• Student Storytelling Slam

    Every student has a story and we want to hear them!


    On Friday, 26 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?

    1. Students write and prepare their stories – guidelines will be available through the websitewww.hongkongstories.com

    2. Send an audio recording (MP3, AIFF) of their story by 4 October 2019 to storieshongkong@gmail.com

    3. Our expert panel will listen to every story and provide feedback via email. Selected finalists will be notified by 11 October 2019.

    4. Finalists will tell their stories live on 26 October 2019 at the Recital Hall on the 8th floor of City Hall, from 4:45 - 6:45 pm. City Hall is at 5 Edinburgh Place in Central.

    Further information and details will be sent in August.


    Teaching aids and story development ideas will be available through the website www.hongkongstories.com in August 2019. If you would like to receive an info pack for your school, email us with your contact details at storieshongkong@gmail.com. Please email with any queries or questions you may have!


    For examples of student story slam entries from a group in the USA, follow the links below:


    · https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLNTSjlZ0z8&feature=youtu.be

    · https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gs2jN7e5gYw


    We can’t wait to hear your students’ stories!


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