Your digital storytelling on the impact of the presence/ absence of sexual education classes in schools

Digital storytelling represents an event-presenting technique using a combination of images, text, music, and videos. Twelve grade high school students interested in participating in this contest should develop a digital storytelling (between 3 to 5 minutes long) depicting their own view regarding the impact of the presence/ absence of sexual education classes in schools. Students can chose to describe this issue from an educational, social, economic, and/ or health-related standpoint, by using one or multiple perspectives (i.e. the perspective of the adolescents, teachers, parents, doctors). All stories should be developed in English.

How will this contest count for my admission to Cluj School of Public Health? At the end of this contest we will determine three winners (see Submission & evaluation tab) who will be automatically admitted to Cluj School of Public Health in the 2017-2018 university year. All three winners will be admitted on tuition-free places, provided that they have a Baccalaureate degree by the 2017-2018 university admission session and submit their file to Cluj School of Public Health during the admission period.

Click here to see the digital stories developed by the three students who won our contest in 2016.

There are multiple online sources where you can find information about how to develop a digital story. You can review the resources provided below or you can perform a Google search using “digital storytelling” as searching words.

Educational uses of digital storytelling 

Sample of digital stories

How to create a digital story

Digital storytelling for social impact

Sites and apps for digital storytelling

What is the deadline for submitting my digital story? You can submit your digital story starting from March 20th but not later than April 30th.

How can I submit my digital story? After you finalize your digital story you have to send an email to info@publichealth.ro with the subject “Digital storytelling contest” and ask for a personalized link to submit your story. After receiving your email we will give you access to an online folder where you can upload your digital story. Please keep in mind that any digital stories submitted for this contest can be posted on Cluj School of Public Health’s website and Facebook/YouTube page.

How will you evaluate my digital story? All submitted digital stories will be evaluated against a pre-defined set of evaluation criteria including, but not limited to the originality of the idea, accuracy of the presented information, English proficiency, and technical quality of the story. All stories will be evaluated on a scale from 1 to 10 by a panel of two Cluj School of Public Health members with expertise in public policies and reproductive health. At the end of the evaluation process, the students obtaining the first three highest scores (provided that they get a score equal to or larger than 7) will be awarded a tuition-free place to Cluj-School of Public Health.

In what conditions can my submitted digital story be disqualified? Your digital story will be disqualified in the evaluation process if you use an offensive language or any content which is not yours without giving credit to the source.

For more information about the contest you can email info@publichealth.ro. For any emails sent about the contest, please include the following text in the subject field of the email “Digital storytelling contest”.

The  high school students developing the best three story telling projects will be admitted to Cluj School of Public Health in the 2017-2018 academic year with a grade of 10 at the admission contest.