BRISBANE EISTEDDFOD INC, 2017
SPEECH & DRAMA - ENTRIES NOW OPEN
01 Aug 2017 to 13 Aug 2017
(To be confirmed after receipt of Entries and Programming has been finalised)

 

 

Rules Specific to Speech & Drama


1. All competitions are open to amateurs only. The definition of amateur for the purpose of competing in the Brisbane Eisteddfod shall be “any person not working full time as a teacher and/or performer. Student teachers presently studying and/or teaching under the guidance of professional teachers are classified as amateur”. Confirmation in writing may be requested from student teachers in the case of a dispute.

2. A clear copy of performance piece, free of any annotation must be furnished on the day of competition for use by the adjudicator. Copy to be marked with SECTION NUMBER AND COMPETITOR’S NUMBER ON TOP RIGHT HAND SIDE OF PAGE. Items may not be used more than once by the same person. Only original copies of work will be returned in accordance with copyright laws. All other material will be destroyed at the end of the section.

3. Competitors may not transfer from one part to another where sections have been divided.

4. If for an exceptional circumstance a competitor performs out of session they will still receive an adjudication report and may use that piece for championship eligibility but they will not be considered for an award in that particular section.

4. Time limits: There is no minimum time limit and pieces can be as brief as teachers consider desirable. Maximum time limits will be enforced. Points may be deducted for over-time.

5.It is understood that in Open Sections competitors may choose work that may NOT be appropriate for a general audience. It is important these mature competitors are able to perform these works as they prepare for examinations and possible professional careers. If competitors have chosen such works, an announcement will be made to advise the audience and give them the opportunity to leave the auditorium if they choose.

6. No competitor may appear more than once in a solo section. In duos and group sections competitors may appear twice.

7. No competitor may perform the same piece in different sections.

8. All pieces to be memorised (except reading sections).

10. In all duo sections, different ages are allowed. The age of the older competitor determines section.

11. The committee reserves the right to alter or amend the programme in any way and at any time to refuse entry, cancel any entries, refund entry fees, cancel or combine any events where entries are insufficient to proceed.

12. All prompting to be done by the adjudicator, except for one act plays.

13. Props must be kept to a minimum to avoid delays between items.
No props made of glass or china, no liquids on stage, no naked flame permitted (candles, matches etc.)

14. Private videotaping and still photography (no flash) by persons associated with the performance is permitted with approval of the convenor. Other competitor’s performances are not permitted to be videotaped or photographed and could result in disqualification of competitor associated with the offender. (Please note copyright restrictions for plays forbid the use of any recording device.)

15. The adjudicator reserves the right to terminate a competitor’s performance at any time for whatever reason.

 

SECTION DESCRIPTIONS AND REQUIREMENTS – ALL AGE GROUPS

 

  1. COMPETITOR AGE is as at 1 January in year of competition.
  2. Timing where stated is the MAXIMUM time limit. There is no minimum time.
  3. All Sections are Own Choice.
  4. All Sections are for both boys and girls.
  5. Character Performance - In costume. A dramatic scene, original material or from a published work. Props to be kept to a minimum and cleared at the end of each session. In eight and under sections a character poem is acceptable.
  6. Restricted Sections are for performers who have not previously won first, second or third prize in any solo section of Speech & Drama at a previous Brisbane Eisteddfod.
  7. Solo Mime- No costume.Theatre blacks acceptable. Music can be used.
  8. Duologue In costume. Original material or from a published work.Recorded sound effects permitted. Age of older competitor determines section.
  9. Australian Verse/Prose.By an Australian writer. Any style of poem.Poets name must be on copy.
  10. Period drama. - Costume optional. Must be from a published play or script written before 1950.
  11. Extract from a play - No costume. Theatre blacks acceptable. Must be from a published play or script.
  12. Poems in Pairs. - Any type of poem. There should be unison lines as well as individual lines in the presentation. Interaction is important. Movements and gestures can be used.
  13. Mime in pairs - No costume.Theatre blacks acceptable. Music can be used.
  14. One Minute Please. Impromptu talk. Topic set by Adjudicator. Warning bell at 45 seconds. 60 seconds given for preparation.
  15. Group Scene. Costume optional. Minimum three members. Can be an extract from play, dramatized poem or story, or group devised piece. Can include music.
  16. Group Improvisation.Improvised scene using speech and action based on a theme given by the Adjudicator. Minimum two members.
  17. Individual Improvisation. Improvised scene using speech and action based on a theme given by the Adjudicator.
  18. One Act Plays. In costume. An extract from a recognized play or an original piece.

          ALL GROUPS MUST HAVE A TITLE AND BE ENTERED ON ONE ENTRY FORM ONLY

ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 6/06/2017 11:59:00 PM (AEST)
SD01Preparatory NURSERY RHYME Solo     4 years & under

Costume optional.

Entry: $11.00
SD02Preparatory POEM (any style) Solo     5 years & under

Entry: $11.00
SD03Preparatory VERSE (Not Humorous) Solo     6 years & under

Entry: $11.00
SD04Preparatory VERSE (Humorous) Solo     6 years & under

Entry: $11.00
SD05Preparatory PROSE Solo     6 years & under

Entry: $11.00
SD06Preparatory VERSE (Not Humorous) Solo     7 years & under

Entry: $11.00
SD07Preparatory VERSE (Humorous) Solo     7 years & under

Entry: $11.00
SD08Preparatory PROSE Solo     7 years & under

Entry: $11.00
SD09Preparatory AUSTRALIAN VERSE Solo     7 years & under

Entry: $11.00
SD10Preparatory CHARACTER PERFORMANCE Solo     7 years & under

May be a character poem or a drama piece

Entry: $11.00
SD11Preparatory SOLO MIME .     7 years & under

Entry: $11.00
SD12Preparatory SOLO IMPROVISATION .     7 years & under

2 minutes with a warning bell at 1 min 30 sec

Entry: $11.00
SD13Preparatory IMPROMPTU READING Solo     7 years & under

Entry: $11.00
SD14Preparatory RESTRICTED VERSE or PROSE Solo     7 years & under

Entry: $11.00
SD15Preparatory DUOLOGUE Duo/Pair     7 years & under

Entry: $11.00
SD16Preparatory DUO POEM Duo/Pair     7 years & under

Entry: $11.00
SD17Preparatory DUO MIME Duo/Pair     7 years & under

Entry: $11.00
SD18Preparatory VERSE (Not Humorous) Solo     8 years

Entry: $11.00
SD19Preparatory VERSE (Humorous) Solo     8 years

Entry: $11.00
SD20Preparatory PROSE Solo     8 years

Entry: $11.00
SD21Preparatory AUSTRALIAN VERSE Solo     8 years

Entry: $11.00
SD22Preparatory CHARACTER PERFORMANCE Solo     8 years

May be a character poem or drama piece

Entry: $11.00
SD23Preparatory SOLO MIME .     8 years

Entry: $11.00
SD24Preparatory RESTRICTED VERSE or PROSE Solo     8 years

Entry: $11.00
SD25Preparatory IMPROMPTU READING Solo     8 years

Entry: $11.00
SD26Preparatory SOLO IMPROVISATION .     8 years

2 minutes with warning bell at 1min 30sec

Entry: $11.00
SD27Preparatory DUOLOGUE Duo/Pair     8 years (D)

Entry: $11.00
SD28Preparatory DUO MIME Duo/Pair     8 years (D)

Entry: $11.00
SD29Preparatory DUO POEM Duo/Pair     8 years (D)

Entry: $11.00
SD30Preparatory GROUP IMPROVISATION !     8 years & under

2 minutes with warning bell at 1 min 30 sec

Entry: $19.80
SD31Preparatory GROUP SCENE !     8 years & under

Entry: $19.80
SD32Preparatory ONE ACT PLAY !     8 years & under

Entry: $19.80
SD33Junior VERSE (Not Humorous) Solo     9 years

Entry: $11.00
SD34Junior VERSE (Humorous) Solo     9 years

Entry: $11.00
SD35Junior PROSE Solo     9 years

Entry: $11.00
SD36Junior AUSTRALIAN VERSE Solo     9 years

Entry: $11.00
SD37Junior CHARACTER PERFORMANCE Solo     9 years

Entry: $11.00
SD38Junior SOLO MIME .     9 years

Entry: $11.00
SD39Junior RESTRICTED VERSE or PROSE Solo     9 years

Entry: $11.00
SD40Junior IMPROMPTU READING Solo     9 years

Entry: $11.00
SD41Junior SOLO IMPROVISATION .     9 years

2 minutes with warning bell at 1min 30sec

Entry: $11.00
SD42Junior DUOLOGUE Duo/Pair     9 years (D)

Entry: $11.00
SD43Junior DUO MIME Duo/Pair     9 years (D)

Entry: $11.00
SD44Junior DUO POEM Duo/Pair     9 years (D)

Entry: $11.00
SD45Junior VERSE (Not Humorous) Solo     10 years

Entry: $11.00
SD46Junior VERSE (Humorous) Solo     10 years

Entry: $11.00
SD47Junior PROSE Solo     10 years

Entry: $11.00
SD48Junior AUSTRALIAN VERSE Solo     10 years

Entry: $11.00
SD49Junior CHARACTER PERFORMANCE Solo     10 years

Entry: $11.00
SD50Junior SOLO MIME .     10 years

Entry: $11.00
SD51Junior RESTRICTED VERSE or PROSE Solo     10 years

Entry: $11.00
SD52Junior IMPROMPTU READING Solo     10 years

Entry: $11.00
SD53Junior SOLO IMPROVISATION .     10 years

2 minutes with warning bell at 1min 30sec

Entry: $11.00
SD54Junior DUOLOGUE Duo/Pair     10 years (D)

Entry: $11.00
SD55Junior DUO MIME Duo/Pair     10 years (D)

Entry: $11.00
SD56Junior DUO POEM Duo/Pair     10 years (D)

Entry: $11.00
SD57Junior PROSE READING Solo     10 years & under

Entry: $11.00
SD58Junior ONE MINUTE PLEASE Solo     10 years & under

Entry: $11.00
SD59Junior WRITE & READ OWN POEM Solo     10 years & under

Entry: $11.00
SD60Junior GROUP IMPROVISATION !     10 years & under

2 minutes with a warning bell at 1min 30sec

Entry: $19.80
SD61Junior GROUP SCENE !     10 years & under

Entry: $19.80
SD62Junior ONE ACT PLAY !     10 years & under

4 to 7 minutes

Entry: $33.00
SD63Intermediate VERSE (Not Humorous) Solo     11 years

Entry: $11.00
SD64Intermediate VERSE (Humorous) Solo     11 years

Entry: $11.00
SD65Intermediate PROSE Solo     11 years

Entry: $11.00
SD66Intermediate AUSTRALIAN VERSE Solo     11 years

Entry: $11.00
SD67Intermediate CHARACTER PERFORMANCE Solo     11 years

Entry: $11.00
SD68Intermediate SOLO IMPROVISATION .     11 years

2 minutes 30 seconds with warning bell at 2 mins

Entry: $11.00
SD69Intermediate IMPROMPTU READING Solo     11 years

Entry: $11.00
SD70Intermediate DUOLOGUE Duo/Pair     11 years (D)

Entry: $11.00
SD71Intermediate VERSE (Not Humorous) Solo     12 years

Entry: $11.00
SD72Intermediate VERSE (Humorous) Solo     12 years

Entry: $11.00
SD73Intermediate PROSE Solo     12 years

Entry: $11.00
SD74Intermediate AUSTRALIAN VERSE Solo     12 years

Entry: $11.00
SD75Intermediate CHARACTER PERFORMANCE Solo     12 years

Entry: $11.00
SD76Intermediate SOLO IMPROVISATION .     12 years

2 minutes 30 seconds with a warning bell at 2 mins.

Entry: $11.00
SD77Intermediate IMPROMPTU READING Solo     12 years

Entry: $11.00
SD78Intermediate DUOLOGUE Duo/Pair     12 years(D)

Entry: $11.00
SD79Intermediate EXTRACT FROM A PLAY .     12 years & under

Entry: $11.00
SD80Intermediate SOLO MIME .     12 years & under

Entry: $11.00
SD81Intermediate PROSE READING Solo     12 years & under

Entry: $11.00
SD82Intermediate ONE MINUTE PLEASE Solo     12 years & under

Entry: $11.00
SD83Intermediate WRITE & READ OWN POEM Solo     12 years & under

Entry: $11.00
SD84Intermediate RESTRICTED VERSE or PROSE Solo     12 years & under

Entry: $11.00
SD85Intermediate DUO POEM Duo/Pair     12 years & under

Entry: $11.00
SD86Intermediate DUO MIME Duo/Pair     12 years & under

Entry: $11.00
SD87Intermediate GROUP IMPROVISATION !     12 years & under

2 minutes 30 seconds with a warning bell at 2 mins.

Entry: $19.80
SD88Intermediate GROUP SCENE !     12 years & under

Entry: $19.80
SD89Intermediate ONE ACT PLAY !     12 years & under

Entry: $33.00
SD90Open IMPROMPTU READING Solo     13 years

Entry: $16.50
SD91Open CHARACTER PERFORMANCE Solo     13 years

Entry: $16.50
SD92Open PREPARED READING Solo     13 years

Entry: $16.50
SD93Open INDIVIDUAL IMPROVISATION Solo     13 years

3 minutes with warning bell at 2min 30sec

Entry: $16.50
SD94Open PERIOD DRAMA Solo     13 years

Must be written prior to 1920

Entry: $16.50
SD95Open EXTRACT FROM A PLAY Solo     13 years

Entry: $16.50
SD96Open DUOLOGUE Duo/Pair     13 years

Entry: $11.00
SD104Open VERSE Solo     13 years

Entry: $16.50
SD105Open VERSE (Humorous) Solo     13 years

Entry: $16.50
SD106Open PROSE Solo     13 years

Entry: $16.50
SD113Open IMPROMPTU READING Solo     14 years

Entry: $16.50
SD114Open CHARACTER PERFORMANCE Solo     14 years

Entry: $16.50
SD115Open PREPARED READING Solo     14 years

Entry: $16.50
SD116Open INDIVIDUAL IMPROVISATION Solo     14 years

3 mins with a warning bell at 2mins 30secs

Entry: $16.50
SD117Open PERIOD DRAMA Solo     14 years

Must be written prior to 1920

Entry: $16.50
SD118Open EXTRACT FROM A PLAY Solo     14 years

Entry: $16.50
SD119Open DUOLOGUE Duo/Pair     14 years

Entry: $11.00
SD120Open VERSE Solo     14 years

Entry: $16.50
SD121Open VERSE (Humorous) Solo     14 years

Entry: $16.50
SD122Open PROSE Solo     14 years

Entry: $16.50
SD97Open IMPROMPTU READING Solo     15 years & over

Entry: $16.50
SD98Open CHARACTER PERFORMANCE Solo     15 years & over

Entry: $16.50
SD99Open PREPARED READING Solo     15 years & over

Entry: $16.50
SD100Open INDIVIDUAL IMPROVISATION Solo     15 years & over

3 minutes with a warning bell at 2 min 30 sec

Entry: $16.50
SD101Open PERIOD DRAMA Solo     15 years & over

Must be written prior to 1920

Entry: $16.50
SD102Open EXTRACT FROM A PLAY Solo     15 years & over

Entry: $16.50
SD103Open DUOLOGUE Duo/Pair     15 years & over (D)

Entry: $11.00
BT123Open VERSE Solo     15 years & over

Entry: $16.50
BT124Open VERSE (Humorous) Solo     15 years & over

Entry: $16.50
BT125Open PROSE Solo     15 years & over

Entry: $16.50
SD107Open AUSTRALIAN VERSE Solo     13 years & over

Entry: $16.50
SD108Open ONE MINUTE PLEASE Solo     13 years & over

Entry: $16.50
SD109Open WRITE & READ OWN POEM Solo     13 years & over

Entry: $16.50
SD110Open GROUP IMPROVISATION !     Open Age

3 minutes with warning bell at 2mins 30 secs

Entry: $19.80
SD111Open GROUP SCENE !     Open Age

Entry: $19.80
SD112Open ONE ACT PLAY .     Open Age

Entry: $33.00