Little Punjabi Storytellers – 2018

Little Punjabi Storytellers

Fascinating Folktales of Punjab just turned five years old and we are celebrating with an online children's Punjabi Folktales storytelling competition. We are giving away prizes worth $2500 in cash and books.

Register your child (ages 4-12) by May 30th, 2018 and use summer time for learning and performance fun.

To enter, send high quality video recordings of your child reciting one of the tales from Fascinating Folktales of Punjab (Undivided Punjab Edition) in the month of July. The top three videos in two age categories will win cash prizes and all qualifying videos will be featured on our website and social media pages. Exceptional videos will also be rewarded with free folktale books.

Or teach them the two scripts of the Punjabi language (Gurmukhi & Shahmukhi) and if they can read the folktales from the book in both the scripts in an online test they will be rewarded based on fluency. The top five candidates will win cash prizes and all qualifying candidates will have their test videos featured on our website and social media. Exceptional candidates will also be rewarded with free folktale books. Tests will be conducted in the month of August.

ਕੱਚੀ-ਪੱਕੀ ਬਾਤ

For Ages - 4 to 6

Perform Tales 1, 2 or 3 from ‘The Undivided Punjab Edition’ or from the Fascinating Folktales of Punjab books 1-3.

The top 3 performances will be awarded $200, $150 and $100 respectively.

ਨਿੱਕਾ ਮੂੰਹ ਵੱਡੀ ਬਾਤ

For Ages - 7 to 9

Perform Tales 4 or 5 from ‘The Undivided Punjab Edition’ or from the Fascinating Folktales of Punjab books 4-5.

The top 3 performances will be awarded $300, $250 and $200 respectively.

ਦੋ ਲਿੱਪੀਆਂ ਇੱਕੋ ਬਾਤ

Open to ages - 6 to 12

Read the folktales from ‘The Undivided Punjab Edition’ in both Gurmukhi and Shahmukhi.

The top performances will be awarded $300, $250, $200, $150 and $100 respectively.

** Registration is free with the purchase of the ‘Undivided Punjab Edition’ book.  **

Registration Deadline - May 30th 2018
Video Submission Deadline - August 1st 2018

Don't have the book?

Buy the 'Undivided Punjab Edition

Already have the book?

Register your child for the competition

Rules

  1. Solo or groups including family can be involved in videos however main reading should be done by the child(ren).
  2. Only submissions with clear video and good sound quality will be eligible.
  3. Background music, props, lighting, costumes can be incorporated.
  4. The book must show in the video with some view of corresponding book pages.
  5. Judging criteria includes - presentation quality,  expressions, voice, pronunciations and storytelling capability.
  6. The focus is on Punjabi reading and oral command hence the short listed candidates will be asked to read at their category level for a test to qualify as winners.
  7. Videos should be 5-10 minutes long.

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