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Digital Story Telling at the Swipe Festival

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Do you dream of a job developing or using the latest technology? Are you a budding photographer or blogger? Always wanted to try your hand at making an app or a film?  You could have your work exhibited as part of Limerick City of Culture 2014 and also be in with the chance of winning some amazing prizes.

It’s easy, you don’t need any fancy equipment or experience; all details, including free guides and software to use for your entry are available on the Swipe website.

Categories include Visual Communication, Digital Storytelling, Filmmaking & Animation and Apps & Coding. Entry is open to Primary and Secondary School students, aged 8-18, and entry is free. Entry will open officially on March 1st and close on June 30th.

The  experts at Swipe are on hand to help you get started or answer any questions. Email us at:  swipefestival@gmail.com

Digital storytelling is where the imagination is given free roam, we want your stories; whether they are online diary entries, reviews on digital technology or completely made up tales…get them online and send them to us! The theme for this category is “Born Digital”; write a story about or simply share your thoughts on, living with technology.

Remember: Stories can be told through a mixture of words, images, sounds and videos.

What to write about?

Write about what you are interested in and something you know about! Make it interactive and digital! Keep it related to the theme of “Born Digital”. You could tell us what it is like living with technology, what would life be like for you without technology? What inventions would you like to see, how can we improve on technology and make our lives easier? It’s up to you!

Where to share your story?

You can set up a blog on any of these sites for free and tell your story there! WordPress.com, medium.com (Sign in with your Twitter account if you have one), blogger.com (Sign in with your Gmail if you have one) or tumblr.com

Some examples of blogs from young people:

http://abcofbeingateenager.blogspot.ie/

http://siobhanb.blogspot.ie/

How to enter

Publish your blog online on any of the blog sites mentioned and share the link to it along with your all your details on our application form.

Just click SUBMIT at the top of this page http://www.swipefestival.com/#!digital-storytelling/c1sww

The Rules

There are two categories: Primary and Secondary, make sure you enter the correct one.

• One Blog entry per person.

• Entries must be published on or after March 1st 2014 and before June 30th.

• Blog must be original and your own work.

• Blog must be published/available online

Blogs will not be considered for competition, published online or even looked at if they contain any of the following:

• Offensive material or language.

• Anything that can be interpreted as bullying another person.

• Inappropriate images, music or video.

• Plagiarism (copying other peoples work without crediting them).

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