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Youth In The Arts Competition 

The Department of Youth & Sports is pleased to announce the celebration of our upcoming Youth Month in April, under the theme, “Youth Arts Expression: Let your minds flow and your talents show!”

This year we will be focusing on the Arts as an alternative to antisocial behavior and also as a potential career path for young people. The Arts come in different forms including culinary arts, graphic/visual arts and performing arts. For this Youth Month, we are taking the opportunity to engage our young people to be more involved in the Arts, gain more knowledge about the Arts and to be creative. With this in mind, one of the activities on the calendar is a competition entitled “Youth in the Arts.”

This competition targets all the school aged children on the island. It consists of two (2) sections, primary level and secondary level. The secondary school section of this competition entitled “Xpress the Arts”, seeks to engage our young people in the secondary schools to participate in a performing arts production to spread a positive message to their peers and society in the areas of dance, drama and song. While the primary school section, entitled “Portray/Xpose the Arts”, students will participate in graphic arts, where they express what art means to them through a 3D drawing. 

 

 

 

GUIDELINE AND RULES FOR “YOUTHS IN THE ARTS” COMPETITION 2015

 

SECONDARY SCHOOL LEVEL

“Xpress the Art” section of this competition comprises of three (3) categories; dancing, singing or dramatizing. This competition is designed to give the secondary students an opportunity to capture their talent, by using an electronic device to provide a video clip of their selected performance, and bring across a positive message to their peers and the society. Be sure to give the message that you are demonstrating through which ever category, a creative title.

 

PRIZES:

 

 DANCE CATEGORY: $500.00 + Youth Month Package + Trophy/Medal

DRAMA CATEGORY: $400.00 + Youth Month Package + Trophy/Medal    

 

SINGING CATEGORY: $300.00   + Youth Month Package + Trophy/Medal  

 

Please read carefully. Failure to comply may result in loss of points or disqualification.

                       

CATEGORY 1: DANCING

v   Make a short video clip of your performance with the use of an electronic device/android (cellphones, tablets, kindles, etc.)

 

v  Only 1- 5 persons are allowed to enter.

 

v  Video clips don’t have to be professionally done or edited.  Just make it natural but presentable.

v  You can use any location that you desire to videotape your art selection/piece/performance.

v  Appearance/Outfit and atmosphere must correspond to the message you are sending out.

v  Dance must be no more than 6 minutes.

v  Dance should be positive and has no profanity/explicit language or actions.

v  A student can only enter into one (1) category.

v  Participants must be attending one of the high schools on Nevis.

v  Competition will be judged on choreography, dance technique, video scene, group execution, creativity and appearance.

v  There will be a first place winner for this category.

v  Registration forms are to be completed and also, write a summary about the message you chose to perform and why you chose this category.

v  You are to submit video clips to Department’s website: www.dysnevis.org by Friday, 27th March, 2015.

  Click here to Submit

 

CATEGORY 2: DRAMATIZING

v  Make a short video clip of your performance with the use of an electronic device/android (cellphones, tablets, kindles, etc.)

 

v  Only 1- 4 persons are allowed to enter.

 

v  Videos don’t have to be professionally done or edited.  Just make it natural.

v  You can use any location/ scenery/background that you desire to videotape your art selection/piece/performance.

v  Appearance/Outfit and atmosphere must correspond to the message you are sending out.

v  Dramatization piece could be in the form of a skit, poem or monologue.

v  Dramatization must be no more than 7 minutes.

v  Dramatization should be positive and has no profanity.

v  A student can only enter into one (1) category.

v  Participants must be attending one of the high schools on Nevis.

v  Competition will be judged on acting ability, video scene, context/structure, group effort, creativity and appearance.

v  There will only be a first place winner for this category.

v  Registration forms are to be completed and also, write a summary about the message you chose to perform and why you chose this category.

v  You are to submit video clips to Department’s website: www.dysnevis.org by Friday, 27th March, 2015.

  Click here to Submit

 

CATEGORY 3: SINGING

v  Make a short video clip of your performance with the use of an electronic device/android (cellphones, tablets, kindles, etc.)

 

v  Only 1- 3 persons are allowed to enter. You can do a solo, a duet or a trio performance.

 

v  Videos don’t have to be professionally done or edited.  Just make it natural.

v  You can use any location that you desire to videotape your art selection/piece/performance.

v  Appearance/Outfit and atmosphere must correspond to the message you are sending out.

v  Song must be no more than 5 minutes.

v  If you select your art piece to be a song, there are supposed to be no more than two (2) persons.

v  Song should be positive and has no profanity.

v  A student can only enter into one (1) category.

v  Participants must be attending one of the high schools on Nevis.

v  Competition will be judged on vocal ability, video scene, patriotism, creativity and appearance.

v  There will only be a first place winner for this category.

v  Registration forms are to be completed and also, write a summary about the message you chose to perform and why you chose this category.

v  You are to submit video clips to Department’s website: www.dysnevis.org by Friday, 27th March, 2015.

 Click here to Submit

 

GUIDELINE AND RULES FOR “YOUTHS IN THE ARTS” COMPETITION 2015

LEVEL-PRIMARY SCHOOL

“Xpose the Arts…Art is…” section of this competition involves students creating a 3D drawing to express/show what art means to them, baring on mind the different art forms, such as performing arts, cultural arts, culinary arts, etc.

Please read carefully. Failure to comply may result in loss of points or disqualification.

PRIZES:

1st place winner will receive $200.00, a Tablet and a medal

2nd place winner will receive $150.00, a Dinner and a medal

3rd place winner will receive $100.00, an Art-Kit and a medal

 

v  You must include 3D elements to enhance your drawing.

 

v  Drawings should be on a white or cream Manila paper or hard paper.

 

v  Students must be in Grade 3 – Grade 6 to enter.

 

v  Registration forms are to be completed.

v  No plagiarism is allowed. Use your own ideas.

v  Write a summary/brief explanation about your piece of art.

v  You are to submit art pieces to the Department of Youth & Sports no later than Friday, 27th March, 2015.