THE National Library and Information System Authority’s (Nalis) presented prizes for its Celebrity Tale-A-Thon competitions which were streamed via Facebook and YouTube on December 19, 2020.
Winners of the Write a Paragraph and Spot the Logo competitions received prizes on January 9. The competitions were held during the authority’s 12th annual Celebrity Tale-a-Thon. A media release said the two competitions also gave the viewers opportunities to win prizes.
The Write a Paragraph competition, which was targeted to children five-12 years old, invited them to write a paragraph about what they enjoyed most about the event and submit their responses by December 23, 2020. Entrants were judged in the five-six, seven-nine and ten-12 age group.
The second competition targeted parents and guardians who were invited to identify how many times the Nalis and Optometrists Today logos appeared on the screen during the programme. The first four entrants to submit the accurate response received designer sunglasses from Optometrists Today.
The winners of Write the Paragraph, five-to-six-year category are Vian Barnett and Kacee Figaro. They received hampers from Nestle. Winners in the other categories who won $500-vouchers from Optometrists Today are Gabriel Jobent and Yohann Chadee (seven-nine) and Joshuah Patron and Deandre Mitchell (ten-12). The winners of the Spot the Logo competition are Sheranna Gittens, Shade Francis, Francesca Johnson and Lesley Johnson.
At the prize-giving ceremony, Gabriella Anne Patron, Joshuah’s mother, said she was grateful to Nalis as the Celebrity Tale-A-Thon gave her an opportunity to engage in a positive mother-son activity, given their busy schedules. Also, she said the stories assisted her son to further develop his comprehension and vocabulary skills.
Nalis’ manager of corporate communications Debbie Goodman congratulated all the winners and thanked them for taking the time to view the storytelling event. She said she was impressed with the high quality of submissions received, the children’s focus, creativity and articulation of their feelings about the virtual event.
Participants were urged to continue in the programmes and activities conducted by Nalis geared toward educating, entertaining and developing the people of TT.