Good Story Competition calls for entries

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014


SINGAPORE -- Change the world in four minutes. That is the call by Our Better World, which has recently launched The Good Story Competition – a celebration of creative and compelling video storytelling of everyday people in Asia doing good to improve the lives of others. The inaugural competition is open for submissions all across Asia and will close on March 21, 2014.

The inaugural edition is organized by Our Better World, a digital initiative of the Singapore International Foundation that brings together the magic of stories and the power of people to inspire change.

Rebecca Lim, who heads up this initiative, said: “Since starting Our Better World about one and a half years ago, we have uncovered so many inspirational stories of hope and courage. We want to celebrate the stories of these unsung heroes, and get more people involved and coming alongside to play their part. If you know people who are quietly helping to make lives better, you can help cast a spotlight on the difference they are making by joining The Good Story Competition. With your video story submission, you will help raise awareness of the cause and stand a chance to win a cash prize for the non-profit or social enterprise being featured.”

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The Good Story Competition aims to encourage the development of authentic and entertaining storytelling skills of aspiring and professional filmmakers, including students and hobbyists from around the region.

There are two categories, Open and Professional, with over S$25,000 of prize money. Winners not only get a cash prize for themselves, but also for the social enterprise, non-profit organization or inspiring individual featured in their videos.

The deadline for submissions is March 21, 2014. Five finalists will be shortlisted per category, where the videos will be assessed by a panel of judges. There will also be an audience choice prize for the Open category, based on public voting.

For more information on The Good Story Competition, visit http://ourbetterworld.org/goodstoryasia/. Further details can also be found in the Editor’s Notes. (PR)

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