Ever-Read-Day

Storytelling competition

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      Prajaahita Foundation's Ever-read-day reading initiative has launched  a storytelling  competition for children with disabilities between the age group 8- 17 ( Age limit for people with intellectual disability is
21 years) to commemorate National Reading Day (19 June 2021).   

   
The competition is to identify the comprehension/storytelling skills in children with disability,  acknowledge their curiosity to share knowledge and motivate others into the world of books

   Children can always be in immense love with stories and books. Reading stories and treading through the characters and plots leads them to the world of imagination. If your child is in fond of reading, Prajaahita Foundation is here with a story telling competition for your little one. Do enroll and be an inspiration for others.

     

Who can apply

Children with disabilities according to their age group can apply in the following category :

1. Intellectual disability

 a) Category 1 (age 8 to 13)

 b) Category 2 (Age 14 to 21)

2. Locomotive disability

  a) Category-1(Age 8 to 10)

  b) Category -2 (Age 11 to 13)

  c) Category-3 (Age 14-17)

 

3. Hearing Impairment

  a) Category-1 (Age 8 to 10)

  b) Category -2 (Age 11 to 13)

  c) Category-3 (Age 14-17)

 

4. Visual impairment

  a) Category-1 (Age 8 to 10)

  b) Category -2 (Age 11 to 13)

  c) Category-3 (Age 14-17)

How to apply

Children are free to read any fictional books belonging to any language but they should make sure that the video summary is either Malayalam or English or Indian Sign Language. Contestant have to shoot a 7-10 minute video summary of the book they have read and share that to us. Children can directly fill the form given on Prajaahita's website or Whatsapp the videos to 9539320745.

***For evaluation purposes, we will be uploading the participation videos to our social media.

Rewards

Children, their parents and relatives, schools, and organizations will get a chance to nominate the children they know. This program helps the children to prepare for effective summarization and video making will enable them to upgrade their  technological skills. There are eleven categories based on the age and disabilities.

 

There will be two winners from each category. The schools with highest number of contestants will get special mention.

The last date for submission of review videos is on 10th July 2021(Saturday) and the announcement of results will be on 15th of July 2021(Thrusday).

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Who can participate in the competition?


Children with disabilities from the age group 8-17 can apply for the competition. Age limit for people with intellectual disability is 21 years. 1. Intellectual disability a) Category 1 (age 8 to 13) b) Category 2 (Age 14 to 21) 2. Locomotive disability a) Category-1 (Age 8 to 10) b) Category -2 (Age 11 to 13) c) Category-3 (Age 14-17) 3. Hearing Impairment a) Category-1 (Age 8 to 10) b) Category -2 (Age 11 to 13) c) Category-3 (Age 14-17) 4. Visual impairment a) Category-1 (Age 8 to 10) b) Category -2 (Age 11 to 13) c) Category-3 (Age 14-17)




2. Is this program only for children with disabilities?


Yes, We are conducting this program for children with disabilities to acknowledge their skills and passion towards reading.




3. Where shall I send my video to?


You can share the book review video directly to us by filling the form. Fill the form here




4. How many videos can I send? Can I resend the video which I had already sent?


You can send only one video. You can take enough time. Go through the book and make necessary notes for your reference.




5. Can I read any book and summarize it?


Yes, you can choose any works of fiction.




7. What should be the duration of the review video?


Response video should be 7-10 minutes long.




8. How schools can participate in this program?


Schools can collectively send us the video summaries by children with disabilities. Please reach out to us for more information: 9539320745




9. What about libraries? Can libraries participate?


Either the library or child/parent can send the applications.




10. Do I get some practice? Is there any format for the video or for the way of narration?


There is no particular format. You are free to stick on to your originality and style.




12. Is 7-10 minutes too long/ too less for the story telling?


7-10 minutes is perfect for a good review. Dont worry if you can't maintain the time. We will check the perfection of the contents.




6. Which language I can choose for reading and which for narrating.


You can read books from any language. While describing the summary you should use English or Malayalam or sign language for optimum communication. The video can also be shot in any Indian language. Please share us the transcription in English