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Become a SLO CAL Storyteller

Are you a passionate SLO CAL (San Luis Obispo County) resident? Do you frequently find yourself bragging about your home?  Do you enjoy sharing your experiences with others? Or maybe you're an aspiring influencer? Photographer? Videographer? Writer?

Whatever your creative passion, we want you to share it with us, for us, to help tell the stories of our incredible region! We've got only 6 spots and are seeking dynamic, fun, curious and creative individuals to get out and explore our county, and then share the story of your adventures with us and our followers. 

Are you #SoSLOCAL? Prove it! Read on to see how you can enter to rep your region...

What is a Storyteller?

At the core, it's just that - someone who wants to share their SLO CAL stories in a creative way to inspire them to visit. A local mom who knows just how to plan the perfect date night or spend a day exploring with the kids. An outdoor enthusiast who's bagging peaks in the morning and surfing by sunset. A self-proclaimed foodie who loves to check out the hot spots in SLO CAL. Or, the history buff who also knows a thing or two about craft spirits. Your story can help others see why life in SLO CAL is 'too beautiful to rush'.

What would I do? 

As a Storyteller, you'd go on an adventure - once a month - to experience an activity and get a bite somewhere in SLO County. (Don't worry - we will pay and even help you book it!) 

You'd then use that experience to create your story in the form of a photo gallery, a video and/or a blog post to be shared here on and through SLO CAL social media channels, as well as your own.

Your adventures could adhere to your interests, or push your boundaries and by trying new things. From events and culture to outdoor recreation on land or sea; family fun to foodie finds. Horseback riding through vineyards; kayaking the Dinosaur Caves; cooking with a local chef - the possibilities abound!

Can I be a Storyteller?

You are eligible to enter the contest if you: 

  • Have a passion for life in SLO CAL
  • Live in San Luis Obispo County (and likely will through the next year)
  • Are 18 years of age or older
  • Have skills, talent or passion for photography, videography or writing

I'm ready! How do I enter?

It's easy - just tell us your story! Put together a story through a series of photos, a video or a written story (blog post) about something or multiple things you love to see, do, smell or taste in SLO CAL. Once you have your story, complete the entry form below with your information and content submission according to the following guidelines:

  • A gallery of 5 photos that demonstrate your photography skills 
  • 30- to 90-second video that shows why you are #SoSLOCAL
  • A 500- to 700-word blog post with creative and local material that displays your writing efficacy

If you think you fit into more than one of these categories, you can submit material for multiple or all three #SoSLOCAL Contest categories!

Anything else? 

Please make your entry about something in San Luis Obispo County. Tell us why you are #SoSLOCAL. In addition to representing SLO CAL, you'd also be 'repping your region' of the county, so show us what makes it special to you and why. If you get stuck, it helps to think from a visitor's perspective. What would someone want to see and do if they were only in SLO CAL for two days?

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