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KEATS WITH BEATS

Calling all the rappers to enthral the audience with the power of their rhyme, rhythm and beats. Let’s see what you got!

  • Event Type : Team (2-3 members)

  • Who can participate : Grade 9-10

  • Maximum number of teams in the event  : 15 team

  • Maximum number of teams per school : 2

  • Number of rounds : 1

Event description:

  • Participants will rap on the topic/theme which will be provided on the spot.

  • The participants will be given a topic and 60 minutes to prepare a poem on it

  • At the end of the 60-minute mark, the teams will have to present their work in the form of a rap.

  • The duration of the presentation should be between 1.5 to 2 minutes 

  • While presenting the rap, the teams have to provide a beat for the rap

  • Musical accompaniment/instrument not requiring electrical support  may be used when performing, and the contestants are allowed to sing, clap, hum, beatbox or tap

  • The rap has to be original and in English language only

  • The words/lyrics should not be vulgar/explicit/offensive by any means. The words/lyrics must not be derogatory towards any ethnic group, religion or individual.

  • The rap has to be an original creation and will lead to immediate disqualification if found to be plagiarised

  • All participants of each team must have equal contribution on the stage.

  • The top 3 scorers will be declared the winners - positions - 1st, 2nd and 3rd.

  • The decision of the judges will be final and cannot be challenged

  • Not following the rules and regulations will lead to penalties

  • Exceeding the time limit will lead to deduction of points

  • Usage of any vulgar lyrics will lead to immediate disqualification

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity and originality

  • Effective use of the given shape

  • Overall visual appeal and space utilization

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