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 onewritten by Jamie Howell from Faith Lutheran College, Redlands

Third prizeAntarctica & The Arcticwritten by Lisa Kang from Runcorn State High School.

Upcoming Events

Short Stories and Poetry

The transformation of text is demanding and difficult, but it is also often a thing of beauty. General English Unit three requires students to transform a poem into a short story, which requires us to guide them through this process. Using poems as stimulus for short story is inspiring and energising and this workshop will offer practical a...

Category: Zoom meeting
Start Time: 9:00 AM
Date: Saturday 12th February 2022
Venue: ZOOM
Email Enquiries:  adminofficer@etaq.org.au


March Masterclass 2022

We are delighted to announce our first event for 2022 will be the March Masterclass: Writing: Our future  to be held on Saturday 12 March 2022 at Iona College, Lindum, when Dr Sally Humphrey, senior lecturer (Literacy Education) ACU will present the keynote address. The program will be available by 28 January and registrations will open ...

Category: Master class
Start Time: 8:30 AM
Date: Saturday 12th March 2022
Venue: Iona College


May Seminar 2022

The May seminar Writing our future ... will respond to developments in the text list, National Curriculum and NAPLAN. Keynotes will be presented by Lisa Bottomly and Sophie Johnson, from QCAA with supporting workshops on the new additions to the text list.

Category: Seminar
Start Time: 9:00 AM
Date: Saturday 14th May 2022
Venue: To be confirmed


JCU Spectacular 2022

Join Dr Claire Hansen for a two-hour session on teaching Macbeth. We'll dive into an exploration of the language of Macbeth and teaching strategies to engage students with Shakespeare's Scottish play. The workshop will also explore learning activites for Macbeth created by the Shakespeare Reloaded project. For further details, see the...

Category: Seminar
Start Time: 9:00 AM
Date: Saturday 28th May 2022
Venue: ZOOM


Indigenous Perspectives in the Junior Curriculuk

After a work program review Town High explored ways to better embed indigenous perspectives in the year 7 program through a novella study of Black Cockatoo.  The unit became our first taste of analytical essay writing in year 7, in preparation for subsequent years.  We found greater engagement from students across the board. ...

Category: Seminar
Start Time: 9:00 AM
Date: Saturday 16th July 2022
Venue: Town High, Townsville


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