Praise (Choir)

 

 

Praise & Music Evaluation Form

 

Description:

 

Praising God is not just a group activity. The teachings and traditions of our Church fathers clearly show how praise is considered prayer and how God’s presence could be felt during praise that flows from the heart.

 

Competition Guidelines & Evaluation Criteria:

 

 

Choir Performance:

 

  • The choir competition is for all ages. 

  • Participants can sing in groups of up to 20 people with one exception to cross ages group  with unlimited participants.
  • The performance must relate to the theme of Festival 2018, “Therefore you also be ready” and should be drawn from our Church spirit, its values and traditions.

  • All teams are required to present in harmony and unity reflecting a prayerful spirit throughout all

    performances.

  • A pamphlet must be recorded and uploaded to festival's Youtube channel. The

    pamphlet should include the following: Church name, Team / Group name, Age Group and all of the

    song lyrics.

  • File size must not exceed 300 MB, using MP4 format

  • The choir performance must not exceed 15 minutes.

  • Each performance may include one old heritage song (3 minutes only, regardless of its original length).

    Teams can select a few lines of the song(s) to stay within the time frame.

  • Each performance can have 3 songs for a maximum of 15 minutes in total.

  • Technical difficulties related to sound equipment will not result in any mark deductions. 

  • Songs chosen for the choir performances can be in any language, English is preferred. 

 

At the final submission, the project must be uploaded to Youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/c/CopticFestivalFile size must not exceed 300 MB, using MP4 format

 


Drama

 

 

 

Drama Evaluation Form 

 

 

Description:

 

This competition is intended to foster good ethical, social and Christian values through the presentation of drama or mime performances.

 

Competition Guidelines:

 

1. The drama and competition is for Yr 1 and up.
2. The production must relate to the theme of Festival 2018, “Therefore you also be ready” and should be drawn from our Church spirit, values and traditions.
3. The production must be in one of the following Dramatic Forms: short plays, pantomime scenes with music/narration, tableaux, or anthology.
4. Scripts should emphasise creativity, effectiveness and positive themes.
5. The storyline should NOT be in the form of a sermon or a lesson.
6. The use of flammable materials is prohibited during the production.
7. Complete running time should not exceed 20 minutes

 

At the final submission, the project must be uploaded to youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/c/CopticFestival.

File size must not exceeds 300MB using MP4 format.

 

Evaluation Criteria for Short Plays and Anthologies:

  • Blocking and Staging: actors and set are clearly visible at all times; stage space is fully used; movement is purposeful and well rehearsed. /10

  • Storyline: a complete, creative and original story is presented with a clear beginning, middle and end, and a positive message related to this year’s theme

    OR
    Topical Scenes: all scenes are NOT NARRATIVE (no through-line of characters) but are creatively linked

    to the chosen topic related to this year’s theme “Hold fast what we have;” entire anthology demonstrates a minimum of 3 dramatic techniques (tableaux, thought tracking, mime, mask, scripted dialogue, monologue, choral speaking, movement, puppetry, song, etc). /20

  • Commitment: energy, focus, memorization, listening and reacting, engaging, team work. /10

  • Voice: projection, clarity, emotional range, and expressiveness. /10

  • Characterization: expressive, engaging and believable characters are created through movement, facial expression, and gestures. /20

  • Production Elements: thoughtful use of costume, props, set, lighting (if available) and sound; production elements are well chosen and suited to the performance. /10

  • Preparedness & Overall Production Value: evidence of preparation; performance is polished and professional; smooth execution; doesn’t exceed 20 minutes. /20     TOTAL /100

 

Note: Bonus marks will be awarded for original scripts.

 

 

Evaluation Criteria for Abstract Forms (Mime/ Choral Movement/ Tableaux):

  • Technique: MIME/MOVEMENT--The use of gesture, movement/choreographed group movement and facial expression without dialogue to communicate story, character, relationships, and emotion. Actors use large & specific movements; storyline is clear made clear with accompanying music and/or narration; group moves as one ensemble; accurate timing; strong emotional impact.

    OR
    Technique: TABLEAUX—”A group of silent, motionless figures used to represent a story, theme, or abstract idea (e.g., peace, joy).” /10

  • Strong use of stillness, levels, facial expression & gesture, composition (depth, focal point, balance/imbalance), and conflict to tell the story; transitions are smooth, slow, and well choreographed; storyline is clear through the images and music. /10

  • Storyline: a complete, creative and original story is presented which contains a strong, hopeful, positive message related to this year’s theme   /20

  • Commitment: energy, focus, memorization, listening and reacting, engaging. /10

  • Characterization: expressive, engaging and believable characters are created through movement, facial expression, and gestures. /20

  • Production Value: use of abstract dramatic forms allows audience to be fully involved and engaged in performance. /10

  • Production Elements: appropriate and meaningful use of costuming, narration (optional), and music/sound effects to enhance performance value; set and props should either be all mimed or all real consistency is key. /10

  • Preparedness: evidence that rehearsal time was used wisely; performance is polished and professional; smooth execution. /10                                         TOTAL /100

 

Note: Bonus marks will be awarded for original scripts. 

Sports

 

 

 

Description:

 

The sports competition emphasises sportsmanship and team building skills. It can be an enjoyable way to get to know and spend time with different Church participants.

 

Competition Guidelines & Evaluation Criteria:

 

General:

  • All players should only compete in their respective age groups and respective gender category.

  • A form will be provided for each competition to be completed by each team providing the names of all

  • the team members and their grade.

  • Any player who demonstrates non-Christian behaviour will be dismissed from the competition.

  • If a player is penalized during a game, he/she will not be permitted to play the next game.

  • The referees’ decisions are final and should not be disputed. In the case of a valid objection, a formal

  • complaint should be presented to the Mahragan committee.

  • Any team who is not punctual will automatically be disqualified.

  • The competitions will be organised on a league basis with semi-finals and finals, for each sport.

     

     

Relay (All age groups)

 

  • Team is formed of minimum of 3 and maximum 5 players.
  • Mixed genders permitted.
  • Competing teams must have an equal number of players.

  • Each player will run about 30 meters and back, passing the baton to the next player on his or her team.

  • This will be repeated until all of the players on the team have had a turn.

  • The team that completes the relay in the least time wins.

 

Football (Yr 1 & up)

 

  • Team is formed of 9 players ( 6 + 3 reserve); per certain age group.
  • Boys team for group ages Yr1-3, Yr4-6, Yr7-9, Yr10-13 and adults
  • Girls team for group ages Yr1-3, Yr4-6, Yr7-9, Yr10-13 and adults
  • Mixed genders prohibited.
  • Each game will run for up to 20 minutes.
  • If the two teams tie in the game, penalty shots will be taken.
  • Substitutions will be allowed at any time during the game, but only two substitutions are allowed per game.

 

Basketball (Yr 3 & up)

 

  • Team is formed of 5 players ( 5 + 2 reserve); per certain age group.

  • Boys team for group ages Yr3-6, Yr7-9, Yr10-13 and adults
  • Girls team for group ages Yr3-6, Yr7-9, Yr10-13 and adults
  • Mixed genders prohibited.
  • Each game will run for 20 minutes, with an intermission of no more than 2 minutes.

  • If the two teams tie at the end of the game, there will be an overtime of 5 minutes.

  • Substitution will be allowed at any time during the game.

 

Table Tennis (Yr 3 & up)

 

  • Individual or double players allowed given there are double team from other churches.
  • Mixed genders permitted.
  • The team winning 2 out of 3 games is the winner.

  • Each team is allowed only one time-out.

 

Badminton (Yr 3 & up)

 

  • Individual or double players allowed given there are double team from other churches.
  • The team winning 2 out of 3 games is the winner.

  • Mixed genders permitted.
  • Each team is allowed only one time-out.

 

Chess (Yr 2 & up)

 

  • One player per age group. the team that wins 2 out of 3 games is the winner. 

  • Mixed genders permitted.

Art

 

 

 

Art Evaluation Form 

 

 

Description:

 

This competition is intended to foster artistic creativity within a Christian context while competing with other Festival participants.

 

Guidelines:

  • Choose one of the projects below and make sure to relate it to the theme of the Festival 2018, ”Therefore you also be ready”.

    • Dry Media: Any two-dimensional work done with dry media such as pencil, pastel, crayon, charcoal, etc. or combination done on paper or other flat surfaces.

    • Oil/Acrylic Painting: Any oil based or synthetic based (such as acrylic or alkyd) painting done on a two-dimensional surface such as canvas or hardboard (No Bristol Boards).

    • Photography: Any image created by the use of camera, whether film or digital. Images must be printed on paper no smaller than 8x10 inches.

    • Sculpture/Carving: Three-dimensional sculptural work created by carving or modeling. May be figurative or non-figurative.

    • Wet Media Painting: Any water based media such as transparent watercolor, opaque watercolor, water based tempera or any combination of these done on a two-dimensional surface. Includes acrylic thinned down to the consistency of watercolor done on paper (No Bristol Boards).

    • Woodwork: Wood pieces formed by the use of mechanical aids such as saws, sanders, etc. This includes furniture, musical instruments, tools, toys, etc... whether functional or decorative.

    • Handcraft: Any handmade item with artistic emphasis that does not fit into any other category such as mosaic, stained glass or pottery paint.

  • All art projects must be the original work of the presenter and should reflect his or her creative ability and cannot include any printed or copied images from books, magazines, catalogues, newspapers, the internet etc...

  • Groups participating in the Arts activity may be represented by one or more members of the group and have one or more art projects. If there is more than one project representing the group, the higher mark will count as the group mark in Arts.

  • All work must be done by the competitor. Grades will be negatively affected if the work is clearly not at the level of the competitor.

  • At the final presentation, all work must be clearly labelled with the name(s) of the competitor(s), their grade, Church name, and a brief explanation of the project.

  • THE FESTIVAL COMMITTEE AND/OR THE CHURCH ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ART WORK AFTER THE TIME OF EXHIBITION.

Creative Writing

 

 

Creative Writing Evaluation Form

 

Description:

 

The creative writing competition includes two categories:

  1. Poetry
  2. Short Story.

Poetry is a rhymed or unrhymed verse which develops a central theme or image.

 

 

A short story is a fictional piece which utilizes setting, plot, and characterisation to reveal an implied theme.

 

Competition Guidelines:

  • The creative writing competition is for Yr. 1 and above.

  • The work must relate to the theme of Festival 2018, “Therefore you also be ready” and should be drawn from our Church spirit, its values and traditions.

  • At the final stage of the competition, submit two copies of your work. Only one of the copies must contain a plain, undecorated title page clearly indicating your Church, your name, and the title of your work.

  • Recommended word count per grade for short stories:

    • Yr. 1-2: up to 100
    • Yr. 3-4: up to 200

    • Yr. 5-6: 200 - 500 words

    • Yr. 7-9: 500 - 800 words

    • Yr. 10-13: 800 - 1000 words

    • Adults: 800 - 1000 words

 

  • Recommended line count per grade for poetry:

    • Yr. 1-2: 4 lines
    • Yr. 3-4: 8 lines

    • Yr. 5-6: 10 lines

    • Yr. 7-9: 15 lines

    • Yr. 10 -13:  18 lines

    • Adults:  20 lines
  • Groups participating in the creative writing activity may be represented by one or more members of the group and have one or more submission. If there is more than one submission representing the group, the higher mark will count as the group mark in creative writing.

  • All submissions must be the student’s original work. Plagiarism is strictly prohibited and will negatively affect your mark.

 

Evaluation Criteria:

 

Criteria for evaluating stories:

 

1. Idea and purpose – 10%
• The idea has to be serious and must have a purpose.

2. Creativity and Choice of words – 10% • New way of treating an issue

3. Clarity and Brevity – 10%
• The vocabulary must be clear and easily understood. Use of archaic language should be avoided.

4. Arrangement & Flow of Sentences – 20%
• Creates natural flow of events, or creative arrangement of events that inspire interest or intrigue

5. Use of figurative language – 10%
• Using allegorical or metaphorical language to illustrate the main idea.

6. Grammar and composition – 10% • Vary your syntax

7. Efficiency in producing the desired effect upon the reader – 10% • No unnecessary phrasing

8. The overall effect of the story – 20%

 

Criteria for evaluating poetry:

 

1. Idea and purpose – 10%
• The idea has to be serious and must have a purpose.

2. Creativity and choice of words – 10% • A new way of treating an issue

3. Clarity and Brevity – 10%
• The vocabulary must be clear and easily understood. Use of archaic language should be avoided.

4. Rhythm – 20%
• Creates rhythmical echo appropriate to the intention of the poem

5. Use of figurative language – 10%
• Using allegorical or metaphorical language to illustrate the main idea.

6. Grammar and composition – 10% • Vary your syntax

  • Efficiency in producing the desired effect upon the reader – 10%

    • No unnecessary phrasing

    • Don’t use words just to fill out the missing rhythm

  • The overall effect of the poem – 20%