Updated Rules for Story-telling

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Story Telling
Story Telling is an individual competition where participants convey events told in
a story through words, images and sounds. Your imagination and improvisation
are put to the challenge, as you are free to discover and explore ways to capture
the hearts of the audience.
Educators have long known that the arts can contribute to student academic
success and emotional well being. As a learning tool, story telling can encourage
people to explore their unique expressiveness and can heighten one's ability to
communicate thoughts and feelings in an articulate, lucid manner. The power of
story telling has been proved to be useful in many ways, for example: teaching,
public relations and marketing, and as therapeutic art.

*Familiarity with contest rules and procedures often makes the difference
between winning and losing.
* Be a winner - know the rules and procedures.

1. To be eligible to compete in ALSA E-Challenge story telling competition, an
individual must:
Be a student of a Senior High School or Varsity proven with the student card.
2. There is no quota for each institution.

3. The Story telling competition will be for Senior High School and Varsity
4. Every contestant will send the script of the story to the Committee on the
competition day. (3 copies of your story)

5. The theme of the story must be about National Hero
6. The contestant may freely choose, provide and use the property needed to tell
the story.
7. The Contest will be run in one round

8. The participants shall deliver the stories not more than 10 minutes.
9. The participants will be disqualified if deliver the story less than 7 minutes.
10. A brief introduction identifying author, title and intended audience is required.

11. The participants may stand up and move or sit in the chair while delivering
their story.
12. Background music is allowed and consists of not more than 30% of the whole
13. Assessment for only one participant. You may request help from others just
to technical problems, such as: slide, sound, etc.
14. The participants may use all tools and equipment, where the equipment and
all the supplies were taken by yourself, except for the projector, speakers, and
15. Participants may wear any clothes.
16. Notes are not permitted.
17. Participants are allowed to add proper improvisations.
18. A 30 second additional period is allowed, extending time will cause
three points deduction.

19. This round will automatically decide the winner of the competition
20. Announcement of Contest winners is final unless the list of winners is
announced incorrectly, in which case the chief judge or Committee may
immediately interrupt to correct the error.

21. Upon being introduced, the contestant shall proceed immediately to the
speaking position. Timing will begin with the contestant's first definite verbal or
nonverbal communication with the audience. This usually will be the first word
uttered by the contestant, but would include any other communication such as
sound effects, a staged act by another person, etc.
22. Timer shall provide warning signals to the contestants, which shall be clearly
visible to the speakers.
a. A green signal will be displayed at five minutes and remain displayed for
three minutes.
b. A yellow signal will be displayed at eight minutes and remain displayed for
one minute.
c. A red signal will be displayed at nine minutes and thirty seconds and
remain on until ten minutes.
d. No signal shall be given for the overtime period.
e. Any sightless contestant may request and must be granted a form of warning
signal of his or her own choosing.
f. In the event of technical failure of the signal, a speaker is allowed 30 seconds
extra overtime.

All contestants will speak from the same platform or area designated by the
contest chairman with prior knowledge of all the judges and all the contestants.
The contestants may speak from any position within the designated area.

The Contest will be held on Sunday, 26 February 2012.

The Committee will give each contestant the contestant number.
The Committee will call upon each contestant to come to the podium to deliver
the speech. After Contestant Number 1 finish delivering his/her story, Contestant
Number 2 will be called to deliver the speech and so forth.