1. The contest is open to West Virginia residents only.
2. The “lies” should be short stories (humorous, dramatic, supernatural, etc.) with a maximum length of 3-5 minutes.
3. Registration begins at noon on Sunday. All contestants must register.
The contest will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday afternoon with three winners (1st, 2nd and 3rd places) to be chosen from all competitors.
4. Ribbons will be awarded following the contest. Winners will receive award in check form thirty working days following the contest.
5. Judging will be done by a panel of three storytelling experts who will score each contestant in the following categories:
The three judges will score each of the four categories on a scale of 1 to 5 with a maximum of 20 points per competitor. Final scores will not be given to contestants.
6. The judges will confer at the end of the contest to decide the winners.
7. The decision of the judges will be final.
8. All tales will be recorded and deposited in the West Virginia State Archives. Stories may be published in GOLDENSEAL or other publications.
9. All winners are required to submit their social security number in order to collect their prize money. Parents' social security numbers are prohibited for youth winners.
10. First place winner from the previous year will not be eligible to compete in the competition the following year. This does not include the youth category winner.
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