GOVERNOR’S AWARD COMPETITION!


*** NEW DATE ANNOUNCED *** ** 2019 Governor’s Award Competition set for January 12th! ** NEW STANJ Competition Application 2019 Governor’s Award Categories: Dramatic Monologue, Comedy Monologue, Dramatic Pairs, Comedy Pairs, Improvisational Pairs, Scenes, VSA Monologue.

NEW PROTOCOL AND CATEGORY INFO… CLICK HERE!

Categories and Time Limits:

*Dramatic Monologue……..… 6 entries…….…5 minutes

*Comedic Monologue……..…. 6 entries……….5 minutes

*Dramatic Pairs…..………….… 5 entries……….10 minutes

*Comedic Pairs…….………….. 5 entries…….…10 minutes

*Improvisational Pairs……….. 5 entries……….5 minutes

*Scene Competition….………. 2 entries……….15 minutes

* VSA Monologue……………..3 entries………..3 minutes

Character Analysis…………… 1 entry…………..material provided (in registration packet)

Contrasting Monologues…… 6 entries………...4 minutes

Best Play (non-musical)……… 1 entry per school

Best Musical…………………… 1 entry per school

Stage Manager………..……….. 1 entry per school (click here for materials)

Musical Solo……..……..…….. 6 entries………….5 minutes

Musical Pair………………….… 5 entries………….5 minutes

Musical Ensemble……….…… 1 entry…………….5 minutes

Pantomime Solo……..…..…… 3 entries…….……3 minutes

Pantomime Pair…………….…. 3 entries…….……3 minutes

Shakespeare…………………… 3 entries…….……material provided (Monologues click here. Sonnets click here.)

Communication Media Arts 3 entries………….4 minutes

  • Denotes Governor’s Award Categories.

Download and print the Rubrics for each category here: RUBRICS Contest Structure: There is one preliminary round and one final round. Preliminary rounds have ten or more entries per category. Finalists are chosen from the top ten scores submitted by independent judges. The final round consists of ten entries per category. Three judges critique each finalist’s performance. Finalists’ scores determine the first through fifth place awards recipients. An awards ceremony, with trophies, is held this same day. First place performers will receive the Governor’s Award. One trophy, and the Governor’s Award,  will be awarded to an actor and actress from the Scenes category with the most outstanding performance NEW STANJ Competition Application 2019

 

 

 

New Protocol & An Additional Category for STANJ Competition 2019

 

New Spectator Rules:

In response to adjudicators’ feedback, the following rules will be implemented this year in an effort to create a more professional environment for competing students.

 

Each school entered in the competition may bring up to 1 adult chaperone per 10 students. The only adult spectators allowed at the competition will be those who are pre-registered chaperones.  All adults need to be listed on the roster page of the registration packet. They will receive badges at the registration table with their names and school numbers to be worn throughout the day of the competition. No other adults will be allowed to watch the competition.     

 

Also, this year all students  will receive name badges with their names and school numbers listed on them. If there are any issues throughout the competition with  students, their name badges will be revoked and they will be disqualified from competing any further, and/or receiving any awards.

 

As a reminder, no students should be hanging out in the hallways around competition rooms.  The noise continues to be an issue in the hallways. It will be closely monitored this year and students may be disqualified if they are not compliant.  There are multiple hang out areas where students many socialize in larger groups in both Life Hall (Memorial Auditorium) and University Hall (on the first floor). Students should ONLY be in the hallways outside of the doors if they are waiting to enter a room because their time slots for competing are approaching.

Hopefully these changes will help create a more positive and helpful environment for those students who are seriously making an attempt to create a character, relay a story line, and convey  professionalism in an effort to further their acting craft.

 

Additional Category:

VSA MONOLOGUE CATEGORY

This Very Special Arts Governor’s Award Category is designed to celebrate our special needs students in NJ

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Candidate’s requirements:

  1.       New Jersey residents.
  2.       A student with special needs (mainstreamed, inclusion, self-contained classes or activities), attending a full-time program in New Jersey.
  3.       Chronological ages between 14 through 21 years.  Not to exceed twelfth grade level.
  4. Students must be receiving Special Education services from your district AND have an IEP.
  5. If a student requires a 1 to 1 Aid, the Aid is Highly Encouraged to attend and will NOT count as part of your school’s chaperone total.

VSA Monologue: Schools may enter a maximum of 3 monologues in this category. Each contestant will present a cutting from any published play; it need not be a complete scene, but should function as a complete unit. The actor will be provided with an empty space and a single chair. The selection, with introduction, may not exceed THREE minutes. No prompters may be used. The monologue may be either comedic, dramatic, or serio-comic.