Date : March 16th, 2019
Venue : Chelmsford Community Center , 31 Princeton St, North Chelmsford, MA 01863

Day One

ART COMPETITIONS -
DRAWING, WRITING, ELOCUTION, MONO ACT & ARTS EXHIBITION.

Day One Winners List
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PROGRAMMES
TIME
CATEGORIES

Poetry Competition

09:15 AM - 10:00 AM

Adults (18 years or older)
Youth (14 to 17 years)
Junior (11 years to 13 years)
Sub-Junior (8 years to 10 years)
Kinder (5 years to 7 years)

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Essay Writing Competition

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Youth (14 to 17 years)
Junior (11 years to 13 years)
Sub-Junior (8 years to 10 years)
Kinder (5 years to 7 years)

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Short Story Writing Competition

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Youth (14 to 17 years)
Junior (11 years to 13 years)
Sub-Junior (8 years to 10 years)
Kinder (5 years to 7 years)

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Drawing/ Painting Competition

12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

Adults (18 years or older)
Youth (14 to 17 years)
Junior (11 years to 13 years)
Sub-Junior (8 years to 10 years)
Kinder (5 years to 7 years)

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English Elocution

2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Youth (14 to 17 years)
Junior (11 years to 13 years)
Sub-Junior (8 years to 10 years)
Kinder (5 years to 7 years)

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Malayalam Elocution

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Youth (14 to 17 years)
Junior (11 years to 13 years)
Sub-Junior (8 years to 10 years)
Kinder (5 years to 7 years)

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Mono act Competition

5:15 PM - 6:00 PM

Youth (14 to 17 years)
Junior (11 years to 13 years)
Sub-Junior (8 years to 10 years)
Kinder (5 years to 7 years)

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Date : March 23rd, 2019
Venue : Chelmsford Community Center , 31 Princeton St, North Chelmsford, MA 01863

Day Two

SOLO & GROUP INDIAN CLASSICAL SINGING COMPETITION

Day Two Winners List
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PROGRAMMES
TIME
CATEGORIES

Solo Classical Singing Competition

09:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Adult (18 years or older)
Youth (14 to 17 years)
Junior (11 years to 13 years)
Sub-Junior (8 years to 10 years)
Kinder (5 years to 7 years)

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Registrations Closed

Group Classical Singing Competition

04:00 PM

Adult (18 years or older)
Youth (14 to 17 years)
Junior (11 years to 13 years)
Sub-Junior (8 years to 10 years)
Kinder (5 years to 7 years)

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Date: April 6th, 2019
Venue: Wayland Middle School, 201 Main St, Wayland, MA 01778

Day Three

INDIAN & WESTERN NON-CLASSICAL SINGING

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PROGRAMMES
TIME
CATEGORIES

Western Non-classical (English or any western language songs)

09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Adult (18 years or older)
Youth (14 to 17 years)
Junior (11 years to 13 years)
Sub-Junior (8 years to 10 years)
Kinder (5 years to 7 years)

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Indian Non-classical (light, folk, filmy, album, semi-classical, fusion song of any Indian language)

01:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Adult (18 years or older)
Youth (14 to 17 years)
Junior (11 years to 13 years)
Sub-Junior (8 years to 10 years)
Kinder (5 years to 7 years)

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Date: April 13th, 2019
Venue: Wayland Middle School, 201 Main St, Wayland, MA 01778

Day Four

SOLO CLASSICAL DANCE

Day Four Winners List
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PROGRAMMES
TIME
CATEGORIES

Solo Classical Dance Competition

09:00 AM - 08:00 PM

Adult (18 years or older)
Youth (14 to 17 years)
Junior (11 years to 13 years)
Sub-Junior (8 years to 10 years)

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Date: April 27th, 2019
Venue: Marlborough Middle School, 25 Union St, Marlborough, MA 01752

Day Five

GRAND FINALE - GROUP DANCES

Day Five Winners List
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PROGRAMMES
TIME
CATEGORIES

Group Classical Dance Competition

09:30 AM - 01:30 PM

Adult (18 years or older)
Youth (14 to 17 years)
Junior (11 years to 13 years)
Sub-Junior (8 years to 10 years)

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Group Non-Classical Dance Competition

01:30 PM - 07:00 PM

Adult (18 years or older)
Youth (14 to 17 years)
Junior (11 years to 13 years)
Sub-Junior (8 years to 10 years)
Kinder (5 years to 7 years)

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Poetry Competition Classifications and Rules

 

Categories(Poetry)

  • Adults (18 years or older)
  • Youth  (14 to 17 years)
  • Junior (11 years to 13 years)
  • Sub-Junior (8 years to 10 years)
  • Kinder (5 years to 7 years)

 

Performance Time

The poem topic will be provided according to the age divisions above.  One topic per age division will be selected randomly and announced 5 minutes before the contest begins. Thus the contestants will not know the poem topic ahead of time. The contestants will have 45 minutes to complete a poem on the "given topic".

Rules

  1. The poem must be an original piece of work created by the contestant, onsite (i.e., in the Contest Room).
  2. The poem must be produced only on the paper provided.
  3. The poem can be in any style (Haiku, Limerick, sonnet etc.)
  4. Only a pencil will be provided, however contestants are encouraged to bring their own coloring pencils or crayons, if they wish to decorate their work in such a way that it does not obstruct their writing.
  5. No markers or paints are allowed.
  6. Poems submitted will not be returned under any circumstances. NEMA shall reserve the right to publish the work, name, school and photo of the participant in any manner it deems fit.
  7. An individual may only perform once in a single competitive category.
  8. Participants must be within the age range as of January 1, 2019.
  9. Copying or getting inspiration for the work  from any sources, online or offline will immediately disqualify the entry.
  10. NEMA reserves the right to request proof of age, to verify the age of the participant if needed.
  11. Judges decisions are final. Participants are not to contact the judges to get the feedback on the performances.

 Judging

The scoring is as follows:

   BEAUTY, POWER, EDUCATION 25 pts
   ENTERTAINMENT, MESSAGE AND INTEREST 15 pts
     TECHNICAL EXCELLENCE 15 pts
     FORM & FLOW, CHOICE OF WORDS AND READABILITY 20 pts
     OVERALL IMPACT, ORIGINALITY, POLISH AND EXPERTISE 25 pts

 

Definitions of Judging Format

  1.  BEAUTY, POWER, EDUCATION (AT LEAST ONE OF THESE NEED TO EXIST)
    1. BEAUTY - combination of colorful and descriptive language; beauty in the thoughts which are evoked e.g. serenity, nature; or even beauty in the presentation of the poem (some are shaped and formed to appear as something connected to the poem's subject matter, such as a lamp, an hour glass, a tree, a sail boat, a loaf of bread, etc.)
    2. POWER - does the poem move you; stirs some emotion within you be it pleasant or unpleasant?
    3. EDUCATION - Does the poem have any educational value; is it regarding some true event?
  1. ENTERTAINMENT, MESSAGE AND INTEREST
    1. ENTERTAINMENT - Does the poem have entertainment value? If it is not in some way beautiful, powerful, or educational, then it should certainly serve to entertain or amuse the reader. This could include such things as humor, irony, rhyming riddles, mystery, drama, horror, science fiction, parody, and satire.
    2. MESSAGE and INTEREST
      Does the poem have a message to convey?  Is the message of interest or value in the public arena.
  2. TECHNICAL EXCELLENCE - RHYME, METER, ASSONANCE AND ALLITERATION
    1. TECHNICAL - Is the poem grammatically strong?  Errors in grammar, and misspelled words, incorrect punctuation can make the poem hard to read.  Does it have the proper form for the type of poem: Haiku, Villanelle, Sonnet, Tanka, Limerick, etc.? Is it titled appropriately?
    2. RHYME - Poems don't have to rhyme, but rhyming poems need meter as well as rhyme. If a poem is written in rhyming verse, then it should be rated according to how well the rhymes fit, not only with each other, but with the flow and the intended nuance of meaning the verse demands.
    3. ASSONANCE - In poetry this has to do with the sounds of the words, and whether those sounds create the proper mood sought for in the poem: the sharp and soft sounds of the consonants, the hard (long) and soft sounds of the vowels.  For example, In tranquil and pastoral type poems one would want to see words like softly, peacefully, quietly, hushed, etc., and not a lot of words that "snap, crackle, and pop". In describing a battle, one would hardly think of using a lot of soft and placid sounds.
    4. ALLITERATION - Has to do with a pleasing repetition of sounds, such as "She soared through the air with the greatest of ease" - note the repetition of the "s" and "th" sounds. Alliteration loosely implies sound quality in a poem.
  3. FORM & FLOW, CHOICE OF WORDS AND READABILITY
    1. FORM - The "form" of the poem simply refers to the shape the poem takes on paper: long lines or short lines, broken into verses, or left in an unbroken chain.
    2. FLOW - The flow of a poem is determined by its natural progression, both in thought, tempo, and speed.  Consider the difference between "I'm going to go to work to earn my pay check" and "To work, to work, to earn a pay check".
    3. CHOICE OF WORDS -  has to do with the best nuance of meaning. Here is where a rhyming poem could be severely penalized. The words used to make the best rhyme may not necessarily be the the best choice of words to convey the idea, or stir the emotion.
    4. READABILITY - After you have checked the author's choice of words and phrases, read a few verses out loud. Does it read easily, with the periods, commas, accents, and syllables flowing naturally, creating the proper tempo for the subject matter? Are there areas within the poem which seem to "trip" your tongue? Would it be "readable" out loud for the average person?
  4. OVERALL IMPACT, ORIGINALITY, POLISH AND EXPERTISE
    1. OVERALL IMPACT - the ability of the poem to be memorable, have some effect on you, and remain with you afterwards. One other consideration is the age of the author. If a young child writes an exceptional poem, we should allow the age itself to "impact" us.
    2. ORIGINALITY - Are the word groupings and phrases the writer uses the author's own words, or are they borrowed from someone else? This is not outright and intentional plagiarism, but the writing may be influenced by that of others. It is not that difficult to determine if extra effort has been taken by a writer to coin unusual phrases, or to make unusual comparisons. Extra points should be given to a poet who creates his own style in the rhythm and the rhyming patterns of a poem. Rhymes don't always have to be placed at the end of lines. Look for an unusual poem with an original, or unexpected ending, and a good amount of original wording.
    3. POLISH AND EXPERTISE - Does the poem itself appear graceful, smooth, natural, almost effortless?  A good poem does not need to be "waxed eloquent" with incomprehensible words and indecipherable phrases. Can you literally see the time and effort that went into the poem, or does it have the appearance of being thrown together haphazardly, with little effort at editing out clumsy wording and awkward rhymes?

 Prizes

The winners are chosen as follows:

  1. If only one participant is registered for a category, an honorary mention will be given
  2. For a category with two or more participants, a first place winner is declared.
  3. For a category with three or more participants, a first place and second place winners are declared.
  4. For a category with five or more participants, a first place, second place and third place winners are declared.
    ** Judges decisions are final**

Participant Certificates will be awarded to all participants on the day of the event.

Trophies/Medals and winner certificates will be awarded to all winners at Drishya Finale.

 Questions and concerns:  drishya@nemausa.org

 

 

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Essay Writing Competition Classifications and Rules

 

Categories(Essay Writing)

  • Youth  (14 to 17 years)
  • Junior (11 years to 13 years)
  • Sub-Junior (8 years to 10 years)
  • Kinder (5 years to 7 years)

 

Performance Time

The topic for the essay will be provided according to the age divisions above.  One topic per age division will be selected randomly and announced 5 minutes before the contest begins. Thus the contestants will not know the topic ahead of time. The contestants will have 60 minutes to complete an essay  on the "given topic".

Rules

  1.  The essay must be an original composition written by the contestant, onsite (i.e., in the Contest Room), and must be written in English.
  2. The essay must be written only on the paper provided.
  3. The essay  submitted will not be returned under any circumstances. NEMA shall reserve the right to publish the essay, name, school and photo of any participant in any manner it deems fit.
  4. Participants must be within the age range as of January 1, 2019.
  5. Copying or getting inspiration for the work from any sources, online or offline will immediately disqualify the entry.
  6. NEMA reserves the right to request proof of age, to verify the age of the participant if needed.
  7. Judges decisions are final. Participants are not to contact the judges to get the feedback on the performances.

  

Judging

The scoring is as follows:

Clarity of thought & Projection of idea 25 pts
Depth of knowledge about the topic 10 pts
Originality 15 pts
Organization             25 pts
Grammar/Word choice 25 pts

 

Definitions of Judging Format

  1. Clarity of  thought & Projection of idea - 25 points      
  2. Depth of knowledge - 10 points
  3. Originality - 15 points     
  4. Organization - 25
  5. Grammar/Word choice - 25 points

 

Prizes

The winners are chosen as follows:

  1. If only one participant is registered for a category, an honorary mention will be given
  2. For a category with two or more participants, a first place winner is declared.
  3. For a category with three or more participants, a first place and second place winners are declared.
  4. For a category with four or more participants, a first place, second place and third place winners are declared.
    **Judges decisions are final**

Participant Certificates will be awarded to all participants on the day of the event.

Trophies/Medals and winner certificates will be awarded to all winners at Drishya Finale.

 Questions and concerns:  drishya@nemausa.org

 

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Short Story Writing Competition Classifications and Rules

 

Categories(Short Story)

  • Youth  (14 to 17 years)
  • Junior (11 years to 13 years)
  • Sub-Junior (8 years to 10 years)
  • Kinder (5 years to 7 years)

Performance Time

The topic for the story will be provided according to the age divisions above.  One topic per age division will be selected randomly and announced 5 minutes before the contest begins. Thus the contestants will not know the topic ahead of time. The contestants will have 60 minutes to complete a short story on the "given topic".

Rules

  1. The short story must be an original composition written by the contestant, onsite (i.e., in the Contest Room), and must be written in English.
  2. The short story must be written only on the paper provided.
  3. Only a pencil will be provided, however contestants are encouraged to bring their own colouring pencils or crayons, if they wish to decorate their work in such a way that it does not obstruct their writing.
  4. No markers or paints are allowed.
  5. A short story submitted will not be returned under any circumstances. NEMA shall reserve the right to publish the short story, name, school and photo of any participant in any manner it deems fit.
  6. An individual may only perform once in a single competitive category.
  7. Participants must be within the age range as of January 1, 2019.
  8. Copying or getting inspiration for the work from any sources, online or offline will immediately disqualify the entry.
  9. NEMA reserves the right to request proof of age, to verify the age of the participant if needed.
  10. Judges decisions are final. Participants are not to contact the judges to get the feedback on the performances.

 Judging

The scoring is as follows:

   LEADERSHIP 30 pts
   COMMUNICATION 25 pts
     SUBJECT KNOWLEDGE 20 pts
     LANGUAGE 25 pts

 

 Definitions of Judging Format

  1. LEADERSHIP
    1. Creativity: Presents novel ideas that are highly original, even if they are controversial, both in approach and treatment of the topic.
    2. Out of the box thinking: Evidence of innovative ways of thinking. Writer avoids rear-view mirror of the world & dreams outside the box.
    3. Quick on the feet: Writer is clearly on task and presents ideas clearly, concisely, and sharply connects to the topic.
  2. COMMUNICATION
    1. Introduction & conclusion: Both the introduction and conclusion are specific, elegant, and unified.
    2. Articulation: Articulates in ways that captivates the audience.
    3. Clarity: Presence of clarity and effectiveness of style and coherence of the piece.
  3. SUBJECT KNOWLEDGE
    1. Scope: Clear evidence of both breadth and depth of the topic. Essay is not very superficial. Each point is supported by evidence or examples.
    2. Presentation: Structure is logical and easy to determine. In addition, transitions connect points and demonstrate how each point builds on those that have come before.
    3. Focus: Does not lose focus on the main topic when expanding or elaborating it.
  4. LANGUAGE
    1. Organization: Each body paragraph has a topic sentence that makes a compelling point and relates the paragraph to the argument as a whole.
    2. Integration: Each paragraph is unifies, and each point is developed as far as it can possibly go without endangering the coherence of the essay.
    3. Quality: Writing style is elegant and correct, with no grammar or verb tense errors, word choice problems, or banal, overused expressions

 Prizes

The winners are chosen as follows:

  1. If only one participant is registered for a category, an honorary mention will be given
  2. For a category with two or more participants, a first place winner is declared.
  3. For a category with three or more participants, a first place and second place winners are declared.
  4. For a category with four or more participants, a first place, second place and third place winners are declared.
    **Judges decisions are final**

Participant Certificates will be awarded to all participants on the day of the event.

Trophies/Medals and winner certificates will be awarded to all winners at Drishya Finale.

Questions and concerns:  drishya@nemausa.org

 

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Drawing/ Painting Competition Classifications and Rules

 

Categories(Drawing/Painting)

  • Adults (18 years or older)
  • Youth  (14 to 17 years)
  • Junior (11 years to 13 years)
  • Sub-Junior (8 years to 10 years)
  • Kinder (5 years to 7 years)

 

Performance Time

Rules

  1. The art topic will be provided according to the age divisions above.  One topic per age division will be selected randomly and announced 5 minutes before the contest begins. Thus the contestants will not know the art topic ahead of time. The contestants will have 60 minutes to complete a drawing/painting on the "given topic".
  2. The artwork must be an original composition drawn by the contestant, onsite (i.e., in the Contest Room).
  3. The art work must be produced only on the paper provided.
  4. Only a pencil will be provided for the artwork; however contestants are encouraged to bring their own coloring pencils, crayons, or paints to work with.
  5. No markers are allowed.
  6. The drawing/painting submitted will not be returned under any circumstances. NEMA shall reserve the right to publish the piece of artwork, name, school and photo of any participant in any manner it deems fit.
  7. An individual may only perform once in a single competitive category.
  8. Participants must be within the age range as of January 1, 2019.
  9. Copying or getting inspiration for the work from any sources, online or offline will immediately disqualify the entry.
  10. NEMA reserves the right to request proof of age, to verify the age of the participant if needed.
  11. Judges decisions are final. Participants are not to contact the judges to get the feedback on the performances.

 

Judging

The scoring is as follows:

   BEAUTY/EFFECTIVENESS 30 pts
   SKILL TECHNIQUE: 20 pts
   ORIGINALITY/Uniqueness 30 pts
    INHERENT MEANING 20 pts

 

Definitions of Judging Format

  1. BEAUTY/EFFECTIVENESSWhat is the general appeal of the piece of work?  Some aspects to look for:
    1. repeating shapes, patterns, and symmetry
    2. harmony and visual balance
    3. colors that complement each other
    4. textures both visual and physical
    5. movement or flow
    6. correct proportions of figures and objects
    7. ability to capture the viewers attention
  2. SKILL TECHNIQUE:  Some things to consider:
    1. Use of mediums in the art work.
    2. Is the topic presented skillfully?
    3. Is there intentional and consistent technique throughout, or do parts of the work appear rushed and incomplete?
  3. ORIGINALITY/Uniqueness: Some things to look for:
    1. Does this work possess creativity and individuality?
    2. Does it show imagination?
    3. Does it reflect both knowledge of and experience with the subject or topic being depicted?
    4. Does the piece stand out in some way that others don't?  And is that a distraction or an enhancement to the piece?
  4. INHERENT MEANING: Some things to consider that would further deepen the enjoyment of the piece:
    1. In presenting the work has the artist imbibed meaning to it?  That is, does it portray or convey a message?
    2. Is there a story the artist is trying to convey?
    3. Does it evoke specific emotion?  Is it simply visually appealing and there is no deeper intent to be derived.
    4. Is the art work symbolic or metaphoric?

 Prizes

The winners are chosen as follows:

  1. If only one participant is registered for a category, an honorary mention will be given
  2. For a category with two or more participants, a first place winner is declared.
  3. For a category with three or more participants, a first place and second place winners are declared.
  4. For a category with four or more participants, a first place, second place and third place winners are declared.
    **Judges decisions are final**

Participant Certificates will be awarded to all participants on the day of the event.

Trophies/Medals and winner certificates will be awarded to all winners at Drishya Finale.

Questions and concerns:  drishya@nemausa.org

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English Elocution Competition Classifications and Rules

 

Categories

  • Youth  (14 to 17 years)
  • Junior (11 years to 13 years)
  • Sub-Junior (8 years to 10 years)
  • Kinder (5 years to 7 years)

 

 Performance Time

  1. For Youth(14 to 17 years) category, the speech must be under 3 minutes
  2. For junior,sub-junior and kinder categories, the speech must be under 2 minutes
  3. Time will begin with the contestant's first definite verbal or non-verbal communication with the audience. This usually will be the first word uttered by the contestant, but would include any other communication such as sound effects.
  4. A buzzer will sound at the time limit for each category and a contestant who continues to speak more than 15 seconds after that will be disqualified from the competition.

Rules

  1. Speech must be conducted in the language prescribed for that event ( English or Malayalam).
  2. For English Elocution,all the contestants in a category will be called to the back room and the topic will be given 30 minutes before the segment is set to start to all at the same time.
  3. For English Elocution, for age category 5 to 7, topic will be given one week before the competition date.
  4. For Malayalam Elocution, a topic will be sent to participants one week before the event date.
  5. All contestants in one category shall receive a topic, which shall be of a general nature, and shall talk for the time specified.
  6. The topic shall not require a detailed knowledge but should lead to an opinion or conclusion.
  7. An individual may only perform once in a single competitive category.
  8. Participants must be within the age range as of January 1, 2019.
  9. Any segment with only one entry will be cancelled. The participant can opt to compete in a higher age category if possible.
  10. If there are too many entries in any category NEMA reserves the right to conduct a semi-final round.
  11. Mobile devices are not to be used to refer for the points on the topic given.
  12. Judges decisions are final. Participants are not to contact the judges to get the feedback on the performances.
  13. NEMA reserves the right to request proof of age, to verify the age of the participant if needed.

 

Judging

The scoring is as follows:

Speech development  20 pts
Effectiveness  20 pts
Physical presentation                     20 pts
 Speech delivery  20 pts
Language  20 pts

 

 Definitions of Judging Format

  1. SPEECH DEVELOPMENT is the way the speaker puts ideas together so the audience can understand them. The  response is structured around a purpose, and this structure must include an opening, body and conclusion. The response is supported by relevant examples and illustrations, facts and figures if appropriate, and is delivered smoothly.
  2. EFFECTIVENESS is your subjective judgment of how the response comes across. Were you able to determine the speaker's purpose? Did the speech relate directly to the given question or topic? Was his/her response clearly and logically presented?
  3. PHYSICAL presentation of the response carries part of the responsibility for effective communication.  The speaker's appearance should reinforce his or her response. Body language should support points through gestures, expressions and body positioning.
  4. SPEECH DELIVERY should be flexible, moving from one pitch level to another for emphasis, and should have a variety of rare and volume. A good voice can be clearly heard and the words easily understood.
  5. LANGUAGE refers to the choice of words that relate to the response. Language should promote clear understanding of thoughts and should fit the occasion precisely. Proper use of grammar and correct pronunciation will show that the speaker is the master of the words being used.

 Penalty

If the participant is not ready to perform when his/her number is called, a penalty of 5 points will be applied to the score.

Prizes

The winners are chosen as follows:

  1. If only one participant is registered for a category, no competition will be held and they can choose to compete in a higher age category.
  2. For a category with two or more participants, a first place winner is declared.
  3. For a category with three or more participants, a first place and second place winners are declared.
  4. For a category with four or more participants, a first place, second place and third place winners are declared.
    **Judges decision is final**

Participant Certificates will be awarded to all participants on the day of the event.

Trophies/Medals and winner certificates will be awarded to all winners on the day of the event 

Questions and concerns:  drishya@nemausa.org

 

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Malayalam Elocution Competition Classifications and Rules

 

Categories

  • Youth  (14 to 17 years)
  • Junior (11 years to 13 years)
  • Sub-Junior (8 years to 10 years)
  • Kinder (5 years to 7 years)

 Performance Time

  1. For Youth(14 to 17 years) category, the speech must be under 3 minutes
  2. For junior,sub-junior and kinder categories, the speech must be under 2 minutes
  3. Time will begin with the contestant's first definite verbal or non-verbal communication with the audience. This usually will be the first word uttered by the contestant, but would include any other communication such as sound effects.
  4. A buzzer will sound at the time limit for each category and a contestant who continues to speak more than 15 seconds after that will be disqualified from the competition.

Rules

  1. Speech must be conducted in the language prescribed for that event ( English or Malayalam).
  2. For English Elocution,all the contestants in a category will be called to the back room and the topic will be given 30 minutes before the segment is set to start to all at the same time.
  3. For English Elocution, for age category 5 to 7, topic will be given one week before the competition date.
  4. For Malayalam Elocution, a topic will be sent to participants one week before the event date.
  5. All contestants in one category shall receive a topic, which shall be of a general nature, and shall talk for the time specified.
  6. The topic shall not require a detailed knowledge but should lead to an opinion or conclusion.
  7. An individual may only perform once in a single competitive category.
  8. Participants must be within the age range as of January 1, 2019.
  9. Any segment with only one entry will be cancelled. The participant can opt to compete in a higher age category if possible.
  10. If there are too many entries in any category NEMA reserves the right to conduct a semi-final round.
  11. Mobile devices are not to be used to refer for the points on the topic given.
  12. Judges decisions are final. Participants are not to contact the judges to get the feedback on the performances.
  13. NEMA reserves the right to request proof of age, to verify the age of the participant if needed.

 

Judging

The scoring is as follows:

Speech development  20 pts
Effectiveness  20 pts
Physical presentation                     20 pts
 Speech delivery  20 pts
Language  20 pts

 

 Definitions of Judging Format

  1. SPEECH DEVELOPMENT is the way the speaker puts ideas together so the audience can understand them. The  response is structured around a purpose, and this structure must include an opening, body and conclusion. The response is supported by relevant examples and illustrations, facts and figures if appropriate, and is delivered smoothly.
  2. EFFECTIVENESS is your subjective judgment of how the response comes across. Were you able to determine the speaker's purpose? Did the speech relate directly to the given question or topic? Was his/her response clearly and logically presented?
  3. PHYSICAL presentation of the response carries part of the responsibility for effective communication.  The speaker's appearance should reinforce his or her response. Body language should support points through gestures, expressions and body positioning.
  4. SPEECH DELIVERY should be flexible, moving from one pitch level to another for emphasis, and should have a variety of rare and volume. A good voice can be clearly heard and the words easily understood.
  5. LANGUAGE refers to the choice of words that relate to the response. Language should promote clear understanding of thoughts and should fit the occasion precisely. Proper use of grammar and correct pronunciation will show that the speaker is the master of the words being used.

 Penalty

If the participant is not ready to perform when his/her number is called, a penalty of 5 points will be applied to the score.

Prizes

The winners are chosen as follows:

  1. If only one participant is registered for a category, no competition will be held and they can choose to compete in a higher age category.
  2. For a category with two or more participants, a first place winner is declared.
  3. For a category with three or more participants, a first place and second place winners are declared.
  4. For a category with four or more participants, a first place, second place and third place winners are declared.
    **Judges decision is final**

Participant Certificates will be awarded to all participants on the day of the event.

Trophies/Medals and winner certificates will be awarded to all winners on the day of the event 

Questions and concerns:  drishya@nemausa.org

 

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Mono act Competition Classifications and Rules

 

Categories(Mono Act)

  • Youth  (14 to 17 years)
  • Junior (11 years to 13 years)
  • Sub-Junior (8 years to 10 years)
  • Kinder (5 years to 7 years)

 

Performance Time

For all categories, the  act must be under 2 minutes

 Rules

  1. The act should be in English or Malayalam language.
  2. No Vulgarity, political comments  and  religious remarks will be entertained.
  3. Participants can use simple props (which does not need setup time or external help)  and costume to enhance the act.
  4. The performance should be a solo act which means no assistance from external parties will be allowed during the 2 minute performance.
  5. There is no restriction to the theme. It can be comic or serious in nature.
  6. NEMA will provide 2 microphones for the act.
  7. All subject matter must be appropriate for an all-ages audience.
  8. Contestants are not allowed to play any audio/video accompaniment for the performance.
  9. A buzzer will sound at the time limit  and a contestant who continues the act more than 15 seconds after that will be disqualified from the competition.
  10. Participants should  memorize the act.
  11. Participants must be within the age range as of January 1, 2019.
  12. NEMA reserves the right to request proof of age, to verify the age of the participant if needed.

 

Judging

The scoring is as follows:

Acting 40 pts
Dialog Delivery 30 pts
Creativity 20 pts
Presentation 10 pts

 Definitions of Judging Format

  1. Acting
    1. Body Language
    2. Expressions
    3. Difficulty Level
    4. Use of space
  2. Dialog Delivery
    1. Effective Delivery
    2. Diction
    3. Projection
    4. Clarity
    5. Comprehensibility
  3. Creativity
    1. Uniqueness
    2. Theme
  4. Presentation
    1. Audience Engagement
    2. Costume
    3. Props

Penalty

If the participant is not ready to perform when his/her number is called, a penalty of 5 points  will be applied to  the score.

Prizes

The winners are chosen as follows:

  1. If only one participant is registered for a category, no competition will be held and they can choose to compete in a higher age category.
  2. For a category with two or more participants, a first place winner is declared.
  3. For a category with three or more participants, a first place and second place winners are declared.
  4. For a category with four or more participants, a first place, second place and third place winners are declared.

**Judges decision is  final**

Participant Certificates will be awarded to all participants on the day of the event.

Trophies/Medals and winner certificates will be awarded to all winners on the day of the event

Questions and concerns:  drishya@nemausa.org

 

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Classical Singing Competition Classifications and Rules


Categories (Solo Classical
)

  • Adult  (18 years or older)
  • Youth  (14 to 17 years)
  • Junior (11 years to 13 years)
  • Sub-Junior (8 years to 10 years)
  • Kinder (5 years to 7 years)

 

Performance Time

The performance must be between 4 to 8 minutes in all categories. This could be either Carnatic or Hindustani classical.

 

Rules

  1. An individual may only perform once in a single competitive category.
  2. A shruti box or rhythm box ( an app for the same purpose)  should be used for classical segment. Participant should be solely responsible for operating it. Outside support once the performance started will disqualify the item.
  3. No instruments other than shruthi box/app is to be used.
  4.  Participants must be within the age range as of January 1, 2019.
  5. Any segment with no more than one entry will be cancelled. The participant can opt to compete in a higher age category if possible.
  6. If there are too many entries in any category NEMA reserves the right to conduct a semi-final round.
  7. NEMA reserves the right to request proof of age, to verify the age of the participant if needed.
  8. The participant should be singing minimum of kriti.
  9. No prompting/coaching is allowed from the audience to the participant. The participant will be promptly disqualified if it comes to notice.
  10.  Participants will not be allowed to carry or use written lyrics or any supporting devices that would assist him/her perform better on stage. Violating this could result in disqualification.
  11. Participants are allowed only the introduction of the song, nothing else. Violating this could result in disqualification.
  12. A buzzer will sound at the time limit and a contestant who continues the song more than 15 seconds after that will be disqualified from the competition.
  13. NEMA won't be providing any instrumental support for the singers.
  14. Judges decisions are final. Participants are not to contact the judges to get the feedback on the performances.

Judging

The scoring is as follows:

  Keeping the Pitch (Sruthi) 30 pts
 Singing with rhythm 30 pts
 Gamakas/Sangathis/Bikraas 10 pts
 Presentation 30 pts

 

Definitions of Judging Format

  1. Keeping the Pitch (Sruthi)(30% of total score)
    1. Points given based on ability to maintain correct pitch (sruthi)
  2. Singing with rhythm (30% of Total Score)
    1. Points given based on the Participant's ability to maintain rhythm throughout the song.
  3. Presentation (30% of Total Score)
    1. Pronunciation of words (Diction)
    2. Quality of improvisation(aalapan)
    3. Recovery from mistakes
    4. Projection to audience; feeling/look of enjoyment
    5. Total stage presence
  4. Gamakas/ Sangathis/Bikraas   (10% of total score)                 

Penalty

If the participant is not ready to perform when his/her number is called, a penalty of 5 points will be applied to the cumulative score.

Prizes

The winners are chosen as follows:

  1. If only one participant is registered for a category, no competition will be held and they can choose to compete in a higher age category.
  2. For a category with two or more participants, a first place winner is declared.
  3. For a category with three or more participants, a first place and second place winners are declared.
  4. For a category with four or more participants, a first place, second place and third place winners are declared.

**Judges decisions are final**

Participant Certificates will be awarded to all participants on the day of the event.

Trophies/Medals and winner certificates will be awarded to all winners on the day of the event

Questions and concerns:  drishya@nemausa.org

  

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Group Classical Singing Competition Classifications and Rules

 

Categories (Group Classical)

  • Adult  (18 years or older)
  • Youth  (14 to 17 years)
  • Junior (11 years to 13 years)
  • Sub-Junior (8 years to 10 years)
  • Kinder (5 years to 7 years)

 

Performance Time

The performance must be between 4 to 8 minutes in all categories. This could be either Carnatic or Hindustani classical.

 

Rules

  1. A group should consists of a minimum of 4 and maximum of 8 participants.
  2. A shruti box or rhythm box ( an app for the same purpose)  should be used for classical segment. Participant should be solely responsible for operating it. Outside support once the performance started will disqualify the item.
  3. No instruments other than shruthi box/app is to be used.
  4.  Participants must be within the age range as of January 1, 2019. For a group with mixed age participants, the group has to compete in the segment based on the highest aged participant.
  5. Any segment with no more than one entry will be cancelled. The group can opt to compete in a higher age category if possible.
  6. If there are too many entries in any category NEMA reserves the right to conduct a semi-final round.
  7. NEMA reserves the right to request proof of age, to verify the age of the participant if needed.
  8. The group should be singing minimum of kriti.
  9. No prompting/coaching is allowed from the audience to the participant. The participant will be promptly disqualified if it comes to notice.
  10.  Participants will not be allowed to carry or use written lyrics or any supporting devices that would assist him/her perform better on stage. Violating this could result in disqualification.
  11. Participants are allowed only the introduction of the song, nothing else. Violating this could result in disqualification.
  12. A buzzer will sound at the time limit and a contestant who continues the song more than 15 seconds after that will be disqualified from the competition.
  13. NEMA won't be providing any instrumental support for the singers.
  14. Judges decisions are final. Participants are not to contact the judges to get the feedback on the performances.

Note: Additions to teams cannot be made once registration closes for the competition.

Judging

The scoring is as follows:

  Keeping the Pitch (Sruthi) 30 pts
 Singing with rhythm 30 pts
 Gamakas/Sangathis/Bikraas 10 pts
 Presentation 30 pts

 

Definitions of Judging Format

  1. Keeping the Pitch (Sruthi)(30% of total score)
    1. Points given based on ability to maintain correct pitch (sruthi)
  2. Singing with rhythm (30% of Total Score)
    1. Points given based on the Participant's ability to maintain rhythm throughout the song.
  3. Presentation (30% of Total Score)
    1. Pronunciation of words (Diction)
    2. Quality of improvisation(aalapan)
    3. Recovery from mistakes
    4. Projection to audience; feeling/look of enjoyment
    5. Total stage presence
  4. Gamakas/ Sangathis/Bikraas   (10% of total score)                 

Penalty

If the participant is not ready to perform when his/her number is called, a penalty of 5 points will be applied to the cumulative score.

Prizes

The winners are chosen as follows:

  1. If only one participant is registered for a category, no competition will be held and they can choose to compete in a higher age category.
  2. For a category with two or more participants, a first place winner is declared.
  3. For a category with three or more participants, a first place and second place winners are declared.
  4. For a category with four or more participants, a first place, second place and third place winners are declared.

**Judges decisions are final**

Participant Certificates will be awarded to all participants on the day of the event.

Trophies/Medals and winner certificates will be awarded to all winners on the day of the event

Questions and concerns:  drishya@nemausa.org

  

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Non-Classical Singing Competition Classifications and Rules

 

Categories(Solo Non Classical)

Indian Non-classical (light, folk, filmy, album, semi-classical, fusion song of any Indian language)

  • Adult  (18 years or older)
  • Youth  (14 to 17 years)
  • Junior (11 years to 13 years)
  • Sub-Junior (8 years to 10 years)
  • Kinder (5 years to 7 years)

Western Non-classical (English or any western language songs)

  • Adult  (18 years or older)
  • Youth  (14 to 17 years)
  • Junior (11 years to 13 years)
  • Sub-Junior (8 years to 10 years)
  • Kinder (5 years to 7 years)

Performance Time

  1. Indian Non-classical: The performance must be between 3 to 6 minutes in all categories.
  2. Western Non-classical: The performance must be between 2.5  to 5 minutes in all categories.

Rules

  1. An individual may only perform once in a single competitive category.
  2. Karaoke should be used in the non-classical category.
  3. Complete karaoke track in the form of MP3 file mandatory to qualify for participation
  4. Competition is purely vocal and performance shall not accompanied by an instrument to compliment their singing.
  5.  Participants must be within the age range as of January 1, 2019.
  6. Any segment with only one entry will be cancelled. The participant can opt to compete in a higher age category if possible.
  7. If there are too many entries in any category NEMA reserves the right to conduct a semi-final round.
  8. NEMA reserves the right to request proof of age, to verify the age of the participant if needed.
  9. No prompting/coaching is allowed from the audience to the participant. The participant will be promptly disqualified if it comes to notice.
  10. Participants will not be allowed to carry or use written lyrics or any supporting devices that would assist him/her perform better on stage. Violating this could result in disqualification.
  11. Participants are allowed only the introduction of the song, nothing else. Violating this could result in disqualification.
  12. The song should be sent to drishya@nemausa.org in mp3 format when requested. This will be strictly enforced and failing to do so will disqualify the item
  13. NEMA won't be providing any instrumental support for the singers
  14. Any karaoke exceeding the maximum allotted time will be shortened to the maximum time.
  15. Judges decisions are final. Participants are not to contact the judges to get the feedback on the performances.

Judging

The scoring is as follows:

    Keeping the Pitch (Sruthi) 35 pts
   Singing with rhythm 35 pts
    Presentation 30 pts

 

 Definitions of Judging Format

  1. Keeping the Pitch (Sruthi) (35% of total score)
    1. Points given based on ability to maintain correct pitch (sruthi) through out the song
  2. Singing with rhythm (35% of Total Score)
    1. Points given based on the Participant's ability to maintain rhythm throughout the song.
  3. Presentation (30% of Total Score)
    1. Pronunciation of words (Diction)
    2. Recovery from mistakes
    3. Projection to audience; feeling/look of enjoyment
    4. Total stage presence

 Penalty

If the participant is not ready to perform when his/her number is called, a penalty of  5 points will be applied to the  score

Prizes

The winners are chosen as follows:

  1. If only one participant is registered for a category, no competition will be held and they can choose to compete in a higher age category.
  2. For a category with two or more participants, a first place winner is declared.
  3. For a category with three or more participants, a first place and second place winners are declared.
  4. For a category with four or more participants, a first place, second place and third place winners are declared.

Participant Certificates will be awarded to all participants on the day of the event.

Trophies/Medals and winner certificates will be awarded to all winners on the day of the event

Questions and concerns:  drishya@nemausa.org

  

 

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Non-Classical Singing Competition Classifications and Rules

 

Categories(Solo Non Classical)

Indian Non-classical (light, folk, filmy, album, semi-classical, fusion song of any Indian language)

  • Adult  (18 years or older)
  • Youth  (14 to 17 years)
  • Junior (11 years to 13 years)
  • Sub-Junior (8 years to 10 years)
  • Kinder (5 years to 7 years)

Western Non-classical (English or any western language songs)

  • Adult  (18 years or older)
  • Youth  (14 to 17 years)
  • Junior (11 years to 13 years)
  • Sub-Junior (8 years to 10 years)
  • Kinder (5 years to 7 years)

Performance Time

  1. Indian Non-classical: The performance must be between 3 to 6 minutes in all categories.
  2. Western Non-classical: The performance must be between 2.5  to 5 minutes in all categories.

Rules

  1. An individual may only perform once in a single competitive category.
  2. Karaoke should be used in the non-classical category.
  3. Complete karaoke track in the form of MP3 file mandatory to qualify for participation
  4. Competition is purely vocal and performance shall not accompanied by an instrument to compliment their singing.
  5.  Participants must be within the age range as of January 1, 2019.
  6. Any segment with only one entry will be cancelled. The participant can opt to compete in a higher age category if possible.
  7. If there are too many entries in any category NEMA reserves the right to conduct a semi-final round.
  8. NEMA reserves the right to request proof of age, to verify the age of the participant if needed.
  9. No prompting/coaching is allowed from the audience to the participant. The participant will be promptly disqualified if it comes to notice.
  10. Participants will not be allowed to carry or use written lyrics or any supporting devices that would assist him/her perform better on stage. Violating this could result in disqualification.
  11. Participants are allowed only the introduction of the song, nothing else. Violating this could result in disqualification.
  12. The song should be sent to drishya@nemausa.org in mp3 format when requested. This will be strictly enforced and failing to do so will disqualify the item
  13. NEMA won't be providing any instrumental support for the singers
  14. Any karaoke exceeding the maximum allotted time will be shortened to the maximum time.
  15. Judges decisions are final. Participants are not to contact the judges to get the feedback on the performances.

Judging

The scoring is as follows:

    Keeping the Pitch (Sruthi) 35 pts
   Singing with rhythm 35 pts
    Presentation 30 pts

 

 Definitions of Judging Format

  1. Keeping the Pitch (Sruthi) (35% of total score)
    1. Points given based on ability to maintain correct pitch (sruthi) through out the song
  2. Singing with rhythm (35% of Total Score)
    1. Points given based on the Participant's ability to maintain rhythm throughout the song.
  3. Presentation (30% of Total Score)
    1. Pronunciation of words (Diction)
    2. Recovery from mistakes
    3. Projection to audience; feeling/look of enjoyment
    4. Total stage presence

 Penalty

If the participant is not ready to perform when his/her number is called, a penalty of  5 points will be applied to the  score

Prizes

The winners are chosen as follows:

  1. If only one participant is registered for a category, no competition will be held and they can choose to compete in a higher age category.
  2. For a category with two or more participants, a first place winner is declared.
  3. For a category with three or more participants, a first place and second place winners are declared.
  4. For a category with four or more participants, a first place, second place and third place winners are declared.

Participant Certificates will be awarded to all participants on the day of the event.

Trophies/Medals and winner certificates will be awarded to all winners on the day of the event

Questions and concerns:  drishya@nemausa.org

  

 

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Solo classical Dance Competition Classifications and Rules


Categories(Solo Classical Dance)

  • Adult  (18 years or older)
  • Youth  (14 to 17 years)
  • Junior (11 years to 13 years)
  • Sub-Junior (8 years to 10 years)

 

Performance Time

  1. The performance must be between 5 to 8 minutes for adult, youth and junior categories.
  2. The performance must be between 3 to 5 minutes for Sub-Junior category.
  3. The performance can be in any Indian classical dance genre (bharatanatyam, kuchipudi, mohiniyattom, odisi etc)

  

Rules

  1. An individual may only perform once in a single competitive category.
  2. Individuals may perform in a classical and non-classical group and solo competitive category.
  3.  Not anywhere in the audio of the song or announcement, the names of the participant or choreographer should be mentioned.
  4. Participants must be within the age range as of January 1, 2019.
  5. Any segment with no more than one entry will be cancelled. The participant can opt to compete in a higher age category if possible.
  6. If there are too many entries in any category NEMA reserves the right to conduct a semi-final round.
  7. NEMA reserves the right to request proof of age, to verify the age of the participant if needed.
  8. No prompting/coaching from outside of the stage is allowed. The item will be immediately disqualified if it comes to notice.
  9. The song should be sent to drishya@nemausa.org in mp3 format when requested. This will be strictly enforced and failing to do so will disqualify the item.
  10. Any song exceeding the maximum allotted time will be shortened to the maximum time.
  11. No alta is allowed in the auditorium or green room premises. Please apply if needed from home. 
  12. Judges decisions are final. Participants are not to contact the judges to get the feedback on the performances.

 

  Judging

The scoring is as follows:

   Performance 60 points
   Presentation 25 points
   Costume/makeup 15 points

 

Definitions of Judging Format

  1. Performance (60 % of total score): Detailed judging format of performance below:
    1. Anga Shudham (Movement Quality - Leg positions, Hand positions, Hand gestures, Upper body positions, Flexibility and postures) - 20
    2. Saatvika Abhinaya (The quality of expressions of nine sentiments, Usage of face and body to express sentiments and moods) - 20
    3.  Angika Abhinaya (Variations of dance steps exploring variety of movements covering all aspects of major limbs, Grace in the movement) - 20
  2. Costume/Makeup (15 % of total score): Detailed judging format of Costume/Makeup below:
    1. Appropriateness to dance style- 5
    2. Accessories/ jewelry- 5
    3. Makeup and head-dressing- 5
  3. Presentation (25 % of total score): Detailed judging format of presentation below:
    1. Vaachika - Musical quality of the song (5)
    2. Kaalapramanam - Proportions of Timing, Accuracy of the rhythms in the dance, Presenting different rhythm variations, Complexities - Depth of rhythmical phrases (10)
    3. Complexity, Entry and Exit, Stage coverage and presence - (10)

 Penalty

If the participant is not ready to perform when his/her number is called, a penalty of 5 points will be applied to  score

Prizes

The winners are chosen as follows:

  1. If only one participant is registered for a category, no competition will be held and they can choose to compete in a higher age category.
  2. For a category with two or more participants, a first place winner is declared.
  3. For a category with three or more participants, a first place and second place winners are declared.
  4. For a category with four or more participants, a first place, second place and third place winners are declared.

**Judges decisions are final**

Participant Certificates will be awarded to all participants on the day of the event.

Trophies/Medals and winner certificates will be awarded to all winners on the day of the event

Questions and concerns:  drishya@nemausa.org

 

 

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Group Classical Dance Competition Classifications and Rules


Categories(Group Classical Dance)

  • Adult  (18 years or older)
  • Youth  (14 to 17 years)
  • Junior (11 years to 13 years)
  • Sub-Junior (8 years to 10 years)

 

Classification

A group with a mixed age of contestants that prevent them from falling into a particular category will be placed in the category of the highest aged participant in the group.  

 

Performance Time

  1. The performance must be between 5 to 8 minutes for adult, youth and junior categories.
  2. The performance must be between 3 to 5 minutes for Sub-Junior category
  3. The performance can be in any Indian classical dance genre (bharatanatyam, kuchipudi, mohiniyattom, odisi etc.)

 

Rules

  1. An individual may only perform once in this category. The entries will be disqualified if one individual is found to be participating in more than one entry of classical group dance across any age groups.
  2. Individuals may perform in one classical group and one non-classical group and one solo competitive entry.
  3. Groups should be comprised of 4 members or more.
  4. Not anywhere in the audio of the song or announcement, the names of the participants or choreographer should be mentioned.
  5. Participants must be within the age range as of January 1, 2019.
  6. Any segment with no more than one entry will be cancelled. The participants can opt to compete in a higher age category if possible.
  7. If there are too many entries in any category NEMA reserves the right to conduct a semi-final round.
  8. NEMA reserves the right to request proof of age, to verify the age of the participant if needed.
  9. No prompting/coaching from outside of the stage is allowed. The item will be immediately disqualified if it comes to notice.
  10. The song should be sent to drishya@nemausa.org in mp3 format when requested. This will be strictly enforced and failing to do so will disqualify the item.
  11. No confetti, smoke machines, fire and water should be used on stage as part of performance
  12. Only battery operated lights can be used to enhance the props and performance.
  13. It is the sole responsibility of the team leader/choreographer to make sure that all participants in his/her team are aware and abide by the rules. If any participant is found violating the rules, the whole team that he/she belongs to, will be penalized.
  14. Any song exceeding the maximum allotted time will be shortened to the maximum time.
  15. No alta is allowed in the auditorium or green room premises. Please apply if needed from home. 
  16. Judges decisions are final. Participants are not to contact the judges to get the feedback on the performances.

Note: Additions to teams cannot be made once registration closes for the competition.

Judging

The scoring is as follows:

  Performance 45 points
 Choreography 20 points
   Presentation 20 points
   Costume/makeup 15 points

 

Definitions of Judging Format:

  1. Performance (45 % of total score): Detailed judging format of performance below.
    1.  Anga Shudham (Movement Quality - Leg positions, Hand positions, Hand gestures, Upper body positions, Flexibility) - 15
    2. Saatvika Abhinaya (The quality of expressions of nine sentiments, Usage of face and body to express sentiments and moods) - 15
    3. Angika Abhinaya (Variations of dance steps exploring variety of movements covering all aspects of major limbs, Grace in the movement) - 15
  2. Costume/Makeup: (15 % of total score) . Detailed judging format of Costume/Makeup below.
    1.  Appropriateness to dance style - 5
    2. Accessories/ jewelry - 5
    3. Makeup and head-dressing- 5
  3. Presentation: (20 % of total score) Detailed judging format of presentation below.
    1. Vaachika - Musical quality of the song (5)
    2. Kaalapramanam - Proportions of Timing, Accuracy of the rhythms in the   dance, Presenting different rhythm variations, Complexities - Depth of rhythmical phrases ( 10)
    3. Complexity, Entry and Exit, Stage coverage and presence - (5)
  4. Choreography: (20% of total score) Detailed judging format of presentation below:
    1. Coordination and synchronization between participants- 10
    2. Group direction: Well-rehearsed; disciplined- 5
    3. Orientation/Staging/Balance (equal or near-equal age/ability of the dancers)- 5

Penalty

If the participant is not ready to perform when his/her number is called, a penalty of 5 points  will be applied to  the  score

 

Prizes

The winners are chosen as follows:

  1. If only one participant is registered for a category, no competition will be held and they can choose to compete in a higher age category.
  2. For a category with two or more participants, a first place winner is declared.
  3. For a category with three or more participants, a first place and second place winners are declared.
  4. For a category with four or more participants, a first place, second place and third place winners are declared.
    **Judges decisions are final**

Participant Certificates will be awarded to all participants on the day of the event.

Trophies/Medals and winner certificates will be awarded to all winners on the day of the event

Questions and concerns:  drishya@nemausa.org

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Group Non-Classical Dance Competition Classifications and Rules

 

A group performance should have at least 4 participants.

Categories(Group Non-Classical Dance)

  • Adult  (18 years or older)
  • Youth  (14 to 17 years)
  • Junior (11 years to 13 years)
  • Sub-Junior (8 years to 10 years)
  • Kinder (5 years to 7 years)

 

Classification

A group with a mixed age of contestants that prevent them from falling into a particular category will be placed in the category of the highest aged participant in the group.  

 

Performance Time

The performance must be between 3 to 5 minutes for all categories

The performance can be in any non-classical genre (folk, cinematic, fusion etc.)

 

Rules

  1. An individual may only perform once in this category. The entries will be disqualified if one individual is found to be participating in more than one entry of non- classical group dance across any age groups.
  2.  Individuals may perform in one classical group and one non-classical group and one solo competitive entry.
  3. Groups should be comprised of 4 members or more.
  4. Not anywhere in the audio of the song or announcement, the names of the participants or choreographer should be mentioned.
  5. Participants must be within the age range as of January 1, 2019.
  6. Any segment with no more than one entry will be cancelled. The participants can opt to compete in a higher age category if possible.
  7. If there are too many entries in any category NEMA reserves the right to conduct a semi-final round.
  8. NEMA reserves the right to request proof of age, to verify the age of the participant if needed.
  9. No prompting/coaching from outside of the stage is allowed. The item will be immediately disqualified if it comes to notice.
  10. The song should be sent to drishya@nemausa.org in mp3 format when requested. This will be strictly enforced and failing to do so will disqualify the item.
  11. It is the sole responsibility of the team leader/choreographer to make sure that all participants in his/her team are aware and abide by the rules. If any participant is found violating the rules, the whole team that he/she belongs to, will be penalized.
  12. Any song exceeding the maximum allowed time will be shortened to the maximum time.
  13. No confetti, smoke machines, fire and water should be used on stage as part of performance
  14. Only battery operated lights can be used to enhance the props and performance.
  15. No alta is allowed in the auditorium or green room premises. Please apply if needed from home. 
  16. Judges decisions are final. Participants are not to contact the judges to get the feedback on the performances.
  17. Appropriate Usage of Props : As a guidance to the usage of props,  please note that props that are effectively used as part of the dance only will gain points. Ambiance creating or decorative props will not be counted towards judging.

Note: Additions to teams cannot be made once registration closes for the competition.

Judging

The scoring is as follows:

  Choreography 30 points
   Coordination/Synchronization 15 points
   Performance 40 points
   Costume/makeup 15 points

 

Definitions of Judging Format

  1. Choreography - (30 % of total score)
    1. Complexity of steps, uniqueness of sequence for the item chosen etc..
  2. Coordination/ Synchronization : (15 % of total score)
    1. Orientation/Staging
    2. Group direction: Well-rehearsed; disciplined
    3. Coordination and synchronization between dancers
    4. Balance (equal or near-equal age/ability of the dancers)
  3. Performance - (40 % of total score)
    1. Stage coverage/Orientation
    2. Precision to the music beats
    3. Synergy between music, dance and dancers
    4. Recovery from mistakes
    5. Expression, Grace, Energy, Presence
    6. Appropriate use of props : As a guidance to the usage of props,  please note that props that are effectively used as part of the dance only will gain points. Ambiance creating or decorative props will not be counted towards judging.
  4. Costume, accessories, makeup - (15 % of total score)
    1. Appropriateness to dance style
    2. Accessories/jewelry
    3. Makeup and head-dressing

 

Penalty

If the participant is not ready to perform when his/her number is called, a penalty of 5 points will be subtracted from the score.

Prizes

The winners are chosen as follows:

  1. If only one participant is registered for a category, no competition will be held and they can choose to compete in a higher age category.
  2. For a category with two or more participants, a first place winner is declared.
  3. For a category with three or more participants, a first place and second place winners are declared.
  4. For a category with four or more participants, a first place, second place and third place winners are declared.


**Judges decision is  final**

Participant Certificates will be awarded to all participants on the day of the event.

Trophies/Medals and winner certificates will be awarded to all winners on the day of the event

Questions and concerns:  drishya@nemausa.org

 

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English Elocution

5-7 (KINDER)

First Prize : Krupa Annie Vinubij

Second Prize : Tanay Kanthi

Third Prize : Janani Arunachalam

Special Mention : Dhruv Teja Nannapaneni

8-10 (SUB-JUNIOR)

First Prize : Joshua Shanty

Second Prize : Nandana Nishanth

Third Prize : Varsha Aravind & Alex Vinu Kuriakose

Special Mention : Kavin Mithuna Vijayakumar

11-13 (JUNIOR)

First Prize : Gauri Valiyodiyil

Second Prize : Meera nair

Third Prize : Pristine Cyril

Special Mentions:

Sivapriya Marimuthu

Anushka Thomas

14-17 (YOUTH)

First Prize : Sanjana Pulaparthi

Second Prize : Miriam Alex

Third Prize : Adhithri Rajaragupathi

Special Mention : Anirudh Manoj


 Malayalam Elocution

5-7 (KINDER)

First Prize : Rooha Shanty

Second Prize : Sonakshi Pillai

Third Prize : Manomi Nair

8-10 (SUB-JUNIOR)

First Prize : Shamini Biju

Second Prize : Edwin Eldo

Third Prize : Joshua Shanty

11-13 (JUNIOR)

First Prize : Iris Eldo

Second Prize : Lena Shanty

14-17 (YOUTH)

First Prize : Anju Cheriyale

 Mono Act

8-10 (SUB-JUNIOR)

First Prize : Varsha Aravind

Second Prize : Ishaanvi Nambiar

Third Prize : Daivik Pillai


Short Story Writing

5-7 (KINDER)

First Prize : Sonakshi Pillai

Second Prize : Janani Arunachalam

Third Prize : AryavPreejith

8-10 (SUB-JUNIOR)

First Prize : Nandana Nishanth

Second Prize : Tanya Thomas & Avni Gauri Nagarj

Third Prize : Rebecca Martha John & HarshithaSrikumar

Special Mention : Varsha Aravind

11-13 (JUNIOR)

First Prize : Shalini Biju

Second Prize : Jonathan Joseph

Third Prize : HridyaEipe

Special Mentions:

Tanya Dayan

Shreeya Menon

14-17 (YOUTH)

First Prize : Neha Joby

Second Prize : AdhithriRajaragupathi

Third Prize : Alakananda Krishnan


Essay Writing

5-7 (KINDER)

First Prize : AryavPreejith

Second Prize : Sonakshi Pillai

Third Prize : Shivani Suraj

8-10 (SUB-JUNIOR)

First Prize : Nandana Nishanth

Second Prize : Sanya Maryam

Third Prize : Teresa Mathew

Special Mentions:

Shamini Biju

RoshiniPuvanaraj

11-13 (JUNIOR)

First Prize : SivapriyaMarimuthu

Second Prize : Shalini Biju & HridyaEipe

Third Prize : Smrithi Menon

Special Mentions:

Roseanne Shiju

Tara Kurup

14-17 (YOUTH)

First Prize : Sanjana Pulaparthi

Second Prize : Anna Mathew

Third Prize : Miriam Alex & Anju Cheriyale

Special Mention : Alakananda Krishnan


Poetry Writing

5-7 (KINDER)

First Prize : Sonakshi Pillai

Second Prize : Devina Dinu & Aditi Menon

8-10 (SUB-JUNIOR)

First Prize : Shamini Biju

Second Prize : Rebecca Martha John

Third Prize : Nandana Nishanth

Special Mentions:

NandhiniArunachaam

Avni Nair

11-13 (JUNIOR)

First Prize : Shalini Biju

Second Prize : Smrithi Menon

Third Prize : ZaharaNicole Verma

Special Mentions:

Shreeya Menon

Madhav Nair

HridyaEipe

SivapriyaMarimuthu

14-17 (YOUTH)

First Prize : Miriam Alex

Second Prize : Anna Mathew

Third Prize : Sanjana Pulaparthi


Drawing / Painting

5-7 (KINDER)

First Prize : Janani Arunachalam

Second Prize : Sonakshi Pillai & TanayKanthi

Third Prize : AryavPreejith

Special Mentions:

Maryam Kannachankudy

Dhruv TejaNannapaneni

Ananya Menon

Aditi Menon

Diya Gopakumar

8-10 (SUB-JUNIOR)

First Prize : Arpita Thomas

Second Prize : Vismay Prasad & Adithya Mattangote & Teresa Mathew

Third Prize : Parthiv Sreekesh & Meenakshi Dwaraka

Special Mentions:

Vaishnavi R Pillai

Daivik Pillai

Nandana Nishanth

KhyathiNannapaneni

11-13 (JUNIOR)

First Prize : Shalini Biju

Second Prize : GauriValiyodiyil

Third Prize : Ganga Anil

Special Mentions:

Nandita Lajeesh

Pallavi Nair

Sanjana Pillai

Smriti Menon

Madhav Nair

Tara Kurup

SreekrupaSatyavageeswaran

Manasa Praveen

Josephine Mathew

Swathi Kannan>

14-17 (YOUTH)

First Prize : Sriram Krishnamoorthy

Second Prize : Joshika Selvaraj

18+ (ADULT)

First Prize : LajeeshCheriyamadathil


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Solo Classical Singing

5-7 (KINDER)

First Prize : Vibhashini Vidyaprakash

Second Prize : Soureesh Dharani

Third Prize : Yashwanth Kumaresan

8-10 (SUB-JUNIOR)

First Prize : Aaradhya Sivakumar & Janani Sriram

Second Prize : Sahasra Ramabhotla & Shreya Gopinath

Third Prize : Amal Balachundhar

11-13 (JUNIOR)

First Prize : Medha Jeyendran

Second Prize : Akshayram Sivakumar

Third Prize : Harshini Magesh

 Specail Mentions:

Hridya Eipe

Sachit Kurup

Srikar Dontula

Vyshnavi Vedala

14-17 (YOUTH) 

First Prize : Saniha Kumar

Second Prize : Andrea Mechery

Third Prize : Gayatri Ankola

Special Mentions:

Aniketh Chilukuri

Saadhvi Raghav


 ​Group Classical Singing

11-13 (JUNIOR)

​First Prize : Metro West Classical Nightingales - Sanjana Venkateshwaran ,Samyukta Venkateshwaran ,Anika Sivasankar ,Surabhi Sinhaa

Second Prize : Vanambadikal - Hridya Eipe ,Smrithi Menon ,Gopika Nair ,Sachit Kurup ,Narayan Sajeev ,Meera Nair ,Madhav Nair ,Ankitha Shaji

Third Prize : Gaana Vinodham - Srikar Dontula ,Nishaa Babu ,Anvitha Kura ,Nishta Kumar ,Rithika Sunchu

14-17 (YOUTH)

​First Prize : Abhyaas - Shreya Navuduri ,Rishith Kasarla ,Divya Sambasivan ,Vaishanvi Harish ,Sumitra Rajagopal ,Raaga Pulya ,Keerthi

Second Prize : Super Singers - Sanjana Pulaparthi ,Vyshnavi Vedala ,Saniha Kumar ,Gayatri Ankalu

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Western Non Classical Singing

5-7 (KINDER)

First Prize : Elga Denny

Second Prize : Basil Thomas

Third Prize : Sonakshi Pillai

8-10 (SUB-JUNIOR)

First Prize : Arshia Tharakabhushanam

Second Prize : Satvi Mahesh & Riya Liju

Third Prize : Benit Mary Bob

Special Mentions:

Rishab Nair

Sofia Ann Binu

Hannah Thomas

11-13 (JUNIOR)

First Prize : HridyaEipe

Second Prize : Sanjana Pillai & SachithKurupp

Third Prize : AnkithaShaji

Special Mentions:

Rhea Mathew

Sreya Susan Binu

Tara Kurup

14-17 (YOUTH) 

First Prize : Miriam Alex

Second Prize : Nikitha Ram

Third Prize : Ananya Narayanan


 ​Indian Non Classical Singing

5-7 (KINDER)

First Prize : Krupa Annie Vinu

Second Prize : Elga Denny

Third Prize : Sonakshi Pillai

Special Mention: Ananya Magesh

8-10 (SUB-JUNIOR)

First Prize : Arshia TharakaBhushanam

Second Prize : Sofia Ann Binu

Third Prize : Hannah Thomas & Jayatheerth Sudharsan

Special Mentions:

Benit Mary Bob

Arpita Thomas

Riya Liju

11-13 (JUNIOR)

​First Prize : Harshini Magesh

Second Prize : HridyaEipe

Third Prize : Aravind Sathappan & SachitKurup

Special Mentions:

AnkithaShaji

Tanya Dayan

Sreya

14-17 (YOUTH)

​First Prize : Andrea Mechery

Second Prize : Rishabh Nair

Third Prize : Rucha Dave

18+ (ADULT)

First Prize : Santhosh Prahladan

Second Prize : Srividya Ramachandran

Third Prize : Anila Krishna Das


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Solo Classical Dance

8-10 (SUB-JUNIOR)

First Prize : Malavika Pillai ( Smt Sapna Krishnan )

Second Prize : Anika Sivarasa ( SmtSubathiraJanarthanan ) & Ishaanvi Nambiar (Smt Deepa Rajesh )

Third Prize : Amal Balachundhar (Smt Kalpana Balachundhar )

Special Mentions:

Gauthami Sreedhar (Smtsapna Krishnan )

KrishikaKarunaharan ( subathiraJanarthanan )

HasiniGujjari (Smt Sailaja Tummala )

11-13 (JUNIOR)

First Prize : ArthiVithiananthan (Smt . Aishwarya Balasubramaniam )

Second Prize : HridyaEipe (Smt Neha Parikh ) & Pavaani (Smt Aishwarya Balasubramaniam)

Third Prize : Tanvi Reddy (Smt Sapna Krishnan )

Special Mentions:

Anusha Patil (Smt Sapna Krishnan )

Ananya Vel (Smt Sapna Krishnan )

14-17 (YOUTH) 

First Prize : Akshara Shankar ( Smt. Sunanda Narayanan )

Second Prize : Adhithi Venkatesan ( Sujatha Meyyappan ) & TulasiVithiananthan (Aishwarya Balasubramaniam )

Third Prize : NivedhyaCheruvari ( Smt. Sapna Krishnan )

Special Mentions:

Sruthi Ramesh ( Sujatha MEyyappan )

Arthi Vijayakumar ( Swathi Atluri )

Joshika Selvaraj ( Smt. Sapna Krishnan )

Devika Nair ( SheethalDwaraka )

18+ (ADULT)

First Prize : Reshmi Ramanathan ( Smt. Meenakshi Sagar ) & Ananya Venkatesan ( Mrs. Sujatha Meyyappan )

Second Prize : Nisha Nair

Third Prize : Deepa Jacob ( Mrs. SheethalDwaraka )

Special Mention: Charanya Kannan ( Smt. Sapna Krishnan )

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Group Classical Dance

8-10 (SUB-JUNIOR)

First Prize : Krishika Karunaharan ,Anika Sivarasa ,Anjali Sasimugunthan ,Roshni Puvanaraj ( Bharathalayam - Subathira Janarthanan )

Second Prize : Lakshana Raghav ,Srushti Mandera ,Smrithi Srinath ,Abinayya Appusamy ,Sameera Jacob ,Mrithula Premchanth ( Kolam Academy - Sujatha Meyyappan )

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Anvitha Kura ,Hasini Jeevanantham ,Harshitha Srikumar ,Malavika Pillai ,Nishta Kumar ,Sanvi Venkayala (Lasya Girls - Sapna Krishnan )

Third Prize : Bhavya Aeron ,Simran Patel ,Maanya Patel ,Chetana Yella,Tara Ramani (Shanmuga Kavithuvam - Sujatha Mayappan )

11-13 (JUNIOR)

First Prize : Hridya Eipe ,Smrithi Menon ,Josephine Mathew ,Anusha Chandrasekhar ,Deetya Nagri (Pushpanjali - Neha Parikh )

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Anusha Patil ,Annika Savla ,Diya Sharma ,Isha Nagireddy ,Tanvi Reddy(Fantastic Five - Sapna Krishnan )

Second Prize : Sunthriiwi Venkat ,Mahitha Yerabothu ,Sree Vaishnavi Bachiraju ,Sandra Jacob ,Shreya Ambekar (Kolam Academy , Juniors - Suja Meyyappan)

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Gauri Bhakta ,Lavanya Suresh ,Manvitha Segu ,Rayna Parikh ,Sharada Parameswaran ,Sharada Gopalakrishnan ,Shriya Bala ,Sprahaa Bhattad(Mystical Mesmerizers - Archana Nayak )

Third Prize : Oviya Inian ,Divya Vijayakumar ,Srishti Srinath ,Shriyaa Anandakumar ,Tithi Patel ,Medha Bashyam ,Lakshmi Renuka Ganeshbabu (Kolam Academy, Juniors - Sujatha Meyyappan )

14-17 (YOUTH) 

First Prize : Aanavi gadhati ,Adhithi Venkatesan ,Shruthi ramesh ,Solai alagappan ,Aparna shanmugam ,Mitali gupte ,Sadhvi sreeram ( Soorya Kavithuvam - Sujatha Meyyappan )

Second Prize : Nandita Lajeesh ,Sruthelaya Mohan ,Varshini Arumugam ,Janani Chandran Elumalai ( Tharangini Creations School Of Dance - Veena Teli )

Third Prize : Sonal Gupta, Joshika Selvaraj , Arohi Bhowmik , Uthra Mani (Lasya Group - Sapna Krishnan )

Special Mentions:

Ananya Narayanan ,Ankitha Rajesh ,Nisha Gupta ,Soumya Warty ,Ranjini Bachalli ,Zahara Nicole Verma,Shreya Suresh , Sophia Sunny John (Natyanivedas - Sapna Krishnan )

18+ (ADULT)

First Prize : Shilpa Narayanan ,Ananya Venkatesan ,Vaishali Chandramouli ,Akila Pookkunniyil ,Niranjana Anandakumar ( Sadaksharam - Sujatha Meyyappan )

Second Prize : Revathi Pillai ,Rekha Nair ,Smitha Paul ,Deepa Vishnu,Preetha Gopakumar(Mohanam - Resmi Thekkedath )


 Group Non Classical

5-7 (KINDER)

First Prize : Manomi Nair ,Shivani Suraj ,Gadha Anil ,Sneya Cheruvatath ,Ashna Sreeram ,Emma Mathew ,Vrithi Iyer ,Bridget George,Naethra Sharat,Akshara Pillai,Devnath Pillai(Little Feet - Suja Manoj )

Second Prize :Aditi Nawale ,Anaya Susan John ,Anika Manikandan ,Arya Biju ,Juana Sara Prakash ,Laasya Gaddam ,Mehek Pant ,Tanya Sreejith ,Vedanshi Arya ,Zoey Shiju(Chili Flakes - Akhila & Nipuna )

8-10 (SUB-JUNIOR)

First Prize : Avighna Deshwal ,Krupa Annie Vinu ,Sneha Punnoose ,Amisha Porwal ,Sofia Binu ,Khanak Baxi ,Isabelle Shiju ,Mysha Saiyed ,Riya Liju(Dancing Dolls - Suman Deshwal )

Second Prize : Veda Menon ,Rebecca Martha John ,Avni Nair ,Dwiti Bhattad ,Reyansh Chavan ,Aarya Biyani ,Jacob Chacko ,Vaishnavi Pillai ,Ashima Biju ,Viba Balasubramanian ,Shreya Soni ,Ria Patel(Team Mylanchi - Thara Thattacherry )

Third Prize : Meenakshi Dwaraka ,Zoha Noufal ,Mithra Senthilraja ,Avani Shettigar ,Nitya Punnose ,Thara Mary Paul ,Simran Patel ,Emma Patel ,Vismay Prasad ,Pragnya Aeron ,Bhavya Aeron ,Hrimaya Patel ,Manya Patel ,Krish Parmar ,Milan Joby ,Arvind Venkatesh ,Sophie Rana ,Aaryan Jawahar ,Sasha Jawahar ,Arnav Palawat ,John Prakash Nadavalli ,Kailash Venkatesan ,Nathan Ombalayil(Nashua Sitharas - Sheethal Dwaraka )

Special Mentions:

Riya Vishwashankar ,Risha Vishwashankar ,Ananth Krishna Gomattam ,Alejandro Bakshish Jiménez (Grafton Sparklers - Rajasri Rajaram )

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Nithilansai Saravanan ,Sashwat Sharanyan ,Madhumitha Umapathi ,Pratik Santhosh ,Pranav Nair ,Pranav Ram ,Kathirchelvan Mayilvahanan(2. Adengappa - Shrinivass.A.B )

11-13 (JUNIOR)

First Prize : Matthew Alex ,Narayan Sajeev ,Kritin Akkineni ,Nikhil Shokeen ,Hrishikesh Dwaraka ,Sajith Kurup ,Rohan Sehra ,Samya P ,Arni Mola ,Shreeya Menon ,Isabel Rana ,Aarushi Deshwal ,Saanvi Wadhwa ,Mahi Pant ,Kirti Das ,Ishanvi Sharma ,Emerin Tony ,Sakshi Palakodekalam ,Jairaj Sharma(Nashua Fever - Deepa Jacob)

Second Prize : Ishaanvi Rajesh ,Parthiv Sreekesh ,Varsha Aravind ,Daivik Pillai ,Soorya Soorej ,Madhav Nair ,Sandhrika Gopal ,Dhwanisree Simon ,Cecilia Thomas ,Pallavi Nair ,Nina K ,Neha Ninan ,Arlene Chacko ,Sharon Alex ,Shikha Amin ,Keziah Kuriakose ,Edwin Eldo ,Madhav Girish ,Siddharth Menon (New England Sparkles - Udaya Rani Umesh )

Third Prize : Gopika Nair ,Neha Lajeesh ,Zaira Vinod ,Teresa Mathew ,Neha Kachappilly ,Tara Kurup ,Sandra Jacob ,Sameera Jacob ,Liya Liju ,Ganga Anil ,Meera Nair ,Diya Joby(Dew Drops - Meena Unni )

Special Mentions:

Nandana Nair ,Nanditha Nambiar ,Meghna Geo ,Raika Vinod ,Saanvi Tiruveedhula ,Smrithi Menon ,Josephine Mathew ,Hridya Eipe ,Roseanne Shiju ,Sreeya Nair ,Ankitha Shaji ,Iris Eldo (Nashua Butterflies - Meena Unni )

14-17 (YOUTH) 

First Prize :Aanya Parmar ,Neha Chandra ,Ryana Riaz ,Shruthi Puranik ,Sneha Shetty,Amy Koleth , Anika Shroff ,Apoorva Hegde ,Dhwanee Patel ,Jesslyn Cherian ,Manavi Vajhallya ,Pritha Yalakkishettar ,Roma Mistry ,Shravya Sathi ,Shreya Odhani ,Shreya Madhu ,Shreya Patel ,Shruti Gajjar 16suhani Holla ,Vismaya Ashok(Dfd Academy - Devika Dhawan)

Second Prize : Devika Nair ,Meera Kurup ,Parvathy Sreekanth ,Jessica Joseph ,Anjana Govindraj ,Jonathan Joseph ,Antony Mathew(Nashua Angels - Meena Unni )

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Miriam Alex ,Adhithi Venkatesan ,Shreya Kappala ,Anavi Gadari ,Gowri Chandran ,Sreya Kethi Reddy ,Shravya Kethi Reddy ,Deetya Buddhineni ,Sarala Sharma ,Priya Shokeen ,Mithi Patel(Nashua Darlings - Deepa Jacob )

Third Prize : Roshini Uthayakumar ,Abie Uthayakumar ,Neva Mathew ,Aryaa Venkatesh ,Akshita Nistala ,Sharani Nasankar ,Shakaani Nasankar ,Nandita Ramesh(Nache Mayuri - Roshini Uthayakumar , Manjari Vasudevan )

Special Mentions:

Rhea ,Ria Deshpande ,Ayushi Patel ,Rishita Sarin ,Esha Patel ,Sakshi Dindore ,Preeya Carmody ,Ankita Bhatnagar ,Aashvi Patel ,Divya Addepalli ,Diya Satanur ,Vidula Kunte ,Hardika Patel ,Anjali Amin ,Mansi Patel ,Khushi Dave ,Swina Patel (Aangikam School Of Dance - Jasmine Shah)

18+ (ADULT)

First Prize :Sheethal Dwaraka ,Nipuna Shiju ,Maya Reju ,Deepa Pillai ,Jeena Binu ,Sithy Liju ,Aswathy P Kumar ,Sithara Ranjith ,Neethu Biju ,Reshmi Ramanathan ,Akhila Pookkunniyil ,Chinnu Elizabeth Simon ,Akash Pillai ,Tom Paul ,Sreejith Venu ,Liju Raju ,Shiju Francis ,Reju Thomas ,Prakash John ,Punnoose Kutty Jacob Pullolickal(NE Aarchas - Sheethal Dwaraka )

Second Prize : Cini Kannan ,Haritha Pillai ,Suja Pillai ,Nisha Nair,Merin,Misha,Parvathi, Rajshree,Sandhya, Sreelatha,Susan,Vandana,Mathew,Tony,Monsu(Changathikoottam - Cini And Haritha )

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Ekta Jain ,Anshika Jain ,Devishi Jain ,Srinidhi Rameshbabu ,Namya Arora ,Neha Kuman ,Monisha Pendeti ,Samhita Gone ,Nitya Nambiar ,Ambika Nambiar ,Mansi Mathur ,Sarita Das ,Ritu Jain ,Geetanjali Virmani ,Ekta Mathur ,Mansi Arora ,Kanti Singh ,Manisha Kumar ,Sahithi Pogla(Ekta Dance Academy - Ekta Jain )

Third Prize : Priya Asthana ,Nivetha Ravichandran ,Priyanka Ranjith ,Guru Anandh,Puja, Vandhita, Gopika, Sahithya,Preethi,Aarathi,Renu,Renuka,Sheshma,Ram,Shyam(Nritya Mayurikaas - Nivetha Ravichandran/ Priya Asthana(Bollybeatzz) )

Special Mentions:

Aparna Vinjamaram ,Devi Makireddi ,Kiranmai Jannabhatla ,Luckshmi V G ,Nagalakshmi Balasubramani ,Ruby Boyanapalli ,Shivaranjani Botla ,Sravani Alaparti ,Uma Viswanath ,Balakrishnan Cv (Ameya Shakthi - Kiranmai Jannabhatla )