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YSOY - Prizes in 2013


bullet Young Storyteller of the Year 2013

bullet Highly Commended

bullet Young Storyteller of the Year 2013 (18 and Under)

bullet Best Young Group 18 and Under

bullet The Alexander Award for Best Newcomer 18 - 25

bullet The James Award for Best Newcomer Under 18


bullet Two prizes for the winners of the titles Young Storyteller of the Year and Highly Commended of a performance spot  at Whitby Folk Week 18-24 August

bullet Two performance opportunities at the Birmingham Young Readers Festival (28 October - 2 November)

bullet One prize for the winner of the title Young Storyteller of the Year of a performance spot at the Society for Storytelling Annual Gathering in London, travel expenses included (13 April)

bullet One prize of a performance spot at Birmingham Storytelling Cafe (date to be agreed)

bullet One year's free Public Liability Insurance for the overall winner (Thanks to Musicians Insurance Services)

bullet £50 cash prize for Young Storyteller of the Year 2013 (18 & Under)  (Thanks to the Centre for Narrative Leadership

bullet £50 cash prize for Best Young Group 18 & Under  (Thanks to Dream the Future)

bullet One year's free membership of the Society for Storytelling for all title winners

bullet   The Welsh Prize for the best storyteller (18 or over) of Welsh descent or living in Wales or telling a Welsh story: a free place on a weekend storytelling course led by Hugh Lupton and Daniel Morden in North Wales, 26-28 April.  (Thanks to a kind donation by Ty Newydd Writers' Centre and with travel money donated by storytellers and friends of storytelling in Wales)

bullet The James Award for best newcomer under 18: £25 cash (Thanks to a kind donation by an anonymous storyteller)

bullet The Alexander Award for best newcomer under 25: £25 cash (Thanks to a kind donation by an anonymous storyteller)

bullet The Traditional Arts Team Prize: £50 cash awarded by Graham Langley & Pam Bishop to the teller(s) they consider has the most potential

bullet The People's Prize: £50 cash awarded by audience vote (Thanks to a kind donation by an anonymous storyteller)

bullet A Positive Future Award: £10 cash awarded by Marion McCartney to the teller of the most inspiring story 

bullet Two free tickets to any Storytelling Show of your choice produced by Adverse Camber

bullet Books and other prizes for other Under 18 entries, donated by story clubs and storytellers - see sponsors for details