The power of the pen

Writing competition for children, teachers opens

18 June 2020 | Youth

I Am The Key Children Media invites children between the age of 7 and 16 to enter the second Namibia Children Writing Competition before 30 September.
This competition follows the first such event and the book launch of three young winning authors: Nine-year old Grace Nantinda won in the Sub Junior category with her story How Maria Becomes a Teacher; Cherise Vogel (10) won the Junior category with The Gifted Girl; and Nguvitjita Movingoro (13) won with Olufuko Princess.
For this year’s competition – themed Unleashing the creative potential of the Namibian child – entry remains free and children are at liberty to choose their own topic in any Namibian language they are comfortable with and in the manner, they would like to convey it.
Please note that just like the previous competition, drawings, photos or any other graphics are not permitted.
I Am The Key is still in negotiations with the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture to create a partnership to share competition information to schools countrywide.
This year winners will be chosen in five categories. The top three will go home with cash, certificates and the chance to publish their books.
As was the case last year, there are three existing categories: Sub-junior (7 – 9 years) to write 300-500 words; Junior (10 – 12 years) to write 500 -700 words; and Senior (13 – 16 years) to write 700 -1000 words. The two new categories are best supportive school and the most supporting teacher so that schools are encouraged to participate and support the learners.
The Namibian Children’s Writing Competition aims to promote literature in Namibia and to harness the creative potential of Namibian children. Through the competition, children will benefit by enhancing their writing skills, winning cash prizes and a publishing contract with I Am The Key Children Media.
I Am The Key believes that young writers will become fully fledged authors in their own right.
The second competition is spearheaded by Pinehas Nakaziko, who is currently the project manager of I Am The Key Children Media. For more information and to submit your manuscript, contact iamthekey.info@gmail.com.

Similar News

 

Taking sports development to the next level

3 days ago - 30 July 2021 | People

Mariselle Stofberg Powerful play From growing up in the dusty streets of Okuryangava, Titus Mwahafa’s passion for sport and sports development has driven him...

The fearless Amorie van Zyl blazes through unchartered territory.

3 days ago - 30 July 2021 | People

Desiree Gases “Even though the road may feel long, be content in the phase of the journey you are in currently as you will never...

Passionately investing in education

3 days ago - 30 July 2021 | People

Mariselle StofbergLizelle Coetzee has been a teacher for 25 years and continues to strive towards creating a safe and creative learning environment. Currently Coetzee is...

NHE hands over 131 houses in Okuryangava

3 days ago - 30 July 2021 | Infrastructure

Michelline NawatisesThe National Housing Enterprise (NHE), in collaboration with the City of Windhoek, the ministry of urban and rural development and the Khomas Regional Council,...

LEFA hosts business empowerment workshop

3 days ago - 30 July 2021 | Transport

The Sustainable Business Empowerment Training Initiative workshop hosted by LEFA Transportation Services was successfully concluded at Am Weinberg Boutique Hotel in Windhoek last week. ...

AB InBev Namibia drives vaccination uptake through information campaign

3 days ago - 30 July 2021 | Health

Anheuser-Busch InBev Namibia Breweries (AB InBev Namibia), a proud member of the world’s largest brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev, hosted vaccine information sessions in order to answer...

Fashion Forward SynEDGY

6 days ago - 27 July 2021 | Art and Entertainment

Jeanette Diergaardt Born and raised in the capital city, Windhoek, Johannes has been making a lot of women feel empowered and beautiful in gorgeous designs...

Picture of the week

6 days ago - 27 July 2021 | Picture of the day

JOYOUS MELODIES: Social clubs and extracurricular activities are a way to keep learners grounded while they get to share their talents with the school and...

GO for girls

6 days ago - 27 July 2021 | Social Issues

Mariselle Stofberg The Go Programme has been running since September 2020 and is a development programme aimed at servicing the vulnerable communities. Its vision is...

Latest News

Kristofine Itembu proves that the...

3 days ago - 30 July 2021 | Business

Rivaldo KavangaHailing from Onankali village in the Oshikoto Region and raised in the dusty streets of Soweto in Katutura, the career-driven Kristofine Itembu remains humble...

by Medeline /Gases

The man who works fast...

3 days ago - 30 July 2021 | Business

Sono Kahuure runs the network escalations department at Paratus Namibia and is the keyholder to unlocking solutions for his customers. Sono is the go-to man...

by Medeline /Gases

Taking sports development to the...

3 days ago - 30 July 2021 | People

Mariselle Stofberg Powerful play From growing up in the dusty streets of Okuryangava, Titus Mwahafa’s passion for sport and sports development has driven him...

by Medeline /Gases

“I imagined a better life...

3 days ago - 30 July 2021 | Business

Desiree GasesTST was founded in 2012 and is a full-service advertising and market research company combining qualitative and quantitative approaches to deliver rich, operational, and...

by Medeline /Gases

The fearless Amorie van Zyl...

3 days ago - 30 July 2021 | People

Desiree Gases “Even though the road may feel long, be content in the phase of the journey you are in currently as you will never...

by Michelline Nawatises

Passionately investing in education

3 days ago - 30 July 2021 | People

Mariselle StofbergLizelle Coetzee has been a teacher for 25 years and continues to strive towards creating a safe and creative learning environment. Currently Coetzee is...

by Michelline Nawatises

NHE hands over 131 houses...

3 days ago - 30 July 2021 | Infrastructure

Michelline NawatisesThe National Housing Enterprise (NHE), in collaboration with the City of Windhoek, the ministry of urban and rural development and the Khomas Regional Council,...

by Michelline Nawatises

Authentically Namibian

3 days ago - 30 July 2021 | Business

In April 2003, Sisa Namandje opened the first law firm owned by a Unam law graduate in Namibia and at the time, one of the...

by Michelline Nawatises

LEFA hosts business empowerment workshop

3 days ago - 30 July 2021 | Transport

The Sustainable Business Empowerment Training Initiative workshop hosted by LEFA Transportation Services was successfully concluded at Am Weinberg Boutique Hotel in Windhoek last week. ...

by Michelline Nawatises

Load More