Poetry Reading Competition Rules - EEB 2016

RULES OF POETRY READING
EEB 2016
"THE SPREAD OF FRIENDSHIP”


A. GENERAL RULES
1.    The competition is opened for Senior High School students and varsity.
2.    The participants are individuals.
3.    The maximum number of participants in the competition is 25 students for SHS and 25 students for varsity.
4.    The participants must re-register at the daily opening ceremony (non-represented).
5.    The participant must re-register and attend the technical meeting.
6.    The participants who cannot attend the technical meeting are recommended to send their representative.Or the participant who is unable to attend the technical meeting should contact the competition’s committee.
7.    Every participant should be present punctually (at least 20 minutes before the competition starts). We don’t compromise with all of the lateness. The name of the participant will only be announced 2 times and if the participant absent, he/she will be disqualified.

B. RULES OF THE COMPETITION
1.      The competition divided by 2 round (Preliminary Round and Final Round).
2.      At the technical meeting, participants will choose one poem in closed envelope randomly that has been provided by the committee to read.
3.      Poems for preliminary round is as follows;  
Ø Rose of Your Life
Ø A Golden Chain
Ø I Don’t Understand What Happened To Us
Ø Treasures
Ø The Stronger Side
4.      Every participant has to wear costum suitable on the poem that will be delivered.
5.      The maximum duration of each participant performance is 5 minutes. Disobeyment of the duration will decrease the point. the participants will be given additional time with consequent reduction of 10 points for every 1 minute increments.
6.      Poems for final round also will given at the tecnical meeting ( poems are not published in this page )
7.      Participants will receive the serial number of appearances at the technical meeting.
8.      Participants who do not follow the technical meeting will get the last serial number on the day of the competition.
9.      Participants must be present 15 minutes before the competition starts.
10.  Participants who have re-registered and gotten a serial number must be ready to be in a designated place. If a participant is late, he or she must notify the committee, at least one hour prior to the competition.
11.  There will be a reduction as much as 10 points for the participants who come late.
12.  The participants may bring a note.
13.  Participant’s performance is based on serial numbers that have been drawn during the Technical Meeting.
14.  Participants whose turn it will be called three times. If the participant does not attend the call after 3 times, then the participant will automatically be saved in the last serial number and will be called back 3 times.
15.  If the participant remains absent without a clear notice, the participant is declared to be disqualified and the registration fee cannot be taken back.
16.  Assessment will be based on six criteria, which are;
ü  Total Comprehension
ü  Appearance (costume and demeanor)
ü  Voice (Volume)
ü  Pronunciations (Recitation)
ü  Intonation (high and low tones in a poetry reading)
ü  Expression (expression / facial gestures of the poem)
17.  The maximum score for each criterion is 100.
18.  The decision of the judges is absolute and inviolable.

C.SPECIAL RULES
Ø Preliminary Round
1Every Participant will deliver 1 poem in the preliminary round.
2. The maximum duration of each participant performance is 5 minutes.
3. The commities will give the time signal if the performance time is out.
4. Participants will be ranked based on their score and 5 best participants Preliminary Round will come in Final Round.
Ø Final Round
1.    Every Participant will deliver 1 poem in the final round.
2.    The maximum duration of each participant performance is 5 minutes.
3.    The commities will give the time signal if the performance time is out
4.    Participants will be ranked based on their score.
5.    The winner will be announce in closing ceremony.

D. CONDITION OF THE COMPETITION
1.    Participants must put on the serial number given by the committee.
2.    Participants are not allowed to withdraw from the match.
3.    Participant substitution or change of name of participant is only allowed before and during the technical meeting.
4.    The provision is absolute and inviolable.
5.    The registration fee for the participant who is disqualified or resigns is not refundable.
6.    The committee will determine other things that are not listed above later. 


Rose Of Your Life
By: Kasandra D.

When you feel like the world,
has turned its back on you.
There's always one person,
who loves you for you.

Your angel, your life, your love,
your rose.
The rose of your life,
Is the one that knows,

Everything about you,
They won't give it away.
The rose of your life,
The one that will always stay.

Your rose is your friend,
the one you'll never let go.
Your gift from God,
something you'll always know.

Your rose will help you,
through all your hard times.
They make you feel better,
Then you hear the angel chimes.


A Golden Chain 
By: Helen Steiner Rice


Friendship is a Golden Chain,
The links are friends so dear,
And like a rare and precious jewel
It's treasured more each year...

It's clasped together firmly
With a love that's deep and true,
And it's rich with happy memories
and fond recollections, too...
Time can't destroy its beauty
For, as long as memory lives,
Years can't erase the pleasure
That the joy of friendship gives...

For friendship is a priceless gift
That can't be bought or sold,
But to have an understanding friend
Is worth far more than gold...

And the Golden Chain of Friendship
Is a strong and blessed tie
Binding kindred hearts together
As the years go passing by.


I Don’t Understand What Happened To Us 
By: Nicholas Gordon

I don't understand what happened to us
Or why you have turned away.
Of course you are free to do as you like,
But first I have something to say.

To me it had seemed we could go on forever,
So close were our hearts, and at ease,
So much did we share, yet the words never faltered,
So I thought as time did as it pleased.

Whatever I did that has made you unhappy,
Or am that is not to your taste,
Or would be were I to return to your graces,
Or won't be if I am replaced:

I want you to know that your friendship is something
I treasure, and would not now end.
If you would be willing to turn to embrace me,
You'd find in me still a good friend.


Treasures 
By: Ron Carnell


It's so hard to find the perfect breeze,
One blowing none too hard nor soft,
Carrying a scent of wild flowers,
And moving clouds about aloft.

It's so hard to find the perfect sky,
One blue and deep and bright,
Carrying a sense of openness
With geese and wrens in flight.

It's so hard to find the perfect night,
One warm, quiet and unflawed,
Carrying a mood of solitude,
And a closeness to our God.

Yet no perfection's so hard to find
As that which you extend
And none I'll ever treasure more,
Than to simply be your friend.


The Stronger Side 
By: Andrea E. Holmes


I walked along the ocean,
my head bowed low in sorrow,
I hardly handled today,
how do I cope with tomorrow?

The day was like every other,
the pain the grief inside,
my strength was running out,
I could no longer hide.

The pain was immense that day,
it had never been that bad,
and all of a sudden, out of the blue,
I didn't feel as sad.

Something happened that day,
the weight became like a feather,
it'll never be entirely gone though,
the memories are there forever.

Although I still look back and cry,
I had a friend to confide,
She means the whole world to me,
She helped me reach the stronger side.





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