Record your video.
Storytelling is a very special tradition in Bhutan – passing down our rich cultural heritage from one generation to another. In this national storytelling competition “Our Children’s Stories”, Class VII to Class XII students from schools across Bhutan will have an opportunity to share the intimate stories passed on to them from their families and communities. Students are invited to participate by submitting a short video of themselves narrating the story they choose. This competition aims to inspire students through storytelling, exchange perspectives from different communities, connect with their roots, nurture a vibrant literary culture and celebrate the narrative tradition in Bhutan.
Deadline for submission: EXTENDED from June 16th to June 23rd, 2023
Winners will be announced July 21st, 2023.
Videos submitted to Bhutan Echoes may be used for promotional purposes. No special camera tricks or video editing is required to participate and win!
We’re looking for the best delivery of stories that offer an insightful and intimate exploration of the Bhutanese experience. We are seeking narratives that are delivered naturally, with passion and captivate viewers ensuring their engagement throughout. Students’ should convey their story with a natural flow as if they’re sharing a captivating story with a close friend. Avoid a strict and unnatural step-by-step delivery of your story and its aspects (such as those on the judging rubric). Tell us where you got your story from. We want to hear the true stories of our Bhutanese communities!
In total, there will be 9 remarkable individuals recognized in this competition who will win prizes for themselves, and the school they’ll be representing.
|Winning Categories||Prizes for Each Winner|
|1 overall winner of the Dzongkha category||15k to student and books to school|
|1 overall winner of the English category||15k to student and books to school|
|1 winner from each class level spanning from Class VII to Class XII||6k to student and books to school|
|1 Honorable mention||Books|
The videos of the winners of the Dzongkha and English Categories will be screened at the Drukyul’s Literature Festival 2023.
These exceptional participants will be selected by a panel of judges who will meticulously assess the quality of their work using a comprehensive judging rubric.
Submit your video by emailing your video to email@example.com.
Record your video.
Open Google Drive app on your phone and click the + sign to upload your video.
After your video is done uploading to google drive you need to click the 3 dots to the right of the video.
Click on manage access so that Bhutan Echoes judges can view your video.
Click on Restricted as seen below.
Change access to “Anyone with the link” can access your video. Lastly, click on the link icon on the top right corner.
Now the link is copied! Paste the link in the email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
DO NOT delete your video until after the competition is over!
Please note videos submitted to Bhutan Echoes may be used for promotional purposes.