Prizes for “Memorials of Reading with Each Other” Photography Competition were awarded to workers’ families in Sazvar Sazeh Azarestan Company.
Sazvar Sazeh Azarestan Library invited families to take pictures of pure moments of reading with their children and take part in “Memorials of Reading with Each Other” Photography Competition in order to encourage and promote reading. This competition was held from 21 May – 20 July 2016. The subjects which could be led into this competition were as followed:
- Child or group of children while reading
- Family while reading book
- Mother reading with her child or children
- Father reading with his child or children
- Parents reading with their child or children
- Siblings reading next to each other
- The whole family reading next to each other
Also, a booklet had been prepared and delivered to families by experts. In this booklet, families learned how to take good pictures for this competition. The families sent their pictures by Telegram Messenger for the company’s library and if they did not have access to virtual networking they could deliver their pictures to librarians on CDs or other External Devices.
Four experts from the Institute for Research on the History of Children’s Literature assessed all pictures sent by workers’ families. Since there were plenty of high-quality pictures based on the defined criteria, once again two experts rated the pictures and finally 14 families and about 30 pictures were picked among 125 families and 1400 pictures which took part in the competition.
Due to workers and their families interest in this competition and the high quality and large number of sent pictures, Mrs. Amini, the vice-president of Sazvar Sazeh Azarestan Company, increased the number of prize winners to fourteen (which was five before). the prizes, from 100 to 350 thousand Tomans, were awarded to winners on 17 August 2016. On this day, gift cards and a print of selected picture of their children were awarded to the winners. Also, some of the best pictures were printed and exhibited on the company’s walls.
Before this event, the book reading Competition “The Book I Like Most” was held in February-March 2016 in Sazvar Sazeh and Omran Azarestan Company which brought lots of excitement and enthusiasm into the library and on 1 May, International Workers’ Day, the prizes for selected children were delivered to their fathers by Read with Me project and the company’s library.
By the implementation of Read with Me project in Sazvar Sazeh Azarestan Company in ۲۰۱۴, since October 2014, Sazvar Sazeh Azarestan Library has started its activity with more than 4000 quality books in a new space and all the workers and employees can choose and borrow their children’s necessary books by consulting librarians and experts at this library. In addition to books for children and young adults, there are books for parents on the subjects like Psychology, Education and Training and Reading Promotion in this library. At the moment, more than 230 families and 320 members benefit from Sazvar Sazeh Azarestan Library.
The winners of “Memorials of Reading with Each Other” Photography Competition:
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