Digital Storytelling Competition for Students, deadline Feb 22

Pass this along to your students! Deadline Feb 22.

News Action is teaming up with the Pulitzer Center and American Student Radio to host a global media storytelling competition for middle/high school students. If you or someone you know works with students, I encourage to pass on the following details about participating. The top three entries will be featured by the Pulitzer Center and receive $200 to submit to a featured charity.

http://newsaction.org/contest/

The deadline for submissions is February 22, 2013.
Students can submit work earlier for edits from American Student Radio producers. Early submissions are due January 18, 2013.

Shoot News Action a line if you have any questions/comments (info@newsaction.org), and in the meantime, round up some brilliant young mediamakers. Let's watch the future of media happen here and now.

Cheers,
Barton
President, American Student Radio

Guidelines for submissions:
Your goal is to tell a great story. Focus on one person and tell how his or her story relates to a bigger global issue. Your reporting must be original, factual and true, and it should consider multiple sides of the story. It should feature at least three voices: an in-person interview with the individual affected, an expert on the topic (like a researcher, a teacher, a doctor, or a professor), and any other third voice of your choice. That third person can be you, the narrator.

Stories can be told using any combination of infographics, audio, video, photography and text. Think carefully about the media you use to tell yours to an audience of peers around the world.

Articles must be no longer than 2,000 words. Video and audio stories must be no longer than 5 minutes. A photo gallery or infographic collection must contain no more than 10 captioned photographs.

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