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International Digital Story Writing Competition!

"AI and Health" & "COVID-19: Imagine, Create & Share"

 

Description

This competition is for primary and secondary students from around the world and it's more than just a competition. To equip students with knowledge and skills to participate competently in this fun and/or meaningful competition, a range of interesting workshops will be offered free for the participants! 

 

Objectives

  • Help students learn about AI and be able to relate it to health issues such as COVID-19
  • Help students understand the role of robots in our society
  • Encourage children to share their experience during COVID-19
  • Provide‌ ‌an‌ ‌opportunity‌ ‌to‌ ‌help‌ ‌children‌ ‌deal‌ ‌with‌ ‌COVID-19‌ ‌positively‌
  • Help‌ ‌students‌ ‌develop‌ ‌knowledge‌ ‌and‌ ‌digital‌ ‌skills‌ ‌for‌ ‌reading‌ ‌and‌ ‌writing‌ ‌(in‌ ‌English‌ and‌ ‌the‌ ‌ child’s‌ ‌native‌ ‌language)‌ 
  • Enable children to become global citizens

 

Themes

  • The broader theme: “AI, Robots and Health”. Under this theme, students can write any fiction or non-fiction that relates AI and/or robots to some health issues (eg. How robots can help take care of the elderly, and how to use robots in medical treatment? ).
  • The narrower theme,  “COVID-19: Imagine, Create & Share”, Under this narrower theme, students can focus on just one recent health issue that is affecting the entire world.

 

Competition Groups

Students will compete in one of the following groups

  • Junior primary group (Age: 5-8)- length approx. 10-20 pages; approx. 20-600 words; pages may include pictures, sound, etc.
  • Senior primary group (Age: 9-12)- length approx. 15-30 pages; approx. 100-700 words; pages may include pictures, sound, etc.
  • Junior Secondary group (Age: 13-15)-length approx. 20-40 pages; approx. 200-800 words; pages may include pictures, sound, other multimedia, etc.
  • Senior Secondary group (Age: 16-18)-length approx. 25-50 pages; approx. 300-1000 words; pages may include pictures, sound, other multimedia, etc.

 

Free workshops to help students prepare for the Competition

Workshops for the primary group

  • Jan 1, Sat, 10am-11pm IST - How to write a creative story? 
  • Jan 8, Sat, 10am-11pm IST - How to create a digital story? 
  • Jan 15, Sat, 10am-11pm IST - How to write a story about AI / Artificial Intelligence?
  • Jan 22, Sat, 10am-11pm IST - What are the roles of robots in our society?
  • Jan 29, Sat, 10am-11pm IST - Techniques on digital arts creation I?
  • Feb 5, Sat, 10am-11pm IST - Techniques on digital arts creation  II?
  • Feb 12, Sat, 10am-11pm IST - How to learn  the art of creating questions I ?  
  • Feb 19, Sat, 10am-11 pm IST - How to learn the art of creating questions II ?
  • Feb 26, Sat,10am-11 pm IST - Translate the story from the native language into English
  • Mar 5, Sat,10am-11 pm IST - How to create a Youtube video on the story for sharing?

 

Workshops for secondary group

  • Jan 1, Sat, 11: 30am- 12: 30pm IST- How to write a creative story? 
  • Jan 8, Sat, 11: 30am- 12: 30pm IST - How to create a digital story?
  • Jan 15, Sat, 11: 30am- 12:30pm IST - How to write a story about AI / Artificial Intelligence
  • Jan 22, Sat, 11: 30am- 12: 30pm IST - What are the roles of robots in our society?
  • Jan 29, Sat, 11: 30am- 12: 30pm IST - Techniques on digital arts creation I?
  • Feb 5, Sat, 11: 30am- 12: 30pm IST - Techniques on digital arts creation  II?
  • Feb 12, Sat, 11: 30am- 12: 30pm IST - How to learn the art of creating questions I?
  • Feb 19, Sat, 11: 30am- 12: 30pm IST - How to learn the art of creating questions II?
  • Feb 26, Sat,11: 30am- 12: 30pm IST - Translate the story from the native language into English
  • Mar 5, Sat,11: 30am- 12: 30pm IST - How to create a Youtube video on the story for sharing?

 

Details of Competition

  • Registration fee: Entirely FREE!
  • Enrolment period: Oct 15, 2021 (FRI) - Apr 4, 2022 (MON)
  • Digital Writing Tools: Participants may use any online tools to create their own eBooks, such as StoryJumper
  • Language: Students can write the story in their native language first and then get it translated into English later. Or they can do it all in English.  Each participant can only submit one piece of work for the competition. An English version of the participant’s eBook is mandatory.
  • Submission of work:
      • Participants must submit the link to their eBook by filling the submission form (https://forms.gle/Z7DkMEJGkF1b7hTa6 ) on or before Apr 11, 2022 Sat, at 23:59. The eBook link must be accessible without having to log in to any personal account.
      • Participants must submit the link to a text-only Google Docs document of their story for plagiarism checking. 
      • Participants are required to video-record the sharing of their ebooks (4 minutes maximum), upload the recording onto YouTube, and submit the YouTube link by Apr 11, 2022 Sat, at 23:59
  • Competition Date and time: 16th April, 2022 (Sat), 10:00 am - 12:30 pm IST (Online). Should there be registrations from other time zones, then we will try to arrange competitions in other time zones.

 

Awards

There will be at least 10 award winners in each group. The awards include Champion, First runner-up, Second runner-up, and Merit awards (7 winners).

 

There are two kinds of awards

  1. International - 10 awards
  2. Regional (eg. South Asia, Africa, Greater China [Hong Kong, Mainland China, Taiwan, etc.]) 10 awards from each region

Prizes: 

  • A certificate and small gifts (eg. eBooks and/or souvenirs) 
  • The award “Competing with Socrates” will be given for students who designed the best questions for the workshops on ‘How to learn the art of creating questions” 

 

Organizers

The University of Hong Kong, ASIS&T South Asia Chapter & Academy 22 Education for All Foundation