Katha Sagar: National Online Storytelling Contest

Katha Sagar: International Online Storytelling Contest – Season-2

Katha Sagar: National Online Storytelling Contest
Katha Sagar: International Online Storytelling Contest

After the runaway success of the International Online Public Speaking Contest, we bring to you yet another online contest, Katha Sagar: International Online Storytelling Contest“. 

Storytelling is the means of using fact and narrative to deliver something to your audience that promotes listening, conversations, and story sharing. 

Primarily, a good storyteller would be able to communicate a story in such a way that it expresses how and why life changes.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • Submit your story as a 5-7 min video.
  • TIME CONCESSION only for kids between 3-6 years i.e., min 3 minutes…maximum 7
  • No time Binding for “Perfect Imperfections.”
  • READ “Criteria For Evaluating Storytelling
  • Fill your forms, Mail the photos, screenshot of payment and videos to… talksrn7@gmail.com
  • Tips to win will be shared with you once you register.
  • The Subject Of Your Mail should be “Katha Sagar 2021
  • Big files can be sent online through “WeTransfer” or google drive. Make sure you make the file shareable
  • All willing to participate in the event have to register by paying a nominal registration fee of ₹300/- via the payment links given below.
  • Please take a screenshot of the payment and send it to us via WhatsApp so that we can give you the receipt of the same. (We suggest that you keep it with you until this event is over)
  • The age limit for participants starts from 3 years onward.
  • The categories for ADULTS & KIDS will be divided as per age depending on the entries as they come.
  • Only one entry per contestant will be considered. The video should be your original piece of work.
  • The stories for storytelling can be taken from any source; Enid Blyton, Panchatantra, Champak, Arabian Nights, etc. or any aothor of your choice… But remember to credit the source and the author.
  • Be loud enough to be heard in the video clearly.
  • Video should be shot in a LANDSCAPE mode i.e., in a horizontal positions. No shaking- it should be steady, decent background and clear.
  • The video submitted for competition to RNTalks WILL NOT be shared on YouTube or any social media platform by the participant. If found guilty then you will be disqualified.
  • The accepted language will be Hindi/Hinglish & English only. Please refrain from using politics, hate speech, anti-national comments, nudity, or any other sexist words intended to hurt anyone’s sentiments.
  • RNTalks reserves the right to disqualify or reject any entry.
  • RNTalks reserves the right to modify/cancel/postpone the event and related terms and conditions if required.
  • Part of the proceeds from the registration will be donated in charity to the Animal NGOs who are facing lots of financial crunch during the COVID second wave.

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🎁Your Takeaways From Katha Sagar🎁

  • CASH PRIZES + TROPHY worth ₹1000/- FOR THE WINNERS OF EACH CATEGORY (based on merit and Jury decision)
  • Trophy/Cash prize for 2nd and 3rd (Choice will be asked on winning). Shipping charges extra for trophies. (based on merit and Jury decision)
  • Live Interview with RNTalks
  • Hardcopy of Certificate of Appreciation for the winner
  • E-certificates of Participation for all participants
  • Facebook Insights Awards (based on facebooks insights of engagement, share and likes & coments)
  • Best entries will be featured on Instagram, YouTube, and the official page
  • A Surprise gift is included.

📣 Unique Features Of The Contest 📣

  • “LIVE” interaction with the jury members before the contest.
  • Inclusion of category “PERFECT IMPERFECTIONS” for Children with Special Needs. The Jury will be a trained and certified professional.
  • Part of the proceeds from the registration will be donated in charity to the Animal NGOs who are facing lots of financial crunch during the COVID second wave.

What Type of Stories Can I Tell in This Storytelling Contest?

Well, you can tell any story as long as it is a story. Historical, Science Fiction, Adventure, Voyage and Return, Romance, Comedy, Mystery, Supernatural, Legends & Myths, Fairy tales, etc., the list is endless. Whichever story you tell is immaterial… what matters is how you tell the story and how you express it.

You are allowed to use props and audio-video effects in the storytelling when you make your video if you so desire.

REFER & WIN CONFIRMED GIFTS

GenOrators 2021 Online Public Speaking Contest Season-2
GenOrators 2021 Online Public Speaking Contest Season-2

➤ Anyone who succeeds in getting 5 confirmed contestants gets RUDRA Electronic LCD Writing Tablet for Kids worth ₹ 289.00.
➤ Anyone who succeeds in getting 10 confirmed contestants gets a Seagull Flight Of Fashion 2 Layered Zippered Electronic Organizer worth ₹ 449.00.
➤ Anyone who succeeds in getting 15 confirmed contestants gets Kidington Magic Cleaning Gel Super Clean Jelly for Keyboard, Laptops, Car Accessories, Electronics ₹ 289.00 + Seagull Flight Of Fashion 2 Layered Zippered Electronic Organizer worth ₹ 449.00.
➤ Anyone who succeeds in getting 20 confirmed contestants gets Kent Vogue 1.8Litre Electric Kettle (Stainless steel) worth ₹ ₹ 1,050.00.
➤ Please, give a list of your referrals to be identified.
➤ If you have been referred then give the name of the person who has referred you in the slot given below.

  • Please, give a list of your referrals to be identified.
  • If you have been referred then give the name of the person who has referred you in the slot given in the form.
  • Please go through the rules and conditions carefully before submitting your registration. We have a lot in the box for you.

💰 Registration Fee  & Payment Details 💰

  • Registration (national) Fee: INR ₹300/- (Your Entry will be considered only when the payment will be done)
  • All participants need to pay a Registration fee of amount INR ₹300/- by Payment links given in the form below.
  • Take the screenshot of the payment confirmation screen and send us on WhatsApp (+91 7678305152) along with the participant’s name and city.
  • The Last Date of registration and submission of the video is Sept 15, 2021, at 23:59 hours. No Entries will be accepted after the cut-off date.
  • For all International and NRI participants, the registration fee would be $4.50 payment gateway of PayPal is available in the form.

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What Storytelling Isn’t…

  • Any thousand-word article
  • Your sales goal
  • An advertisement
  • About your company or its brand
  • Boring
  • Something cool that happened
  • A sales pitch

What Storytelling Is…

  • Useful information in a narrative
  • What motivates your team students listeners
  • What your story or brand stands out for
  • What message you want to convey
  • Emotional and engaging
  • A beginning. A crisis. A resolution.
  • An interaction between you and your listeners

An Ancient Art Form Of Communication

Storing telling is an ancient art form of communication and is as old as time could get. It has a place in every culture and society. 

Stories are the universal language that everybody can understand even a child can understand the story and learn something from it. 

Stories stimulate imagination and passion and also help create a sense of community amongst the listeners and the storyteller alike.

Narrating a story is like painting a picture with words. Have you ever imagined why you always loved the dadi and Nani ki kahaniyan/folk tales/Panchatantra? 

Well, it was because they could fine-tune their storytelling skills and paint such a vivid story that you could almost imagine it happening in front of your eyes.

Storytelling is a learnable skill. There are a number of reasons to tell stories but some very common reasons are to sell your product, to entertain people, to educate, or just to brag.

Thus we can see that stories solidify abstract concepts and simplify complex messages that is the sole reason why children are told stories that have deep moral lessons to them.

Have you seen that when a preacher gives a sermon it sounds boring and repetitive but the same message, if it is conveyed in form of a story, sounds very informative and very motivating thus inspiring a person to implement it in his life?

Stories Help Bring People Together

Everyone likes an emotional connect hence the stories of a hero, an underdog, heart break, or war are all  easily loved by all commonality and community and helps them to bond.

Stories make us more human 

Despite our language, religion, ethnicity, and political preferences we respond more to stories. That is because stories make us more human and approachable.

Stories Inspire And Motivate

For long stories have helped to tap into people’s emotions and bearing the good and the bad. This is how the stories inspire and motivate eventually driving people to action. 

For example, a child who is prone to backbiting, stealing, or lying for that matter will be motivated by the stories of Gandhiji on Lord Buddha to take the Nobel path and stop all these malaises thus changing into a better person.

At RNTalks we are deeply committed to personality development in children as well as adults hence we bring you the national online storytelling competitions Katha Sagar. 

Katha Sagar is an annual event that is held in the months of July and August every year.

The main aim of holding this contest, Katha Sagar, is to enable the participants to help communicate better, learn new skills and gain more confidence in communication with their peers or competitors.

Report: Katha Sagar 2020 National Online Storytelling Contest

Report National Online Storytelling Contest
Katha Sagar 2020 National Online Storytelling Contest

Katha Sagar 2020 National Online Storytelling Contest got an overwhelming response. It lasted for 5 days and the results were declared on 28th JUNE 2020.  Participants participated from all over India. Participants got posters and social media promotion as a free package!

There was 1 category for Adults (20-65+ years) and 4 categories for the Kids (starting from 3 years to 19 years).

Other than 10 adults 75 participants were kids from over 30 reputed schools from India including Goodearth Foundation, APS Bolarum, Chinar Public School, Welham Girls’ School, S.V.D.D English Medium School, Modern Delhi Public School, and many others.