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Ever Heard of These Stories?
Brunei Folk Tales: ‘Pemuda Miskin dengan Saudagar and ‘Tuan Puteri dengan Katak’
Islamic Stories: ‘Nabi Ismail Disembelih’ and ‘Nabi Yunus Dalam Perut Ikan’
The Digital Storytelling Competition is tailor-made for your ideas! Spark up your creativity,
let your imagination soar and tell the world your story! And you just might win some great
prizes doing it as well!

This competition is organised by the Science Technology and Environment Partnership

(STEP) Centre and in-collaboration with the Department of Information and Communications
Technology, Ministry of Education and Microsoft (Brunei), as a platform for students to
weave their tales through a blend of art and technology. By blending age-old storytelling
techniques and Digital Storytelling applications, you’ll bring your stories off the page onto
the web and a possibility of being viewed by millions of people around the world!

Features expected:
All digital stories must include a narrative that relates to the local folk stories or Islamic
stories. 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.

Length & Format of Story:

Your stories should be between 10 - 15 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 podcast or any other digital media format that
can tell a story with visuals (pictures or drawings), narration, sound and music, suitable for
digital broadcast on the Internet.

Entries :
1. The competition is open to groups of Year 4 – Year 6 in Brunei Darussalam. A school
can send a maximum of four (4) entries of a digital story.
2. Each participating group must consist of at least 2 and no more than 3 students with
one teacher as a facilitator. This means if a school is represented by 2 groups, there
should be 2 facilitators.

For a copy of the entry form, please download it from
Rules and Guidelines

1. The digital story must include the components: narration and drawings. The narration and
drawings must be an original work by the students.
3. The digital story must be about the local folk stories / tales or Islamic stories and shall be
in English or Malay.
4. The digital story should not be shorter than 10 minutes but no longer than 15 minutes.
5. Accepted digital video formats include (but not limited to) avi, wmv, mov, mp4, m4v,
mpg, dv and flv.
6. The digital story must be submitted as a media file burned onto a data CD or DVD. The
filename should be the title of the digital story followed by the name of the school.
7. The digital story must be an original work by the students. The teacher facilitator can
advise but not have any direct hand in the creation of the digital story which includes
(but is not limited to) researching, scripting, storyboarding, editing and other post-
production work.
8. Official CD or DVD submissions must be labelled with the name of the school, the title
of the digital story and the contact information of the teacher in charge. Submission of
CD or DVD after deadline (17th September 2011) will not be eligible for judging.
9. All submitted entries will become the sole property of the STEP Centre, Ministry of
Education and reserve the right to promote and use for educational purposes only.
10. By submitting entry / entries to the competition, the participating schools agree to abide
by the rules and guidelines stated herein.

Important date’s of submission:

Date Thing to submit Submit to
2 June 2011 The Science Technology and Environment
1. Entry Forms Partnership (STEP) Centre,
Ministry of Education,
The completed C7, C8 & C9, Simpang 125,
th Jalan Muara, BB 2313,
2 17 September project compiled
Brunei Darussalam.
Fax Num : 2335963

Any enquiries, please contact STEP Centre through email : or

officer-in-charge, Awang Zulbahri bin Achee , email: or and telephone number: 8735772.

Award Ceremony:
Entries will be evaluated by a panel of judges who will determine the prize winners. The
prize winners will be announced at the Award Ceremony.
All participating schools will be notified of the results by letter or e-email.
Judging criteria:
The digital stories will be judged based on the following criteria:
1. Is the story absorbingly and convincingly told?
2. Are the characters / voices believable?
3. Is the story well structured?
4. Does the story fit the features expected?
5. Language / Grammar

6. Is there effective use of visuals to complement the story?
7. Is there effective use of sound / music to complement the story?
8. Are emotions expressed effectively in the final product?
9. The technical polish of final product.
10. Oral skills (Pronunciation / Enunciation)

1. The organiser has the right to change, alter or add the above rules.
2. Judges decisions are final.