18th National Youth Festival
General Guidelines
Important Points
General Rules & Regulations
Items Under Competitive Section
Instructions for Competitive Items
Forms
Instructions for Competitive Items
Folk Dance
  • Maximum number of participants allowed per team is twenty. (Including accompanists). The team may consist of all boys, all girls or both.
  • The dance can be either primitive or a folk dance (Indian Style) but not a classical one. Ballets are not allowed.
  • Duration of the dance should not be more than 15 minutes.
  • Five minute will be given for stage setting.
  • Three copies of a brief note giving the theme and text of the song should be submitted along with the Entry form at the time of registration.
  • The participating team will be responsible for removal of their sets and properties etc. immediately after the completion of their performance.
  • Judgement will be based on the basis of rhythm, choreography, costumes, make up, sets and over all effects.
  • Pre recorded music (tape, cassette etc.) shall not be permitted for this item.
Folk Song
  • Maximum number of singers in a group should be ten.
  • Folk Song (Indian) could be in any regional language.
  • No film songs should be presented.
  • Maximum time allowed for the folk song is 7 minutes. The setting time for a group shall not exceed 4 minutes Advance copy should be submitted during registration by the team incharge.
  • Judgment will be based on quality of singing only and not on make-up, costumes and actions of the team.
One Act Play (English or Hindi Only)
  • The duration of the play should not exceed 45 minutes. Time will be counted as soon as the signal is given or the team starts giving the introduction, whichever is earlier. For 10 Minutes will be given for stage setting and removal of sets properties after taking charge of the stage.
  • The number of performers should not exceed twelve.
  • The participating teams shall bring their own set/stage property, make-up material etc. Light and general property such as ordinary furniture may be provided if information in advance.
  • The play may be in Hindi or English only.
  • The participating team must report at least two hours before the presentation of the play.
  • Judgment will be based on the quality, theme, acting, stage craft and overall impression etc.
Classical Vocal Solo (Hindustani and Carnatic)
  • The duration of the play should not exceed 45 minutes. Time will be counted as soon as the signal is given or the team starts giving the introduction, whichever is earlier. For 10 Minutes will be given for stage setting and removal of sets properties after taking charge of the stage.
  • Five minutes will be allowed for the setting of the stage, mike, accompanist, tuning of instruments etc.
  • Cinema songs are not allowed for this item.
  • Sufficient thought and care must be exercised in the choice of raga and composition.
  • Judgement will be based on the qualities like swara, taal, recitation of bol, selection of raga, composition and overall impression.
Classical Instrumental Solo (Sitar, Flute, Tabla, Veena and Mrigdangam)
  • Participants should bring his/her own instrument.
  • Item can be presented in either Hindustani or Carnatic Style.
  • Maximum time allotted for Sitar, Flute and Veena is 15 minutes and 10 minutes for Tabla and Mrigdangam.
  • Five minutes will be allowed for the setting of the stage, mike, accompanist, tuning of instruments etc.
  • Judgement will be based on the qualities like swara, tal, recitation of bol, selection of raga, composition and overall impression.
Harmonium (Light)
  • Maximum Time allotted is 10 minutes.
  • Five minutes will be allowed for the setting of the stage, mike, accompanist, tuning of instruments etc.
  • Participants must bring their own instrument.
  • Items should be presented in light music form. It should exclude film music.
  • Judgement will be based on the qualities like swara, taal, recitation of bol, selection of raga, composition and overall impression.
Guitar
  • Maximum Time allotted is 10 minutes.
  • Five minutes will be allowed for the setting of the mike tuning of instruments etc.
  • Participants must bring their own instrument.
  • Item should be presented in Indian or Western music form.
  • Judgement will be based on the qualities like rhythm coherence, technique, discipline, command of the instrument, overall impression etc.
Classical Dance (Manipuri, Oddissi, Bhartnatyam, Kathak and Kuchipuddi)
  • Each participant will be allowed a maximum time of 15 minutes for presentation.
  • Five minutes will be allowed for the setting of the stage, mike, accompanist, tuning of instruments etc.
  • Judgement will be based on the qualities like swara, taal, recitation of bol, selection of raga, composition and overall impression. Participants must bring their own instruments.
  • Three copies of brief note on the description of dance, story and the accompanying song, with its meaning in Hindi or English must be submitted at the time of registration.
Elocution (Extempore)
  • The language should be Hindi or English only.
  • Each participant will be given a maximum of four minutes for presentation.
  • The participant will pick up one slip from the container and speak on the topic picking up another slip is prohibited.
  • Judgement will be based on the clarity of speech, flow, relevance to the selected topic, non-repetition of words and sentences, confidence, awareness etc.
The above-mentioned general and specific Rules and Regulations are subject to change and are at the discretion of the panel of judges for respective items.