Digital Story Competition

Our Digital Story Competition continues for 2015. This replaces the Children's Illustrated Story Competition that operated in previous years.

Prize winners for 2014 are:

Junior section (Years 7, 8 and 9)

First - Brynlea Gibson for Bocky can Feel Too! (St Aidans Anglican Girls School). 

Second - Jonathan Nelson for Claustrophobia (Tannum Sands State High School)

Third - Lucinda Bankowski for Looking for Josie (St Aidans Anglican Girls School)

Senior section (Years 10,11 and 12)

No entries received in this section this year.

Master Storyteller (pre-service and professional teachers)

First - Kelli McGraw for Coffee Shops (QUT)

 

Entries will be accepted in the following categories:

  • Junior Storytellers (Years 7, 8 and 9)
  • Senior Storytellers (Years 10, 11 and 12)
  • Master Storytellers (pre-service and professional teachers)

All digital stories must adhere to the guidelines:

  • Stories should be 2 - 3 minutes long
  • All images, music, and words used must be either original material, or materials that are suitable for use under copyright regulations (e.g. material appropriately licensed under the Creative Commons)
  • All stories must include a voiced narration
  • Use of music is not required, but storytellers may use it if they wish.

Each school can submit up to FIVE entries in each category. Entries must be burnt to a DVD and posted to ETAQ's mailing address - PO Box 3375, STAFFORD  DC  QLD  4053.

The closing date for entries is Friday 23 October 2015.

Junior and Senior Storytellers will receive cash prizes of $200 for first place, $100 for second place and $50 for third place.

The prize for the winner of the Master Storyteller section will be books to the value of $100, cash $100 and full membership of ETAQ for 2016 valued at $99; the second place getter will receive $100 plus $100 book voucher; third place getter will receive $50 and a $50  book voucher.

The following competition materials can be downloaded:

ETAQ appreciates the sponsorship of Jacaranda for this activity.

Prize winning entries from 2013 are now available for viewing.

Junior section

First prize Trapped written by Kathleen Macfarlane from Our Lady's College, Annerley

Second prize Losers written by Ruby Turner from St Aidan's Anglican Girls School

 

Senior section

First Prize Interstate 15 written by Kyle Walsh from Kirwan State High School

Second prize Two Worlds that make one written by Jamie Howell from Faith Lutheran College, Redlands

Third prize Antarctica & The Arctic written by Lisa Kang from Runcorn State High School.

Upcoming Events

An Afternoon with Christine Hills

The Darling Downs Branch will present an Afternoon with Christine Hills and the Collins Writing Program on Wednesday, 26 February, 2020. Afternoon tea will be served from 3:15 to 3:45 pm. This workshop will allow teachers and school leaders an opportunity to: Explore elements of grammar that are central to good writing and align w...

Category:   Seminar
Start Time:   3:15 PM
Date:   Wednesday 26th February 2020
Venue:   St Ursula's - Toowoomba
Email Enquiries:   trish.purcell@bigpond.com


March Seminar 2020: Diving Deep into Story

Literature is the lifeblood of the English classroom and we all endeavour to make our classrooms creative spaces, helping students to experience the pleasures of responding to and creating literature. This seminar will explore diverse ideas related to creativity in English. The keynote address What is now proved was once only imagined&nbs...

Category:   Seminar
Start Time:   8:10 AM
Date:   Saturday 21st March 2020
Venue:   Brisbane Grammar School
Venue Address:   Corner Gregory Terrace andCollege Road
Phone Enquiries:   0455464000
Email Enquiries:   trish.purcell@bigpond.com


Diving into Analytical Writing

ETAQ will present a session on how to write an 'analytical essay' on Tuesday 28 April, at Aquinas College, Edmund Rice Drive, ASHMORE. In 2020, students will be required to write an 'analytical essay' in the external exam for General English. However, the term 'essay' is not used consistently across subject areas a...

Category:   Professional Development
Start Time:   3:15 PM
Date:   Tuesday 28th April 2020
Venue:   Aquinas College
Email Enquiries:   adminofficer@etaq.org.au


Tony Hytch presents

Tony will present a session entitled  "Getting students assessment ready for Essential English" at Pimlico State High School, Townsville on Saturday 2nd May, 2020. Teachers will explore teh possible options for assessment in Units 1 and 2. In particular how to develop an assessment program which best prepares students for the t...

Category:   Seminar
Start Time:   9:00 AM
Date:   Saturday 2nd May 2020
Venue:   Pimlico High School
Email Enquiries:   adminofficer@etaq.org.au


Early Career Conference 2020: Diving Deep into Teaching

This event for teachers in their first firve years of teaching and those who are new to the teaching of English will submerge you in a new, colourful, and enchanting world where you can engage with your peers. it is also a 'not to be missed' event for preservice teachers.  For those who are interested in offering a presentati...

Category:   Seminar
Start Time:   9:00 AM
Date:   Saturday 9th May 2020
Venue:   To be confirmed


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