Storytelling in sign language for deaf children

Oct 9, 2013

Results of the Storytelling Competition in LSA



Carrying on with the programs that promote reading, we organized an event at the National Congress which attracted more than 250 people mostly deaf children of various schools. They came from Santa Fe, Cordoba and Buenos Aires.
We organized this event to promote the creativity of deaf children, youth and adults through storytelling and reading. The jury was formed by three young deaf: Eduardo Cabrera, Lisandro Rodríguez Fuentes and Fabian Kenseyan, who evaluated the videos and selected the winners. These guys are very active members of the deaf community who have much experience on reading and making videos. They also know which stories are trendy in the deaf community and were able to understand and evaluate the stories submitted from shared cultural codes.
To select the winning stories the judges considered the visual strategies used, the use of sign language, the expressions, the non-manual features that are part of the Argentine Sign Language (LSA), creativity in storytelling and fidelity of both languages.
In addition to the winning stories, 10 outstanding narrators were recognized with special mentions. As part of the contest 10 stories are in the process of publishing and will be delivered on DVD to schools for the deaf and will be uploaded to a website.
The photos from the events show the joy of all the participants
The Winners
The Winners
The Winners
The Winners
The Winners
The Winners
The Winners
The Winners
Special mentions
Special mentions

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Canales Asociacion Civil

Capital Federal, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Project Leader

Silvana Veinberg

Member of the educative committee
Capital Federal, Argentina

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