1st Dia de Alvarez oratorical tilt set PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 14 April 2014 11:23

The City Government announces the holding of the 1st Dia de General Vicente S. Alvarez Oratorical Contest on May 9 as part of its advocacy to create awareness, understanding and appreciation of the life of the revolutionary hero of Zamboanga.

Application forms may be secured from April 1- 30 at the City Tourism Office in Paseo del Mar. Deadline for the submission of accomplished forms with the copy of the contest piece is not later than 5pm Tuesday, May 6 at the tourism office.

The contest proper will be at 2pm, May 9 at the City Hall lobby.

Contestants must be below 20 years old as of December 31, 2013 and enrolled as a tertiary student in a government or private institution for school year 2013-2014. A school certification must be submitted to attest enrollment.

The oratorical piece must be original and never been published. It must be typewritten, saved and submitted in a word document format (Times Roman font, size 12), double-spaced, using the Standard English language. It is acceptable to utilize or incorporate a native language (chabacano) in the oratorical piece in order to establish a point but the vast majority must be written/ delivered in English.

Criteria for judging will include the content – 50%; delivery- 35% and decorum/ attire- 15%.

The speech must be logical, correct in form and content, relevant to the theme, and must address the established theme. The speech must clearly document all references or copyrighted material cited in the oration. All supporting documentation must be neatly printed, complete and accurate.

The delivery of the contest piece must not exceed 7 minutes. A one-point deduction for every one minute in excess will be imposed.

For the complete contest rules and other details, interested parties may visit the City Tourism Office in Paseo del Mar or call 992-3007 during office hours. —Sheila Covarrubias