SKIT COMPETITION

You can enter a skit at this year’s virtual convention!  To enter, first submit your script and storyboard to the skit contest chairs at dana.oday.senior@gmail.com and gunnarwjohnson@gmail.com for proofreading, notes, and approval.  Skits this year will be pre-recorded, compiled into a private YouTube video, and streamed to the general convention.  Because this is a new process for everyone, here is a lit of instructions to help delegates navigate these new waters:

  1.  Start by submitting your script and storyboard for approval to the skit competition chairs at dana.oday.senior@gmail.com and gunnarwjohnson@gmail.com no later than February 12, 2021.
    (No elaborate storyboard is necessary.  The event chairs simply need a rough idea of how your skit will be presented visually.  It is required along with the script to ensure skits have appropriate content for the convention.  You may use the attached template or one of your own choosing.)
  2. If your script and storyboard require revision, please submit revised materials for final approval to the same addresses no later than February 19, 2021.  Skits this year will be partially judged on how closely they follow the approved submissions.
  3. Each cast member should record their performance separately in their own space.
  4. The event chairs recommend that one member of your skit team take the role of editor and combine the separate recordings made by your cast.  DaVinci Resolve is safe video editing software that is available for free download.  Video tutorials on how to use DaVinci Resolve can be found on YouTube.
  5. Submit your finished skit video to the skit competition chairs by Monday, March 8, 2021.
  6. Judges will review finished skits and the results of the competition will be announced after the skits are streamed for the general convention.

Please abide by COVID restrictions effective in your area.  Be creative in working with and around the limitations of performing your skit in these circumstances.  Digital after-effects should be limited to color-correction and sound design.  Do not rely too heavily on third-party video and audio content (e.g. stock footage or green-screened backgrounds).  We want to see your ingenuity and creativity, not someone else’s!

Skits may not be more than 10 minutes in length.  Judging will be based on the following criteria:

 

CategoryPoints
Acting35
Costuming/Props10
Use/adaptation of Classical Themes*30
Creativity15
Overall Effect10
TOTAL100
*The classical theme may be mythological, historical, or anything else related to the classics. This category rewards skits for having largely classics-based content.
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