DEPARTMENT OF YOUTH SERVICES Andhra Pradesh


YOUTH FESTIVALS AT DIVISIONAL, DISTRICT AND STATE LEVEL


District Youth Festival 2020 are in Progress.
Intrested Youth between age group of 15 to 29 may contact their Chief Executive Officer.

Conducting Youth Festivals at Divisional, District and State Level is the annual feature of this department to encourage youth to participate in cultural programmes and to provide them a platform to exhibit their talents. The cultural competitions shall be conducted on 18 classical musical and instrumental events given by the Government of India including some more events so as to provide an opportunity to more number of youth to participate and compete in the events and to organize the festivals in a more befitting manner. Youth between the age group of 15-29 years are eligible.

The following events are held


Regular events:
Classical Vocal (Carnatic and Hindustani)
Classical Dances (Kuchipudi, Bharathanatyam, Kathak, Manipuri, Odissi)
Classical Instruments (Veena, Sitar, Tabla, Mridangam, Guitar, Harmonium, Flute)
One Act Play, Elocution, Folk Song(Group), Folk Dance (Group)
Additional events:
All the below events shall be held in Telugu at Division, District and State Level.
Individual Events  : Elocution, Modern Song (solo), Modern Dance (solo), Magic, Mimicry, Mono Action, Ventriloquism, Violin, Painting, Fancy Dress.

Rules and Regulations


FOLK DANCE
1. Maximum number of participants allowed per team is twenty. It includes accompanists also. The team may consist of all boys, all girls or a mixture of both.
2. The dance can be either primitive or a folk dance (Indian style) but not a classical one. Ballets are not allowed.
3. Duration of the dance should not be more than 15 minutes.
4. For the setting of the stage extra five minutes will be given
5. Three copies of a brief note giving the theme and the text of the song, if any, is to be submitted along with the entry form at the time of registration
6. The participating team will be responsible for removal of their sets, properties etc., immediately after the completion of their performance.
7. PRE RECORDED MUSIC (TAPE, CASSETTE ETC) SHALL NOT BE PERMITTED UNDER THIS ITEM. Only live orchestra/song is allowed.
8. Judgment will be based on the basis of rhythm, choreography, costumes, make up sets and overall effects.
FOLK SONG
1. Maximum number of singers in a group can be ten.
2. The folk songs should be taken from Indian songs which can be of any regional language.
3. No film songs should be presented.
4. Maximum time allowed for the folk song is (7) minutes. The setting time for a group shall not exceed (4) minutes.
5. Judging of this item will be on the basis of quality of singing only and not on make-up, costumes and action of the team.
ONE ACT PLAY (English or Hindi only)
1. The duration of the play should not exceed (45) minutes. Time will be counted as soon as the signal is given or the team starts giving the introduction, whichever is earlier. Empty stage to empty stage is followed strictly. For stage setting and removal of sets and properties, up to (10) minutes will be given after taking charge of the stage.
2. The number of performers should not exceed twelve
3. The participating teams shall bring their own set/stage property, make-up material etc. Light and general property such as ordinary furniture may be provided on advance information.
4. THE PLAY MAY BE EITHER IN HINDI OR ENGLISH ONLY
5. The participating team must report to the in-charge of competition at least two hours before the presentation of the play.
6. Judgment will most likely to be based on the qualities of the play like theme, acting stagecraft and overall impression etc.
CLASSICAL VOCAL SOLO (Hindustani and Carnatic)
1. Maximum time allotted for these items is 15 minutes.
2. For setting of the stage, mike, accompanists sitting, tuning of instruments etc., extra five minutes will be given.
3. Cinema songs are not allowed under these items.
4. Sufficient thought and care must be exercised in the choice of raaga and composition.
5. Judgment will be based on the qualities like swar, tal, recitation of bol, selection of raaga, composition and overall impression.
CLASSICAL INSTRUMENTAL SOLO (Sitar, Flute, Tabla, Veena and Mridangam)
1. Participants must bring their own instruments.
2. Items can be presented in either Hindustani or Carnatic style
3. Maximum time allotted for Sitar, Flute and Veena is 15 minutes.
4. Maximum time allotted for Tabla and Mridangam 10 minutes.
5. For the setting of stage, mike, accompanists sitting etc., extra five minutes will be given.
6. Judgment will most likely be based on the qualities like, tal discipline, swar, composition and general impression.
(i) HARMONIUM (LIGHT):
1. Maximum time allotted is 10 minutes.
2. For the setting of the stage, mike, five minutes extra will be given.
3. Participants must bring their own instruments.
4. Items should be presented in light music form. It should exclude film music.
5. Judgment will be based on the qualities like rhythm technique presentation, discipline, general impression etc.
(ii) GUITAR:
1. Maximum time allotted is 10 minutes.
2. For the setting of the mike, tuning of instruments, etc., five extra minutes will be given.
3. Participants must bring their own instrument.
4. Item should be presented in Indian or Western music form.
5. Judgment will be based on the qualities like rhythm coherence, technique, discipline, command on the instrument, overall impression etc.
CLASSICAL DANCE (Manipuri, Odissi, Bhartnatyam, Kathak and Kuchipudi):
1. Each participant will be allowed a maximum time of 15 minutes for presentation.
2. Extra five minutes will be given for setting of stage, mike, sitting of accompanists, tuning of instruments, etc.
3. Participants may perform with live orchestra or with pre-recorded song.
4. Judgment will be based on the qualities, like Tal and Technique, Rhythm, Abhinay or expression, costume, footwork and overall impression etc.
5. Three copies of brief note on the description of dance, story involved in it, if any, and on the accompanying song, with it’s meaning in Hindi or English must be submitted at the time of registration.
ELOCUTION (EXTEMPORE):
1. ONLY ONE PARTICIPANT WILL BE ALLOWED FROM EACH DISTRICT EITHER TO PRESENT IN HINDI OR ENGLISH ONLY
2. The participants will be given a maximum of four minutes for presentation either in Hindi or English.
3. The competition is extempore and topic will be chosen by the participant from among the number of topics decided by the organizers. Immediately after choosing the topic, the participant should present topic. No second choice will be allowed under any circumstance.
4. Judgment will be based on the clarity of speech flow, continuous flow, relevance to the selected topic, non-repetition of words and sentences, confidence, awareness about the topic etc.

Rules and regulations for conduct of additional events:


a) Maximum Time Limit for Elocution, Modern Song (solo) and Modern Dance (solo) will be 4 minutes per participant.
b) Maximum time limit for Mono Action, Mimicry, Ventriloquism and Magic will be10 minutes per participant. The individual shall bring his own properties and arrange for make-up on their own.
c) Maximum time limit for Painting will be 45 minutes.
d) Maximum time limit for Violin will be 10 minutes per participant.
f) All additional events shall be conducted in Telugu only.

The participants shall not sing cine songs or vulgar songs at any cost and the theme of all the additional events will be national integration, communal harmony, SwachchBharath/Swachch Andhra Pradesh etc., Similarly, the participants of Mimicry, Mono Action and Ventriloquism shall also take care of decent language during their performance.



Other Events: It is also proposed to have the following sessions at District Youth Festivals:


a) Conversation – with eminent persons/achievers from all streams, including youth known and lauded for outstanding work/achievements. The conversations would also include career option talks by representatives of various fields.
b) Panel Discussions - some examples are environment protection, Swachch Andhra Pradesh etc.,
c) Workshops- Government of AP schemes for the youth, opportunities available to youth both in private and public sector, etc.,
d) Handicraft exhibitions

The participants shall not sing cine songs or vulgar songs at any cost and the theme of all the additional events will be national integration, communal harmony, SwachchBharath/Swachch Andhra Pradesh etc., Similarly, the participants of Mimicry, Mono Action and Ventriloquism shall also take care of decent language during their performance.



Office Address


D.No.39-2-19/12A,  Electricity Colony, Labbipet, Vijayawada
Ph        :  0866 -2972055/2970411
Email   :  tappal-you[at]ap[dot]gov[dot]in