Cricket Media, in partnership with the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, announces the launch of the 2016 3rd Annual Global Folklorist Challenge, open to kids kindergarten through 18 years old worldwide. The challenge asks participants to examine a local or regional tradition through the eyes of a community tradition bearer and create a video or slide show to share the story. Cultural traditions students might explore range from dance, games and handicrafts to cooking, storytelling, customs, distinctive jobs, and more. Comprehensive supporting materials guide students and educators through the experience.
The official submission launch is August 1, 2016, with a “how to” tips webinar on July 28th from 2:00-3:00 Eastern. The deadline for submitting entries is November 30, 2016.
To join the webinar, visit : https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/1049612866869872387.
To see last year’s Global Folklorist Challenge winners, including mat weaving and drum playing from India, Chinese YoYo from Taiwan and low-riding from the US, visit http://challenges.epals.com/folklife2015/winners.