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VVV – Battle of the Bards 2020

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Mark Scheme Released

Results Released

Out of 178 Poetry submissions, 32 poems are selected for the semi-finals

VVV

Battle of the Bards

2020

Semi-finalists

First Name

Last Name

Aalia

Mansoor

Akithya

De Costa

Aksheya

Anandasayanan

Asha

Jayakody

Ayushi

Fernando

Buddhima

Perera

Dehami

Dinumika

Gnanalosan

Gnanabalan

Hamdha

Zainab

Inura

Dewasinghe

Kaumudi

Liyanage

keali

Ahangama

Keethanjali

Mahendran

Kushani

Nethmini

Lourdes

Manikavasagar

Methshani

Anuradhi

Nadeesha

Kularathne

Naduni

Silva

Nelie

Weligamaarachchi

Nikeeta

De Silva

Nimeth

Ranwala

Nimsara

Seneviratne

Raihana

Amjard

Rukaiya

Banu

Sadeesha

Abeykoon

Samanali

Samarathunga

Shaafee

Shameem

Shambavy

Rajakulasingam

Theyona

Liyanage

Vethum

Amaratunga

Yasari

Mahagamage

Congratulations !

VVV – Battle of the Bards
Winners

1st place

Inura Dewasinghe – Mourning of a Scarlet Woman

2nd place

Nelie Weligamaarachchi – The Girl with the Lantern

3rd place

Vethum Amaratunga – The Invisible Foe

 

 

4th place
Aalia

5th place
Naduni

6th place
Shaafee

7th place
Sadeesha

8th place
Nimeth

9th place
Akithya

10th place
keali

11th place
Lourdes

12th place
Samanali

13th place
Nimsara

14th place
Dehami

15th place
Methshani

16th place
Theyona

17th place
Keethanjali

18th place
Kushani

19th place
Shambavy

20th place
Aksheya

21st place
Kaumudi

22nd place
Asha

23rd place
Ayushi

24th place
yasari

25th place
Buddhima

26th place
Gnanalosan

27th place
Nikeeta

28th place
Rukaiya

29th place
Nadeesha

30th place
Raihana

31st place
Hamdha

 

 

 

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.

 

 

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