Richmond Dog Festival Storytelling Event

At this year’s Dog Festival, we are hosting a storytelling event!

Please read the prompt below and enter your story for a chance to tell it at the festival.

Richmond Dog Festival Storytelling Prompt

“Everyone thinks they have the best dog. And none of them are wrong.” – W.R. Purche

The Richmond Dog Festival is seeking stories of why you love your dog and why your dog loves you. Moments of hilarity, of companionship, of triumph, of loss; we owe it to our pups to share stories of how they’ve made our lives better.

Rules of the telling:

  1. All stories must be true, they must be your own, and they must be memorized.
  2. You will have five minutes to tell your story. After five minutes, the emcee will ring a bell signifying the end of your time on stage.

To be considered as a teller at the Richmond Dog Festival, please submit a brief story synopsis and a bit about yourself along with a photo of the dog in your story, in the form below.

Ten stories will be chosen for a live telling at the Richmond Dog Festival on Saturday, September 21st at Chimborazo Park. All submissions are due by Wednesday, September 4th and chosen storytellers will be notified by September 9th.

A number of submitted stories and photos will be featured on the Richmond Dog Festival’s social media accounts leading up to the festival. These posts will build awareness for the live telling while creating more opportunities to share stories amongst the dog loving community.

Please note: By submitting a story and photo of your dog, you give the Enrichmond Foundation permission to post your story and photo on the Richmond Dog Festival’s social media account for purposes of event advertisement.

If you have questions, please reach out to [email protected].

Dog Festival Storytelling Submission

Please use this form to submit a story for the Richmond Dog Festival on Saturday, September 21. All submissions are due by Wednesday, September 4th.
  • Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, png, gif.