International Science Drama Competition

Primary Schools Category

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The International Science Drama Competition is an annual event that allows students to promote science through drama. This is a competition involving teams from primary schools in Singapore, Malaysia and overseas, as well as teams from the public in our brand new Open Category. We believe that this will be a great opportunity for your students to showcase their talents and compete at an international level.

Performance Guidelines

  • Performance should be in the form of a short skit not exceeding 7 minutes.
  • The performance should be based on the theme of “Sustainable Tourism” commemorating 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development
    (http://www2.unwto.org/tourism4development2017).
  • The performance should combine scientific content and drama.
  • Examples of some possible topics include but are not limited to the following:
  1. Responsible tourism
  2. Support for local products
  3. Waste management and recycling
  4. Eco-friendly tourist accommodation
  5. Conservation and protection of wildlife
  6. Appreciation and respect for local culture

Competition Rules

  • Each team can register only one submission.
  • Each team must comprise of a maximum of 8 participants, including backstage crew but excluding two accompanying adults (whether parents or teachers).
  • Note: Backstage crew can only assist to place props, control AV and help cast members backstage and should not be involved in skit as cast members. Parents and/or Teachers can be part of backstage crew.
  • Participants in the team must be current students of a primary school.
  • Performance should be in English.
  • Performance should not exceed 7 minutes. A penalty will be imposed for performances exceeding 7 minutes.
  • There will be a Malaysian finals before the final competition in Singapore.
  • All sources for storyline, music, etc. must be properly credited and acknowledged.

 

Key Dates of International Science Drama Competition 2017

Primary Schools Category
28 February Deadline for submission of entry forms
23 March Shortlisted Malaysian finalists will be informed
22 April Science drama boot camp (Venue: KDU University College, Glenmarie Campus) – Compulsory
12 May Rehearsal for Malaysian Finals (Venue: Petrosains, The Discovery Centre, Galleria 2) – Optional
13 May Malaysian Finals (Venue: Petrosains, The Discovery Centre, Galleria 2)
2 June Rehearsal for Grand Finals (Venue: Science Centre Singapore, Annexe Hall 1) – Compulsory
3 June Grand Finals (Venue: Science Centre Singapore, Annexe Hall 1)


How to Submit Your Video and Entry Form

  • Each team is to record a full performance (with no cuts/editing in between) and upload the video onto YouTube.
  • Please set the Privacy Settings of your video to Unlisted.
  • Please submit the link to the YouTube video and softcopy of the performance scripts (including a short synopsis) together with the registration form to Ms Nensirati Bt Supahan at isdc@petrosains.com.my by 28 February 2017. Please ensure that the team name and details are clearly stated in all submissions.
  • Teams must ensure that the recording is clear and the sound is clearly audible.
  • Late submissions will not be accepted in the competition.

Official Entry Form
Competition Details

Checklist for Preliminary Audition

  • YouTube video link
  • Softcopy of script (including a short synopsis) in .doc or .pdf format.
  • Names of participants in block letters (Please ensure that the names are correct as this will be used for certificate purposes.)

Malaysian Finals

  • Shortlisted Malaysian finalists will be informed by 23 March 2017.
  • Finalists must be able to attend a science drama boot camp to be held at KDU University College on 22 April. This boot camp is compulsory to help students polish their script, speech and overall performance.
  • Malaysian Finals will be held in Petrosains, The Discovery Centre (Galleria 2) on 13 May 2017.
  • Students will be allowed to do a rehearsal at Petrosains one day before the Malaysian finals. However this is optional.
  • On the day of the Malaysian Finals, students will be given time for backstage preparation at approximately 3 minutes prior to the performance.

Judging Criteria

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

Prizes

  • 1st prize: Fully paid expenses (transportation and accommodation) to Singapore + Cash Prize of RM1,000 + Hamper
  • 2nd prize: Fully paid expenses (transportation and accommodation) to Singapore + Cash Prize of RM800 + Hamper
  • 3rd prize: Fully paid expenses (transportation and accommodation) to Singapore + Cash Prize of RM600 + Hamper

* Participants must have valid passports to travel overseas from June 1-4 June 2017.

Grand Finals

  • Malaysian teams will be competing against the finalists from overseas during the Grand Finals.
  • Grand Finals will be held at the Science Centre Singapore (Annexe Hall 1) on 3 June 2017. Rehearsals will be held a day earlier at the same venue. It is compulsory for the Malaysian teams to do a round of rehearsal to familiarize with the stage and sound system.
  • On the day of the Grand Finals, students will be given time for backstage preparation at approximately 3 minutes prior to the performance.

Judging Criteria

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

Prizes

  • 1st prize SGD600
  • 2nd prize SGD400
  • 3rd prize SGD200
  • Merit Awards SGD100
  • Outstanding performers

Cultural Exchange Programme

As part of the competition, teams will be able to take part in a cultural exchange programme to interact and learn about each other’s culture and student life. The cultural exchange will take place between the participating teams during their respective grand finals rehearsal days (2 June).

Anything to ask? Send in your queries to isdc@petrosains.com.my.

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