Saturday, October 10, 2009

Six Sounds in Search of an Author Contest @ ISTE

My colleague, Christopher Shamburg, an Associate Professor in the graduate program in Educational Technology at New Jersey City University put a contest together for the upcoming ISTE conference. Give it a try!

Six Sounds in Search of an Author Contest

Submissions are accepted from October 12–23, 2009.


Audio Introduction
( transcript )

For this contest you are going to create a one-minute story with the following sound effects.


Phone Ring


Crickets Chirping


Heart Beating


Striking a Match


Engine Vroom


Water Splash

Click here to download all files (zipped)

If you are new to audio editing, here is a step-by-step tutorial designed for this contest that uses the free, multitrack audio editing software Audacity.

Rules:

• You must use all of the sounds.
• You may use a sound more than once.
• You cannot use any other sound effects.
• You can manipulate the six sounds—i.e. trim them, add effects such as changing the pitch or speed.
• Your story must be a minute or less.
• It can be true life, drama, comedy, detective, romance, adventure, action, fantasy, horror, scifi...any genre you want.
• No profanity or use of personal information
• It can have characters and a narrator, just characters, or just a narrator.
• File must be submitted as a mp3.

Further information can be found on the contest website.

Good luck with your stories!

Six Sounds in Search of an Author Prizes

After all submissions are reviewed, ISTE will announce prizes for the following categories:

1. Most unusual setting
2. Best use of the "splash" sound effect
3. Best character voice
4. Best use of a 3 second dramatic pause
5. Participants' Choice – You vote!

Teacher Prizes

On October 26, 2009, a winner will be selected for each of five prize categories. The winner will receive an ISTE book of their choice. The prize value is up to $44.95.

Student Prizes

On October 26, 2009, a winner will be selected for each of five prize categories. The winners will each receive a $10 iTunes gift card. The prize value is $10.00.


2 Comments:

At 12:19 PM, Blogger Tiffany Walz said...

How fun!! What an interesting challenge it would be just to try!

 
At 12:47 PM, Blogger chris said...

Thanks for the plug.

 

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