ROAR STORY SLAM IS BACK!
The ROAR Story Slam is a live storytelling competition held in New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago where 6 finalists, who have been specially selected from our submission pool, will perform on stage presenting their unique, creative, and authentic Korean American story for a chance to win a cash prize of up to $1,000. Each finalist will have no more than six minutes to tell their stories, without the use of scripts nor props. A panel of distinguished judges will watch and score each performance, and announce the winners at the end of the event. Our goals are to encourage Korean Americans to recognize the significance and range of our community’s narratives, to document and preserve them and to showcase them for the community and the public beyond.
Entrants must be at least 18 years of age. All entries must be in English. Any Korean or other language used must be translated. There is no entry fee. Finalists must be available to compete in person at the live ROAR Story Slam event location that they registered for. At the ROAR live finals, stories must be told without scripts or props at a standing microphone. All finalists must agree to sign a waiver allowing the use of the live competition video by KoreanAmericanStory.org.
How to enter
Stories must be personal and true as remembered. Submissions must in some way involve being Korean American, but may be about the extraordinary or the ordinary, tragic or funny, heavy or light. Styles may vary and creativity is encouraged, but props are not allowed. To enter, please submit a video of yourself telling your story no longer than 6 minutes.