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VVV - Battle of the Bards 2020 - Mark Scheme

Criterion Novice Apprentice Master Veteran
Ability to captivate the reader.
0-4
5-9
10-14
15-20
Message
0-4
5-9
10-14
15-20
Use of Convention
0-4
5-9
10-14
15-20
Technique
0-4
5-9
10-14
15-20
Originality
0-4
5-9
10-14
15-20

Criterion Descriptor Table

Criterion Description Marks
Ability to captivate the reader
  • The poet is completely out of focus 
  • Some focus, but lacks continuity 
  • Well focused, and holds the reader's interest throughout the poem
  • captivate and involves the reader deeply 
  • 0-4
  • 5-9
  • 10-14
  • 15-20
Message
  • The message doesn't capture nor maintains the attention of the reader
  • The message is somewhat engaging, but lacks focus
  • The message is clear and engaging
  • The message is compelling, strong and clear
  • 0-4
  • 5-9
  • 10-14
  • 15-20
Use of Convention
  • Irresolute spelling and punctuation errors are frequent, and the incorrect use of grammar and syntax interferes with understanding the poem.
  • Several spelling, punctuation, and grammatical errors are evident.
  • Some spelling, punctuation errors are visible. Grammatical and syntax errors are minimal, and they make a minimal impact on understanding the poem.
  • No grammar, punctuation, spelling, syntax errors.
  • 0-4
  • 5-9
  • 10-14
  • 15-20
Technique
  • Lack of vocabulary, figurative language, and sensory details create an overgeneralized or vague poem. Reader is unmoved by work.
  • Weak use of vocabulary, figurative language, and sensory details to create tone and meaning. Evokes a minimal response from reader.
  • Uses vocabulary, figurative language, and sensory details to create tone and meaning. Evokes a moderate response from the reader.
  • Effectively uses vivid vocabulary, unique details, figurative language, and sensory details to create tone and meaning. Evokes a strong response from the reader.
  • 0-4
  • 5-9
  • 10-14
  • 15-20
Originality
  • Writer's unique perspective is not evident and approach seems cliched and /or uninteresting.
  • Writer's unique perspective is somewhat evident. Approach lacks imagination.
  • Writer's voice and unique perspective is evident; a creative and innovative approach grabs reader.
  • Writer's distinct voice and unique perspective is very evident; a highly creative and innovative approach grabs reader.
  • 0-4
  • 5-9
  • 10-14
  • 15-20

VVV (Verses Versus Verses) Battle of the Bards - Competition Rules

  • Rules
  • Eligibility
  • Copyright
  • Judging
  • Prizes
  • Important
  • Entry Form
  • Applicant must be a member of ELSL. If you don't have an account, create your free profile prior to sending your entry
  • Closing date for receipt of entries is 30th November 2020, (00.00, GMT+5.30)
  • You can write on any subject and there is no line limit. 
  • Any poetic genre is allowed (eg. Free verse, sonnet, ode)
  • Language - English
  • Font - Times New Roman
  • Font size - Heading 14, Body 12
  • Font colour - Black (only)
  • Background - White (only)
  • Allowed formats - Word documents (.docx)
  • No corrections can be made after receipt.
  • The Prizes are open to anyone 
  • Entries must be entirely the work of the entrant and must never have been published, self-published, published online or broadcast.
  • One poem is allowed for one entrant.
 
Worldwide copyright of each entry remains with the author, but ELSL will
have the unrestricted right to publish the winning poems in any relevant promotional material.
  

ELSL staff functions as the judge board. The judges’ decision is final and no individual correspondence can be entered into.

1st Place

  • 100 ELSL Coins
  • VVV 2020 1st place Insignia
  • VVV 2020  1st place certificate issued by ELSL (Will be posted to the address you provide)
  • Winning poem will be published in the home page till next competition
  • The winner instantly climbs up Five ranks.
  • Winning poem will be selected to be sent to the world poetry competition (1st place cash prize of €6000/Rs.1300000)*

2nd Place

  • 50 ELSL Coins
  • VVV 2020 2nd place Insignia
  • VVV 2020  2nd place certificate issued by ELSL (Will be posted to the address you provide)
  • Runner-up poem will be published in the home page till next competition
  • Instantly climbs up Three ranks.
  • Runner-up  poem will be selected to be sent to the world poetry competition (1st place cash prize of €6000/Rs.1300000)*

3rd Place

  • 25 ELSL Coins
  • VVV 2020 3rd place Insignia
  • VVV 2020  3rd place certificate issued by ELSL (Will be posted to the address you provide)
  • The 3rd place winner instantly climbs up One rank.
  • The 3rd place winner's poem will be selected to be sent to the world poetry competition (1st place cash prize of €6000/Rs.1300000)*

*Terms and conditions apply

Entry implies acceptance of all the rules. Failure to comply with the entry
requirements will result in disqualification.

 

 

Closed

Raconteurs (98) 2021 - Short story writing competition

Results released on 13th April 2021 at 11.59 p.m.

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Raconteurs 98 (Short Story Wring Competition) - Competition Rules

  • Rules
  • Eligibility
  • Copyright
  • Judging
  • Prizes
  • Important
  • Entry Form

Literary works which do not meet the below requirements will be disqualified

  • Applicant must be a member of ELSL. If you don't have an account, create your free profile prior to sending your entry
  • Closing date for receipt of entries is 31st March 2021, (00.00, GMT+5.30)
  • You can write on any subject
  • Your story must have exactly 98 words
  • Titles are not included in the wordcount 
  • Hyphenated words and contractions are counted as one word. (state-of-the-art, haven't)
  • One person can submit any number of receipts (An entry fee of Rs 500/= is charged per receipt. Payment slip must be attached to the entry form)
  • Language - English
  • Font - Times New Roman
  • Font size - Heading 14, Body 12
  • Font colour - Black (only)
  • Background - White (only)
  • Allowed formats - Word documents (.docx)
  • No corrections can be made after receipt.
  • The Prizes are open to anyone 
  • Entries must be entirely the work of the entrant and must never have been published, self-published, published online or broadcast.
 
  • Worldwide copyright of each entry remains with the author, but ELSL will have the unrestricted right to publish the winning poems in any relevant promotional material.
  
  • ELSL staff functions as the judge board. The judges’ decision is final and no individual correspondence can be entered into.

1st Place

  • 100 ELSL Coins
  • Rs 5000/=
  • Raconteurs  2021 1st place Insignia
  • Raconteurs  2021 1st place certificate issued by ELSL (Will be posted to the address you provide)
  • Winning Short Story will be published in the website
  • The winner instantly climbs up Five ranks.

2nd Place

  • 50 ELSL Coins
  • Rs 3000/=
  • Raconteurs  2021 2nd place Insignia
  • Raconteurs  2021 2nd place certificate issued by ELSL (Will be posted to the address you provide)
  • Winning Short Story will be published in the website
  • The winner instantly climbs up Three ranks.

3rd Place

  • 25 ELSL Coins
  • Rs 2000/=
  • Raconteurs  2021 3rd place Insignia
  • Raconteurs  2021 3rd place certificate issued by ELSL (Will be posted to the address you provide)
  • Winning Short Story will be published in the website
  • The winner instantly climbs up One rank.

 

  • Entry implies acceptance of all the rules. Failure to comply with the entry requirements will result in disqualification.
  • Entrance fee is Rs 500/=
  • Credit the entrance fee to the account mentioned below.
    Physical transactions, e-banking, mobile banking, Credit/Debit

Bank : BOC
Name : ELSL Institute
Account Number : 87069007
Branch : Kadawatha

  • Make sure to have a photo/Screen Shot of the transaction ready to attach to the entry form.
 

CLOSED

For delayed entries: contact 0094712809697 before 31.03.2021, 11.59 p.m.

Try Raconteurs 98 again in the 1st of January, 2022

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