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FOR

PRIMARY SCHOOLS

RULES AND GUIDELINES

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STORYTELLING COMPETITION FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS (LEVEL 2)


RULES AND GUIDELINES

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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.

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.

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


contestant will represent his / her state at the national level.

3.2

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
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.
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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
3.5.1.2
3.5.1.3
3.5.1.4
3.5.1.5

3.6

touches on sensitive issues such as race, religion,


politics, etc. 2 marks
presents a story below the stipulated time 2 marks
for every minute
presents a story above the stipulated time 2 marks
for every minute
uses props, backdrops and electronically-aided sound
effects 2 marks
overdramatizing 2 marks

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.

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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 Co-curricular and Arts Division,
Ministry of Education.
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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.

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.

Co-curricular and Arts Division


Ministry of Education, Malaysia
2016

ADJUDICATION GUIDELINES

1.

Marks will be awarded based on the following band:


Maximum
5
10
15
20
35

2.

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

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

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

Adjudication:
2.1

Language Proficiency
Marks will be awarded based on the following:
i.
ii.
iii.
iv.
v.

2.2

correct, clear and accurate pronunciation


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

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

2.3

voice modulation
voice projection & clarity

Theme / Storyline
Marks will be awarded based on the following:
i.
ii.
iii.
iv.

2.4

interest and appeal


significance and impact of meaning
coherence
integrated values

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

FOR
PRIMARY SCHOOLS

ADJUDICATION FORMS

TIME SHEET
STORYTELLING COMPETITION FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS (LEVEL 2)
NATIONAL LEVEL YEAR ___________

Contestant No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16

Timekeeper's
Name
Signature
Date

Time (Prepared)

Time (Impromptu)

SCORESHEET
STORYTELLING COMPETITION FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS (LEVEL 2)
SECTION 1 (PREPARED)
Contestant
No.

Language
Proficiency
(35 marks)

Presentation
/ Delivery
(20 marks)

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
Judge's Name
Signature
Date

NATIONAL LEVEL YEAR ___________


SECTION 2 (IMPROMPTU)
Theme /
Storyline
(10 marks)

Costume
(5 marks)

Language
Proficiency
(15 marks)

Presentation
/ Delivery
(10 marks)

Theme /
Storyline
(5 marks)

Penalty
(-10 marks)

Total

Placing

FREQUENCY COUNT
STORYTELLING COMPETITION FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS (LEVEL 2)
NATIONAL LEVEL YEAR _________

PLACING

JUDGE
1

JUDGE
JUDGE JUDGE
2
3
4
CONTESTANT NO.

JUDGE
5

FINAL PLACING

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Position
Judge 1
Judge 2
Judge 3
Judge 4
Judge 5
Date

Name

Signature

FOR
PRIMARY SCHOOLS

RESULTS

STORYTELLING COMPETITION FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS (LEVEL 2)


NATIONAL LEVEL YEAR ___________

PLACING

CONTESTANT
NO.

TITLE OF STORY

SCHOOL / STATE

Name

Signature

FIRST

SECOND

THIRD

Position
Chief Judge
Judge 1
Judge 2
Judge 3
Judge 4
Date