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Video Book helps the participants use technology to communicate a book or research or a concept in less than 3 minutes. It helps the participants to have a deeper understanding on a topic and put their technological and presentation skills to best use.

Topic for the Competition

Topic 1: I became a librarian because...

Topic 2: Critical analysis on the usage of library services

Topic 3: Present a research finding that changed your thoughts!


The competition is open to all librarians working in any form of libraries (academic libraries, school librares, research libraries, special libraries, public libraries, etc.).

Important Dates

Last Date for Registration: 09th July, 2020 (upto 11:00PM)

Dates for the Competition: 23rd June, 2020 to 09th July, 2020 (upto 11:59PM)


  • The participant should be registered at least 1 Hour before the competition
  • The participant can choose one of the topics mentioned above and make a 3 minutes video presentation of the topic chosen by them
  • The entry should be appropriate at librarian level. They should not violate any rules of India and should not be indecent, offensive, hateful, defamatory and unsuitable for public display and publication
  • Clear video showing the participant with clear audio should be uploaded in their YouTube page and submit the Uploaded YouTube URL in the P N Panicker National Reading Mission mobile app using the Username and Password provided at the time of registration
  • The entries will be evaluated based on the content, depth of the content, creativity, presentation style, and quality of video and audio
  • Judge’s decision will be final

Entry Fee



  • eCertificate of Participation to all the Participants, who submit their entry
  • The first and second prizes will be awarded according to the regions of India or state-wise depending on the entries
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