Think and Do in 2: Global Storytelling Competition

November 2020

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.

Competition Winner: $50 Amazon Gift Card
First Runner Up: $25Amazon Gift Card

Did you study abroad, participate in an international service-learning program, volunteer or internship abroad, or are you an international student yourself? The application is open now through October 20 for the 6th annual Think & Do in Two: Global Storytelling Competition. This year’s competition will be virtual – students selected to participate will (with our assistance) record their presentation and the campus community will vote on their favorite. Then join us on November 12th at 6:30pm for a LIVE virtual awards ceremony!

Apply for Think and Do in 2: Global Storytelling Competition 2020
  • 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)