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How to participate in future rounds

We are always looking for new tellers and new languages.
Do you have a favourite story which fits one of our themes?

Check our calendar for dates and themes.

 

Submission procedure

  1. Download our video guidelines and our Letter of Engagement.  For further recording support, check this video on Richard’s extensive page.
  2. Record and edit in either 4k or HD (1920×1080) format. BUT SAVE AND SEND TO US IN HD FORMAT – otherwise the file is too large. Read about formats.
  3. Use WeTransfer to send a sample video (30 sec.) of your story for the round to our mail address.
  4. BALACLAVA
    Before you send, check using John Rogers’ helpful mnemonic:
    • BA = Background
    • L = Lighting
    • A = (separate) Audio
    • CLA = Clap
    • V = Video settings (eg HD, autofocus, tracking etc.)
    • A = ALL rechecked before sending!
  5. Mail:
      • the completed and signed Letter of Engagement
      • a short “teaser” text about your story (max. 50 words – here is an example)
      • a short bio (for an example, scroll down this linked page to Meet the storyteller)
      • a head-and-shoulders photo (600 px)

Please respect the deadlines for each round.

If your performance has been selected, we will contact you in time for you to record the whole story.

And of course, share Storyflix, and feel free to invite your fellow storytellers.

Spam warning

Everyone uses different mailing systems and spam prevention tools that can result in our e-mails being sent to your Spam folder. We do our best to prevent this happening but sometimes there is nothing we can do.

If you submit a story to us, we do our best to reply promptly. To ensure that you don’t miss our mails, please:

  • whitelist any e-mails coming from @storycollect.org
  • make sure that you check Spam folder regularly just in case our email has gone astray.

If you haven’t heard back within 3 days, please contact us to make sure that we have received your e-mail.

 


Contact us

To find out more, send us a message with “Submission query” in the subject box.

Video submissions should be sent via WeTransfer.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Calendar 2021

Round 3: The Emperor’s New Clothes – in at least 7 languages

  • Do you tell a version of this story?
    (Here’s a telling of the original Arabian folk tale.)
  • Want to tell it in your native language?
  • Deadline to submit 30-sec. sample video:
    20th April
  • Deadline to submit complete video:
    10th May
  • Release date: 18th May

Round 4: (Myths: tales of beginnings, of goddesses and gods, of fairies and the fantastic)

  • Deadline to submit 30-sec. sample video:
    20th May
  • Deadline to submit complete video:
    10th June
  • Release date: 15th June

Round 5: (possibly stories about science/understanding the world)

  • Deadline to submit 30-sec. sample video:
    1st July
  • Deadline to submit complete video:
    20th July
  • Release date: 3rd August

Round 6: (Hallowe’en)

  • Story: any story in any European language fitting the theme – your suggestions welcome
  • Deadline to submit 30-sec. sample video:
    10th Oct.
  • Deadline to submit complete video:
    25th Oct.
  • Release date: Hallowe’en, 31st Oct.

Round 7: (Christmas)

  • Story: any story in any European language fitting the theme – your suggestions welcome
  • Deadline to submit 30-sec. sample video:
    1st Dec.
  • Deadline to submit complete video:
    15th Dec.
  • Release date: Christmas Eve, 24th Dec.