Meridian Stories is a series of digital storytelling competitions for schools in the US. Each competition challenges teams of students to create short-form stories using images, words, video and music. The goal is to help teachers creatively engage students with the curriculum through competitive /collaborative storytelling that capitalizes on the technological and co-creative tools of this generation’s culture.
Meridian Stories is proud to feature a special Meridian Stories STEM Challenge, for registered Maine schools only, that rewards winning teams with CASH PRIZES, all courtesy of the Perloff Foundation. For more information, click on the Summaries of the Science Challenges.
New Challenges: Summaries of the new 2013 – 2014 Challenges are available. Please click on any of the four subject areas below to see the new curricular prompts.
To see the 2013- 2014 school rates, please click the Registration tab.
Meridian Stories is proud to be partnering with the National Consortium for Specialized Secondary Schools of Mathematics, Science and Technology (NCSSSMST) in a unique tournament of Challenges. For more information, please click here.
To learn more about the five Value-Added Centers for Learning that underscore every Meridian Stories Challenge, please check the About Section.
To see an example of a full Challenge – the full curricular unit that Meridian Stories delivers — please click here.
2012 – 2013 Student Entry Highlights:
Culled from the over 100 media productions from last year, here are six of the best.
“In Our Hearts”
Challenge: Memorial Day Biography
School: Reeds Brook Middle School, Hampden, ME
“The James Meredith Story”
Challenge: Supreme Court Movie Trailer
School: Deering High School, Portland, ME
Challenge: Local Flora and Fauna Documentary
School: Yarmouth High School, Yarmouth, ME
“All’s Fair in Love”
Challenge: Comic Poetry Sketch
School: Aroostook County Gifted and Talented Program
Challenge: Edgar Allan Poe Horror Scene
School: Lisbon High School, Lisbon ME
Challenge: Rube Goldberg Contraption Documentary
School: Freeport Middle School, Freeport ME