August 15-17, 2014
Showcase your Digital Story Book!
$200 Grant Award!
SUBMISSION DEADLINE--July 30, 2014
See Below for Instructional Examples & Free Software!
For ages up to 18, submissions for the Digital and Video Storytelling Contest are accepted from October 1, 2013 to July 30, 2014. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1929, Frazier Park, CA 93225-1929
You may win a $200 cash grant award! (See Grant agreement.)
The theme is social issue topics, such as ecology, justice, peace, equality, crime prevention, freedom of speech, etc. We are seeking stories about humankind’s relationship with nature and each other, either positive or negative, to bring awareness of our ecological and social challenges. We encourage you to work in collaboration with other youth--perhaps one or more creating the dialogue and others providing the art work.
To clarify some confusion over the "donation" request: As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity, we are always seeking donations. However, there is not an entry fee for this competition. Donations are voluntary. All submissions are accepted without donations.
If you are submitting by mail, checks are accepted.
Go here to make on-line donation: Events, Tickets, Donations
Create a Digital Storytelling Video.
No Formal Art Training Needed!
Create a story using your own computer! Kids--Get Mom & Dad to help you!
Free Animation Software
Pencil - Traditional Animation Software
Monkey Jam - Digital pencil Test
Tutorials for Monkey Jam
Free 3D SoftwareWings3d - Modeler
Blender - 3D Animation and Modeling
Game DevelopmentUnity 3D
Digital Storytelling Gallery
Your Creation can be from 2 minutes to 10 minutes total time.
See examples in Archives, click here.
See Below for Free On-Line Video Programs -- Use Your Own Photos or Artwork!
AnimotoTurn your photos, video clips, and music into stunning video masterpieces to share with everyone. Fast, free, and shockingly easy!
GoAnimateGoAnimate is a fun app that lets you make animated videos, for free, in just 10 minutes, without having to draw. You can even create your own cast of characters.
YouTube Video EditorThe YouTube Video editor lets you make quick edits to your uploaded YouTube videos. You can combine multiple clips, incorporate Creative Commons footage, enhance your clips with effects, and more.
Other Examples of Storytelling Creations on YouTube
Film with a Camera Phone, View this YouTube Video