Tell Your Digital Story...
and enter the
Davis Digital Storytelling Contest!
1What Is Digital Storytelling?
Digital storytelling is the art of using digital content—still images,
video clips, voiceovers, sound effects, and music—to create short and
compelling narrative movies.
Digital stories are easy to create, and can be as simple or complex as your
students’ want to make them. Remember though, it’s the story that matters
most, not the technology! Stories are limited to two minutes, and can be
as simple as still photos and a voice narration.
See more criteria and rules at schoolartsonline.com.
2The Benefits of Digital Storytelling
As an expressive medium in the art classroom, digital storytelling can be used
to integrate subject matter knowledge and skills from many areas of the school
If you want to demonstrate that your students are learning and applying
twenty-first century skills, there’s no better method than an e-portfolio and
a digital story. Especially when the portfolio includes documentation of the
process, reflection, and assessment.
3How to Submit Your Story
Please go to schoolartsonline.com and click on the
“Digital Storytelling Contest” link for:
• Complete lesson plan and studio for digital storytelling
• How to submit an entry
• Guidelines and judging criteria
• The illustrious judges
• Tips on tools, materials, and software
• Links and sample digital stories from all ages
Screen shots of a digital story
entitled Cows, told by Robby
Powell, elementary student.
4You Can Win!
The winners receive cash prizes of $500, $300, and $100, as well as trophies
from Davis Publications and SchoolArts magazine! Winners will be chosen
from each of the following categories:
• Elementary school • Best of show
• Middle school • Most compelling story with the simplest technology
• High school
The winners in each category will be published online at
schoolartsonline.com in May 2008.