21st Century Skills
||The benefits to schools and other education organizations include:
||Winners will receive national exposure – they will be featured in their own section of the Stories of Us website, linked to partner organizations' websites; and highlighted in future promotional activities for the competition and associated curriculum
||All participants will increase bullying prevention and community building
The benefits to students include the development of increased knowledge and skills in the following areas:
21st Century Literacy skills
Teamwork and community building
English Language Arts skills
Data collection and analysis
The project can be implemented in schools or after-school organizations by either English, Drama and/or Media Arts staff. It is also an excellent Advisory Class curriculum or interdisciplinary project – which could involve staff from the following areas:
||We are now accepting competition submissions.
||There are two competition cycles per year:
Round One Submissions close March 31
Round Two Submissions close August 4
|| Given the time required to prepare and implement the project we recommend that schools commence planning as soon as possible*.
|| Round One Winners announced mid May
Round Two Winners announced mid September
* IMPLEMENTATION: Example timelines for implementing the curriculum.
The cost of the competition curriculum, the Make-Your-Own-Film Resource, is $280.00 (P3R program and some association discounts apply). >How to Order
Resource training packages are also available.
There is no charge for submitting to the competition.
There are four categories for US entries:
1. Grade 6
2. Grade 7
3. Grade 8
4. Grade 9 and above.
There are four categories for non-US entries:
1. Grade 6 (11-12 years old)
2. Grade 7 (12-13 years old)
3. Grade 8 (13-14 years old)
4. Grade 9 and above (14-18 years old)
Spanish-language film submissions must be subtitled in English.
Visit the Make-Your-Own-Film Resource page for more information about the competition's active learning curriculum.
For more information see Detailed Information and Submission Instructions.
Ready to submit?
Visit the Competition Registration Page to upload the files.