Guidelines for Participation


Guidelines for Participation   

Q – What is the Leading Reading Schools of India Award (LRSIA)?
A – This award programme has been initiated by Young India Books to applaud and recognise the five leading schools of India for their exemplary work in instilling a love for reading, thus creating life-long readers.  Each year has a different theme. This year the theme is “Let’s Care” selected to sensitize children to care and share in order to “learn to live together” with our fellow human beings and also to care for the environment and our flora and fauna.  

Q – What do the schools have to do?
A – Schools have to register online.
Log onto the REGISTRATION FORM here (click on the link).
Once schools have registered they promote the same to the student and parent body through this recommended Circular

Q - Can any child participate?
A – Any child belonging to a school, library or book club that has registered may participate in the competition.

Q – What do the children have to do?  
A - S/he will select a book from the Recommended Reading List [based on this year’s theme “Let’s Care”].
Students can read all the books, however, they have to submit their responses to two questions (see below) to any ONE book. 
Question 1
Make your own title for the book.
OR, Make your own cover illustration for the book.
Question 2
Which part of the book inspired you the most to Care and Share? Tell us why. (check with the recommended word count on the submission form)
OR, Draw a scene from the book that you feel depicts Caring and Sharing,
The responses have to be posted in the ONLINE Student Submission Form (link to be provided on 1st October)

Q - What are the prizes?
A - Winning schools get listed in the Young India Books HALL OF FAME.
      They receive a beautifully Hand-Crafted Trophy and a Citation
      Winning students receive a Certificate
      Their entries are posted on the website
      Plus, they get an opportunity to become reviewers for the website

 Note: Every participating child receives a special Participation Certificate.

Q - Where can one purchase the books?
A – Books can be purchased online, bookstores, publishers or from

Q - Is there any fees?
A - Schools do not have to pay any fees, however, students pay Rs 200 each. the payment has to be made through the bank via NEFT 
Click here for payment details


School Registration starts                                               September  01, 2019
School Registration closes                                              September 30, 2019
Student Submission opens                                             October 1, 2019
Student Submissions close                                             
November 14, 2019  
Announcement of Results                                               December 20, 2019 

Only one entry per student
Only students who have submitted their entries are eligible for a PARTICIPATION CERTIFICATE
Entries will be disqualified if,
 - it is plagiarized.
 - it indicates an adult hand.
 - it is an extract from the book.

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