CONTEST DEADLINE EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 30TH, 2017
September 30th is celebrated around the world as International Translation Day. At Pratham Books StoryWeaver we take translations very seriously! After all, it’s thanks to them that we’re able to take books to so many children across India, in a language they understand.
While children love to read stories and be read to, they also love to hear and see stories enacted! Which is why this year, for International Translation Day, we thought it was time to find and share more engaging, multilingual video resources with our community. That’s where you come in!
The StoryWeaver StoryCorner contest
It’s simple, we’re sharing a list of some of our original language and translated books which we think lend themselves beautifully to reading aloud. We want you to send us a video of yourself enacting the story or reading it out loud in the most engaging way possible. The best entry will win a book hamper from Pratham Books and a signed illustration by celebrated children’s book illustrator Rajiv Eipe.
Contest Guidelines and Rules
All entries must be uploaded to YouTube and the YouTube link shared with us along with a small note about yourself and the title of the story you chose via email to [email protected]
Entries must not be longer than 7 mins
Entries of the stories shared on this page alone will be considered for the competition.
Contestants must be 18 years and above to participate.
Participants can submit more than one entry.
Prizes can only be couriered to an address in India.
Tips and Tricks
Set your camera in landscape mode (horizontal)
Find a quiet space to film. Avoid filming near windows or in common shared spaces.
To reduce ambient noise, switch off fans, air conditioners and mixer grinders!
Remember your story could be used by our outreach partners in the classrooms they teach in. So while you might be telling the story to your camera, imagine there’s a bunch of kids listening! Really TELL the story.
Here are the books you can choose from
Translations of these stories in other languages do exist, however these are by community members. Do try and choose a story from the above list that has a ‘Recommended’ tag. If you can’t find the story you’d like to narrate in a language you’re fluent in, then do go ahead and translate the story on StoryWeaver and then use it!
You can download and print the story (or stories) you will be reading aloud, or read them from a mobile phone or tablet.
If you have any questions do write to us at [email protected]