The Digital Storytelling Contest is a part of the SEAMEO RECSAM’s agenda to understand the future need of education ecosystem in Southeast Asia from the young generation lens. This digital storytelling competition will be held virtually to reap as much participation from students across the SEA’s region. Through this competition, students will produce a short video capturing the imagination and visualisation of the learning ecosystem of their respective country. The competition does not just discover the hidden talents of students as creative storytellers using a digital format such as a camera and online screencast applications but also encourages them to become young futurists.

The SEAMEO RECSAM’s Training and Research Division is the organising committee for this event. This competition serves as two-pronged approach not just to discover the talents of students as creative storytellers using a digital format, but at the same time this competition provides the committee with evidences to understand the young generation imagination of future schools and how the learning activities would take place in future.

This contest is open for primary and secondary students in SEAMEO countries to showcase their talents in digital storytelling. As a digital platform to explore the students' imagination of the future Southeast Asia education ecosystem, the participants therefore should narrate how a future school will look like and operates, in which showcase the curriculum and learning activities took place by submitting their creative digital storytelling about the future. All the creative products that submitted will be referred as the ‘future artefacts. At SEAMEO RECSAM, we hope to engage the students as the futurist and crafted their imaginations to better feed the research and training activities in future.

The SEAMEO RECSAM aims to strengthen regional and local collaboration on curriculum and learning standards, assessment, and professional development for science and mathematics education to enhance competitiveness in the era of globalisation. This competition is funded by the Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd Center for Futuristic Studies (PMFCFS) and World Futures Studies Federation (WFSF).



  • To explore the students' imagination of the future education ecosystem
  • To create interest, attention, and motivation for students in reimagining their own learning experiences 
  • Instill digital competencies into students to be wise consumers and producers of content in a digital world.



“Future School: Reimagining Curriculum”



Registration is FREE for all participants.

Terms, Regulations, and Guidelines:

Download the Terms and Regulations here

Downloaded the guidelines here

Digital Storytelling Rubrics:

The rubrics of this contest can be downloaded here.

Registration, Consent Form and Submission Link:

Registration >>> [Click here to Register]

Consent Form >>> [Click to Download] - please fill in and submit together with video

Video Submission >>> [Click here to Submit Video]


Target Participants (up to 3 students per group):

  • Category A - Students aged 7 -12 years old (Category A)

  • Category B - Students aged 13 -18 years old (Category B)


Important Dates:

  • 23 June 2023 (Friday) - Deadline for Registration

  • 06 July 2023 (Thursday) - Online Briefing

  • 07 August 2023 (Monday) - Deadline for Video Submission

  • 23 August 2023 (Wednesday) - Winners announcement and prize giving ceremony


Category A (Age 7 - 12 years old)

First Prize USD 150.00 + e-certificate

Second Prize USD 100.00 + e-certificate

Third Prize USD 50.00 + e-certificate

Category B (Age 13 - 18 years old)

First Prize USD 150.00 + e-certificate

Second Prize USD 100.00 + e-certificate

Third Prize USD 50.00 + e-certificate


Eligible participants will be given e-certificates.

Video Criteria

  • Format: Digital (MP4)
  • Resolution: 720p OR 1280 x 720 pixel OR HD resolution 16:9 ratio
  • Length: 3-5 minutes (strictly enforced)
  • The video given must be complete, accurate and the group must provide sufficient details.
  • Maximum one (1) entry/work per group.
  • The video performance must be original and does not infringe on any copyright and the property of the students
  • You may access the resources for your video here
  • Sample video of DISCONT 2022 finalist


Contact Details

If you have any queries, do contact us at +60 46522764 (phone) or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Secretariat)


Registration ID

You may check your Registration ID here. Do check for errors in your name and your team members and let us know if there are any changes.