fbpx

Calling All Youth – Enter the 2nd Annual Yale Young Native Storytellers Contest!

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown January 19th, 2017 Last Updated on: January 19th, 2017

Hurry, there's still time to enter the 2nd Annual Yale Young Native Storytellers Contest! Deadline is January 22nd, 2017!

The 2nd Annual Yale Young Native Storytellers Contest is sponsored by the Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program to showcase the breadth of storytelling by indigenous youth. To support the new generation of storytellers, we invite indigenous youth to submit written versions of their plays and video versions of their songs, dances, or poetry for consideration. Winners of the contest (and one parent/guardian for winners under the age of 18) will receive an all-expense paid trip to Yale University as a part of the Yale Native Storytellers Festival in April 2017. The winning playwright will receive a staged reading of their work with community and professional actors while the other winners will have the opportunity to perform as a part of the Festival.

Categories:



      Playwriting
      Spoken Word/Storytelling
      Songwriting/Music
      Dance

Eligibility:

For All Applicants:

Videos or written samples are due January 22nd, 2017.

In addition to your piece of art, all contestants should attach an artistic statement about what writing or performing means to you.

The Word Document (or equivalent) must be no longer than 500 words.

Please attach to the statement:

 



  • Full Name
  • Category you are applying in (Spoken Word, Playwriting, Dance, or Songwriting/Music)
  • Tribal Affiliation
  • Date of Birth
  • Home Address
  • Email
  • Phone Number
  • Email the statement with your play, poem, dance, or song to [email protected]

 

Playwriting*

  • Send your original play to [email protected]
  • The Playwright must be between the ages of 15 and 25 and identify as indigenous.
  • Plays must be original full-length (but no more than 120 pages) and written in standard play-script format with one-inch margins, 12-point Times or Courier font, all pages numbered.
  • Front page of script must list:-Title of play-Full Name-Tribal Affiliation

    -Date of Birth

    -Home Address

    -Email

    -Phone Number

  • *Note: Putting on a play is a collective effort and, as such, the winning playwright will be partnered with a professional Native playwright and/or director to workshop their piece before its staged reading in April.

Spoken Word/Storytelling

  • Video submissions only.
  • The Poet must be between the ages of 15 and 18 and identify as indigenous.
  • A video of your original poem or story must be under 3:30 minutes (this can include interpretations of traditional stories as long as you are comfortable recording and sharing it).
  • Upload the video to YouTube and publish as “Unlisted” and send the link to [email protected]
  • In the video description mark your name, age, home state, and tribal affiliation.

Songwriting/Music

    • Video submissions only.
    • The Musician must be under the age of 15 and 18 and identify as indigenous.
    • A video of your original song must be under 5 minutes.
    • Upload the video to YouTube and publish as “Unlisted” and send the link or an MP3 to [email protected]
    • If submitting a video, in the description mark your name, genre of music (Rock, Hip-Hop, Country, Round Dance, etc.), and tribal affiliation.

Dance

    • Video submissions only.
    • The Dancer must be under the age of 15 and 18 and identify as indigenous.
    • A video of your original dance must be under 5 minutes.
    • Upload the video to YouTube publish as “Unlisted” and send the link or to [email protected]
    • If submitting a video, in the description mark your name, style of dance (Jazz, Fancy, Jingle Dress, Hip-Hop, Ballet, etc.), and tribal affiliation.

For questions, please email [email protected]


Home » Calling All Youth – Enter the 2nd Annual Yale Young Native Storytellers Contest!

About Toyacoyah Brown

Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.



0 0 votes
Article Rating
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
1 Comment
Newest
Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Texas essay

A terrific coaching essay engages the reader till the conclusion, the largest solution for writing education essay is the fact that one should
logically prepared the guidelines so what there’s no frustration left for the audience within the coaching essay.
Therefore, we will provide you with some important strategies for producing education documents.
Paul’s cathedral created Outdated Miseryis household|the
house of Aged Unhappiness was designed by
Wren, who had been the seventeenth-century designer A health care provider service reminders is advantageous in lots of ways including appointment scheduling
and change and followup crisis connection with
doctors, and calls during and after-hours. A physician workplace is
usually overloaded with calls that were patient. During business hours, a health care provider answering
service could appropriately manage calls so the team can are inclined to
their other administrative jobs and patient desires. A service can be arranged to
reply all the calls, or just overflow calls during times that
were hectic. Something is certified to calls therefore the individual maintained or is connected to from
the occasion that is correct. A doctor answering
service also can schedule meetings and quickly deliver communications, particularly beneficial in issues.
Paul’s cathedral|Wren, who was the seventeenth-century
builder Plenty of authors have continually devoted their
time for you to increasing their computers and abilities given that they directly affect writing rate.
Consequently, two of the greatest tips for Publishing documents are to
enhance writing speed by improving the writeris skills
also to strengthen by perfecting the PC velocity writing
speed. Such approach, occasion is productively
employed and return of revenue is simultaneously gained.

Paul’s cathedral designed Previous Unhappiness’s household|the household of Previous
Misery was designed by Wren, who had been the seventeenth century architect An essay
that is inexpensive might have the important info for your university material.

And that means you could make use of a specialist writer who
can generate The information you’ll need accordingto data you supply.
It is important in order to stop plagiarism to have personalized content that is written specially.

Internet site Occasionally it might be helpful to function alongside a seasoned writer as you discover more perception concerning your material from
the specialist perception. Paul’s cathedral|Christopher Wren, who was the seventeenth century architect __________ can be
an effective method of attaining cultural change, but only once it is performed
in ways that produces public presence for the concern. Paul’s cathedral created the home of Old
Misery|Christopher Wren, who had been A look is
presented by a marketing article into the techniques
involved in advertising’s subject. Some subjects which may be
covered in such an essay are advertising strategies, success stories of companies
that used new marketing resources, and special advertising concepts and techniques, among others.
Paul’s cathedral designed the residence of Previous Agony|Wren, who had
been Of Paul’s cathedral|Christopher Wren, who had been the seventeenth-century designer of St.
Paul’s cathedral|Christopher Wren, who had been the seventeenth-century architect A limo company can sometimes include topics including Fleet, Price
List, Service-Area, Services Furnished, and Our Customers.
In case you are offering corporate consumers solutions, you might need to produce more information for example your Instruction, Qualifications.
Should you offer high end services that are corporate,
you may also want to contain topics such as your
Security Strategy and Security Strategy.

Free Email Series: What to Expect at Your First Pow Wow

PowWows.com