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STORYTELLING

COMPETITION
LEVEL 2

FOR
PRIMARY SCHOOLS

RULES AND GUIDELINES

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CONCEPT PAPER
STORYTELLING COMPETITION FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS (LEVEL 2)
DISTRICTLEVEL

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 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 instil pupils’ interest in reading and writing in English.

3.0 RULES AND REGULATIONS

3.1. The competition is open to all schools in the district. Each zone must send
two participants, either male or female (1st and 2nd place from the zone level
competition)

3.2 The competition is divided into two sections:


Section 1 : Prepared - any story
Section 2 : Impromptu

3.3 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 race,
religion, stereotyping, politics, etc.

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, phrase,
picture or situation.

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 3rd 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 a head judge and 3 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 Co-curricular and Arts Division, Ministry of
Education.

4.2 Points will be allocated according to the scoresheet.

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.

5.0 PRIZES

5.1 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.

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.

Co-curricular and Arts Division


Ministry of Education, Malaysia
2016
IMPROMPTU

Hari Raya Celebration Sick

Birthday Party Car Accident

Picnic Present
STORYTELLING
COMPETITION
LEVEL 2

FOR
PRIMARY SCHOOLS

ADJUDICATION FORMS

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ADJUDICATION GUIDELINES

1. Marks will be awarded based on the following band:

Maximum Very Poor Poor Fair Good Excellent


5 1 2 3 4 5
10 1-2 3-4 5-6 7-8 9-10
15 1-3 4-6 7-9 10-12 13-15
20 1-4 5-8 9-12 13-16 17-20
25 1-5 6-10 11-15 16-20 21-25

2. Adjudication:
2.1 Language Proficiency
Marks will be awarded based on the following:
i. correct, clear and accurate pronunciation
ii. clear enunciation and intonation
iii. correct use of grammar
iv. appropriate and effective choice of words (diction)
v. fluency

2.2 Presentation / Delivery


Marks will be awarded based on the following:
i. voice modulation
ii. voice projection & clarity

2.3 Theme / Storyline


Marks will be awarded based on the following:
i. interest and appeal
ii. significance and impact of meaning
iii. coherence
iv. integrated values

2.4 Costume
Marks will be awarded based on the following:
i. suitability
ii. creativity
SCORESHEET

STORYTELLING COMPETITION FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS (LEVEL 2)

DISTRICT LEVEL YEAR 2017

SECTION 1 (PREPARED SECTION 2 (IMPROMPTU)


Language Presentation Theme / Costume Language Presentation Theme / Penalty Total Placing
Proficiency / Delivery Storyline (5 marks) Proficiency / Delivery Storyline (-10 marks)
(35 marks) (20 marks) (10 marks) (15 marks) (10 marks) (5 marks)
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Time sheet
STORYTELLING COMPETITION FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS (LEVEL 2)

DISTRICT LEVEL YEAR 2017

Contestant No. Time (Prepared) Time (Impromptu)

10

Timekeeper's Name

Signature

Date
Frequency count

STORYTELLING COMPETITION FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS (LEVEL 2)

DISTRICT LEVEL YEAR 2017

Judge 1 Judge 2 Judge 3 Final placing


Placing

Contestant No.
1

10

Position Name Signature

Judge 1

Judge 2

Judge 3
Result
STORYTELLING COMPETITION FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS (LEVEL 2)

DISTRICT LEVEL YEAR 2017

Placing Contestant no. Title of story School

First

Second

Third

Position Name Signature

Chief judge

Judge 1

Judge 2

Judge 3