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  • Literary Festival 2017 Syllabus

LITERARY FESTIVAL 2017

Completed
Deadline for Entries Wednesday 26 July
Office open 9.00am - 4pm on that date.
Early entries encouraged
Exhibition Dates Saturday 23 - Friday 29 September
Venue Jubilee Hall, Hartmann House
Awards Ceremony Saturday 23 September
Jubilee Hall - By invitation only
Fees $3 per script
Bank Account National Institute of Allied Arts
CABS 1002 617 219
(State school name as depositor)

For your convenience click below to download, save and print the Entry Forms.
Please complete the Entry Forms and hand in to the NIAA office on or before the closing date.

 

 

Director's Message | Literary Festival Rules | Primary Schools | Secondary Schools/Open/Adult | Award Winners

DIRECTOR'S MESSAGE

January 2017

Dear Colleagues

LITERARY FESTIVAL 2017

Welcome to the 2017 Literary Festival!

This year, we are sending you the syllabus early, in the hope that it will give you plenty of time to prepare your students, particularly those in high school, who have mid-year examinations in June/ July. Please feel free to submit your entries early too.

We are looking for teachers who would like to adjudicate scripts in Prose and Poetry for this year’s festival; or who would like to assist in any other way. Please contact Kathy Norman at the NIAA office, or myself.

 As always, I invite you to share your comments, suggestions and concerns on the festival by contacting the Allied Arts office on the numbers above, or calling me direct on  0772 329292 (ONLY ON QUERIES RELATING TO THE  LITERARY SYLLABUS). 

Beverley Abrahams
Literary Festival Director

**Generally, only five entries per grade/form, per school are permitted. However, if your school has multiple classes per grade/form, you may send 5 entries per class, with a maximum of 15 entries being acceptable, but do attach a signed cover note.

ENTRY FEE PER SCRIPT - $3.00

BANK DETAILS FOR DEPOSITS: CABS Gold Class Acc no: 10026 172 19

CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES: WEDNESDAY 26JULY 2016

Please note the NIAA office will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The closing date is the date on which all entries, together with fees, must be in the offices of the National Institute of Allied Arts. 
Sufficient time for posting and/or delivery must be allowed for.
Under no circumstances will late entries be accepted.

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LITERARY FESTIVAL RULES AND REGULATIONS

It is the responsibility of Heads of Schools to ensure that they and their teachers have read and complied with the Literary festival regulations.

  1. All entries should have been written under teacher supervision in the classroom to ensure originality. This rule applies to all grades/forms except in the open category.
  2. All work submitted must be hand-written. Typeset work will NOT be accepted.
  3. Teachers should not correct (proof-read) pupils’ work but may give them the opportunity to re-write and improve, on their own, work which the teacher considers of Festival standard.
  4. Five entries per grade / form are permitted. However schools with multiple classes may submit 5 per class, to a maximum of 15 entries. Each candidate may submit a maximum of ONE PROSE entry and ONE POETRY entry. Additional entries will not be marked.
  5. All entries must be submitted on our entry forms or a photostat copy. No other entry forms will be accepted.
  6. Schools’ and pupils’ names must NOT appear on the actual scripts.
    Pen names MUST be used and should not exceed 10 characters.
    Please do not use the same pen names for different pupils.
  7. Please ensure that the Title code (a, b or c) is entered on the entry form in the designated column.

NOTE:
Many poetry entries are being sent back to schools ungraded because, in the markers’ opinion, they are not poetry. Heads and teachers are therefore asked to take note of the following:

Poetry entries should contain evidence that pupils have been exposed to poems in the classroom. Intensity of feeling, thoughtful selection of words and some attempt at rhythm will all be rewarded. Where rhyme is used, it should be unforced and relevant. Prose which shows little thought or care and is written in short lines as if it were poetry will not be considered as poetry and will be returned ungraded. When read aloud, poetry should sound different from prose.

Please state when submitting entries if the return of certificates and markers’ reports are required by a specific date.

Scripts must be collected from the office.

Awards will be made to the following standards:

Honours 90% or more
1st Grade Plus 85% - 89%
1st Grade 80% - 84%
2nd Grade Plus 75% - 79%
2nd Grade 70% - 74%
3rd Grade Plus 65% - 69%
3rd Grade 60% - 64%
Ungraded 59% or less

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Titles for 2017 Literary Syllabus

PRIMARY SCHOOLS

SECTION A - PROSE: Grades 2 - 7

Please note the regulation on number of entries.
Write on ONE of the following titles.
GRADE 2
a) The Pitter Patter of Raindrops
b) Family Fun
c) The Greedy Mouse
GRADE 3
a) My Favourite Teacher
b) Sports Day
c) Begin a story:'It was Christmas Eve, the night Santa would visit to leave our presents, and I was waiting up to see him!'
GRADE 4
a) A Visit to the Farm
b) Golly the Friendly Ghost
c) Begin a story: 'During the holidays I went camping with my family: it was a wonderful adventure!'
GRADE 5
a) The Riotous Rhino Gang
b) My Best Friends
c) Begin a story:'Granma liked to tell me stories at bed-time. This is my favourite story ...'
GRADE 6
a) A New Beginning
b) Leo the Lying Lizard
c) Begin a story:'I walked slowly down the deserted footpath; wondering why my friend was not waiting for me, as he had promised. Suddenly, I heard ...'
GRADE 7
a) The Bully
b) The Secret School for Spies
c) Begin a story: I thought the weather had cleared, so I jumped into the helicopter and took off. Ten minutes later, I saw the first flash of lightening and heard the rumble of thunder.'    

SECTION B - POETRY: Grades 4 - 7

Please note the regulation on number of entries.
Write on ONE of the following titles.
GRADE 4 GRADE 5
a) My Pet a) Ten Wishes
b) Happiness is ... b) The Sounds of Daybreak
c) A Sunny Day c) The Wild Wind
GRADE 6 GRADE 7
a) A Visit to the Fun-Park a) A Starry Night
b) Walking in the Rain b) Examination Fever
c) My Family c) The Voices of Parents, calling!

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SECONDARY SCHOOLS

SECTION A - PROSE - Forms 1 - 4

Please note the regulation on number of entries.
Entries from Form 1 - 4 must not exceed THREE page sides of writing
FORM 1
a) The Secret Files
b) A New Friendship
c) Start your story with: 'Across the street, half-hidden by the huge oaks, lay the haunted house…'
FORM 2
a) The Long, Lonely Road
b) The Stowaway
c) Start your story with: ‘I looked longingly at the pastries in the bakery window; I had not eaten in two days...‘
FORM 3
a) The Orphan
b) A Bridge to Safety
c) Start your story with: ‘Dad had warned me about the dangers of driving without a licence; but he and mum were away for the day and my best friend was coming over...’
FORM 4
a) The Rescue
b) Framed for a Crime I did not Commit
c) Start your story: ‘The rumble of thunder signalled the start to the fearful night that was to come. I cowered under the covers on my bed.’

SECTION B - POETRY - Forms 1 -4

Please note the regulation on number of entries.
Entries from Form 1 - 4 must no exceed TWO page sides of writing
FORM 1 FORM 2
a) Summer Nights a) No Laughing Matter
b) Another Birthday b) My Family Tree
c) The Colours of Friendship c) A Dream World
FORM 3 FORM 4
a) “Finders; Keepers” a) A Cry from the Heart of Africa
b) Dancing to the Beat b) Seasons
c) Living in the Space-Age c) The Champion

SECTION C - OPEN PROSE OR POETRY: Form 6 and Adults

Prose entries must not exceed FOUR sides of writing.
Poetry entries must not exceed TWO sides of writing.

Submit an unpublished hand written entry of not more than 1500 words on ONE of the following:

a) The Presidential Candidate
b) A Curious Tale
c) Freedom Song

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AWARD WINNERS 2017

 

CATEGORY

GENRE

NAME

SCHOOL

JUNIOR

Grade 2 Prose Daniella Viki Bishopslea
Grade 3 Prose Natalie Mukarakatirwa Dominican Convent
Grade 4 Prose Joint Alexia Pitche
Isabella Philp
Chisipite Junior
Hellenic Primary
Poetry Raya Mann Chisipite Junior
Grade 5 Prose Alexandros Latsis-Bonis Hellenic Primary
Poetry Joint Manan Joshi
Joshua Littlewood
St John’s Prep
St John’s Prep
Grade 6 Prose Sharon Mushambi Penhalonga Corrspondence
Poetry Bennonia Mutarisi Midlands Christian School
Grade 7 Prose Joint Emma Spong
Rayna Ebrahim
Sharon School
Hellenic Primary
Poetry Megan Hipwell Chisipite Junior
Best Junior Writer: Megan Hipwell, Chisipite Junior

SENIOR

Form 1 Prose Tariro Goremusandu Hellenic Academy
Poetry Sean Kelly Falcon College
Form 2 Prose Daniel Schonenberger St John’s College
Poetry Franchesca Chinhundu Peterhouse Girls
Form 3 Prose No Award  
Poetry Shiloh Gallant Hellenic Academy
Form 4 Prose Erin Lorimer Chisipite Senio
Poetry Joint No Award  
Form 6 Prose Rutendo Mukono Arundel
Poetry No Award  
Best Senior Writer: Rutendo Mukono, Arundel

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