SMEGB Bible Kalotsavam Rules & Topics

 

SMEGB BIBLE KALOTSAVAM 2017

Date : Saturday, 4th November 2017

Time : 9:00 am to 9:00 pm

Venue : Bristol

Please find the Bible Kalotsavam rules and guidelines prepared by the Commission for Bible Apostolate. This contains the information about the Kalotsavam such as item names, age groups, conditions, judging criteria and the number of entries expected from each region. It is expected that the regional level competitions to be completed by 14th October 2017 so that registrations for the Eparchial level can be made by 29th October 2017. If you require any assistance or have a query about any aspect of the proposed competitions and how to conduct them please feel free to contact Rev. Fr. Paul Vettikattu CST, chairman, Commission for Bible Apostolate at info@smegbbiblekalotsavam.com

Please click below link to download the rules & topics in pdf

SMEGB Bible Kalotsavam 2017 Rules & Topics V3

Syro Malabar Eparchy of Great Britain –  1st SMEGB Bible Kalotsavam 2017 Competition Rules & Guidelines – V3

Theme :
As for you, always be sober, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, carry out your ministry fully (2 Timothy 4:5)

For all competition items please use the Bible version stated below:
English – THE NEW REVISED STANDARD VERSION – CATHOLIC EDITION
Malayalam – POC BIBLE

Number of participants from each zone:

Solo items: Best of 3 from your zonal competitions.
Group items: 1 entry only from your zonal competitions.

NOTE: No more than 3 individual, 2 group items in their age group & 1group item from ‘All’ category per participant.

Participation

  • Please register for the Kalotsavam by completing the registration form online and e-mailing it to registration@smegbbiblekalotsavam.com
  • Closing date for Registration: 22/10/2017
  • All entries must be registered by 22nd Oct 2017. Entries submitted after this date will not be accepted due to organising and planning difficulties. Therefore please ensure your zonal competitions are conducted by 14th Oct 2017
  • We will respond to confirm your entry via email after 22/10/17
  • Programme schedule will be published by 29th Oct 2017. If there is a clash between the timings of your selected items we will try our best to accommodate this. However, where we cannot do this we will get back to you.
  • Please check if the timings of your item clashes with another item you are interested in participating. This may mean you cannot participate in 2 items at the same time and you will be required to make a choice.
  • However, it may be possible to participate in both if you can finish one item on time and can be present for the other. E.g. you may finish painting which is for 30 mins (11-12 noon) and attend solo song competition which is 5 mins per song (11- 12 noon). As long as you have registered early, you can attend both before the end of that session. No special requests will be considered on the day to prevent overrun and delays.
  • If there is less than three entries for an item/ category, that item is likely to be withdrawn & the registrants will be notified.

Registration fees

Solo (up to 3 items)- £10
Group of up to 2 members- £10 per group item
Group of 4 and above members- £20 per group item
The age classifications are based upon the child’s age as of 31/08/2017
Proof of age may be requested in case of any queries.

COMPLAINTS

Participants or their parents/guardians are not allowed to contact any jury member regarding any judgement issues. Any queries regarding the judgement during the days of the event should be placed to the Appeal Committee. Appeal committee will re-check the tabulation of marks and Terms & Conditions and technical matters regarding that particular event. Re-performing or re-judgement will not be allowed. The decision reached by the Appeal Committee will be final. Complaint / Appeal are to be submitted through Zonal Kalotsavam co-ordinator within one hour after the result is announced. The Fees to file a complaint / Appeal is £25/- which will be refunded if the appeal wins; otherwise will be added to SMEGB Bible Kalotsavam Organising Fund.

 

Bible Reading English & Bible Reading Malayalam

– Duration: 2 mins. Bell on time.
– Up to 30seconds over the time limit, negative marks will be given (eg.-2)
– If it goes over 30 seconds over the time limit, bell to inform the disqualification of the participant. Participant may continue and finish the item.

Participants will be asked to read one from among a list of passages for the age group as below. All reading should be directly from the Bible.
English – THE NEW REVISED STANDARD VERSION – CATHOLIC EDITION
Malayalam – POC BIBLE

Below criteria to judge the performance of the participants
– maintains scripture reading rules
– Clarity, Proper word usage and pronunciation.
– Tone quality, projection, Appropriate voice modulation, meaningful emphasis, eye contact with audience
– Poise and Appearance
– Personal style and flavour to reading

Bible Reading English Bible Reading Malayalam
Age: up to 7yrs
Passages:
John 10:11-21
Mathew 13:36-43
Age 8-10 yrs
Passages:
Jeremiah 18:1-10
Philippians 3:12-21
Mathew 8:5-13
Age 8-10 yrs
Passages:
James 2:14-23
Mathew 5:17-26
Age 11-13 yrs:
Passages:
1 Thessalonians 4:1-8
John 17: 6-19
Genesis 46:1-7
Age 11-13 yrs:
Passages:
Hebrews 11:1-7
Luke 12: 35-44
Age 14-17 yrs:
Passage will be given at the door
Age 14-17 yrs
Passage:
Revelation 21:1-8
Romans 12: 1-10
John 5:19-29

Bible Quiz

Age: 8-10 yrs; 11 to 13 yrs; 14-17 yrs & 18-24 – Individuals
Couples (spouse or children)*.

This will be a written quiz. There will be 20 questions for 5 marks each. 5 questions will be on general topics related to the Bible and the church. There will be both objective type as well as short descriptive questions.
* On stage quiz

English – THE NEW REVISED STANDARD VERSION – CATHOLIC EDITION Malayalam – POC BIBLE

Bible Quiz Bible Quiz
Bible Quiz Topics: Age 8-10 yrs
Topics:> The Gospel of Luke: chapters 1-12
> Exodus: chapters 1-5
> 3rd letter of John: chapter 1
Bible Quiz Topics: Age 11-13 yrs
Topics:
> The Gospel of Mark
> Genesis: chapters 12-25
> Letter of Jude
Bible Quiz Topics: Age 14-17 yrs
Topics:
> The Gospel of John
> Wisdom: chapters 1-10
> Letter to Philemon
Bible Quiz Topics: 18-24 yrs
(Team of two)
Topics:
> The Gospel of Luke
> Acts of Apostles: chapters 1-10
> Letter to Titus
Bible Quiz for Couples (Spouse/ Children)
Topics:
> The Gospel of Mathew
> Sirach (Ecclesiasticus): chapters 1-10
> Second letter to Timothy

Oration (English)

Not to exceed 3 minutes. Bell on time.

– Up to 30 seconds over the time limit, negative marks will be given (e.g.-2)
– If it goes over 30 seconds over the time limit, bell to inform the disqualification of the participant. Participant may continue and finish the item.

Below criteria to judge the performance of the participants
– Theme clearly stated, summarization, Logical organization of theme, original in content; bibliography or source, Maturity of thought
– Christian message/emphasis
– Proper word usage and pronunciation
– Audience eye contact and involvement, tone quality, projection
– Poise and Appearance
– Gestures
– Memorization

Topic for 8-10 yrs: My call to be an Evangelist
Topic for 11-13 yrs: Evangelization in favorable and unfavorable times
Topic for 14-17 yrs: Suffering and endurance in Evangelization
Topic for 18-24 yrs: Importance of conviction, correction and encouragement in Evangelization

Oration (Malayalam)

Not to exceed 3 minutes. Bell on time.
– Up to 30seconds over the time limit, negative marks will be given (eg.-2)
– If it goes over 30 seconds over the time limit, bell to inform the disqualification of the participant. Participant may continue and finish the item.

Below criteria to judge the performance of the participants
– Theme clearly stated, summarization, Logical organization of theme, original in content; bibliography or source, Maturity of thought
– Christian message/emphasis
– Proper word usage and pronunciation
– Audience eye contact and involvement, tone quality, projection
– Poise and Appearance
– Gestures
– Memorization

Topic for 8-10 yrs: ‘Suvishesham’ ariyikkuvanulla ente vili (സുവിശേഷം അറിയുക്കുവാനുള്ള എന്റെ വിളി )
Topic for 11-13 yrs: Suvishesha praghoshanam – anukoolavum prathikoolavumaya sahchryangalil (സുവിശേഷ പ്രശ ാഷണം – അനുകൂലവും പ്രതികൂലവുമായ സാഹചര്യങ്ങളിൽ)
Topic for 14-17 yrs: Suvishesha praghoshanathile shanavum nilanilpum (സുവിശേഷ പ്രശ ാഷണത്തിന്ല സഹനവും നിലനില്ും)
Topic for 18-24 yrs: Bodhyappeduthalum sasanayum prolsahanavum suvishashavalkaranathil (ശ ാധ്യന്െടുത്തലും ോസനയും ശപ്രാത്സാഹനവും സുവിശേഷവതകര്ണത്തിൽ)
Topic for Adults: Topic will be given at the door

Painting

Duration: 30 mins. Ages: up to 7 yrs;
Participants will be asked to paint based on a Biblical theme. Only paper will be provided. All other materials/equipment (crayons, colour pencil, sketch pen etc.) should be brought along by all participants.
Duration: 30 mins. Ages: 8-10 yrs; 11-13 yrs; 14-17 yrs

Only water colour allowed (Water colour pencil not allowed).

Below criteria to judge the performance of the participants
– Content relevancy of the drawing to the given theme
– Elements of drawing
– Beauty of art
– Detailing & Expression of individuality / creativity
– Christian Message Content

Pencil Sketching

Duration: 30 minutes. Ages: up to 7 yrs; 8-10 yrs; 11-13 yrs; 14-17 yrs

Participants will be asked to do a sketch based on a Biblical theme. Only paper will be provided. All other required materials/equipment (pencils, erasers, pencil sharpeners etc.) should be brought along by all participants.

Below criteria to judge the performance of the participants
– Content relevancy of the drawing to the given theme
– Elements of drawing
– Beauty of art
– Detailing & Expression of individuality/ creativity
– Christian Message Content
– Time limit exceed (-2)

Essay Writing

Duration: 30 minutes. Topic will be given at start time.

Age 8-10 yrs: Essays should be of a maximum of 300 words.
Age 11-13 yrs: Essays should be of a maximum of 500 words
Age 14-17 yrs: Essays should be of a maximum of 650 words.
Age 18-24 yrs: Essays should be of a maximum of 800 words.

Adults:

1. Postal submission of an essay in Malayalam containing 1500 words on the
topic – Syro Malabar Eparchy of Great Britain : My vision & mission

2. Postal submission of an essay in English containing 1500 words on the topic –
ശപ്േറ്റ് പ് ിട്ടൺ സിശറാ മല ാർ ര്ൂരത – ദൗതയവും പ്രതീക്ഷകളും എന്റെ വീക്ഷണത്തിൽ

Deadline to receive by post/ email is 15th October 2017. Please include a reference list. The reference list is not part of the word count.

Please send the entries to Fr Paul Vettikkattu, St Joseph Church, Fishponds Bristol BS16 3QT

or email frpaul@smegbbiblekalotsavam.com

Below criteria to judge the performance of the participants
– Logical organisation of thoughts, creative, ingenuity of ideas
– Christian Message Content
– Appropriate word choice, poetic alliteration, Good use of English language, Proper spelling
– spaced, numbered pages, margins
– Imagination, subject approach

Bible Mono Act

Duration: 4 Minutes. Bell on time. Ages: 8-10 yrs & 11-13 yrs
– Up to 30seconds over the time limit, negative marks will be given (eg.-2)
– If it goes over 30 seconds over the time limit, bell to inform the disqualification of the participant. Participant may continue and finish the item

The act should be based on a Bible story or a Christian theme

Below criteria to judge the performance of the participants
– Quality of Idea
– Christian Message Content
– Christian Message Content
– Communication
– Voice
– Memorisation, Motivation, Emotion

Bible Costume

Duration: 30 sec on stage. Bell on time. Ages: up to 7 yrs; 8-10 yrs; 11-13 yrs

– Up to 15 seconds over the time limit, negative marks will be given (eg.-2)
– If it goes over 15 seconds over the time limit, bell to inform the disqualification of the participant. Participant may continue and finish the item

Only individual participants are allowed. The costume should be based on a Bible story or a Christian theme. Only participants are allowed to indicate their character. Background sound & light effects are not permitted. Same rules apply for all age groups.

Below criteria to judge the performance of the participant
– Costume Details, original
– Christian Message Content
– Make up
– Expression & stage presence
– Quality of Idea

Song (solo)

Duration: 5 minutes. Ages: up to 7 yrs; 8-10 yrs; 11-13 yrs; 14-17 yrs; 18-24 yrs; Adults.

– Up to 30seconds over the time limit, negative marks will be given (eg.-2)
– If it goes over 30 seconds over the time limit, bell to inform the disqualification of the participant. Participant may continue and finish the item

Only devotional songs will be allowed. Karaoke will not be allowed. Songs sung in Malayalam may get additional points.

Below criteria to judge the performance of the participants
– Christian Message Content
– Voice Quality
– Pitch accuracy, Rhythm
– Balance & Blend ; Degree of Difficulty; Diction; Memorization
– Style, phrasing, tempo, dynamics, emotional involvement
– Choice of music, appropriate appearance, poise, posture, general conduct, mannerisms, facial expression (vocal)
– Poise and Appearance

Song (group)

Duration: 5 minutes. Ages: 8-10 yrs; 11-13 yrs; 14-17 yrs; 18-24 yrs; Adults

– Up to 1 minute over the time limit, negative marks will be given (eg.-4)
– If it goes over 1 minute over the time limit, bell to inform the disqualification of the team. Participants may continue and finish the item.

Group Size: Minimum of 4 participants. Not to exceed 8 singers (only 4 microphones will be provided)

– Teams with less than the minimum number of participants on stage will be disqualified.
– Teams with more than the maximum number of participants on stage will be disqualified

Only devotional songs will be allowed. Karaoke will not be allowed. Songs sung in Malayalam may get additional points.

Below criteria to judge the performance of the participants

– Extra points for Malayalam song
– Christian Message Content
– Voice Quality, Pitch accuracy, Rhythm
– Balance & Blend with team; Degree of Difficulty; Diction, Memorization
– Style, phrasing, tempo, dynamics, emotional involvement
– Choice of music, appropriate appearance, poise, posture, general conduct, mannerisms, facial expression (vocal)
– Poise and Appearance

Single Dance

Duration: 5 minutes. Ages: up to 7 yrs; 8-10 yrs; 11-13 yrs; 14-17 yrs

– Up to 30seconds over the time limit, negative marks will be given (eg.-2)
– If it goes over 30 seconds over the time limit, bell to inform the disqualification of the participant. Participant may continue and finish the item

All dance music should be based on Bible/Christian theme. Songs should be provided at least one week in advance to the organising committee. If a song is deemed inappropriate by the committee/judges the participant may be disqualified. No extra points will be given for classical dances.

Below criteria to judge the performance of the participants
– Dance style & choreography
– Christian Message Content & depiction of theme, choice of music
– Expressions and impact
– Finesse & Synchronisation
– Costumes, use of props & stage presence

Group Dance

Duration: 5 minutes. Ages: up to 7 yrs; 8-10 yrs; 11-13 yrs; 14-17 yrs

– Up to 1 minute over the time limit, negative marks will be given (eg.-4)
– If it goes over 1 minute over the time limit, bell to inform the disqualification of the team. Participants may continue and finish the item.

Group size: Minimum 4; Not to exceed 8 participants
– Teams with less than the minimum number of participants on stage will be disqualified.
– Teams with more than the maximum number of participants on stage will be disqualified

All dance music should be based on Bible/Christian theme. Songs should be provided at least one week in advance to the organizing committee. If a song is deemed inappropriate by the committee/judges the participant may be disqualified. No extra points will be given for classical dances.

Below criteria to judge the performance of the participants
– Dance style & choreography
– Christian Message Content & depiction of theme, choice of music
– Expressions and impact
– Finesse & Synchronisation
– Costumes, use of props & stage presence

Margam Kali

Duration: 7 minutes. All age groups can participate

– Up to 1 minute over the time limit, negative marks will be given (eg.-4)
– If it goes over 1 minute over the time limit, bell to inform the disqualification of the team. Participants may continue and finish the item.

Group size: Not to exceed 8 participants and up to 3 singers
– Teams with more than the maximum number of participants on stage will be disqualified

Nilavilakku for the event will be provided if needed. The event will be judged on overall performance as well as adherence to the aattaprakaram. Songs should be provided to the organising committee at least a week in advance.

Below criteria to judge the performance of the participants
– Dance style & choreography
– Christian Message Content & depiction of theme, choice of music
– Expressions and impact
– Finesse & Synchronisation
– Costumes, use of props & stage presence

Bible Tableau

Duration: maximum stage set-up time of 5 minutes; 1 minute on stage after curtain raising.
– Up to 20 seconds over the time limit, negative marks will be given (eg.-2)
– If it goes over 40 seconds over the time limit, bell to inform the disqualification of the participant. Participant may continue and finish the item

Open to all age groups. Groups should consist of no more than 8 participants.
– Teams with more than the maximum number of participants on stage will be disqualified

The tableau should be based on a Biblical event or a Christian theme. You may play back a soundtrack (to be made available in advance to the organising committee).

Below criteria to judge the performance of the participants
– Content, Quality of Idea
– Christian Message Content
– Use of props, music, stage presence
– Picturisation & Overall appeal
– Characters tell the story

Instrumental (Keyboard)

Duration: 3 minutes Ages: 8-10 yrs; 11-13 yrs; 14-17 yrs

– Up to 30seconds over the time limit, negative marks will be given (eg.-2)
– If it goes over 30 seconds over the time limit, bell to inform the disqualification of the participant. Participant may continue and finish the item.

Only devotional songs will be allowed. Please bring your own equipments. Only manual play allowed. No additional pads allowed. Pre-fed rhythm is not permitted. Any kind of recorded play is not allowed (MIDI File, Wave, MP3, Floppy drive, Pen drive etc). Microphone connections will be provided if required.

Below criteria to judge the performance of the participants
– General Effectiveness
– Christian Message Content
– Technique, Rhythm, Interpretation-, Accuracy
– Balance of Melody and Accompaniment
– Balance and Blend
– Poise and Appearance

Instrumental (Guitar)

Duration: 3 minutes. Ages: 8-10 yrs; 11-13 yrs; 14-17 yrs

– Up to 30seconds over the time limit, negative marks will be given (eg.-2)
– If it goes over 30 seconds over the time limit, bell to inform the disqualification of the participant. Participant may continue and finish the item

Only devotional songs will be allowed. Please bring your own equipments. Other instrumental effects are not permitted. Microphone connections will be provided if required.

Below criteria to judge the performance of the participants
– General Effectiveness
– Christian Message Content
– Technique, Tone Quality, Rhythm, Interpretation-, Accuracy
– Bowing – Strings ; Articulation – Winds
– Balance and Blend
– Poise and Appearance

Instrumental (Violin)

Duration: 3 minutes. Ages: 8-10 yrs; 11-13 yrs; 14-17 yrs

– Up to 30seconds over the time limit, negative marks will be given (eg.-2)
– If it goes over 30 seconds over the time limit, bell to inform the disqualification of the participant. Participant may continue and finish the item

Only devotional songs will be allowed. Please bring your own equipment. Other instrumental effects are not permitted. Microphone connections will be provided if required.

Below criteria to judge the performance of the participants
– General Effectiveness
– Christian Message Content
– Technique
– Bowing style
– Balance and Blend
– Poise and Appearance

Short Film:

Duration: 10 minutes (timing includes title and credits). All age groups can participate
Group Size: No limit.
Language: Malayalam/English
Formats: Mp4, Mov, VLC

Deadline to receive the short film is 15th October 2017.

Please send the entries to Fr Paul Vettikkattu, St Joseph Church, Fishponds Bristol BS16 3QT

or email frpaul@smegbbiblekalotsavam.com

Topic: How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of the messenger who brings good news, who announces salvation, who says to Zion, “Your God reigns” (Is 52:7).

This will be a Bible/ Christian based short film, which should be a production of a Holy Qurbana centre with actors from the centre. External technical support such as editing can be sort. You may use suitable materials and clips from other videos of your choice as along as a written information is provided along with your material. You may include contemporary church events. The video should be reviewed and vetted by your Priest in-charge and forwarded as CD/ flash drive/ shared files (e.g Google drive, Weshare, Dropbox).
Should you have any clarifications please feel free to contact us.

Below criteria to judge the performance of the participants
– Content, Quality of Idea
– Christian Message Content
– Acting
– Effective Communication
– Use of Multimedia

Skit

Duration: 10 minutes. All age groups can participate
Duration: maximum stage set-up time of 5 minutes; maximum stage clearance time of 3 minutes, 10 minutes on stage after curtain raising.
– Up to 1 minute over the time limit, negative marks will be given (eg.-4)
– If it goes over 1 minute over the time limit, bell to inform the disqualification of the team. Participants may continue and finish the item

Group Size: Minimum of 4 participants. Not to exceed 8 participants.
– Teams with less than the minimum number of participants on stage will be disqualified.
– Teams with more than the maximum number of participants on stage will be disqualified

The skit should be based on a Biblical event or a Christian theme.
Participants can either deliver the dialogue live on stage or pre-recorded dialogues can be played. 3 hanging Microphones will be provided on the stage to those who are rendering the dialogues live on the stage.
Pre-recorded skits downloaded from the internet or any other media is also acceptable.
Basic lighting effects will be provided on the stage. Participants can use their own lighting effects if required. Lights should be set up during the stage set up time.
Points are awarded based on Acting, Dialogue Delivery, Effective use of Props and Character, Message of the Act and overall presentation.
Should you have any clarifications please free to contact us.

Below criteria to judge the performance of the participants
– Originality, creativity and innovative, clarity, quality and depth, Power of message.
– Quality of Idea
– Theme
– Performance
– Presentation
– Conclusion