KET Wants Student Stories and Videos

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

KET invites all kindergarten through 5th grade children in the KET viewing area to submit their original illustrated stories to the 2014 KET Young Writers Contest.

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For the first time, those in grades 3-5 can also choose to enter our NEW short story contest. Short stories must be between 400-600 words and do not require illustration.

In the Illustrated Story category, 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will be selected from each grade level. The Short Story category will have 1 winner chosen from all the short story entries. All winners will receive prizes and 1st place stories will be published on KET’s website.

The 2014 contest starts February 15 and continues through April 15. Read the rules, fill out the entry form, and get started writing/illustrating those stories!

Also, our KET School Video Project Challenge is currently seeking K-12 submissions about Digital Citizenship. Please upload and share student-produced news stories, public service announcements, and classroom projects between Feb. 17th and May 2, 2014 to win one of two greenscreen kits.

Don’t miss this opportunity to integrate multimedia technology and media studies with Kentucky Kentucky Core Academic Standards for Technology in a fun activity for project-based learning. And, it’s a chance to win a greenscreen and light kit for making more great student projects!

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Project focus is on school and community efforts to help Kentucky students be good and safe digital citizens, respectful of others’ rights and feelings while protecting themselves as they navigate the Internet, make and share multimedia projects, participate in social networking, and develop critical media awareness. Student videos can be brief projects like PSAs (public service announcements) on safe and respectful digital behavior (not texting while driving); news-story expolorations on how to develop media awareness and critical viewing skills; recorded discussions and solutions to common problems such as cyber-bullying and more.

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