Indian Independence day is an occasion to celebrate the present, acknowledge and respect the struggles of the past and safeguard the future!
As we look back to the oppression that our country had witnessed, reminisce the glorious battles of the past, pay tribute to the freedom fighters, remember the sacrifice of the patriots who led us to be independent, we can never forget what the struggle and the victory taught us - “No matter how dark the night is, morning always follows.”
While the contribution of freedom fighters is remembered and celebrated, we must not forget the efforts by other countrymen who carry forward the legacy and fight for the country on a day to day basis. In doing so, they have to stay away from their own families to ensure that we are safe and enjoying life. There are other bravehearts who have saved lives daily during COVID and many such extreme situations, in all these 75 Years. The ones who have displayed bravery without fearing their own lives. Besides, there are some, who value the emotions of people and have gone far and extreme to help others. All such people are like our guardian angels and stand tall like a HERO!
It’s time to celebrate them and what better occasion than India’s 75 Years of Independence!!! The occasion that celebrates bravery, selflessness, dedication, passion and love for the country and the community!!
StoryMirror in collaboration with Librarypreneurs of India - LiPI, presents “REAL HEROES” - a writing/audio contest that invites you to write/say a story or poem that honors real life heroes for their acts of bravery and courage!!!
Dedicate a story or poem to one or more individuals who you think are Real Heroes. A story/poem that celebrates them! If you know many such heroes, you may submit multiple stories/ poems as well! The heroes can be from any or every field.
Army men/Armed Services
Healthcare workers (Doctors, nurses, etc.)
and many more
Some Important Rules to be taken care of:
-Participants must submit their ORIGINAL content on the above theme only.
-Only a story or poem to be submitted. No articles/ essays acceptable.
-Story-Poem can be either in text format or audio recording.
- No entries limit (Participants can submit multiple entries on multiple heroes)
-All members participating from one family must use their own unique accounts - if a child below 6 Yrs is participating along with the parents/grandparents - the child’s account must be different from the parent's.
-No word limit per story.
-No lower or upper age limit.
-Participants can register for different categories (story/poem). However, each set of submissions should be under the same category of either story or poem.
-Story/Poem to be submitted through online contest link only.
-Any submission made over email or as a hard copy or without using the contest link will not be eligible for entry.
-The contest is open to all and there’s no participation fee.
Category 1 - Above 12 years age
Category 2 - Below 12 years age
Categories: Story, Poem, Audio
Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Odia & Bengali.
Top 20 well written stories and poems will win the “Jury Choice Award '' for each language and category and will be published in an ebook by StoryMirror and will be given Appreciation Certificate. The parameters considered for winning are editorial scores by our editorial team.
-Top 10 contents with highest reader engagement (likes and comments) will win the “Popular Writer Award” for each language and category and will get a discount voucher worth Rs.150/- along with an Appreciation certificate.
-Participants who submit 20 or more different stories on the theme will win a free physical book by StoryMirror, for each language and category subject to minimum average editorial score of 6.
-Participants who submit 40 or more different poems on the theme will win a free physical book by StoryMirror, for each language and category subject to minimum average editorial score of 6.
-All the prize winners shall receive a special discount voucher from LiPI where they can avail 30% discount on library services.
-Top 20 Audio Recordings across all languages & categories put together will be awarded discount voucher worth Rs.150/- along with an Appreciation certificate.
-All participants will receive a participation certificate.
1st August 2022 to 31st August 2022
Result: Oct 05, 2022
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