Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Christmas is for Children

Cheers to kids this holiday season! Below is the press release of the Alitaptap Storytelling Contest for Kids.

It was an enjoyable and exciting Sunday last December 11 during the search for this year’s best kid storytellers at The National Library Auditorium. Parents, teachers and children were treated to a whole afternoon of storytelling at the 11th Annual Alitaptap Children’s Storytelling Competition 2005.

IƱigo Paulo Hernandez Untalan, grade 6 at PAREF Northfield School for Boys, is this year’s champion for Senior Category (grades 4-6) for his interpretation of Nemo: Ang Batang Papel. Veronica Cynthia Ko Millado, a grade 1 student at School of St. Anthony bagged first place in Level 1 (Grades 1-3) for telling Si Nonoy Banoy.

The second and third place winners in the senior category were both from Colegio San Agustin. Second placer Alyssa Sarapuddin Ismael, grade 5 told Ang Binibining Tumalo Sa Hari, and Third placer Maria Selina Peralta Dagdat, grade 6 told Ang Prinsipeng Mahabo ang Ilong.

For the junior category, another student from Colegio San Austin, Isabel Bianca Fule, grade 1 won second place for her rendition of Nemo: Ang Batang Papel. Grade 2 student at Claret School of QC, Noel Christoffer Lorenzo Ochoa Lazaro got third place for telling Ang Bisikleta Ni Momon.

Organized by Alitaptap Storytellers Philippines and The National Library, this year’s competition was participated in by a total of 40 students from different elementary schools in Metro Manila, Pampanga, Laguna, and Batangas.

Alitaptap Storytellers Philippines’ aims to propagate book-based performance storytelling in schools, libraries, and other public performance venues to convey to as many kids the joy of reading stories and pride of knowing stories authored by Filipino writers.

(Please ask for better photo quality of pics below if you wish to print them. Resolution has been reduced for easy downloading in your pc - 45 seconds)

Ali 2005 Sr

Winners Inigo Paulo, Alyssa, and Maria Selina (center)
with the other nine finalistsin the senior category.

Ali 2005 Jr

Junior finalists with winners Isabel Bianca, Christoffer,
and Veronica (fourth, fifth, sixth from left respectively)

1 comment:

alyssa said...

Hey there! :) I'm Alyssa Ismael, one of the winners stated there at your post. I was wondering if i could get a copy of the pictures you had during the event. I had been looking forever all over the internet and other resources just to get even a single photo. Maybe the pictures can be published here, then i visit your site again. It would be very much appreciated really. It was my first storytelling competition, and it might be the last, so it was really memorable. Thanks a lot! :)

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