Schools, librarians, young readers, here's a contest for you from Young India Books, a website that reviews children's books in India. The Leading Reading Schools of India Awards, an annual award is being established to celebrate schools that believe in the power and magic of the written word and do their utmost to encourage children to read and appreciate books. The theme of this year's awards, We, the Children of India, is a reference to the book by the same name written by former Chief Justice, Leila Seth. The reading promotion is also a run-up to the Republic Day 2014 celebrations.
- Winning schools will receive a citation from the Guest-of-Honour,Ms Leila Seth, and a hamper of books for their libraries.
- Ten best entries by the children will receive an author signed copy of the book - We, The Children of India.
- Selected entries by children will feature on the website along with their details and that of their school.
Last date for submissions of children's work is December 20, 2013. They are accepting only the first 50 schools that register for the competition. For further details and registration please log onto www.youngindiabooks.com/