The first ever first time

Story Slam

Las Vegas - September 2021

Are you ready?!

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First time story slam

In September 2020, the First Time Storytelling website was launched and we began making first time storytellers.

In September 2021, the Top 3 First Time Storytellers for each category will take center stage in Las Vegas to share their first time stories and compete for the Best First Time Storyteller title.

Story Submission will open on 1 February, 2021
Top 5 Storytellers for each category will win prizes with the Top 3 Storytellers receiving an ALL EXPENSE PAID 3 days/2 nights trip to Las Vegas to compete for the title.

First Time Story Categories:

Storytellers will compete in a total of 7 categories.
All stories MUST BE First Time Stories.

Long form first time story. Up to 20 minutes long.

First Time Domino Story – A first time that led to a domino of other first times that were key to shaping your life and who you are today. 

Short form first time story.

Five to seven minutes long.


Travel First – Any travel first experiences to include first time location, mishaps, or adventure.

Pet/Animal First – Any first pet or first time event with a pet, or animal related first (first time encountering, hunting, or riding an animal.) 

Work First – Any work related first. First job interview, first time getting promoted, fired, attended a conference, leadership challenge, or other work first. 

Sport First – Any sport related first time, playing, competing, or attending a sporting event. 

Transportation First – First time related to a method of transportation. First car, first time on a boat, train, bike, subway, trolley, plane etc.

Food First – Any experiences with first time eating a type of food or cuisine, or making/cooking a food, food allergies, food poisoning, etc.

Submit Your Story

Submissions Open 1 February, 2021 and stay open until 1 May, 2021

To ensure the highest quality of submissions, there is a submission fee.

You can submit as many stories as you want in each category.










Submission Requirements

Submission Requirements: You will need to record your story and sumit the unlisted link to YouTube or Vimeo video. Please ensure the best video and audio quality possible. Each submission will clearly identify the category and topic of your story. Storytellers are responsible for their submissions. Any submission that does not meet the requirements will be disqualified and submission fee will still be processed.

Use of profanity is discouraged. Any offensive language will result in an immediate disqualification.  The use of FTS Coaches is authorized to help with your story submissions. 

First time story

First Time Story Judging

The submissions will be judged based on the story outline components and structure requirements, entertainment and educational value, delivery, and impact it made in connecting and endearing the storyteller to the audience. All stories will be judged and scored by 3 different members of the First Time Storytelling staff, sponsors, and partners of the competition. 

The Top 5 Storytellers will be selected and the public will vote for the Top 3 Storytellers. Final voting will take place in Las Vegas by a hand selected panel.