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It’s back For the 3rd season

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Introduction

Kigali Public Library Annual writing competition is an open to the public competition that engages public and private schools (Lower and Upper primary and secondary) in Rwanda that was launched in 2021.

Each year, the public is requested to write on a particular subject commonly for the aim of raising awareness or educating the Rwandan communities on different issues that our society is facing today, to enhance the creative writing skills among Rwandan communities with the opportunity to become published authors and promote particularly inclusive reading and writing among Rwandan youth.

Objective

Kigali Public Library's annual writing season three is for Rwandan communities and aims at engaging students and the general public in different categories to achieve high language proficiency in English, Kinyarwanda, and French to enhance their reading and writing skills as well as stimulate their imagination and creativity.

Themes

The central focus of our competition revolves around "Tourism and Conservation" Our tourism industry consists of two products:
Tangible and Intangible attractions

What is a tourism product?

As defined by UNWTO, a Tourism Product is "a combination of tangible and intangible elements, such as natural, cultural and man-made resources, attractions, facilities, services and activities around a specific center of interest which represents the core of the destination marketing mix and creates an overall visitor.

Examples:

Intangible

  • Tourist’s Experience
  • Tourist’s Memory
  • Services

Tangible

  • Natural features
  • Works of art
  • Building
  • Monuments

For this year's competition, the Primary contestants will concentrate on exploring the realm of intangible attractions, while the Secondary contestants will delve into the captivating world of tangible attractions. The following topics will serve as guidelines for each category:

Topics

  • Lower Primary

    Imagine a special park with animals from Rwanda. What magical powers do they have? Share your exciting visit with us!

  • Upper Primary

    Write about your favorite view from a hilltop and why it's special and tell how taking care of nature is important for everyone.

  • Ordinary Level

    Write about a place in Rwanda where people can learn about different cultures and traditions.

  • Advanced Level

    Write about a sustainable tourist attraction contributing to both economic development and environmental conservation.

Writing Criteria

Submission must conform to the conditions below:

Application

All talents must fill the required information on the application form both soft and hard.

Writing Style

Talents must demonstrate effective integration of writing principles, rules, and best practice guidelines for writing. Allowed writing Types will be Fiction, Poem, Essay, and Article.

Languages

Kinyarwanda, English, and French

Document Guidelines

Documents will be received into both physical and digital formats.

  • Digitally submitted copies should not reveall any information about the talent,
    as that information would have been submitted during the first 2 submission steps

  • Hard copies MUST contain the information below on first page:

Section 1: Personal Information

  • Full names
  • Residence District
  • Gender
  • Date of Birth
  • Parent/Guardian Phone Number
  • Parent/Guardian Email (Optional)

Section 2: School Information

  • School Name
  • District
  • Sector
  • Cell
  • Village
  • Phone
  • Email (optional)
  • Class Level

Section 3: Submission

  • Category Topic
  • Language

SOFT DOCUMENTS:

  • PDF or Word
  • Times New Roman
  • Font size 12
  • Line and Paragraph Spacing 1.5

HARD DOCUMENTS:

  • Must be written in clear readable handwriting or typed

Composition Limitations

All documents must have 500 words maximum per page.

  • Lower Primary: 100 - 250 words maximum
  • Upper Primary: 200- 500 words maximum
  • Ordinary Level: 500 – 1000 words maximum
  • Advanced Level: 750 – 1500 words maximum

TALENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

  • Visual Impairment: All documents should be written in braille or audio of 10 minutes maximum.

  • Speech and Hearing Impairment: All talents must submit their work in the video for 10 minute maximum.

  • Mental Impairment: All talents must submit their work in a painting format, and they should consult with the KPL staff if they have other formats to use.

All talents with impairment MUST submit a one-page document containing personal and school information as per the guidelines.

Timeline

Stage 1:

Registration and Submission - 09th Feb 2024 to 30th March 2024

Stage 2:

Evaluation – 1st to 10th April 2024

Stage 3:

Field trips – 19th to 21st April 2024

Stage 4:

FINAL – 26th to 28th April 2024

Stage 5:

Awarding ceremony – 18th May 2024

Ready to Compete?

Submit your application today

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