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Philip Fuehrer
Sep 21, 2016

Changing America: Digital Storytelling Contest - 1st Place $500

Sep 21, 2016 by Philip Fuehrer

The Metropolitan State University Library invites all current Metropolitan State students to submit entries to the Digital Storytelling Prize, a contest offered in conjunction with the Smithsonian traveling exhibit Changing America: Emancipation Proclamation, 1863 and The March on Washington, 1963. 

Students will use digital media to create brief narrative responses to the exhibit and the question, “How has the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863 and/or the March on Washington of 1963 affected your life?” Instructors are encouraged to set additional requirements such as relating the exhibit to themes from their courses, consultation of additional resources, etc. 

Contest Prizes

The Prize winner will receive a $500 gift card to, plus two honorable mentions will receive $100 gift cards to the university bookstore. Winning entries will be showcased at the exhibit’s closing event on November 4. 

Submission Deadline

Send submissions to by October 17. Please see this flyer or the complete official rules


Please contact the library with any questions about the Digital Storytelling Prize at


About the Changing America Exhibit

Changing America is on display on the first floor of the university’s library, located at 645 E. 7th Street on our St. Paul campus, from September 21 through November 4. Attendance is free and open to the public duringregular library hours: M-Th, 8:00 am -11:00 pm; F-Sa, 8:00 am - 8:00 pm; Su, 12:00 -11:00 pm. Join us for the exhibit opening events on Thursday, September 29, 5:30 – 7:30 pm. 

Find more resources and updates about related events at:


Exhibit Presenters and Sponsors 

This traveling exhibition is brought to Metropolitan State by the university’s Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship (ICES) and Library Department in partnership with the St. Paul Public Libraries-Dayton’s Bluff Branch. It is presented by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and the National Museum of American History in collaboration with the American Library Association Public Programs Office.