Hyperlocal is an interactive story map where Canadians can upload personal stories about the changes they see in their own neighbourhoods. Stories may touch the big issues we face in a fragile economy, or reflect small changes in a neighbourhood (such as when a colourful character passes away, or a coffee chain moves in).
We want to know what’s new and changing in your neighbourhood and what that change means to you.
There are different ways to submit:
- Text entry between 400-500 words (photo optional)
- Photo essay and caption (3 photos + 50-100 word caption)
- Video or audio (maximum length: 2 minutes) with a 50-100 word accompanying text
All stories will be available to be read online, and at the end of the month a jury will select the most compelling submission from the public. The winning story will be turned into a web-based interactive by the National Film Board of Canada’s Digital Studio, and the winner will receive a laptop computer.
There is no cost to enter. Deadline is May 3, 2013.
Find out more: http://hyperlocal.cbc.ca/