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Story submissions are now open for our 2020 festival from resident or ex-pat Tasmanian Storytellers.

You can submit content to our platform in two ways: Free Submissions and Paid Submissions.

Paid Submissions are eligible for our Stories In September Perpetual Trophy, Best of Category and The Roaring Forties Award PLUS one of 5 x $1000 cash prizes. All awards and prizes are awarded by public vote. Category winners will be presented with their prizes in September, 2020. Paid Submissions cost $10 + gst + booking fee.

That’s right, we have five, $1000 cash prizes to award to the best story in each category. You can enter once or multiple times.

Free Submissions will be published live on our platform, creating an online public broadcast space for storytellers’ past work.

By the way, all of the content submitted to our platform is Free to View by the public, just click on Stories in our navigation menu above.

Our five categories are Visual, Sound, Text, Lock Down and Acceptance. The last two categories ask storytellers to create New Work based on the category name, Lock Down or Acceptance. One of the best ways to cope in times of change is to be creative and express your feelings. Some of the best creative works happen when restrictions are forced upon us, and we encourage all Tasmanian Storytellers, young and old, emerging and experienced to get busy creating.

Click on the Submit your Story link below for the full details on Free and Paid Submissions, including category details.

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Recent Stories in the running to win $5000 in cash prizes, vote for your favourite today!

All of the content on our platform is open to the public and Free to View.

Working Memory

The covid pandemic forced me to move back to my home state of Tasmania - a place I had not lived since my childhood. As well as the broad reflective nature that the pandemic has forced upon the world, it has sharpened my focus on my own mortality. This has enabled an inner reckoning of my childhood and this photographic series was created as a reflection on memory, yearning and acceptance.

Extinction Studies Lucienne Rickard

Extinction Studies is a twelve-month durational performance in which Tasmanian artist Lucienne Rickard will undergo a daily reckoning: drawing, then erasing, a recently extinct species. Beginning each day during museum opening hours, Lucienne will draw and erase on the same paper, eventually worn thin by the marks and indents of loss. Each extinct species is sourced from the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species, the authoritative list of extinct and threatened species used by scientists globally. Extinction Studies merges art and science, a ‘study’ being both a technical art term – for a drawing or sketch done in preparation – and more generally understood as the practice of devoting time and attention to understanding a topic, which, in this case, is the process of species extinction and concerns for the future of biodiversity in the natural world. Commissioned by Detached Cultural Organisation

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Recent Stories Added to our ‘Free Submission’ category

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Not Just Any Bush

Randal Morrison is a third generation Huon Piner. He lives in Strahan, Tasmania. Randal reminisces about his times as a young boy going out with his father to the banks of the Gordon River to collect Huon Pine logs.

David Pyefinch Storyteller Profile

David loves making films about food. He's really interested in how people do what they do, and make what they make. He started Madfinch to help people tell their stories. Along the way he has made some pretty special video for a whole range of clients - from nurses doing extraordinary work to gentle farmers who make the most amazing cheeses on the planet. He especially loves working with chefs, growers, producers and makers of all kinds. They create beautiful work and he turns that into beautiful video that makes customers hungry and wanting more. David is a film and television professional, he has made award-winning short comedy films and he helps people make their own media through workshops and mentoring.

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2018 Finalists

Scroll down to check out our finalists from our 2018 festival, including the category and overall winners. All of the content on our platform is open to the public and Free to View.

September 2018

A Welshman in Israel

As a 25-year-old Bob Frost found himself in Israel setting up the first Hertz car rental operation in that part of the world. It was the late 1960s and just as he was setting up the business trouble struck, and there he was in the middle of the Six-Day War. Bob tells his story from his Franklin home in southern Tasmania.

namanu rruni | Albatross Island

Albatross island is a magical place. 18 hectares of conglomerate rock off the northwestern tip of Tasmania is the home to 5200 breeding pairs of Shy Albatross. Harvested near to extinction in the 1800's, the population gradually recovered to half the estimated historical population size. Yet in recent years the population has again started to decline. A long-term monitoring program is overseen by marine biologist Dr Rachael Aldermen, who has been visiting the island for a decade. While there, Rachael and her small team must live in a giant cave that partially protects them from the elements. Life on the island is typically cold, often wet and always windy. This beautiful film documents the journey to a remote and beautiful corner of Tasmania, into the lives of the endemic Shy Albatross and the scientists that are working to ensure their survival.

My Story – Deb Cowan

As an Aboriginal woman who has been denied recognition for most of her life, I feel I have started my healing journey. I can now stand up in that same sense of pride as I see in my Elders and remind myself ‘I am an Aboriginal woman, I am this Country and this Country is me’ – no one can ever take this from me - it is embedded in my soul and my psyche for ever.

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Stories in September is a festival that celebrates resident and ex-pat Tasmanian Storytellers across three main mediums, Visual, Sound and Text.

If you are a Tasmanian Storyteller with a story to share then you have come to the right place. Submissions are now open for our 2020 awards and prizes. 

This year our categories are Visual Stories (Screen and Image Based), Sound Stories, Text Stories, Lock Down Stories and Acceptance Stories.

Stories in September is a collaboration between Tasmanian photographer and author Andrew Wilson and founder of The Wayfinder Storytelling Studio, Helene Thomas.

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