Gladstone Eisteddfod 2019
Groups & Choirs
09 Aug 2019 to 16 Aug 2019
(To be confirmed after receipt of Entries and Programming has been finalised)
View Discipline Rule

The definition of an Australian Poet is as follows:

 "A poet who is Australian born, a naturalized Australian, or a Poet who is widely published in Australian Anthologies or whose themes are recognizably Australian."


In group improvisation, all groups must be completely unique with no individual competing in more than one performance.


Group Mimes: Individuals may compete in more than one group as long as they are the correct age.


School groups will not be programmed to start before 9.30am.


All pieces must show title and Author where applicable.


In Speech & Drama competitors must not use pre-recorded electronic accompaniment or backing for character recitals or dramatic scenes unless specified for that particular section.

Individuals may compete up to 2 times within one Duo/Trio category (not improvisation) provided there is a change of partner.

ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 6/05/2019 11:59:00 PM (AEST)
19 years & over.
561 Choral Speaking - Own Choice - Two Contrasting Items - No Time Limits Choral(Max50)     19 years & over.

Time Limit: 00:00

"(1 in unison and 1 in parts) 1 Verse & 1 Prose extract or 2 Verse Items - Max of 50 per choir - No costumes or props"

Entry: $12.001st          2nd          3rd          EA          HC          
Primary School under 400
574 Choral Speaking - Own Choice - Two Contrasting Items - No Time Limits Choral(Max50)     Primary School under 400

Time Limit: 00:00

(1 in unison and 1 in parts) 1 Verse & 1 Prose extract or 2 Verse Items - Max of 50 per choir - No costumes or props

Entry: $12.001st          2nd          3rd          EA          HC          
Prep, Grades 1 & 2
575 Choral Speaking - Own Choice - Two Contrasting Items - No Time Limits Choral(Max50)     Prep, Grades 1 & 2

Time Limit: 00:00

(1 in unison and 1 in parts) 1 Verse & 1 Prose extract or 2 Verse Items - Max of 50 per choir - No costumes or props

Entry: $12.001st          2nd          3rd          EA          HC          
Grades 3 & 4
576 Choral Speaking - Own Choice - Two Contrasting Items - No Time Limits Choral(Max50)     Grades 3 & 4

Time Limit: 00:00

(1 in unison and 1 in parts) 1 Verse & 1 Prose extract or 2 Verse Items - Max of 50 per choir - No costumes or props

Entry: $12.001st          2nd          3rd          EA          HC          
Grades 5 & 6
577 Choral Speaking - Own Choice - Two Contrasting Items - No Time Limits Choral(Max50)     Grades 5 & 6

Time Limit: 00:00

(1 in unison and 1 in parts) 1 Verse & 1 Prose extract or 2 Verse Items - Max of 50 per choir - No costumes or props

Entry: $12.001st          2nd          3rd          EA          HC          
Secondary Schools
578 Choral Speaking - Own Choice - Two Contrasting Items - No Time Limits Choral(Max50)     Secondary Schools

Time Limit: 00:00

(1 in unison and 1 in parts) 1 Verse & 1 Prose extract or 2 Verse Items - Max of 50 per choir - No costumes or props

Entry: $12.001st          2nd          3rd          EA          HC          
Open - all ages
581 Choral Speaking - Combination of Ages & Schools - No Time Limits Choral     Open - all ages

Time Limit: 00:00

Entry: $12.001st          2nd          3rd          EA          HC          
12 years & under
583 Group Improvisation - 4-6 persons 4-6 persons     12 years & under

Time Limit: 03:00

2 min perusal time - warning bell at 2 min

Entry: $12.001st          2nd          3rd          EA          HC          
13-18 years.
584 Group Improvisation - 4-6 persons 4-6 persons     13-18 years.

Time Limit: 03:00

2 min perusal time - warning bell at 2 min

Entry: $12.001st          2nd          3rd          EA          HC          
19 years & over.
585 Group Improvisation - 4-6 persons 4-6 persons     19 years & over.

Time Limit: 03:00

2 min perusal time - warning bell at 2 min

Entry: $12.001st          2nd          3rd          EA          HC          
12 years & under
588 Group Prepared Mime - 4-6 persons - Own Choice 4-6 persons     12 years & under

Time Limit: 03:00

No props, costumes, shoes, sound effects etc. - one chair each

Entry: $12.001st          2nd          3rd          EA          HC          
13-18 years.
589 Group Prepared Mime - 4-6 persons - Own Choice 4-6 persons     13-18 years.

Time Limit: 03:00

No props, costumes, shoes, sound effects etc. - one chair each

Entry: $12.001st          2nd          3rd          EA          HC          
19 years & over.
590 Group Prepared Mime - 4-6 persons - Own Choice 4-6 persons     19 years & over.

Time Limit: 03:00

No props, costumes, shoes, sound effects etc. - one chair each

Entry: $12.001st          2nd          3rd          EA          HC          
12 years & under
593 Dramatic Scene - 3+ persons - Own Choice - No Time Limits 3+ persons     12 years & under

Time Limit: 10:00

Entry: $12.001st          2nd          3rd          EA          HC          
13-18 years.
594 Dramatic Scene - 3+ persons - Own Choice - No Time Limits 3+ persons     13-18 years.

Time Limit: 10:00

Entry: $12.001st          2nd          3rd          EA          HC          
19 years & over.
595 Dramatic Scene - 3+ persons - Own Choice - No Time Limits 3+ persons     19 years & over.

Time Limit: 10:00

Entry: $12.001st          2nd          3rd          EA          HC          
18 years & under
598 Mixed Mime Group - May Include a mix of Primary and Secondary Students (4-6 Persons) 4-6 persons     18 years & under

Time Limit: 05:00

Entry: $12.001st          2nd          3rd          EA          HC