Action song rules, guidelines & adjudication forms 30 nov 2011
ACTION SONG COMPETITIONFOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS (YEAR THREE ONLY)RULES AND GUIDELINES1. IntroductionThe Action Song Competition is held with the following objectives:1.1 To encourage and increase the use of English Language amongthe younger pupils1.2 To build confidence and sense of ease with English Languageamong the younger pupils1.3 To develop skills of integrating scripting of music and movementwith language1.4 To provide a platform for ‘fun and happy learning’2. Competition Rules2.1 Eligibility: This competition is open to Year Three pupils only fromgovernment-aided schools.2.2 Team: Each team should comprise 5 to 15 pupils accompanied by2 teachers. Performers and musicians should be from these 5 to 15team members.2.3 Time: On-stage presentation is allocated 5 to 8 minutes. Marks willbe deducted thereafter. 2 minutes is allocated for stagearrangements, with the teachers as stage technicians.2.4 Theme: Choice/selection of theme is open.2.5 Lyrics:2.5.1 Lyrics can be original or adapted from any authentic texts.2.5.2 Contestants are not allowed to refer to any notes or textsduring presentation.2.5.3 Copies of the lyrics must be submitted to the organizers twoweeks prior to the competition. School name and stateshould not be written on the lyrics.2.5.4 Lyrics should not touch on sensitive issues such as race,religion, colour, personalities, politics, etc.
2.6 Presentation: Creativity is encouraged. Nevertheless, movementsshould not exceed and overwhelm the articulation of the songby the contestants. Miming is not allowed. Presentation should beconfined to the stage.2.7 Background/Props: Background aids and props should be minimal.2.8 Costume/Attire: Participants should wear appropriate and decentattire that suits the characters they portray.2.9 Music:2.9.1 Use of recorded music is allowed. (Tape used should nothave voices or words.)2.9.2 Use of musical instruments is allowed. However, musiciansmust sing and perform together with the team membersduring presentation.2.10 Judges: The competition shall be judged by an odd numberedpanel of 3 or 5 judges.2.11 Decisions:2.11.1 The judges will be appointed by the Division of Co-curriculum and Arts, Ministry of Education.2.11.2 Points will be allocated according to the score sheet andaggregated.2.11.3 Judges will collectively determine the placing by a clearmajority vote.2.11.4 The decision of the judges is final.2.11.5 Individual team marks will not be disclosed.2.12 Prizes:2.12.1Plaques and certificates of achievement will be awarded tothe winning teams.2.12.2 Certificates of participation will be awarded to all participatingteams.Co-curriculum and Arts DivisionMinistry of Education
ADJUDICATION GUIDELINES1. Marks will be awarded based on the following band:Maximum Very Poor Poor Fair Good Excellent5 1 2 3 4 515 1 – 3 4 - 6 7 – 9 10 - 12 13 - 1535 1 – 8 9 - 16 17 - 24 25 - 30 31 - 3545 1 – 10 11 - 18 19 - 28 29 - 36 37 - 452. Adjudication:2.1 Language Proficiency (45 marks)Marks awarded will be based on the following:i. correct, clear and accurate pronunciation → dictionii. clear enunciation and articulation and intonationiii. use of correct grammariv. appropriate and effective choice of wordsv. fluency2.2 Delivery and Presentation (35 marks)Marks awarded will be based on the following:i. well coordinated and creative choreography, movements,musicii. rhythm, timing and tempoiii. confident presentationiv. variety of voice, intonation, speech, clarityv. team cooperation and coordination2.3 Theme (15 marks)Marks awarded will be based on the following:i. interesting and appealing to audienceii. meaningfuliii. continuous, developmental in sequence, actioniv. values integrated2.4 Costumes and Props (5 marks)Marks awarded will be based on the following:i. suitabilityii. creativity
SCORE SHEETACTION SONG COMPETITIONFOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS (YEAR THREE)NATIONAL LEVEL YEAR __________TEAMLanguageProficiency(45 m)PresentationDelivery(35 m)Theme(15 m)CostumeProps(5 m)PenaltyMax.(-5 m)Total Placing Time188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.Name of Adjudicator :
Signature :Date :FREQUENCY COUNTACTION SONG COMPETITIONFOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS (YEAR THREE)NATIONAL LEVEL YEAR _________PLACING TIMEJudge1Judge2Judge3Judge4Judge5FINALPLACINGTEAM NO.1234567Name of Chief Adjudicator :Signature :Date :