Saturday 20 July, 2019

Applications now open for annual storyboard competition 

The annual Storyboard Competition is now open, and organisers are looking forward to seeing the creativity of Cayman’s younger readers on display, and inviting the public to come out and support the students. 

An initiative spearheaded by the Cayman Islands Information Professionals (CIIP) and sponsored by the Cayman Islands Public Library Service and Rotary Sunrise, the competition gives students the opportunity to share their favourite books through a storyboard display.

All storyboards must be registered and delivered to George Town Public Library by 2pm on Monday, 18 February 2019, and the exhibition, judging and prize-giving ceremony will take place at George Town Public Library on Saturday, 23 February 2019 starting at 10am.

The storyboards will be judged on guidelines that include plot summary, issues of conflict, the author's purpose, tone and mood and how that information is expressed in terms of clarity, creativity, thoroughness, interest invoked and quality.  Winners will be chosen in six age divisions ranging from five to 18-years old and awarded various prizes. 

“Every year we continue to be impressed by the quality of work submitted and the creativity of our exhibitors.  It is obvious that the books that they choose to do their storybooks about have impacted them on a deep level, and they are excited about sharing these works with others,” said Paul Robinson, CIIP Chairman and Acting Director of the Public Library Service.  “I want to encourage members of the public to come out and see these storyboard displays.  They will not be disappointed and perhaps they will rediscover some literary classics or be inspired to read some of the books that are being promoted by the students.”

Last year there were 49 storyboards from 65 competitors. 

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