Krishna and his family admire a Solar Eclipse (detail), folio from a Bhagavata Purana (detail) India, Himachal Pradesh, Kangra, 1775–80. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, CC0

The moment has arrived! The Digital Storytelling Festival 2022 has closed so now it’s time to take a look at the inspiring entries and vote for your favourites.

To vote, all you have to do is hit the ‘Applause’ button at the bottom of the stories you like. The story with the most ‘claps’ will win our People’s Choice Award. The deadline for voting is 12 July 2022.

A huge thank you to everyone who took the time to share their stories with us — we love you for it!

Explore this year’s stories now!



The Festival kicked off at the Opening Gala on 10–11 May, with sessions demonstrating what the competition is all about, introducing some of last year’s winners, highlighting inspiring examples of online storytelling and sharing how to use open digital cultural heritage content in creative workshops.

You can watch the recordings of the Gala below; there are time stamps to help you explore the sessions, and you can find the full programme here.

To stay involved and up to date on all things digital storytelling you can:



The first edition of the Digital Storytelling Festival encouraged people to create digital stories from openly licensed cultural heritage collections. Join the Festival’s Closing Online Event on Wednesday July 21st

12:15 PM — 1:30 PM BST | 1:15 PM — 2:30 PM CEST

4:45 PM — 6 PM IST | 8:45 PM — 10 PM AGST

During this interactive online sessions, we will:

  • announce the contest winners
  • explore this year’s submissions
  • discuss the opportunities and challenges related to storytelling and work with openly licensed cultural heritage collections
  • showcase inspiring examples of storytelling by professionals from the culture sector

Register here




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