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Star-NiE and Pizza Hut,
in cooperation with the Education Ministry present

Tale Spin 2014

Student's Corner

OVERVIEW

Participation for students (flow chart)
Option 1
Category Quantity
Storyboard (Compulsory) 1
3-minute video clip (Optional) 0
Option 2
Category Quantity
Storyboard (Compulsory) 2 or more
3-minute video clip (Optional) 0
Option 3
Category Quantity
Storyboard (Compulsory) 1 or more
3-minute video clip (Optional) 1 or more
Participation for students (flow chart)

STUDENTS CORNER


Who is eligible?

  • Tale Spin 2014 is open to:
    • Primary school pupils from Years 3 to 6
    • Secondary school students from Forms 1 to 6
    • Malaysian students studying in International schools located in Malaysia
  • Participation is through schools in Malaysia only.

What are participants required to do?

  • Form a team of 4 or 5 members.
    • Each student can only be a member of one team.
    • All members in the team must remain in the same team throughout the competition.
  • Under the supervision of a teacher, produce and submit:
    1. a storyboard (compulsory)
    2. a three-minute video clip, with a Pizza Hut product placement, based on the theme Food for thought (optional)
  • Participating teams that submit at least one compulsory storyboard entry will receive Pizza Hut discount vouchers

Storyboard

General requirements

For primary schools, storyboards must be:

  • created on/using the original blank storyboard template published in the Star-NiE pullout dated April 23
  • based on a moral value/message
  • For secondary schools, storyboards must be:

  • created on/using the original blank storyboard template published in the Star-NiE pullouts dated April 30
  • embedded with at least one moral value/message, one character crossover and a retrospective reflection
Format/content requirements

For primary schools, storyboards must contain:

  • a storybook cover (tabloid size A3)
    • title
    • illustrations (photograph or drawing) to highlight the story
  • a centrespread storyboard
    • an illustrated story in eight frames or less, either made up of photographs or drawn in comic form in the template
    • a moral value/message written in the last (ninth) frame provided in the template
    • narrations can be provided under each frame

  • For secondary schools, storyboards must contain:

  • a cover (tabloid size A3)
    • title
    • illustrations (photograph or drawing) of the characters and characterisation of the protagonist(s) and/or antagonist(s)
  • a centrespread storyboard
    • an illustrated story in eight frames or less beginning with the rising action or the middle/thick of the plot, either made up of photographs or drawn in comic form in the template
    • a crossover character
    • a written retrospective reflection beginning with the words "If only…" in the final frame
    • narrations can be provided under each frame
    • dialogue can also be included in the storyboard
Avoid plagiarism
  • You may conduct research using books, articles and the Internet but materials must not be plagiarised.
  • You may draw your favourite character or pose like it, but DO NOT lift any graphics off the Internet or use any other copyrighted materials (e.g. figurines) from any other existing sources.
Marks
  • Marks will be allocated for creativity, coherence, content and proper use of language.

Video Clip

General requirements
  • An original copy of the ENTRY FORM (found on page 10 of the contest template) must be used as a cover/sleeve for the team’s video clip entry
  • The video clip must be:
    • no longer than three minutes
    • based on the theme of Food for thought
    • subtly embedded with a Pizza Hut product placement (i.e. Pizza Hut's food, logo, restaurant)
    • formatted on MPEG or WMV files that are supported by Windows Media Player
    • downloaded into a CD or DVD only (the disc must be clearly labelled with the team's name and school)
  • You can choose to draw content from any of the following taglines:
    • It's not something we give much thought to but…
    • Like food that nourishes the body, …
    • One can't help but wonder if…
    • Waste not, want not.
    Or come up with something totally unique!
  • One CD/DVD must contain only ONE video clip. (i.e. five video clips = five separate discs, each with an original ENTRY FORM attached.)
  • Videos must be original creations. No copyrighted music, videos or images may be used in the videos.
  • Videos may be in any form, such as:
    • an advertisement
    • a public service announcement
    • a short documentary
    • a short film
    • a jingle