Project Social Story: A Photo and Film Contest for Athens Teens at Home

Announcing Project Social Story, a photo and film contest featuring Athens teens’ images of their lives during this unprecedented time of social distancing, distance learning, and staying at home.

Do you miss your friends, your school, your freedom to come and go? Are you enjoying time with your family, your pets, in your backyard, or your basement? Or is everyone getting on your nerves?  All of these things would be natural, and also make a great story to tell with a picture or video. Do you use Snapchat or Instagram?  Filters and apps such as Boomerang or Photoshop Express can offer you creative options to enhance your images and videos of your friends and family, your pets, your home, your hobbies, yourself, your experience.

Help tell the social story of this most unusual time in your town and perhaps win a prize in one of the following categories: friends, family, pets, feelings, and fun.

All submitted images will be shared through ATHICA’s social media, website, and on screens playing in the gallery. Details on the dates for gallery viewing will be available at the end of May or early June.

Contest Guidelines

      • The contest is open to anyone in the Athens area from the ages of 13 to 19.
      • Up to five images or videos may be entered per person.
      • Images should be in jpeg format.
      • Videos should be no longer than one minute and in either .mp4 or .mov format.
      • Deadline to enter:  May 31, 2020
      • Online entry form: https://forms.gle/beNTdFBs94RPjdsdA

More about Project Social Story
Project Social Story has been created by ATHICA photography intern and local high school student Chloe Sears as a project to engage with other teens and gather and encourage their creative expressions of their pandemic experiences.  Sears explains that “My goal for Project Social Story is to get teenagers in Athens to use everyday apps like Snapchat and Instagram as a creative outlet instead of just social media. With the COVID-19 pandemic, this seemed like a great opportunity for people to express themselves while they’re stuck in quarantine.”