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Time Limits

1.

Please note changes to time limit scoring.  For individual performances, timing will be from the first spoken word to the bow.  In order to indicate that the skit is over, one or more students in the skit should bow at the end of the skit.

2.

The time limits for the oral selections are:

Individual

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Level I:1-3 minutes

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Level II:1-3 minutes

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Levels III:2-4 minutes

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Level IV: 3-5 minutes

Group

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Level I / II:4-6 minutes

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Level III :5-7 minutes

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Level IV:6-8 minutes

3.

If the minimum time limit is not met, or if the maximum time limit is exceeded (Individual & Group Competitions), the competitor will not be disqualified, but one point per 10 seconds will be subtracted from the time management category on the score sheet. The maximum penalty will be 10 points per score sheet.  A perfect overall score is 60.

Time Management Scale

Seconds Over/Under

0

1-5

6-10

11-15

16-20

21-25

26-30

31-35

36-40

41-45

46

Points

Deducted

0

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Specifics for the Choral Competition

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Entries will be judged primarily on the quality of the pronunciation of French in the song.

2.

Songs may be any type of music.

3.

In addition to the quality of spoken French, competitors will be judged on musicality.

4.

A club may enter two of three categories:  1) solo/duet, 2) solo with backup 3) group (maximum of 2 entries per club).

5.

Time limit is not to exceed 5 minutes.

6.

Musical accompaniment (CDs or tapes) may not contain ANY words.

7.

There will be no prompting from the audience.

Extemporaneous Reading

1.

Individual students, one per level per school, may enter the extemporaneous reading competition.

2.

A separate passage to be read will be chosen for all Levels I-IV/Advanced.

3.

The order of competition will be established by the order in which the forms are received.

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The students will preview the passage for 30 seconds and then read it aloud for 30 seconds.  NO TIME DEDUCTIONS

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Each contestant will be judged on pronunciation, fluency, clarity, enunciation and intonation.

Rules and Regulations for Scholars' Bowl Team Competition

PLEASE NOTE:  These rules and regulations were revised in September 1999 and are adapted from the ASCA Competition and Rules for Middle and High School (revised September 1995).

1.    SCHOLARS' BOWL is an academic question and answer competition played in rounds between two teams of four players each, one of whom is designated as captain, and two alternates.  Schools may use their alternates; however, substitution must occur only between rounds.  

2.There can be only (1) official team from each participating middle or high school.  Team members must be full-time students.  High School students must not have earned a diploma.

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