WBCD 2019

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 schoolgoing student 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 A3, any medium)

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 used as reading promotional materials.

Coordinators & contacts:

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

 

2. Share your Story

What:  Write a story and share it with the world

Who can participate: Any schoolgoing student in India can participate. No registration fee.

How to participate:

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

Step 2: Write a short story (maximum of 3 pages). You are free to choose any language and topic. 

Step 3: Send your story to SLA. There are two ways, (1) Email the story to slaindia.org@gmail.com (2) 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 Dates:

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.

Coordinators & contacts :

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

 

 

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