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SUNWAY NATIONAL POETRY SLAMTM   #SNaPSTM   

Terms and Conditions

  1. The SNaPSTM 2020 competition is open to all students 18 years old and below in Malaysia. 
  2. There are three categories: 
    (i)   Junior - Individual (15 years old and below as of  20 November 2020). 
    (ii)  Senior - Individual (16 to 18 years old as of 20 November 2020). 
    (iii) Group (18 years and below), 2 to 4 students and can be a mixture of Junior and Senior participants. 
  3. The competition consists of TWO (2) rounds: 
    (i)   Online Video Submission (9 October 2020)
    (ii)  Grand Finale (20 November 2020)
  4. Participants who register for the competition may choose ONE (1) complimentary workshop to attend.
  5. All applicants must submit their registrations through their teacher representatives.
  6. Each school must participate in at least TWO (2) categories (Junior, Senior, Group), for the registration to be valid.
  7. One participant can register in both the Individual AND Group category. 
  8. Participants from the Group category must be from the same school and registered with an appropriate Group name.
  9. All participants will receive an e-Certificate of Participation.
 
Online Video Submission:
  1. Teacher representatives who are interested in having their students participate in the competition must fill in the registration form HERE .
  2. The teacher representative must select ONE (1) student each for the Junior and/or Senior Category and ONE (1) group for the group category (see #3).
  3. Find below the details of each category a school can register for:
     Categories Junior Senior Group
     No. of Participants 1 1 2 to 4
     No. of Videos 1 1 1
     Duration (maximum)       3 minutes       3 minutes       5 minutes   

     

  4. Teacher representatives must submit all students’ videos within ONE (1) online registration form. 
  5. Both written poem and video of poem recitation must be submitted in the registration form itself by 9 October 2020 (Friday), 5pm.
  6. It is the responsibility of the teacher representative to ensure participating students in the Group category are adhering to physical distancing guidelines, as set by the Ministry of Education (MOE) and National Security Council (NSC), during poem recitation video recording.
  7. The format of the video submission should be in either: MOV, MPEG4 (.mpv4), AVI, WMV, MPEGPS, or FLV.
  8. Poems must be original works of the participants. Previously recited, published, or self-published poems are not allowed.
  9. The poem must convey the theme, #VoicesofChange, adequately. 
  10. All poems must have 90% of the poem written and recited in English.   
  11. Following the workshop, applicants may re-submit a revised video (not compulsory) via email at snaps@sunway.edu.my. The final deadline is 23 October 2020 (Friday), 5pm.
 
Judging of Online Video Submission:
  1. All videos submitted will be posted on Sunway International School YouTube Channel.
  2. The judging of the online video submissions will be based on content (45%) and performance (45%) by the panel judges, and online votes by the public
    received via the Sunway International School YouTube Channel (10%).
  3. The public voting period is between 26 October 2020 (Monday), 5pm to 30 October 2020 (Friday), 12pm.
  4. Any votes received after 12pm will NOT be accepted.
  5. Shortlisted participants/schools for the Grand Finale will be contacted via email by 2 November 2020 (Monday). The judges’ decisions are final.
 
Workshop:
  1. The complimentary workshops will be hosted online via Zoom.
  2. Participants may choose to attend one of the following workshops:
    (i) Workshop #1: 16 October 2020
    (ii) Workshop #2: 17 October 2020
  3. Registered participants are encouraged to attend the workshops to learn skills they can use to write and recite a poem as well as improve their comprehension of slam poetry.
  4. Workshop attendance is not compulsory and does not contribute to the competition scores.
  5. Following the workshop, applicants may re-submit a revised video (not compulsory) via email at snaps@sunway.edu.my. The final deadline is 23 October 2020 (Friday), 5pm.
 
Grand Finale:
  1. The Grand Finale will be held ONLINE. Participating schools will need to ensure they have access to adequate equipment (computer/camera/ microphone) as well as a reliable internet connection in order to participate.
  2. More details on technology requirements will be provided after 2 November 2020.
  3. It is the responsibility of the teacher representatives to ensure all participants follow social distancing guidelines during the event, as per the present Ministry
    of Education (MOE) and National Security Council (NSC) guidelines.
  4. Participants must perform a NEW poem in English, with the same theme #VoicesofChange on 20 November 2020.
  5. Only original works are accepted. Works previously recited in public, previously published in some form or submitted in the video submission round are not permitted for the Grand Finale.
  6. Participants have a maximum time limit of 3 minutes (Individual) and 5 minutes (Group) for their performances. Points will be deducted by the judges if participants exceed the time limit.
  7. Participants will be scored on content (50%) as well as performance (50%). Winners will be determined by a panel of judges on the day of the event (20 November 2020). The judges’ decisions are final.
  8. The Helios Award will be given to the school team that achieves the highest point total after adding their Junior category score, Senior category score, & Group category score.
  9. The Spirit Award will be given to the school with the most online audience votes.

SNaPS 2020 Registration Form

  1. Each school must participate in at least TWO (2) categories (Junior, Senior, Group), for the registration to be valid.
  2. One participant can register in both the Individual AND Group category.
  3. Participants from the Group category must be from the same school and registered with an appropriate Group name.
  4. Teacher representatives must submit all students’ videos within ONE (1) online registration form.
  5. Both written poem and video of poem recitation must be submitted in the registration form itself by 9 October 2020 (Friday), 5pm.