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Rules and Regulations

Judges decision will be final and unchallengeable

The team that gains the maximum aggregate points will get the team trophy

  1. Qiraat

Round 1

Participants can recite any verses from Holy Quran.

Repetition is not allowed.

Duration is 2:30 to 3 minutes

Decision of judges will be final.

Round 2

Finalist of the Round 1 will be given Ayaat written on slips by the respected judges, randomly, on the spot before recitation.

Repetition is not allowed.

Decision of judges will be final and Unchallengeable.

  1. Naat

Language is Urdu

Time allowed 3 to 4 minutes

Naat must not be on the tune of some song

فیصلہ ادائیگی ، آواز، انتخابِ کلام اور عمومی تاثر پر ہو گا

  1. National Song

Language is Urdu

Time allowed 3 to 4 minutes

  1.      فیصلہ  ادائیگی ، آواز، انتخابِ کلام اور عمومی تاثر  پرہو گا

Decision of judges will be final and Unchallengeable.

 

  1. Debate Eng/Urdu

 Speech Topics:

For Schools:

English: Pakistan our beloved homeland.

Urdu: ہم زندہ قوم ہیں

For Colleges & Universities: 

English: Now is the winter of our discontent.

Urdu: دیارِ مغرب کے رہنے والو! خدا کی بستی دکاں نہیں ہے

Rules and Regulations for Speech:

1- The Contest will comprise of two rounds. All speakers will participate in the first round. However, five best speakers from both, Urdu and English, categories will qualify for the final round.

2- Each participating institution is to be represented by a team comprising two speakers only, one to speak in Urdu and the other in English. However, individual speaker can also participate.

3- A speaker will speak for a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 5 minutes.

4- Marks will be deducted for failing to observe the stipulated time limit.

5- Paper reading is not allowed. Those who do so will be disqualified.

6- Speakers should refrain from using excessive Urdu in their English speeches and vice versa.

7- A speaker may agree or disagree with the topic. The subject matter of the speech based on the logical interpretation of the topic will carry maximum credit in terms of marks. Mere rhetorical content, which is devoid of relevance with the topic and lacks novelty of ideas, will be strongly discouraged.

8- A speaker making offensive remarks about any important personage or passing controversial religious, political or sectarian remarks shall be immediately disqualified. Using words/sentences with any indecent connotation and passing derogatory remarks against the chair will lead to instant disqualification of the speaker. In such an event, the speaker may be asked to step down from the podium during the speech.

9- The speakers will be judged on the content of their speeches, their proficiency in the respective language and the response of the audience.

10- The two best speakers of the contest, from both English and Urdu, will be awarded prizes.

11- The team that gains the maximum aggregate points will get the team trophy.

12- The decision of the judges will be final.

  1. Poem Topics

English: My Nation My Identity.

Urdu: ارض پاکستان

Rules and Regulations for Poem:

1-  Each participating institution is to be represented by a team comprising of two poets who would recite their work in Urdu and English respectively.  However, individual poet can also participate.

2- The Contest will comprise of two rounds. All Participants will participate in the first round. However, Five best poets from both, Urdu and English, categories will qualify for the final round.

3- The Pieces of poetry must be your own original work.

4- Plagiarism will not be tolerated and will result in immediate disqualification.

5- The duration of the poem should be of minimum of 3 minutes and a maximum of 4 minutes.

6- Marks will be deducted for failing to observe the stipulated time limit.

7- Two hard copies of the poetry pieces must be handed in before the competition.

8- The Participant will be judged on the Theme, Structure, Tone, Rhythm, Language, Imagery and the response of the audience.

9- The two best poets of the contest, from both English and Urdu, will be awarded prizes.

10- The decision of the judges will be final.

  1. Drama/Theatre Rules and Regulations for the Drama (University Level)

 Topic: The Menace of Corruption in Pakistan

Venue: PILAC (Punjab Institute of Language Art and Culture), Gaddafi Stadium, Ferozpur Road, Lahore

  1. Drama performance should be within 20 to 30 minutes. If play exceeds 30 minutes, the play will be stopped by the management.
  2. Drama should not contain anti-Pakistan, anti-religious, anti-two nation theory and sectarianism content, otherwise, the team will immediately be disqualified from the competition.
  3. General lights (front lights, Par-can Lights, Spot light) and sound system will be provided by the management. The participants will operate it according to their wish/need.
  4. The play containing vulgar or unethical content will lead to immediate disqualification from the event.
  5. Management will provide only 2 chairs and 1 table as a prop. Participant’s props are not the responsibility of management.
  6. The decision of the judges will be final and unchallengeable.
  7. If any team misbehaves during the event, they will be disqualified immediately.
  8. Teams reporting time is 8:30 am sharp.
  9. We will announce the performances according to given time slot. If any team fails to reach for performance in their given time slot they will not be given any other time slot.
  10. We’re there to help you people in better performance for which we have arranged PILAC (Punjab Institute of Language Art and Culture) Hall No. 1, so display your performances within time. Please be on time so that we can start event at scheduled time.
  11. Every team should be there at 8:30 am.

 

  1. Paintings

Rules and Regulations for Painting

  1. A3 size (12×18) paper will be provided to contestants for watercolours / pencil colours.
  2. Candidates should bring their own material with them, i.e. board, pencil colours, water colours, etc.
  3. Maximum time allowed will be two and half hours (2:30 hours).
  4. Paintings displaying other than given theme (Pakistan) will be rejected.

 

  1. Essay Writing Topics

English: Pakistan our beloved homeland.

Urdu: ہم زندہ قوم ہیں

Rules and Regulations for Essay

1- Each participating institution is to be represented by a team comprising two writers only, one to write in Urdu and the other in English. However, individual writer can also participate.

2- Sheets will be provided to participants to write. Participants need to carry their pen or any other stationary.

3- Participants need to ensure that they use good diction with original and interesting ideas.

4- They must also ensure the content of essay should be versed with the topic and should be logically organized, Include a purposeful conclusion & written in clear words.

5- Quotations should also be acknowledged in the reference.

6- The decision of the judges will be final.

General Rules

> Decision of judges will be FINAL and NOT Challengeable.
> Fees once submitted will not be refundable.
> Contestants will have to follow the timelines given for each competition.
> All competitions will be held on spot.
> Fake information may lead to immediate disqualification.
> Unethical & unlawful content may also lead to immediate disqualification and action will be taken as per law of the land.
> Travel, accommodation and food will entirely be the responsibility of contestants / participating institutions. However, the organizers may arrange accommodation on the request and expense of the participants.

Judges and the Management Committee

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