As the deadline of registration and uploading of entries for the 2021 Virtual NSC draw closer, here are some important reminders for submission of entries:

VOCAL MUSIC

  • In recording videos, use of smart phones, digital cameras, or video cameras with built-in microphones are recommended. If using a mixer, as mentioned in the “Clarification in the Use of Microphones,” enhancement is NOT allowed (e.g. adding echo), which is subject to technical violation.
  • ENTRANCE and EXIT must be included in the recorded video. Corresponding deductions will be applied for failure to include these.
  • Videos must be HALF-BODY STATIONARY shot (waist up), in standard resolution, and in MP4 format with maximum resolution of 720p to 1080p.  
  • Music Notes and other forms should be in PDF format and must be included in the folder of the entry.
  • Music must be performed exactly as it appears on the score. For example, if the song will be sung in a different key, it must be noted.

INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC

  • The recorded video MAY BE HALF OR WHOLE-BODY STATIONARY SHOT and the HANDS should be VISIBLE.
  • Entrance and exit are NOT required in the video. DEPORTMENT (introduction, appearance, bearing) is part of the judging criteria.
  • Music Piece should be memorized. Reading of notes is NOT allowed.
  • Music Notes and other forms should be in PDF format and must be included in the folder of the entry.
  • Music must be performed exactly as it appears on the score. For example, if the song will be played in a different key, it must be noted.

CLASSIFICATION OF INSTRUMENTS

  • The following instruments are under WOODWIND INSTRUMENTS: Melodica, Flute, Bamboo flute, Ocarina, Saxophone, Clarinet, Bassoon, Oboe, and Contrabassoon.
  • STRING (BOWED) INSTRUMENTS: Violin, Viola, Cello, String Bass
  • STRING (PLUCKED, HAMMERED, STRUMMED) INSTRUMENTS: Harp, Classical Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Mandora, Banduria, Ukulele, Laud, Octavina, and Bandora
  • BRASS INSTRUMENTS: Horn, Cornett, Trumpet, Flugehorn, Trombone, Tuba
  • MISCELLANEOUS INSTRUMENTS: Accordion, Marimba, Xylophone, Recorder, Handbells, Bagpipe, and Harmonica

PLATFORM DIVISION

  • The recorded video must be WHOLE BODY STATIONARY SHOT (including feet), MP4 format with a maximum resolution of 720p to 1080p.
  • ENTRANCE and EXIT must be included in the recorded video.
  • All documents (MANUSCRIPT – speech, script, outline, story – and Creative Composition Affidavit, as needed), must be in PDF format and should be included in the folder of the specific entry.

CLARIFICATION ON BIBLE STORYTELLING

  • This is NOT a memorized event. Submission of a manuscript is NOT required.

PHOTOGRAPHY

  • Images must be taken in 2021 and entries should be based on the Categories outlined.
  • Follow general rules in the Convention Manual but NO NEED FOR MATTING since the submission is digital.
  • UPLOADED IMAGES SHOULD BE IN JPEG FILES.
  • Use the same format as music and platform in labeling entries – [SchoolName]-[Category], for example: ChristianSchoolAcademy-ScenicBlack&White
  • Documentation, as needed in specific categories (Special Effects and Computer Enhancement), must be in PDF format and included in the entry folder.

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