2019 City of Warrnambool Eisteddfod
Speech & Drama
27 May 2019 to 07 Jun 2019
(To be confirmed after receipt of Entries and Programming has been finalised)
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To be read in conjunction with the CITY OF WARRNAMBOOL EISTEDDFOD REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS/RULES (see www.warrnambooleisteddfod.org.au) 


SPEECH & DRAMA 2019

All information with regard to entry, timing, entry fees, prizes and specific conditions for each section is available on the Stardom on-line entry system (www.stardom.com.au). Please refer to Stardom for specific information.

DATES: Monday 27 May, 2019 – Friday 7 June, 2019

ENTRIES CLOSEFriday 5 April, 2019 at 4:00pm (last day of Term 1)

ADJUDICATOR: Dr. Maureen Carroll (Melbourne)

VENUES: BRAUER COLLEGE, CARAMUT RD. Warrnambool

                 MOZART HALL, GILLES ST., Warrnambool

NO ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE CLOSING DATE.

GENERAL CONDITIONS:

******* It is a requirement that each individual performer, group or school sanction the recording of performance (unless there is a specific reason, for instance a legal condition, for exclusion).

Please be aware publicity shots may be taken during the Eisteddfod. Please advise the Convenors if there is a specific reason - for instance, legal condition - for exclusion of a particular performer.

See, “Recording of Performance Release” on Rules & Regulations page on the website. (www.warrnambooleisteddfod.org.au)

NOTE: Recorded performances and photography will only be used for advertising the Eisteddfod and will remain the copyright of Warrnambool Eisteddfod Inc.

ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS

  1. In all Speech “own choice” sections, consideration will be given by the adjudicator to the quality of the selection.
  2. The age at 30.6.2018 shall be deemed the age of the competitor. 
  3. Competitors’ names and birth dates should be on the entry.
  4. Competitors in “own choice” items, excluding Prepared Speech, must submit copies for the adjudicator at registration at least 30 minutes before commencement of section.
  5. Copy of ‘Poem Written by Competitor’ to be forwarded to the convenor nickynoo1960@gmail.com  two weeks prior to the event. If not received by this date, the competitor will not be eligible to compete in the section.
  6. In the ‘Poem for Two’ sections, a competitor may only enter ONCE. NO MULTIPLE ENTRIES WITH ANOTHER PARTNER WILL BE ALLOWED.


SPECIAL EVENTS

Entries are to be confirmed a week prior to the event.

If there are fewer than four confirmed entries for either Special Event, that event will be cancelled.

If the event is cancelled, competitors will be notified by email as soon as possible.

Special Events Sections are not included in Aggregate Points.

AGGREGATE TROPHIES

Sections are: Years 5 & 6; Year 7;  Year 8;  16 years & under;  Open Section

Trophies will be awarded to the competitor with the highest aggregate points in each section.

Points to be calculated on the following basis from solo sections: 1st - 6 points, 2nd- - 4 points, 3rd - 2 points.

Sections 228, 229 & 230 will not be included in the aggregate.

Schools will be asked to sign a receipt when the perpetual trophies are awarded to the school.


ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 10/05/2019 11:59:00 PM (AEST)
227 Ellis & Iris Bickley Memorial Youth Public Speaking Prepared Speech Solo     18 Years & Under

Topics to be on Current Affairs. Entries are to be confirmed a week prior to the event. If there are fewer than four confirmed entries, the event will be canceled and competitors notified by email as soon as possible.

Sponsored by family of Ellis & Iris Bickley

Entries Closed
Entry: $7.001st Trophy & Prize Money + $50          2nd Prize Money + $20          3rd Prize Money + $10          
228 Own Choice Verse Reading Solo     Secondary School Students

The Beverly Melican Memorial Poetry Award. Competitors must compete in Sections 228, 229 and 230. First prize for the Award is a Trophy and $100, 2nd prize is $50 Entries are to be confirmed a week prior to the event. If there are fewer than 4 confirmed entries, the event will be canceled and competitors notified by email as soon as possible. Any period of writing. Quality of selection will be taken into account. One of the pieces in Sections 228, 229, 230 must be by an Australian poet/author. Please identify the Australian reading when handing in to registration.

Sponsored by Beverley Melican Award

Entries Closed
Entry: $7.001st Ribbon          2nd Ribbon          3rd Ribbon          HM Ribbon          
229 Prose Reading Solo     Secondary School Students

The Beverly Melican Award. Competitors must enter sections 228 & 230 as well to qualify. The prizes for the Award are: First prize a Trophy and $100, 2nd prize $50 SEE EVENT NOTES Section 228. Own choice prose reading but similar theme to own choice verse reading.

Sponsored by Beverley Melican Award

Entries Closed
Entry: $7.001st Ribbon          2nd Ribbon          3rd Ribbon          HM Ribbon          
230 Own Choice Narrative Poem Memorised Solo     Secondary School Students

Beverley Melican Award - Competitors must enter sections 228 & 229 as well to qualify. The prizes for the Award are: First prize a Trophy and $100, 2nd prize $50. See Section 228 notes. One of the above pieces must be written by an Australian poet/author

Sponsored by Beverley Melican Award

Entries Closed
Entry: $7.001st Prize Money & Ribbon + $10          2nd Ribbon          3rd Ribbon          HM Ribbon          
231 Choral Speaking Choir     Primary School to Year 4

A selection of two contrasting poems.

Entries Closed
Entry: $8.001st Ribbon          2nd Ribbon          3rd Ribbon          
232 Choral Speaking Choir     Primary School to Year 6

A selection of two contrasting poems.

Entries Closed
Entry: $8.001st Ribbon          2nd Ribbon          3rd Ribbon          HM Ribbon          
233 Choral Speaking Choir     Primary School Prep to Year 2

A selection of two contrasting poems.

Entries Closed
Entry: $8.001st Ribbon          2nd Ribbon          3rd Ribbon          HM Ribbon          
234 Recital in Costume Solo     Years 5 & 6

Consideration will be given by the adjudicator to the quality of selection. Chairperson introduces the title of the piece. Competitor enters stage in character and starts recital immediately without introducing poem. MUST BE RECITED.

Entries Closed
Entry: $6.001st Medallion          2nd Ribbon          3rd Ribbon          HM Ribbon          
235 Prepared Speech Solo     Years 5 & 6

Own choice.

Entries Closed
Entry: $6.001st Medallion          2nd Ribbon          3rd Ribbon          HM Ribbon          
236 Story Telling (Own Choice) Solo     Years 5 & 6

Fairy story, fable or any story suitable for the age group. Props optional. This is not reciting an 'off by heart' story, it is TELLING a story. Imagine you are TELLING a story to a little child at bedtime. MUST BE TOLD, NOT READ.

Sponsored by James Nicol

Entries Closed
Entry: $6.001st Medallion          2nd Ribbon          3rd Ribbon          HM Ribbon          
237 Poetry Reading or Recitation (Own Choice) Solo     Years 5 & 6

Own choice.

Entries Closed
Entry: $6.001st Medallion          2nd Ribbon          3rd Ribbon          HM Ribbon          
238 Poem for Two - Reading (Own Choice) Duo     Years 5 & 6

Competitors will share the READING. Part unison/part solo. Years 5 and 6 only.

Entries Closed
Entry: $6.001st Medallion          2nd Ribbon          3rd Ribbon          HM Ribbon          
239 Effective Reading Solo     Years 5 & 6

Own choice extract to be selected by the student from a work of fiction. Student should introduce the novel and give a brief reason for reading the particular extract. A legible copy of the extract must be presented at registration.

Sponsored by family of Ellis & Iris Bickley

Entries Closed
Entry: $6.001st Trophy          2nd Ribbon          3rd Ribbon          HM Ribbon          
240 Scripture Reading (Own Choice) Solo     Years 5 & 6

Own choice. Copy of text to by typed or enlarged from Bible for ease of reading by adjudicator.

Entries Closed
Entry: $6.001st Medallion          2nd Ribbon          3rd Ribbon          HM Ribbon          
241 Impromptu Effective Reading for three Competitors - Set Piece Trio     Years 5 & 6

Students will be given the highlighted script three minutes before performance and have 3 minutes preparation. Year 5 & 6 only.

Sponsored by Ann O'Brien

Entries Closed
Entry: $6.001st Medallion          2nd Ribbon          3rd Ribbon          HM Ribbon          
242/7 Character Recital (to be memorised) Solo     Year 7

To be based on a book, television, comic script or one of your own design. Not to be a poetry recitation. Chairperson announces the title of the piece. Competitors start recital immediately without introducing title. NOT TO BE A POETRY RECITATION To be memorised. COSTUME OPTIONAL.

Entries Closed
Entry: $7.001st Medallion          2nd Ribbon          3rd Ribbon          HM Ribbon          
242/8 Character Recital (to be memorised) Solo     Year 8

To be based on a book, television, comic script or one of your own design. Not to be a poetry recitation. Chairperson announces the title of the piece. Competitors start recital immecdiately without introducing title. To be memorised. COSTUME OPTIONAL.

Entries Closed
Entry: $6.001st Medallion          2nd Ribbon          3rd Ribbon          HM Ribbon          
243/7 Poem Written by Competitor (to be read) Solo     Year 7

To be read. Points: 60% for poem, 40% for reading. Poems to be emailed to convenor two weeks before the event. $25.00 First Prize.

Sponsored by Ann O'Brien

Entries Closed
Entry: $7.001st Prize Money & Ribbon + $25          2nd Ribbon          3rd Ribbon          HM Ribbon          
243/8 Poem Written by Competitor (to be read) Solo     Year 8

To be read. Points: 60% for poem, 40% for reading. Poems to be emailed to convenor two weeks before the event. $25.00 First prize.

Sponsored by Ann O'Brien

Entries Closed
Entry: $7.001st Prize Money & Ribbon + $25          2nd Ribbon          3rd Ribbon          HM Ribbon          
244/7 Impromptu Speech Solo     Year 7

From a selection of topics provided by the adjudicator. Preparation time 1 minute 30 seconds.

Entries Closed
Entry: $7.001st Medallion          2nd Ribbon          3rd Ribbon          HM Ribbon          
244/8 Impromptu Speech Solo     Year 8

From a selection of unseen topics. Preparation time 1 minute 30 seconds.

Entries Closed
Entry: $7.001st Medallion          2nd Ribbon          3rd Ribbon          HM Ribbon          
241A Poem Written by Competitor (to be read) Solo     Years 5 & 6

Time limit 2 mins. POINTS: 60% for poem 40% for reading. Poems must be emailed to the convenor two weeks before the event. $25.00 First Prize. All poems will be on display in foyer at the venue.

Sponsored by Ann O'Brien

Entries Closed
Entry: $6.001st Prize Money & Ribbon + $25          2nd Ribbon          3rd Ribbon          HM Ribbon          
245/7 Prepared Speech (Own Choice) Solo     Year 7

Cue cards allowed. Own choice.

Entries Closed
Entry: $7.001st Medallion          2nd Ribbon          3rd Ribbon          HM Ribbon          
245/8 Prepared Speech (Own Choice) Solo     Year 8

Cue cards allowed. Own choice.

Entries Closed
Entry: $7.001st Medallion          2nd Ribbon          3rd Ribbon          HM Ribbon          
246/7 Scripture Reading (Own Choice) Solo     Year 7

Own choice. Copy of text to be typed or enlarged from Bible for ease of reading by adjudicator

Entries Closed
Entry: $7.001st Medallion          2nd Ribbon          3rd Ribbon          HM Ribbon          
246/8 Scripture Reading (Own Choice) Solo     Year 8

Own choice. Copy of text to be typed or enlarged from Bible for ease of reading by adjudicator

Entries Closed
Entry: $7.001st Medallion          2nd Ribbon          3rd Ribbon          HM Ribbon          
247/7 Poetry Reading or Recital (Own Choice) Solo     Year 7

Own choice.

Entries Closed
Entry: $7.001st Medallion          2nd Ribbon          3rd Ribbon          HM Ribbon          
247/8 Poetry Reading or Recital (Own Choice) Solo     Year 8

Own choice.

Entries Closed
Entry: $7.001st Medallion          2nd Ribbon          3rd Ribbon          HM Ribbon          
248/7 Poem for Two (Own Choice) Duo     Year 7

Two competitors will share the READING. Part unison and part solo. Quality of selection will be taken into account.

Entries Closed
Entry: $7.001st Medallion          2nd Ribbon          3rd Ribbon          HM Ribbon          
248/8 Poem for Two (Own Choice) Duo     Year 8

Two competitors will share the READING. Part unison and part solo. Quality of selection will be taken into account.

Entries Closed
Entry: $7.001st Medallion          2nd Ribbon          3rd Ribbon          HM Ribbon          
249/7 Effective Reading Solo     Year 7

Own choice extract to be selected by the student from a work of fiction. Student should introduce the reading and give a brief reason for reading the particular extract. A copy of the extract must be presented at registration.

Entries Closed
Entry: $7.001st Medallion          2nd Ribbon          3rd Ribbon          HM Ribbon          
249/8 Effective Reading Solo     Year 8

Own choice extract to be selected by the student from a work of fiction. Student should introduce the novel and give a brief reason for reading the particular extract. A copy of the extract must be presented at registration.

Entries Closed
Entry: $7.001st Medallion          2nd Ribbon          3rd Ribbon          HM Ribbon          
250/7 Impromptu Reading for two/three competitors Duo/Trio     Year 7

Competitors will be given the highlighted script two minutes before presentation.

Entries Closed
Entry: $7.001st Medallion          2nd Ribbon          3rd Ribbon          HM Ribbon          
250/8 Impromptu Reading for two/three competitors Duo/Trio     Year 8

Competitors will be given the highlighted script two minutes before presentation.

Entries Closed
Entry: $7.001st Medallion          2nd Ribbon          3rd Ribbon          HM Ribbon          
251 Acting in Duo, Trio or Quartet (Scripted) Duo, Trio or Quartet     16 Years & Under

A memorised group performance of a piece from an existing script or poem or self-devised script or poem. Time limit 7 minutes includes setting and striking of basic props.

Entries Closed
Entry: $7.001st Medallion          2nd Ribbon          3rd Ribbon          HM Ribbon          
252 Reading in Two Parts Solo     16 Years & Under

a) A prose reading from any work of fiction b) A second, contrasting prose reading from any work of fiction c) Include a link stating the difference in styles of the two pieces. A copy of both readings for the adjudicator to be submitted at registration.

Entries Closed
Entry: $7.001st Medallion          2nd Ribbon          3rd Ribbon          HM Ribbon          
253 Character Monologue Solo     16 Years & Under

A memorised solo performance from an existing or self-devised script with appropriate movement. Props are to be kept to a minimum. Costumes are optional.

Entries Closed
Entry: $7.001st Medallion          2nd Ribbon          3rd Ribbon          HM Ribbon          
254 Prepared Speech (Own Choice) Solo     16 Years & Under

A self-devised speech on a topic of choice. Inform and persuade the audience to your point of view.

Entries Closed
Entry: $7.001st Medallion          2nd Ribbon          3rd Ribbon          HM Ribbon          
255 Group Improvisation 2 to 4 Actors     16 Years & Under

Improvisation for two to four performers from an idea given by the adjudicator. Time limit 4 minutes maximum plus 1 minute preparation time.

Entries Closed
Entry: $7.001st Medallion          2nd Ribbon          3rd Ribbon          HM Ribbon          
256 Poem Written by Competitor (to be read) Solo     16 Years & Under

Poem is to be read. Points: 60% for poem 40% for reading. Poems to be emailed to convenor 2 weeks before performance date.

Sponsored by Ann O'Brien

Entries Closed
Entry: $7.001st Medallion          2nd Ribbon          3rd Ribbon          HM Ribbon          
257 One Minute Please - Impromptu Animated Talk Solo     16 Years & Under

Impromptu animated talk. Topic set by adjudicator. Warning bell at 45 seconds.

Entries Closed
Entry: $7.001st Medallion          2nd Ribbon          3rd Ribbon          HM Ribbon          
261 Character Monologue Solo     Open

A memorised solo performance from an existing or self-devised script with appropriate movement. Props are to be kept to a minimum. Costumes are optional.

Entries Closed
Entry: $8.001st Medallion          2nd Ribbon          3rd Ribbon          HM Ribbon          
263 Group Improvisation 2 to 4 Actors     Open

Improvisation for two to four performers from an idea given by the adjudicator. Time limit 4 minutes maximum plus 1 minute preparation time.

Entries Closed
Entry: $8.001st Medallion          2nd Ribbon          3rd Ribbon          HM Ribbon          
264 Poem Written by Competitor (to be read) Solo     Open

Poem is to be read. Points: 60% for poem, 40% for reading. Poems to be emailed to convenor 2 weeks before performance date.

Sponsored by Ann O'Brien

Entries Closed
Entry: $8.001st Prize Money & Ribbon + $25          2nd Ribbon          3rd Ribbon          HM Ribbon          
265 One Minute Please - Impromptu Animated Talk Solo     Open

Impromptu animated talk. Topic set by adjudicator. Warning bell at 45 seconds.

Entries Closed
Entry: $8.001st Medallion          2nd Ribbon          3rd Ribbon          HM Ribbon          
266 Reading in Two Parts Solo     Open

a) A prose reading from any work of fiction b) A second, contrasting prose reading from any work of fiction c) Include a link stating the difference in styles of the two pieces. A copy for the adjudicator to be submitted at registration.

Entries Closed
Entry: $8.001st Medallion          2nd Ribbon          3rd Ribbon          HM Ribbon          
267Open Women in Australian Literature Pre 1950 - Reading Own Choice Solo     Open

A piece of poetry or prose related to this theme. The selection can be written by a woman or focus on women in Australian society. Please reference publication and year of publication on photocopy handed in at registration.

Sponsored by Ann O'Brien

Entries Closed
Entry: $8.001st Prize Money & Ribbon + $25          2nd Ribbon          3rd Ribbon          HM Ribbon