ICT Case 2012 solved! At last, we know the name of the winners

The most intriguing mystery of  ICT Case 2012, has been solved. Finally we know the name of the winners of this micro-stories competition.  In total we have received 88 short stories,  composed with less than 800 words, around Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). An outstanding participation rate indeed, 56 stories witten by Upper Primary Education students and 22 stories created by Secondary School students, coming from 13 different schools.

The call for was jointly managed by the L’Altra Ràdio of Radio 4, the Departament d’Ensenyament, La Mandarina of Newton and the science teacher and writer of literature of intrigue, Jordi de Manuel.

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Winners and finalists
These are the micro-stories rated by the jury:

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Higher Primary Category
Winner: The supercomputer, designed by Marc Bosch Galdeano, 5th year student at the Col·legi Sant Miquel (Barcelona). Teacher coordinator: Montse Coderch
Finalists: Supercomputers (Antoni Sisó Farré), A world without A (Adrià Cavero ) and Reasons of the Heart (Laura Arribas). Students of Col·legi Sant Miquel (Barcelona).

Secondary School Category
Winner: No signal, designed by Deborah Ramirez, Felix Guijarro, Soraya Alcayada, Areli Fernández, Cristina Ruiz, Daniele Lenoir, Juan Salguero, Reading Group of 2th of ESO . Joan Miró Institute (L’Hospitalet de Llobregat). Teacher coordinator: Meritxell Monsonís.
Finalists: New intelligence (Judith Parés de Tera) and Colors (Mireia Martínez Rubio), works created by students of the Montgròs Institute (Sant Pere de Ribes), and Diary of a fellow (Laia Fernández Villanueva) of Princess Margaret School (Barcelona).

General Category
Winner: Zzzzmmm, work of Esteve Martorell i Esteve
Finalists: The importance of having an iPod (Marco Felipe) IES Vicens Vives (Girona), The Rose Club (Isabel Bonany Solà) and The Mysterious katana (Jesus Martin Rivera).

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The jury of ICT Case 2012 has been composed by:
Jordi de Manuel, writer (President).
Irene Lapuente, physics and founder of La Mandarina de Newton
Pitu Martínez, teacher and specialist in ICT for education.
Cinto Niqui, journalist and director of L’Altra Ràdio

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The radio version is still in process …
All winning entries and finalists will be posted on the website of L’Altra Ràdio and the Co-Creating Cultures Blog of La Mandarina Newton. The three winning entries will be re-adapted in radio version and will be broadcasted by L’Altra Ràdio in June 2012. This edition will also include the radio version of the  Guatzsap short story, written for the ICT Case of 2012 by Jordi de Manuel.

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…And as an invitation to co-create on the Internet
La Mandarina de Newton will make several open proposals for co-creating nano-stories through social networks to all Internet users. A new story will be co-created each week during the month of June, starting with the first sentence of the three winning stories and the story Guatzsap. This initiative, called “To Be Continued …” will propose the participants to continue the story by adding new sentences starting from the first one. The co-creative process will take place in parallel

This co-creation will take place in parallel on the Co-Creating Cultures Blog, Co-Creating Cultures Facebook and Twitter @cocreatingcult. New nano-sories (even shorter stories) will be created inspired by the begginings by the beginnings of the winning stories and built from the participation of several people. Modelling the evolution of the same history across different platforms will provide us a wide variety of rich and interesting stories.

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ICT Case 2012, the most intriguing competition of technological micro-stories!

Open announcement of the micro-stories competition ‘ICT Case 2012’

Announcement:

ICT Case 2012 is a competition of micro-stories of intrigue related to Information Technology and Communication (ICT), organized by L’Altra ràdio a radio program at Radio 4, the Educational Department of the Catalan Government and la Mandarina de Newton. Jordi de Manuel, a science professor and a writer of intrigue literacy, who has recently published The death of the runner (2012), is joining this initiative too.

The objectives of the ICT Case 2012 competition are: to promote writing and literary creation, to promote the use of Internet and ICTs amongst citizens and schools of Catalonia, to stimulate artistic creation together with critique of language and encourage radio creation with the production of short dramatizations based on the winning stories of this contest.

Participants

Groups of students from Upper Primary schools and Secondary Education in Catalonia and citizens over 16 years, individually or in groups are invited to participate.

Works

The works should be short stories of intrigue wtitten in Catalan with a plot involving some device or use related to Information Technology and Communication (ICT).

The micro-stories should have a maximum length of 800 words (a double-spaced, two pages text in Arial 12 font).

The main title, name and surname of the author (s), email address and telephone number must be included on the first page of each work.

Participants in the Upper Primary School and Secondary Education categories must state the names of the responsible teacher and school center, together with the school level.

Categories

There are three categories:

  • Upper Primary Education.
  • Secondary Education.
  • General. Open to High School students and anyone over 16 who wants to participate.
Awards

General Category
A radio receiver IP VANTAGE DIGITAL OXX DIGITAL

Upper Primary Education
Photo Camera (Hewlett Packard)

Secondary Education
Video Camera (Hewlett Packard)

Communication

A selection of submitted works will be published on L’Altra ràdio website and the Co-Creating Cultures blog of La Mandarina de Newton. Winning works in each category will be adapted to radio format and will be broadcasted during June 2012 by L’Altra ràdio. This program will also include a special radio version of the micro-story written by Jordi de Manuel.

Following the competition, the Co-Creating Cultures blog of La Mandarina de Newton will initiate several co-creation proposals with the winning works. Internet users will be invited, through social networks, to create nano-stories collaboratively.

Time and place of submission

The deadline for submitted works ends on Saturday May 12, 2012

Each work must be sent separately in a text file attached to an email, to the adress: castic2012@gmail.com

Selection Process

Various aspects will be evaluated to select finalists and winners:

  • Literary quality of the piece of work.
  • Artistic and aesthetic treatment
  • Creativity.
  • Correct use of language.
  • Plots related with some device or use about Information Technology and Communication (ICT).
Verdict

The winners of each category will be announced on Friday June 1th, in an edition of L’Altra ràdio at Radio 4.

The jury’s verdict is final.

All participants submitting their micro-story accept the rules of the ICT Case 2012 competition and its organizers state their compromise to make a non-profit use.

Jury

The jury is composed of:

  • Jordi de Manuel, writer (President).
  • Irene Lapuente, physicist and founder of La Mandarina de Newton
  • Pitu Martínez, teacher and specialist in ICT for education.
  • Cinto Niqui, journalist and director of L’Altra ràdio
Co-creation and Co-Creating Cultures!

After the competition, the website of La Mandarina de Newton will spark several proposals for co-creation, based on the winning works. During the month of June, the Internet users will be invited to co-create each week a new story starting from the first sentence of the three winning stories (one per category) and the special story written by Jordi de Manuel.

The initiative, called “To Be Continued …”, will propose participants to continue the story started from this first sentence, adding new ones. This co-creation process will take place in parallel in the Co-Creating Cultures blog, its Facebook page and its Twitter @cocreatingcult. Do not miss it!

The result will be new “nano-stories” (even shorter stories) inspired by the beginnings of the winning stories and constructed through the participation of several people. By evolving in parallel the plot across different platforms, we will get a variety of rich and interesting stories.

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Photographic credits:  Olarte Ollie, Dark Botxy
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