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WORDS AND WORTH

Anything. Can be a slam. If you say it like this.

EVENT INFO

Event Type :Solo

Who can participate: Grade 8-9

Maximum number of participants in the event: 25

Maximum number of participants per school: 2

Number of rounds: 2

Event description

  • Round 1

    • Participants will ponder on the chosen topic for a given period of time, after picking up their topics from the given lot, then pen down their thoughts into poetry, followed by a lively and engaging presentation

    • For Round 1, preparation time given would be 10 mins; Composition- 15 mins; Presentation-3 mins (10 secs buffer)

  • Round 2

    •  Selected participants get another round of topics(randomly picked up by the participants themselves) followed by the same procedure of thinking, composing and presenting

    • For Round 2, preparation time given would be 10 mins; Composition- 15 mins; Presentation-3 mins (10 secs buffer)

  • Poems on the chosen topic should be an original creation by the participant

  • Participants are not permitted to use props during their performance

  • No musical accompaniment or musical instruments may be used when performing, but the poet is allowed to sing, clap, hum, or make noise with the mouth or tap his/her feet

  • Unrhyming narrative formula, traditional theatrical devices including shifting voices and tones may be used. Boundaries of the format can be stretched with tap-dancing or beatboxing or using highly choreographed movements.

  • The spoken words should not be vulgar/explicit/offensive by any means. The composition must not be derogatory towards any ethnic group, religion or individual. It needs to be appropriate for a school-level event.

  • Plagiarizing will lead to immediate disqualification.

 

Judging criteria

  • Originality

  • Stage presence (confidence, body language, expressions, enthusiasm, style, volume)

  • Creativity

  • Relevance to the topic

  • Rhythm

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