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FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS RULES AND GUIDELINES MINISTRY OF EDUCATION MALAYSIA
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SECONDARY SCHOOLS
RULES AND GUIDELINES
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION
MALAYSIA

DRAMA COMPETITION FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS RULES AND GUIDELINES

  • 1.0 Introduction The Drama Competition serves as a platform for students and teachers to promote and demonstrate creative ideas in their work. Drama motivates students to use English and therefore improves their command of the language. It is hoped that drama can also instill values amongst students to be more sensitive and appreciative towards local arts.

  • 2.0 Objectives

    • 2.1 To support the nation’s efforts to encourage the use of the English language amongst students.

    • 2.2 To encourage students to appreciate drama as it promotes integration and inculcates moral values.

    • 2.3 To provide the opportunity for students and teachers to show their talents and creativity in the art of dramatisation; the usage of English which incorporates script writing, directing, stage management and other technical aspects.

  • 3.0 Competition Rules

    • 3.1 This competition is open to all students

      • 3.1.1 with a maximum of 3 from Form 6 (optional)

      • 3.1.2 from government-aided schools under the purview of the Ministry of Education.

  • 3.2 Each team comprises a maximum of 15 participants (including the technical crew: stage manager, technical coordinator, set and prop assistant, prompter) and two teachers-in-charge.

    • 3.2.1 It is encouraged that the majority of the team members act and speak. This will work in favour of the team.

    • 3.2.2 Performance should be confined to the stage only.

  • 3.3 All team members must be from the same school.

  • 3.4 The duration of performance is limited to 20 minutes.

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    3.5

    The selection of theme is open but should not touch on sensitive issues for instance, race, religion, stereotyping, politics etc.

    • 3.6 Participating teams are encouraged to produce their own scripts. Scripts or translated scripts of established plays must be adapted and cited.

    • 3.7 Drama scripts must include synopses and cast lists and be typed using Font 12 Times New Roman on A4 paper. Scripts should be sent to the Organising Committee two weeks before the competition proper.

    • 3.9 Judging is based on these criteria:-

    • 3.9.1 Creativity of Drama

    35 %

    • 3.9.2 Language

    30 %

    • 3.9.3 Overall Coordination & Performance

    25 %

    • 3.9.4 Positive Values / Message(s)

    10 %

    Total

    100%

    • 3.10 Teams which do not abide by the rules will be penalized.

    4.0

    Guidelines

    • 4.1 Language

      • 4.1.1 It is compulsory to use English language throughout the drama performance. Nevertheless, limited use of certain local Malaysian registers is allowed.

      • 4.1.2 Use of vulgar words and gestures and gruesome scenes are strictly prohibited.

      • 4.1.3 Scripts must not touch on sensitive issues for instance, race, religion, politics, etc.

  • 4.2 Theme

    • 4.2.1 Themes reflecting positive messages and values should be predominant in the drama.

  • 4.3 Costumes

    • 4.4 Set and Props

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    • 4.4.1 The use of sets and props should be minimised. The management and use of all equipment is the direct responsibility of each participating team.

    • 4.4.2 Sets and props should not hinder the movement of the team members on stage.

    • 4.4.3 of

    Use

    sharp

    objects

    (for

    instance

    knives,

    keris,

    etc.),

    fire,

    inflammable

    and

    dangerous

    chemical

    substances

    is

    strictly

    prohibited.

    • 4.4.4 Each team is responsible for the setting up (5 minutes) and clearing of sets and props (5 minutes). Only the 15 participants are allowed on or behind the stage throughout the drama.

    • 4.4.5 Safety of sets and props should be ensured at all times.

    • 4.4.6 Drawing of curtains is not allowed between scenes.

    • 4.5 Music

      • 4.5.1 Each team should have technical assistant(s) from the team members to coordinate music and recordings.

    • 4.6 Lighting and Additional Equipment for Special Effects

      • 4.6.1 Participants may bring their own additional equipment. However, the equipment used must be suitable on stage and should not disrupt the flow of the drama presentation.

      • 4.6.2 Each team is responsible for managing lighting and special effects.

  • 4.7 Demeanour

    • 4.7.1 Participants should not portray indecent actions or excessive movements that are provocative.

    • 4.7.2 The presentation should take into account the comfort and safety of the audience and actors.

  • 4.8 Duration of Time

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    • 4.8.2 Each team is responsible for the setting up (5 minutes) and clearing of sets and props (5 minutes).

    4.9

    Adjudication

    • 4.9.1 There will be a panel of five judges at the state and national levels.

    • 4.9.1.1 The judges for the national level will be appointed by the Division of Co-curriculum and Arts, Ministry of Education.

    • 4.9.2 Penalty: A total of 5 marks will be deducted if:

    • 4.9.2.1 sensitive issues are touched

    • 4.9.2.2 performance is below or above stipulated time

    • 4.9.2.3 stipulated exclusions under competition guidelines are infringed

    • 4.9.2.4 use of vulgar words and gestures as well as gruesome scenes are present.

    • 4.9.3 Points will be awarded according to the scoresheet.

    • 4.9.4 The team with the majority of votes will be declared the winner.

    • 4.9.5 Individual team marks will not be disclosed.

    • 4.9.6 The decision of the judges is final.

    • 4.9.7 Leaflets are not to be distributed to the judges.

    4.9

    Prizes

    Prizes are awarded as follows:-

    • 4.10.1 Champion

    • 4.10.2 Second Prize winner

    • 4.10.3 Third Prize winner

    • 4.10.4 Two Consolation Prize winners

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    4.10.6 Plaques and certificates of achievement will be awarded to the winning teams. Certificates of participation will be awarded to all participating teams.

    Note:

    The winning teams from the previous year may participate in the current year but the text and performance 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

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    DRAMA COMPETITION FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS

    SCOPE OF ADJUDICATION: A GUIDE

    CREATIVITY OF DRAMA

    LANGUAGE

    OVERALL

     

    POSITIVE

    COORDINATION &

    VALUES /

    PERFORMANCE

    MESSAGE

    “Freshness” or uniqueness

    Dialogues

    Emphasise interplay

    Well

    of the content New / unusual / different perspective Storyline Development Plot Coordination: scenes & timing (Music and theme) (Music and scenes) Dialogues Costumes Suitable props

    Overall pronunciation / comprehensible Words properly projected Voice consistent with the character Lines & cues memorised well Language spread

    & cooperation Team members work well together Many characters have significant roles in the play Enjoyable performance & pleasing to the audience Choreography Music effect

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    6 TIME SHEET DRAMA COMPETITION FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS NATIONAL LEVEL YEAR ___________ Setting up of Stage
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    TIME SHEET
    DRAMA COMPETITION FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS
    NATIONAL LEVEL YEAR ___________
    Setting up of
    Stage Performance
    Team No.
    Sets & Props
    Clearing of
    Sets & Props
    (20 minutes)
    (5 minutes)
    (5 minutes)
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    2
    3
    4
    5
    6
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    10
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    Timekeeper's
    Name
    Signature
    Date
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    DRAMA COMPETITION FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS NATIONAL LEVEL YEAR _______

         

    OVERALL

    POSITIVE

    PENALTY

         

    CREATIVITY OF

    LANGUAGE

    COORDINATION

    VALUES /

    (max.

    DRAMA

    AND

    MESSAGE

    5 marks)

    PERFORMANCE

    (35 marks)

    (30 marks)

    (25 marks)

    (10 marks)

    Sensitive

    issues

           

    touched,

    Creative /

    Words clearly

    Flow of Drama

    emphasised;

    Positive

    below or

    Innovative ideas

    articulated;

    between Cast,

    Values

    above

    T

    in performance

    (20 marks)

    comprehensible

    (30 marks)

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    structure in plot

     

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    (10 marks)

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    vulgar

       

    words and

    Props

    Effective

    gestures

    and

    (5 marks)

    utilisation of

    space

    gruesome

    (5 marks)

    scenes

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    DRAMA COMPETITION FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS NATIONAL LEVEL YEAR _______

         

    OVERALL

    POSITIVE

           

    CREATIVITY OF

    LANGUAGE

    COORDINATION

    VALUES /

    PENALTY

    DRAMA

    AND

    MESSAGE

    (max.

    PERFORMANCE

    5 marks)

    (35 marks)

    (30 marks)

    (25 marks)

    (10 marks)

    Sensitive

           

    issues

    Creative /

    Words clearly

    Flow of Drama

    Positive

    touched,

    Innovative ideas

    articulated;

    between Cast,

    Values

    below or

    P

    in presentation

    comprehensible

    Delivery; Interplay

    emphasised /

    above

    (20 marks)

    (30 marks)

    and cooperation

    projected

    stipulated

    T

    T

    L

    T

    E

    emphasised;

    (10 marks)

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    C

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    Storyline &

    development of

    ideas, dramatic

    allocated time

    exclusions

    under

    competition

    E

    A

    L

    I

    N

    G

    structure in plot

    guidelines

    (10 marks)

    infringed,

    use of

       

    vulgar

    Props

    Effective

    words and

    (5 marks)

    utilisation of

    gestures

    space

    and

    (5 marks)

    gruesome

    scenes

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    Judge’s Name:

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    Signature: ______________________ Date: ________________ 9 FREQUENCY COUNT DRAMA COMPETITION FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS NATIONAL LEVEL YEAR _______
    Signature:
    ______________________
    Date: ________________
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    FREQUENCY COUNT
    DRAMA COMPETITION FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS
    NATIONAL LEVEL YEAR _______
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    NUMBER
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    4
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    Position
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    Signature
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    Judge 4

       

    Judge 5

       
    Date 10 FREQUENCY COUNT DRAMA COMPETITION FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS NATIONAL LEVEL YEAR ________________ BEST PERFORMER Team
    Date
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    FREQUENCY COUNT
    DRAMA COMPETITION FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS
    NATIONAL LEVEL YEAR
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    BEST PERFORMER
    Team No.
    Role in Play and Name
    Overall Best Performer
    Position
    Name
    Signature
    Judge 1
    Judge 2
    Judge 3
    Judge 4
    Judge 5
    Date

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    RESULT
    RESULT

    DRAMA COMPETITION FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS NATIONAL LEVEL YEAR _________

    PLACING

    TEAM NUMBER

    STATE / SCHOOL

    CHAMPION

       

    SECOND

       

    THIRD

       

    FIRST CONSOLATION

       

    SECOND CONSOLATION

       

    BEST SCRIPT

       

    BEST PERFORMER

       

    Position

    Name

    Signature

    Chief Judge

       

    Judge 1

       

    Judge 2

       

    Judge 3

       

    Judge 4

       

    Date

       

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