Building ASEAN Community through Storytelling Competition: Listening to Asia


Due to the high public interest in this competition,
SEAQIL proudly extend the video submission until 29 November 2020


As a Centre focuses on language education, SEAMEO QITEP in Language initiates a storytelling competition in a form of video to build a better cultural understanding across the region through language. This competition, involving foreign language teachers, aims to enable students to improve competencies required to adapt the 21st century.

What is the theme?

The theme of stories may emerge local wisdom related to environment, humanity, religion, education, traditional culture, way of life, etc.

Who can join?

A team consisting of a foreign language teacher and a pair of students at upper secondary level (high senior schools) in Southeast Asian region. The teacher will present the prologue of the story then the students will tell stories in 6 strategic languages, i.e., Japanese, Chinese, Arabic, German, English, and France, for maximum 7 minutes. The performance is in a form of a video presentation recorded using smartphones, portable camera, etc.

What are the prizes?

Prize Money for the 3 Best Winners

Total of 45 million IDR for 18 best videos

  • 3 million IDR /video for 1st winner (@ foreign language)
  • 2.5 million IDR/video for 2nd winner (@ foreign language)
  • 2 million IDR/video for 3rd winner (@ foreign language)

How to submit the video?

  • Register your team by clicking the link:
  • Fill in the application form completely
  • Attach the mp4 video (max. 10MB) or copy paste your video url on the Google form.
  • Each school may send up to 2 applications (videos) for every foreign language.

The Criteria of Selection: 

  • Relevant to cultural diversity
  • Language fluency
  • Originality of the story
  • Creativity of the performance
  • Quality of the video

Important Dates

2—29 Nov         : Period for competition registration (incl. video submission)
30 Nov               : First stage selection
1—3 Dec             : Second stage selection
4 Dec                  : Announcement of 3 best selected videos @language
10—11 Dec         : Online Competition and Awards Ceremony (3 best videos @language)

SEAMEO QITEP in Language

Committee               : Gibran Ramadhani
WhatsApp Number : +62 822-8763-6921
Tel                         : +62 (021) 7888 4106
Email                      :
Website :

Click here (English / Indonesianto download the leaflet or download the concept note (pdf) for more details on submission guidelines.

One Response to Building ASEAN Community through Storytelling Competition: Listening to Asia

  1. Siti Imroatus Sholichah says:

    What an intresting competition

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