The Philippine Daily Inquirer will hold storytelling competitions during the second Inquirer Read-Along Festival on Nov. 26-27 at the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center Amphitheater in Quezon City. With the theme, “The Filipino Child and the Stories of the Earth,” the contests will have three categories: For students aged 7-12; yayas, and adult storytellers, who will all tell stories about biodiversity and the riches of the planet.
Qualified are schoolchildren aged 7-12, yayas aged 18 and above who are currently employed, and adults aged 18 and over with experience in storytelling to children. The contest is open to participants who have never won first place in any storytelling contest.
Those interested may download the rules, list of requirements and application forms at http://www.inquirer.net/read-along. Forms may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org up to Sept. 30.
Schools and other organizations are also invited to send kids to any of the six Read-Along sessions during the two-day festival. For questions, call 8978808 and ask for Odeng (ext 329) or Kate (ext 331).