The Park Rapids Lakes Area Arts Council is sponsoring the fourth annual Great American Story contest for oral storytellers.
Stories are now being invited from Minnesota storytellers. Judges will narrow the selections to four finalists who will perform the best-told stories at an event Saturday, September 28, at Calvary Lutheran Church in Park Rapids. The audience will vote to select the top two storytellers among the four finalists. The two semi-finalists will be given a prompt and tell a 10-minute extemporaneous story. The audience will then select the winner.
First place storyteller will receive an award of $1,000. Second place will receive $500, and each of the other two finalists will receive $250. Lodging arrangements will be made if needed.
For entry information and rules for The Great American Story, please go to www.theagreatamericanstory.org. Finalists will be notified by August 19.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota, through a grant from the Region 2 Arts Council , thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.