New Media Competition
Using Technology to Create Impact
The New Media Youth Competition is an innovative platform that challenges young participants to showcase their creativity, skills, and ideas within new media.
This competition often spans various digital mediums, including social media, digital art, video production, and interactive technologies.
The goal is to foster creativity, digital literacy, and collaboration among young individuals while providing a platform to showcase their talents to do good and contribute to the evolving world of new media.
The competition is open to:
Category 1 - Primary Schools
Category 2 - Secondary Schools
Category 3 - JCs, ITE and Polytechnics
How to join
1. Select a Social Cause you want to support
Many social causes affect us, so you can select one cause you identify with and want to help create awareness of.
If you are unsure, a list of social causes is HERE.
2. Create content using New Media
Use New Media (Video, Augmented Reality, Podcast, or Digital Marketing) to create awareness for that social cause.
You can submit entries on the following Categories.
Produce a 1 - 2 min original video promoting the social cause you support.
The video needs to be saved and uploaded as .mov
Category open to:
Primary School Students
Secondary School Students
JCs, ITE and Polytechnic Students
Entries will be grouped and evaluated according to the different academic levels
Deadline to Submit Entries
30 September 2024
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