Think and Do in 2: Global Storytelling Competition
November 2, 2021 - Stewart Theatre
Student competitors will virtually share their global story in a timed, 2-minute presentation with six image slides that appear strictly for 20 seconds. Guests and attendees will vote for their favorites.
Judges Award: $75 Amazon Gift Card
Audience Choice Award: $50 Amazon Gift Card
Did you study abroad, participate in an international service-learning program, volunteer or internship abroad, or are you an international student yourself? Did you have a ‘global’ experience here in Raleigh during the pandemic? The application is open now through October 24 for the 6 annual Think & Do in Two: Global Storytelling Competition. This year’s competition will be both in-person as well as live-streamed. Contestants must present their stories in person at the event.
- Contestants must submit 6 high-resolution images (preferably in .jpg format)
- Images must original work (no stock photos permitted)
- Images should not contain any text and must be submitted through the online submission process
- Images should be named, “last name_image number” to identify the contestant and order images should be displayed
- During your presentation, each image will be displayed for 20 seconds before automatically moving to the next image
- Contestants must submit the text of the spoken portion electronically through the online form and may not exceed 2 minutes (approximately 260 words, depending on speech speed of entrant); any submissions beyond this length will not be considered
- Upon submission, all entries may be used by NC State University for non-commercial publication. All submissions are subject to editing for the final publication.
- Contestants are not eligible to receive multiple awards.
- No late entries will be accepted.
- Visual works should not depict an excessive use of alcohol, illicit drugs, violence, sex, or other inappropriate material. Oral presentations should also abide by these standards.
- Any University-affiliated international travel must have been submitted through the International Travel Gateway or through the Study Abroad Office.
- Stories cannot encourage any inappropriate behaviors and should abide by the Student Code of Conduct.
- Stories should not encourage overly risky activity, such as travel to locations in which the U.S. Department of State has issued an overall Level 4 Travel Advisory.
- The artwork may be in black and white or color.
- Performances will be recorded live and will be available from NC State Global.
- NEW for 2020
- Students will record their presentations via Zoom with the assistance of their coach. Video should follow the same format, lasting 2 minutes in total showing the 6 photos (20 seconds each)
The Global Storytelling Competition will be evaluated by guest judges using a Think and Do in 2 Judge’s Rubric. The judges will select the Competition Winner. The Audience Favorite will be awarded based on audience vote – each attending audience member will receive a ballot and be able to vote for their favorite. Finalists are encouraged to invite their friends and family to attend.
Contestants will not be eligible to win multiple awards. In the event that more students apply to participate than the event can accommodate, a Selection Committee will review all applications and narrow the field down to a group of Finalists who will be invited to participate in the live storytelling competition.
Previous Winning Storytellers
- 2019 Competition winner, Shawn Fredericks
- 2019 First Runner Up: Zainab Homoud
- 2019 Audience Favorite, Thabani Mtsi
- 2018 Competition Winner, Chu Zhang
- 2018 First Runner Up: Thomas Armstrong
- 2017 Competition Winner, Mary Long
- 2016 Competition Winner, Kiyana Harris
- 2016 First Runner Up: Ahmed Mashal
- 2015 Competition Winner, Stephanie Wenclawski
- 2015 First Runner Up, Sabriya Dobbins