Let’s Read Translathon

Partners:
1. Philippine Librarians Association Inc (PLAI) and its regional councils in Regions V and VI
2. The National Library of the Philippines
3. ABC+/USAID
4. The Asia Foundation

Let’s Read is an innovation in which the project gathers and collects local relatable children’s stories into a digital library. Through collaboration with local partners we have built sustainable book ecosystems of authors, illustrators, editors and publishers that form a pipeline for creating high-quality children’s books. In partnership with PLAI, NLP, ABC+ project and The Asia Foundation, we aim to promote the love of reading in local languages through conducting translation marathon in celebration of the 86th National Book Week.

Categories: Librarian and General Public Categories in Central Bikol and Hiligaynon Languages.

Central Bikol

  • Librarian – Central Bikol to Filipino Category
  • General Public – Central Bikol to English Category

Hiligaynon

  • Librarian – Hiligaynon to Filipino Category
  • General Public – Hiligaynon to English Category

Translathon Mechanics:

  1. The Librarian Category is open to all librarians who are native speakers of Central Bikol and Hiligaynon languages working in school, academic, public, and special libraries. Librarian participants are expected to perform adaptation/translation of locally created Central Bikol and Hiligaynon children’s book into Filipino language using Let’s Read platform.
  2. The General Public Category is open to all native speakers of Central Bikol and Hiligaynon languages. The participant in this category is expected to perform adaptation/translation of locally created Central Bikol and Hiligaynon children’s book into English language using Let’s Read platform.
  3. Participants should register online at https://tinyurl.com/NBW-Contest-Registration. Registered participants are required to attend the orientation to be conducted and hosted by the 86th NBW Committee on November 13, 2020 (Friday) at 10AM. During the orientation, all contestants will be guided on how to use Let’s Read Platform in preparation of the final Let’s Read Translathon event.
  4. The final Let’s Read Translation event will be on November 17, 2020, Wednesday. We will give the titles of the book for each category on the day of event on Nov. 17 at 9:00 AM. All participants are required to be online.
  5. Participant must add their initials on each page submitted in the platform to be considered as valid entry.
  6. Each participant will be allotted 2 hours during the final Let’s Read Translathon event to finish the adaptation/translation of the assigned book.
  7. The translations that will be submitted by each participant must be the entry of the registered participant. If the participant was proven to have committed an illegal act, he/she will be disqualified or, if the unethical act was discovered after the contest, then the award and certificate will be revoked.
  8. The Winners from each of the four (4) categories will receive the following prizes.

Central Bikol

  • Central Bikol to Filipino:
    • Champion – Php 5,000 and a Certificate of Recognition
    • 2nd Place – Php 3,000 and a Certificate of Recognition
    • 3rd Place – Php 2,000 and a Certificate of Recognition
  • Central Bikol to English:
    • Champion – Php 5,000 and a Certificate of Recognition
    • 2. 2nd Place – Php 3,000 and a Certificate of Recognition
    • 3. 3rd Place – Php 2,000 and a Certificate of Recognition

Hiligaynon

  • Hiligaynon to Filipino:
    • Champion – Php 5,000 and a Certificate of Recognition
    • 2nd Place – Php 3,000 and a Certificate of Recognition
    • 3rd Place – Php 2,000 and a Certificate of Recognition
  • Hiligaynon to English:
    • Champion – Php 5,000 and a Certificate of Recognition
    • 2. 2nd Place – Php 3,000 and a Certificate of Recognition
    • 3. 3rd Place – Php 2,000 and a Certificate of Recognition

9. The winners of the Let’s Read Translathon contest in all the categories will officially be announced on November 26, 2020, Wednesday at 9:00AM.

Orientation of Participants:

Orientation of participants: November 13, 2020 at 10:00 AM.

a. Introductions
b. Sign-in
c. Profile name (pen name)
d. Rules: (each translations submitted per page must include pen name or initials)

Let’s Read – How Do You Feel? (each translations submitted per page must include pen name or initials)

1. Filipino to Central Bikol

2. Filipino to Hiligaynon

For further inquiries and clarifications, please contact Mr. Reyanld Ocampo via email at reynald.ocampo@asiafoundation.org or at 09228312842.