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ENTRY FORM TO ENTER OLYMPICS



- Contestant Elegibility:

Although this is NOT a Special Olympics event, for this event, we will adhere to the guidelines provided on the Special Olympics website regarding contestant eligibility.  The student participating in this Festival must be identified by an agency or professional as having one of the following:

Intellectual disability
Closely related development disability, which means having functional limitations in both general learning and in adaptive skills such as recreation, work, independent living, self-direction, or self-care.

Therefore, to participate, the student must:

  • Meet the guidelines above.
  • Be enrolled in your school in 6th-12th grade. (Separate divisions will be provided for Middle School & High School)
  • Have a peer Coach (see below)
  • Willingness to have fun J


Peer Coaches

Each contestant must have their own peer Coach.  The peer coach may be a regular education student from your current Speech Team or your Theatre Program. Your Middle School contestants may either have a Middle School peer Coach or a High School peer Coach. Peer coaches may only coach one contestant each.

Peer Coaches will:

  • Assist their contestant in preparation for their event(s)
  • Travel with their contestant to and from event rooms.
  • Watch their contestant compete.
  • Be with their contestant at all times during the Festival
  • Be supportive and encouraging at all times to all contestants.


Lunch 11:30-12:30PM

Lunch will be provided for you, your bus driver, your competitors and their coaches.  Additional audience members (parents, community observers, etc.) will need to provide their own lunch, or purchase from our concession stand.

Please make sure that we are aware of any food allergies and special accommodations regarding lunch. There is a space on the entry form for you to provide this information.


GAME TIME

During the lunch hour, we will provide a variety of games in which your students may participate.  We are also planning to have a photo booth with costumes and props free of charge.


T-shirts-

Orders due by Thursday, March 26

Each contestant and their coach will receive a t-shirt for their entry fee.  Additional shirts may be ordered and paid for in advance. Each school will have a different colored shirt. Make sure you have indicated shirt size for each contestant and peer coach on your entry form.  A separate form will be provided for your additional orders. Additional shirts for spectators will be $15.00 per shirt. $17.00 for XXL and XXXL.

Entry Fees
Entry Form due by Thursday, March 26 (or sooner)

There will be a $5.00 entry fee per event. Entry fees will be used to cover cost of t-shirts for each contestant and their coach. Changes in your entry may be made without penalty until April 16 at 2:30PM.  At that time, your entry will be considered final, and you will be charged for all fees on that final entry.


Jellybean Speech Olympic Events & Guidelines

 

  • Each contestant may enter 2 events.
  • If they enter 2 events in the same session, please make sure they are able to perform both events in the time allotted. If double-entered in the same session, please volunteer to perform one event first or second, and then move quickly to the next event so that you can complete both events before the end of the session.
  • Contestants are encouraged to support the other performers in their event by watching their fellow contestants perform.
  • Contestants peer coach must accompany them to all of their activities.
  • Contestants should not enter or leave a room while another contestant is performing.


 
NOTE:  All events have a MAXIMUM time of 5 minutes, but no minimum time.

 

Morning Session Events 10:00-11:30AM


  •  Poetry Reading


Students will read poetry from a published author. Not original work.
Students can read more than one poem from the same author or on the same topic as long as the performance does not exceed the maximum time limit of 5 minutes when performed.
Students may vary voice and body to portray different characters who “speak” in the poem.
Students may use gestures and changes in physical stance, but should keep whole body movement limited. (Think 4 x 4 imaginary square on the floor)
The reading should begin with an introduction that sets up the poetry and gives the title(s) and author(s).

 

  • Duet Pantomime


The competitor will perform a pantomime WITH their regular ed. peer coach.
The performers may not talk, nor make sound after the performance begins.
The performers may perform the same scene simultaneously (both doing the same thing at the same time), or may work together to create a scene in which they each play their own part.
The team will perform a pantomimed scene from one of the following categories:

Something that happens in a Kitchen
Caring for an animal
An activity related to a sport
Setting up and playing a musical instrument

The team will need to decide what they want to do for all four categories.  They may practice in advance all four scenes, but will only perform one at the contest.
In the contest room, the team will draw a card with the category on it. They must perform the scene they practiced from the category on the card.
The team will have the use of 2 chairs and a table if they want them, but all other items in their scene must be pantomimed.


  • Children’s Storytelling


The student will perform a story intended for children that was written by a published author.
The story may be performed memorized, or may be read from the book.
The student may perform the story seated, or standing.
The student may change voice and body to portray different characters in the story.
The performance should begin with an introduction that sets up the story and gives the title and the author.


Afternoon Session Events 12:30-2:00 PM


  • Prose Reading


Students will read a short story, which is at least 50% narration, from a published author.
Students may vary voice and body to portray different characters who “speak” in the story.
Students may use gestures and changes in physical stance, but should keep whole body movement limited. (Think 4 x 4 imaginary square on the floor)
The reading should begin with an introduction that sets up the story, gives the title and author.


  • Original Duet Acting


The competitor will perform an original acting scene with their regular ed. peer coach.
The team will have the use of 2 chairs and one table for their scene. (optional) All other items must be pantomimed.
The actors will each play their own character in the scene. 
The team will create and perform an original acting scene from one of the following categories:

Family time
Making Friends
Being helpful
An adventure

The team will tell the judge which category they chose before performing their scene.
Actors may use creative voices for their characters, or speak in their own voice.
The scene must be a script the actors wrote themselves. It may be performed memorized, or with script in hand.
The scene should begin with an introduction that sets up the scene.



  • Public Speaking


The students will present a speech, on a topic of their choice, which is either informative or persuasive. 
The student may read the speech, or present it from memory.
No visual aids or props may be used.
The student may use platform movement, or stand in one spot.
The speech should have a clear pattern of organization with an introduction and conclusion.





 

JELLYBEAN SPEECH OLYMPICS

2015

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