Young readers turn favourite books into art

| 13/02/2019
CNS Local Life
Some of last year’s storyboard entrants (CLICK TO ENLARGE)

(CNS Local Life): The seventh annual storyboard competition is now open, with Cayman’s younger readers encouraged to share their favourite books through displays they create. The initiative is spearheaded by the Cayman Islands Information Professionals (CIIP) and sponsored by the Cayman Islands Public Library Service and Rotary Sunrise.

The storyboards will be judged on guidelines that include plot summary, issues of conflict, the author’s purpose, tone and mood and how that information is expressed in terms of clarity, creativity, thoroughness, interest invoked and quality, explained a Ministry of Education press release. Winners will be chosen in six age divisions from 5 to 18 years old and awarded various prizes.

“Every year we continue to be impressed by the quality of work submitted and the creativity of our exhibitors,” said Paul Robinson, CIIP Chairman and Acting Director of the Public Library Service. “It is obvious that the books that they choose to do their storybooks about have impacted them on a deep level, and they are excited about sharing these works with others.”

Robinson is encouraging members of the public to come out to see the displays. “They will not be disappointed and perhaps they will rediscover some literary classics or be inspired to read some of the books that are being promoted by the students,” he said.

All schools are invited to participate. Last year, the competition attracted 65 young people creating 49 storyboards. 

All storyboards must be registered and delivered to the George Town Public Library by 2pm on Monday, 18 February. The exhibition, judging and prize-giving ceremony will take place at the library Saturday, 23 February, starting at 10am.

For more information about the storyboard competition email Paul Robinson at, call 244-6108 or go to the CIIP Facebook page

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Category: Books, Language, Schools

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I wish to see more comments here, not on LGBT Issues.

    I also hope “members of the public [would] to come out to see the displays.”

    Thank you CNS.