Tug of Words (Debate)

Rules

· No. Of participants – 2 to 3 in each group (of either the same or different institution).
· Each participant in a 3 member team is allowed to speak once. In a team of 2, one of the participant will be allowed to present himself/herself twice.
· Individual contestant will not be allowed to participate.
· Team composition cannot be changed once the Preliminary round is over.
· A Jury of Judges will score each round and a Chairperson (Speaker) selected by the organising committee will host the debate.
· THE DECISION OF THE JURY AND CHAIRPERSON IS FINAL IN CASE OF ANY DISPUTE.
· There will be 2 rounds of competition. Groups selected by the Jury from the Preliminary stage will compete in the finals.
· The time limit for the preliminary round is (3+1) mins per participant; 3 mins to speak and 1 mins extra to wind up his/her argument. In the finals, the time limit will be extended to (4+1) mins.
· Topic for the preliminary round will be provided 10 days before the event. The topic for the finals will be given on spot. Groups selected for the finals will be given 30 mins to prepare for the same.
· Groups debating ‘For’ and ‘Against’ the Resolution (Motion) will be selected randomly on the day of the event.
· Un-parliamentary language and gestures will be penalised. Repeated offenders will be debarred from participating further.
· Participants are required to wear formals and refrain from disrespectful behaviour.
· Use of Electronic Devices during the time frame of the competition is prohibited.


Gigamind (Quiz)

Rules

· Any two students of the same or different college/institution can form a team and participate.
· No individual contestants will be allowed to participate.
· Not more than 3 teams can participate from a particular institution.
· Competition is open to college students for all disciplines.
· Team composition cannot change once the prelim has been taken.
· All participants are to carry their valid college id along to the venue and produce the same on demand.
· There shall be a tie breaker in case of a tie.
· Organisers reserve the right to accept or reject any application for registration and/or entry to the event proceedings.

Prelims
· It will be an open session.
· All the registered teams will be asked to appear for a written test.
· The teams are required to write their answers in the sheet provided.
· The team shall write their names and the name of their college
· No mobile phones or other electronic instruments will be allowed.
· Only 6 teams will be selected for the final round based on their performance
· The decision of the quiz-master will be final and will not be subjected to any change.
· Teams selected to the final rounds will be allowed to give themselves an appropriate name related to the competition.
· Questions left unanswered by the teams will be passed to the audience.
[N.B. Prelims will be conducted only if the number of registered team exceeds 6]

Finals
· The quiz will be a general one.
· It will have 8/9 rounds including a audio, video and connection.
· The scoring scheme will be decided on the spot by the quiz-master.
· If a team cannot answer the question, they can pass the question & then the question would be forwarded to the next team.
· Answering time is only 30 seconds.
· No electronic devices or mobile phones will be allowed.
· Team discussion is allowed.
· Questions left unanswered by the team will be passed to the audience.
· The decision of the quiz master will be final.


Writer's Flair (Story Writing)

Rules

· Only one entry per person.
· All works must be original. No plagiarising.
· The word count should be kept within 750-1000 words.
· One can either write in English or Assamese.
· The storyline would be given at the particular event day.
· Participants should give a specific title to the story and it must be completed within the given time period.
· No use of mobile phones or other electronic devices.
· The time limit for the competition is 1 hour. No extra time will be given. The story must be completed within the time allotted.
· The topic will be declared on the spot.


Poetry Out Loud (Recitation)

Rules

English Poems :
· Only English language to be used.
· Poems to be recited without action and mistakes.
· Facial expression and tone are eyed.
· Each participant should recite the given poem within a certain time limit.
· Exceeding of time limit will deduct marks.

Assamese Poems :
· Only Assamese language to be used.
· Poems to be recited without action and mistakes.
· Facial expression and tone are eyed.
· Participant should recite the given poem within a certain time limit.
· Exceeding of time limit will deduct marks.



The Eclectic Freelancer (News Reporting)

Rules

· Word limit of 500 words is to be maintained.
· Topic and Theme will be announced on spot on the day of the competition.
· Time limit of 35 minutes will be given to complete. Time signal will be given 15 mins before the end of time limit.
· Facts are to be presented in descending order to importance.
· Paragraph transition should be smooth and logical.
· All the basic news questions of “what,” “where”, “when”, "who" and "why" of the story should be summarized.
· Editorialization is to be avoided.
· There will be 2 rounds .After the 1st round top 10 reports will be selected.
· Second round will be the final round, where top 3 reports will be selected.
· Dress Code - Formals.
· Using Electronic Devices during the competition is prohibited.
· ALL DECISIONS MADE BY THE JUDGES ARE FINAL AND ABSOLUTE.



Moot Court

Rules