20th VTU YOUTH FESTIVAL, “INSIGNIA” 2019-20

 

Rules and Regulations

General Instructions

  1. VTU Youth Fest will be conducted from 6th to 9th November 2019.
  2. Last date for participation team entry is 20th October 2019.
  3. Late entries are not accepted.
  4. Contingent size is fixed at 45 inclusive officials and accompanist.
  5. Registration fees of Rs. 3000/- Up to 10 events and Rs. 6000/- for 11 events and above.
  6. DD should be drawn in the name of the Principal, SDMCET, Dharwad.
  7. You can send your registration fee to the following account by NEFT / RTGS
    Account Name: The Principal Insignia
    Account No: 1952500102103801
    IFSC Code: KARB0000195
    Branch: SDM Extn. counter Branch, Dharwad
    Please send copy of UTR along with registration document
  8. Boarding and lodging will be provided for participants and officials. You are advised to bring bed sheet and locks.
  9. Bring your own all musical instruments and other required materials.
  10. Accompanying manager has to be senior faculty / having minimum of 5 years of experience / Physical Education Directors.
  11. Every college must deposit Rs.1000/- for accommodation. The amount is refundable.
  12. All Forms should be filled and send to sdmvtufest@gmail.com





  1. MUSIC

 a. Classical Vocal Solo: (Hindustani / Karnatak)

  1. Only one entry per College is allowed. Duration of performance – 10 minutes.
  2. Time for stage /Instruments setting maximum 5 minutes.
  3. Maximum number of accompanists allowed is two.
  4. Item can be presented in either Hindustani or Karnataka style.
  5. Film songs are not allowed under this item.
  6. Sufficient thought and care must be exercised in the choice of Raga and composition.
  7. Judgment will be based on the qualities like, Taal, selection of Raga, composition and general impression.

b. Classical Instrumental Solo: (Percussion- Tal Vadya)

  1. Only one entry per College is allowed. Duration of performance – 10 minutes.
  2. Time for stage /Instruments setting maximum 5 minutes.
  3. Maximum number of accompanists allowed is two.
  4. Participants must bring their own instruments.
  5. Item can be presented in either Hindustani or Karnataka style.
  6. Judgment will be based on the qualities like, Taal, selection of Raga, composition and general impression.

c. Classical Instrumental Solo: (Non -Percussion- Swar Vadya)

  1. Only one entry per College is allowed Duration of performance – 10 minutes.
  2. Time for stage /Instruments setting maximum 5 minutes.
  3. Maximum number of accompanists allowed is two.
  4. Participants must bring their own instruments. Casio will not be allowed.
  5. Instruments of western origin adapted to the India Raga system are allowed.
  6. Item can be presented in either Hindustani or Karnataka style.
  7. Judgment will be based on the qualities like, Swara, Taal, selection of Raga, composition and general impression.

d. Light Vocal: (Indian)

  1. Only one entry per College is allowed.
  2. Time for stage /Instruments setting maximum 2 minutes.
  3. The number of accompanists allowed shall not be more than two.
  4. Duration of the song shall be between 4 to 6 minutes.
  5. Only non-film songs like Geet/ Ghazal / Bhajan / Shabad and Abhanges can be presented.
  6. Judgment will be made on the qualities like Swara, Taal, selection of Raga, composition and general impression.

e. Western Vocal Solo:

  1. Only one entry per College is allowed.
  2. Time for stage /Instruments setting is maximum 2 minutes.
  3. The number of accompanists allowed shall not be more than two.
  4. Duration of the song shall be between 4 to 6 minutes.
  5. Language of the song shall only be English.
  6. Judgment will be made on the qualities like, composition rhythm, coordination and general impression.
  7. The organizers are requested to provide drums if requested by the participants.

f. Group Songs: (Indian)

  1. Only one entry per College is allowed.
  2. A team has to present two songs, one patriotic and another will be a folk song.
  3. Maximum 6 singers in a group and number of accompanists playing instruments shall be three (3).
  4. The group songs should be taken from Indian songs which can be in regional language.
  5. No film song should be presented as group song.
  6. Maximum time allowed for the group song is 10 minutes, which does not include setting time. The setting time for a group shall not exceed 4 minutes.
  7. Judging of this item will be on the basis of quality of singing only and not on make-up, costumes and action of the team.

g. Group Songs: (WESTREN)

  1. Only one entry per College is allowed.
  2. Maximum 6 singers in a group and number of accompanists playing instruments shall be three (3).
  3. The group songs should be taken from English language.
  4. Maximum time allowed for the group song is 10 minutes, which does not include setting time. The setting time for a group shall not exceed 5 minutes.
  5. Judging of this items will be on the basis of quality of singing only and not on make-up, costumes and action of the team.

h. Folk Orchestra:

  1. Each College can send only one team.
  2. The team shall consist of up to 12 participants.
  3. The group can consist of all boys or all girls or combined.
  4. The duration of the performance will be a minimum for 7 minute and a maximum for 10 minutes.
  5. This does not include setting time which shall not be more than 5 minutes.
  6. Up to three professional accompanists are allowed who should be in different dress from the student participants so that they could be easily identified.
  7. The professional accompanists shall sit / stand separately from the participants and shall not lead the team.
  8. The team may present preferably those folk tunes which are recognized as folk tunes of the District to which the College belongs.

I. Vocal singing is not allowed, however teams may use vocal punctuations as a chorus.

II. Use of musical instruments backed up by electrical power / amplifier etc., are not allowed.

2. DANCE

a.Folk / Tribal Dance:

  1. Only one entry per institution is allowed.
  2. Maximum 10 participants allowed per team. The team may consist of all boys, all girls or a mixture of both.
  3. The number of accompanists permissible is five.
  4. The dance can be either primitive or a folk dance (Indian Style) but not a classical one.
  5. Duration of dance should not be more than 10 minutes.
  6. Three copies of a brief note giving the theme and the text of song if any, (in English) is to be submitted along with the entry form at the time of registration.
  7. The participating team will be responsible for removal of their sets / properties, etc., immediately after the completion of their performance.
  8. Judgement will be based on the basis of Rhythm, Formation, Expression, Costumes, Make-up, Seting and on overall effect.
  9. Time for sets/ instruments setting is maximum 5 minutes.
  10. Folk Dance: pre recorded CD’s / cassettes may be used.

b. Classical Dance: (Indian)

  1. Each Institute can send only one entry.
  2. The classical dance can be from any of the approved schools of dance such as Kathak, Kathakali, Bharat Natyam, Xatriya, Manipuri, Kuchipudi, Mohiniattam, Odissi, etc.
  3. Participant will be allowed up to 15 minutes including time for preparation. Maximum three accompanists are permissible.
  4. Judgement will be based on the qualities like tal, Technique, Rhythm, Abhinaya or Expression, Costumes, Footwork and general impression etc.
  5. Three copies of a brief note on the description of dance story involved in it, if any, and of the accompanying song with its meaning in Hindi or English must be submitted at the time of registration.
  6. Classical dance solo: pre recorded CD’s / cassettes may be used.

3. LITERARY EVENTS

 In Literary events Kannada regional language may be allowed in VTU Youth Fest and it will be considered for placing and team championship. However for interuniversity Competitions the winners will not be considered.

(a) Quiz:

  1. Each Institute can send a team of three students.
  2. There will be a written preliminary round and teams will be selected for the final.
  3. Finals will be oral with audio- visual questions.
  4. The specific rules regarding evaluation procedure, time to reply a particular answer and the type of round will be given before the actual start of the competition.

(b)  Elocution:

  1. Each Institution will be represented by only one speaker.
  2. Medium of expression will be Hindi or English.
  3. Each speaker will be allowed to speak for maximum 5 minutes in VTU Competition. (In inter university Competitions in Zonal Festival it is 5 minutes and national festival it is 10 minutes).
  4. Subject / Topic of Elocution will be announced in the managers’ meeting.
  5. The performance will be judged in one language.
  6. The item shall be prose or poetry and not song.
  7. The sequence of speakers will be decided by a draw of lots.

 

(c)  Debate:

  1. Each Institution will be represented by the two participants; one will speak FOR, while another will speak AGAINST the motion.
  2. Medium of the debate will be in Hindi or in English or in Kannada.
  3. Topics of the Debate will be announced 24 hours in advance.
  4. Each speaker will be allowed to speak for maximum 5 minutes VTU Competition. (In inter university Competitions in Zonal Festival it is 5 minutes and national festival it is10 minutes).
  5. The competitor from each Institution will speak FOR and AGAINST the motion. Paper reading is not allowed.

4. THEATRE

(a)  One Act Play:

  1. Only one entry shall be accepted from each Institution.
  2. The duration of the play should not exceed 30 minutes.
  3. Time will be counted as soon as the signal is given to start the play or to start the giving introduction, whichever is earlier. Empty stage to empty stage shall be followed strictly. For stage setting and removal of set and properties, up to 10 minutes will be given after taking charge of the stage.
  4. The number of participants should not exceed 9 and the maximum number of accompanists should not exceed 3. The participating team shall bring their own set / stage paraphernalia, make up materials, etc., light and general paraphernalia such as ordinary furniture which may be provided on advance information.
  5. Participants may speak in Hindi, English or Kannada In case the language is in kannada, the synopsis of the play with translation in English / Hindi must be submitted to the In-charge of the competition on the day of registration.
  6. The participating team must report to the In-Charge of the competition at least two hours before the presentation of the play.
  7. Judgment will be based on the qualities of the play like theme, work on acting, stage craft, design and general impression, etc.
  8. Decision of the panel of judges will be final and binding upon all.
  9. Accompanists will either speak from the background or will play upon musical instruments for background music. They shall be required to appear on the stage.

 

(b)  Skit:

  1. Only one team per Institution will be allowed.
  2. Maximum number of participants allowed is 6.
  3. Maximum time allotted for each team is 10 minutes.
  4. Use of make-up, drapery and background music is allowed. No personal remarks, aspersions, character assassination, etc, is allowed.
  5. Participating team should submit 3 copies of the synopsis of the theme of the skit along with language of presentation (Hindi or English or Kannada) on the day of the registration.
  6. The presentation will be judged basically on the qualities like theme, work on acting, stage craft, design and general impression.
  7. Vulgarity or bitter insinuations in presentation should be avoided. Only innocent satire or humour is expected.

(c)       Mime:

  1. Only one entry per Institution will be entertained.
  2. Maximum number of participants allowed is 6.
  3. Judgment will be based on the qualities like idea, creativity of presentation, use of make-up, music and general impression.
  4. Maximum Duration of performance shall be 5 minutes.

(d)  Mimicry:

  1. Each participant shall be given 5 minutes.
  2. Participants may mimic sound of machines and speeches of well known persons etc. including film personalities.
  3. Only one entry per institute will be entertained.
  4. Marking will be based on:

(i)    Skill imitating    (ii) Variety of sound and voices imitate   (iii)     Presentation

 

5. FINE ARTS:

(a)  On the spot painting:

  1. Each Institution will be represented by one participant.
  2. Item will be conducted on the spot and participants will be requested to do painting on the subject given by the In-charge (s) of the competition.
  3. Duration will not be more than 2 hours 30 minutes.
  4. Size of the painting will be half imperial size drawing paper i.e. 22 inches x 15 inches
  5. Painting can be done in oil, water, poster or pastel colours.
  6. Candidate shall bring their own material like brushes, paints etc. only the paper / sheet will be provided by the host Institution.

(b)   Collage:

  1. Each Institution will be represented by one participant.
  2. Item will be conducted on the spot on the given topic / subject, sheet size 15” x22”
  3. Duration will not be more than 2 hours 30 minutes.
  4. Participants shall bring their own scissors, pasting and other material required for the contest.
  5. Collage has to be prepared from old magazines. The host institution will provide the drawing paper of the size 15” x 22”.

(c)  Poster Making:

  1. Each Institution will be represented by one participant.
  2. Item will be conducted on the spot and the participants will be requested to do poster making on the subject / topic / theme given by the In-charge of the competition.
  3. Duration will not be more than 2 hours 30 minutes.
  4. Participants shall bring their own material. Only the drawing paper / sheet 22” x15” will be provided by the organizers.

(d)  Clay Modeling:

  1. Each Institution will be represented by one participant.
  2. Item will be conducted on the spot.
  3. Duration will not be more than 2 hours 30 minutes.
  4. Topics / size and other specific rules shall be announced on the spot.
  5. Clay shall be provided by the host Institution.

(e)  Cartooning:

  1. Each Institution will be represented by one participant
  2. Item will be conducted on the spot given subject / idea
  3. Duration will not be more than 2 hours 30 minutes
  4. Participants shall bring their own material. Only the Drawing paper 22” x 15” will be provided by the host Institution.

(f)  Rangoli:

  1. Each Institution will be represented by one participant
  2. Duration will not be more than 2 hours 30 minutes
  3. Participants shall bring their own material. This art is known differently in various regions such as Mandna, Alpana, Alekhan , Kolam, Rangoli, etc. For this the medium and form for expression can be free hand, pictorial and descriptive. Only one medium shall be used – Poster Colours or Petals or Saw–dust or Pulses or Rice without pasting.
  4. The participants shall have to prepare a rangoli within the space provided by the organizer.

(g)  Spot Photography:

  1. Each Institution will be represented by one participant
  2. The participant has to bring his / her own digital camera of not more than 12 mega pixels.

 The digital camera should have a memory card which will be formatted by the judges before the commencement of the contest.

  1. The time will be 2.30 hours.
  2. The participant has to capture 5 photographs on the theme announced on the spot by the judges.
  3. No mixing, matching or morphing of photographs will be permitted.
  4. Software such as Photoshop, etc., for enhancing images is not permitted.
  5. The organizers will have all rights for the use of these pictures as and when they deem fit.
  6. Digital images are evaluated on the basis of (i) IMPACT (ii) COMPOSITION (iii) TECHNICAL QUALITY and (iv) SUITABILITY for the specific theme.
  7. The additional instructions will be announced on the spot.

(h)  Installation

Install or create an atmosphere related with the subject or title of the installation. The size of the installation should be 5’x5’x5′ maximum.

  1. Participants can use all the material which they use in other art compositions like cartooning, painting, rangoli, poster, collage and clay modeling.
  2. Participants can use waste material also which is available in the surroundings or can take any material from outside also.
  3. Duration will be 2:30 hours.
  4. Participants are not allowed to use any already composed images or forms available in the market. They should compose or create their own image with the raw material.
  5. This is a group activity as four (4) participants can participate but they will create only one installation whose size must not be bigger than 5’x’5’x5′.

IMPORTANT

  • The participants are requested to study the rules and regulations for the various events given above.
  • The decision of the Judges appointed for different events shall be final and binding.

 

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