Nagaland online folktale story telling competition from July 5
Kohima, July 4 (EMN): Visual production house ‘Naga Manu Production’ is organising an online folktale story telling competition on the theme, “Spreading wings to the untold Naga folklores”.
A statement on Sunday informed that the competition aims to conserve and spread the message of preserving the traditional folktales being passed down from generation to generation.
“With this tradition slowly fading, we are losing the good old stories of our forefathers. This competition is being organised with the view to preserve and present the folklores as oral documents for the future generations,” stated the update.
The competition will be held virtually with free entry, while participants can start their video submission from July 5 onwards. The videos will be uploaded on Naga Manu Production (YouTube) on ‘first come first basis’, while the last date for entry is July 25.
It said that the results would be declared on August 8 and will be adjudged by Rita Krocha, Journalist and Publisher, PenThrill Publication House; Alice Yhoshü, Journalist and President, Kohima Press Club (KPC) and Asonuo, News Editor, All India Radio (AIR), Kohima.
To participate/ make entries, participants can mail their videos to Nagamanulaga@gmail.com or WhatsApp document to 9916580774, while the story narration should be submitted along with name, age, contact and tribe.
Meanwhile the organisers informed that the entries would be judged based on presentation skills; relevance/significance; creativity; facts and authenticity and moral of the story.
Further, it stated that the entry (story) can be in any local dialect along with English subtitles, which should not exceed four minutes and with less background music.
The competition is open to all inhabitants of Nagaland with no age limit, while the story should be based on Naga folktales. Although there is no dress code, participants are encouraged to use their traditional attire.
First prize winner of the competition will be awarded INR 6000; second prize INR 4000 sponsored by Kuvelu Tetseo (Tetseo Sisters) while the youngest participant will also be awarded INR 1000 sponsored by Naroh Décor, Kohima. There will also be a special people’s choice award and judge’s choice award with INR 1000 each.