Harmony Project on Internationalization announces Digital Storytelling Competition for Integrated Master’s Students at UoH

Theme: Youth, Intercultural Awareness and Cultural Diversity (IACD)

What do you need to do: Creatively showcase a multimedia product (using a mixture of mediums such as audio, video, and photographs) of not more than 4 minutes as a digital story on the theme above. The idea is to challenge long-standing beliefs and how individuals view themselves and the world around them. Your digital story could be based on lived experience or scripted from imagination, but reflecting contemporary realities. No advanced cameras or other equipment are required to produce your digital story. You are encouraged to use your smartphones for the purpose.

Who is eligible: Individuals (Indian and foreign nationals) who are currently enrolled in an Integrated Master’s programme (I.M.A./I.M.Sc./I.M.Tech) at University of Hyderabad. To be eligible, they should be students continuing their education at University of Hyderabad in 2023-2024.

How and where to submit: The final product must be submitted in MP4 format at the Department of Communication, University of Hyderabad

Deadline: December 24, 2022

The Prize: Three winners will be able to attend a two-week boot camp on intercultural awareness and cultural diversity (IACD) to be organised by Varna University of Management (VUM), Varna, Bulgaria in June/July 2023. All expenses towards travel, visa processing, and stay will be borne by the project. The winners must have a valid passport by January 15, 2023.

To help you prepare:

one-day, free workshop on digital storytelling will be conducted by the Department of Communication, University of Hyderabad on October 31, 2022 from 2 pm-5.30 pm.

You will learn to:

  • Use your mobile phone to shoot excellent video.
  • Use mobile apps to complete your story using video, audio, images, and insert titles.

Register online here for the workshop latest by October 27, 2022.

Shortlisted contestants will be given additional training/technical support to finish their digital stories.