The organizer of the folklore writing competition decided to postponed the prize distribution program due to covid-19 situation in Senapati, Manipur. Considering the pandemic situation, the organizer shall decide and update a date as soon as possible.
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The WSPNC team is humbled by the jubilant response. Through this medium, we convey our heartfelt gratitude for making the first ever Poumai Folklore Story Writing Competition not just a dream but a reality.
To all our well wishers who have been with us through thick and thin in our endeavors, we owe you. We cherish your encouragements and promise to strategize your suggestions in our humble mission of conserving and promoting our rich cultural heritage.
To our esteemed panelist who had sacrificed their personal comforts and honored their time to evaluate the stories, your contributions and insights are greatly valued. We look forward to learn from you while working as a team in the near future.
To all our generous donors who have generously volunteered to be our event patrons, we are indebted. As you step up as our guardian angel, we pray, the almighty will abundantly grace your life with his choicest blessings.
Finally, to all the participants, in a competition not everyone emerges victorious, but for this WSPNC event, everyone of you is a winner. Thank you for been our inspiration. Congratulations, our dear cultural stewards and stewardess.
As delighted as we are to announce the result of the event, we offer our sincere apology for the convenient delay.
Here's the list of stories selected by the jury as winners.
3. Rone Kah
By default, every other participants are adjudged consolation prize winners.
We look forward to seeing each one of you at the Winter School of Poumai Naga Culture Program which we will be organized in one the coming days. Your presence will be highly solicited.
The Poumai Naga Folklore Story Writing competition is a prelude to the ambitious Winter School of Poumai Naga Culture, 2020. Through this competition, we hope to collect valuable Poumai mythology/Folklores which are still discoursed by the community members. Lores of Poumai mythology/folklores are lying dormant in the shadow of “Globalization” for far too long and it is time to haul them back out into the public domain where they deserve to belong.
There is a new wave of young authors out there, writers ready to draw on their cultural heritage to create a rich and compelling portfolio of new works. We are hoping this competition is going to help kindle that process.
Know thy roots. Explore the unexplored. Appreciate the legacy. Embrace the richness of your heritage. Be a part of the event and be your culture stewards.
Rs.10,000 and story published in The Poumai Naga Folklore Collection
Rs.7000 and story published in The Poumai Naga Folklore Collection
Rs.5000 and story published in The Poumai Naga Folklore Collection
10 Consolation Prize
Rs. 1000 each and story published in The Poumai Naga Folklore Collection
What we are looking for
Any kind of fiction short story will be considered (action, romance, drama, humour etc.) as long as they meet the following criteria:
· Poumai centric mythology or folklore forms a fundamental element of the story (i.e. the characters can be characters from Poumai mythology/folklores, the action can take place in a mythological location, mythological concepts can be used etc.).
· Any Poumai folklore or mythological reference used should be culturally accurate .
· A compelling story/theme, engaging characters.
Terms and Conditions
All successful authors will be contacted by email.
·The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into once the winners have been announced.
·By submitting a story to the competition the author warrants that the story is original, and entirely the author’s own work. The author warrants that the story they have entered does not infringe the copyright or any other rights of any third party and is not libellous, unlawful or defamatory of any living person or corporate body.
·By submitting a story to the Poumai Naga Folklore Story Competition, the author acknowledges that, free of any fees or royalty payments, their short story and biography:
In collaboration with Tsiibe Foundation and School of Indigenous Philosophy