International Drama/Story-Telling Competition 2023

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Aims

To allow students from different regions, of different ages to unleash their talents on stage; to promote cultural exchanges and develop drama in education. 

Introduction

The first round of the 2023 Competitions will take an ONLINE format.

Gold and Silver award winners will be eligible to enter the International Drama Festival to compete on stage. The International Drama Festival shall be held in Hong Kong by the end of July 2023. Every participating school will be entitled to a maximum sponsorship of HK$50,000; every story-telling participant and one accompanying adult will each be entitled to a maximum sponsorship of HK$3,000; there will be grand prizes for all winning schools and individuals who compete in the International Drama Competition (Details to be announced).

We have participants from Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore and Hong Kong China in the 2022 competition. 2023 will be the sixth episode. We will try our best to improve our promotion to attract more schools and individuals from more cities of the world to participate in the competition.

There are 4 categories:

Drama Competition (teams):

  • Primary School 
  • Secondary School 

Drama Competition (teams) Application Form; Application Form for teams in China

Story-Telling Competition (individual)

  • Kindergarten
  • Primary School 

Story-Telling Competition (individual) Application Form; Application Form for participants in China

General Guidelines

  1. All competition entries shall be in English
  2. All participants shall upload their entry videos to youtube. The youtube link shall then be sent to the IDC (International Drama Competition) organizer. Entry videos in other formats shall not be considered.
  3. Videos of all SILVER and GOLD award winners shall be showcased in the IDC (International Drama Competition) youtube channel.
  4. Please check the important dates and specific guidelines for the different categories below.
  5. The IDC organizer reserves the right to reject any entries that carry sensitive contents.

Deadlines and other Dates to note

DRAMA COMPETITIONS Application form Submission Deadline Video Submission Deadline Announcement of Results
For both Categories Feb 28, 2023 March 31, 2023 April 30, 2023

STORY-TELLING COMPETITIONS Application form Submission Deadline Video Submission Deadline Announcement of Results
For both Categories Feb 28, 2023 March 31, 2023 April 30, 2023

Drama Competition (Team)

Primary category

  • Each team shall have a minimum of 6 and no more than 20 participants; the oldest participant in the team shall not be older than 12 years of age.
  • Teams can be nominated by schools. Each school can nominate more than one team.
  • Time limit for each performance shall be 15 minutes
  • Participants are free to choose any scripts, including musicals.

Application: Please apply through this (teams) Application Form and pay the corresponding Entry Fee. For schools in mainland China, please apply through this China teams Application FORM.

Secondary category

  • Each team shall have a minimum of 6 and no more than 20 participants; the oldest participant in the team shall not be older than 18 years of age.
  • Teams can be nominated by schools. Each school can nominate more than one team.
  • Time limit for each performance shall be 20 minutes
  • Participants are free to choose any scripts, including musicals.

Application: Please apply through this (teams) Application Form and pay the corresponding Entry Fee. For schools in mainland China, please apply through this  China teams Application FORM.

Story-Telling Competition (Individuals)

Kindergarten category

  • Each participant shall be 6 years old and below
  • The time limit shall be 5 minutes
  • The official suggested stories: 
  1. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
    978-1627797221
  2. Jazzy In The Jungle
    9780763668068
  3. Jack and the Beanstalk
    9781589254565
  • Participants are free to choose other stories.
  • Participants are free to use any props and/or costumes
  • Participants are free to use any simple backdrops and music accompaniment.

Application: Please apply through this (Individual) Application Form and pay the corresponding Entry Fee. For participants in mainland China, please apply through this China participants Application FORM.

Primary category

  • Each participant shall be 12 years old and below
  • The time limit shall be 10 minutes
  • Participants are free to choose any stories.
  • Participants are free to use any props and/or costumes
  • Participants are free to use any simple backdrops and music accompaniment.

Application: Please apply through this (Individual) Application Form and pay the corresponding Entry Fee. For participants in mainland China, please apply through this China participants Application FORM.

MARKING SCHEME 

Drama Competition (Team)

A. Presentation 40%
B.  Originality and Creativity 20%
C. Production: use of the stage, props,, costumes etc. 20%
D. General Performance 20%

Story-Telling Competition (Individuals)

A. Presentation 40%
B. Originality and Creativity 20%
C. Use of English (pronunciation, intonation, etc) 20%
D. General Performance 20%
Merit Below 60
Bronze 60 or above
Silver 70 or above
Gold 80 or above

Please note that the competitions focus on the integrity of live stage performances. The judge panel only expects simple but creative sets, props and costumes for the participants. Marks will not be given to video effects and recording techniques.

ENTRY FEES & PAYMENT METHOD

Drama Competition Entry Fees per team
Secondary team HKD2,000

RMB1,800 (for mainland China schools only)

Primary team HKD2,000

RMB1,800 (for mainland China schools only)

Story-Telling Competition (Individual) Entry Fee per participant
Primary HKD600

RMB540 (for mainland China participants only)

Kindergarten HKD600

RMB540 (for mainland China participants only)

you may Deposit or Transfer or T/T the application fee to the bank account specified in the google application form, then send the bank-in-slip receipt to de.dramacomp@gmail.com.

International Drama Competition 2022

Results of the 2022 Competition has been announced in the post on the front page. Productions of the Gold, Silver and Bronze Plus award winners are now showcasing in the Youtube Channel: INTERNATIONAL DRAMA COMPETITION.

International Story-Telling Competition 2022

Results of the 2022 Competition has been announced in the post on the front page. Productions of the Gold and Silver award winners are now showcasing in the Youtube Channel: INTERNATIONAL DRAMA COMPETITION.

   

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