International Drama Competition

NEWS: Because of the non-scheduled period of schools. Our application deadline will be postponed to March 10.

To encourage students of different ages all over the Greater China regions to unleash their talents on stage, Dramatic English organizes the International Drama Competition every year. The Competition takes the form of an inter-school English drama competition across the regions.

Regions: The International Drama Competition welcomes schools from the Greater China regions: HK, Mainland China, Macau, and Taiwan to enter and have fun.

Three Competing Categories: Kindergartens, Primary and Secondary Schools

There will be 3 competing categories. Kindergartens shall be given a few choices of scripts base on Alice in Wonderland by the organizer. Each team can choose one script or to devise a script or adopt a script given to perform. For the Primary and Secondary categories, each team can either use a self-devised script or an off the shelf script from any plays or musicals.

Kindergartens: Each Kindergarten can enroll one or more than one team for the competition. Each team shall have a minimum of 5 participants. There will be no upper limit on the number of participants. This year Kindergartens will be given some adapted scripts from “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland ” to choose from. Kindergartens can also devise their own scripts or to adopt a given script about “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” to suit their participants. Once a kindergarten is enrolled and entry fee paid, Dramatic English will arrange the following FREE TRAINING for each of the participating kindergartens:

  1. one hour free process drama workshop for a group of no more than 15 students; AND
  2. one hour free drama workshop to a team of no more than 15 teachers.

Alice adventures in wonderland – Short Story – A

Alice’s adventures in wonderland- Short Script – Tea Party

Alice in Wonderland — Short Script – B

Primary Schools: Each Primary School can register one or more than one team to enter the competition. Each team shall have a minimum of 5 participants. There will be no upper limit on the number of participants. Each team can use a self-devised original script or an off the shelf script from any plays or musicals, of no more than 15 minutes of performance duration.

Secondary Schools: Each Secondary School can register one or more than one team to enter the competition. Each team shall have a minimum of 5 participants. There will be no upper limit on the number of participants. Each team can use a self-devised original script or an off the shelf script from any plays or musicals of no more than 20 minutes of performance duration.

FREE workshop for participating Primary and Secondary schools by Mr.Alfred Cheung.

Date: 20/4/2018

Time: 5:30pm

Venue: Dramatic English Black Box Theatre

Competing Categories Entry Fees Maximum Performance Limit
Kindergartens(FREE Training for each participating kindergarten) $200 per student per team Around 3 to 5 minutes
Primary Schools $200 per team 15 Minutes
Secondary Schools $200 per team 20 Minutes

The Competition:

The Festival shall take 4 stages.

Stage ONE:

Submit the entry form and pay the entry fee on or before March 10, 2018. Details please see “To Enter”  below.

Stage TWO:

Each participating team shall submit a video recording of the students’ performance to EMAIL: dedramafest@gmail.com on or before March 19. The Script of the performance should also be sent at the same time.

*Video should be in: mp4 / rmvb / avi

Judges will select the best 10 from all kindergarten entries, best 8 from all primary schools and best 8 from all secondary schools.

Stage THREE:

All selected groups shall be invited to the final competition during April / May 2018.

Kindergarten:

Date: 27/4/2018 (Friday)

Time: am 

Venue: Dramatic English Black Box Theatre

Primary School:

Date: 6/5/2018 (Sunday)

Time: pm

Venue: Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre

Secondary School: 

Date: 1/5/2018 (Tuesday) 

Time: pm

Venue: Dramatic English Black Box Theatre

 

Stage FOUR:

For Kindergartens, Primary and Secondary schools, Best 3 from each group can enter the Grand finals. The finalist group will be invited to participate in the Grand Finals of The International English Drama Competition to compete for the championship. All awards shall be presented on the same day. All notifications will be sent by E-mail / Phone to the finalist team on or before May 11, 2018.

TO ENTER

All kindergartens and schools must fill in the official entry form, then

1. Mail the filled entry form with a crossed check payable to Dramatic English Limited on or before March 10, 2018. Address: Unit 802, New Kowloon Plaza, Olympic, Kowloon, Hong Kong.

2. E-mail the filled entry form with the bank payment slip to Dramatic English (EMAIL: dedramafest@gmail.com) on or before March 10, 2018.

(Bank Account:Hang Seng Bank 395-183643-001)

Entries will be opened from November 16 and shall be closed by March 10, 2018. Entry Forms shall be available from the links below.

Schools may download the Entry Forms here:

Kindergartens:Entry form Kindergarten Drama Competition 2017-2018
Primary Schools:Entry form Primary and Secondary School Drama Competition 2017-2018
Secondary Schools:Entry form Primary and Secondary School Drama Competition 2017-2018


All entries shall be marked according to this scheme:

MARKING SCHEME

A. Acting 40%
B. Originality and Creativity 20%
C. Production; Use of Stage, Props, Costumes, and Sets 20%
D. Achievement 20%

 

ENTRY FEES

Competing Categories Entry Fees
Kindergartens(FREE Training for each participating kindergarten) $200 per student per team
Primary Schools $200 per team
Secondary Schools $200 per team

 

RESULTS AND AWARDS

First round results will be announced by March, 2018 through email, Dramatic English Facebook and Dramatic English web sites. All finalists will be invited to stage their show in the Black Box Theatre of Dramatic English during Easter holidays of 2018 (Dates to be announced). All Bronze, Silver, and Gold award winners of all 3 categories shall be invited to stage their shows in May 2018. Date to be announced. Award will also be presented on that day.

Certificates of Merit shall be awarded to all finalists.

Kindergartens, BronzeSilver and Gold Medal Awards will be awarded to the winning schools in each category by the panel of judges at the end of the Festival in May.

Primary and Secondary Schools, BronzeSilver and Gold Medal Awardswill be awarded to the winning schools in each team by the panel of judges at the end of the Festival in May.

There will also be individual and group awards for participants and teams for each category:

Best Director

Best Actor

Best Production (team)

Best Costume (team)

Best Props (team)

 

For more details, please call Hotline: (+852) 2880 5080 or

E-mail: dedramafest@gmail.com

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