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2017 National Competition for Storybook Writing for Kindergarten to Grade 3 Teachers

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August 09, 2017

DepEd Memorandum No. 133, s. 2017

2017 NATIONAL COMPETITION FOR STORYBOOK WRITING FOR KINDERGARTEN TO GRADE 3 TEACHERS

To:

Undersecretaries
Assistant Secretaries
Bureau and Service Directors
Regional Directors
Schools Division Superintendents
Public Elementary Schools Heads All Others Concerned

1. The Department of Education (DepEd) through the Bureau of Learning Resources (BLR), announces the 2017 National Competition for Storybook Writing for Kindergarten to Grade 3 Teachers.

2. The Competition aims to:

a. produce and collect the best storybooks for Kindegarten to Grade 3 aligned with the K to 12 Curriculum; and

b. recognize the talents and creativity of the teachers on developing storybooks which are aligned to the needs of learners.

3. This National Competition is open to all public school Kindergarten to Grade 3 teachers of public elementary schools.

4. Any entry found to be copied or plagiarized shall be disqualified.

5. The decision of the Panel of Evaluators is final and irrevocable.

6. The Guidelines of the Competition is contained in Enclosure No.l and the Official Entry Form is in Enclosure No. 2.

7. For more details, all concerned may contact Dr. Besy C. Agamata, Chief, Production Division, Bureau of Learning Resources (BLR), Department of Education (DepEd) Central Office, Ground Floor, Bonifacio Building, DepEd Complex, Meralco Avenue, Pasig City at telephone nos. (02) 631-3690; (02) 631-4985; or (02) 634-0901.

8. Immediate dissemination of this Memorandum is desired.

LEONOR MAGTOLIS BRIONES
Secretary


(Enclosure No. 1 to DepEd Memorandum 133, s. 2017)

GUIDELINES FOR THE 2017 NATIONAL COMPETITION FOR STORYBOOK WRITING FOR KINDERGARTEN, GRADE 1, GRADE 2, AND GRADE 3 TEACHERS

I. Background

Reading stories plays a vital role in the growth and development of the learners. It helps learner develop their knowledge, attitudes, values and skills thus, enhancing their reading confidence level. Stories are useful sources of information and allow the learners to be imaginative and explore new ideas.

II. Objectives

The national competition aims to (i) produce, select, and collect the best storybooks for Kindergarten to Grade 3 developed by teachers aligned with the K to 12 Curriculum and (ii) recognize the talents and creativity of the teachers on developing storybooks that are aligned to the needs of learners.

III. General Guidelines

3.1 The competition is open to all Kindergarten, Grades 1, 2, and 3 teachers of the Department of Education (DepEd) nationwide.

3.2 Stories and illustrations must be original and unpublished, (not yet submitted to the LRMDS) and free from any copyright infringement.

3.3 The competition will be conducted at the national level. However, only entries that will be nominated and endorsed by the DepEd Regional Office will be included in the national evaluation.

3.4 The competition will be in print format.

3.5 Each region is entitled to submit one (1) entry per grade level.

3.6 Entries must be based on the Kindergarten to Grade 3 learning competencies in the K to 12 Curriculum.

3.7 The stories to be submitted should be age appropriate for ages 5 to 9 years old

3.8 Regional entries will be submitted in four (4) printed copies with a CD containing MS Word and PDF format.

3.9 Submission of entries must be accompanied by duly accomplished Entry Form (Enclosure 1).

3.10 All entries endorsed by the DepEd Regional Directors must be submitted through courier addressed to:

EDEL B. CARAG
Director III, OIC-Director IV
Bureau of Learning Resources
Department of Education
G/F Bonifacio Building, DepEd Complex, Meralco Ave., Pasig City

3.11 All national entries shall become property of DepEd. All copyright of text and illustrations shall be under the Department of Education.

3.12 Deadline for submission of entries is on November 10, 2017. Submitted entries shall be confirmed by the Production Division through an acknowledgement letter.

IV. Specification Requirements

1.1 Content Specifications

a. Entries must be written in Filipino.

b. The story should address one or more learning competencies in any learning area from K to 3.

c. The text should be appropriate to the reading and vocabulary level of the learners.

d. The Illustrations and photographs should complement the text.

e. The storybook should adhere to the DepEd Social Content Guidelines.

f. The story should showcase experiences, culture, and context that stimulate critical thinking, and promote moral values.

g. The title of the book should not be too long and should be easy to understand.

4.2 Technical Specifications

V. Mechanics of the competition per level

5.1 Division Level

a. Submission of Entries

i. Participants will submit two (2) printed and digital copies of entries.

ii. Entries should be accompanied with the Official Entry Form.

iii. Entries duly certified by the School Principal shall be submitted to the Schools Division Superintendent (SDS) through the Learning Resource Management Development System LRMDS-EPS.

iv. The Schools Division Superintendent shall issue a certificate of participation to all participating entries.

b. Evaluation of Entries

i. The Division shall create a screening committee composed of SDS and or the ASDS as Chairman, CID Chief as co-chair, Filipino, English, LRMDS EPS as members, and LRMDS staff as secretariat.

ii. The Division Screening Committee shall evaluate and select the top three (3) entries per grade level to be submitted to the Regional Office following the criteria set.

iii. The winning entry shall be forwarded to the Regional Office together with the results of the Division screening activity.

iv. Entries that are not selected as the regional level shall be subjected to further quality assurance for possible uploading in the LR Portal.

c. Awarding of Winners

i. The Division may give special citations as a consolation to all non-winning entries.

ii. The Division may conduct an awarding ceremony charged to Local Funds.

5.2 Regional Level

a. Submission of Entries

i. The Divisions shall submit their winning entries to their respective Regional Offices (RO).

ii. The SDS shall formally endorse the results of their screening to the Regional Screening Committee.

iii. The RO shall issue a Certificate of Appreciation to all Regional entries.

b. Evaluation of Entries

i. The Regional Office shall create a screening committee composed of the Regional Director as the Chairman, ARD as Co-chair, CLMD Chief Filipino, English, LRM EPS as members, and LR staff as secretariat.

ii. The Regional Screening Committee shall evaluate and select the top three (3) entries per grade level to be submitted to the Regional Office following the criteria set.

iii. The winning Regional entries shall be forwarded to DepEd BLR together with the tabulation results of the Regional screening activity.

iv Entries that are not selected as national entry shall be subjected to further quality assurance for possible uploading in the LR Portal.

b. Awarding of Winners

i. The Regional Office may give special citations as a consolation to all nonwinning entries to the National level.

ii. The Regional Office may conduct an awarding ceremony charged to Local Funds.

5.3 National Level

a. Submission of Entries

i. The RO shall submit thru courier their winning entries to DepED BLR.

ii. The RD shall formally endorse the results of their screening to the DepEd National Screening Committee with the tabulation results.

b. Evaluation of Entries

i. The panel of judges shall be composed of selected DepED Central Office Technical Staff and four (4) external evaluators.

ii. Only entries nominated by the DepEd Regional Director on or before the deadline of submission will undergo evaluation and judging at the national level.

iii. Evaluation and judging at the national level will involve a panel of evaluators composed of four external evaluators and selected DepEd officials who will evaluate the regional entries to determine the national winners.

c. Awarding of Winners

i. The National Awarding Ceremony shall be announced through a formal invitation.

ii. Winners for each grade level will receive prizes in the form of cash and a plaque of recognition

iii. All participating Kindergarten, Grade 1, to Grade 3 Teachers whose entries reached the national level will receive a Certificate of Recognition from the DepEd BLR.

VI. Criteria for Judging

The following criteria are the bases for judging.

VII. Timetable (August-December 2017)

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