74th Annual Townsville Eisteddfod
Choral Speaking
10 Sep 2024 to 13 Sep 2024
(To be confirmed after receipt of Entries and Programming has been finalised)
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TOWNSVILLE EISTEDDFOD 2024 SPEECH & DRAMA DIVISION CHECK FOR CHANGES
ADJUDICATORS: SOLO: Rowena Luck-Geary, Brisbane GROUP: Ann Murrell, Sunshine Coast
RULES & CONDITIONS
1 CHORAL SPEAKING Title & Poet to be recited. Maximum number of voices:30
a. Choir risers: 3 sets of 4 levels (plus floor). Placed in a static position.
b. School choirs shall consist solely of current bona-fide students of that school.
c. Competitors must not perform in more than one choir in the same Section.
d. A conductor may be used.
e. Simple costumes & hand props optional for Partwork.
f. Appropriate movement optional.
g. Enter & exit stage from Auditorium.
2 POEM IN PAIRS Title & Poet to be recited.
a. One of the competitors may be under the Age Limit but may not enter BOTH the higher Age Section and
their own Age Section.
b. If any competitor is prevented from performing due to the withdrawal of one member, a substitute may
be used. The Backstage Marshall must be notified of the change prior to the commencement of the
Section.
c. May be Unison, Part or Combination.
3 POETRY Natural gestures optional
4 OWN CHOICE Title & Poet/Author to be recited except Drama sections & Character Poem.
5 SET POEMS & TITLES Title & Poet/Author to be recited except Prepared Mime.
Available from the Eisteddfod website: www.townsvilleeisteddfod.org or from the Eisteddfod Office.
6 DRAMA SECTIONS
Scripts must be age appropriate and with the realisation that there will be children in the audience.
Optional: Curtain & a typed 25 word synopsis (to be read by Chairperson) handed to the Registrar prior to
the commencement of the Section, except Impromptu Drama.
Prepared Mime: Chairperson Form must be submitted
7 EXTEMPORISED SECTIONS
Failure to appear before commencement will mean disqualification.
Only Marshalls & competitors will be allowed backstage.
Improvisation topics/readings will be provided by the Adjudicator with a preparation time of 1 minute.
Impromptu Drama: Warning bell: 30 seconds before allotted time. If the performance exceeds the allotted
time, a second bell will be rung & adjudication will be given but no mark.
Impromptu News Reading: News article will be provided by the Adjudicator. I minute preparation time to
add introduction & conclusion. Warning bell: 30 seconds before allotted time.
8 PREPARED PUBLIC SPEAKING SECTIONS
Warning bell: 30 seconds before allotted time. If the performance exceeds the allotted time, a second bell
will be rung & adjudication will be given but no mark.
9 PROMPTING
Adjudicator only, except for Group Drama. Penalties may apply.
10 PROPS
Hand held props optional for Character Poem, Humorous Poem, Bush Poetry & Drama.
1 table & a chair will be provided for Drama.
Group Drama: Props must be set within 2 mins & sound effects/music must be provided on USB. Curtain
optional.
11 COSTUMES
Optional for Character Poem, Humorous Poem, Bush Poetry & Drama sections only.
Theatre Blacks required for Impromptu Drama & Prepared Mime.
12 MICROPHONE
No microphone will be allowed in any Speech & Drama Sections.

SPEECH & DRAMA AWARDS

DRAMA BURSARY Any Townsville competitor age 15 to18 who, in the opinion of the Adjudicator, shows the most potential. Must have competed in the relevant Championship.

SPEECH BURSARY Any Townsville competitor age 15 to18 who, in the opinion of the Adjudicator, shows the most potential competing in the following Sections:

Championship Recitation and either Prepared Public Speaking or Impromptu Reading.

AWARDS:

  • Most promising Drama competitor age 15 and over in any of the following Sections:

      Shakespearean or Solo Drama or Impromptu Drama

  • Drama Group (3 or more competitors) of the Adjudicator’s choice.
  • Encouragement for Recitation competitor aged 13 to 18.
  • Most promising Recitation competitor aged 12 & under.
  • Primary Choral Speaking Choir of the Adjudicator’s choice.
ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 3/06/2024 11:59:00 PM (AEST)
Year 6
201 Choral Speaking Unison Group     Year 6

Time Limit: 02:00

Choice of 2 set pieces. Appropriate movement optional.

Entry: $15.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC          
Year 5
202 Choral Speaking Unison Group     Year 5

Time Limit: 02:00

Choice of 2 set pieces. Appropriate movement optional.

Entry: $15.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC          
Year 4
203 Choral Speaking Unison Group     Year 4

Time Limit: 02:00

Choice of 2 set pieces. Appropriate movement optional.

Entry: $15.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC          
Year 3
204 Choral Speaking Unison Group     Year 3

Time Limit: 02:00

Choice of 2 set pieces. Appropriate movement optional.

Entry: $15.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC          
Year 2
205 Choral Speaking Unison Group     Year 2

Time Limit: 02:00

Choice of 2 set pieces. Appropriate movement optional.

Entry: $15.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC          
Year 1
206 Choral Speaking Unison Group     Year 1

Time Limit: 02:00

Choice of 2 set pieces. Appropriate movement optional.

Entry: $15.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC          
Prep & Under
207 Choral Speaking Unison Group     Prep & Under

Time Limit: 02:00

Choice of 2 set pieces. Appropriate movement optional.

Donated by Holy Spirit Catholic School

Entry: $15.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC          
Year 6 & Under
208 Choral Speaking Partwork Group     Year 6 & Under

Time Limit: 02:00

Own Choice; see Gen Rule 3. Appropriate movement & simple costumes optional.

Donated by James Cook University

Entry: $15.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC          
Year 4 & Under
209 Choral Speaking Partwork Group     Year 4 & Under

Time Limit: 02:00

Own Choice; see Gen Rule 3. Appropriate movement & simple costumes optional.

Donated by Adrian & Janine Gabrielli

Entry: $15.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC          
Year 2 & Under
210 Choral Speaking Partwork Group     Year 2 & Under

Time Limit: 02:00

Own Choice; see Gen Rule 3. Appropriate movement & simple costumes optional.

Donated by Dentist on Paxton

Entry: $15.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC