Storytelling - Asian English Olympics 2018



Many stories have been told by our friends or parents, even our teachers. But in this Storytelling field, it will be totally different. It’s not about telling the stories that you’ve experienced, but expressing your creativity through a story and bringing it to the audience with visual or audio elements.


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Nandini Gyan Nagpal - Asian English Olympics 2018

Ms. Nandini Gyan Nagpal


  • Teacher training workshop on storytelling (Empowering Children and Adolscents through Stories) at the Character Development Conference organised by St. Josephs institution International School. (it was a conference for schools from all over Asia)
  • Storytelling performance at the 398.2 Storytelling Festival in Singapore
  • Storytelling performance for adults, organised by the Storytelling Association (Singapore)
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    Shanthini Venugopal - Asian English Olympics 2018

    Ms. Shanthini Venugopal


  • Has performed 2 storytelling events with Chinese New Year theme
  • Has performed storytelling at Kuala Lumpur International Arts Festival 2017
  • Conducted a training for 20 teachers using storytelling to teach English
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    Wong Swee Yean - Asian English Olympics 2018

    Ms. Wong Swee Yean


  • Has performed in celebration of ASEAN 50th Anniversary
  • Has involved in a senior citizens storytelling workshop called 'Words of My Youth'
  • A workshop leader for a storytelling workshop for teachers in early childhood education
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    Gerry Saleh Melawadi - Asian English Olympics 2018

    Mr. Gerry Saleh Melawadi


  • Has performed storytelling since 1991
  • A children motivator through storytelling
  • Involved in many storytelling organisation such as: Nusantara Bertutur, Forum Dongeng Nasional and Teman Cerita
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    Viptia Esti Wiryawanti - Asian English Olympics 2018

    Ms. Viptia Esti Wiryawanti


  • Has been performed storytelling since 2012
  • Member of “Kampung Dongeng”
  • Has got many achievements from storytelling competitions
  • Ms. Nandini Gyan Nagpal
    Ms. Shanthini Venugopal
    Ms. Wong Swee Yean
    Mr. Gerry Saleh Melawadi
    Ms. Viptia Esti Wiryawanti

    R O U N D S

    G E N E R A L   R U L E S

  • Participants are highly suggested to come at least 30 minutes before the Opening Ceremony and must re-register at the assigned location before the Opening Ceremony starts.
  • Participants are highly recommended to attend the Coaching Clinic as their privilege to learn some tips and tricks that will be brought by our judges regarding the rounds.
  • Participants who don't attend the Technical Meeting and Coaching Clinic won't be guaranteed to get further information from the committee outside of those sessions.
  • All participants must arrive at the waiting room at least 15 minutes before the competition starts.
  • All participants will be called 3 times when their turn comes before considered as a walk-out.
  • Participants should remain outside the performing room that is designated by the committee until they are called to perform.
  • Participants are not allowed to watch other participants' performance.
  • Judges may (in their discretion) deduct 3 points from the total score in one round for violation of rules (except for timing). Judges may also disqualify participants for gross misconduct or ineligibility.
  • Properties categorized as sharp tools or dangerous weapons, liquids, or powders that can litter the performing room are prohibited.
  • Participants are suggested to bring their own stationery to support the necessary things.
  • All judges decisions and results inside the result slips and ballots are considered as final.
  • P E R F O R M A N C E   T I M E

  • Timing will begin with the first word uttered by the participant which will include any other communication such as sound effects, staged acts, etc.
  • The maximum time varies in each round. If a participant exceeds the performing time given, 3 points will be deducted for every 10 seconds exceeding time.
  • The time keeper shall provide warning signals to the participants by showing the remaining time with a time board.
  • The committee will give a sign to the participant to stop his/her performance under the case of exceeding the maximum overtime.