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PARK RAPIDS: The Great American Story contest

  • Calvary Lutheran Church 112 Park Avenue South Park Rapids, MN, 56470 United States (map)

Last spring, Park Rapids Lakes Area Arts Council (PRLAAC) issued a call to Minnesota storytellers to submit a 10-minute recorded story for competition. Storytellers responded, judges selected the top four, and those finalists will travel to Park Rapids to determine who wears the Great American Storyteller crown. And who walks away with $1,000.

The finalists will be announced in mid-August. The four will tell their winning stories and the audience will vote for the top two. Those two will be given a prompt and tell an impromptu 10-minute story. The audience votes again, and the winner gets the crown. And the prize money.

Tickets will be available at the door.

For more information and updated information when the contestant are chosen, please visit