The Central Board of Secondary Education is hosting a storytelling competition for all CBSE school students. The CBSE Storytelling Competition 2021 on Stories of Human Interest comes when students are learning from home and stories of human interest are everywhere. From innovation to sacrifice, the competition wants students to be their creative best.
The CBSE Storytelling Competition 2021 on Stories of Human Interest is similar to the essay writing competition held by MyGov website. The competition is divided across students of different classes. It also has a theme around which students can write their stories. If you are a CBSE student or a parent then here is what you need to know.
What is CBSE Storytelling Competition 2021 on Stories of Human Interest?
There is no denying this fact that humanity is facing its biggest challenge right now. While vaccines have started becoming available, the pandemic is still impacting human lives in ways never seen before. This also means stories of human interest were central to reporting around the world.
We saw stories of sacrifice, innovation, going beyond the call of duty, challenges faced and solved creatively. There were also stories of humour and ability to find joy in adversity. So, CBSE is encouraging its students to tackle these subjects and document these stories so they can become references for the society in the future.
This storytelling competition is being held from February 6th to February 16th, 2021. Here is a look at the themes on which your stories can be based:
- 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
CBSE Storytelling Competition 2021 on Stories of Human Interest: eligibility criteria, time period and prizes to win
|Primary||Class 3 to 5|
|Middle||Class 6 to 8|
|Secondary||Class 9 to 10|
|Sr. Secondary||Class 11 to 12|
The eligibility criteria for this contest is rather straightforward. You must be a CBSE school student to participate and must be a student of Class III to Class XII. The storytelling competition is being held from February 6th to February 16th and students can submit their entries as and when ready.
However, if you are planning to submit through CBSE Storytelling App then you can do that between February 15th and February 20th. There is no prize per se but one best entry per category will be selected by schools for submission to CBSE.
CBSE Storytelling Competition 2021 on Stories of Human Interest: Example 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.
CBSE Storytelling Competition 2021 on Stories of Human Interest: how to participate
- Go to CBSE Academic website.
- Scroll down to the Academic section.
- Click on the Storytelling Competition on Stories of Human Interest.
- This will open a new webpage with all the instructions.
CBSE Storytelling Competition 2021 on Stories of Human Interest: procedure
- Conduct school level competition from February 6th to February 16th, 2021.
- Select one best entry per category.
- Register student of the best entry at CBSE Storytelling Webportal at www.cbse.nic.in between February 15th to February 20th, 2021.
- Download CBSE Storytelling App from the Google Play Store.
- Follow the guidelines regarding name or identity.
- Upload the best entry in the mobile app.
CBSE Storytelling Competition 2021 on Stories of Human Interest: terms and conditions
- The story should be in English and should not be more than 600-650 words.
- They should strive to be neutral and objective.
- The story must be related to experiences of teaching, learning, outreach, inclusion, use of technology, etc and must be related to education.
- At the centre of the story, there should be a person or persons in the context of school education.
- The story could be about a teacher, a member of the local or self government, a student, a parent, a volunteer, a school, etc. who did exemplary 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 a name.
- The names of students below 18 years, if any, may be given only with parental consent.
- The name of the school and address including, district and state of the participants is to be compulsorily written for each story.