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Guidelines for Cultural Competition

 The following are the guidelines for the cultural competition for elementary, high school, and college level:

A.         COLLEGIATE LEVEL

A. 1. Folk dance

Rules and Mechanics:

1.       Contestants are limited to bonafide CICM university college students who dance for hobby and passion and are NOT open to professional dance performers. Each team can be composed of four to eight pairs.

 One team from each CICM University or college can participate.

3.      The Competition Organizing Committee decided to present Philippine Folk Dance. (Rural Dances was agreed upon by CCA Directors.)

4.        In view of safety reason, any movement with inherently dangerous maneuvers associated with the dance in not advised. The safety of dancers is up to their dance teacher’s discretion. Contestants agree that the Dance Competition Organizing Committee holds NO responsibility for any mishaps or injuries that may occur during the competition.

 

5.       It is the team’s responsibility to turn in their music to the sound technician at 1:00 in the afternoon or at least 3 hours before the competition (time agreed upon).

 

6.       Each team needs to collect the music from the sound technician at the end of the competition. Music in CD format is highly recommended. One selection of music on a single CD is preferred. It is advised to prepare an extra copy in case of technical difficulty. The technical coordinator will be instructed on when to keep the CD running from the moment it starts until the moment the teams leaves the dance floor. The CD’s that are not claimed at the end of the competition will be discarded unless previous arrangements were made with committee.

 

7.       All music must be clearly labeled with:

a.        The number of the sound tract to be played

b.       The name of the team

c.        The name of the dance

 

8.       Props used in the performance should pose no danger to the dancers or to the audience most especially to the next set of team contestants.

 

9.       The Literature of the dance should be submitted.

 

10.    Judging Rules

a.        The winners will be decided by a panel of judges selected by the Competition Organizing Committee. The list of judges will be announced to all competing teams prior to the competition

b.       The Judging Criteria are set and decided by the Competition Organizing Committee.

c.        The winners are decided by the top four highest scores form the Judging Criteria. The winners will be awarded from the 1st to 4th places.

d.       Winners will be recognized in the Official host and CICM Website.

e.       The decision of the judges and committee are final and binding.

Criteria for Judging for Folk Dance:

Correct Interpretation                                                        30%

Appropriateness of costumes and props                           20%

Grace/Poise                                                                      10%

Stage Presence                                                                 15%

Precision/Unity                                                                  15%

Impact                                                                            10%

                                                                                              100%

 

A.2. Contemporary Dance

Rules & Mechanics:

1.       Contestants are limited to bonafide CICM university college students who dance for hobby and passion and are NOT open to professional dance performers. Each team can be composed of eight to twelve members only.

 

2.       One team from each CICM University or college can participate

 

3.       Any contemporary dance may be performed and should have a story line or theme that would reflect the theme of the 3rdCICM Friendship Meet. However, in view of safety reason, any movements with inherently dangerous maneuvers are not advised. The safety of dancers is up to their dance teacher’s discretion. Contestants agree that the Dance competition Organizing Committee holds NO responsibility for any mishaps or injuries that may occur during the competition.

 

4.       It is the team’s responsibility to turn in their music to the sound technician at 1:00 in the afternoon or 3 hours before the competition (time agreed upon).

 

5.       Each team needs to collect the music from the sound technician at the end of the competition. Music in CD format is highly recommended. One selection of music on a single CD is preferred. It is advised to prepare an extra copy in case of technical difficulty. The Sound technician should be instructed on when to keep the CD running from the moment it starts until the moment the team leaves the dance floor.  The committee cannot be held responsibility for the quality of your performance if you do not follow the above guidelines. CD’s that are not claimed at the end of the competition will be discarded unless previous arrangements were made with committee.

 

6.       All music must be clearly labeled with:

A.       The number of the sound tract to be played

B.       The name of the team

C.       The name of the dance

 

7.       Duration of the dance: The duration of the dance should not be more than 7 minutes including entrance and exit. Performance beyond 7 minutes will be deducted a penalty from the final score. A deduction of 1 point per 10 second overtime shall be imposed. The time shall be stopped at the end of the music.

 

8.       Props used in the performance should pose no danger to the dancers or to the audience most especially to the next set of team contestants.

 

9.       When filing out the registration form, all performers automatically release the right to the Competition Organizing committee to use their performance in photographs and videos for future advertising and publicity.

 

10.    Every team is responsible for the security of its own music, costumes, make-up, props and belongings. Make sure you do not leave any valuable items unattended. The Competition Organizing Committee IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOST OR DAMAGED ITEMS.

 

11.    Dances which have inappropriate dresses, content and gestures will be disqualified.

 

12.    Judging Rules:

a.        The performance will be judged by a panel of judges selected by the Competition Organizing Committee. The list of judges will be announced to all competing teams prior to the competition.

b.       The Judging Criteria are set by the Competition Organizing Committee.

Criteria for Judging for Contemporary Dance:

PERFORMANCE

50%

§   Grace/Poise

10%

 

§    Stage Presence

20%

 

§ Precision/Unity

20%

 

RELEVANCE OF MESSAGE

             25%

§ Appropriateness of music

15%

 

§      Appropriateness of costumes props

       10%

 

DIFFICULTY OF DANCE

              25%

§ Choreography/Creativity

15%

 

§      Build-up

5%

 

§      Impact

5%

 

       Total

   100%

                                                                                                                                                                              

A. 3. Vocal Solo and Duet

Rules and Mechanics:

1.       Contestants must be bonafide undergraduate students of the university or college being represented. Only one entry will be honored from each university or college.

 

2.       The vocal solo contestants should sing two songs namely:

a.        A Folk song as a choice piece

b.       A contest piece, the contest organizing committee shall provide a common contest piece including its accompaniment.

c.        For vocal duet (Choice piece will be OPM and a contest piece will be provided.

 

3.       Accompaniment for both competitions should be recorded on CD. Each entry must furnish their music on a high quality, individual CD. All CDs must contain only one song, recorded at their appropriate speed and properly cued. Song title, name of contestant, and the name of institution must also be clearly marked on CD. CDs must be submitted to the audio technician 1:00 in the afternoon on the day of the competition for testing. It is highly recommended that contestants bring back-up music in the event of a malfunction of the original CD submitted. Music can be picked up at the audio control room after the announcement of winner. CD’s that are not claimed at the end of the competition will be discarded unless previous arrangements were made with the committee.

 

4.       Please provide introduction or description to the songs to be read by the host during the competition. The introduction shall be subject for editing by the organizing committee. Please read and fill out the registration form.

 

5.       The decision of the Competition Organizing Committee and the judges shall be final and binding.

 

Criteria for Judging for Vocal Solo:

                                                Tone                                   30%

                                                Interpretation                       30%

                                                Musicianship                         20%

                                                Diction                                 10%

                                                Stage Presence                     10%

 

                                                                                         100%

 

 

Criteria for Judging for Vocal Duet:

Tone                                        30%

Blending                                                  20%

         Interpretation                                 30%

         Timing                                                   10%

         Stage Presence                                    10%       

                

                                                                      100%

 

 

A.4. Male Vocal Quartet

Rules and Mechanics:

1.       Contestants must be bonafide male undergraduate students of the university or college being represented. Only one entry will be honored from each university or college

 

2.       The vocal solo/duet contestant should sing two songs namely:

a.        A contest piece

b.       Broadway as a choice piece

 

3.       Accompaniment for both competitions should be recorded on CD or cassette format. Each entry must furnish their music on a high quality, individual CD. All CDs must contain only one song, recorded at their appropriate speed and properly cued. Song title, name of contestant, and the name of institution must also be clearly marked on CD. CDs must be submitted to the audio technician 1:00 in the afternoon on the day of the competition for testing. It is highly recommended that contestants bring back-up music in the event of a malfunction of the original CD submitted. A cassette tape is also suggested for back-up. Music can be picked up at the audio control room after the announcement of winner. CD’s that are not claimed at the end of the competition will be discarded unless previous arrangements were made with the committee.

 

4.       Please provide introduction or description to the songs to be read by the host during the competition. The introduction shall be subject for editing by the organizing committee. Please read and fill out the registration form.

 

5.       The decision of the Competition Organizing Committee and the judges shall be final and binding.

Criteria for Judging for Vocal Quartet:

Tone                                              30%

 

Blending                                              20%

          Interpretation                                30%

          Timing                                                10%

          Stage Presence                           10%

 

                                                                100%

 

B.   HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL

B.1. Hip Hop

Rules & Mechanics:

1.       Contestants are limited to bonafide CICM high school students who dance for hobby and passion and are NOT open to professional dance performers. Each team can be composed of 5 pairs, either all male, all female or mixed gender.

 

2.       One team from each CICM University or college can participate.

 

3.       Different dance forms or a combination are welcome in this competition, with emphasis on Hip Hop movements. However, in view of safety reason, any movements with inherently dangerous maneuvers associated with dances are not advised. The safety of dancers is up to their dance teacher’s discretion. Contestants agree that the Dance competition Organizing Committee holds NO responsibility for any mishaps or injuries that may occur during the competition.

 

4.       Costumes are required.

 

5.       Music can be mixed depending on the discretion of the team.

 

6.       It is the team’s responsibility to turn in their music to the sound technician at 1:00 in the afternoon 3 hours before the competition (time agreed upon).

 

7.       Each team needs to collect the music from the sound technician at the end of the competition. Music in CD format is highly recommended. One selection of music on a single CD is preferred. It is advised to prepare an extra copy and an extra cassette tape in case of technical difficulty. Sound technician will be instructed to keep the tape/CD running from the moment it starts until the moment the teams leaves the dance floor. They will not start and stop the tape/CD for your team per your special instructions! Any disputes over timing will be settled by playing and timing the tapes/CDs, hence one reason for not returning the tapes/CDs until the end of the competition. The committee cannot be held responsibility for the quality of your performance of if you do not follow above guidelines. CD’s that are claimed at the end of the competition will be discarded, unclaimed unless previous arrangements were made with committee.

 

8.       All music must be clearly labeled with “

a.        The number of the sound tract to be played

b.       The name of the team

c.        The name of the dance

 

9.       If the cassette tape is used, it must be cued (two seconds) are ready to be played. The team may appoint a person to coordinate the playing of the music with the sound crew.

 

10.    Duration of the dance: The duration of the dance should not be more than 7 minutes including entrance and exit. Performance beyond 7 minutes will be deducted from the final score. A deduction of 1 point per 10 second overtime shall be imposed. The time shall be stopped at the end of the music.

 

11.    Props used in the performance should pose no danger to the dancers or to the audiences most especially to the next set of team contestants.

 

12.    When filing out the registration form, all performers automatically release the right to the Competition Organizing committee to use their performance in photographs and videos for future advertising and publicity.

 

13.    Every team is responsible for the security of its own music, costumes, make-up, props and belongings. Make sure you do not leave any valuable items unattended. The Competition Organizing Committee IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOST OR DAMAGED ITEMS.

 

14.    Dances which have inappropriate dresses, content and gestures will be disqualified.

15.    It is the responsibility of every performing team and every individual member of the performing team to comply with and to conform to the regulations and requirements of the second CICM Friendship Meet, university and city ordinances.

 

16.    Judging Rules:

a.        The performance will be decided by a panel of judges selected by the Competition Organizing Committee. The list of judges will be announced to all competing teams prior to the competition

b.       The Judging Criteria are set and decided by the Competition Organizing Committee.

Criteria for Judging for Hip Hop:

                                Grace/Poise                                                                                         20%

                                Stage Presence                                                                                    20%

                                Choreography                                                                                       40%

                                Precision/Unity                                                                                     20%

                                                                                                                                        100%

B.2. Vocal Duet

Rules and Mechanics:

1.       Contestants must be bonafide High School students of the university or college being represented. Only one entry will be honored from each university or college.

2.       The vocal duet contestants should sing two songs namely:

a.           A English OPM as a choice piece.

b.          A contest piece shall be provided a common including its accompaniment.

3.       Accompaniment for both competitions should be recorded on CD. Each entry must furnish their music on a high quality, individual CD. All CDs must contain only one song, recorded at their appropriate speed and properly cued. Song title, name of contestant, and the name of institution must also be clearly marked on CD. CDs must be submitted to the audio technician 1:00 in the afternoon on the day of the competition for testing. It is highly recommended that contestants bring back-up music in the event of a malfunction of the original CD submitted. A cassette tape is also suggested for back-up. Music can be picked up at the audio control room after the announcement of winner. CD’s that are not claimed at the end of the competition will be discarded unless previous arrangements were made with the committee.

4.       Please provide introduction or description to the songs to be read by the host during the competition. The introduction shall be subject for editing by the organizing committee. Please read and fill out the registration form.

5.       The decision of the Competition Organizing Committee and the judges shall be final and binding.

 

Criteria for Judging for Vocal Duet:

Tone                                            30%

Blending                                                20%

          Interpretation                                        30%

          Timing                                                  10%

                                                                   100%

 

B.3. SING and DANCE Category

Rules and Mechanics:

1.       Contestants must be bonafide high school students of the CICM University or College being presented. Each team can be composed of 5 pairs, either all male, all female or mixed gender. One team from each CICM University or college can participate.

 

2.       Different dance forms or a combination are welcome in this competition, with emphasis on Hip Hop movements. However, in view of safety reason, any movements with inherently dangerous maneuvers associated with dances are not advised. The safety of dancers is up to their dance teacher’s discretion. Contestants agree that the Dance competition Organizing Committee holds NO responsibility for any mishaps or injuries that may occur during the competition.

 

3.       Costumes are required.

 

4.       A contest piece will be provided by the organizing committee and a choice piece should not exceed five (5) minutes.

 

5.       The decision of the judges is final.

 

Criteria for Judging for Sing and Dance Category (Group Singing)

                                                                Technique                             30%

                                                                Blending                                30%

                                                                Interpretation                        20%

                                                                Choreography                        20%                                       

                                                                                                              100%

 

C.         ELEMENTARY LEVEL

 

C.1. Vocal Solo

Rules and Mechanics:

1.       Contestants must be bonafide grade five or six pupil of the university or college being represented. Only one entry will be honored from each university or college.

 

2.       The vocal solo contestants should sing an age appropriate song.

 

3.       Accompaniment for both competitions should be recorded on CD. Each entry must furnish their music on a high quality, individual CD. All CDs must contain only one song, recorded at their appropriate speed and properly cued. Song title, name of contestant, and the name of institution must also be clearly marked on CD. CDs must be submitted to the audio technician 1:00 in the afternoon on the day of the competition for testing. It is highly recommended that contestants bring back-up music in the event of a malfunction of the original CD submitted. A cassette tape is also suggested for back-up. Music can be picked up at the audio control room after the announcement of winner. CD’s that are not claimed at the end of the competition will be discarded unless previous arrangements were made with the committee.

 

4.       Please provide introduction or description to the songs to be read by the host during the competition. The introduction shall be subject for editing by the organizing committee. Please read and fill out the registration form.

 

5.       The decision of the Competition Organizing Committee and the judges shall be final and binding.

Criteria for Judging for Vocal Solo:

                                                                                Tone                                           30%

                                                                                Interpretation                            30%

                                                                                Musicianship                               20%

                                                                                Diction                                       10%

                                                                                Stage Presence                           10%

                                                                                                                                100%

 

C.2. Folk Dance

Rules & Mechanics:

1.       Contestants are limited to bonafide CICM Elementary students who dance for hobby and passion and are NOT open to professional dance performers. Each team can be composed of five pairs. Contestants can take part of more than one contested dance piece.

 

2.       One team from each CICM University or college can participate.

 

3.       The Competition Organizing Committee decided to present a rural occupational folk dance.

 

4.       In view of safety reason, any movement with inherently dangerous maneuvers associated with dances in not advised. The safety of dancers is up to their dance teacher’s discretion. Contestants agree that the Dance Competition Organizing Committee holds NO responsibility for any mishaps or injuries that may occur during the competition.

 

5.       It is the team’s responsibility to turn in their music to the sound technician at 1:00 in the afternoon 3 hours before the competition (time agreed upon).

 

6.       Each team needs to collect the music from the sound technician at the end of the competition. Music in CD format is highly recommended. One selection of music on a single CD is preferred. It is advised to prepare an extra copy and an extra cassette tape in case of technical difficulty. Sound technician will be instructed to keep the tape/CD running from the moment it starts until the moment the teams leaves the dance floor. They will not start and stop the tape/CD for your team per your special instructions! Any disputes over timing will be settled by playing and timing the tapes/CDs, hence one reason for not returning the tapes/CDs until the end of the competition. The committee cannot be held responsibility for the quality of your performance of if you do not follow above guidelines. CD’s that are claimed at the end of the competition will be discarded, unclaimed unless previous arrangements were made with committee.

 

7.       All music must be clearly labeled with:

a.        The number of the sound tract to be played

b.       The name of the team

c.        The name of the dance

 

8.       If the cassette tape is used, it must be cued (two seconds) are ready to be played. The team may appoint a person to coordinate the playing of the music with the sound crew.

9.       Props used in the performance should pose no danger to the dancers or to the audiences most especially to the next set of team contestants.

 

10.    Please provide introduction or description to the songs to be read by the host during the competition. The introduction shall be subject for editing by the organizing committee. Please read and fill out the registration form.

 

11.    When filing out the registration form, all performers automatically release the right to the Competition Organizing committee to use their performance in photographs and videos for future advertising and publicity.

 

12.    Every team is responsible for the security of its own music, costumes, make-up, props and belongings. Make sure you do not leave any valuable items unattended. The Competition Organizing Committee IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOST OR DAMAGED ITEMS.

 

13.    It is the responsibility of every performing team and every individual member of the performing team to comply with and to conform to the regulations and requirements of the second CICM Friendship Meet, university and city ordinances.

 

14.    Judging Rules

a.        The performance will be decided by a panel of judges selected by the Competition Organizing Committee. The list of judges will be announced to all competing teams prior to the competition

 

b.       The Judging Criteria are set and decided by the Competition Organizing Committee.

 

c.        The winners are decided by the top four highest scores form the Judging Criteria. The winners will be awarded from the 1st to 4th places.

 

d.       Winners will be recognized in the Official and CICM Website.

 

e.       The decision of the judges and committee are final and binding.

 

Criteria for Judging for Folk Dance:

Correct Interpretation                                                       30%

Appropriateness of costumes and props                         20%

Grace/Poise                                                                     10%

Stage Presence                                                                15%

Precision/Unity                                                                 15%

Impact                                                                            10%

                                                                                                                 100%