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Poetry Reciting Challenge #3


Final Results
     
Under 12
       
Prize Winners School 
1st Saiansh Tapuriah The Shri Ram School Aravali, Gurugram
2nd Sreejani Bhaduri National Public School, Koramangala, Bengaluru
3rd Maryam Imran Akharware Our Own English School, Sharjah

         

Under 8
         
Prize Winners School 
1st N.Darsha Chinmaya Vidyalaya Virugambakkam, Chennai
2nd Mohd Faraaz Pasha St Columba's School, New Delhi
3rd Yuvaan Das Gupta K.R Mangalam World School, New Delhi
Qualifier round Results
                                                                
Under 12
                                                                       
 Finalists School Speaker No.
Isabel Shiju National Public School, Indiranagar, Bengaluru 1
Maryam Imran Akharware Our Own English School, Sharjah 2
Saiansh Tapuriah The Shri Ram School Aravali, Gurugram 3
Sreejani Bhaduri National Public School, Koramangala, Bengaluru 4
Syed Amaanul Haque

Tagore International School, New Delhi

5
                
                                                         
Under 8
                                                                     
 
Finalists School Speaker No.
Dishhi Sharma Bhavans Bahrain Indian School, Manama 6
G.S.Jhoshikaa Lalaji Memorial Omega International School, Chennai 7
Mohd Faraaz Pasha St Columba's School, New Delhi 8
N.Darsha Chinmaya Vidyalaya Virugambakkam, Chennai 9
Yuvaan Das Gupta K.R Mangalam World School, New Delhi 10
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Theme - Nature

The natural world has been one of the recurring subjects of poetry, in every age and every country. Yet the urge to describe the natural world — its various landscapes, its changing seasons, its surrounding phenomena — has been an inescapable part of the history of poetry. Wendell Berry provides a simple useful definition of nature poetry as poetry that “considers nature as subject matter and inspiration.”

 

  • Pick any publicly available poem (in English) inspired by Nature and recite it to us. Self compositions allowed too!
  • The poem should engage with, describe, or consider the natural world, as its purpose
        
      Instructions
          
      • Marks will be awarded for the art of recitation only. No marks for the content of the poetry. Scoring will be done on Effectiveness, Understanding, Body language and Voice modulation.
      • Students must recite their poem from memory. You can keep an Index card for reference.
      • Physical props are allowed, but no audio-video allowed in the background. 
      • You can give an Introduction of yourself and your poem-poet if you wish to. It won’t be counted in the total time, as long as it is less than 10 seconds
      • You can repeat your poem from the qualifier round to the final.

       

      Eligibility

      We assign you an age category based on how old you are on the date of registration. For example : Your date of birth is 2nd September 2012. If you register for a challenge on 1st September 2020, you fall into the Under 8 age category. If you register on 3rd September, you become eligible for the older age category, which in the case below is Under 12.

        More details on how to prepare and answers to some FAQs are provided in the Prep Book below.  

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          Category
          Time limit
          Under 12
          2 mins 
          Under 8
          1 mins 30 sec


          Top 5 speakers in the Qualifier from each age category will advance to the Final

          Schedule

          Qualifier : 10th September, Thursday, 3-9 PM IST

          Qualifer results : 12th September,Saturday, by 11 AM IST

          Final : 13th September, Sunday, 10:30 AM - 12 PM IST

          Registration Fee

          ₹ 299 per speaker

          Zoom links for qualifiers will be emailed by 9th September, 6 PM IST

          Prizes

          1st prize: ₹ 1250; 2nd prize: ₹ 750; 3rd prize: ₹ 500. 

          Total prizes - ₹ 5000

          All participants will receive digital certificates

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