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FOR

PRIMARY SCHOOLS

RULES AND GUIDELINES

MINISTRY
MALAYSIA

OF

EDUCATION

STORYTELLING COMPETITION FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS (LEVEL 2) RULES


AND GUIDELINES
1.0

INTRODUCTION
1.1 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 school, district /
division, state and national levels.

2.0

3.0

OBJECTIVES
2.1

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.
3.2

The competition is open to all government-aided schools. Only ONE


contestant will represent his / her state at the national level.
The competition is divided into two sections:
Section 1
Section 2

3.3

:
:

Prepared
Impromptu

- any story

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
religion, stereotyping, politics, etc.

race,

3.3.3 Stories must be thematically educational.


3.3.4 Contestants are only allowed to use the stand microphone provided to
ensure minimal movement.
3.3.5 Props, backdrops and sound effects are not allowed. Any use of
these will allow for disqualification by the judges.

3.3.6 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.
3.4

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 impromptu story is 2 to 3 minutes.
The bell will be rung at the 3 rd minute. Marks will be deducted
thereafter.

3.5

Infringement
3.5.1 A maximum of 10 marks will be deducted if a contestant:
3.5.1.1 touches on sensitive issues such as race, religion, politics,
etc. 2 marks
3.5.1.2 presents a story below the stipulated time 2 marks for
every minute
3.5.1.3 presents a story above the stipulated time 2 marks for
every minute
3.5.1.4 uses props, backdrops and electronically-aided sound effects
2 marks
3.5.1.5 overdramatizing 2 marks

3.6

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.

4.0

ADJUDICATION
4.1

A panel of at least 3 or 5 judges will be appointed for all the rounds at


all levels. The competition at the national level will be judged by a panel
of 5 judges, appointed by the Division of Co-curriculum and Arts,
Ministry of Education.

4.2

Points will be allocated according to the scoresheet.


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5.0

4.3

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

4.4

The decision of the judges is final.

4.5

Individual marks will not be disclosed.

PRIZES
5.1

Plaques and certificates of achievement will be awarded to the winning


teams.

5.2

Certificates of participation will be awarded to all participating teams.

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

This concept paper is valid until further notification or revision from the Ministry
of Education and can be used at all levels for competitions organized by the
Ministry.

Division of Co-curriculum and Arts


Ministry of Education, Malaysia

ADJUDICATION GUIDELINES
1.

Marks will be awarded based on the following band:


Maximum
5
10
15
20
35

Very Poor
1
1-2
1-3
1-4
1-8

2.

Adjudication:

2.1

Language Proficiency

Poor
2
3-4
4-6
5-8
9 - 16

Fair
3
5-6
7-9
9 - 12
17 - 24

Good
4
7-8
10 - 12
13 - 16
25 - 30

Marks will be awarded based on the following:


i.
ii.
iii.
iv.
v.

correct, clear and accurate pronunciation


clear enunciation and intonation
correct use of grammar
appropriate and effective choice of words (diction)
fluency

2.2

Presentation / Delivery
Marks will be awarded based on the following:

i.
ii.

voice modulation
voice projection & clarity

2.3

Theme / Storyline
Marks will be awarded based on the following:

i.
ii.
iii.

interest and appeal


significance and impact of meaning
coherence
iv.
integrated values

2.4

Costume

i.
ii.

suitability
creativity

Marks will be awarded based on the following:

Excellent
5
9 -10
13 - 15
17 - 20
31 - 35

FOR PRMARY SCHOOLS

ADJUDICATION
FORMS

MINISTRY OF
EDUCATION MALAYSIA

TIME SHEET

STORYTELLING COMPETITION FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS (LEVEL 2)


PITAS DISTRICT LEVEL 2015

Contestan
t No.

Time (Prepared)

Time (Impromptu)

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
7

20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31

Timekeeper's
Name
Signature
Date

STORYTELLING COMPETITION FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS SCORESHEET


PITAS DISTRICT LEVEL 2015
SECTION 1 (PREPARED)
SECTION 2 (IMPROMPTU)

Contestan
t No.

Language
Proficiency
(35 marks)

Presentation
/ Delivery
(20 marks)

Theme /
Storyline
(10 marks)

Costume
(5 marks)

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17

Language
Proficiency
(15 marks)

Presentatio
n
/ Delivery
(10 marks)

(LEVEL 2)

Theme /
Storyline
(5 marks)

Penalty
(-10 marks)

Total

Placing

18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31

Judge's Name
Signature
Date

10

FREQUENCY COUNT
STORYTELLING COMPETITION FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS (LEVEL 2)
PITAS DISTRICT LEVEL 2015
PLACING

JUDGE
1

JUDGE
JUDGE
FINAL PLACING
2
3
CONTESTANT NO.

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Position

Name

Signature

Judge 1
Judge 2
Judge 3
Date

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FOR PRIMARY
SCHOOLS

RESULTS

MINISTRY OF
EDUCATION MALAYSIA

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STORYTELLING COMPETITION FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS (LEVEL 2)


PITAS DISTRICT LEVEL 2015

PLACING

CONTESTANT
NO.

TITLE OF STORY

SCHOOL

Name

Signature

FIRST

SECOND

THIRD

Position
Judge 1
Judge 2
Judge 3
Date

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Themes For Section 2


(Impromptu Storytelling)

1. Friends
2. Family
3. School
4. Ambition
5. Pet
6. Festival

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