What kinds of projects are eligible for Youth Community Stories?

The 2019 COMMUNITY STORIES: Youth Edition is a pilot program and the Participant’s Community of Residence must be a resident of the Okanagan: Kamloops (Kamloops and Williams Lake), Kelowna (Armstrong, Creston, Kelowna, Peachland, Trail, and Westbank), Penticton (Castlegar, Gallagher Lake, Naramata, Penticton, Okanagan Falls, Oliver, Osoyoos, and Summerland), and Vernon (Oyama, Salmon Arm, Vernon) region of British Columbia and Participants must be able to supply current proof of residency for the address listed on their application;

To be eligible to apply for Youth Community Stories, the Project must fall into the category of documentary, narrative short film (comedy, non-fiction, drama, etc…), music video.

TELUS STORYHIVE projects must represent fair and balanced views on a topic.

In addition, the Project must be “locally reflective” which means the Project elements must meet the following criteria:

  • No less than 75% of the filming and production of the Project will take place in the Team’s Community of Residence;
  • The Project is about people, topics or events that are relevant and connected to the Team's Community of Residence and must centre around one of the following digital citizenship themes:
    • Online safety
    • Cyber bullying
    • Tech addiction
    • Online Social Connection vs Disconnection


Projects in any language are eligible. Languages other than English must be subtitled or versioned into English.

Each team must have at least one self-identified female team member


The completed project must be a minimum of 3 minutes in length. A maximum running time of no more than 10 minutes is recommended.

For full eligibility requirements, please see our eligibility section in our Youth Community Stories Submission Rules.