AMORES E-artefacts Competition

Dear Colleagues – especially school librarians,

I’m involved in the EU funded AMORES project which aims to enable school children to Discover a love for literature through digital collaboration and creativity.

The team are very pleased to announce the AMORES E-artefacts Competition. This international competition is being held in order to encourage students all over Europe to discover works of children’s literature and use contemporary technologies to help them understand and interpret what they have read. .
What is an e-artefact? It can be produced in a range of digital formats, but for the purposes of this competition the focus will be solely on video and digital comic strips.
All interested students are invited to discover their love for literature through digital collaboration and creativity, and enter their e-artefact in the form of a video or digital comic strip in the competition. E-artefacts may be authored by a student or a group of students resident in a European country. The author(s) must be mentored by a teacher. Prior to entering the competition, it is recommended that all entrants familiarise themselves with the competitor guidelines. The e-artefact may be submitted online here. The competition closes on 15 June 2015 at 23:59 CET.

All e-artefacts will be evaluated by a jury panel composed of experts from various European countries (including Jane Secker, Chair of ILG), according to clearly defined criteria. The author of the best e-artefact, as judged by the jury panel, will get to travel to Dubrovnik, Croatia, for the award ceremony and the final event of the AMORES project. The event will take place on 18 November 2015 at the Valamar Lacroma Hotel, at the start of the CARNet User Conference CUC 2015. Prizes will also be awarded to two runners-up, while the winner of the competition will have a unique opportunity to attend the final event, accompanied by their mentor, and present the winning e-artefact to the audience, as well as exchange experiences with students from various European countries taking part in the AMORES project.

Best wishes, Geoff

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