2020 Northern Beaches Eisteddfod
Speech & Drama
02 May 2020 to 23 May 2020
(To be confirmed after receipt of Entries and Programming has been finalised)
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Please refer to the General Rules and Conditions and the category Special Rules in the Syllabus. 

The Syllabus is available online at northernbeacheseisteddfod.com

Please read the Syllabus performance and entry conditions before entering the eisteddfod. 

ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 9/03/2020 11:59:00 PM (AEST)
Junior - 8-11 years
S300 Championship Solo     Junior - 8-11 years

Refer to Championship rules in the Syllabus.

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.00
Intermediate - 12-14 years
S301 Championship Solo     Intermediate - 12-14 years

Refer to Championship rules in the Syllabus.

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.00
Senior - 15 years & over
S302 Championship Solo     Senior - 15 years & over

Refer to Championship rules in the Syllabus.

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.00
12 years & over
S303 Actor's Award Solo     12 years & over

Refer to rules in Syllabus.

Entries Closed
Entry: $25.00
7 years & under
S314Open Verse Speaking Solo     7 years & under

Own choice. A copy must be provided for the Adjudicator.

Entries Closed
Entry: $15.00
8 years & under
S315Open Verse Speaking Solo     8 years & under

Own choice. A copy must be provided for the Adjudicator.

Entries Closed
Entry: $15.00
9 years & under
S316Open Verse Speaking Solo     9 years & under

Own choice. A copy must be provided for the Adjudicator.

Entries Closed
Entry: $15.00
10 years & under
S317Open Verse Speaking Solo     10 years & under

Own choice. A copy must be provided for the Adjudicator.

Entries Closed
Entry: $15.00
11 years & under
S318Open Verse Speaking Solo     11 years & under

Own choice. A copy must be provided for the Adjudicator.

Entries Closed
Entry: $15.00
12 years & under
S319Open Verse Speaking Solo     12 years & under

Own choice. A copy must be provided for the Adjudicator.

Entries Closed
Entry: $15.00
13 years & under
S320Open Verse Speaking Solo     13 years & under

Own choice. A copy must be provided for the Adjudicator.

Entries Closed
Entry: $15.00
14 years & under
S321Open Verse Speaking Solo     14 years & under

Own choice. A copy must be provided for the Adjudicator.

Entries Closed
Entry: $15.00
15 years & under
S322Open Verse Speaking Solo     15 years & under

Own choice. A copy must be provided for the Adjudicator.

Entries Closed
Entry: $15.00
Open Age
S323Open Verse Speaking Solo     Open Age

Own choice. A copy must be provided for the Adjudicator.

Entries Closed
Entry: $15.00
10 years & under
S324 Australian Section (Verse or Prose) Solo     10 years & under

Australian Poet or Author. Own Choice. A copy must be provided for the Adjudicator.

Entries Closed
Entry: $15.00
12 years & under
S325 Australian Section (Verse or Prose) Solo     12 years & under

Australian Poet or Author. Own Choice. A copy must be provided for the Adjudicator.

Entries Closed
Entry: $15.00
14 years & under
S326 Australian Section (Verse or Prose) Solo     14 years & under

Australian Poet or Author. Own Choice. A copy must be provided for the Adjudicator.

Entries Closed
Entry: $15.00
Open Age
S327 Australian Section (Verse or Prose) Solo     Open Age

Australian Poet or Author. Own Choice. A copy must be provided for the Adjudicator.

Entries Closed
Entry: $15.00
10 years & under
S328 Humorous Section (Verse or Prose) Solo     10 years & under

Own choice. A copy must be provided for the Adjudicator.

Entries Closed
Entry: $15.00
12 years & under
S330 Humorous Section (Verse or Prose) Solo     12 years & under

Own choice. A copy must be provided for the Adjudicator.

Entries Closed
Entry: $15.00
14 years & under
S332 Humorous Section (Verse or Prose) Solo     14 years & under

Own choice. A copy must be provided for the Adjudicator.

Entries Closed
Entry: $15.00
Open Age
S333 Humorous Section (Verse or Prose) Solo     Open Age

Own choice. A copy must be provided for the Adjudicator.

Entries Closed
Entry: $15.00
8 years & under
S334 Boys Only Verse or Prose Solo     8 years & under

Own choice. A copy must be provided for the Adjudicator.

Entries Closed
Entry: $15.00
10 years & under
S335 Boys Only Verse or Prose Solo     10 years & under

Own choice. A copy must be provided for the Adjudicator.

Entries Closed
Entry: $15.00
12 years & under
S336 Boys Only Verse or Prose Solo     12 years & under

Own choice. A copy must be provided for the Adjudicator.

Entries Closed
Entry: $15.00
8 years & under
S337 Poem for Two Duo     8 years & under

Must contain some unison work. No costumes or props. Own Choice. A copy must be provided for the Adjudicator.

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.00
10 years & under
S338 Poem for Two Duo     10 years & under

Must contain some unison work. No costumes or props. Own choice. A copy must be provided for the Adjudicator.

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.00
12 years & under
S339 Poem for Two Duo     12 years & under

Must contain some unison work. No costumes or props. Own choice. A copy must be provided for the Adjudicator.

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.00
10 years & under
S340 Memorised Prose Solo     10 years & under

Own choice. A copy must be provided for the Adjudicator.

Entries Closed
Entry: $15.00
12 years & under
S341 Memorised Prose Solo     12 years & under

Own choice. A copy must be provided for the Adjudicator.

Entries Closed
Entry: $15.00
14 years & under
S342 Memorised Prose Solo     14 years & under

Own choice. A copy must be provided for the Adjudicator.

Entries Closed
Entry: $15.00
Open Age
S343 Memorised Prose Solo     Open Age

Own choice. A copy must be provided for the Adjudicator.

Entries Closed
Entry: $15.00
10 years & under
S344 Prose Reading Solo     10 years & under

Own choice. A copy must be provided for the Adjudicator. Competitors should note that reading from the book is preferable.

Entries Closed
Entry: $15.00
12 years & under
S345 Prose Reading Solo     12 years & under

Own choice. A copy must be provided for the Adjudicator. Competitors should note that reading from the book is preferable.

Entries Closed
Entry: $15.00
14 years & under
S346 Prose Reading Solo     14 years & under

Own choice. A copy must be provided for the Adjudicator. Competitors should note that reading from the book is preferable.

Entries Closed
Entry: $15.00
Open Age
S347 Prose Reading Solo     Open Age

Own choice. A copy must be provided for the Adjudicator. Competitors should note that reading from the book is preferable.

Entries Closed
Entry: $15.00
10 years & under
S348 Impromptu Reading Solo     10 years & under

Prose to be chosen by the Adjudicator.

Entries Closed
Entry: $15.00
12 years & under
S349 Impromptu Reading Solo     12 years & under

Prose to be chosen by the Adjudicator.

Entries Closed
Entry: $15.00
14 years & under
S350 Impromptu Reading Solo     14 years & under

Prose to be chosen by the Adjudicator.

Entries Closed
Entry: $15.00
Open Age
S351 Impromptu Reading Solo     Open Age

Prose to be chosen by the Adjudicator.

Entries Closed
Entry: $15.00
12 years & under
S352 Reading from Bible or Sacred Text Solo     12 years & under

All extracts must be from the Bible or sacred text - eg Koran, Torah. Competitors must read from the book only and must be spoken in English. No typed, printed sheets or photocopies will be permitted. A copy must be provided for the Adjudicator in English.

Entries Closed
Entry: $15.00
13 years & over
S353 Reading from Bible or Sacred Text Solo     13 years & over

All extracts must be from the Bible or sacred text - eg Koran, Torah. Competitors must read from the book only and must be spoken in English. No typed, printed sheets or photocopies will be permitted. A copy must be provided for the Adjudicator in English.

Entries Closed
Entry: $15.00
10 years & under
S355 Public Speaking Solo     10 years & under

Prepared Speech. Own Choice. No props or visual aids. A bell will sound at 2 1/2 minutes.

Entries Closed
Entry: $15.00
12 years & under
S357 Public Speaking Solo     12 years & under

Prepared Speech. Own Choice. No props or visual aids. A bell will sound at 2 1/2 minutes.

Entries Closed
Entry: $15.00
14 years & under
S359 Public Speaking Solo     14 years & under

Prepared Speech. Own Choice. No props or visual aids. A bell will sound at 2 1/2 minutes.

Entries Closed
Entry: $15.00
Open Age
S361 Public Speaking Solo     Open Age

Prepared Speech. Own Choice. No props or visual aids. A bell will sound at 2 1/2 minutes.

Entries Closed
Entry: $15.00
10 years & under
S362 Public Speaking - Impromptu Solo     10 years & under

Topic to be chosen by the Adjudicator. 3 minutes preparation time. Blank palm cards and pens supplied. NO notes, personal stationery or writing materials permitted. A bell will sound at 2 1/2 minutes.

Entries Closed
Entry: $15.00
12 years & under
S363 Public Speaking - Impromptu Solo     12 years & under

Topic to be chosen by the Adjudicator. 3 minutes preparation time. Blank palm cards and pens supplied. NO notes, personal stationery or writing materials permitted. A bell will sound at 2 1/2 minutes.

Entries Closed
Entry: $30.00
S364 Public Speaking - Impromptu Solo     12 years & under

Topic to be chosen by the Adjudicator. 3 minutes preparation time. Blank palm cards and pens supplied. NO notes, personal stationery or writing materials permitted. A bell will sound at 2 1/2 minutes.

Entries Closed
Entry: $15.00
14 years & under
S365 Public Speaking - Impromptu Solo     14 years & under

Topic to be chosen by the Adjudicator. 3 minutes preparation time. Blank palm cards and pens supplied. NO notes, personal stationery or writing materials permitted. A bell will sound at 2 1/2 minutes.

Entries Closed
Entry: $15.00
Open Age
S366 Public Speaking - Impromptu Solo     Open Age

Topic to be chosen by the Adjudicator. 3 minutes preparation time. Blank palm cards and pens supplied. NO notes, personal stationery or writing materials permitted. A bell will sound at 2 1/2 minutes.

Entries Closed
Entry: $15.00
13 years & over
S367Open Impromptu News Reading Solo     13 years & over

To be presented as for radio or television. Chosen by the Adjudicator.

Entries Closed
Entry: $15.00
Open Age
S368 For Persons with Special Needs Solo     Open Age

Own Choice - Recitation, Character Sketch or Reading. A copy must be provided for the Adjudicator.

Entries Closed
Entry: $15.00
6 years & under
S369 Nursery Rhyme Solo     6 years & under

Presentation of a traditional nursery rhyme. Costume optional. A copy must be provided for the Adjudicator.

Entries Closed
Entry: $15.00
8 years & under
S370 Nursery Rhyme Solo     8 years & under

Presentation of a traditional nursery rhyme. Costume optional. A copy must be provided for the Adjudicator.

Entries Closed
Entry: $15.00
S371 Character Recital in Costume Solo     8 years & under

No curtain. Props to be put on stage by the performer. Own choice. A copy must be provided for the Adjudicator.

Entries Closed
Entry: $15.00
10 years & under
S372 Character Recital in Costume Solo     10 years & under

No curtain. Props to be put on stage by the performer. Own choice. A copy must be provided for the Adjudicator.

Entries Closed
Entry: $15.00
12 years & under
S373 Character Recital in Costume Solo     12 years & under

No curtain. Props to be put on stage by the performer. Own choice. A copy must be provided for the Adjudicator.

Entries Closed
Entry: $15.00
13 years & under
S374 Character Recital in Costume Solo     13 years & under

No curtain. Props to be put on stage by the performer. Own choice. A copy must be provided for the Adjudicator.

Entries Closed
Entry: $15.00
14 years & under
S375 Character Recital in Costume Solo     14 years & under

No curtain. Props to be put on stage by the performer. Own choice. A copy must be provided for the Adjudicator.

Entries Closed
Entry: $15.00
16 years & under
S376 Character Recital in Costume Solo     16 years & under

No curtain. Props to be put on stage by the performer. Own choice. A copy must be provided for the Adjudicator.

Entries Closed
Entry: $15.00
Open Age
S377 Character Recital in Costume Solo     Open Age

No curtain. Props to be put on stage by the performer. Own choice. A copy must be provided for the Adjudicator. Time Limit: Minimum 6 minutes, maximum 8 minutes.

Entries Closed
Entry: $15.00
12 years & over
S378 Shakespearian Recital Solo     12 years & over

Not in costume - please wear rehearsal blacks. Own Choice. A copy must be provided for the Adjudicator.

Entries Closed
Entry: $15.00
10 years & under
S379 Duologue in Costume Duo     10 years & under

No curtain. Props to be put on stage by the performer. Own choice. A copy must be provided for the Adjudicator.

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.00
12 years & under
S380 Duologue in Costume Duo     12 years & under

No curtain. Props to be put on stage by the performer. Own choice. A copy must be provided for the Adjudicator.

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.00
14 years & under
S381 Duologue in Costume Duo     14 years & under

No curtain. Props to be put on stage by the performer. Own choice. A copy must be provided for the Adjudicator.

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.00
Open Age
S382 Duologue in Costume Duo     Open Age

No curtain. Props to be put on stage by the performer. Own choice. A copy must be provided for the Adjudicator.

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.00
12 years & under
S383 Mime in Costume Solo     12 years & under

Title cards of the mime, large enough to be read by the audience must be displayed. Music optional. No props. Own Choice.

Entries Closed
Entry: $15.00
13 years & over
S384 Mime in Costume Solo     13 years & over

Title cards of the mime, large enough to be read by the audience must be displayed. Music optional. No props. Own Choice.

Entries Closed
Entry: $15.00
12 years & under
S385 Mime in Costume Duo     12 years & under

Title cards of the mime, large enough to be read by the audience must be displayed. Music optional. No props. Own Choice.

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.00
13 years & over
S386 Mime in Costume Duo     13 years & over

Title cards of the mime, large enough to be read by the audience must be displayed. Music optional. No props. Own Choice.

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.00
Primary School Students
S387 Mime in Costume Group     Primary School Students

Title cards of the mime, large enough to be read by the audience must be displayed. Music optional. No props. Own Choice.

Entries Closed
Entry: $30.00
Open Age
S388 Mime in Costume Group     Open Age

Title cards of the mime, large enough to be read by the audience must be displayed. Music optional. No props. Own Choice.

Entries Closed
Entry: $30.00
Primary School Students
S389 Improvisation Duo     Primary School Students

Topic to be supplied by the Adjudicator. The emphasis of this event is on improvisation and not an adaptation of an already prepared piece. Offensive language and blasphemy are unacceptable.

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.00
Open Age
S390 Improvisation Duo     Open Age

Topic to be supplied by the Adjudicator. The emphasis of this event is on improvisation and not an adaptation of an already prepared piece. Offensive language and blasphemy are unacceptable.

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.00
Primary School Students
S391 Improvisation Group     Primary School Students

Topic to be supplied by the Adjudicator. The emphasis of this event is on improvisation and not an adaptation of an already prepared piece. Offensive language and blasphemy are unacceptable.

Entries Closed
Entry: $30.00
Open Age
S392 Improvisation Group     Open Age

Topic to be supplied by the Adjudicator. The emphasis of this event is on improvisation and not an adaptation of an already prepared piece. Offensive language and blasphemy are unacceptable.

Entries Closed
Entry: $30.00
Primary School Students
S393 Scene from a Play Group     Primary School Students

Minimum 3, maximum 20 performers. Refer to the Scene from a Play rules. Total performance time of minimum 10, maximum 15 minutes.

Entries Closed
Entry: $30.00
Secondary School Students
S394 Scene from a Play Group     Secondary School Students

Minimum 3, maximum 20 performers. Refer to the Scene from a Play rules. Total performance time of minimum 15,maximum 30 minutes.

Entries Closed
Entry: $30.00
Open Age
S395 Scene from a Play Group     Open Age

Minimum 3, maximum 20 performers. Refer to the Scene from a Play rules. Total performance time of minimum 15, maximum 30 minutes.

Entries Closed
Entry: $30.00
Primary School Students
S396 Dramatic Presentation Group     Primary School Students

Minimum 3, maximum 20 performers. Refer to the Group Presentation rules. Total performance time of minimum 5, maximum 10 minutes.

Entries Closed
Entry: $30.00
Open Age Students
S397 Dramatic Presentation Group     Open Age Students

Minimum 3, maximum 20 performers. Refer to the Group Presentation rules. Total performance time of minimum 5, maximum 10 minutes.

Entries Closed
Entry: $30.00
Primary School Students
S398 Physical Theatre/Comedy Group     Primary School Students

Minimum of 3, maximum of 20 performers A comic presentation told largely without the use of dialogue. Props, costumes and music allowed. Prior to the starting bell teachers will be able to assemble performers and place props in the wings. Teachers may not remain backstage or onstage during the performance. Setting and striking of props etc. on and off the stage will be judged as part of the performance, and included in the time. Class list and synopsis should be included for the adjudicator All props must be removed from the wings at the end of each performance. Offensive language and blasphemy are unacceptable. Minimum of 5 Minutes and Maximum of 10 Minutes

Entries Closed
Entry: $30.00
Secondary School Students
S399 Physical Theatre/Comedy Group     Secondary School Students

Minimum of 3, maximum of 20 performers A comic presentation told largely without the use of dialogue. Props, costumes and music allowed. Prior to the starting bell teachers will be able to assemble performers and place props in the wings. Teachers may not remain backstage or onstage during the performance. Setting and striking of props etc. on and off the stage will be judged as part of the performance, and included in the time. Class list and synopsis should be included for the adjudicator All props must be removed from the wings at the end of each performance. Offensive language and blasphemy are unacceptable. Minimum of 5 Minutes and Maximum of 10 Minutes

Entries Closed
Entry: $30.00