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SLA celebrates World Book and Copyright Day 2019.

What is ‘World Book and Copyright Day’?

World Book and Copyright Day is a celebration to promote the enjoyment of books and reading. Each year, on 23 April, celebrations take place all over the world to recognize the magical power of books – a link between the past and the future, a bridge between generations and across cultures. On this occasion, UNESCO and the international organizations representing the three major sectors of the book industry – publishers, booksellers and libraries, select a city as the World Book Capital to maintain, through its own initiatives, the impetus of the Day’s celebrations until 23 April of the following year.

23 April is a symbolic date in world literature. It is the date on which several prominent authors, William Shakespeare, Miguel Cervantes and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all died. This date was a natural choice for UNESCO’s General Conference, held in Paris in 1995, to pay a world-wide tribute to books and authors on this date, encouraging everyone to access books – most beautiful invention for sharing ideas beyond the boundaries of humanity space and time as well as the most powerful forces of poverty eradication and peacebuilding. (Source: https://en.unesco.org/commemorations/worldbookday)

School Library Association (SLA) launches two national level competitions to celebrate WBCD 2019. 

1. Reading Mascot for India

What:  Design a mascot for India which inspires everyone to read.

Who can participate: Any school-going child in India can participate. No registration fee.

How to participate:

Step 1: Each participant has to register online.  Register now.

Step 2: Design the Reading Mascot (paper size A4, any medium) (key ideas: books, reading, literacy, knowledge, information, libraries, etc)

Step 3: Send your creation to SLA. There are two ways, (1) Scan it at high resolution and email to slaindia.org@gmail.com OR (2) Send the sheet by ordinary/speed post to KLA HQ (The General Secretary, School Library Association, E-37 F/F, KH No 10/10 Jeewan Park, Pankha Road, Uttam Nagar, New Delhi 110 059).

Important Date:

Last date for online registration and submission: 15 April 2019

Winners: The first three national level winners will be presented each with a memento and a certificate. The entries of the first three winners and other selected entries will be published on the SLA website and be used as reading promotional materials.

Coordinators & contacts:

  1. Dr Sarwesh Pareek, Mob: 09460066504; E-mail: sarweshpareek@yahoo.com
  2. Titiksha Goswami, Mob: 9910248418; E-mail: titikshaghy@gmail.com

 

2. Share your Story

What:  Write a story and share it with the world

Who can participate: Any school-going child in India can participate. No age limit. No registration fee.

How to participate:

Step 1: Each participant has to register online.  Register now.

Step 2: Write a short story (1000-3000 words). You are free to choose any language and topic. 

Step 3: Send your story to SLA. Email the story to slaindia.org@gmail.com (If your story is in a regional language and you face difficulty in typesetting it, scan all the pages and email them to slaindia.org@gmail.com).

Important Date:

Last date for online registration and submission: 15 April 2019

Winners: The first three national level winners will be presented with mementos and certificates. The stories of the first three winners and other selected stories will be published on the SLA website.

Coordinators & contacts :

  1. Darsana Gopinath, Mob: 9495591734; E-mail: darsuj@rediffmail.com
  2. Neena Girish, Mob: 8700196569; Email: neena_girish@yahoo.co.in

Jury

The entries of both competitions will be evaluated by a national level Jury of experts in the respective areas.

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