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   PRIMARY SCHOOLS


RULES AND GUIDELINES




 MINISTRY OF EDUCATION
       MALAYSIA
            ACTION SONG COMPETITION FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS
                        RULES AND GUIDELINES


1.0   Aim

      The Action Song Competition is held to encourage and increase the use of
      English language among the younger pupils.


2.0   Objectives

      2.1   To develop confidence and familiarity with the English language among
            the younger pupils.

      2.2   To develop skills of integrating scripting of music and movement with
            language.

      2.3   To provide a platform for learning in a fun and enjoyable manner.


3.0   Competition Rules

      3.1   Eligibility: This competition is open to Year Three pupils from
            government-aided schools only.

            3.1.1 Each Action Song team comprises members from the same
                  school.

      3.2   Team: Each team should comprise 5 to 15 pupils inclusive of
            performers and musicians. Each team should be accompanied by 2
            teachers.

      3.3   Time: On-stage presentation is 5 to 8 minutes. Marks will be deducted
            thereafter. 2 minutes is allocated for stage preparation before and
            another 2 minutes after the presentation with the two teachers as
            stage technicians.

            3.3.1 Performance should be confined to the stage only.

            3.3.2 The timing of the presentation starts with the first movement or
                  first word uttered by the singers or any sound effects
                  produced.

      3.4   Theme: Choice or selection of theme is open.

      3.5   Lyrics:

            3.5.1 Lyrics can be original or adapted.

            3.5.2 Contestants are not allowed to refer to any notes or texts during
                  presentation.
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             3.5.3 Copies of the lyrics must be submitted to the organizers two
                   weeks prior to the competition.

             3.5.4 Lyrics should not touch on sensitive issues such as race,
                   religion, politics, etc.

      3.6    Presentation: Creativity is encouraged. Nevertheless, movements
             should not exceed and overwhelm the articulation of the song by
             the contestants. Miming and prompting is not allowed.

      3.7    Props: Props should be minimal.

      3.8    Costume: Participants should wear appropriate costumes in line with
             the characters they portray.

      3.9    Music:

             3.9.1 Use of recorded music is allowed (only minus-one music).

             3.9.2 Use of musical instruments is allowed. However, musicians
                   must sing and perform together with the team members during
                   presentation.

             3.9.3 The performance must be a continuous medley of songs
                   without any obvious gaps or breaks.

      3.10   Judges: The competition shall be judged by a panel of 3 or 5 judges.

      3.11   Decisions:

             3.11.1 A panel of at least 3 or 5 judges will be appointed for all the
                    rounds at all levels. The competition at the national level will be
                    judged by a panel of 5 judges, appointed by the Division of Co-
                    curriculum and Arts, Ministry of Education.

             3.11.2 Points will be awarded according to the scoresheet.

             3.11.3 The team with the majority of votes will be declared the winner.

             3.11.4 The decision of the judges is final.

             3.11.5 Individual team marks will not be disclosed.


4.0   Prizes:

      4.1    Plaques and certificates of achievement will be awarded to the winning
             teams.

      4.2    Certificates of participation will be awarded to all participating teams.

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Note:
     The winning teams from the previous year may participate in the current year
      but the text and presentation must not be an exact replica.

     This concept paper is valid until further notification or revision from the
      Ministry of Education and can be used at all levels for competitions organized
      by the Ministry.


Division of Co-curriculum and Arts
Ministry of Education, Malaysia




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ADJUDICATION FORMS




   MINISTRY OF EDUCATION
         MALAYSIA
                              ADJUDICATION GUIDELINES

1.      Marks will be awarded based on the following band:

     Maximum          Very Poor      Poor         Fair       Good         Excellent
         5                1            2            3           4             5
        15              1-3          4-6          7-9        10 - 12       13 - 15
        35              1-7         8 - 14       15 - 21     22 - 28       29 - 35
        45              1-9         10 - 18      19 - 27     28 - 36       37 - 45

2.      Adjudication:

        2.1    Language Proficiency (45 marks)

               Marks will be awarded based on the following:

               i.       correct, clear and accurate pronunciation
               ii.      clear enunciation and intonation
               iii.     correct use of grammar
               iv.      appropriate and effective choice of words (diction)
               v.       fluency

        2.2    Delivery and Presentation (35 marks)

               Marks will be awarded based on the following:

               i.       well coordinated and creative choreography
               ii.      rhythm, timing and tempo
               iii.     voice type and pitch
               iv.      voice projection and clarity
               v.       team cooperation and coordination

        2.3    Theme (15 marks)

               Marks will be awarded based on the following:

               i.       interest and appeal
               ii.      significance and impact of meaning
               iii.     continuity in sequence and action
               iv.      integrated values

        2.4    Costumes and Props (5 marks)

               Marks will be awarded based on the following:
               i.    suitability
               ii.   creativity

3.      Penalty:

        A total of 5 marks to be deducted if:
        i.      sensitive issues touched
        ii.     below or above stipulated time (on-stage presentation)
        iii.    above stipulated time (stage preparation before and after the
                presentation)
        iv.     stipulated exclusions under competition guidelines infringed
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                                                                     TIME SHEET



               ACTION SONG COMPETITION FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS
                      NATIONAL LEVEL YEAR ___________




                 Stage Preparation   On-Stage Presentation After Stage Presentation
 Team No.
                    (2 minutes)         (5 - 8 minutes)           (2 minutes)


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Timekeeper's
   Name
 Signature

   Date




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                                                          SCORESHEET


                  ACTION SONG COMPETITION FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS
                          NATIONAL LEVEL YEAR __________


     Language           Delivery   Theme Costumes Penalty
TEAM Proficiency          and               and     Max.
                      Presentation        Props           Total Placing Time
             (45 m)      (35 m)    (15 m)  (5 m)   (-5 m)
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      Judge’s Name     :

      Signature        :

      Date             :
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                                                  FREQUENCY COUNT


          ACTION SONG COMPETITION FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS
                  NATIONAL LEVEL YEAR _________


                    Judge   Judge       Judge   Judge   Judge
PLACING      TIME     1       2           3       4       5      FINAL
                                    TEAM NO.                    PLACING


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  Position                    Name                         Signature

  Judge 1

  Judge 2

  Judge 3

  Judge 4

  Judge 5

   Date


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  PRIMARY SCHOOLS



    RESULTS




MINISTRY OF EDUCATION
      MALAYSIA
                                                    RESULT




          ACTION SONG COMPETITION FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS

                 NATIONAL LEVEL YEAR __________




PLACING        TEAM        TITLE OF SONG      SCHOOL / STATE

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SECOND


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 Position                     Name                   Signature


Chief Judge


Judge 1


Judge 2


Judge 3


Judge 4


Date




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