Vagyudha: Literary Events at Naalam’15

The NUALS Art and Literary Annual Meet or NAALAM is the cultural fest of NUALS. It is being conducted in the NUALS campus at Kalamassery. The following events are scheduled for 28th of February 2015.

RULES

1. DEBATE – THE INDIAN OPINION

  1. Each team would consist of two members.
  2. The topic would be given five minutes prior to the round.
  3. There would be four minutes speaking time for each speaker.
  4. An extra time of maximum 20 seconds would be given after the fourth minute to each participant for concluding his speech. If any of the speakers exceeds the time limit then he/she may be penalised for the same.
  5. There would be preliminary rounds conducted at the beginning.
  6. After the prelim rounds the elimination rounds would be conducted.
  7. Each participant would be marked on the basis of his/her style of speaking, content of the speech and for the clashes/rebuttals.
  8. There would be negative marking for knifing his/her own team member.
  9. The time limit shall be strictly adhered to.
  10. The decision of the judges shall be final and binding.
  11. Use of obscenities may lead to disqualification.

2. CRISIS – IGNITED MINDS

  1. It is a solo event.
  2. There would be three rounds in this competition.
  3. Each round would be an eliminator. The decision of the judges shall be final and binding in all rounds.
  4. The time limit shall be strictly adhered to.
  5. Spot registration is allowed.
  6. Use of obscenities may lead to disqualification.

Extempore Speech

  1. The participants would be given a preparation time of five minutes.
  2. Each participant would speak for five minutes.
  3. There would be a penalty for extra time taken by the participants. The penalty would be at the discretion of the judges.

“On Air”

  1. The participants would have to report a particular event as a news reporter does.
  2. The participants would be given a time of five minutes preparation time.
  3. They would be given five minutes of speaking time.
  4. There would be a penalty for extra time taken by the participants. The penalty would be as per the discretion of the judges.

Face Off

  1. This would be an interactive round.
  2. Each participant would be given a current social crisis and the participant will have to find a practical solution to the crisis.
  3. Each participant would be given a preparation time of one minute.
  4. Each participant would be given a speaking time of five minutes.
  5. The judges would question each participant on the social crisis given.
  6. The participants of “Ignited Minds” would be marked on their logical analysis of the problem, the creativity of the solution and the ability to communicate in clarity.

3. TURNCOAT – 360 DEGREE

  1. Each participant will speak for 3 minutes.
  2. The participant will be allocated a topic and will have to speak both for and against it.
  3. The judges will instruct a participant to begin, after which the participant will start his/ her speech and speak in favour of the topic given.
  4. At any point in the speech the judges may instruct the participant to turn, after which the participant will have to speak against the topic.
  5. The judges may instruct the participants to turn as many times as they choose and the participant will have to comply. Failure to comply may result in a reduction of marks.
  6. Use of abusive language will result in disqualification.
  7. The decision of judges is final and binding.

4. CAPTION WRITING – MIRAGE

  1. It is a solo event.
  2. A photograph would be displayed to the participants.
  3. Participants will have to frame a caption for the photograph.
  4. The participants will be marked on the basis of the creativity of thinking, the humour incorporated in the caption.
  5. The decision of the organizers shall be final.
  6. Plagiarism shall be penalised.
  7. There will be no entry fee as it is an open event.

Registration fees for the aforementioned events is Rs.50 in total.

For more details, contact:

Akhil V Menon +91 9539686568,

Krishna Prasad +919539516646

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