Africa Scout Region Launches Storytelling Contest

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by Africa Scout Region from Kenya
Publication date: 16th Apr 2018

The World Scout Bureau Africa Support Centre is pleased to invite entries for the inaugural Africa Scout Storytelling Contest, which will run for a period of three months starting on 16th April and closing on 22nd June 2018.

This contest offers the opportunity for Scouts to use their skills in writing, videography, photography, animation, drawing, poetry and graphic design to contribute to this year's theme "Scouts Creating a Better Africa" in celebration of the 110 years of Scouting in Africa. The contest seeks to highlight the many positive actions (programmes, projects, activities, events, campaigns etc) Scouts in Africa are undertaking to contribute to their development and the improvement of their communities.

The contest is open to Scouts, Scout Leaders and other Volunteers serving Scouting in different capacities in National Scout Organizations (NSO) within the Africa Scout Region. As much as the contest targets Africans, Scouts, Scout leaders and other Volunteers from around the world can also to submit their entries, on condition that the contents of their submission must depict African Scouts and must have either been created in Africa or at a world, regional or national Scout event.

We look forward to receiving entries capturing Scouts in action on thematic areas such as sustainable development goals, social impact, food security, environmental conservation, community service, diversity and inclusion, creativity and innovation, values and lifeskills, humanitarian action, peace and dialogue.

All entries should be submitted to the World Scout Bureau Africa Support Centre not later than 22 June 2018 by email to africa@scout.org. Due to the high number of entries we may not be able to acknowledge receipt of all entries. Winning entries will be required to submit the raw files after the announcement of winners. Selection of entries will be done by a panel of judges drawn from staff and volunteers within World Scouting. Winners will be announced on 1st August 2018.

In case you have any queries or need assistance with your entries, contact Nelson Opany, Communications & Public Relations Officer at the World Scout Bureau Africa Support Centre on nopany@scout.org. We encourage you to help us spread the word among your members and on social media using the hashtag #MyScoutStory. Please see the attached guideline for the rules of the contest. Thank you for your active participation.

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Comments

Nathanaël M. ALEDOHAN's picture

good

Gabriel Masaka's picture

Interesting contest, I'll participate.

Kim Ismail's picture

I tried checking the PDF file but not opening, it seems it is corrupt..
nice initiative but kindly ensure that the PDF works so as to read the rules and regulations guiding the story contest

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