1. Read the rules & regulations
    比賽規則

Enrolments 報名

  1. Participants may enter through their school, learning centre, or as an individual. One application is required per participant. Application should be made through the relevant school or learning centre or online at www.hotungmills.org.

    參賽者可透過他們的學校、學習中心或以個人名義 報名參加比賽。每位參賽者必須遞交一份報名表格。 參賽者需透過所屬學校或學習中心報名,或到 www.hotungmills.org作網上登記報名。

     

  2. Participants may enter more than one event. Each participant may only enter the same event once.
    參賽者可同時參加超過一個比賽項目,但同一位參賽者只能參加同一項目一次。

     

  3. The events are only open to the ages specified. The age is determined as at 30 April 2022. Participants are required to bring a copy of their birth certificate, Hong Kong identity card, passport, or student identity card to the event to confirm age upon request.
    各組別設有年齡限制,年齡以參賽者於2022年4月30日的年齡為準。參賽者須於比賽當日攜帶出生證明文件、香港身份證、護照或學生證的複印本,以便確認年齡。

     

  4. Deadline for applications is Sunday, 15 May 2022. Late applications may be rejected, and if accepted, be subject to a surcharge of 50% in addition to the event fee.
    報名截止日期為2022年5月15日(星期日)。逾期申請可能會被拒絕,或需支付50%的附加行政費用。

     

  5. Changes may not be made to allocated event dates, times, names and information about participants, unless under exceptional circumstances. Please apply by email with supporting documentation to info@hotungmills.org if a change to date/time is requested. Note that a $200 administration charge will be levied for successful changes.

    除非在特殊情況下,否則不得更改比賽日期、時間、名稱及有關參賽者的資料。如需更改比賽日期或時間,請通過電郵遞交證明文件到info@hotungmills.org。成功更改將收取$200手續費。

     

  6. All participants must provide a valid email address as communication will be via email. Event confirmation, including date, time, and venue will be sent via email to each participant. The organisers will not be responsible for non-receipt of emails.
    所有參賽者必須提供有效的電郵地址,一切比賽詳情會透過電郵通知,包括確認信件、比賽日期、時間和地點等。如收不到電郵通知,主辦單位恕不負責。

     

  7. All event fees, surcharges, and any other expenses incurred by participants are non-refundable under any circumstances.
    所有參賽費用、附加費或任何其他費用在任何情況下均不獲退還。

     

  8. Substitution of competitors, and/or changing of names and/or events, is not permitted after the submission of applications.
    參加者在報名後不可更改姓名及組別。

     

  9. Participants who do not attend an event for any reason will be considered disqualified.

    未能出席比賽的參賽者將被取消資格。

     

  10. Should the event be affected by external Force Majeure events, including but not limited to pandemic or government announcements, the organisers reserve the right to change the event to a video format with notice to performers.

    如果活動受到外部不可抗力事件影響,包括但不限於疫 情發展或政府公告,主辦單位保留將活動更改為影片方 式進行的權利,並會提前通知參賽者。

Performance 比賽期間

  1. Participants must perform the piece as specified for each event, and may be disqualified if the piece has been modified or changed by the participant in any way. Performance pieces are available on www.hotungmills.org.
    參賽者必須演讀各組別指定的作品,任何參賽者如對參賽作品作出任何修改或轉換,均有可能被取消資格。比賽作品會由主辦機構提供。

     

  2. Nursery Rhyme, Verse, and Prose: The piece performed must be memorised and recited in spoken format, without melody. No props are allowed.

    Reading Aloud: The piece performed must be presented as reading aloud from the text which should be held in the hand and referred to, not memorised. No props are allowed.

    Public Speaking: Each speaker may speak for up to 3 minutes. An easel will be available should the speaker wish to display a presentation board but this is not compulsory. Cue cards are allowed and optional.
    童謠、詩詞朗誦和散文朗誦:參賽者於比賽期間必須事先記熟作品,以說話形式進行敘述。請勿使用道具。

    閱讀朗誦:參賽者必須手持作品進行閱讀,作品將被印於紙張上 。請勿使用道具。

    公開演講:每位參賽者最多可以發言3分鐘。如參賽者需要展示演講用海報,可使用主辦單位提供的畫架。參賽者亦可選擇使用提示卡。

     

  3. Participants may perform in costume or school uniform but this will not be taken into consideration by judges when awarding marks.

    參賽者可以選擇穿著戲服或校服演出,唯評審並不會根據此選擇作計分考慮。

     

  4. All participants who comply with competition rules will receive a certificate of participation showing comments and marks awarded from University of West London/London College of Music. Champion, 1st-runner up, and 2nd-runner up for each event will receive a trophy. Where there are fewer than 6 performers in an event, only one trophy will be awarded.

    所有符合比賽規則的參賽者均可獲得由西倫敦大學/London College of Music發出的證書。 而比賽的冠、亞和季軍亦可獲獎杯一座。如果比賽項目少於六名參賽者,大會只會頒發冠軍。

     

  5. Trophies and certificates, if uncollected after an event, may be collected in person by no later than 31 August 2022, or a courier fee must be paid for delivery. After this date, the organisers reserve the right to dispose of uncollected trophies/certificate.

    比賽結束後,如參賽者未能於2022年8月31日前親身領取其獎杯或證書,參賽者必須支付快遞費用。於限期後,主辦單位將保留處置未領取獎杯/證書的權利。 

     

  6. Judging criteria will be based on the overall performance, including clarity of speech, expressive interpretation, and communication with the audience. The adjudicators’ decisions are ­final, and no discussion related to marks or trophies awarded or comments given will be entered into under any circumstances.
    評審標準將基於整體表現,包括言語清晰,表達能力和與觀眾的溝通交流。 評審員的決定是最終決定,在任何情況下都不會對評審分數或獎項進行討論。

     

  7. Participants are required to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes before their competition time and latecomers may be disqualified.

    參賽者必須在比賽前15分鐘到達場地, 遲到者可能會被取消資格。

Waivers 免責聲明

  1. The organisers reserve the right to allocate events to any date, time, physical or digital platform, and/or venue, as well as reschedule, modify, and/or cancel any of the events, dates, times, and/or venues with no compensation payable to performers, and reserve the absolute right of final decision on all matters relating to the LCM Speech Festival.                                                               主辦單位保留所有組別、比賽日期、時間、實際或網上平台和比賽地點的分配權利,並可重新安排、修改和取消任何比賽、日期、時間和地點,參賽者作賠償, 同時保留所有比賽事項的最終決定權。

     

  2. All participants agree to waive any and all claims that they may have against the organisers and their directors, officers, employees, consultants, agents, and representatives, and release them from any and all liability for any loss, damage, expense, or injury including fatality that they may suffer by participating in the LCM Speech Festival.
    參賽者在參與此活動期間如有任何損傷或遺失,主辦單位恕不負責。