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Global Folklorist Challenge
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Eligibility and Rules

  • If you are 8-18 years old, this Challenge is for you. Check out the age groups, categories and entry rules.

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Get Inspired

  • Watch students like you interviewing tradition bearers in their communities!

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For Teachers

  • Check out all the standards this Challenge meets. Download the free Teacher Resource Pack.

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