Hear Our Words: A Storytelling Competition

The 2019 Hear Our Words storytelling competition is now open and will close on Friday, January 25th, 2019.

Storytelling of all kinds is encouraged. Your submission can be in the form of a short story, a poem, a (screen)play, a legend, a song, an art piece (painting, beading, carving, etc.), or an audio/video recording (e.g., drumming with or without singing, spoken word, storytelling). Story submissions must be related to theme Justice for All.

Too often the media is filled with stories of injustice: Colten Boushie, Tina Fontaine, the #metoo movement, Indigenous rights violations, missing and murdered Indigenous women, along with racism, hate, and violence. Increasingly, youth around the world are taking a stand on issues that are important to them. Let’s turn up the volume on the youth voice. We want to hear your ideas about Justice for All!

•What does justice mean to you?

•How can you contribute to a more just world?

•What message about justice do you want to share with the world?

Your submission must be your own original work and not previously published. Please keep your written entry below 2,500 words. Your entry must include a Storyteller Submission Form. Submissions can be made by email or mail. Storytellers are limited to one entry for the competition.

What you can win:
Cash Prize Certificate of Achievement Swag Bag
Winning storytellers will be acknowledged during the upcoming ‘Ut’loo Noye Khunni ~ Weaving Words Celebration scheduled for February 28 – March 2, 2019 including being featured in the Festival chapbook with your winning story (where possible).

Some winning storytellers may have the opportunity to share their story during the Festival and may be featured on the Festival’s website or other public forums, including (but not limited to) social media, press releases, print posters, physical exhibitions, or other publications.

For more information about the competition or the Festival, please write to how@weavingwords.org or info@weavingwords.org.

All submissions become the property of the Weaving Words Celebration organizing committee.
Winners are selected by a jury of volunteers from the Prince George community.