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UNESCO Kids Book Cover Competition 2014: Download the template and instructions to participate

The World Book and Copyright Day – 23 April

UNESCO has celebrated this day on 23 April for 19 years now, providing an opportunity to reflect on ways to better disseminate the culture of the written words and to allow all individuals to access it, through literacy programmes, open educational resources, and support for careers in publishing, book shops, libraries and schools.

In many countries, books, comics, magazines, newspapers and even posters are rare commodities and the classroom environment is the only place where children will come into contact with words in the written form.

International Book Cover competition

Within this framework, UNESCO is pleased to present to you the Kids Book Cover Competition 2014, which is intended to mobilize children to participate actively in promoting books and reading. It also allows them to be creative, and express their style and personality. Children are invited to express their ideas through a drawing in the form of a book cover. In this way, children and teachers could make a collective effort in thinking on books’ contribution to education and dissemination of knowledge.

Who can participate?

Contestants must be 6 to 13 years old. This is an ideal activity for individual students and community youth club members. There is no limit in the number of book cover entries a school or a youth club can submit. Children from all over the world are invited to participate in the competition by the closing date of 20 April 2014.

Competition theme

Each participant should draw his/her book cover that illustrates the following theme:

Respecting Differences UNESCO considers that education is essential to strengthening the foundations of tolerance, reducing discrimination and violence, and learning to live together. Education is vital to achieve these aims and cultivate respect for all people regardless of colour, gender, or national, ethnic or religious identity. It is especially important to reach out to children and young people during their formative years, notably through educational materials and curricula.

Book Cover template

Use the Book Cover template, colour it with your own amazing design and with a book title you dream up. The template can be copied or reproduced on a separate sheet of paper. All possible techniques can be used to do the drawings, separately or mixed: coloured felt pens, paint, markers, stickers, colour pencils, etc.

The proposed cover should display:

 a visual1: drawing, picture, collage

 a catchy title

 your name as the author

 an invented name of a publisher

Since there will be no dialogue in the cover, drawings must communicate the basic message. Some key worlds may be added if needed.

 

Submission of the book covers

The original copy of the cover should be sent to the office of the National Commission for UNESCO of your country at the latest by: 20 April 2014.

If a photo is chosen, it may not display an identifiable person unless permission is obtained and provided. The drawings can be in black and white or in color.

Prior to submitting your entry, remember to put your personal details on a separate sheet: your name, surname, age, the name and address of your school and the name of your professor. The criteria for selection will be based on the originality of the proposals and the relevance to the theme.

Winners

Up to five drawings per age group (from 6 to 9 and from 10 to 13) will be selected by the National Commission of your country. Finalists at the national level will receive a UNESCO certificate. All of the national finalists will have a chance to enter the international round, where the drawings will be judged by an independent jury of experts. In May 2014, three drawings per age group will be selected by the jury at the UNESCO Headquarters.

There will be 6 winners, and each of them will receive a UNESCO certificate and a UNESCO medal.

The drawings will be scanned and put online on the UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day webpage: www.unesco.org/new/wbcd.

The drawings will not be returned. UNESCO reserves the right to use them in publications, exhibitions, or as promotional support material. If so used, they will be properly credited with the children’s/school’s name.

Contact: Ian Denison Chief of Publishing and Branding UNESCO 7, place de Fontenoy 75352 Paris 07 SP, FRANCE Tel.: +33(0)1 45 68 23 83

 

For the students of Kendriya Vidyalaya Pattom

Download the template  and instructions from here

The completed book covers should reach the library on 19 April 2014 by 8.00a.m.

For more details, contact the Librarian

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World Book Day at KV Pattom: Jaishree Mishra, UNESCO ‘Kids Book Cover Competition’, Golden Jubilee Book Fair, and more…

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UNESCO has celebrated this day on 23 April for 19 years now, providing an opportunity to reflect on ways to better disseminate the culture of the written words and to allow all individuals to access it, through literacy programmes, open educational resources , and support for careers in publishing,book shops, libraries and schools.

In many countries, books, comics, magazines, news papers and even posters are rare commodities and the classroom environment is the only place where children will come into contact with words in the written form.

The Library at Kendriya Vidyalaya Pattom will celebrate the World Book and Copyright Day 2014, from 22 to 25 April 2014, with various programmes.

1. International Kids Book Cover Competition:

The Students of age group 5-13 can participate in the competition organized by UNESCO. Click here for details. The entries should reach the Librarian by 16th April 2014. Visit your Library to know more.

2. Meet the Author with writer Jaishree Misra:

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Ms Jaishree Misra, the well known author of seven best selling novels, the Ancient Promises, Rani, Afterwards, Secrets and Lies, Secrets and Sins, Scandalous secret, and Accidents like Love and Marriage, will interact with students of Kendriya Vidyalaya (KV) Pattom, on April 22 at 10.00 am in the Library.

3. Golden Jubilee Book Fair:

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A Three Day Golden Jubilee Children’s Book Fair, jointly organized in collaboration with M/s Scholastic India Inc.,. will be held in the school campus from 22 to 24 April, 2014.

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World Book Day 2014: Jaishree Misra to interact with students at the ‘Meet the Author’ session

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Jaishree Misra, well known author of seven best selling novels, the Ancient Promises, Rani, Afterwards, Secrets and Lies, Secrets and Sins, Scandalous secret, and Accidents like Love and Marriage, will interact with students of Kendriya Vidyalaya (KV) Pattom, on April 22 at 10.00 am at the ‘Meet the Author’ session, organized in connection with the World Book and Copyright Day 2014 and the Schools’ Golden jubilee Celebration.

Ms Misra will also open the 3 Day Golden Jubilee Children’s Book Fair, jointly organized in collaboration with M/s Scholastic India Inc.,. The Book Fair will end on April 24, 2014.

The formal inauguration of the activities of Readers’ Club will also be held at the function.

Image courtesy: Saurabh Dua

Know more about Jaishree Misra

Author website

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Jaishree Misra is an Indian author whose debut novel Ancient Promises was published and sold worldwide by Penguin UK and became a major bestseller in India. Subsequent books include Accidents Like Love and Marriage, Afterwards and The Little Book of Romance.

A historical novel based on the life of Rani Lakshmibai of Jhansi was published by Penguin in December 2007 and banned soon after by the Uttar Pradesh state government in India.

In 2009, Misra signed a three-book deal with Avon, the commercial fiction imprint of Harper Collins UK. The first of these books, called Secrets and Lies, was published in June 2009 while the next in the series, Secrets and Sins was released in July 2010. Secrets and Lies appeared on the Heatseekers list in Britain’s Bookseller magazine’s best-seller lists in the summer of 2009. The third book, A Scandalous Secret, was released in May 2011, at the Hay-on-Wye festival.

Jaishree Misra has an MA in English Literature from Kerala University and two post-graduate diplomas from the University of London, the first in Special Education and the second in Broadcast Journalism. She was awarded a scholarship by the Charles Wallace for India Trust in order to complete her course in Special Education.

Misra worked for several years in the Child Care Department of Social Services in Buckinghamshire and, more recently, as a film classifier at the British Board of Film Classification in London, England. She resigned at the end of 2009 after a seven year stint when she went to live in New Delhi, India, where she helped to start up a residential project for adults with learning disabilities. Currently, she lives with her family in Trivandrum, Kerala.

Jaishree is a regular on the literary festival circuit, having taken part in the Jaipur Literature Festival, the Daily Telegraph Hay-on-Wye Festival, the The Week Hay Festival in Kerala, the Kovalam Literature Festival, Words on Water in Johannesburg, South Africa and the Odisha literary festival in Bhubaneswar. She has also held events at the Frankfurt Book Fair and the Sharjah International Book Festival and been part of a panel discussion at the London Book Fair. She was invited by the Arts House in Singapore to conduct creative writing workshops for adults and schoolchildren. She recently inaugurated the Keraleeya Samajam Book Fair in Manama, Bahrain, and led the pledge for International Women’s Day at Technopark, Trivandrum.

Jaishree Misra is the great-niece of the late Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai, famous Malayalam writer and Jnanpith awardee.

Courtesy: Wikipedia

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‘School Libraries: Doorways to Life’: Prize winning Bookmarks

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Harry Potter Birthday 2013: Images

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Scholastic Book Fair 2013; Contests

Competition

Category

Theme

Date, Time & Venue

Painting

Class I-V

Nature

3/8/2013; 3rd Period; Primary Block

Bookmark Designing

Class VI-VIII

“School Libraries: Doorways to Life”

3/8/2013; 5-6 Period; Library

Book Review Writing

IX-XII

On any of your favourite Book;

Maximum 2 pages

4/8/2013; 5th Period; Library

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Harry Potter Birthday Celebrations 2013: Competition Winners

Harry Potter Quiz (Seniors)

S. No Position Name, Class & Division
01 I Athul H. Kumar, X D
02 II Athira Menon, X A
03 II Ananya A. P., X A
04 III Madhav Somnath, X C

Harry Potter Quiz (Juniors)

S. No Position Name, Class & Division
01 I Gayathri Sankar, VI D
02 II Fayas Beker, VII C
03 III Niranjana B. S, IX A

Least Favourite Character & Why ?

S. No Position Name, Class & Division
01 I Aajma Manoj, XI E
02 II Athul H. Kumar, X D
03 III Gayathri B., VIII B

Fovourite HP Dialogue

S. No Position Name, Class & Division
01 I Angel, XI E
02 II Aajma Manoj, XI E
03 III Athul H. Kumar, X D

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Harry Potter Birthday Celebrations 2013: Competitions

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"I don’t go looking for trouble. Trouble usually finds me."

HARRY POTTER BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS @ KV PATTOM

Organized by

The Library & Readers’ Club

27- 30 August 2013

Date

Competition

Time & Venue

27th August 2013

Harry Potter Quiz

5th Period , Library

29th August 2013

Bookmark Designing

(Theme: Harry visits India)

5th Period , Library

30th August 2013

My Favourite HP dialogue

and its impact on my Life

5th Period , Library

30th August 2013

My Least Favourite

HP Character & Why ?

5th Period , Library

For More details, visit the Library.

(I/C, Reader’s Club)

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Khyrunnisa delighted ‘Butterfingers’ at KV Pattom

The avid readers of Butterfinger stories had their moments of delight at Kendriya Vidyalaya Pattom on 14 February 2013 when the popular author of two well received children’s fiction books, Howzzat Butterfingers! and Goal Butterfingers!, Ms Khyrunnisa A., became the chief guest in the “Meet the Author” programme organized by the Readers’ Club.

Ms Khyrunnisa, in her address, urged children to read more to become great achievers in their life. She spoke about the impact of reading on deep learning and ask youngsters to reduce the time spend on gadgets which will decrease their physical activity and mental development.  She also talked about her favourite books and authors.

Students enjoyed the extracts Ms Khyrunnisa read out from her books. She told them the storyline and the incidents which lead her to write them. In the question-answer session, she detailed about her transformation to a full time writer from an occasional story teller on children’s magazines.

Ms Khyrunnisa presented prizes to the winners of competitions held in the Library.

Mrs B.S. Valsala Nair welcomed the gathering and introduced the author. Ms Rekha Rajan presented a memento to Ms Khyrunnisa where as Mr S.L.Faisal, Librarian (Shift-I) delivered the vote of thanks.

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Welcome: Smt B.S.Valsala Nair, Principal, KV Pattom

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Ms Khyrunnisa addressing the students

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Ms Khyrunnisa reading extracts from her Books.

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A question for you Mam.

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Prizes for competition winners !

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Ms Rekha Rajan, PGT (Eco) handing over a memento to Ms Khyrunnisa

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Vote of thanks: S.L.Faisal, Librarian, KV Pattom (Shift-I)

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National Library Week 2012 Celebrations

Book Exhibition: 14-21 Nov. 2012

Meet the Author

Competitions

S.No Competition Date and Time Venue Details
Spot Poetry Writing 23/11/20127th  Period Library on a given topic
      2. Poster Designing 23/11/20128th  Period Library Design a poster on your favourite book and add a slogan
      3. Extempore 26/11/20127 & 8 Periods Library See the list of 10 authors.1 Minute (author)+3 Minutes (Book)
     4. Book Review writing 27/11/20127 & 8 Periods Library On any book you have read from the LibraryMaximum two pages

Format

  1. Author
  2. Title
  3. Publisher, Place of Publication and Year of Publication
  4. Review with a conclusion

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Meet Jaishree Misra !!!

Ms Jaishree Misra, the author of 'Ancient Promises' and 'Rani', to interact with students at the 'Meet the Author' session on 22 April 2014.

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