Virtual Storytelling Contest

Polish American Teachers Association

15 East 65 th Street

New York, NY 10065


January 16, 2021

The Polish American Teachers Association is sponsoring a VIRTUAL STORYTELLING CONTEST in May 2021.

The contest will be open to children 9 to 12 years of age from Polish Supplementary Schools.

The contestants may choose any Polish Folktale (it must be originally from Poland). A folktale encompasses fairy tales, legends, fables and myths. A Polish poem which tells a story will be accepted. It is to be told in English or Polish. Time for each participant will be limited to no more than five minutes. Please limit participation from your school to 2 contestants (1 in Polish language, and 1 in English language). No group presentations will be allowed. Students who previously won first place, are not allowed to participate again.

Participants will be judged on pronunciation and enunciation, voice control, pacing, poise, audience contact and story selection. Enclosed you will find additional suggestions and contest rules. First prizes- $100, second prizes- $50, and third prizes- $25 will be awarded for stories told in Polish and in English. In addition, each contestant will receive a Certificate of Participation, and the teacher who prepared the contestants will also

receive a Certificate of Appreciation. Your supplementary school may invite up to 5 guests in addition to contestants. Please return the enclosed Participate Form on or before February 6, 2021 and

Entry Form on or before March 20, 2020. We hope that this competition will encourage our children to improve their communication skills and enhance their pride in our Polish heritage. The Polish American

Teachers Association is looking forward to meeting you and your students.

If you have any questions, call Maria 718-748-9676.


Very Truly Yours,

Bernadette O’Keefe

President of PATA