International Science Drama Competition 2018




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Looking for an opportunity to explore your passion for science and showcase your talent in drama?
The time has come to act on it!

Dates and Venue:

Malaysian Finals
30 June 2018
Multipurpose Hall, KDU University College, Utropolis, Glenmarie
(Rehearsal on 29 June 2018)

Grand Finals
14 July 2017
Multipurpose Hall, KDU University College, Utropolis, Glenmarie
(Rehearsal on 13 July 2018)

Please see details below for other important dates to take note of (submission deadline, preliminary audition, etc.).

Categories:

(i) Primary School Category
All participants in the team must be current students of the primary school.

(ii) Open Category
There is no age limit for participants. You may enter with your friends, families or community groups. You may represent your school or an organisation or just form a team and compete on your own.

Registration closes on 6 April 2018!

What is International Science Drama Competition?

The International Science Drama Competition is an annual competition aimed to promote science through drama, allowing participants to showcase their scientific knowledge with dramatic flair. The competition involves primary school teams from Malaysia, Singapore and the Asia Pacific region as well as teams from the public.

What is the theme for International Science Drama Competition 2018?

The theme for 2018 is “Science in Sports”. Sports science has been around since ancient Greece when physicians studied ways to improve health through nutrition, to strengthen muscles in the body and aerobic fitness. In today’s world, sports science has grown in demand as we strive to further understand our bodies in order to improve our well-being, as well as enhance athletic performances in competitive sports and games. Your performance should combine scientific content and drama.

How do I participate in International Science Drama Competition 2018?

  • Register via online form at the end of this page LATEST by 6 April 2018. Late submissions will not be accepted in the competition.

Please refer below for more information on the key dates of the competition.

Key Dates of International Science Drama Competition 2018

Date Primary School Category Open Category
6 April Deadline for submission of entry forms
11 May Announcement of Shortlisted Malaysian finalists Announcement of the Top 2 teams who qualified to the Grand Finals
26 May Science drama boot camp
(Venue: Petrosains, The Discovery Centre, KLCC)
N/A
29 June Rehearsal for Malaysian Finals (Venue: KDU University College, Glenmarie Campus) N/A
30 June Malaysian Finals (Venue: KDU University College, Glenmarie Campus) N/A
13 July Rehearsal for Grand Finals (Venue: KDU University College, Glenmarie Campus)
14 July Grand Finals (Venue: KDU University College, Glenmarie Campus)

 

Performance Guidelines

1. Performance should be in the form of a short skit not exceeding 7 minutes.

2. The performance should be based on the theme of “Science in Sports”. In today’s world, sports science has grown in demand as we strive to further understand our bodies in order to improve our well-being, as well as enhance athletic performances in competitive sports and games. Besides sports science, scientific concepts such as forces, trajectories and vectors come into play in various sports.

3. Performance should combine scientific content and drama.

4. Examples of some possible topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Exercise physiology
  • Sport psychology
  • Human anatomy
  • Biomechanics and bio kinetics
  • How the human body reacts to different environments and other stimuli
  • Use of technology to enhance athletic performance and recovery

 

Competition Rules

1. Each school or organisation can register as many teams as they wish.

2. Each team must comprise of a maximum of 20 participants (15 cast members + 5 teachers/ chaperones/ crew members)
Note: Backstage crew can only assist to place props, control AV and help cast members backstage and should not be involved in the skit as cast members. Teachers can be part of backstage crew.

3. Performance should be in English.

4. Performance should not exceed 7 minutes. A penalty will be imposed for performances exceeding the time limit.

5. There will be an online preliminary audition before the final competition.

6. All sources for storyline, music, etc. must be properly credited and acknowledged.

Primary School Category:

  • Participants in the team must be current students of the primary school.

 

Open Category:

  • Should an organisation decide to register more than 1 team, there should be no repetition of cast members across teams.
  • There is no age limit for participants.
  • Schools may send students to compete. The participants can either be from the same or different schools.

How to Submit Your Video and Entry Form

1. Each team is to record a full performance (with no cuts/editing in between) and upload the video onto YouTube.

2. Please set the Privacy Settings of your video to Unlisted.

3. Please submit the link to the YouTube video via online registration form LATEST by 6 April 2018. Please ensure that the team name and details are clearly stated in all submissions.

4. Teams must ensure that the recording is clear and the sound is clearly audible.

5. Late submissions will not be accepted.

Checklist for Preliminary Audition (via video)

1. YouTube video link

2. Softcopy of script (including a short synopsis) in .doc or .pdf format.

3. Names of participants in block letters (Please ensure that the names are correct as this will be used for certificate purposes.)

Judging Criteria

Scientific Content 20%
Cast Performance 20%
Overall Presentation 30%
Creativity 30%

Malaysian Finals (Applicable only for Primary School Category)

1. Shortlisted Malaysian finalists will be informed by 11 May 2018.

2. It is compulsory for finalists to attend a science drama boot camp. This boot camp is to help participants polish their script, speech and overall performance.

3. Malaysian Finals will be held at the Multipurpose Hall, KDU University College, Utropolis, Glenmarie on 30 June 2018.

4. Teams are required to rehearse their performance at the same venue, one day before the Malaysian finals.

5. On the day of the Malaysian Finals, participants will be given time for backstage preparation of approximately 3 minutes prior to the performance.

Prizes
(Malaysian level – Primary School and Open Category)

1st prize: Fully paid expenses (transportation and accommodation) to the Grand Finals + Cash Prize of RM1,000 + Petrosains Merchandise

2nd prize: Fully paid expenses (transportation and accommodation) to the Grand Finals + Cash Prize of RM800 + Petrosains Merchandise

Grand Finals

1. Malaysian teams will be competing against the international finalists during the Grand Finals.

2. Grand Finals will be held at the Multipurpose Hall, KDU University College, Utropolis, Glenmarie on 14 July 2018. Rehearsals will be held a day earlier at the same venue. It is compulsory for all teams to do a round of rehearsal to familiarize with the stage and sound system.

3. On the day of the Grand Finals, participants will be given time for backstage preparation of approximately 3 minutes prior to the performance.

Prizes
(Grand Finals – Primary School and Open Category)

1st prize: USD450
2nd prize: USD300
3rd prize: USD150
Merit Awards: USD80
Outstanding performer: Petrosains Merchandise

Tips


Registration Form

 

Enquiries

For further enquiries, please contact either Nurhayati Zulkifli (email: nurhayati.zulkifli@petronas.com or call 03-2392 8221), or Nensirati Supahan (email: nensirati_supahan@petronas.com or call 03-2331 1808)