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We've heard it all before... we rejoice in the retelling!

MO Liars Contest 2023

2024 Missouri Liars Contest 


Columbia Public Library

100 W. Broadway, Columbia, MO 65203. (573) 443-3161

Friends Room, Conference Room A and B

Saturday, August 20, 2024


Columbia Public Library opens at 9 am


9:15 am Participants/audience sign-in with name and contact info. Prizes will be awarded from this list later—t-shirt, button, or MO-TELL bag. Library is offering coffee, juice, and pastries for the morning workshop. 


9:30 am to 11:45 am Workshop (2 ½ hour). Workshop leader to be determined.


Lunch on your own from 11:45 am to 1 pm. 


1:00 pm Seating opens at 1:00 pm. Contestants check in for sound check. Judges check in to review rules. Timer checks in. Teller order is pulled from a hat. 


1:30 pm to 3:30 pm Emcee welcomes all to 10th Annual Missouri Liars Contest (Written and Spoken Category). 


3:30 pm to 4:00 pm  Written contestants introduced, and the winning piece read.  Award audience prizes from sign-in list.


4:00 pm to 4:30 pm  Award the 3rd, 2nd and 1st place Spoken Word winners. 


Columbia Public Library closes at 5 pm.

Spoken Contest Rules

Spoken Contest Registration Form

Written Contest Rules

Written Contest Registration Form

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