. Exact Telling Time *
Please list the exact time it takes to tell your story (check the time on the video).
15. Place your online video link here
All video submissions are now electronic. No DVDs are accepted. Please provide an online link below. The link to the electronic video can be in whatever format the applicant is most comfortable (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.), but must be viewable by clicking on the link. Please make sure you turn on sharing or make your video live.
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