NEHRU SCIENCE CENTRE
NATIONAL SCIENCE DRAMA FESTIVAL 2013-14
RULES & REGULATIONS OF SCIENCE DRAMA FESTIVAL
The Science Drama Festival is to be held at three levels.
1. State level (in collaboration with NCSM science centre in the State / UT)
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
The competition is open to the school students up to 10th Standard.
THEME / TOPIC OF THE DRAMA
Topic: Science & Society
1. Water cooperation
Please note that the play could be based on any of the above Sub-themes and should convey a definite scientific message.
For Script Writer :
1. The drama should not be an academic exercise and boring. It should give emotional and aesthetic experience to the performers and also to the audience.
2. It should totally engage the audience and give educational message indirectly but effectively. The performers and the audience should feel happy that they have understood / learnt something in.
3. While writing the play, care should be taken with regard to the settings, duration of the play and also the number of artists taking part in the drama.
For Participants :
The following prizes will be awarded as per the judge’s decision (three prizes in order of merit). As decided by State / UT organizers in consultation with NCSM unit in the State wherever applicable.
1st Prize - Rs. 8000/-
Best Direction (one prize) - Rs. 1000/-
NOTE : Each State/Unit shall select only two best teams and each UT shall send one team for Zonal level participation. However, two best teams selected from Zonal level competition shall participate at National level festival.
The State/ unit level Science Drama competition may be completed by October 2013, and the Zonal level competition will be held in December 2013 at Nehru Science Centre, Mumbai. National level Science Drama Festival will be held in January 2014 at Nehru Science Centre, Mumbai.
NCSM shall bear the travelling expenditure restricted to sleeper-class rail / bus fare from the place of residence to the place where Zonal / National Competition is held. No travel cost shall be paid for unit / state level competition by NCSM. However, respective State /UT could consider payment of travel expenses from their budget for State/UT/ Unit level competitions. Prizes at State/ UT level should also be borne by the respective State/UT.
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