KATHA, a Indian publisher of children’s story books and translated fiction, has been working in the areas of creative writing and translation for nearly 25 years. I Love Reading is a programme to promote creative writing and translation among students I Love Reading Project seeks to nurture their creativity by giving them a platform to share their writing, thereby inspiring generations of future writers (More details in Annexure – 02). Participation in the competitions is free of cost.
CREATIVE WRITING AND TRANSLATION COMPETITION
(Timeline of events in Annexure - 01)
STAGE -1: KATHA CLUBS
I Love Reading
Affiliated schools will organize On the Spot Writing Contest in the following Categories:
i. Classes IV-VII : July-August 2013
ii. Classes VIII- XII : July-August 2013
The Principal shall verify and attest to the originality of the stories /translations, submitted by students, before uploading them onto the Katha website: www.katha.orgInitially, students may submit their stories in Hindi or English.
[Sample narratives and tips for writing and translation are accessible on the website]
All students may access the submitted stories/translations on the website and cast their vote online.
STAGE -2: REGIONAL WRITING WORKSHOPS
About 300-400 selected semi-finalists and their accompanying teachers will be invited to a Regional Writing Workshop.
The semi-finalists will be given an opportunity to further develop and revise their submitted stories/translation under the guidance of professional writers, poets, and translators.
At the conclusion of the Regional Writing Workshop, students will submit their stories for the FINAL ROUND.
STAGE -3: KATHA UTSAV
The submissions will be screened by experts who will select about 200 of the best entries for the FINALS.
The finalists and their teachers will attend the Katha Utsav in New Delhi. The Katha Utsav will be a 3-day workshop held at the India Habitat Center, with master-classes by experts from the literary field.
Katha will also organize meetings with publishers and literary agents.
A jury will announce prizes for the Best Story and Best Translation which will be published by Katha as BalKatha Prize Stories.
For further details, schools may contact:
Organisers:Tel. 11 4141 6600/Email:firstname.lastname@example.org/CBSE:P Rajeswary, Education Officer:011-2323124