09 Dec

DMA Cup Contest Day Details

The inaugural Discovery Montessori Cup is almost here! Please save and refer to important information in this email. 

For Individual Recital

On a 3×5″ index card (or similar), write your child’s name and poem title (in Chinese and Pinyin). This will be given to the contest master to introduce your child to the judges.


Attached you will find the UTD campus map, building map, and floor plan of the Founders and Hoblitzelle buildings with individual classrooms labelled. 

Hoblitzelle Hall (HH)
Founders Building (FO)- level 1/ basement
Founders Building (FO) – level 2/ ground level


Free parking without a permit is allowed in any green parking space on the weekend. Lot H on the west side of campus will be the closest to FO and HH. (If you are not familiar with the UTD campus, please give yourself extra time. It is a large campus with many buildings and parking lots.) 

To reach parking lot H, from Waterview Parkway, go east on Franklyn Jenifer Drive. Turn left on Drive H. Lot H will be on the right.

See the campus map below.


12:00-12:30 Sign in and registration at HH. 

12:30-12:50 Transition to FO classrooms for individual competition

1:00-2:30 Individual competition starts.  (Do not be late. Once competition starts, you may not enter the room.)

2:00-3:30 Group competition in HH. (During group competition, students will wait outside of the auditorium with their teacher until their recital time. Parents may stay to watch all group recitals.)

3:30 Group pictures

3:45-4:30 Award ceremony in HH.

Other points to remember: 

-No food and drink in the classrooms. Water in a closed bottle is allowed.
-Parents must supervise your children at all times. Judges and teachers are not responsible for the children.

-Out of respect for other contestants, please remain quiet during other students’ recitals.

-Per the judges’ requirement, children under 3 are not allowed in the room during the competition. They may remain outside in the hallway. 

-Music accompaniment and /or singing will not be allowed.
This is a speaking / poetry competition and words must be spoken. 

-Please wear black shoes and white socks. 

-Judges will not allow pictures during the contest. We will have professional photographers. 

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