'Gift a Story!' contest by ELC, CFAL

Last Updated 12 December 2018, 19:43 IST

In a bid to revive the age-old tradition of grandparents narrating stories to grandchildren, Early Learning Centre (ELC) kindergarten school and Centre for Advanced Learning (CFAL), Bejai-Kapikad, Mangaluru, will hold a ‘Gift a Story!’ contest.

Grandparents and others over 60 years of age may take part in the contest from anywhere in the world.

The stories for the contest may be original or local folk tales. The time limit is 5 minutes. Any language, prop or puppet may be used. Voice modulation or simple narration may be employed. Stories may be recorded using a mobile phone, camera or recorded at the ELC studio.

The entries must be sent via WhatsApp to 9900415934/ 7026314999 or mailed to, before December 14.

These stories will be played back during the celebration of Grandparents’ Day and Carnival at ELC/ CFAL. They will also be uploaded on YouTube.

Story categories

Best original story - (A story that was made up by you or someone in your family and has not been published anywhere)

Best traditional story - (A story that has been told and retold, possible folktale and published elsewhere)

Most popular story - (Most likes on social media page)

Best editing - (Creative props, voice modulation)

Best cinematography - (Creative use of filming technology)

(Published 12 December 2018, 18:35 IST)

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