e-MOTE Digital Storytelling Competition 2010

Ever Heard of These Stories?
Little Red Riding Hood & the Big Bad Wolf in SPACE?
Snow White & the Seven GANGSTERS? IN ORCHARD ROAD?
Cinderella & Prince Charming ROB A BANK?

This competition is organised by the National Book Development Council of Singapore (NBDCS) and Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP) as a platform for modern day storytellers to weave their tales through a fusion of art and technology. Using age-old storytelling techniques and blending them with Web 2.0 tools, you’ll bring your stories off the page and onto the web, where they’ll be seen by millions of people around the world!

All digital stories must include a narrative that relates to the theme of
“All You Need Is …”
The narrative can focus on incidents or encounters revolving around one or many things that a person needs in his or her life and how it affects them; stories should preferably reflect subject matter that has been experienced personally by the storytellers. The digital story must be multi-media in composition and personal in orientation. The stories must be an outward creative expression of what the digital storytellers feel and think regarding a specific topic.


  • CATEGORY A: Secondary 1 and 2 students
  • CATEGORY B: Secondary 3, 4 and 5 students

Each school is encouraged to send 2 groups of students for each category; i.e. a maximum of four (4) entries of a digital story or video or a mixture of both.

The main prizes for each category are:

  • 1ST PRIZE Gold: e-MOTE Achievement Award
  • 2ND PRIZE Silver: e-MOTE Achievement Award
  • 3RD PRIZE Bronze: e-MOTE Commendation Award

Special Category prizes:

  • The Content Award
  • The Technology Award
  • The Viewer’s Choice Award

Length & Format of Story
Your stories should be between 1 minute and 3 minutes in length.
The stories we are looking for must be in a digital format. What this means is that the submissions can be in the form of a video, a slideshow, podcast or any other digital media format that can tell a story with visuals and sound, suitable for digital broadcast on the Internet.

Send your entry together with the entry form to:
e-MOTE Digital Storytelling Competition
School of Film & Media Studies
Ngee Ann Polytechnic
Blk 53, #07-01
535 Clementi Road
Singapore 599489

For a copy of the entry form, please click here.
Selected finalists may be required to re-submit the video in higher resolution.

Uploading of Submitted Stories
The e-MOTE committee will upload your stories into the “e-MOTE Digital Storytelling Competition” Youtube channel. The copyright clearances of all clips are the responsibility of the entrant. You do not need to upload the videos on your own.


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