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Cartoon Script Writing Competition

2021

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Cartoon Script Writing Competition
  • Rules
  • Eligibility
  • Copyright
  • Judging
  • Prizes
  • Important
  • Download
  • Entry Form

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

  • Closing date for receipt of entries is 30th June 2021, (00.00, GMT+5.30)
  • You can write on any genre (Comedy/Crime/etc.)
  • Your Script must not exceed 500 words (in Dialogue form)
  • Titles and character names are not included in the word count
  • Stage directions and other descriptions are not included in the word count
  • 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)
  • Stage directions must be written within square brackets '[]'
  • Refer to the sample script to get an idea
  • Download the editable Cartoon Script 
  • 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 literary works 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 25000/=
  • Comic Creators  2021 1st place Insignia
  • Comic Creators 2021 1st place certificate issued by ELSL (Will be posted to the address you provide)
  • Winning script will be published in the website
  • The winner instantly climbs up Five ranks in the website.

2nd Place

  • 50 ELSL Coins
  • Comic Creators 2021 2nd place Insignia
  • Comic Creators 2021 2nd place certificate issued by ELSL (Will be posted to the address you provide)
  • Winning script will be published in the website
  • The winner instantly climbs up Three ranks in the website.

3rd Place

  • 25 ELSL Coins
  • Comic Creators 2021 3rd place Insignia
  • Comic Creators 2021 3rd place certificate issued by ELSL (Will be posted to the address you provide)
  • Winning Script will be published in the website
  • The winner instantly climbs up One rank in the website.
  • 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
Branch : Kadawatha
Name : ELSL Institute
Account Number : 87069007

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Raconteurs (98) 2021 - Short story writing competition

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

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

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
  • 25-30
  • 20-24
  • 15-14
  • 10-14
  • 05-09
  • 00-04
Technique
0-4
5-9
10-14
15-20
Originality
0-4
5-9
10-14
15-20

Criterion Descriptor Table

Criterion Description Marks

MEANING:

Extent to which the story focuses on
a problem compelling a character(s)
to change from beginning through end
and reveals a theme to the reader.

  • Tells story of realistic, well‐developed characters in compelling circumstances that undergo change and subtly reveals the theme.
  • Tells story of realistic, developed characters in circumstances that undergo change and reveals a theme.
  • Tells story of realistic characters in compelling circumstances that undergo change and suggests a theme.
  • Tells story of characters in circumstances that undergo some change and might suggest a theme.
  • Describes characters in circumstances that don’t undergo any change, though does not have a discernable theme.
  • Story lacks characters, presents no circumstance through which they can change, and has no underlying theme or big idea.
  • 25-30
  • 20-24
  • 15-19
  • 10-14
  • 05-09
  • 00-04

DEVELOPMENT:

Extent to which the opening
sets the mood for the
story, events occur at a
plausible pace, character is
revealed through dialogue,
setting is vividly described,
the plot is character‐driven,
and the story has a satisfying
ending.

  • Grabs reader from the first sentence, subtly sets the stage for the well‐paced story, reveals characters through dialogue and other methods of showing, describes an imagery‐rich setting, characters drive plot, and has an exceptionally satisfying ending.
  • Attracts reader from the first sentence, sets the stage for the paced story, reveals characters through dialogue and other methods of showing, describes an imagery‐rich setting, characters drive most of the plot, and has a reasonably satisfying ending.
  • Presents a decent opening, sets the stage for an adequately paced story, reveals character through dialogue or other method of showing, describes a setting, characters drive most of the plot, and has a somewhat satisfying ending.
  • Presents an adequate opening, may set the stage for the rest of the story, pacing is uneven, shows more than tells about the character, mentions a setting, in which characters drive some of the plot, and has a minimally satisfying ending.
  • Opening is not compelling, does not set the stage for the story, pace is erratic, mentions characters without much detail, does not describe a setting, characters drive some of the plot, and does not have a satisfying ending.
  • There is no opening, no character development or setting, no evident pacing, plot is author‐ driven, has no definite ending.
  • 25-30
  • 20-24
  • 15-19
  • 10-14
  • 05-09
  • 00-04

ORGANIZATION:

Extent to which the story has an engaging lead, a logical flow of events, and arrives at a satisfying conclusion leaving the reader with an intended emotion.

  • Lead is engaging, compelling the reader to continue, proceeds smoothly through a logical flow of events, arrives at a satisfying conclusion leaving the reader with a distinct emotion.
  • Lead is reasonably engaging, inviting the reader to continue, proceeds through a logical flow of events, arrives at a reasonably satisfying conclusion leaving the reader with an emotion.
  • Lead is adequate, suggesting the reader continue, proceeds through a series of events mostly logically, arrives at a conclusion suggesting the reader have an emotion.
  • Lead exists, attempts to suggest that the reader continue, proceeds through events somewhat logically, arrives at a conclusion that hints of some emotion to the reader.
  • Story begins with no thing to invite the reader to continue, lists events in a random order, arrives at a suggestion of a conclusion with no evidence of intended reader emotion.
  • Story has no definitive beginning or conclusion, gives reader no reason to continue reading, doesn’t have any events or flow, and leaves the reader cold.
  • 25-30
  • 20-24
  • 15-19
  • 10-14
  • 05-09
  • 00-04

LANGUAGE USE:

Extent to which how‐to article exhibits effective word choice, sentence structure, and sentence variety to convey meaning

  • Writer uses excellent vocabulary, sentence structure, and sentence variety.
  • Writer uses good vocabulary, sentence structure, and sentence variety.
  • Writer uses acceptable vocabulary, sentence structure, and sentence variety.
  • Writer uses acceptable vocabulary, sentence structure, and sentence variety.
  • Writer uses lackluster vocabulary, sentence structure, and sentence variety.
  • Writer uses simplistic vocabulary, sentence structure, and sentence variety.
  • 25-30
  • 20-24
  • 15-19
  • 10-14
  • 05-09
  • 00-04

CONVENTIONS:

Extent to which the article exhibits conventional spelling, punctuation, paragraphing, grammar and usage.

 

  • Spelling, punctuation, paragraphing, grammar and usage are correct.
  • Spelling, punctuation, paragraphing, grammar and usage are generally correct.
  • Spelling, punctuation, paragraphing, grammar and usage are acceptable though they interfere at times with reader’s comprehension.
  • There are some problems with spelling, punctuation, paragraphing, grammar and usage interfering with reader’s comprehension.
  • There are some problems with spelling, punctuation, paragraphing, grammar and usage interfering with reader’s comprehension.
  • There are many problems with spelling, punctuation, paragraphing, grammar and usage making the article impossible for a reader to understand.
  • 25-30
  • 20-24
  • 15-19
  • 10-14
  • 05-09
  • 00-04
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

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