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Are you passionate about storytelling?

Do you know interesting urban stories, legends, gossips or funny stories about your own town/city?

Do you want to promote your own town/city amongst other European citizens?

Join our Contest!

Try once to put yourself in the shoes of a tour guide of your own town, and to retell its story from your perspective.

Rules are simple and clear, the only thing that matters is that the stories should be in accordance to the topic and for the best story tellers, prizes will be provided!

We are really looking forward to hearing your amazing city stories dear storytellers!

The contest lasts for 3 months.

The best and relevant stories will be shortlisted and available for voting on the Tell me a Story website. The winning stories will be selected by a competent jury. Additionally, stories with the most “likes” will be awarded.

At the end of each month prizes will be awarded for the best stories.


We are awarding 3 first place prizes - Travel and accommodation to one of the Tell Me A Story events in different European cities.

  1. 1stround

    Opening date for submissions: 
    1st February 2014

    Closing date:
    28th February 2014

    First Prize: 2 day trip to Rotterdam, The Netherlands

  2. 2ndround

    Opening date for submissions: 
    1st March 2014

    Closing date:
    31st March 2014

    First Prize: 2 day trip to Toro, Spain

  3. 3rdround

    Opening date for submissions:
    1st April 2014

    Closing date:
    30th April 2014

    First Prize: 2 day trip to Vienna and Pulkau, Austria

The authors of all the stories published on the website will be awarded the Tell Me A Story book!


The competition is open to everyone, regardless of nationality or country of residence.

To participate in this competition, entrants must write a short story on their towns/places in English and in no more than 400 words. It is recommended to send photos visualizing the story – up to 5 photos for a story, max 2 MB each.

Stories and photos must be your own work.

You can submit as many entries as you like. However, please only submit your best stories.

Entries submitted on behalf of somebody else are not allowed and are disqualified.

Entries should be submitted to email address and include the entrant’s full address and telephone number. We will not enter into any correspondence about entries or results. We cannot provide any feedback on individual entries. The winners will be contacted by us.

By submitting an entry you agree to accept these rules in full.  

How to enter the contest

Simply email your entry, of no more than 400 words, to