27Oct

Christmas Caroling Contest Mechanics

ABOUT THE CONTEST:

  • This contest is open to all DMCI Homes residents, ages 6-13 years old.
  • DMCI Homes employees and their family members up to the second degree of consanguinity and affinity are not allowed to join the contest.
  • DMCI Homes shall have the right to use and reuse, publish and republish the entries in whole or in part, individually or in conjunction with print matter, or in composite form, and in any medium, for editorial, commercial, promotion, and/or trade purposes.
  • Winners are also subject for testimonial stories to be featured in local broadsheets, DMCI Homes websites, and social media accounts.

 

REGISTRATION:

  • Interested communities may register through their PMO by emailing communities@dmcihomes.com the following details and video entry:

NAME OF REPRESENTATIVE:
PROPERTY:
NAME OF GROUP, IF ANY:
VIDEO FILE LINK

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Total running time: Maximum of 60 seconds
  • Format: MOV, or MP4
  • Video Orientation: Landscape (16:9) Edits and voice or video effects are not allowed.
    Carolers must consist of 6 to 15 members only, with accompaniment (including a conductor and instrumentalists if applicable).
  • The entry song piece should be different from the final song piece.

 

Judging process:

  • Submitted videos from the preliminary judging will not affect the final score to determine the winner of the contest.
  • The preliminary judging will be conducted in the presence of two representatives from DPMC.
  • Selected top 5 finalists will present their Christmas caroling during the DMCI Communities Year-end Awarding Ceremony. “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” is the song piece that should be presented in their own version.
  • Instruments may be used like guitar, piano, etc.
    Finalists may be creative in their song interpretation and performance including the costume and choreography.
  • The presentation shall not exceed 6 minutes, 3 minutes of which will be allotted for the entrance and exit. Two (2) points will be deducted for every excess minute.
  • The theme of the presentation, including costume and choreography of performers, is left to the discretion of the choral group based on their own interpretation of the Christmas song.
  • All carolers are required to follow safety protocol during the presentation. Inflammable props and foul scenes are prohibited. Ten-point deduction shall be imposed.

 

CRITERIA FOR JUDGING:

Voice Quality (Harmony, blending, tone) 30%
Musicality (interpretation, style, execution, timing and expression) 25%
Mastery (clarity of lyrics,message and values of the piece) 20%
Costume  15%
Over-all Impact (Performance of the Carollers/Choir entirety) 10%
TOTAL

 

AWARDS AND PRIZES:

Champion - P 10,000
1st Runner - up - P 8,000
2nd Runner - up - P 5,000
Top 5 winners - P 2,000/winner

 

CONTEST SCHEDULE:

Registration and Submission of video entry: October 27 - November 19, 2023
Announcement of shortlisted finalists: November 21, 2023
Final presentation and awarding: December 8, 2023*

 

*Winners will be announced during the DMCI Homes’ Communities Year-End Ceremony, and will be posted on the official online platforms.

 

For inquiries, email communities@dmcihomes.com

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