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STORY TELLING

2015
FOR
PRIMARY1 - 6 Students
(5 - 13 years old)

RULES AND GUIDELINES

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STORYTELLING COMPETITION FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS


RULES AND GUIDELINES
INTRODUCTION
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Storytelling is an effective teaching and learning activity to help


improve the standard of English among pupils.

1.2

The Storytelling Activity / Competition will be carried out at Yo:Ha


Jurong, 200 Jurong East, Ave 1, #03-04 Singapore 609789.

OBJECTIVES
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To enhance pupils confidence in using English.

2.2

To give pupils the opportunity to use English in an interesting, authentic


and creative manner.

2.3

To enhance and improve listening and speaking skills.

2.4

To instill pupils interest in reading and writing in English.

RULES AND REGULATIONS


3.1. The competition is open to all locals & International students.
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The competition is divided into two sections:


Section 1
: Audition
Story Theme: Open to any story theme
Section 2
: Final (20 finalist)
Story Theme: Singapore is Love

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For Section 1, contestants are to observe the following rules:


3.3.1 Stories presented can be authentic, adapted or originally written.
3.3.2 Stories presented must not touch on sensitive issues such as
race, religion, stereotyping, politics, etc.
3.3.3 Stories must be thematically educational.
3.3.4 Props, backdrops and sound effects are not allowed. Any use of
these will allow for disqualification by the judges.
3.3.5 Time allocated to present the story is 4 to 5 minutes. The bell
will be rung at the 5th minute. Marks will be deducted thereafter.

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For Section 2, contestants are to observe the following rules:


3.4.1 Each contestant picks an envelope containing a card.
3.4.2 After 30 seconds, contestants tell their story based on a word
(noun/adjective) or picture (one object) on the chosen card.
3.4.3 Stories told in Section 2 should not be a repetition or
reproduction of any story presented in Section 1. Contestants
will be disqualified if they do so.
3.4.4 Any inclusion of singing should enhance and not dominate the
presentation.
3.4.5 Time allocated to present the Final story is 5 minutes. The bell
will be rung at the 5th minute. Marks will be deducted thereafter.

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Infringement
3.5.1 A maximum of 10 marks will be deducted if a contestant:
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3.5.1.2
3.5.1.3
3.5.1.4
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touches on sensitive issues such as race, religion,


politics, etc. 2 marks
presents a story below the stipulated time 2 marks
for every minute
presents a story above the stipulated time 2 marks
for every minute
uses props, backdrops and electronically-aided sound
effects 2 marks
overdramatizing 2 marks

A contestant will be disqualified if:


3.6.1 he / she reads or refers to notes / reading materials.
3.6.2 he / she is prompted by another person.
3.6.3 he / she repeats any story presented in Section 1 during the
impromptu session.

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ADJUDICATION
4.1

A panel of at least 2 judges will be appointed for all the rounds at all
levels. The competition at the national level will be judged by a panel of
2 judges.

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Points will be allocated according to the scoresheet.

4.3

The contestant with the majority of votes will be declared the winner.

4.4

The decision of the judges is final.

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Individual marks will not be disclosed.

Note:

The winners from the previous year may participate in the current year but
the text and presentation must not be an exact replica.