This site is being written to support teachers as they create digital stories with their classes.

For the Link Learning Exhibition your digital stories may be composed using any means you like but must be uploaded and shared to YouTube or Vimeo with the tag 'lldigitalstorytelling2012' so they can be found and linked/embedded to a Link Learning web space.

Once you have done that, just to be sure, email me your URL or copy the embed code.

Here is a video I have made to show you how to tag a You Tube Video.

This exhibition is designed to be complementary to the Made Awards 2011 http://www.madeawards.com/.

The Made Awards and their sponsors have got thirteen iPads to give as prizes for each of the categories. They will be giving away one iPad for every winner in the movie categories, as well as six HD digital cameras for the digital image category winners. You are encouraged to enter as many of your movies and images as you like.

Weta Workshop were so impressed with the MADE Awards in 2010 that they have agreed to be the judge for the Supreme Award for 2011 and are contributing to the Supreme Award prize (as well as another iPad of course) So get creating in your classes and be in to win some fabulous prizes for your school.

There are six categories: Commercial, music video, story telling, documentary, static image and manipulated image.

All labelled media and payment due by 4pm on Monday 3 October, 2011. Please make sure that you have read and abide by the MADE Awards Criteria.

Entries may not be more than five minutes long.

Remember these awards are for the students and their learning, not for how whizz bangy a teacher can make their students look. Your entries need to have been made this year.

Entrance fee is $10 per movie and $4 per image.

The Link Learning Cluster will reimburse your $10 entrance fee for submitted movies on the same basis as you are allocated Lead Teachers...

Schools with 1-100 pupils will be subsidised one entry.

Schools with 100-200 pupils will be subsidised two entries.

Schools with 200+ pupils will be subsidised three entries.

Here is the entry form to fill in your digital story or static image.


To enter the Made Awards you must send the entries and fee to...

MADE Awards 2011
PO Box 11101
Bay of Plenty 3118