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2022 Susquehanna Folk Festival Liars Contest

STORYTELLERS, APPLY NOW! DEADLINE JULY 15

About This Event:

Love telling tall tales and shaggy frog stories? Enter the Susquehanna Folk Festival's 2022 Liars Contest! Anyone who can tell a short, funny, family-friendly story is invited to apply. Applications are now open!

Decorative image of a frog with lifted wings, sitting on sand against a pale blue sky
Decorative image of a frog with lifted wings, sitting on sand against a pale blue sky
Our 2022 emcee, Sheila Arnold, gestures joyfully as she tells a story. She is a Black woman with a short black afro, medium-brown skin and ample proportions. She has her arms spread wide and hands raised, her head back, eyes closed, and a wide smile as if she\'s telling about something glorious. She\'s wearing a loose tunic printed with large tropical hibiscus flowers and seashells on an abstract blue and green batik background. She\'s also wearing large round silver earrings and bright lipstick.
Our 2022 emcee is master storyteller Sheila Arnold.
"Ms Sheila" is a historic character interpreter, teaching artist and "Professional Imaginator" with a passion, vision and ministry of healing hearts, unifying communities and reminding people to share their stories.

Love telling tall tales and shaggy frog stories? Enter the Susquehanna Folk Festival's 2022 Liars Contest! Anyone who can tell a short, funny, family-friendly story is invited to apply. Applications are now open!

The contest application is your opportunity to introduce yourself. We'd like to see video(s) of your work along with any online presence you choose to share: website, social media, etc. Our judges will select up to ten finalists to participate in the contest.

Each finalist will have 7 minutes to tell a short, funny, family-friendly story. Stories with a creative frog theme get a scoring bonus! Judges will rate performances on story development, originality and telling skill.

The top three liars will receive cash prizes: $100 for first place, $50 for second and $25 for third. Prizes are thanks to a generous donation.

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Contest Guidelines:

  • Stories must be humorous, family friendly, and new to the festival
  • Stories should be no more than 7 minutes long
  • Bonus points for including a frog theme in your story
  • Anyone* who can tell a good story may enter!
  • There is no application fee.
  • Applicants must submit a video sample of their work.

Guidelines may be adjusted as plans for this year's contest come together.

A Folk Festival Event!

Included with admission to our 2022 Susquehanna Folk Festival August 12-14 at the York Expo Center.

Sunday, August 14
afternoon
Details to be announced

The flying frog image is adapted from a WikiMedia image (Marsh frog Pelophylax ridibundus). Both the original image and this remix are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.