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LITERARY

Speech and Drama

Speech and Drama – General Conditions

  1. Nominations can be submitted to the Conroy Hall on Friday 17th June 2022 between 2 pm – 6 pm, using the official nomination form. Please include a stamped, self-addressed envelope for receipt and competitor’s ticket. IF posted, nominations must be in the hands of the secretary by Friday 17th June 2022. Please allow several business days for Australia post delivery.
  2. Own choice material to be handed in on Monday 1st August or Tuesday 2nd August at TYTO Gallery between 8am – 5pm. PLEASE DO NOT POST. If OWN CHOICE WORK is not submitted on time, the competitor will be disqualified.
  3. Please clearly mark on the top right hand of the first page of the manuscript as follows:

    Section Number…………….
    Competitor’s Number…………..
  1. Please do not write name of school or competitor on entry.
  2. Please do not attach information to the entry using paper clips and stick-on notes.
  3. Due to copyright laws, competitors must acknowledge the title of the poem and the poet on entry. Please use title page document provided on page 22.
  4. Competitors are not permitted to repeat a performance of the same item or work set by the adjudicator in any of the Own Choice sections.
  5. Introductions may be sent in for drama sections and should be typewritten in double- spacing and kept to a maximum of four lines.
  6. IF UNABLE TO COMPETE ON THE DAY OF PERFORMANCE – PLEASE NOTIFY THE COMMITTEE A.S.A.P. No section will be held up waiting for performers.
  7. No member of one choir, group or ensemble will be permitted to perform with another choir, group or ensemble in the same section.

Speech and Drama – Sections

NURSERY RHYME – OWN CHOICE – SOLO

  1. Prep and under        Time limit 30 seconds

RECITATION – OWN CHOICE – SOLO

  1. Grade 3 and under   Time limit 1 minute
  2. Grades 4, 5 and 6     Time limit 2 minutes
  3. Grades 7, 8, 9         Time limit 2 minutes
  4. Grades 10,11,12       Time limit 2 minutes

RECITATION – SET POEM – SOLO (Set Poems are on pages 37-47. Choose 1 poem)

  1. Grades 2 and under  Time limit 1 minute
  2. Grades 3, 4   Time limit 2 minutes
  3. Grades 5, 6   Time limit 2 minutes
  4. Grades 7, 8   Time limit 2 minutes
  5. Grades 9,10   Time limit 2 minutes
  6. Grades 11, 12 Time limit 2 minutes

SHAKESPEAREAN – OWN CHOICE – SOLO – SECONDARY ONLY

  1. Grades 7 to Grade 12 only   Time limit 5 minutes

DRAMA OTHER THAN SHAKESPEARE – OWN CHOICE – SOLO – Costume optional – SECONDARY ONLY

  1. Grades 7 to Grade 12 only   Time limit 5 minutes

CHARACTER POEM IN COSTUME – OWN CHOICE – SOLO

  1. Primary        Time limit 2 minutes

PREPARED MIME INDIVIDUAL (Secondary)

  1. Grades 7 to 12         Time limit 2 minutes

Competitor is to give the Adjudicator the TITLE only. Clothes – all black. ONE PROP – a stool or a chair

IMPROMPTU READING – Competitors will be allowed time in which to peruse work which is chosen by the adjudicator.

  1. Grades 4/5/6 – Time limit 2 minutes
  2. Grades 7/8/9 – Time limit 1 minute 30 seconds
  3. Grades 10/11/12 – Time limit 1 minute 30 seconds

IMPROMPTU SPEAKING – “Just a minute, please!” (Secondary)

One minute impromptu talk on topic drawn from a hat. A different topic for each competitor.

  1. Grades 7/8/9 80.
  2. Grades 10/11/12

PREPARED BIBLE READING (Bible passage set by the adjudicator. Set works are on pp48-51)

  1. Grade 5 and 6
  2. Grades 7
  3. Grades 8
  4. Grades 9
  5. Grades 10
  6. Grades 11 and 12

PRIMARY VERSE SPEAKING CHOIRS – UNISON – OWN CHOICE OR SET WORK

(Set works are found on pp31-33.) Please nominate chosen work on Nomination Form.

  1. Grade 2 and under     Time limit 2 minutes       Set work – Naughty Soap Song
  2. Grades 3 and 4          Time limit 2 minutes       Set work – I Tried To Do My Homework
  3. Grades 5 and 6          Time limit 3 minutes       Set work – The Winter Dragon

PRIMARY VERSE SPEAKING CHOIRS – TWO/THREE PART – OWN CHOICE OR SET WORK

(Set works are found on pp34-36) Please nominate chosen work on Nomination Form

  1. Grade 2 and under     Time limit 2 minutes          Set work – I Need a New TV
  2. Grades 3 and 4          Time limit 2 minutes          Set work – The Tale of the Clever Monkey
  3. Grades 5 and 6          Time limit 3 minutes          Set work – Morning

PRIMARY VERSE SPEAKING CHOIRS – SMALL SCHOOLS.

Definition of Small School – A school having up to 60 students

  1. Own Choice   Time limit 3 minutes
  2. Group Improvisation – 4 students only. Secondary

5 minutes to prepare a topic given by the adjudicator. The group perform on stage, their interpretation of the topic of no more than 3 minutes.

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