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Enter Nal’ibali’s Writing and Drawing Competition for 3 – 11 Year Olds with Prizes Valued at R40 000

 
Children between the ages of three and eleven are invited to enter their writing and drawings for a competition presented by national reading-for-enjoyment campaign Nal’ibali.

The Hyena and the Seven Little KidsEloquent BodyFour book hampers to the value of R10 000 each are up for grabs and will be awarded for the best story or description; the best drawing, the best poem, and the reading club or school that submits the most entries.

Entries can be submitted in English, Afrikaans, isiXhosa and isiZulu. Written entries must be no longer than 300 words and can be sent to letters@nalibali.org or posted to Nal’ibali, PO Box 1654, Saxonwold, 2132. The closing date is 22 July.

The competition will be judged by a panel including Dawn Garisch, Judith Sephuma and Carole Bloch and the winners will be announced on 12 August 2013. The winning submissions will later be turned into an eBook.

Press release

In celebration of international Children’s Day on Saturday 01 June, Nal’ibali – a national readingfor-enjoyment campaign – co-founded by Times Media and PRAESA (The Project for the Study of Alternative Education in South Africa), is launching a creative writing and drawing competition for children between the ages of three and 11, with four book hampers to the value of R10 000 each to be won.

Children are full of imagination and curiosity and when given the opportunity, they are capable of producing great stories themselves. Moreover, it is when they are inspired to express and communicate something through writing, that they learn the power of the written word. Nal’ibali is offering the opportunity now for children to describe the world as they see it – through creative writing and drawing.

“We are all born to tell stories, memorise, and make sense of life in story form, and, to encourage this, we’re asking children across South Africa to tell a story by drawing and writing, be it a story, poem or prose about what is special and important to them,” explains Carole Bloch, Director of PRAESA. “We’d like to get children as young as three involved in telling their stories as well, hence an opportunity for them to draw what matters to them,” Bloch concludes.

The entries will be judged by creative and passionate individuals including South African poet and author, Dawn Garisch; award-winning jazz singer and mother of five, Judith Sephuma; and Carole Bloch.

The winning submissions will later be turned into an eBook together with writing tips and activities to inspire caregivers, teachers, librarians and reading club volunteers to continue growing their children’s capabilities in reading and writing. The book hamper prizes, courtesy of Cambridge University Press African Branch, will be awarded for the best story or description; the best drawing, the best poem, and the reading club or school that submits the most entries. Runners-up will receive stationery hampers to the value or R750 courtesy of Waltons.

Further information about the competition will be printed in the Nal’ibali supplement found in select Times Media newspapers during the week of Monday, 20 May. The closing date for entries is 22 July. Winners will be announced on 12 August. Entries can be submitted in English, Afrikaans, isiXhosa and isiZulu.

Nal’ibali supplements are available in the following newspapers:

KwaZulu-Natal: The Times (English and isiZulu) on Wednesdays
Gauteng: The Times (English and isiZulu) on Wednesdays
Western Cape: The Times (English and isiXhosa) on Wednesdays
Eastern Cape: The Herald and Daily Dispatch (English and isiXhosa) on Tuesdays

Other Nal’ibali platforms where further information can be found include the Nal’ibali website: www.Nalibali.org; the Nal’ibali Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/nalibaliSA; and the Nal’ibali Twitter feed: @NalibaliSA.

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    This is very cool.

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