August 01, 2013

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Best Storytellas in Town Contest - Back to School

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Drawing on the theme “Back to School,” we want to recognize storytellers who can complete the opening caption: ‘We were at school, standing outside in the rain waiting for the school bus to take us on a field trip when suddenly...’

The story can be funny, adventurous, scary, or anything the storyteller envisions so long as it includes the above quoted caption at the beginning of the story, and so long as we love it.

Contest begins August 1, 2013, and we invite kids, tweens and teens to participate.
All entries must be postmarked by August 31, 2013.

Tips: We judge creativity, uniqueness, and the ability to inspire readers, in addition to meeting the contest guidelines.


1st Place:

  • Story published in OSAAT Entertainment’s collection of short stories
  • 16GB iPod nano with Multi-Touch
  • Beautiful, custom-designed Crystal Award

2nd Place:

  • Story published in OSAAT Entertainment’s collection of short stories
  • Handmade leather journal

3rd Place:

  • Story published in OSAAT Entertainment’s collection of short stories
  • $25 American Express Gift Card

First 10 submissions will receive an OSAAT Entertainment tote bag!


  • Submissions must be original; never published before, in print or digital format.
  • Stories MUST be at least 500 words, but no more than 1000 words, and written in English.
  • Print the story on 8 ½ x 11 paper using 12pt Times New Roman or Cambria font, single-spaced.
  • In the header section, please include your name, title of the story and date.
  • In the footer section, please include page numbers.
  • This contest is limited to one entry per person. In the case of multiple submissions, only the first submission will be acknowledged.
  • If you are under 18 years of age, please have your parent or legal guardian fill out and sign the consent section on the entry form.
    Contest is open to U.S. residents in the 50 U.S. States and Puerto Rico. No purchase is necessary to enter.

To officially enter the contest, mail your completed entry form and story to:

OSAAT Entertainment
c/o Best Storytellas in Town Contest
P.O. Box 1057
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-7057

Once your submission has been received and meets the guidelines, you will receive an email confirmation according to the contact information provided on your entry form. No submissions will be returned. Entrants can withdraw from the contest at any time by emailing

Winners grant OSAAT Entertainment the right to publish their work, in any format (print and/or digital) without any compensation to the author, other than the prizes won in the contest. In addition, winners agree to one online or phone interview. Winners also agree to give OSAAT Entertainment the right to use their interview(s) and any photos taken for promotional materials in relation to the Best Storytellas in Town Contest.

Winners will be notified on September 20, 2013 by email and announced on OSAAT Entertainment’s website and social media channels.

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