The 2012 TechSoup Digital Storytelling Challenge Has Begun!

TechSoup’s annual Digital Storytelling Challenge (also known as #TSDigs), powered by Lights. Camera. Help., has launched for 2012!  The Digital Storytelling Challenge combines professional instruction and friendly competition into a hands-on media-making project. Organizations participate in a series of short, interactive online trainings, apply that knowledge to create their digital story, then submit a one-minute video or five-picture slideshow to the #TSDigs Challenge by February 29.

A panel of expert judges selects the very best entries to win terrific prizes consisting of tools and resources to take their digital storytelling to the next level. Organizations also keep and can use their digital story as a vital resource for promoting their work and connecting to constituents.

Several Nonprofit Commons members participated last year, and we hope many more will do so this year.  Second Life is such a compelling storytelling medium with rich images, video, and characters.  So get cracking on telling the digital story of your organization today!  Remember the deadline is February 29.

Dates to Remember

February 1: Challenge Launches, Submissions Open

Learning Opportunities

All learning events are 11:00 a.m. Pacific time

  • February 2: Webinar on Pre-production
  • February 7: Live Tweet Chat
  • February 8: Nonprofits Live on Collaborative Video
  • February 9: Webinar on Production
  • February 14: Live Tweet Chat
  • February 16: Webinar on Post-Production

February 29, Midnight Pacific time Submissions Close

March 1 – 11: Expert panel judging

March 5 – 9: Community voting

March 28, 7:00 p.m. Pacific time: Awards Screening Party at TechSoup HQ in San Francisco and Live-Streaming in Nonprofit Commons (Second Life).

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Written by: rikomatic