Frequently Asked Questions about Oral Story Contest
Oral Story Competition is an initiative of Street Library Ghana to contribute to Cultural enrichment and sharing in Africa, as well to building a repository of oral traditional knowledge among young people. We are looking for you to share a preserved cultural knowledge through vocal utterance from your family, tribe, community and country.
Oral Stories in
2. Traditions in Beliefs that are Superstitions
3. Traditions in Prose and Literature (Jokes, Riddles, Stories, Rhymes, Tall tales, Ghost Stories etc)
4. Proverbs and Adages
5. Legends (Eg, Kwaku Ananse in Ghana)
6. Traditions in Songs (at marriage, at birth, at death of chief, etc)
7. Traditions in Dances ( Eg, Adowa, Agbadza etc)
1st Prize - $250
2nd Prize- $150
3rd Prize - 100
By participating in this competition, you agree for your oral story to appear on Street Library Website and on its Mobile Apps. It will be freely available and accessible for people to learn about oral narratives from these participating countries.
The Judge for this competition is Mr Hayford Siaw , Founder of Street Library as part of his initiative to promote culture in Africa. He will select the winners.
The competition will open on 4th February 2017 and end on 5th May 2017.
Oral narratives can be submitted in any African language or a country's official language- that is English or French.
Your pre recorded oral story can submitted directly through our website or uploaded on YouTube and linked in your application.
We accept stories that has been passed on in the family or community.
Each upload of a part or full story, should not be more than 7 minutes of recording time
1. Ghana 2. Liberia 3. Cameroon only
There is no age limitation.
25% Clarity of Expression
25% Quality of recording
10% Overall artistic impression
10% Innovative means of delivering the message