Gudielines

MUSIC EVENT GUIDELINES

  1. Classical Vocal Solo: (Hindustani/Karnatak)
    1. Duration of performance - 10 minutes
    2. Time for stage/Instruments setting is maximum 3 minutes.
    3. Maximum number of accompanists is two.
    4. Item can be presented in either Hindustani/Karnatak style.
    5. Cinema songs are not allowed under this item.
    6. Sufficient thought and care must be exercised in the choice of Raga and composition.
    7. Judgment will be based on the qualities like tal, selection of raga, composition and general impression.
  2. Light Vocal (Indian)
    1. Time for Stage/Instruments setting is maximum 2 minutes.
    2. The number of accompanists would not be more than two.
    3. Duration of the song shall be between 4 to 6 minutes.
    4. Only non-film songs/geet/gazal/bhajan/shabad and abhangas can be presented.
    5. Judgment will be made on the qualities like swara, taal, selection of raga, composition and general impression.
  3. Group Song (Indian)
    1. A team has to present two songs, one patriotic and another will be a folk song.
    2. Maximum 6 singers in a group and number of accompanists playing instruments shall be three.
    3. The group songs should be taken from Indian songs which can be in regional language.
    4. No film song should be presented as group song
    5. Maximum time allowed for the group song is 10 minutes which does not include setting time. The setting time for a group shall not exceed 4 minutes.
    6. Judging of this item will be on the basis of quality of singing only and not on make-up, costumes and actions of the team.
  4. Classical Instrumental Solo (Percussion Tal Vadya)
    1. Duration of performance - 10 minutes
    2. Time for stage/Instruments setting is maximum 5 minutes.
    3. Maximum number of accompanists is two.
    4. Participants must bring their own instruments
    5. Item can be presented in either Hindustani or Karnatak style.
    6. Judgment will be based on the qualities like tal, selection of raga, composition and general impression.
  5. Classical Instrumental Solo (Non-Percussion-SwarVadya)
    1. Duration of performance - 10 minutes
    2. Time for stage/Instruments setting is maximum 5 minutes.
    3. Maximum number of accompanists is two.
    4. Participants must bring their own instruments. Casio is not allowed.
    5. Instruments of Western origin adopted to the India Raga system are allowed.
    6. Item can be presented in either Hindustani or Karnatak style.
    7. Judgment will be based on the qualities like swara, tal, selection of raga, composition and general impression.
  6. Western Instrumental (Solo).
    1. A participant shall play western music on any percussion or non-percussion instrument.
    2. The duration of the performance is minimum 6 and maximum 8 minutes. The computation of time shall start immediately after the final announcement by the organizers.
    3. Maximum 2 accompanists are allowed.
    4. The participant is to perform any one genre/style or fuse various genres/styles of western music.
    5. Three minutes of setting time will be given to each participant.
  7. Western Vocal Solo
    1. Time for Stage/Instruments setting is maximum 2 minutes
    2. The number of accompanists would not be more than two.
    3. Duration of the song shall be between 4 to 6 minutes.
    4. Language of the song shall only be English.
    5. Judgment will be made on the qualities like, composition rhythm, coordination and general impression.
  8. Group Songs (Western)
    1. Maximum 6 singers in a group. Maximum number of accompanists playing instruments shall be three. 2) The Group songs should be taken from English Language
    2. Maximum time allowed for the group song is 10 minutes which does not include setting time. The setting time for a group shall not exceed 5 minutes.
    3. Judging of this item will be based on the quality of singing only and not on make-up, costumes and actions of the team.

DANCE EVENT GUIDELINES

  1. Classical Dance (Indian)
    1. The classical dance can be from any of the approved schools of dance, such as Kathak, Kathakali, Bharat Natyam, Manipuri, Kuchipudi, Mohinittam, Odissi etc.
    2. Participant will be allowed up to 10 minutes including time for preparation.
    3. Judgment will be based on the qualities like Tal, Tehnique, Rhythm, Abhinaya or Expression, Costumes, Footwork and general impression etc.
    4. Two copies of a brief note on the description of dance story involved in it, if any, and of the accompanying song. with its meaning in Hindi or English must be submitted at the time of registration /performance.
  2. Group Dance Classical (Indian)
    1. The group dance can be from any of the approved schools of dance, pure folk, western, Contemporary, semi classical, etc.
    2. Participants will be allowed up to 10 minutes including time for preparation.
    3. Judgment will be based on the qualities like Team work, Tal, Tehnique, Rhythm, Abhinaya or Expression, Costumes, Footwork and general impression etc.
    4. Two copies of a brief note on the description of dance story involved in it, if any, and of the accompanying song. with its meaning in Hindi or English must be submitted at the time of registration /performance.

LITERARY EVENT GUIDELINES

  1. Debate
    1. Each group will be represented by the two debaters; one will speak FOR while another will speak AGAINST the motion.
    2. Medium of expression will be Hindi or English
    3. Topic of Debate will be announced 24 hours in advance.
    4. Each debater will be allowed to speak for maximum five minutes in the Zonal Festival and 10 minutes in the National Festival
    5. The competitor from each institute will speak FOR and AGAINST the motion. Paper reading is not allowed.
  2. Quiz
    1. Each group can send a team of three students.
    2. There will be a written preliminary round and teams will be elected for the final
    3. Final will be oral with audio-visual questions.
    4. The Specific rules regarding evaluation procedure, time to reply a particular answer and the type of round will be given before the actual start of the competition.
  3. Elocution
    1. Medium of expression will be Hindi or English.
    2. Each speaker will be allowed to speak for maximum five minutes in the Zonal Festival and 10 minutes in the National Festival
    3. Subject/Topic of Elocution will be announced in the managers meeting.
    4. The performance will be judged in one language.
    5. The item shall be prose or poetry and not song.
    6. The sequence of speakers will be decided by a draw of lots.
  4. Creative writing
    1. All five languages (English, Malayalam, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu) 2)Topic will be given on the spot
    2. Not more than 1000 words.
    3. Time limit 1 hr.

THEATRE EVENT GUIDELINES

  1. Skit
    1. Maximum number of six participants are allowed to participate in this item.
    2. Maximum time allotted for each team is 10 minutes.
    3. Use of make-up, drapery and background music is allowed. No personal remarks, aspersions, character assassination etc. is allowed.
    4. Participating team should submit three copies of the synopsis of the theme of Skit, along with language of presentation (Hindi or English) on the day of registration.
    5. The item will be judged basically on the qualities like theme, work on acting, stage craft, design and general impression.
    6. Vulgarity or bitter insinuations in presentation should be avoided. Only innocent satire or humor is expected.
  2. Mime
    1. Maximum number of six participants are allowed to participate in this item.
    2. Judgment will most likely be based on the qualities like idea, creativity of presentation, use of make-up, music and general impression.
    3. Duration of performance shall be maximum of 5 minutes.
  3. Mimicry /Mono acting
    1. Each student artist shall be given 5 minutes
    2. Participants may mimic sound of machines and speeches of well-known persons etc. including film personalities.
    3. Marking will be based on Skill imitating, Variety of sound and voices imitate and Presentation.

FINEART EVENT GUIDELINES

  1. On the Spot Painting
    1. Item will be conducted on the spot and participants will be requested to do painting on the subject given by the in charge (s) of the competition.
    2. Duration will not be more than 2 hours 30 minutes.
    3. Size of the painting will be half imperial size drawing paper i.e. 22 inches’ x 15 inches.
    4. Painting can be done in oil, water, poster or pastel colors.
    5. Candidate shall bring their own material like brushes, paints etc. Only the paper/sheet will be provided by the host institute.
  2. Collage
    1. Item will be conducted on the spot on the given topic/subject, sheet size 15" x 22"
    2. Duration will not be more than 2 hours 30 minutes
    3. Participants shall bring their own scissors, pasting and other material required for the contest.
    4. Collage has to be prepared from old magazines. The host university will provide the drawing paper of the size 22" x 15"
  3. Poster Making
    1. Item will be conducted on the spot and the participants will be requested to do poster making on the subject/topic/theme given by the in-charge of the competition. Duration will not be more than 2 hours 30 minutes.
    2. Participants shall bring their own material. Only the Drawing paper/sheet 22" x 15" will be provided by the organizers.
  4. Cartooning
    1. Item will be conducted on the spot on the given subject/idea
    2. Duration will not be more than 2 hours 30 minutes.
    3. Participants shall bring their own material. Only the Drawing paper size 22" x 15" will be provided by the host institute.
  5. Rangoli
    1. Duration will not be more than 2 hours 30 minutes Participants shall bring their own material. This art is known differently in various regions such as Mandna, Alpana, Alekhan, Kolam, Rangoli etc. For this the medium and form for expression can be free hand, pictorial and descriptive.
    2. Only one medium shall be used - Poster Colors or Flower Petals or Saw-dust or Pulses or Rice without pasting.
    3. The Participants shall have to prepare a rangoli within the space provided by the organizers.
  6. Spot Photography
    1. The participant has to bring his/her own digital camera.
    2. The digital camera should have a memory card which will be formatted by the judges before the commencement of the contest
    3. The time limit will be 2.30 hours
    4. The participant has to capture 5 photographs on the theme announced on the spot by the judges
    5. No mixing, matching or morphing of photographs will be permitted.
    6. Software such as Photoshop etc. for enhancing images not permitted.
    7. The organizers will have all rights for the use of these pictures as and when they deem fit.
    8. Digital images are evaluated on the basis of (I) IMPACT, (II) COMPOSITION. (III) TECHNICAL QUALITY, and (IV) SUITABILITY for the specific theme
    9. The additional instructions will be announced on the spot.
  7. Installation:
    1. Install or create an atmosphere related with the subject or title of the installation. The size of the installation should be 5'x5'x5' maximum.
    2. Participants can use all the material which they use in other art compositions like cartooning, painting, rangoli, poster, collage and clay modeling.
    3. Participants can use waste material also which is available in the surroundings or can take any material from outside also.
    4. Participants are not allowed to use any already composed images or forms available in the market. They should compose or create their own image with the raw material.
    5. This is a group activity as four (4) participants can participate but they will create only one installation hose size must not be bigger than 5'x'5'x5'.
  8. Mehandi:
    1. 1 hour. Two participants. The evaluation will be done on one who is designing.
    2. Cones will be provided.
  9. Cook Your Snack:
    1. Cook your healthy snack. Participant s have to bring  whatever things needed.