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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 the 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 experiences 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 primary group

  • Jan 1, Sat, 10am-11am IST - How to write a creative story? (Sam Chu and Helen Chan)
  • Jan 8, Sat, 10am-11am IST - How to create a digital story? (Sam Chu and Helen Chan )
  • Jan 15, Sat, 10am-11am IST - How to write a story about AI / Artificial Intelligence? (Davy Ng)
  • Jan 22, Sat, 10am-11am IST - What are the roles of robots in our society? (Sam Chu)
  • Jan 29, Sat, 10am-11am IST-Techniques on digital art creation I? (Abu Najib Mohammed Tareque)
  • Feb 5, Sat, 10am-11am IST - Techniques on digital art creation II? (Mansoor Ali)
  • Feb 12, Sat, 10am-11am IST-How to learn the art of creating questions I? (Sam Chu and Helen Chan)
  • Feb 19, Sat, 10am-11am IST-How to learn the art of creating questions II? (Sam Chu and Helen Chan)
  • Feb 26, Sat,10am-11am IST - Translate the story from the native language into English (Helen Chan)
  • Mar 5, Sat,10am-11am IST - How to create a Youtube video on the story for sharing? (Helen Chan)

Workshops for secondary group

  • Jan 1, Sat, 11:30am- 12:30pm IST- How to write a creative story?  (Sam Chu and Helen Chan)
  • Jan 8, Sat, 11:30am- 12:30pm IST - How to create a digital story? (Sam Chu and Helen Chan)
  • Jan 15, Sat,11:30am-12:30pm IST-How to write a story about AI/Artificial Intelligence (Himanjali Shankar and Davy Ng)
  • Jan 22, Sat, 11: 30am- 12: 30pm IST-What are the roles of robots in our society? (Sam Chu)
  • Jan 29, Sat, 11: 30am- 12: 30pm IST-Techniques on digital art creation I? (Aqsa Malik and Humera Umer)
  • Feb 5, Sat, 11: 30am- 12: 30pm IST-Techniques on digital art creation  II? (Mansoor Ali)
  • Feb 12, Sat, 11: 30am-12:30pm IST-How to learn the art of creating questions I? (Sam Chu and Helen Chan)
  • Feb 19, Sat, 11:30am-12: 30pm IST-How to learn the art of creating questions II? (Sam Chu and Helen Chan)
  • Feb 26, Sat,11: 30am- 12:30pm IST-Translate the story from the native language into English (Helen Chan)
  • Mar 5, Sat,11: 30am- 12: 30pm IST-How to create a Youtube video on the story for sharing? (Helen Chan)

 

About the Resource Person of the Workshops

Dr. Sam Chu is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong (HKU). Dr. Sam has obtained 2 PhDs in Education each in e-Learning from University College London, UK & the second Ph.D. in Library and Information Science from the University of Hong Kong. He is the recipient of many awards to name a few Faculty Knowledge Exchange Award 2016, HKU; Faculty Outstanding Researcher Award 2013, among others, and more recently the ASIS&T Chapter Member of the Year Award in 2019. Since 2006 Dr. Chu has to his credit, 63 research and project grants have been obtained for a total of 3 million USD for projects serving as a Principal Investigator (PI) and 5 million USD for projects as a Co-Investigator (Co-I).  His research areas are AI literacy, gamified learning, social media in education, digital literacies & 21st Century Skills.

Ms. Helen Chan holds two Master’s Degrees (M.Ed. (with Distinction) at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) and MATESOL at the Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) as well as a Bachelor’s degree (B.Ed. (1st Class Hons) at HKU. She is a lecturer (P/T) of the Master of Science in Library and Information Management program at HKU and an experienced Senior Middle School Manager (Teacher-Librarian). Ms. Chan is the recipient of numerous awards in the field. Ms. Chan is the Professional Division Committee Chair (2021-2023) of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA); Board Member of International Advisor, Journal of Librarianship & Information Science; Youth Service Director (2021-2022), Rotary Club of Island Green; Youth Service Chair and Editor, Lions Club of Jardine’s Outlook. She has been serving as a Council Member as well as the Education and Training Officer of the Hong Kong Library Association since 2015. She is currently a member of the Academic Committee and Board of Education of a library program of the School of Professional and Continuing Education of The University of Hong Kong.

Abu Najib Mohammed Tareque is an award-winning Bengali artist, printmaker, and writer based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He is best known for his new media artworks and is one of the pioneers of online art galleries in Bangladesh. Tareque is the founding member of Jolrong, one of the first online art galleries in South Asia. Since 1987, he has been part of various group and solo exhibitions both in the country and abroad. He has participated in more than twenty individual and joint exhibitions in the country and abroad. In 1998 he was awarded by the Forest Department of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change. In 1995 he won the UN's 50th Anniversary Youth Artist's Art Competition, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. He has also won awards for the national and international Miniature Art Exhibitions. Apart from composing art, Tareque has studied literature; written verse, essays, discussion, etc. In 1996, he wrote Kobitar Chitrayon Proshonge about painting and literature, published under the Young Writer' Project of Bangla Academy. He also published two-volume of drawings books for the children.

Himanjali Sankar is an editor and an award-winning author. She grew up in Calcutta, India, and did her Masters's and MPhil in English Literature from JNU, New Delhi.  Her children’s and YA books include The Stupendous Timetelling Dog and Talking of Muskaan, which were shortlisted for the Crossword Book Award. Her YA novel, The Lies We Tell, was shortlisted for the Neev Book Award in the Young Adult category in 2020. Mrs. C Remembers, her first novel for adults, won her the FICCI Publishing Award for Upcoming Author of the Year in 2018. Apart from teaching literature at the University of Indianapolis for a couple of semesters, she's been an Editor with several publishing houses in New Delhi for over fifteen years now.  She is currently with Simon & Schuster India. Himanjali is also a certified scuba diver and loves the ocean, dogs, and mindlessly bingeing on crime series.

Mansoor Ali is an award-winning artist from India. Mansoor has an MFA in sculpture from the Faculty of Fine Arts, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara, India. He has won The Artist Award – CIMA, Kolkata in 2015. He has held solo exhibitions, Whose Chair Is It, anyway? in 2016 and Anatomy of an Unknown Chair in 2014. He has been part of many group exhibitions within India and exhibited his works in South Korea and Sweden. His other participations include the Artissima 17, represented by Gallery Maskara (Mumbai) in Italy and Empire Strikes Back: Contemporary Indian Art Today, Saatchi Gallery in London. Mansoor currently teaches at the Faculty of Fine Arts, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara, India.

Dr. Aqsa Malik is an Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of the Punjab, Pakistan. She holds a Ph.D. in Art History.

Ms. Humera Omer Farooq is an Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of the Punjab, Pakistan.

Mr. Davy Ng is the IT Panel Convener at a secondary school in Hong Kong and a Ph.D. candidate in the Faculty of Education, the University of Hong Kong. He holds an MEd Educational Psychology, BS Computer Science, and Postgraduate in IT Education from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His research interests lie in the areas of AI literacy, STEM education, and technology-enhanced pedagogic innovation. It is informed by recent publications on AI education, online learning, motivational practices to learn STEM via flight simulators, and developing computational thinking across curricula.

 

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 Mon, 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 Mon, 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.
  • Certificate of participation will be given to the participants. Please email us the student's full name to provide the e-certificates.

 

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 

 

Digital Story Writing Competition Results (International)

 

Junior Primary Group

 

Champion Award

1. SAVAN BALASURIYA G.K.A.

eBook Title: STAY FAR!

2. HUNG Po Yee

eBook Title: The Magical Crown and The Bunny Corona in The Enchanted Land

 

First Runner-up Award: 

1. SHADAB Tasmiya

eBook title: Mr. Relivium made the Right Decision for GLOBAL VISION

 

Second Runner-up Award: 

1. RANASINGHE Esandi 

eBook title: Smile to share

 

Merit Award Winners

  1. METHMIN S.K.Ramika
  2. ABHIMAN R.H.M.Kavina
  3. SEN Alankrita

 

Senior Primary Group

 

Champion Award

1. HUNG Ka Hei Hayden

eBook Title: Smartbot's Adventures in Virus City

 

First Runner-up Award: 

1. ANKANAPALLI Manasvi

eBook title: How a Robot Can Change Your Heart

2. FU Zeyu

eBook title: Steve Robot

 

Second Runner-up Award: 

1. ABHIMAN R.H.M. Nethika

eBook title: Chaos of Coronasaurus rex

2. LI Wing Tung

eBook title: The epidemic and The virus

3. NEYAZ Azlaan

eBook title: Hover Care

 

Merit Award Winners

  1. N SELVAM Sounndhariya 
  2. GUPTA Toshan
  3. KUMAR Rishik
  4. Lavishka Pardasani
  5. LIU Sze Nga 
  6. HO Hui Ting
  7. HO Yu Fei

 

Junior Secondary Group

 

Champion Award:

1. Shruti SARDAR

eBook title: Phea

 

First Runner-up Award:

1. Advika GOEL

eBook title: Reaching Out For The Unreachable

 

Second Runner-up Award: 

1. Suresh Kumar RUPESH 

eBook title: My Automaton

2. TEO Yu Juan

eBook title: The Great Divide

3. MENGHI Tashvi

eBook title: A Hot Summer Day

 

Merit Award Winners

  1. N SELVAM Sounndhariya 
  2. Yasashvi ARIYADASA 
  3. Tanvi AUNDHE 

 

Senior Secondary Group

 

Champion Award:

1. TSE Won Huen 

eBook title: “Diary of a Japanese girl living in COVID times” 

 

First Runner-up Award:

1. JASNI Adriana 

eBook title: “Blood and Codes”

 

Second Runner-up Award:

1. CHOW Zeyi

eBook title: “Artificial Sanity”

 

Merit Award Winners

  1. TUMMARAKOTI Pranavi
  2. BOGDAN CRISTIAN Trandafir
  3. KUMAR PANDEY Pranshu

 

Digital Story Writing Competition Results (Regional)

 

India

 

Junior Primary Group 

 

Champion Award:

1. SHADAB Tasmiya

eBook Title: Mr Relivium made the Right Decision for GLOBAL VISION

 

First Runner-up Award:

1. SEN Alankrita

eBook title: Artificial Intelligence, Robots & Health

 

Junior Secondary Group 

 

Champion Award:

1. ANKANAPALLI Manasvi

eBook title: How a Robot Can Change Your Heart

 

First Runner-up Award:

1. NEYAZ Azlaan

eBook title: Hover Care  

 

Second Runner-up Award:

1. KUMAR Rishik

eBook title: The Stranded Cruise

2. GUPTA Toshan

eBook title: Sarah’s Virtual Friend

 

Merit Award Winners 

1. Lavishka Pardasani

eBook title: The Rise of ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

2. MANGLANI Riddhi

eBook title: A Courageous Girl  

 

Junior Secondary Group

 

Champion Award:

1. GOEL Advika

eBook title: Reaching Out For The Unreachable

 

First Runner-up Award:

1.  MENGHI Tashvi

eBook title: A Hot Summer Day

 

Second Runner-up Award:

1. AUNDHE Tanvi

eBook title: An Unique Opportunity

 

Senior Secondary Group

 

Champion Award:

1. KUMAR PANDEY Pranshu

eBook title: Dr. Shankar Narayan: The Epitome of Success

 

First Runner-up Award:

1. TUMMARAKOTI Pranavi

eBook title: The Anti-Cov

 

Hong Kong and Beyond

 

Senior Secondary

 

Merit: JASNI Adriana, Malaysia

 

Junior Secondary: 

 

Champion: SARDAR Shruti, WONG Sin Tung

First Runner-UP: LEE Lok Ch

Second Runner-up: RUPESH Suresh Kumari

Merit: THAKUR Aashutosh, NEUPANE Smriti

 

Senior Primary:

 

Champion: HO Hui Ting

First Runner-up: CHUNG Ka Hei Hayden

Second Runner-up: LIU Sze Nga

Merit: LEUNG Ching, HO Yu Fei, ZHUANG RuiXi, LI Wing Tung

 

Junior Primary:

 

Champion: HUNG Po Yee

First Runner-up: Nil

Second Runner-up: UPESH Suresh Kumar

SriLanka

 

Junior Primary

 

Champion:

1. SAVAN BALASURIYA G.K.A.

eBook Title: STAY FAR!

 

First Runner-up:

1. METHMIN S.K. Ramika

eBook Title: The Hope of Little Saman

 

Second Runner-up:

1. ABHIMAN R.H.M.Kavina

eBook Title: Chaos of Dracos

 

Junior Secondary

 

Champion:

1. SABHAPATHIGE Shashadhara

eBook Title: Doctor ROBOT

 

First-runner up:

1. ARIYADASA Yasashvi

eBook Title: MYSTERIOUS ADVENTURE

 

Merit Award Winners:

1. SHAKYA G.A.Janudi

eBook Title: Life During COVID-19 Period

2. SENEVIRATNE Miyuru

eBook Title: Beyond my boundaries

 

Senior Primary

 

Champion: 

1. ABHIMAN R.H.M.Nethika

eBook Title: Chaos of Coronasaurus rex

 

First Runner-up:

1. SENULYA R.H.M.Nethuki

eBook Title: The Five Heroes and the Dragon

 

Second Runner-up:

1. Hiranga Bandara Suraweera

eBook Title: Hope for Hema

 

Merit Award Winner:

1. METHULI Lehansa

eBook Title: Who is doing wrong things

Pakistan

 

Merit Award Winner:

1. Soyeba Faisal

eBook Title: Combating COVID-19