The CBSE story telling competition 2019 is ongoing. Open to all students of classes 3 to 12, the competition aims at providing a platform to creative students to let their imaginations run amok.
Students are divided in four categories, primary, middle, secondary, and senior secondary. Classes 3 to 5 students are in the primary category, class 6 to 8 students are in middle, class 9 and 10 are in secondary, and class 11 and 12 students are in sr secondary category.
For each category, for an unlimited number of students, CBSE schools have conducted the first, school level competition from November 18 to 23, 2019. From each category, schools have selected one best entry for regional level.
The regional level competition started on November 24, 2019, and will end on November 30, 2019. Schools have to upload the best entries, that can be a maximum of four per school, in the CBSE storytelling app.
However regarding uploading of entries, CBSE has also instructed “l. Parental consent for uploading the story on CBSE App, and subsequently on DIKSHA and CBSE website, may be taken before starting this process for each child. It may be noted that if this is hosted on public domain, the face of the child will be masked to protect the identity of the child”.
Students whose entries are uploaded in the app will get online participation certificate. Then at the regional level, one best entry will be selected from each category; number of best entries shall be decided by the judges.
Thereafter the national level CBSE story telling competition will be held live in Delhi / NCR on December 19 and 20, 2019. As soon as the regional level results are out, topics for the national level competition will be revealed.
In the final competition, CBSE will select 3 best stories of each category and award medals and merit certificates. Again, the number of best stories will be decided by judges.
For the ongoing regional level story telling competition, schools need to pay Rs 1000 per school to upload entries through the app. Topics for storytelling have been provided in annexure I of the notification, available by the name of CBSE Storytelling Competition. They are a range of topics taken from academic topics. For instance, the topic “if time did not exist” is from the topic tenses taught in english in class 4, “the day I lost my calculation skills” is on rational numbers of class 8, and so on.
Story telling videos should be, as per CBSE competition guidelines, upto 2 minutes for primary, 2-3 minutes for middle, and 3-4 minutes for secondary and sr secondary students.
Judges will assess students on the basis of their creativity, fluency, content delivery, coherence, and expressions.
The CBSE story telling competition 2019 notification also says “participation in this competition can be credited to the portfolio as part of the internal assessment”.