Student Storytelling Slam
Every student has a story and we want to hear them!
We will be running our second Student Story SLAM in October 2020. Details will be provided by August 2020. To gain a better idea of what to expect - have a look below at the materials provided from 2019.
We look forward to hearing from you!
On Friday, 25 October 2019, Hong Kong Stories presents Hong Kong’s first city-wide
Student Storytelling Slam.
We offer a chance for students to engage in a different public speaking experience to boost creativity and enhance presentation skills. This event will be held in English but the students will be judged on their story rather than their English proficiency.
A story slam is a competition featuring live storytelling. The stories are true and told by the person they happened to. At the competition, each storyteller is given 5 minutes to tell a story on stage. A mixed panel of expert judges and audience members assess the stories as they are told and the winner is chosen on the night. The winner receives a trophy and all the finalists will have the option of being broadcast on the Hong Kong Stories Podcast, and be heard all over the world.
The theme for this Student Story Slam is The Good, the Bad and the Awkward. The theme is purposefully broad and open to interpretation.
How and when?
2. Send an audio recording (MP3, AIFF) of their story by 11 October 2019 (new extended deadline) to email@example.com
3. Our expert panel will listen to every story and provide feedback via email. Selected finalists will be notified by 18 October 2019.
4. Finalists will tell their stories live on Friday 25 October 2019 at the Recital Hall on the 8th floor of City Hall, from 4:30 - 6:30 pm. City Hall is at 5 Edinburgh Place in Central.
A downloadable version of the competition details and some teaching tips can be accessed here.
If you have any questions, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For examples of stories told on the Hong Kong Stories stage in Hong Kong follow the links below:
For examples of student story slam entries from a group in the USA, follow the links below:
We can’t wait to hear your students’ stories!