Tuesday, April 14, 2015

"Why I Participate in the Retell, Remix and Rejoice Contest Every Year" - Joysree Das

Every year at this time, our inbox starts filling up with stories that come in for the Retell, Remix and Rejoice Contest. One year we decided not to host the contest (for reasons we don't seem to remember now) and got emails asking us when the contest would be launched. That made us realize that our community did look forward to this annual contest.

Every year, we also spot a few regulars who've been participating in the contest. One of those regulars is Joysree Das who has been sending us stories for 4 years. I asked Joysree what made her send in stories year after year and this is what she had to say:
In fact this idea is unique. So many beautiful illustrations to choose from. They melt in your head and lead you gently to story ideas till a new story is formed. The creative process is Really Rejoicing. I feel close to Pratham Books because the institution really seems to care for children. The picture books are so simple and genuine and address the needs of under privileged children who cannot afford to buy the highly priced books. Surrounded by consumerism and tough competition, Pratham Books is altogether a different world. That is why I like to participate in its programs. My favorite is Mr.Pinkball. I still remember him.   
This was the first story Joysree sent in to us in 2011. Read on to find out what happens in her story :

If you've been inspired by Joysree's reasons, jump right in to weave your own stories through the Retell, Remix and Rejoice contest.

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