Tell Your Story

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Writing an essay?

Here are a few quick tips and the things to know:

Aim for 2-4 pages single spaced. Don’t approach the essay like a class assignment. Instead, imagine you are telling your best friend about the amazing people your grandparents are, and describe your relationship and the things they did that influenced you in so many ways. Hit the highlights and really focus on your relationship with your grandparent(s).
 
Make sure you save your essay in .doc, .docx, or PDF format.

When your essay is ready, head to our nominate page to submit your story!

 


 

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Making a video?

Here are a few quick tips and the things to know:

Aim for a total of 2-3 minutes in length. Hit the highlights and really focus on your relationship with your grandparent(s). We’d love to hear about your grandparent’s life, but we really want to hear about your relationship with them and those transformational moments that have changed who you are.

Need a video camera?

No film snobs here! Use your iPhone or Droid to capture what you want to say. You can also record directly to YouTube using your webcam on your computer or laptop.

If you’re going for a more professional feel, King library loans out video cameras for a 24 hour period and all you need to have is a student id! So grab a friend and start filming!!

Having trouble deciding which route to go? Check out our post on choosing a camera!

Want to edit your footage?

You can use iMovie on your Mac or if you’re on a PC, check out this post for great free video editing software.

For a few quick tips on editing, check out this post!

Want to edit your movie like a pro? There’s video editing software available in the CIM lab in King Library and in the Digital Den in the BEST library. Just ask for help at the desk!

When your video is ready, head to our nominate page to submit your story!

 

 

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