One of the great things about CYT is that no matter who you are, young or old, you leave each CYT experience with a new story to share. We think the world should hear those stories, and so, we are now taking submissions for the CYT Blog to publish your own personal “My CYT Story”!

Who should submit a CYT Story? Anyone who has ever had any experience with CYT… EVER! Students, alumni, teachers, directors, patrons, cast, crew, staff members, and any other friend of CYT, these stories are for you to write and the world to read. And the cool thing is, you can submit over and over again! Click HERE to submit your story to be considered for the CYT National blog!

Now on to the contest. Current CYT students (ages 12-18) may opt to have their story (or stories) entered in this year’s My CYT Story Competition and win $25 off of your 2018 EXPO Registration!

It’s the same contest as years past, but with new opportunities! Keep reading for the deets on this year’s contest and how YOU can be part of it.


The My CYT Story Competition celebrates everything that makes CYT great (psst, it’s you!)! Anyone can do youth theatre, but there is something special about CYT. Did CYT change your life or teach you something new about yourself? Do you have a CYT Story to share? We want to hear it! Follow the steps below to submit your stories for the 2017 My CYT Story Competition:

  1. Make sure your are a current CYT student who is at least 12 years old.
  2. Think of your favorite CYT story.
  3. Submit your story right here! You can attach up to 4 images to accompany your story. (You can also click on the Submit a Story link at the top left corner of this blog anytime.)
  4. Click “Yes!” when you get to part on the form that asks, “Would you like your story to be submitted into the 2016 National My CYT Story Competition?”
  5. Make sure to get your submission in by April 1st, 2018. (Entries received after this date, will be forwarded to the 2019 contest, assuming submissions still meet the My CYT Story Competition entry requirements.)
  6. There is no limit to the number of submissions you can make.

Not only will we be posting your stories for the world to see, right here on the National CYT Blog, but your local CYT area leadership will be sifting through them as well and selecting the 2017 My CYT Story Regional Winners! Each Regional Winner will win $25 off your registration to the 2018 CYT EXPO in San Diego!

The 2018 My CYT Story Regional Winners will be announced by June 1, 2018.

The 2018 My CYT Story National Winner will be selected from the Regional Winners and announced at the 2016 CYT EXPO in San Diego, CA. The National winner gets not only endless bragging rights, a cool accolade on their college application, and a feature story on the National CYT Blog, but also an exclusive My CYT Story National Winner button!

So, c’mon! Click here and submit those stories!

Need some inspiration? Click on the My CYT Story tag below and read through previous entries!

*DISCLAIMER: Though, all complete stories submitted will be forwarded to their respective area’s leadership for judging as part of the 2016 My CYT Story Competition, not all stories will be published on this blog. Likewise, having your story published on the blog does not guarantee that your story as been selected as a Regional Winner. 


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