The 4th Hong Kong Kids Open Singing Contest

Objective

The competition aims to develop children’s self-confidence and give the pride that every child deserves.

Details

  • Candidates may choose Cantonese, Chinese or English pop songs, folk songs, ABRSM exam songs, local opera, children’s songs, etc.
  • Please submit a hard copy of the selected song sheet music on the competition day. The material will NOT be returned.

Categories

Fees

Groups

(Age is calculated as at the competition day)

Solo

(No more than two people, including an accompanist.

The time limit is 3 minutes.)

HK$220 per person

Nursery Group A (aged 3-4)

Nursery Group B (aged 5-6)

Children Group A (aged 7-9)

Children Group B (aged 10-12)

**Groups of 2 to 4 people based on the grade attended by the age the most people belonging to.

Duet group based on the grade attended by the most senior team member.**

Group performance

(2 to 4 people)

(No more than five people, including accompanists.

The time limit is 4 minutes.)

HK$160 per person

Form of accompaniments

  • Contestants may perform as a solo act or have accompaniments of live musical instruments or pure music. Contestants must supply their own background tracks on a single CD.
  • The piano and the CD player are the only instruments provided for the competition. Candidates must bring other musical instruments or equipment to the competition if necessary.
  • The accompanists must perform repertoire printed in the official program and provide a hard copy for the adjudicators.
  • No photocopies of musical score are to be used during the competition at all times, otherwise candidates will be disqualified.

Competition Date

23th October, 2012

Competition Venue

Youth Square (Rm 1, Y-Studio)

238 Chai Wan Road, Chai Wan, Hong Kong

Scoring Standards

Contestants will be judged on technique (enunciation, diction, voice range, timing, pitch, feeling and stage presence), presentation, cooperative, and appeal. Adjudicator has the right and full discretion on all artistic matters.

Application Guidelines

  • Candidates may compete in different competition categories (please submit each application individually). The candidate might choose to compete in more than one group, but only one piece in each category should be entered.
  • The Organizing Committee reserves the right to disqualify any candidate who fails to comply with the above requirements, and the application fee will not be refunded.
  • In case of insufficient number of participants, the competition committee reserves the right to cancel an event. Application fees will be refunded to affected contestants.
  • Competitors who arrive late will be allowed to perform on stage, but may not compete for any prizes. Judges will provide late competitors with a written assessment, but will not award a score. If latecomers have not arrived by the final round of the competition will be considered “no-shows”, and will not be permitted to perform on stage. The application fee will NOT be refunded.
  • Score sheets will be given to all participants at the end of the competition.
  • The Organizing Committee reserves the rights to change any competition arrangement if necessary.
  • A hard copy of the original song sheet music must be submitted for reference on the competition day. The scores or rankings of the candidates who fail to provide the music copies may be affected.
  • The accompanists must perform repertoire printed in the official program and provide a hard copy for the adjudicators.
  • All music copies are non-returnable.
  • No photocopies of musical score are to be used during the competition at all times, otherwise candidates will be disqualified.

Application Procedures

1. By Mail

Cheque should be made payable to【Star Kids Art Development Centre】 with the name of candidate, competition, group and the contact number on the back and mail it together with the application form to:

Suite 2203, Level 22, Office Tower, Langham Place, 8 Argyle Street, Mongkok, Kowloon

Postdated cheques will not be accepted.

2. By Mail, Fax or E-mail

Application fee should be sent to the authorized account as follows:

Bank of China (Hong Kong) account # 012-708-0-001982-4

Please send us a copy of bank receipt (noted the candidate’s full name, competition’s name, group and contact number) together with the application form by mail, fax or e-mail.

Address:       Suite 2203, Level 22, Office Tower, Langham Place, 8 Argyle Street, Mongkok, Kowloon

Fax Number:    3423 4500

E-mail Address:  info@hk-starkids.com

Application form can be downloaded here

Application Deadline

Ÿ   BY 10 October 2012

  • Places are limited and are offered on first come first served basis. Unsuccessful applications will be returned to Applicants with Entry Fee by post on or before October 20, 2012. Postal mark is taken as priority and time reference.
  • The competition details will be announced on our web site 5 days before the contest day, candidates should be responsible to check it online. There will be NO notice given ahead of the competition. Refund and rescheduling are not allowed for late candidates and absentee.
  • Application form received after the deadline will not be accepted, unless an extra fee of HK$50 is received. The Organizing Committee reserves the right to refuse to accept the late registration.

Prize

  • Score sheets will be given to all participants at the end of the competition.
  • The First-, Second-, or Third-prize winners will be awarded with trophies and certificates in each group.
  •  “The Outstanding Performance Award” winner must score 80 marks or above and completed in a group of more than 10 candidates.
  • If there are less than 5 people in one group or less than 5 groups in one category, the prizes will be decided according to the candidates’ score.
  • The School Excellence Award” will be presented to school with the highest aggregate scores and the most winners.
  • The Most Active Participant Award (School)” will be presented to school with the most participants.
  • The Tutor Excellence Award” will be presented to teacher with the highest aggregate scores and the most winners.
  • The Most Active Participant Award (Tutor)” will be presented to teacher with the most participants.
  • Other participants are recognized based on their final scores:

Certificate of Merit: a score of 70 or above

Certificate of Participation: a score of 69 or below

  • Adjudicators have the rights of deciding not to give any prize or to eliminate the prizes of the group if the skills demonstrated by the participants have not reached the winning standard.
  • The Organizing Committee and adjudicators have the authority to make changes on the prize and grouping arrangement in accordance to the competitors’ standard and number of participants in each particular group without prior notice.

Competition Arrangements

  • A hard copy of the original music must be submitted for reference on the competition day. The scores or rankings of the candidates who fail to provide the music copies may be affected.
  • Candidates who perform with music score, please submit a hard copy of the original music for the adjudicators. If a candidate plays by memory, an original copy must be provided for the adjudicators.
  • The original copies of music will be returned after the competition. Any photocopy submitted will NOT be returned to the competitors.
  • Candidates must use original music for performance. Using photocopied music on stage will be disqualified.
  • Please do not share music score with other competitors.
  • Playing from memory is not compulsory in any level of the competition. But is strongly encouraged and will be considered in marking.
  • Practice or warm-up at Competition is not allowed.
  • An Upright piano is the only instrument provided for the competition. Candidates must bring other musical instruments or equipment to the competition if necessary.
  • Candidate may perform as a solo act or have accompaniments.
  • All the performances and accompaniments must be live.
  • Candidate can only perform one piece within the stipulated time limit.
  • The piece to be performed in the competition must be the same as that stated in the application form. Otherwise candidate will be disqualified.
  • All pieces should be played without repeats, except for D.C. or D.S. or with specification in the set syllabus.
  • Maximum time limits must be strictly observed competitors may be stopped and/or disqualified if they go over.
  • Adjudicator has the right and full discretion to stop performance at any time.
  • Score sheets will be given to all participants at the end of the competition.
  • Adjudicators have the rights of deciding not to give any prize or to eliminate the prizes of the group if the skills demonstrated by the participants have not reached the winning standard.
  • The Organizing Committee and adjudicators have the authority to make changes on the prize and grouping arrangement in accordance to the competitors’ standard and number of participants in each particular group without prior notice.
  • The Organizing Committee reserves the rights to cancel any competition level if necessary. In case of any cancellation, the affected candidates will be notified and the application fee will be refunded.
  • The organizing committee reserves the right to amend or rescind any regulation, award or judge pertaining to the Competition without any prior notice.
  • Requests of any changes in competition dare, time and performing order is NOT allowed. If the candidate fails to attend the competition, he or she will be marked as absent; and the application fee will NOT be refunded.
  • All candidates should arrive at the competition venue on time. Latecomers can only perform at the end of each round. If latecomers have not arrived by the final round of the competition will be considered “no-shows”, and will not be permitted to perform on stage. The application fee will NOT be refunded.
  • If the candidate fails to attend the competition, he or she will be marked as absent; and the application fee will NOT be refunded.

Rules and Regulations

  • Please fill in the application form carefully. All details (including song choices) could not be changed once entry form has been submitted.
  • Requests of change in writing will only be accepted for school exams. Such request must be accompanied with a school letter. There is no guarantee that requests must be able to be accommodated. It is subject to the availability of appropriate grade, category and schedule.
  • Candidates are requested to bring along their student cards or student hand books to verify their age at the registration counter.
  • One candidate can only be accompanied by ONE patient or guardian inside the competition venue.
  • The organizer reserves the right to disqualify any competitor who fails to comply with the requirements, regulations and eligibility set by the Organizer.
  • Hints or advices, during a performance, are strictly forbidden. Once discovered, the panel reserves all rights to issue a corresponding mark penalty.
  • Please switch off your mobile phone, pager and any alarming devices during the competition.
  • Expect the official photographers, no filming, recording or photography will be permitted at the competition.
  • All rounds of the competition will be recorded and videotaped. The copyright of all audio and visual recordings belongs to the properties of the organizer.
  • The Organizing Committee has the exclusive rights of the competitors’ image, information, and work. All of the information and recordings may be used for advertising purposes.
  • The organizing committee reserves the right of final decision in case of uncertainty or dispute.
  • The organizing committee reserves the right to amend or rescind any regulation, award or judge pertaining to the Competition without any prior notice.
  • In the event of a dispute, the Chinese version of this prospectus is definitive.
  • For further details and updates, please visit our website: www.hk-starkids.com

For any enquiries, please email to info@hk-starkids.com or contact us by 31112639/ 31156841.


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