During the COVID-19, humanity has faced various situations that invoke human interest. There are stories of innovation, sacrifice, going beyond the call of duty, challenges faced and creatively solved, humour, finding joy in adversity etc. It will be highly useful to document these stories for the benefit of society for future reference. Therefore, CBSE is launching a Storytelling Competition from 6th to 16th February 2021 as per the following details:-
1. Categories of Participation:
- Primary: Class 3 to 5
- Middle: Class 6 to 8
- Secondary: Class 9 to 10
- Sr. Secondary: Class 11 to 12
2. Themes of Stories:
The story can be about:
- A person overcoming adversity
- Sacrifice and /or going beyond call of duty
- Creative solution to a challenging situation
- Funny stories
- Innovations done that helped many
3. Guidelines on Stories:
- The story should be in English, in not more than 600-650 words, and should strive to be neutral and objective.
- The story must be related to experiences of teaching, learning, outreach, inclusion, use of technology, etc,: basically anything related to school education
- At the centre of the story , there should be a person or persons in the context of school education-therefore, the story could be about a teacher, a member of the local -self -government, a student, a parent, a volunteer, a school, etc. who did exemplar and extraordinary work, out of the routine, during this period. The story should revolve around this person/s and his/her/their experiences.
- The story can contain dialogues/conversations/photographs. Story may be written to appeal to the emotional side of the reader.
- At the beginning of the story, the name of the teacher/volunteer/etc. may be given only if they agree to give name. Names of students below 18 years, if any, may be given only with parental consent.
- Name of the school and address including, district and state of the Participants is to be compulsorily written for each story.
Examples of a story - the teacher who began teaching on the village loudspeaker in Kachchh, Gujarat, the teacher who used the walls of houses as blackboards in Jharkhand, etc.
4. Conduct of Competition at Schools:
The schools shall conduct the competition at their own level from 6th to 16th February 2021. One best entry per category will be selected by schools for submission to CBSE.
5. Submission of Stories to CBSE:
Schools can submit the stories to CBSE, as and when ready, through the CBSE Storytelling App from 15th to 20th February 2021. The details of submission through the App as explained below.
GUIDELINES: CBSE STORY TELLING COMPETITION APP
1. CBSE Storytelling Competition app may be downloaded and installed from Google Play Store. At the time of installation please ensure that you “Accept” the permissions asked by app.
2. Tap on the “Storytelling” icon to launch the App and follow below steps:
Storytelling Competition Android App Usage
School will enter its Affiliation No. as User Name and LOC/Registration Password as Password and then tap on “LOGIN” button.
Enter the total no of participants in Primary, Middle, Secondary, Sr. Secondary and then tap on “SUBMIT AND NEXT” button.
Tap on upload button to upload the story.
Once the story is uploaded, participant can download the participation certificate by clicking on "view certificate" button.