Contest Details

 



Photo Essays


Your photo essay should contain 5-7 photos illustrating your story. A caption should be written for each photo.


Your photo essay also needs to contain a paragraph (80-100 words) that compliments your photos and gives your readers further understanding of your subject.


All photos and video must be original and produced by the contestant.


Images, art work, and/or video of historical reference may be incorporated into your original work in a manner to illustrate historical intent and not used as standalone images or video. See examples in this Essay from the WKU Mountain Workshop


Video Essay


Your video Essay should be of 5-7 minutes in length. 


Video and images should be original and produced by the contestant.


Images, art work, and/or video of historical reference may be incorporated into your original work in a manner to illustrate historical intent and not used as standalone images or video. See examples in this Essay from the WKU Mountain Workshop


Respect the copyright of materials including background music, artwork, web images etc., that you use in your work.



Judging Criteria


Judging criteria and rubrics are available for reference.


Photo Essay Rubric


Video Essay Rubric



Here Is How You Submit


Photo Essay Entries


Using iPhoto, put the photo caption in as a description, and the photographer’s name and school name in under keywords.


Export the photos to a folder named "school-photographer" where school is your school name, and photographer is the photographer’s name. Export settings should be: kind-jpeg, jpeg quality-high, include title and keywords, size-full size, filename-use filename.


The photographer will write their story and save it in the same folder with the photos.  Word format .doc or text format .txt will be fine.


Compress the folder to create a zip archive which will be named "school name-photographer name".  (See help page)


An archive for each participating photographer will be submitted in two steps:

  1. 1. Complete the submission form here:   Submissions Form.

  2. 2.Submit the entry at: DataseamStudio submissions page.  Use the additional file for project area to submit your .zip files. Be sure to click on submit after you upload your files! (See help Page)


NOTE: If you have never submitted an entry to the DataseamStudio before, you will have to register a new membership first. (See help page)


Video Essay Entries


Using iMovie export your video using QuickTime. Please follow all the settings found on the help page for your QuickTime export. The file size should be less than 50 meg. Compressed for video streaming.


Name your QuickTime video “school-photographer”  where school is your school name, and photographer is the photographers name. (See help page)


The video for each participating photographer will be submitted in two steps:

  1. 1. Complete the submission form here:   Submissions Form.

  2. 2.Submit the entry at: DataseamStudio submissions page. Use the main video/picture for project area to submit your video files. Be sure to click on submit after you upload your files! (See help Page)



NOTE: If you have never submitted an entry to the DataseamStudio before, you will have to register a new membership first. (See help page)


All submissions are due at midnight Monday May 9, 2011


Each essay will be published on this site.


Contact project coordinator with questions: randy.evans@kydataseam.com

My Kentucky Cancer Story.

Video and Photo Essay Project

640 S. 4th Street Suite 400   •  Louisville, KY 40202  •  502.292.6720  •  502.379.8436 (fax)

See teacher and student work at www.dataseamstudio.com

Kentuckians have endured the highest cancer and lowest education attainment rates in the nation.  Through one of the most innovative public education/research programs in the country, Dataseam works with Kentucky schools and universities to place computer technology in classrooms across the state.  These technologies not only help students achieve more, but also power the discovery of potential new life saving drugs to fight cancer.


Kentucky students use the computers to communicate around the world; create movies, podcasts and blogs; and transform rural classrooms into 21st Century learning environments.  Scientists use the combined processing power to create the nation’s leading pipeline of potential drugs.


While we are making progress, many Kentucky families continue to battle cancer. These personal struggles impact the lives of whole families.


We want to know your story, the story about your family, your grand parents, your parents, aunts, uncles or friends.  Give us your perspective of their fight and their life.


How has cancer affected your life?


Contest Dates:


Project Announcement: Monday April 4, 2011

Submission Open:   8:00 am May 2 thru 12:00 midnight May 9,  2011

Judging:  May 16 - May 23

Announcement of winners:  Monday May 23, 2011


Fill out the Submissions form at: Submissions Form

Submit your entry at: DataseamStudio submissions page



Who Can Enter:  The contest is open to students of all participating Dataseam school districts.


We are offering two entry levels:

           

Grades 4-8

Grades 9-12



Media Types:  (Choose one, a student can only enter into one media type)


Photo Essay containing still photos with captions and a short essay.  Five to seven still photos, black and white or color. Each photo should have a caption. A short essay of  80-100 words will be written.


Video Essay of 5-7 minutes in length. (compressed to 50 meg file size for Internet streaming)

Prizes


Photo Essays


Grades 9-12

1st place - Canon Digital Camera

2nd place - Apple iPod Touch

3rd place -  Apple iPod Touch


Grades 4-8

1st place - Canon Digital Camera

2nd place - Apple iPod Touch

3rd place - Apple iPod Touch


Video Essays


Grades 9-12

1st place - Canon Digital Camera

2nd place - Apple iPod Touch

3rd place -  Apple iPod Touch


Grades 4-8

1st place - Canon Digital Camera

2nd place - Apple iPod Touch

3rd place - Apple iPod Touch

1st Place Prize

Canon EOS Rebel T3

12.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor

18-55 EF-S Lens Included

SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Slot

DIGIC 4 Imaging Processor

2.7" Clear View LCD

Full HD Movie Mode

100-6400 ISO

Compatible with Canon EF and EF-S Lenses

63 Zone Dual-Layer System / 9 Point AF

3 fps Continuous Shooting

2nd and 3rd Place Prizes


Apple iPod Touch