Tell my Story Schools Competition


Calling all primary & high school learners, youth up to 25 years of age, and elders – draw a picture, write a short story or shoot a video inspired by the topic: Creating an Age Friendly World.

Competition runs until 20 September 2019.

Help Tafta inspire a life worth living for our elders. Our goal is to make dignity, growth and a meaningful life a realistic prospect for all elders. And you can play your part by entering this competition!

Draw an Age friendly city (Grade R-3) or describe an age friendly world (Grade4-12, youth and elders) where elders' needs are met and they feel respected. This could be a place where people listen to elders ... where we ask their opinions and advice ... and include them in fun activities like going to beach or on a picnic.

Think of what makes you feel important, loved and valued – everyone likes to feel this way! But elders often don't. How could we change the world so that they are included?

Spend some time talking to a grandparent or other elder you know. Listen to their stories and let them lead you through the path of their lives until the present day. Ask them questions like:

  • What are the challenges they face?
  • What do they want to see done differently?
  • What can I do to make a change?
Once you have an understanding of their life stories, tell their stories through your short story, video or artwork. Your entry could encompass their challenges and proposed solution,s while those doing art pieces could use the experience to depict just a single event in their lives that most illustrates the challenges elders face/ or how you choose to honour them ...

You must ask your interviewee to sign a consent form, allowing you to conduct the interview and depict their stories. Download the form here.






GUIDELINES FOR SCHOOLS

The #TaftaTellMyStory Schools Competition focuses on opening lines of communication between elders and school children, breaking down generational divides and encouraging value-based relationships of respect, care, compassion between the generations.

Categories
Grade R: Art only (Prizes: 1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place)
Grade 1-3: Art (Prizes: 1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place)
Grade 4-7: Art (Prizes: 1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place)
Grade 4-7: Story (Prizes: 1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place)
Grade 4-7: Video (Prize: 1st place) Grade 8-12: Art: (Prizes: 1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place)
Grade 8-12: Story: (Prizes: 1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place)
Grade 8-12: Video: (Prize: 1st place)
Youth (up to 25 years): Art (Prizes: 1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place)
Youth (up to 25 years): Story (Prizes: 1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place)
Youth (up to 25 years): Video (Prize: 1st place)
Elders: Art (Prizes: 1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place)
Elders: Story (Prizes: 1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place)

Competition Duration
The Competition runs until 20 September 2019. All submissions must be posted/emailed/dropped off with Tafta by this date.

Winner Selection criteria
Selection of all competition winners will be based on the level of creativity, and appropriate application of submission requirements. The finalist adjudication panel will shortlist entries to a total of 10 finalist submissions per age/entry category. A team of judges will then make a final selection of 1st-3rd place winners in each age/entry category, and winners will be announced at the finalists’ exhibition to take place in the fourth school term (dates to be announced).

Prizes:
Prizes or medals for first three placements in each category, and certificates of participation for all entrants.

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About us

The Association for the Aged is a registered non-profit organisation (NPO 002093) dedicated to the alleviation of distress and the promotion of the welfare of aged persons living in the Durban area.

Any person who is over 60 and in need of help – or any person who knows of an elderly person in need of help – should contact us. TAFTA cares.

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