The child in you - book character contestMany of you may have fallen in love with a child character in a fiction book, even imagined yourself as that character. Now's the time to convert that mental image to words and bring out the child in you! To challenge you, this is going to be a fast contest of a short duration for just five days.
What you have to do: Tell us which child character in an actual book you would like to be. The character can be a child between age one and 12 years. Name the book, author and child character and concisely and clearly state why you have selected that particular character. You must be convincing in giving the reasons for selecting that character. We don't want an elaborate narration of the book's story. Intead, for example, you can talk about the child's traits and mention the names of a few other characters as well. Do not write over lengthy text, be concise.
1. The book should be an English novel which is fictional and can even be a children's novel but should not be a biography or autobiography. Also, no characters from comics, religious books, epics, fable stories and folk tales will be allowed.
2. Only one entry per member is allowed. In addition to your own entry, though, your children can also participate and you can submit their entry with their first name or initials and age mentioned at the end of the text. We will take it on trust that it is the child's entry and not your own written text.
3. A member cannot select the same character as already submitted by somebody else. However, do not make any prior selections and 'reserve' a character, because if you do not submit that character, then it will be lost to another participant.
4. The entry must be submitted in a response in this contest announcement thread itself. No title as such is required.
Example of how to post the response:
Book: The Lily Pond
Author: Sarika Pandey
Name of child character: Lalita
[Below this write in proper text why you selected Lalita as the child character you would like to be]
There will be a cash prize of Rs.75/- for the two best write-ups, and one or two other entries will get Rs.50/- for the next best ones. Non-winning participants may be given enhanced points and cc up to max. 20. In case of more than five entries from children, we may give one or two separate prizes for the best entry/entries from this group.
Closing date: 22nd July 2020, midnight.
If you have any queries related to this contest, you can submit them in a response to this thread.