National level online Competition for Students: Ignite, Imagine, Inspire – Read a Story & Complete a Task

School Library Association-India celebrates National Library Week in November 2021 and announces a national level online competition Ignite, Imagine, Inspire for school students . The contest aims at developing imagination, creativity, and scientific temper through reading selected stories and completing the given tasks.

Who can participate?

Any school going student in India (includes CBSE affiliated schools in other countries).

Categories & Fee

Category I : Classes 1 & 2

Category II: Classes 3 – 5

Category III:  Classes 6 – 8

Category IV: Classes 9 -12

No fee for registration.

What to Do?

Category 1:

Read the story available at

Task:Draw a story mountain depicting the process of germination.

Details: A story mountain is a way of visually planning the plot and structure of a story, by separating the plot and structure into clear stages or sections. To know more,visit

Scan the story mountain and submit.

Category II:

Read the story available at:


Design a poster of an imaginary space station with you as one of the astronauts.


A3 size; any medium. Scan the poster and submit.

Category III

Read the story available at:


Using the given template present the “Story behind the Story” 


Word limit for textual content: 500 to 1000 words. Font size (Headings): 28-32; Font size (body text): 14

Submit the completed template by email.

Category IV

Read the story available at:


Re-imagine a futuristic world and prepare a presentation using any digital tool in any format. 


Word limit for textual content: 1000  to 1500 words. Font size (Headings): 28-32; Font size (body text): 14.

Format: Presentation, audio, video, etc Submit the entry by email.

How to submit your entries?

Email the entries to/share the links with

Include your Name & Category in the  Subject line.

Dates to remember

Last date for registration: November 17, 2021

Last date for the submission of entries: November 30, 2021

How to participate?


Three best entries will be selected from each category by a Selection Committee formed at national level. 


There will be one winner from each category at national level. The winners and best entries will be presented with attractive prizes and e-merit certificates. 

All prize winning and other selected entries will be published on SLAIndia website and other connected digital platforms. The selected entries may also be used as reading promotional materials. A consent from the participant is sought while registration.

For any further queries, you may contact

Ms Titiksha Goswami, Competition Coordinator (mobile: 9910248418)

Ms Darsana Gopinath, Coordinator, Events (Mobile: 9495591734)

Keep visiting for updates related to the competition.

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