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Students Can Win $5K and Publication With Multimedia Story

Students of the journalism craft have a chance to show off their multimedia skills with The Digital Storymakers Award. Not only do entrants get the chance to win a grand prize of $5,000 and publication, but all participants get to use the Atavist’s spiffy software to craft their stories. Here’s how it works:

High school students, undergrads and graduate students are all welcome to enter. Three grand prize winners will be selected from each of those groups. Entrants can select one of the following categories: Long form (5,000-10,000 words), short form (1,500-5,000 words) and visual. Even though the categories are “text-based” or “image-based,” all entries must include at least 3 forms of media: text, audio, video, illustrations or animations, just to name a few.

Everyone who enters gets access to The Atavist’s digital authoring platform, which lets you create a multimedia story without learning how to code – it’s a software built for multimedia nonfiction. Judging from the screenshots, it looks mighty fun:



You can get more info about the contest here.

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