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ASL Storytelling Competition

April 15, 2017

Transcript provided by Rhonda Jennings-Arey

Hello, my name is Joy Maisel. I am here to represent our ASLized board members. We are proud to announce that we will host an annual fictional story competition. The purpose of this competition is to encourage Deaf people and CODAs, Children of Deaf Adults, to provide creative ASL storytelling and play with ASL. We also want to expand our ASL corpus with this competition. While we have plenty of ASL corpus, we notice that there are certain fictional areas that we lack. We need to expand our collection of fictional stories. This competition will help this become a reality. At this time, we are focusing on two different kinds of fictional stories: historical fiction and science fiction. Do not worry if you are not sure what each genre requires because we will provide more information about these two genres in the other video. We also will have other videos that explain the rules, eligibility, and dates of this competition. We hope you will join and have fun with us!

Transcript provided by Rhonda Jennings-Arey

This competition focuses on two different kinds of fictions: historical fiction and science fiction. Let me explain historical fiction. Historical fiction is a story that is about history that actually happened in the past. Based on a timeline, choose a timeframe and describe what actually happened at the time, with understanding that you change the story such as changing the character, story problem, the character’s perspective, the incidents, and the conclusion. You can be creative and make up changes related to that time. These changes make the story fictional. Now for science fiction. It is based on stories that are make-believe and strange tales that usually relate to time travel either in the future or the past, or related to science experiments that cause strange or odd happenings or results. It can also be about astronauts arriving in space and end up meeting aliens or landing in strange places in space. You can make-up strange stories related to things like that. Now that you have heard this, I hope you now have ideas from watching movies, reading books, or seeing pictures. Maybe one of these things will inspire ideas. Now go ahead and become creative!

Transcript provided by Rhonda Jennings-Arey

Contestants that can participate in this competition will consist of two groups. One group will be made of Deaf people and the other group will be made of CODAs, Children of Deaf Adults. Each group have four age groups: 1) upper elementary, 3rd to 5th graders, 2) middle school, 6th to 8th graders, 3) high school, 9th to 12th graders, and 4) open to anyone such as college age students or adults of any age. This is the eligibility of the contestants joining the competition.

Transcript provided by Rhonda Jennings-Arey

The winner and honorable mention winners will be announced via different social media sites. Each age group in the two main groups will receive prizes. Contestants in the first place will receive money, and those in the second and third place will receive ASLized’s famous playing cards.

Transcript provided by Rhonda Jennings-Arey

There are a few general rules. Videos submitted for this competition will need to be uploaded on YouTube and provide the link with the submission. Your video must include a title slide with your story’s title, a mention of which category you are participating in, and your name. As for your video, you must be in frame using appropriate the signing space from the waist and up. A solid color is required for your background and choice of shirt. You can use props or special effects in your video. Your choice of one of the two fiction genres must follow the characteristics and elements of that specific category, and your story must not exceed three minutes. It is imperative that your story is an original story created by you. You are not allowed to copy a story that already exists. If judges find out that your story is not an original story, you will be disqualified from this competition. You must follow these rules in order to stay in this competition or you will be disqualified.

Transcript provided by Rhonda Jennings-Arey

If you want to join this competition, you will need to register. To register, click on the registration link, and you will see a form that requires certain information about you. Make sure you have a YouTube link ready for your videos. The registration deadline is on April 15, 2017.

Historical Fiction

Sample #1

Science Fiction

Sample #2

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Submissions will open on April 10, 2017

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