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Celebrating International Girls in ICT Day: Using Technology to Lead and Connect Vlogging Competition

“Using Technology to Lead and Connect Vlogging Competition” begins Saturday and ends May 7. (Submitted photo)

In celebration and awareness of International Girls in ICT Day, the Virgin Islands Education Department, in partnership with Viya, is thrilled to announce the launch of the Girls in STEAM initiative, “Using Technology to Lead and Connect Vlogging Competition.”

This opportunity aims to empower and celebrate female students in grades four to 12 from public, private, and parochial schools. It invites them to showcase their creativity and passion for STEAM and culture through the lens of technology, according to the press release.

This competition builds on the momentum of a recent vlogging workshop held on April 2,  with Cira Burke, vlogger and Viya ambassador. Burke shared invaluable vlogging experiences, tips, and essentials, igniting enthusiasm for vlogging as a career in technology among participants, the press release stated.

To view the vlogging workshop, click here.

The Using Technology to Lead and Connect Vlogging Competition challenges participants to capture and create a five–to 10-minute vlog using a mobile phone, tablet, or camera. Students are encouraged to document their participation in local events and activities encompassing culture, history, education, music, and food. The competition commences on Saturday and concludes on May 7. Entries must be submitted in MP4 format, the release stated.

Three winners in each district will receive a tablet and one year of free service from Viya. Two grand prize winners, one per district, will receive the additional honor of serving as a Viya Jr. Ambassador for one year, it said.

View the Vlogging Competition Promo video here (Spanish version here).

For more information and to register, interested participants can send an email to girlsinsteam@vide.vi or contact Shamika Williams, State STEM Director at 340-774-0100 ext. 8073.

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