The Third Digital Short-Story Contest Took Place

The award ceremony of the English Digital Short-Story Contest for High Schools in Istanbul which is being organized by our High School English and Information Technologies Departments took place on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 online with the topic “Modern Take on Fairy Tales”. 36 students from nine schools in Istanbul participated in the contest with the digital short stories they prepared.

The purpose of the contest which took place for the third time this year was to enable high school students to develop their creativity using the language and digital skills they acquired in their English and Information Technology classes and to re-write fairytales by adapting them to contemporary world. The poster of the contest was prepared by our high school students Tuna Bayık (Science 10) and Alara Aydın (10 IB D).

İlke Okbay from Anabilim Science, Technology, and Anatolian High School came in the first with the story titled “Meandrella”, Barış Can Tarkan from Tuğrul Bey Anatolian High School came in the second with his story titled “Jack and The Beanstalk”, and Zeynep Esra from Prof. Dr. Hulusi Behçet Anatolian High School got the third place with her story titled “Snow White and The Seven Miners”. Elif Selen Güleç from NUN Schools got the Mention Award with her story titled “Aladdin and X-73”.

The members of the jury were Dr. Abdullah Düvenci, academic from Marmara University Computer and Educational Technologies Department;  Funda Sularöz, the founder of the Fan Ajans İnteraktif, digital advertiser, translator, and film critic; Gonca Özmen, poet, our film and TOK teacher; Süleyman Sönmez, our Information Technologies teacher and short-story and novel writer; Fulya Müldür Aktürk, our High School English Department Head, and Eda Karaçelebi, our Information Technologies teacher.

During the award ceremony the members of the jury gave a presentation to the participants. Süleyman Sönmez’s presentation was titled “The Kitchen of Digital Short-Story” and Funda Sularöz’s presentation was titled “Story-Telling and Creativity in our Lives”.

The participation certificates of all students and advisors who participated in the contest were mailed to their schools.