|© Richard C. Close|
An African continent-wide digital storytelling contest on YouTube, entitled “I am Africa. This is My Story…”, will be launched on 1 March 2011 by Chrysalis Campaign, Inc. (USA) and ZAA-ICT, a Southern Africa Telecentre Network supported by UNESCO’s Power of Peace Network (PPN).
The contest calls on African native youth, between the ages of 14 and 35, to team up with press, schools, cyber cafes, NGOs, missions and youth agencies to produce three-minute YouTube digital stories.
Individuals and organizations that help young StoryTellers will be called CyberGuides and will also receive free media training.
To enter the contest, please go to: http://i-am-the-story.ning.com/, where you will find free online training and links to free video editing tools. Organizations that help youth with YouTube stories will be able to use these stories for their own websites. Voting starts on 1 May 2011 and ends on 1 August 2011.
Queries about the contest can be sent to Richard C. Close. More information about the Power of Peace Network is available at: www.thepowerofpeacenetwork.com.