Cricket Media today announced the launch of its 3rd Annual Global Folklorist Challenge in partnership with the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. The challenge, open to kids eight to eighteen worldwide, asks participants to examine a local or regional tradition by interviewing a community tradition bearer and creating a video or slide show to share the story.
Accompanying teacher or parent materials include lesson plans, global collaboration opportunities, a standards-alignment chart and scoring rubric.
The challenge deadline is November 30, 2016, with winners chosen by a panel of Smithsonian and ePals judges.Among the prizes for student winners whose entries best demonstrate the folklorist process of investigation and reporting are digital cameras, box sets from the Smithsonian Folkways collection, a Little Passports World Coin Collection, and more. For details and a submission form, visit: challenges.epals.com/folklife2016/the-challenge/.