NLF Reading Challenge 2023: Terms of Participation
About the NLF Reading Challenge
The NLF Reading Challenge is a competition designed to encourage children from Grades 4-6 to read more, engage in discussions about their reading, interact with authors, and connect with fellow readers.
Who Can Participate?
The NLF Reading Challenge is open to children from Grades 4-6 who have a passion for reading. Parents, librarians, teachers, siblings, or other adults can also nominate young readers.
In the Non-Competitive Track, participants have the freedom to read any or all of the books on the reading list. They also get the opportunity to interact with renowned global and Indian authors during Zoom sessions.
The Competitive Track requires teams of three members, mentored by a Reading Guide. Each team is expected to read 2 to 3 books every week and maintain a Reading Log. The best teams will qualify for the Grand Finale Quiz held during the Neev Literature Festival.
How Winners are Chosen
In the Competitive Track, teams participate in a virtual preliminary round based on the author interaction sessions and the books read as per the Reading Schedule. The top teams qualify for the in-person Grand Finale Quiz, where the best three teams are awarded trophies, certificates, and a set of books.
How to Participate as an Individual
Individuals can participate in the Non-Competitive Track. For the Competitive Track, they need to form a team of three members and find an adult to be their Reading Guide.
How to Get Students Involved
If you're a parent, teacher, librarian, or interested adult, you can encourage children to participate in the Non-Competitive Track. To join the Competitive Track, find two more participants from Grades 4-6 and supervise their reading as a Reading Guide.
- Easy to read:
- Abanindranth’s House of Stories
- Versova Vortex
- Sisters at New Dawn
- Look Ma, No Hands!
- Maria’s Island
- Just the right level:
- Asha and the Spirit Bird
- The Train to Tanjore
- The Light in Everything
- Pax, Journey Home
- Betty Before X
- Challenging to read:
- Which Way to Anywhere
- Look Both Ways: A Tale Told In Ten Blocks
- Leila and the Blue Fox
- The Good Thieves
- New From Here
- Ticket to India
- Kew: Darwin and Hooker
- Paper Boat, Paper Bird
- Boom Boom
- The Pickpocket and the Gargoyle
- The Lost Whale
- Misfit Madhu
- The Ghost of Malabar
- Searching for the Songbird
- On the Move: Poems About Migration
- The Worlds We Leave Behind
- The Ogress and the Orphans
For more updates and registration, follow us on Facebook, Instagram (@neevliteraturefestival), Twitter (@neevlitfest), and YouTube. To contact us, email email@example.com.
In case a specific book is unavailable, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org for further assistance. You can also check with our book sales partners: The Storyteller Book Store (Kolkata), Kids2Day Book Sales Agency (Bangalore), and KoolSkool Book Store (Gurugram).
Students who qualify for the Grand Finale Quiz will receive participation certificates. They will also have the opportunity to attend the Neev Literature Festival, meet renowned authors and illustrators, purchase books, and attend sessions and workshops conducted by industry experts. The costs related to attending the festival will be covered by the Neev Literature Festival.