To celebrate National Storytelling week, ARU is again holding a storytelling competition for young people between the ages of 16-18 celebrating storytelling in all its forms.
Ever noticed how a single photograph can capture a story of more than 1000 words? Or how a spoken piece can make your hair stand on end?
We encourage submissions across all media - short story, poetry, music, spoken word, film, photography, graphic novels or illustration, animation and more. Keep it simple, keep it short, make it powerful. We want something that takes no more than 3 minutes to read, watch, or listen to.
Most of all tell us something. It may be about you, your concerns for today or for tomorrow. It could be a story about something else, a person, place or time. It might just be a story that needs telling.
Stuck for inspiration? Take a look at last year's winners.
Prize: £100 for the winner, 2 x £50 for 2 runners-up
Enter the competition by submitting your entry digitally via email to [email protected] by 12.00pm on 17 April 2021.
Written entries can be sent on a compressed PDF. For any larger files, please use an email transfer service such as WeTransfer - but please send us the link as well, in case their email does not reach us. You can also host your entry online on a personal website or a third party site or platform, such as YouTube or Instagram, and just send us the link to it.
Please also make sure to include your full name, address, date of birth, email address and telephone number.