Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Storymakers 2014 challenge: cash prizes: Contest open: August 26 - September 26, 2014

Storymakers 2014 challenge: cash prizes
Contest open: August 26 - September 26, 2014
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Submit a story in any of the following formats

  • a two minute video;
  • a short-form Vine or Instagram video; or
  • a five-picture Flickr slideshow
  • Win up to $5,000 in cash prizes
  • total cash giveaway of $13,000!
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The Storymakers campaign empowers nonprofits, libraries, and charities with the tools and training to tell their stories, get noticed, and make an impact. 
TechSoup's digital storytelling challenge is around the corner. Become a Storymaker! Submit your digital video, or five photographs and a super-short story, starting August 26. You can submit one of each.
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As part of the Storymakers challenge, TechSoup hosts a series of educational webinars and interactive events to help social good organizations create and share better stories.

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News and Notes

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  • More news in my blog roll (column on the right)

Events in the virtual worlds  

How to handle a Hypergrid address
From any Hypergrid-enabled grid, paste the address into the address bar of Firestorm and press enter.  Or paste it into the world map search bar of any viewer, search, and click Teleport when the destination is found.   If it doesn't work, don't give up.  Try again later.   
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      Contests and dated calls/invitations

      Midtown Arts Museum is launching its first participation storybuild on Monday, 9.1.2014, Wear Your Goggles to the Goldrush. All elements are ready for visitors, explorers and amateur sleuths to plunder. A storybuild mystery is not an event that is attended. Rather clues and story are collected, assembled and written by the participants who journey through it. It is writing via pictures and conversation - - the natural, entertaining and effortless way. Oakes Valley blog
      Hypergrid address:  grid.kitely.com:8002:Oakes Valley 
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      The theme is 'TRANSCENDING BORDERS.' Artists & filmmakers can interpret the theme as they see fit. Whether transcending borders between time and space, past and present, one nation and another, one language and another, a culture or civilization or any other of the innumerable borders that present themselves as we navigate our lives. You the artist... You the machinimatographer...You decide.
      Entries Close at Midnight SLT 31st October 2014. Winners will be announced in December 2014.   
      UWA Art & Film Challenges 2014 with L$1.03 Mil in Prizes, early entries 
      And don't forget the many imagined borders, walls, that we make for ourselves.   Those are the worst kind.--TKR

      Newcomer Help in Virtual Worlds. 

      Education

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      Video-Machinima in virtual worlds
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