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CHamoru Language Competition


COMPETITION RULES AND REGULATIONS

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CHamoru Language Competition

 

I. Theme:

I FINO’ CHAMORU: Didok, Fehman yan Tai Chi!

(The CHamoru Language: Deep, Profound and Infinite!)

II. Competition Date:
Luñes, diha 10 gi i Mátso 2014
(Monday, March 10, 2014)

Máttes, diha 11 gi i Mátso 2014

(Tuesday, March 11, 2014)

III. Eligible Participants:

Only students who are currently enrolled in the CHamoru language at his/her respective school OR in a subject where the CHamoru language is part of a daily class lesson OR a member of a school club or organization where the CHamoru language is being learned and practiced. School clubs or organizations must submit a copy of their Constitution and By-Laws, and membership roster at the time of submitting their Intent to Participate and Competition Genre Participation Forms.

IV. Number of Participants from Each School:

The maximum number of participants per school is sixty (60). Selection of students per school will be at the discretion of a designated school official who will submit names to the organizing committee at a set time and date indicated at the end of this Competition Rules and Regulations.

V. Competition Genres:

A. Eskuelan Takhilo’ (High School)

1. Sinangan (Oratorical)

‘). One (1) student will represent his/her school or school club/organization.

A). S/He will speak on the theme I FINO’ CHAMORU: Didok, Fehman yan Tai Chi!

Å). S/He will be given three (3) to five (5) minutes to speak on the

theme.

B). Judges will evaluate the merits of the oratory based on the following criteria:

1. Introduction

2. Message

3. Use of CHamoru Language

4. Delivery

5. Conclusion

6. Stage Presence

7. Overall Presentation

CH). A numerical score of 1 (the lowest), 2, 3, 4, 5 (highest) will be administered for each of the category above per competitor.

D). The top three (3) overall scores among all the oratorical competitors will be awarded bronze (third place); silver (second place); and gold (first place) medals and individual plaques at the close of the competition.

E). Any student who has won first place in this category in the previous year or years in high school is ineligible to compete again.

2. Profisiente (Proficiency)

‘). Up to five (5) students may represent the school or school club/organization but they will compete in the following category and will undergo a process of elimination as stipulated in items 1 through 3 below.

A). Three (3) events are subsumed under this category:

1. Reading Comprehension: All participants in this category from all schools must first compete in the Reading Comprehension. Only the top third of the competitors will be selected to compete in the next event which is the Impromptu Reading. Twenty (20) minutes will be given to each competitor. S/He must read a selection silently and answer questions in writing.

2. Impromptu Reading: The top third participants in this category from all schools will compete in the Impromptu Reading. Three (3) to four (4) minutes will be given to each competitor. S/He will read aloud a brief passage or poem given fifteen (15) minutes prior to the competition. The top three winners in this category from all schools will then compete in the next level which is the Oral Impromptu Task Completion.

3. Oral Impromptu Task Completion: The top three (3) winners from all schools will compete in this category. Three (3) to four (4) minutes will be given to each competitor. S/He will be given a practical task using appropriate CHamoru language and behavior.

Å). The top three (3) overall scores among the proficiency competitors will be awarded bronze (third place); silver (second place); and gold (first place) medals and individual plaques at the close of the competition.

B). Any student who has won first place in this category the previous year or years in high school is ineligible to compete again.

3. Rinisådan Po’ema (Poetry Recitation)

‘). One (1) student will represent his/her school.

A). S/He will be given three (3) to four (4) minutes to recite a memorized poem in the CHamoru language.

Å). The poem shall be provided by the Inacháigen Fino’ CHamoru organizing committee andmay be a minimum of fifteen (15) lines and a maximum of twenty-five (25) lines OR its length upon recitation will satisfy the three (3) to four (4) minutes of recitation-allotted time. Each participant will memorize and recite the poem with no English translation or explanation allowed.

B). The top three (3) overall scores among all the poetry recitation competitors will be awarded bronze (third place); silver (second place); and gold (first place) medals and individual plaques at the close of the competition.

The poetry recitation piece is included in this website.

4. Låhi na Kákanta yan Palao’an na Kákanta (Male/Female Singing)

‘). Two (2) students, one (1) male and one (1) female, will represent their school.

A).Each will compete in two separate groups, one designated for male singers and the other designated for female singers.

Å).Each will have two (2) to four (4) minutes to sing a CHamoru song. The song can be composed and arranged by the student OR written and popularized by an original artist.

B). Lyrics to the song must be entirely in CHamoru, not bilingual, or any verse presented in an English phrase, sentence, slang or expression. In addition, it must not be a translation from a popular English or foreign language song.

CH). The only accompanying instrument allowed for the singer is a six-string acoustic OR acoustic/electric guitar either played by the singer himself/herself or a separate guitar player. Under no circumstances is the accompanying guitar player allowed to sing either in harmony or in chorus. Neither should there be any background support such as clapping, stomping or rhythmic percussion of any sort from others. No electronic equipment is allowed but the guitar can be electronically amplified or connected to a PA system. Minus one music and ukuleles are NOT allowed to accompany the singer at any time. The singer will be disqualified immediately.

D). Attire for the singer will be evaluated in the judging ballot. A CHamoru costume is required. The CHamoru costume is interpretive in nature by the singer himself/herself.

E). The top three (3) overall scores among the male and female singing competition will be awarded bronze (third place); silver (second place); and gold (first place) medals and individual plaques at the close of the competition.

5. Kånta yan Baila (Song with Dance)

‘). This competition is a group event comprised of not more than ten (10) members. A group having more than ten (10) members will automatically be disqualified.

A). The group will have three (3) to four (4) minutes to perform.

Å). The song must be an original song or medley written and popularized by an original artist. The lyrics to the song must be sung by everyone in the group. The song must be in CHamoru, not bilingual, and/or the song must not be CHamoru in lyrics and the tune is that of a popular English or foreign language song. No solos, duets, trios, or quartets are allowed.

B). The dance that accompanies the song can be in any form that is interpreted by the group.

CH). Costuming and instrumentation will be factored in to the overall evaluation. It is important that instrumentation and/or background music is NOT in a cd/audio/video format requiring an operator who is designated as a member of the ten (10) member group. Instruments must be played by and within the ten (10) member group. Instrumentalists that accompany the group of ten (10) whether offstage or backstage are not allowed. There will be immediate disqualification if this occurs.

D). The only instruments allowed are a six-string acoustic or acoustic/electric guitar, folk or amplified, percussions and wind instruments. Ukuleles are NOT allowed.

E). Upon determination of the top three (3) winners (group), individual members will be awarded bronze (third place); silver (second place); and gold (first place) medals. The school represented by each group is awarded a plaque for any of the three (3) placements.

6. Kåntan CHamorita (CHamorita Style Singing)

7. Inintetpeten Kotturan Egge’ (Dramatic Cultural Interpretation)

‘). This competition is a group event comprised of not more than ten (10) members. Only students enrolled from their respective high school or club/organization are allowed to comprise the ten members. No teacher, coach, administrator, parent or other is allowed to be a part of the presentation whether off-stage, instrumentalist, media operator or any task during the course of the presentation.

A). The group will write and present an original skit or play based on the topic provided by the organizing committee. This year’s competition topic for this category is: The Creation Story.

Å). The total performance time is a minimum of ten (10) minutes and a maximum of fifteen (15) minutes. The time allotment must be honored

B). Dialogue in the skit or play must all be in the CHamoru language.

CH). It is important that the cast members must be SEEN and HEARD by the audience at all times. Backs and downturned faces make for poor staging. This must be taken into account when preparing for this competition. A group will lose points due to uncoordinated stage stance and/or poor performance blocking. Performances will be at the University Feldhouse Stage. VOLUME is a strong criteria in this genre so cast members must speak in a loud voice throughout their presentation. The use of microphones, either hand held, stationary and standing, or lavaliers are NOT allowed.

D). Sets, costumes, music, sounds, lights, and props are important in the presentation and will be factored in to the overall evaluation.

E). Upon determination of the top three (3) winners (group), individual members will be awarded bronze (third place); silver (second place); and gold (first place) medals. The school represented by each group is awarded a plaque for any of the three (3) placements.

B. Eskuelan Talo’ (Middle School)

1. Sinangan (Oratorical)

‘). One (1) student will represent his/her school.

A). S/He will speak on the theme I FINO’ CHAMORU: Didok, Fehman yan Tai Chi.

Å). S/He will be given three (3) to five (5) minutes to speak on the theme.

B). Judges will evaluate the merits of the oratory based on the following criteria:

1. Introduction

2. Message

3. Use of CHamoru

4. Delivery

5. Conclusion

6. Stage Presence

7. Overall Presentation

CH). A numerical score of 1 (the lowest), 2, 3, 4, 5 (the highest) will be administered for each of the category above per competitor.

D). The top three (3) overall scores among all the oratorical competitors will be awarded bronze (third place); silver (second place); and gold (first place) medals and individual plaques at the close of the competition.

E). Any student who has won first place in this category the previous year or in the middle or junior high school years is ineligible to compete again.

2. Rinisådan Po’ema (Poetry Recitation)

‘). One (1) student will represent his/her school.

A). S/He will be given three (3) to four (4) minutes to recite a memorized poem.

Å). The poem shall be provided by the Inacháigen Fino’ CHamoru organizing committee and may be a minimum of fifteen (15) lines and a maximum of twenty-five (25) lines OR its length upon recitation will satisfy the three (3) to four (4) minutes of recitation-allotted time. Each participant will memorize and recite the poem with no English translation or explanation allowed.

B). The top three (3) overall scores among all the poetry recitation competitors will be awarded bronze (third place); silver (second place); and gold (first place) medals and individual plaques at the close of the competition.

The poetry recitation piece is included in this website.

3. Tinige’ (Essay)

‘). This is an individual competition. A maximum of five (5) of the best essays by an individual school may be submitted.

A). The essay must be in the CHamoru language with a maximum of two hundred and fifty (250) words and it must be titled with this year’s theme, I FINO’ CHAMORU: Didok, Fehman yan Tai Chi!

Å). The essay must be typewritten, using 12 Times New Roman font, double-spaced on a standard 8 ½ inches by 11 inches blank sheet of white paper in black ink. NO other ink color is acceptable. There must be a one (1) inch space from the top and bottom and left and right margins.

B). These essays must be mounted or taped on a BLACK poster foam-core board that measures 9 inches by 12 inches with a 5 inches by 7 inches index card taped on the reverse side. This index card must show the PRINTED full name of the student, grade, name of school and the name of his/her teacher.

CH). These essays must be turned in one (1) full week before the competition. The date of submission is 5:00 pm, Friday, March 01, 2013. Off-island entries must be received postmarked on or by Friday, March 01, 2013.

D). The essays will be on display at the UOG Fieldhouse on the day of the competition. All students who have submitted their essays are highly encouraged to be in attendance at the Inachá'igen.

E). The essay will be judged on the following:

1. Adherence to theme

2. Use of CHamoru words, phrases, and sentences in content and context.

3. Message

4. Conclusion

F). The best three (3) overall scores among all the essays will be awarded bronze (third place); silver (second place); and gold (first place) medals and individual plaques at the close of the competition.

4. Tinaitai Koru (Choral Reading)

‘). This competition is a group event comprised of not more than twenty-five (25) members.

A). The group will be given a maximum twenty (20) line poetry written in the CHamoru language that will be recited in its entirety through interpretive recitation and synchronized stage movement.

Å). This presentation is performed entirely on a choral riser with individual members standing. A choral riser is the type used by choral groups or choirs in a stage performance. A performance done elsewhere such as the floor, stairway, aisle and other areas other than the choral riser will be grounds for disqualification. From the beginning of the recitation to its ending, the group must present their reading entirely on the choral riser.

B). Please remember that the Choral Reading is not the same as a chant and sometimes its delivery comes out more as a chant than a poem. A Choral Reading is poetry recited in its entirety and in unison by the members. It can rise and fall in volume and it can be slow or rapid in succession. It can also be exchanged between or among the genders. No musical intonation of sorts is allowed nor a variation of sorts such as in the repeating of the same poem but with a different beat. The poem will be provided by the organizing committee.

CH). Because the Choral Reading poem is a contribution of a noted CHamoru scholar or linguist, under no circumstances are extra words to be added to it in any form. The poem must be respected as such in its entirety. Inclusion of words not in the original composition of the poem will be grounds for disqualification.

D). School uniforms to signify individual school representation are the only attire allowed to be worn by the group. No cultural costume, adornment, headwear, instrumentation, musical accompaniment or props is allowed. Uniformity and appearance are very important. A group will be disqualified if they appear on stage wearing anything else but school uniforms.

Upon determination of the top three (3) winners (group), individual members will be awarded bronze (third place); silver (second place); and gold (first place) medals. The school represented by each group is awarded a plaque for any of the three (3) placements.

The choral reading piece is included in this website.

5. Lålai (Chant)

‘). This competition is a group event comprised of ten (10) males and ten (10) females totaling twenty (20) members per group.

A). Total performance time is a minimum of five (5) minutes and a maximum of ten (10) minutes.

Å).The group must compose their own chant and presented with instrumentation that are percussive or wind in nature and constructed of natural materials. Guitars, ukuleles and gourds are not allowed.

B). A chant must be an even exchange between the males and the females. It is important that the chant does not mimic a song with a distinctive tune, rather, that it is rhythmic and shrill.

CH). Costumes and dances will be factored into the overall evaluation of the group’s presentation.

D). Because this is a competition for students only, under no circumstances is the teacher or coach allowed to be seen on stage or anywhere within its vicinity where his/her appearance is noted by the judges or the audience.

E). The teacher or coach is not allowed to introduce the group either with an opening chant, comment, statement or any form of utterance. A group will be immediately disqualified.

F). Upon determination of the top three (3) winners (group), individual winners will be awarded bronze (third place); silver (second place); and gold (first place) medals. The school represented by each group is awarded a plaque for any of the three (3) placements.

C. Eskuelan Ilimentåriu (Elementary School)

1. Dinilitreha (Spelling)

‘). One (1) student will represent his/her school from Grades K-2nd.

A). One (1) student will represent his/her school from Grades 3rd-5th.

Å). S/He will be given a list of spelling words that will be used in the spelling competition. The spelling words provided for the competition are the same for both categories of grades.

B.) S/He must pronounce the word given by the emcee/pronouncer, then SPELL the word with the correct usage of the Åtfabeton CHamoru letters, and finally pronounce it again after s/he spells it. In other words, PRONOUNCE-SPELL-PRONOUNCE!

CH). A concise step-by-step procedure delineating the role of an emcee/pronouncer, the judges and the spellers are explained in Item E.

D). The top three (3) overall for the spelling competition for Grades K-2 as well as for Grades 3-5 will be awarded bronze (third place); silver (second place); and gold (first place) medals and individual plaques at the close of the competition.

E). Procedures for the Spelling Bee:

1. There are twenty two (22) words for each of the letters of the Åtfabeton CHamoru.

2. Please note that they are in alphabetical order as it is felt that this would give a challenge to spellers as they look up the word in the dictionary. All of the words come from both the Department of CHamoru Affairs’ Official Chamorro Dictionary andChamorro-English Dictionary by Donald M. Topping, Pedro M. Ogo and Bernadita Camacho-Dungca with the inclusion of the lonnat above the letter “a” as it has not been included in the dictionary. Also, words that have the glota are also included although this letter which begins the åtfabetu is not also included.

3. Some words have gone through changes and are spelled accordingly on the list provided.

4. These words will be the words used by the emcee during the spelling bee but their definitions remain the same.

5. Some words are also proper nouns and that the capitalization must be in place. The speller must always begin the spelling of a proper noun with the word kapitalisa for the beginning letter then proceeds with the regular letters after that. These words will be used by both spelling groups, grades K-2, as well as grades 3-5, but at different times of the competition.

Role of Emcee/Pronouncer:

1. The emcee/pronouncer will pronounce the word, use that word in a CHamoru sentence and then pronounce it again. In other words, PRONOUNCE-SENTENCE-PRONOUNCE.

2. The emcee/pronouncer must always use a sentence in the CHamoru language with that spelling word in its original or “root” form. The word cannot be used in any form such as with an infix, reduplicated, or in any tense form. The sentence cannot be CHamorurized or bilingual.

3. The emcee/pronouncer may provide the English meaning of the word when requested by the speller.

4. The emcee/pronouncer may also repeat the same word in the same sentence or in a different sentence.

5. The emcee/pronouncer will determine the correct spelling unless the judges intervene for clarification or overruling of the word as spelled by the speller.

6. The emcee/pronouncer will narrow the spelling field down to three for grades K-2 and for grades 3-5.

7. The last two will be the determining gold and silver winners while the third speller eliminated before them will be the bronze winner.

8. Between the last two spellers, the speller who misspells a word will remain standing while the other speller attempts to spell the same word missed by the first speller. If s/he spells it correctly, s/he is then given a new word to spell. If s/he spells it correctly, s/he becomes the winner. However, if s/he misspells the word, it goes back to the first speller who will attempt to spell the word. If s/he spells it correctly then s/he will be given another new word to spell. If it is spelled correctly, s/he becomes the winner. If, again, it is misspelled, the process begins anew until one or the other correctly spells the final word.

9. The emcee will use the word “dinanche” when a speller correctly spells a word. The emcee will use the word “lachi” when a speller misspells a word. Once the emcee/pronouncer declares “lachi,” the speller exits the stage to join the audience.

10. The emcee/pronouncer may choose whatever word s/he wants from the list provided and may not necessarily go alphabetically.

Role of Speller:

1. The speller must pronounce the word after it is first given by the emcee. S/He also spells it, then pronounces it again. In other words, PRONOUNCE-SPELL-PRONOUNCE every word that is given.

2. The speller may request the emcee/pronouncer to repeat the word before s/he begins to attempt spelling that word.

3. The speller may request the emcee/pronouncer to repeat the sentence or request for a new sentence with the same word.

4. The speller must pronounce the word, spell the word with the correct usage of the letters in the Åtfabeton CHamoru, then pronounce the word at the end.

5. Failure to do one of the three in numbers 4 or number 1, will result in dismissal from the floor.

6. The speller must begin the spelling of a proper noun with the word “kapitalisa” for that first letter then proceed with the regular letters.

Example: Betnes

a. Pronounce “Betnes”

b. Say “kapitalisa” B

c. After that first letter, proceed with “e,” “t,” “n,” “e,” “s,”

d. Pronounce “Betnes” again.

7. The speller must always spell in a loud, clear voice with the use of the microphone.

8. The speller cannot begin spelling and then stop when s/he realizes s/he made a mistake. S/He must continue on and then re-pronounce the word when done.

9. The speller will take his/her seat once the emcee/pronouncer declares “dinanche” to wait for the next turn.

10. The speller will exit the stage on the side when the emcee/pronouncer declares “lachi” and joins the rest of the audience.

The list of spelling words is included on this website.

2. Umestoria (Storytelling)

‘). One (1) student from Grades 3rd-5th will represent his/her school.

A). S/He will be given two (2) to four (4) minutes to tell a story in narrative form in the CHamoru language based on any one of the following contents: personal experiences, ghost stories, superstitious beliefs, an heirloom, artifact, art piece, traditional knowledge, cultural aspect, tradition, family oral history, custom, landmark, local history, legend or myth. The student IS REQUIRED to show one (1) item that best represents his/her story. It must be noted that the item used for the “Show and Tell,” should not be extremely valuable, dangerous or illegal.

Å.) The item used for the “Show and Tell” shall be one that the student can hold on to during the storytelling process but nothing mechanical in nature or a drawing or picture.

Å). The top three (3) overall scores among all the storytelling presentations will be awarded bronze (third place); silver (second place); and gold (first place) medals and individual plaques at the close of the competition.

3. Yininga’ (Drawing)

‘). This is an individual competition. A maximum of five (5) of the best drawings by a school from grades K-2nd and another five by the same school from grades 3rd through 5th may be submitted. An elementary school may submit a total of ten (10) drawings based on the above.

A). The drawing must be reflective of the theme I FINO’ CHAMORU: Didok, Fehman yan Tai Chi! The theme, however, cannot be written into the drawing. The drawing must reflect the theme without any wording. In other words, no letter, written or printed, of any sort is to be depicted in the drawing.

Å). The drawing must be drawn horizontally on an eighteen (18) inch by twelve (12) inch or 45.7 X 30.4 cm acid-free and lignin-free drawing paper and mounted on a BLACK construction paper with an allotted two inches of space from all sides. No vertical drawing is allowed. On the back of the BLACK construction paper, tape or paste a five (5) by seven (7) inches index card with the PRINTED full name of the student, grade, name of school and the name of his/her teacher.

B). The following mediums may be used: crayon, colored pencils, acrylic, pastels, markers or watercolor. No others will be accepted, i.e. pencils, oils, pen and ink or chalk.

CH). Any drawings deemed by the judges to be too similar in artistic content to others from the same school OR deemed to be traced shall be disqualified. The intent of this category is to encourage students to put in drawing form their interpretation of the competition theme.

D). All drawings must be submitted one (1) full week before the competition. The date of submission is 5:00pm, Friday, March 1, 2013. Off-island entries must be received postmarked on or by Friday, March 1, 2013.

E). The drawings will be on display at the UOG Fieldhouse on the day of the competition and all students who have submitted their drawings are highly encouraged to be in attendance at the Inachá'igen.

F). The drawings will be judged based on the following:

1. Adherence to theme

2. Visual message

3. Use of color

G). The top three (3) overall scores among all the drawing submissions will be awarded bronze (third place), silver (second place) and gold (first place) medals and individual plaques at the close of the competition.

4. Koron Famagu’on (Children’s Choir)

‘). This competition is a group event comprised of not more than twenty (20) members for Grades K-2nd and another twenty (20) members for Grades 3rd-5th. A school may send a total of forty (40) members provided that they are in the grade group described above. The singing will be performed on choral risers.

A). The group will have two (2) minutes to four (4) minutes to perform.

Å). Two or three songs will be provided from which to select. Each school selects only one song to perform. No solo, duet, trio or quartet is allowed.

B). Dancing and other form of choreography may accompany the singing but it will not be a part of the judging criteria.

CH). Cultural costumes are not allowed except uniforms that are representative of the school where the members are from. Uniformity and appearance are very important.

D). Instrumentation is not allowed. Playing of minus one or cd/audio/video of music is NOT allowed.

E).The teacher or coach is allowed to be in front of the group to conduct the singing only. S/He is not to sing along or out loud as the group members are expected to memorize their performance number.

F). Upon determination of the top three (3) winners (group), individual members will be awarded bronze (third place); silver (second place); and gold (first place) medals. The school represented by each group is awarded a plaque for any of the three (3) placements.

VI. Distribution of Materials and Datelines

A school coordinator/instructor is responsible for contacting teachers and disseminating all the materials needed to prepare for the competition. They will be communicating with the appropriate teachers in the very near future. Additionally, the school administrator will receive a copy of all communications on the Inachá'igen. The following calendar timelines are indicators of expected dates of completion.

Friday, November 29, 2013— Letters of invitation and notification will be forwarded to the Superintendent of Guam’s Public School System, the Superintendent of the Archdiocesan Catholic Schools, the Education Commissioner of the Public School System in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Headmaster’s of Guam’s Non-denominational Schools, and the Superintendent of Domestic Dependents Elementary and Secondary Schools. The theme, a list of spelling words, the poetry for choral reading, the day's scheduleand an updated Rules and Regulations of the 9th Annual CHamoru Language Competition will be sent by e-mail and posted on the University of Guam’s website on the language competition.

The following are information on response forms that need to be submitted in due time for inclusion and eventual participation of schools in all matters of the competition. Because of past problems and the fact that the University of Guam is encouraging the Green Initiative, these forms are to be submitted via e-mail. Absolutely no phone calls will be entertained and acknowledged. Any information sent via fax must be followed up by the sender within two days upon submission to ensure that it was received by the organizing committee. Everyone must adhere to this major requirement. No exceptions will be granted. Phone calls and faxes have proven to be ineffective and have caused untold frustration and heartache when they become lost in transit.

Friday, December 13, 2013—Intent to Participate and Competition Genres Participation forms due. Form and email addresses of school administration and Instructors/Coaches for each competition genre must be submitted.

Friday, January 17, 2014 – Applications for community members wishing to be in the distinguished panel of judges must be received by email. Send emailed applications directly to the Judges Coordinator, Dr. Michael Lujan Bevacqua.

Friday, January 31, 2014—All Schools must submit final Competition Genres Participation form.

Friday, January 31, 2014—Judges Panel for each genre of the competition will be finalized. Selected members will be notified by e-mail. Those from off-island must secure air fare and accommodations to and from the University of Guam on the day of the competition, Monday, March 10, 2014 or/and Tuesday, March 11, 2014.

Friday, January 31, 2014- All schools must submit TYPEWRITTEN Participants Names form by category.

Friday, February 14, 2014—All Schools must submit final TYPEWRITTEN Names of all Student Participants for all genres of the competition.

Monday, February 28, 2014- Inachá'igen schedule will be released to all participating schools, electronic and print media and put up on the Competition website.

Friday, March 07, 2014—Competition Essays and Drawings must be submittedby 5:00pm in Room 121B to Mr. Jeffrey Umayam, first floor of the Humanities and Social Sciences Building at the University of Guam. Off-island entries must be postmarked on or by Friday, March 07, 2014. Late submissions will not be accepted.

Essays and drawings coming from the CNMI may be mailed to the following name and address:

For Drawings: Rufina F. Mendiola, Elementary Coordinator

For Essays: Rosa Salas Palomo, Middle School Coordinator

Inachá'igen Fino' CHamoru

c/o Division of Humanities

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

University of Guam

UOG Station

Mangilao, Guam 96923

Phone Number(s): 671-735-2800 (HSS office); Palomo: 671-727-5522 or 671-735-2193/1; Mendiola: 671-686-8181

Essays and Drawings will be announced on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at the Fieldhouse.

Friday, February 28, 2014: Final & last day to make changes to listing. Note that such changes do not guarantee that a participating student will receive his/her certificate of Participation on date of competition.

MONDAY, MARCH 10, 2014 - The following categories competition will take place at UOG CLASS Humanities and Social Sciences Building from 2:00pm-7:00pm. Students must be accompanied by their coaches. Parents may observe the competition:

Elementary Schools: K-2 Spelling

3-5 Spelling

3-5 Story Telling

Middle School: Oratorical

Poetry Recitation

High School: Oratorical
Poetry Recitation

TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 2014- Competition on all other categories will take place at the UOG Field House from 08:00am-05:00pm

VII. University of Guam, Inachá'igen Fino' CHamoru Information

Overall Coordinator:
Joey Franquez
HSS Office Phone: 671-735-2824

CHamoru Adjuncts’ Office, HSS120G: 671- 734-2824

Office Fax: 671-734-7930

Home Phone: 671-989-7806

Cell Phone: 671-482-1227

E-mail Address: sinotf@guam.net

Coordinator: Elementary School
Rufina Mendiola
HSS Office Phone: 671-735-2800

CHamoru Adjuncts’ Office, HSS120G: 671- 734-2824

Office Fax: 671-734-7930

Cell Phone: 671-686-8181

E-mail Address: mendiola.ruth@gmail.com

Coordinator: Middle School
Rosa Salas Palomo
HSS Office: 671-734-2800

MLI Office: 671-735-2193/1

Office Fax: 671-734-7930 (HSS) or 671-734-0455 (MLI)

Cell Phone: 671-727-5522

E-mail Address: kailee.rosapalomo@gmail.com

Coordinator: High School
Teresita C. Flores
HSS Office: 671-734-2800

CHamoru Adjuncts’ Office, HSS120G:671-735-2824

Office Fax: 671-734-7930

Cell Phone: 671-797-0992

E-mail Address: florestc1211@gmail.com

Logistics Coordinator:
Eddie Benavente
HSS Office: 671-735-2800

Home Phone: 671-734-9017

Cell Phone: 671-868-3461

Office Fax: 671-734-7930

E-mail Address: benaventeed@teleguam.net
Judges Coordinator:
Dr. Michael Lujan Bevacqua
HSS Office: 671-735-2800

Cell Phone: 671-735-988-7106

Office Fax: 671-734-7930

E-mail Address: mlbasquiat@hotmail.com
Additional Contact Persons:
Jeffrey Umayam, HUMA Admin. Asst.
HSS Office: 671-735-2800

Office Fax: 671-734-7930

E-mail Address: jumayam@uguam.uog.edu

Mye Ganan-Flores, AA, Micronesian Language Institute
Office Phone: 671-735-2193/1

Office Fax: 671-734-0455

E-mail Address: mye@uguam.uog.edu

VIII. Judges’ Panel

ESKUELAN TAKHILO’ High School

1. SINANGAN Oratorical

2. PROFISIENTE Proficiency

3. RINISÅDAN PO’EMA Poetry Recitation

4. KANTAN CHAMORITA CHamorita Style Singing

5. LÅHI NA KANTADOT Individual Singing for Male

6. PALAO’AN NA KANTADORA Individual Singing for Female

7. KÅNTA YAN BAILA/ BAILA YAN KÅNTA Song with Dance/Dance with Song

8. ININTETPETEN KOTTURAN EGGE’ Dramatic Cultural Interpretation

ESKUELAN TALO’ Middle School

1. SINANGAN Oratorical

2. RINISÅDAN PO’EMA Poetry Recitation

3. TINIGE’ Essay

4. TINAITAI KORU Choral Reading

5. LÅLAI Chant

ESKUELAN ILIMENTÅRIU Elementary School

1. DINILITREHA Spelling

2. UMESTORIA Storytelling

3. YININGA’ Drawing

4. KORON FAMAGU’ON Children’s Choir

Qualifications:

1. Must be proficient in speaking, reading, and writing in the CHamoru language.

2. Must not have graduated within the past five (5) years from the

participating school s/he will be judging in any of the high school genres.

3. Must not be affiliated with a participating school that s/he is judging, i.e.

parent (PTA), student, staff, teacher, or administrator.

4. Must be eighteen (18) years of age or older.

5. May serve as a judge in more than one of the aforementioned genres.

6. Previous winners in either oratorical, poetry recitation, or proficiency are

welcome to participate provided that they have no connection to the school they graduated from and that item number 4 above has been reached.

7. Must be willing to secure travel and accommodations to and from Guam at his/her own personal expense.

8. Must submit an application form for consideration. Please adhere to the

date listed here.

IX. Awards and Prizes

1. Gold Medal (First Place) Finishers

2. Silver Medal (Second Place) Finishers

3. Bronze Medal (Third Place) Finishers

4. Plaque to Winners in the Individual Genres.

5. Plaque to Winning School for Group Genres.

6. Certificates of Participation to all participants, teachers, coaches, and judges.

X. Areas of Competition

*. University of Guam HSS Building and Fieldhouse