Speaking from the Heart

 
 
Stamford School's
Sixth Annual Storytelling
Contest

Saturday, 16 September 2017 

8:00 am - 1:00 pm approx.



STORIES AVAILABLE NOW!! CLICK HERE


REGISTER NOW!! CLICK HERE 



CONTEST DETAILS: SEE BELOW


VIDEO INTRODUCTION AVAILABLE HERE.


TECHNICAL MEETING: FRIDAY 8 SEPTEMBER

Contest details

Contest categories

  • Five & below: for contestants who were aged five or below on 1 July 2017.

  • Eight & below: for contestants who were aged eight or below on 1 July 2017.

  • Eleven & below: for contestants who were aged eleven or below on 1 July 2017.

  • Fourteen & below: for contestants who were aged fourteen or below on 1 July 2017.

  • Seventeen & below: for contestants who were aged seventeen or below on 1 July 2017.


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What do contestants have to do?

Five & below and Eight & below:

Contestants deliver a story aloud from memory. They can choose one of the stories provided on the competition website or they can select their own story from a book or the internet.

Five & below contestants must recite their story within approximately two to three minutes (and no more than three minutes and thirty seconds). Stories which are approximately 200 words long are appropriate.

Eight & below contestants should tell their stories in approximately three to five minutes (and no more than five minutes and thirty seconds). Stories of approximately 300-350 words are appropriate.

Eleven & below and Fourteen & below:

Contestants work alone or in a team of between two and four. Contestants deliver a story of their own creation aloud. They may have with them on the stage notes or a script, although stories delivered from memory are likely to be more effective.

Stories must be the original creation of the contestants, and must be written following one of the tasks on the competition website.

Stories can be presented in any effective and entertaining format, including recitals and dramatic performances.

Stories should be recited in approximately three to five minutes (and no more than five minutes and thirty seconds). Stories of approximately 300-350 words are appropriate.

Seventeen & below:

Contestants work alone or in a team of between two and four. They select one of the tasks provided on the morning of the competition, and write a short story, or part of a story in two hours. The team members then deliver the story. They may have with them on the stage notes or a script, although stories delivered from memory are likely to be more effective. Microphones may not be used.

Stories can be presented in any effective and entertaining format, including recitals and dramatic performances.

Stories should be recited in approximately three to five minutes (and no more than five minutes and thirty seconds). Stories of approximately 300-350 words are appropriate.

How are contestants assessed?

A panel of independent, impartial judges assesses the performance of each contestant. The judges are suitably qualified professionals in the fields of English language and literature or performance arts.

Contestants in all categories are assessed on the following:

  1. Pronunciation and Prosody  – clear and correct pronunciation of sounds, words and sentences; as well as the effectiveness of word and sentence stress and the pitch, volume and rhythm of speech.

  2. Non-Verbal Communication  – stage presence, movement, posture, gesture, and facial expression

Competitors in Eleven & below, Fourteen & Below, and Seventeen & Below will also be assessed on the composition of their stories.


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Registration deadline: 

  • Friday 8 September


Entry Fee per competitor*:

  • Rp 50,000 

*Please note that for group entries, the entry fee is charged according to the number of group members.


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Technical briefing: 

  • 3.10 pm, Friday, 8 September

Trophies & Certificates:

All contestants receive a personalised certificate of participation. First, second and third place winners in each category also receive a personalised winner's certificate and a trophy. The school reserves the right to award fewer than three winner's certificates and trophies in the event that there are fewer than six competitors or teams in a given category.