The entire process is to be done with little or no input by teachers beyond the initial consultation. Students are expected to create, write, direct, produce and rehearse their own pieces.
All rehearsals are to take place during break, lunch and/or after school and not to interfere with normal schools hours and work.
“60 seconds 2 impress” entry is to run a maximum of 60 seconds, any footage running over this time will not be judged.
Each final performance must run a maximum of 10 minutes; points will be deducted if performances run over allotted time.
Year 11 students and/or GCSE drama pieces will not be accepted
In the event of being more than one group in a school wishing to participate, an elimination round should be held within the school. Teachers and students should then decide which group goes forward to represent the school.
Each performing group must consist of a maximum of 5 students. 1 extra student can be used to help write, direct, co-ordinate or assist the group in ways such as ensuring all scripts, sounds are passed to the RWiSDA to meet the relevant deadlines.
Each school group will be given a list of judging criteria to help in the production of their performance.
Groups will be expected to write a loose script to include any lighting direction, list and record any sound effects/ projector images help RWiSDA and technicians to ensure the schools performance can reach its full potential. This responsibility can be taken from within the group or utilise the extra student each group are allowed to appoint.
RWiSDA asks for all performances to be appropriate and seek alternatives to using excessive foul language
Students will be given help, issued verbally or in written form to help them create their pieces