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

Grammar Day 2018

A half day grammar workshop will be presented by Garry Collins at the Springfield Campus of The University of Southern Queensland on Saturday 9th June, 2018. As the venue can accommodate 72, registration will close when we reach that number or Monday 4th June, 2018. If you wish to come, you are advised to register early. For all the d...

Category:   Workshop
Start Time:   8:00 AM
Date:   Saturday 9th June 2018
Venue:   Springfield Campus of USQ
Venue Address:   www.usq.edu.au/springfield
Email Enquiries:   adminofficer@etaq.org.au


AATE/ALEA CONFERENCE 2018

THE ART OF ENGLISH language  -  literature  -  literacy The AATE/ALEA English Literacy National Conference 2018 will be held in Perth from 8 July - 11 July 2018. Download the flyer here, or go to the website englishliteracyconference.com.au for all the latest information.   ...

Start Time:   9:00 AM
Date:   Sunday 8th July 2018
Venue:   Perth


Grace Loyden & the new SATE

Grace Loyden will present a session on a aspects of the new SATE at Townsville Grammar School on Saturday 28th July 2018, starting at 9:00 am. Cost is $20 which is to be paid by the website. Download the flyer for all the details. ...

Category:   Seminar
Start Time:   9:00 AM
Date:   Saturday 28th July 2018
Venue:   Townsville Grammar School
Email Enquiries:   adminofficer@etaq.org.au


Townsville Breakfast Book Club

Grace Loyden is organising a series of Breakfast Book Clubs starting at 9:00 am on: Sunday 11 February - Burial Rites by Hannah Kent Sunday 21 April - The White Earth by Andrew McGahan Sunday 5 August - Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood Sunday 28 October - We are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler ...

Category:   Seminar
Start Time:   9:00 AM
Date:   Sunday 5th August 2018
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Venue:   Jam Corner Restaurant


State Conference 2018

State Conference in 2018 will address the theme Vision 2020: Seeing the future of English Teaching. Keynote speakers: Samuel Wagan Watson is an award-winning Indigenous poet and professional raconteur. Born in Brisbane in 1972, he is of Munanjali, Birri Gubba, German and Irish descent. Samuel's first collection of poems won the 19...

Category:   State Conference
Start Time:   8:00 AM
Date:   Saturday 18th August 2018
Venue:   Lourdes Hill School
Phone Enquiries:   0455 464 000
Email Enquiries:   adminofficer@etaq.org.au


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