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STS பொங்கல் விழா 2019 Registrations open now. Please click here to register

Common Rules for all the competition :
1. Members can register for free for all the competition. All participants (Registered Members) are eligible to get a free entry ticket for the event.
2. Non – Members can register for a fee. All registered Non – Members have to buy the event entry ticket for regular price.
3. STS Membership will be checked before each event. To sign up for STS membership, please use this link: http://tinyurl.com/STSMembership
4. STS will hold the rights to publish participants pictures on social media
5. STS reserves the right to change the rules at any time.
6. STS reserves the right to cancel the competition, if the minimum number of registrations/participants are not met.
7.STS reserves the right to close the competition at any time if the maximum number of registrations/participants are met.
Details of Rules and Regulation :
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Competition/Event Rules Highlights :

Pechu Potti(பேச்சுபோட்டி) competition

  1. Contestants will NOT be allowed to refer any material during the competition.
  2. Contestants should come alone to the stage and parents will not be allowed on the stage. No outside help, Judges could help if the children are stuck.
  3. Parent’s presence will be restricted during the competition.
  4. While registering for speech competition please mention Speech topic.
  5. No one should read from a written paper. If anyone does, he/she will not be evaluated by the
    judges. Notes will be allowed which is written on kids hand sized paper.
  6. Colloquial form of speech is admitted.
  7. Usage of English words to the minimal is highly appreciated.
  8. Winners will be announced during the Pongal 2019 event.
  9. All participants will receive a certificate.
  10. Grace time:
    Category 1: Ages 5 – 9: (3 minutes + 1 Minute Grace).
    Category 2: Ages 10 -14: (4 minutes + 1 Minute Grace)

For see the Judging Criteria and other information, click here and refer corresponding section.

Tamil Crossword competition

  1. The Contestant will NOT be allowed to refer any material during the competition.
  2. Participants are expected to identify the minimum number of words mentioned below and can complete till maximum number mentioned.
  3. Find as many words possible from the board, within the allotted time
  4. Letters of the word should be adjacent to each other on the board, could be in any adjacent direction
  5. Parent’s presence will be restricted during the competition.
  6. All participants will receive a certificate.
  7. Date of the competition will be communicated to the email address in the registration form.
  8. Winners will be announced during the Pongal 2019 event.

For see the Judging Criteria and other information, click here and refer corresponding section.

Dictation (சொல்வதெழுதுதல்) competition

  1. The list of words for different age categories will be distributed soon to the participants who enroll for this competition.
  2. The contestant will not be allowed to refer any material during the competition.
  3. The pronouncer will help the kids by providing the meaning of the word to be spelled.
  4. Parent’s presence will be restricted during the competition.
  5. All participants will receive a certificate.
  6. Winners will be announced during the Pongal 2019 event

For see the Judging Criteria and other information, click here and refer corresponding section.

Reading (வாசித்தல்) competition

  1. The contestant will be provided with the material to be read on the spot.
  2. Content of the passage(s) will differ for each age group.
  3. Parents will not be allowed inside the room where the competitions are held.
  4. All participants will receive a certificate.
  5. Winners will be announced during the Pongal 2019 event.

For see the Judging Criteria and other information, click here and refer corresponding section.

Tamil Kavithai (தமிழ் கவிதை) Competition

  1. The contestant should prepare and memorize the poems (புதுக் கவிதை, ஹைக்கூ கவிதை, மரபுக் கவிதை) to the email (stsregevents@gmail.com ) on or before 1/26.
  2. The competition is for people 15 and over.
  3. Title under friendship, motherhood, nature, family and life are highly appreciated.
  4. The contestants are not allowed to refer to any materials during the competition.
  5. Winners will be announced during the Pongal 2019 event.
  6. All participants will receive a certificate.

For see the Judging Criteria and other information, click here and refer corresponding section.

Oru varthai oru sol (ஒரு வார்த்தை ஒரு சொல்) competition

  1. A Team will have 2 participants. The competition is for people age 7+ and over. The participants may or may not be related as Brother & Sister/Grandma & Child etc.
  2. Topics –Famous Personalities, Indian Food, Tamil Festivals, Tamil Thalaivargal
  3. One member of the team will be given the word list for each round and this member needs to give clue to the other team member to find the words. Clues may be synonyms, antonyms, nouns, verbs, proper nouns etc.
  4. The clue should be Tamil words only, no English words for giving clues. The clue giver shouldn’t act or do any hand gestures. Also, the clue giver shouldn’t say the actual word to be identified by mistake. Violating any of these rules will disqualify the point for the word
  5. Also, the team member who is guessing the word should say only one word for each clue. Saying more than one word for each clue will disqualify the point for the word
  6. Except participants others will not be allowed inside the room where the competitions are held.
  7. All participants will receive a certificate.
  8. Winners will be announced during the Pongal 2019 event.

For see the Judging Criteria and other information, click here and refer corresponding section.

Super Dancers (Classical) for Kids – Competition

  1. Group performances only. Group should have min of 5.
  2. Performance should not exceed 5 minutes
  3. The classical dance can be from any of the approved schools of dance. Such as Kathak, Kathakali, Bharat Natyam, Manipuri, Kuchipudi, Mohinittam, Odissi etc.
  4. Two groups cannot pick the same song. First group to email us the list of songs will get the song.
  5. Once registered please send in your song selection to confirm your favorite song in following format
          • Subject: STS Pongal Super Dancers (Classical) for Kids – 2019
          • Body: Mention all the songs
          • Coordinator’s Name: First and Last Name
          • Choreographer’s Name: First and Last Name
  1. Winners will be announced during the Pongal 2019 event.
  2. All participants will receive a certificate.

For see the Age Group and Judging Criteria and other information, click here and refer corresponding section.

Super Dancers (Non-Classical) for Kids – Competition

  1. Group performances only. Group should have min of 5.
  2. Performance should not exceed 5 minutes
  3. The selection of song should be strictly in Tamil.
  4. Two groups cannot pick the same song. First group to email us the list of songs will get the song.
  5. Once registered please send in your song selection to confirm your favorite song in following format
        • Subject: STS Pongal Super Dancers (Non-Classical) for Kids – 2019
        • Body: Mention all the songs
        • Coordinator’s Name: First and Last Name
        • Choreographer’s Name: First and Last Name
  1. Winners will be announced during the Pongal 2019 event.
  2. All participants will receive a certificate.

 For see the Age Group and Judging Criteria and other information, click here and refer corresponding section.

Super Dancers for Adults – Competition

  1. Group performances only. Group should have min of 5.
  2. Performance should not exceed 5 minutes
  3. Any type (Classical /Movie) Tamil Songs.
  4. Two groups cannot pick the same song. First group to email us the list of songs will get the song.
  5. Once registered please send in your song selection to confirm your favorite song in following format
      • Email to: stsregevents@gmail.com
      • Subject: STS Pongal Super Dancers for Adults – 2019
      • Body: Mention all the songs
      • Coordinator’s Name: First and Last Name
      • Choreographer’s Name: First and Last Name
  1. Winners will be announced during the Pongal 2019 event.
  2. All participants will receive a certificate.

 For see the Age Group and Judging Criteria and other information, click here and refer corresponding section.

Super Singers for Kids – Competition

  1. Both Solo/ Group performance is allowed. A group can accommodate min 2 to 8
  2. Performance should not exceed 5 minutes.
  3. Tamil songs only.
  4. Karaoke (background music) will be played if provided ahead by the singer
  5. Any genre of music is welcome,
  6. Two participants cannot pick the same song. First participant to email us the song will get the song.
  7. Once registered please send in your song selection to confirm your favorite song in following format
          • Subject: STS Pongal Super Singers for Kids – 2019
          • Body: Mention all the songs and movie of all the songs
          • Coordinator’s Name: First and Last Name
          • Choreographer’s Name: First and Last Name
  1. Winners will be announced during the Pongal 2019 event.
  2. All participants will receive a certificate.

For see the Age Group and Judging Criteria and other information, click here and refer corresponding section.

Super Singers for Adults – Competition

  1. Both Solo/ Group performance is allowed. A group can accommodate min 2 to 8
  2. Performance should not exceed 5 minutes.
  3. Tamil songs only.
  4. Karaoke (background music) will be played if provided ahead by the singer
  5. Any genre of music is welcome,
  6. Two participants cannot pick the same song. First participant to email us the song will get the song.
  7. Once registered please send in your song selection to confirm your favorite song in following format
          • Subject: STS Pongal Super Singers for Adults– 2019
          • Body: Mention all the songs and movie of all the songs
          • Coordinator’s Name: First and Last Name
          • Choreographer’s Name: First and Last Name
  1. Winners will be announced during the Pongal 2019 event.
  2. All participants will receive a certificate.

For see the Age Group and Judging Criteria and other information, click here and refer corresponding section.

 

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