Settle Storytelling Competition 2012

Settle Storytelling Competition 2012

Settle Storytelling Festival presents a competition in collaboration with social audio platform Audioboo to find Britain’s best newcomer to the ancient art of storytelling.

To commemorate 2012 being the 200th anniversary of the Brothers Grimm, the festival is asking budding storytellers to tell their own version of a fantastical Grimm’s fairy tale – like Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel or Snow White.

Record and upload your entry here by July 31st 2012. Prizes include £50.00, £25.00 and £10.00 National Book Tokens. The overall winner will be invited to perform at the Storytelling Festival 2012. The Festival takes place from 11th – 14th October 2012. This year’s line-up includes award winning and international renowned storytellers. This is your chance to share the stage with them.

The Brothers Grimm wrote many of the most well known and well loved fairy stories in the world and everyone has a favourite – so pick your story, make it your own and start telling it. Let your imagination go wild, make it about your family, your friends or your school. Set it anywhere you want – anything goes – and if you’ve ever really kissed a frog, we’d love to know what happened!

To get some ideas listen to these stories:

You can also listen to last year's two winning entries by clicking the links below:

About Audioboo

Audioboo allows people to record, submit and share audio clips online so it’s the perfect way to show off your storytelling talent.

Competition rules:

The competition is open to anyone who does not work full time as a professional storyteller.

  • Stories should be no more than five minutes long.
  • Stories should be uploaded to the Audioboo channel by 31st July 2012.
  • Stories must be Grimm Stories. They can be the traditional versions, or adapted in any way.

Entries must not:

  • contain material which is offensive or promotes an illegal activity (e.g. underage drinking, substance abuse, computer hacking, etc.)
  • include mention or performance of any copyrighted media production including but not limited to music, films, books, television programming, etc., or identifying descriptions of any media property.
  • have been previously submitted to, or broadcast in, any recorded media.

Terms and Conditions

  1. Prizes are non-transferable, non-negotiable and no cash alternatives will be offered.
  2. Settle Stories reserves the right to substitute the prize for another prize of equal value.
  3. By entering the competition, the entrant agrees to the terms of the Settle Stories privacy policy and The Settle Storytelling Competition terms and conditions.
  4. By entering the competition the winner(s) consent to any publicity generated as a result of the promotion, and use at any time on the Settle Stories website.
  5. Settle Stories will not accept responsibility for any entries not received through technical fault, incomplete, illegible or other damaged entries. Proof of entry is not automatically proof of receipt.
  6. Settle Stories' decision in all matters relating to the competition is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  7. These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.
  8. All prizes are non transferable. Arrangement for the fulfilment of prizes will be made by our 3rd party sponsors. We/they reserve the right in our sole discretion to substitute any and all prizes with prizes of a comparable value. Settle Stories is not held liable in any way for the prizes given by our sponsors.
  9. Settle Stories makes no warranty, express or implied, as to the merchantability or fitness for purpose of any prize offered as a result of any Settle Stories competition or promotion.