Trend Micro What's Your Story? 2015

Munster Rugby line out for What’s Your Story? competition

Pictured: Munster Rugby players Ivan Dineen, John Ryan and Dave O'Callaghan with Avril Ronan, Trend Micro, and Loren Flynn (10), Grace Shimmin (8), Jack Sullivan (9), Scott Sexton (11), Charlie Patrick Naughton (8), Lucy Shimmon (8) and Shane Walton Connolly (8)

19 March 2015

The young stars of Munster Rugby were on hand for the launch of 2015’s Trend Micro What’s Your Story? video and poster competition.

Now in its fourth year, What’s Your Story? asks entrants from primary and secondary schools to share their personal experiences in film or poster form on the theme of “Share something that could help someone going online for the first time?”

Submissions will be judged on their ability to inspire, as well as how effectively entrants have promoted their entries on- and off-line.

Avril Ronan, global program manager for Internet safety at Trend Micro, said: “At Trend Micro we are passionate about youth empowerment and promoting a safe, responsible and successful online world. We are delighted to have the support of Munster Rugby again this year, this competition is a unique opportunity for young people to tell us how they can make the Internet a better place for themselves and everyone else.”

Enda Lynch, commercial and marketing manager with Munster Rugby, said: “It is really important for young people to see that the internet is a great place to be, but like all playgrounds, they need to be aware of their own behaviour, and that of others.”

In the last four years Trend Micro has reached over 65,000 parents, teachers and students in Ireland through their Internet safety workshops and programmes, and through the What’s Your story? competition.

Finalists will be reviewed by a panel of experts in the fields of Internet safety, media literacy, and technology.

In addition to Trend Micro, this year’s judging panel includes representatives from Smart Futures, Twitter, Yahoo Safely, Facebook, Discover Science Festival, and Dr Brian O’Neill (EU Kids Online).

The deadline for entries is 21 April, with public viewing and rating ending 5 Ma. The winners will be announced week of 18 May 2015.

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