Innisfail Arts Festival
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Arts, Crafts and PhotographySpeech and DramaDanceVocal and Instrumental
ARTS, CRAFTS AND PHOTOGRAPHY
SPEECH AND DRAMA
DANCE
VOCAL AND INSTRUMENTAL

Speech and Drama

General Conditions

  1. Nominations will be submitted to the Conroy Hall on Friday 18 June 2021 using the official nomination form from 2 pm – 5:30 pm. No Late Nominations will be accepted. DO NOT POST NOMINATIONS.
  2. Copies of Own Choice material is to be submitted at TYTO Gallery on Tuesday 3rd August from 10 am – 4 pm. 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:
  4. Please do not write name of school or competitor on entry.
  5. Please do not attach information to the entry using paper clips and stick-on notes.
  6. Due to copyright laws, competitors must acknowledge the title of the poem and the poet on entry.
  7. 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.
  8. Introductions may be sent in for drama sections and should be typewritten in double- spacing and kept to a maximum of four lines.
  9. 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.
  10. No member of one choir, group or ensemble will be permitted to perform with another choir, group or ensemble in the same section.

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 31-47. 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

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)

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

  1. Grades 7 to 12 Time limit 2 minutes

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
  2. Grades 10/11/12

PREPARED BIBLE READING (Bible passage set by the adjudicator. Set readings are on pp46-47)

  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 pp31-47 Choose 1 poem.) Please nominate chosen work on Nomination Form.

  1. Grade 2 and under Time limit 2 minute
  2. Grades 3 and 4 Time limit 2 minutes
  3. Grades 5 and 6 Time limit 3 minutes

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

(Set works are found on pp31-47 Choose 1 poem)

  1. Grade 2 and under Time limit 2 minute
  2. Grades 3 and 4 Time limit 2 minutes
  3. Grades 5 and 6 Time limit 3 minutes

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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