Come Join us next year!

This entry form is for National Youth Storytelling held September 3-7, 2024 in Utah County, Utah.

Youth Tellers will be given the opportunity to perform at a Showcase and at Timpanogos Storytelling Festival at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, Utah.

NYS Tellers will also be recorded at The Apple Seed podcast. Please apply to tell only if you are able to perform and attend during all of those dates. Selected storytellers will receive a complimentary pass to the Festival, but will be responsible for their own travel and lodging expenses.

Youth 8-18 years old (or grade 2-12), from anywhere in the world, are invited to submit an application. Entries are due Friday, March 29, 2024. As in previous years, all youth will submit an electronic audition video of their story.

Submission Details:
1. Record your story and attach a story link (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. Length of performance should be 3-8 minutes.

3. Video Recording: Electronic video link is required (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.).

4. All youth storyteller videos will be reviewed by a national panel of judges. Selected storytellers will be notified by the first Friday in May and will perform at the 2024 National Youth Storytelling Events.

5. For additional information, please send an email to

Thank you for your interest in storytelling. We wish you our best on your audition!