Dear Fellow SOT® Educators,

GREETINGS TO YOU ALL!

It is with great excitement that I officially invite you to the first ever Virtual National Student Convention.

I am sure our teenagers have been longing to experience another NSC. Though we still cannot do it face-to-face, our virtual competition and Rally Nights will definitely bring back the spirit of the National Student Convention.

The NSC aims to provide venues for students to discover and develop their talents and abilities and, in the course of preparations, strengthen their character through participation in various competitive events. Further, the NSC seeks to promote the following values: Love of God, Pursuit of Excellence, Character Development, Integrity and Sportsmanship, and Fellowship and Camaraderie.

With more than fifty events lined up, our students will be busy preparing for their competition. So, start fielding your contestants now.

GOD bless you.


Pastor Erich Bernard Santos
Deputy Director

2021 Virtual National Student Convention


GENERAL INFORMATION

NSC will see several exciting innovations this 2021! The competition will all be virtual and will be highlighted by the five Regional Awards Rallies. Events will be judged by region –


• Deadline for Registration is on November 5.
• Deadline for uploading of entries is on November 15.
• The Awards Rallies will be in the morning on December 6-8, 2021.

WHO CAN COMPETE?!


• Students in the Philippines and Cambodia enrolled in a school using the ACE School of Tomorrow® System who have turned 13 years old last December 31, 2020 and have not turned 20 on the same date.
• Home school students under PCST-HEP, please coordinate with your respective Academic Advisers.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?


• School Registration Fee - PHP 2000.00
• Contestant Fee - PHP 350.00

HOW DO WE REGISTER?


1) Login in to portal.schooloftomorrow.ph using your Customer Number and Password. If you haven’t registered to any of our events through our portal, kindly follow the instructions on screen.

2) Once you are logged in, navigate towards the download section and download the Student Convention registration software. This is similar to the registration used in the past.

3) Open the software in your computer and start the actual registration process.

a.Please input your School Information before registering your students. Make sure you press SAVE after completing the form.
i.Customer Number (Please make sure this is correct)
ii. School Name
iii. School Address
iv. Convention Region (Please make sure that you choose the correct region. For schools in Cambodia, kindly contact our School Services Department.)
v. Name (Contact Person) vi. Mobile Number
vii. Email

b.Input student information by clicking the “STUDENTS” button then press “ADD”
i. Last Name (Include suffix if applicable. Ex. JR, II, III, etc.)
ii.First name
iii. Middle Initial
iv. Gender v.Birthday
vi. Events


1. Once the student information is encoded and successfully saved, you will be redirected to the list of events.
2. Select the event then click the “ADD” button to enter the student in that particular competition.
3. Click the SAVE button once you have registered the student to all their events.
4. Review the events per student by clicking on the name of the delegate. Close the form to go back to the main page.

c.Questionable entries will appear on the right side of the registration software. These must be addressed before submitting the registration.

d. Please check that all information are correct. Once all registration data have been encoded, you can go ahead and submit by pressing “SUBMIT REGISTRATION.” Make sure that you are connected to the internet.

For technical concerns, you may contact Mr. Andrew Tamon at atamon@schooloftomorrow.ph

WHAT REGISTRATION DOCUMENTS ARE REQUIRED?
WHAT ARE THE EVENTS FOR NSC 2021? UPDATED NOVEMBER 03, 2021


CREATIVE COMPOSITION

• Essay Writing (English)
• Essay Writing (Filipino)
• Poetry Writing (English)
• Poetry Writing (Filipino)
• Short Story Writing (English)
• Short Story Writing (Filipino)

PHOTOGRAPHY

• Scenic (Black and White)
• Still Life (Black and White)
• Plants & Animals (Black and White)
• Character Trait Picture (Black and White)
• Scenic (Color)
• Still Life (Color)
• Plants (Color)
• Animals (Color)
• Character Trait Picture (Color)
• Special Effects (Color)
• Computer Enhancement (Color)

MUSIC – VOCAL

• Solo Male
• Solo Female
• Duet Male*
• Duet Female*
• Duet Mixed*

MUSIC – INSTRUMENTAL

• Piano Solo (Male)
• Piano Solo (Female)
• String Solo (Bowed)**
• String Solo (Plucked, hammered, strummed, etc.)**
• Woodwind Solo**
• Brass Solo**
• Miscellaneous Solo**
• Instrumental Duet**
• Music Composition (Non-performance)
• Music Arranging (Non-Performance)

PLATFORM

• Oratory (Male/Female)**
• Dramatic Monologue (Female)
• Expressive Reading (Male)
• Expressive Reading (Female)
• Famous Speech (Male)
• Poetry Recitation (Male)
• Poetry Recitation (Female)
• Preaching (Male) ages 13-15
• Preaching (Male) ages 16 and up
• Dramatic Dialogue (Male/Female)**
• Clown Act (Male/Female)**
• Illustrative Storytelling (Male)
• Illustrative Storytelling (Female)
• Puppets (Male/Female)**
• Ventriloquism (Male/Female)**
• Bible Storytelling (Male)
• Bible Storytelling (Female)

MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATION

• Scripture Video (Matthew 25:1-29)
• A.C.E. Character Trait Video
• Website Development
• PowerPoint® Presentation (Linear)
• PowerPoint® Presentation (Non-Linear)
• Radio Program

*Duet must be video recorded together. No editing allowed.
**Male and female contestants will be judged together

WILL THE JUDGING CRITEREA BE THE SAME AS WHAT IS LISTED ON THE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION MANUAL?


Yes. Please refer to the ISC Convention Manual for the judging details of the events listed above.

https://www.acestudentprograms.com/guidelines

FOR EVENTS TO BE JUDGED THE ENTRIES MUST MEET THE A.C.E. CONVENTION GUIDELINES.

WHEN WILL JUDGING BEGIN?


• On November 17, judging will begin and will end on December 3.
• You DO NOT need to upload any Judge’s Forms for of the events.
• The ISC requirements for three (3) copies of manuscripts and notes will not be applicable. One copy of uploaded documents is sufficient (e.g. Platform piece, Creative Composition Affidavit)

HOW DO WE UPLOAD OUR ENTRIES?

We will be requiring everyone to submit their entries and documents in the following file format:

• PDF Format – For composition entries including the Creative Composition Affidavit and other required documents (Music Sheets, Platform Scripts, etc.)
• MP4 format. – For all platform and music events. We require all video entries to be raw and unedited in landscape mode. Audio and video should be recorded at the same time. (CLARIFICATION ON MICROPHONE USE)


oPlatform Events – Whole body stationary shot including props (if any).

o Music Events

oVocals – Half body stationary shot.
oInstruments – Whole or half body stationary shot depending on the instrument. Hands should be visible. (Shots should include the face, e.g. piano – no shot of hands only)

Once all your video entries and documents are ready, follow the steps in this article:
VIRTUAL NATIONAL STUDENT CONVENTION UPLOADING INSTRUCTION
HOW DO WE GET OUR AWARDS?


All winners will be announced at the Rally Nights. Medals will be mailed to the schools.

For any questions, please contact:


REGISTRATION CONCERNS: SCHOOL SERVICES DEPARTMENT

Ruby Paño
schoolserve@schooloftomorrow.ph (02) 88229663 Local 116 (02)88224485

Joven Mendoza
conventions@schooloftomorrow.ph (02)88229663 Local 207

Julius Malto
training@schooloftomorrow.ph (02)88229663 Local 151

Christian Matthew Boholst
school.relations@schooloftomorrow.ph (02)8822663 Local 114

Marjorie Loste
documentation@schooloftomorrow.ph
(02)88229663 Local 153

TECHNICAL CONCERNS:
INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY SECTION

Andrew Tamon
atamon@schooloftomorrow.ph (02)88229663 Local 103

Jaime Pelayo
jpelayo@schooloftomorrow.ph (02)88229663 Local 101

NSC Downloadable Files