It is very important that all school site coordinators register online
REGIONAL AND FINALS REGISTRATION
The Regional entry deadline is January 25, 2013 by midnight via online registration.
The competition dates are as follows:
• K-5 / sites A-I: February 14 from 9:00am – 1:00pm
• K-5 / sites J-Z: February 15 from 9:00am – 1:00pm
• 6-12 / all sites: February 22 from 9:00am - 1:00pm
Acts Full Gospel
1034 66th Ave
Oakland, CA 94621
Each school site will receive a faxed notification of their competition date via e-mail or fax. It is important that all student participants check in at their competition room by 9:00am. The entire class or total number of persons in a choral oration must be present in order to be checked in. The competition will begin promptly at 10:00 am.
Four (4) Categories: (all entries must be recited by memory)
• Individual Poetry: student selects a poem written by an individual.
• Original Poetry: the work must be written by the student to enter this category. The student has to be the author of the selection to qualify as an original entry. Should the student recite the poem written by someone other than them self, the student must enter as “individual poetry”
• Famous Speeches: the student recites a famous speech
• Choral Speaking/Dramatic Skit: a choral is considered when 2 or more students recite a poem together. The poem or famous speech can be an original or individual poetry. When two or more students recite a poem it is consider a choral. There are two categories: 10 or less students are considered small choral; 11 or greater students are considered a large choral.
• Single student presentation: 3 minutes or less.
• Choral (2 or more students) presentation: 5 minutes or less.
• First Place: 35 – 40 points Gold Medal
• Second Place: 30 – 34.99 points Silver Medal
• Third Place: 25 – 29.99 points Bronze Medal
SCHOOL SITE COMPETITIONS
School site competitions should be conducted in the same manner as the regional and finals competition to be equitable. The suggested school site competition dates should be conducted from January 3 – January 22. The School Site Coordinator should find volunteers for the following positions to conduct their competition:
Minimum of Three Judges: The total score given by each judge is to be added together and then divided by the total number of judges to determine the presenters’ final score. Judges should be courteous and respectful of all participants and give them their undivided attention during each oration.
Are responsible for timing each oration. Timing begins once the participant speaks the first word of their selected presentation. Individual presenters are allotted three minutes and group renderings are allotted five minutes. There is a one-point deduction for exceeding the time limit.
Talliers: Are responsible for collecting and tallying the judges’ sheet and posting the final score on the participants score sheet.
Is responsible for documenting each presenters time.
Deductions: a (1) point deduction is taken from the students score for each of the following reasons, with a maximum deduction of (3) points possible:
• Exceeding the allotted time
• Coaching (during presentation) on the sideline by anyone
• Costumes, props, or special effects
Each school site is allowed to enter four orations from their school site competition. There can be no more than two (2) chorals out of the four entries, per site. The top scorers should advance to the Regionals.
The individual(s) or group choral(s) that have the top scores from the Regional will advance to the Finals.
POSTERS AND FLYERS
You can access all documents by clicking forms and the certificate is a template for school site competitions or you may develop your own.