Story Telling Contest

The “Melee” foam fighting group, with 30 years of tradition in Tulsa, is hosting a story telling contest at 7:30pm on Saturday October 2nd at Hunter Park Pavillion on 91st between Yale and Sheridan in Tulsa. The event is free and open to the public.

Participants must register in person before 7:00pm at the Hunter Park pavilion. Registration opens at noon. The contest is limited to 25 participants on a first come first serve basis. There is no fee to participate.

First prize is $100.00 in cash. All storytellers will receive a certificate of participation.

Stories are limited to 3 minutes. There will be a 15 second warning before time is up.

The event will be live streamed and recorded.

Contest rules:

  • The language and content must be PG-13, suitable for teenagers and up.
  • The story content must contain medieval or fighting story content that would appeal to recreational foam fighting hobbyists.
  • No props are allowed.
  • No assistance from the audience or others is allowed. The story must be a monologue.
  • The storyteller will stand on an elevated platform for the duration of the story.
  • The storyteller will speak into a microphone.
  • The story can be original or borrowed from another source. Tall tales, humorous exploits or bawdy adventures are sure to be well received.
  • No notes or queue cards are allowed.
  • Time starts after your introduction is complete. Example introduction:  “Next is Dustin Jones from Tulsa with his story: ‘Fiasco in the Fjords’.”

Content Judging

The judging will be based on 3 standards: story quality; performance quality; and audience response. A panel of judges will rate each participants with a score from 1 to 7 in each category.