Petrosains Science Drama Competition
  • Congratulations Sweetly Dangerous Squad!

    Kudos to our deserving of the Petrosains Science Drama Competition 2019, who emerged as champions of the International Science Drama Competition 2019 in Beijing, China!

    You've truly made Malaysia proud with your world-class performance. We hope you keep up your passion for science alive and continue to inspire all of us!


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  • The Competition

    Watch the grand finals on Petrosains Facebook page.

    • About The Competition
    • Competition Schedule
    • Who can enter
    • Judging Criteria
    • Rules and Regulations
    • What is Petrosains Science Drama Competition (PSDC) 2019?

      The Petrosains Science Drama Competition (PSDC) is a drama competition aimed to promote and spark students’ interest towards STEM through acting. The competition is open to all primary school students in Malaysia. For 2019, the winner of PSDC will represent Malaysia and compete in the International Science Drama Competition (ISDC) in Beijing, China. Petrosains has organised the Malaysian Finals of the ISDC since 2016. In 2019, Petrosains decided to re-name the Malaysian finals to the Petrosains Science Drama Competition.

      What is the theme for the PSDC 2019?

      The competition theme this year is “Chemistry Makes Life Better”, in conjunction with 2019 as the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemicals Elements. The performance must combine scientific content and drama.

      How to participate in the PSDC 2019?

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      How to compete internationally?

      Become the champion of PSDC 2019 and get the chance to compete in the International Science Drama Competition (ISDC) 2019 in Beijing, China!

      What is International Science Drama (ISDC)?

      The ISDC is an annual competition aimed to promote science through drama, allowing participants to showcase their scientific knowledge with dramatic flair. The competition involves primary school teams from Malaysia, Singapore and the Asia Pacific region as well as teams from the public. ISDC is a great platform to showcase participants’ talents and compete at an international level.

      What is the background of ISDC?

      ISDC started off from a science drama exchange between China and Singapore in 2013. The first ISDC was founded by four Asia Pacific Network of Science and Technology Centres (ASPAC) countries in 2016; Singapore, Malaysia, China and Philippines with Thailand and Brunei joining the competition in 2018.

      • 1 April

        Registration open

      • 17 May

        Deadline for submission of entry forms

      • 31 May

        Announcement of PSDC 2019 Finalists

      • 15 June

        PSDC 2019 – Boot Camp

      • 28 June

        PSDC 2019 – Rehearsal Day

      • 29 June

        PSDC 2019 – Competition Day

      • 24 July

        Flight to Beijing,
        ISDC 2019 – Rehearsal Day

      • 25 July

        ISDC 2019 – Competition Day

      • 26 July

        Educational Visit

      • 27 July

        Flight back to KLIA

    • All participants in the team must be primary school students (10 - 12 years) from any schools in Malaysia. Home schooled primary students are also welcomed.

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    • Marking Scheme

      Scientific Content - 20%

      • Facts
      • Topic Significance
      • Integration of Knowledge
      • Daily Life Application

      Cast Performance - 20%

      • Proficient delivery
      • Impact on audience
      • Approriate language used
      • Characterisation (Posture / Facial expressions / Gestures / Eye contact / Movement)

      Creativity - 30%

      • Props practicality
      • Graphic visual aid/illustration description
      • Costumes, music & scene arrangement
      • Storyline & development of ideas

      Overall Presentation - 30%

      • Flow of drama
      • Script
      • Team work
      • Time management
      • Positive values

      *Note: Judges' decisions are final and no correspondence will be entertained.
    • Performance Guidelines

      • Performance should be in the form of a short sketch not exceeding seven minutes.
      • The performance should be based on the theme “Chemistry Makes Life Better” in conjunction with 2019 as the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements.
      • The performance should combine drama and scientific content.
      • Examples of some possible topics include but are not limited to the following:
        • Environmental chemistry. (i.e: Climate Change)
        • Chemicals that enhance our quality of living (i.e: Malaysian Agriculture)
        • How the use of chemistry can provide solutions to global challenges. (i.e: Natural Gas)

      *Based on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) goal 7 – Affordable and Clean Energy

      Competition Rules

      • Each school or organization can register as many teams as they wish.
      • Each team must comprise a maximum of 15 participants, including backstage crew. *
      • Participants must be aged between 10 -12 years old only.
      • Performance must be in English.
      • Performance should not exceed seven minutes. A penalty will be imposed for exceeding the time limit.
      • There will be an online preliminary audition before the final competition.
      • All sources for storyline, music and other media must be properly credited and acknowledged.
      • If participants are representing a school or organization, all participants in the team must be current students or member of the school or organization.
      • Should a school or organization decide to register more than one team, there should be no repetition of cast members across teams.

      *Backstage crew can only assist to place props, control AV and help cast members back stage and should not be involved in the sketch as cast members. Teachers must be part of the backstage crew. Only students are allowed to perform on the stage.

      Dos & Don'ts on Stage

      • Be confident and SMILE!
      • Use costumes and makeup to enhance your performance.
      • Use daily household items and recycled materials as props.
      • Always keep it simple.
      • Use of hazardous/ corrosive chemicals are not encouraged.
      • Avoid dangerous/ hazardous experiments (if any).
  • Events and Updates

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    • ISDC 2019
    • 2019 Winners
    • 2019 Grand Finalists
    • 2018 Winners

    • Check out this special coverage from TV3 Malaysia 'Buletin Utama' interview with our champions!

    • 1ST PLACE

      • Sweetly Dangerous Squad, SK Taman Kepong

      2ND PLACE

      • Guardians of Immunia, SK Setiawangsa

      3RD PLACE

      • The Drama Queen, SK Saint Thomas

      Best Outstanding Performers:

      • Male - Kaiden Iklil Uddyn (Electrokid)
      • Female - Tengku Mia Zaara (Guardians of Immunia)

    • No. Team Name School Name State
      1 Dragon Rangers SK Bandar Baru Bangi Selangor
      2 Sweetly Dangerous Squad SK Taman Kepong WP Kuala Lumpur
      3 The X-vengers Jesselton International School Sabah
      4 The Eleven One SK Putrajaya Presint 11(1) WP Putrajaya
      5 Akinabalu SK Luyang Kota Kinabalu Sabah
      6 The Guardians Of Immunia SK Setiawangsa WP Kuala Lumpur
      7 4tential Difference SK Jalan Empat (SKK) Selangor
      8 Electrokids SK Seri Petaling Selangor
      9 Avant Garde SK Putra Utama Johor
      10 The Drama Queen SK Saint Thomas Pahang

    • 2018 Winners - SJKT Masai, Johor

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  • Prizes

    Awesome prizes to win!

    • List of Prizes
    • Who Can Enter
    • Champion

      • Fully paid expenses to ISDC in Beijing, China
      • (transportation and accomodation)
      • RM 1,500
      • Petrosains Merchandise
      • Plaque
      • Certificate


      2nd Place

      • RM 1,000
      • Petrosains Merchandise
      • Plaque
      • Certificate


      3rd Place

      • RM 500
      • Petrosains Merchandise
      • Plaque
      • Certificate


      7X Consolation

      • RM 300
      • Petrosains Merchandise
      • Certificate


      Outstanding Performer

      • Petrosains Merchandise
      • Plaque
      • Certificate
    • All participants in the team must be primary school students (10 - 12 years) from any schools in Malaysia. Home schooled primary students are also welcomed.

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Contact Us

Petrosains Drama Competition 2019 Secretariat

Petrosains Sdn. Bhd.
Aras 4, Suria KLCC,
Menara Berkembar PETRONAS
50088 Kuala Lumpur

Nurhayati Zulkifli:
03-2392 8221

Nur Aein Razali:
03-2392 4690

Nur Syahiza Abdul Rasyid:
03-2331 1249

Nimi Soraya Hillmee:
03-2331 6032

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