Kempsey Eisteddfod 2019 [since 1905]
Speech and Drama
02 Jul 2019 to 06 Jul 2019
(To be confirmed after receipt of Entries and Programming has been finalised)
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KEMPSEY EISTEDDFOD SOCIETY Inc

 

 

68TH ANNUAL SPEECH & DRAMA EISTEDDFOD

30th June-5th July 2019

 

Speech & Drama Syllabus

 

Adjudicator: William Clarke

 

Venue:

Uniting Church Community Centre, Wide Street, West Kempsey

St Joseph’s Primary School Hall, Kemp Street, West Kempsey

 

ENTRIES CLOSE:11th April 2019

 

Please Note: Late entries will be accepted until 18th April 2019 and only if accompanied by a LATE FEE of $25.00 per competitor.

This penalty is not negotiable

 

All entries should be lodged at www.stardom.com.au

PLEASE READ THE RULES

 

Enquiries: Robyn Edwards or Leonie Capararo

email: kempseyeisteddfod@hotmail.com 

PLEASE READ THESE RULES

 

1.       In these rules, the word “Committee” shall mean the relevant of the Kempsey Eisteddfod Society.

2.       Competitors, teachers and parents must be conversant with all rules. The plea of lack of knowledge will not be accepted as a bona – fide reason for the infringement of any rule. It will be assumed by the society that ALL agree to of the “General Rules” and “Special Rules”.

3.       Protest arising out of, or not provided for in these rules, shall be lodged with the committee, in writing, immediately after the completion of the session in which the protest is entered. The protest must be accompanied by a deposit of $20.00 which shall be forfeited if the protest is deemed unfounded.

4.       The committee has the right to:

a)       Amend or refuse any entry.

b)       Divide sections where there are 12 or more entries.

c)        Amend the program at any time.

d)       Alter or reduce the available prizes as published.

e)       Cancel or combine events which have insufficient entries.

f)        To appoint a new adjudicator should it be deemed necessary.

5.       The Adjudicator has the right to:

a)       Reduce or withdraw prizes if a satisfactory standard is not reached.

b)       Subject to committee approval, increase the number of prizes awarded in any section.

c)        Terminate a performance at any time. Such does not necessarily mean disqualification or disapproval. Time limits will be strictly observed.

 

The adjudicator’s decision is final.

 

6.       Public notice of any changes to the programme will be advertised at least 14 days prior to the commencement of the eisteddfod via Facebook and the official website. Checking for these changes will be the sole responsibility of competitors, parents and teachers.

7.       First and second prizes will be awarded in sections where there are no less than four (4) competitors and Third prize where there are no less than seven (7) competitors. First Place trophies may awarded in all sections at the Adjudicators discretion.

In all sections 10 years and under First, Second and Third prizes will be awarded regardless of competitor numbers.

8.      OPEN AND CHAMPIONSHIPS sections with LESS THAN THREE (3) competitors may be performed for adjudication only at adjudicator’s discretion in which case the prize WILL be awarded.

9.      Open sections of the Speech & Drama Eisteddfod are open to anyone that does not derive the majority of their income from performance or the teaching of Speech and Drama. These persons would be considered Professionals. Unless otherwise stated Individual Open Sections are for competitors 15 years and over.

10.    All school group members to be pupils of the one school except in Open Sections.

11.   Unless otherwise stated, only one piece to be performed.

12.   Sections are Own Choice unless otherwise stated.

13.   Time limits for performances are 3 minutes unless otherwise stated.

14.   The competitor’s age shall be calculated as at the opening date of the Speech & Drama

Eisteddfod.

All competitors must compete in their own age sections and not outside their own age group, unless specifically indicated in the schedule as open to all ages (unrestricted).

15.

a)      Competitors must compete in a verse section and a reading section to be eligible to enter a Championship.

b)      Championship age restrictions must be observed.

JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP 12 years & under

INTERMEDIATE CHAMPIONSHIP 15 years & under

SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP 16 years & over

 

16.   The Committee reserves the right to call upon any competitor at any time to furnish, at his or her own expense, proof of age and to withhold any prize until such proof has been furnished.

17.   In sections where the performance involves more than one person, all must be within the age limit, with the exception of open age where only one performer must be of this age. When there are two in the performance both names and details must be on the one entry form with the appropriate fee.

18.   Novice sections are open to any competitor who has less than 18 months tuition as at the opening date of the Eisteddfod.

19.   No competitor shall render the same item in more than one section of the current Kempsey Eisteddfod. Competitors who have been taught, coached or advised (excluding workshops), by an adjudicator of any section of the present Eisteddfod during the 3 months preceding the opening date of the Eisteddfod shall not be eligible to compete in that section, and in doing so will be disqualified.

20.   Competitors must be punctual for their sections and report to the Secretary’s office upon their arrival. Competitors shall compete in the order in which their names appear in the official program, unless otherwise directed by the organising secretary and if not present when called upon shall render themselves liable to disqualification. Any changes made after entries are closed, where the error is not the fault of the committee, will incur a fee of $10.00 per correction.

 

21.   Please do not ask to change dates and/or times of competitions. Once the official program is printed NO CHANGES TO TIMES will be allowed. Any special requests must be submitted in writing at time of entry; however, no guarantees can be given that such requests can be met.

22.   Should the committee be convinced that a competitor has been entered in the wrong section by error the committee reserves the right to transfer that entry to the correct section.

23.   Competitors, teachers and parents MUST NOT APPROACH THE ADJUDICATOR during sessions. Breach of this rule may bring disqualification.

24.   No teacher or parent shall be allowed on the stage with a competitor. Assistance with the setting up of props is allowed.

25.   NO PROMPTING is allowed, except by the adjudicator.

26.   Recording or video equipment may not be used during any section of the Kempsey Eisteddfod without the approval from the Kempsey Eisteddfod Society Inc. This is in compliance with Australian Copyright and Privacy Laws.

27.   Please ensure that the content of all performances is appropriate for all audience age groups and is respectful to the venue in which the eisteddfod is held. Offensive or blasphemous language and some adult themes are deemed inappropriate and will result in the item being terminated and competitors disqualified.

28.   No practices by competitors in the concert hall will be permitted during the progress of the Eisteddfod.

29.   All children under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult in the eisteddfod hall who must pay the admittance fee. This may be a parent/carer or teacher. Teachers accompanying school groups and accompanists are exempt from this fee. The accompanying teacher/s is responsibility for their Pupil’s behaviour whilst waiting to perform. Competitors may enter for free only during the session(s) of their performances. Competitors are required to await their turn to perform quietly and with respect for other performers.

30.   Bad behaviour by any competitor or their support group (including parents) will not be tolerated. Actions of an abusive or destructive manner or disrespect to the Committee, eisteddfod volunteers or other competitors may result in disqualification, or being eliminated from the Kempsey Eisteddfod for that year.

31.   Competitors in Own Choice sections must hand a typed copy (not hand written) in at the

Secretary’s Office, for the Adjudicator, at least 3 sections prior to the commencement of their section. This copy must have the SECTION AND COMPETITOR NUMBER CLEARLY MARKED IN THE TOP LEFT HAND CORNER. This includes monologues, duologues and plays. Emergency photocopying will be charged at $1- per page. It will be the competitor’s responsibility to ensure that he or she complies with copyright rules. All photocopies will be destroyed at the end of the eisteddfod. The form can be downloaded from the Eisteddfod website. All photocopies will be destroyed at the end of competition.

32.   No competitor may present the same selection in more than one section of the current Kempsey Eisteddfod or compete more than once in the same section. This applies to items for 2, 3 and 4 people. No larger groups can compete more than once in a section unless there is a 50% interchange of group members.

33.   No microphones are to be used.

34.   Competition marks may be awarded for quality of choice and stage presentation. It is in the competitors own interest that they pay special attention to their dress and presentation when appearing in competitions. These constitute part of the performance and may be taken into consideration by the adjudicator.

35.   The Committee takes every care but accepts no responsibility for loss or damage to books or other items.

36.   The Competition Secretary must receive entries no later than the closing date. Such entries are preferably to be lodged at www.stardom.com.au [or by mail on the official entry form at the end of this syllabus]. All details are to be completed, with the exception of date of birth for open competitors. No entries will be accepted unless accompanied by full fees. Late entries will be accepted for one (1) week after the closing date and only if an additional late fee of $25.00 is enclosed. Please refer to front of syllabus for dates. Failure to include the late fee will result in the entry being returned. This rule will be strictly enforced.

37.   No accepted entry fee shall be refunded.

38.   All competitors taking part in the Kempsey Eisteddfod do so at their own risk.

 

ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 18/04/2019 11:59:00 PM (AEST)
269Open Choral Speaking Group     Infants

Time Limit: 07:00

Minimum 15 voices. 2 pieces. From Memory. Set piece "Names. Own Choice (Approximately 100 words).

Entry: $12.00
270Open Choral Speaking Group     Years 3 & 4

Time Limit: 07:00

Minimum 15 voices. 2 pieces. From Memory. Set piece "The Crocodile". Own Choice (Approximately 100 words).

Entry: $12.00
271Open Choral Speaking Group     1, 2 or 3 Teacher Schools

Time Limit: 07:00

Minimum 5 voices. 2 pieces. From Memory. Set piece "A Teenage Hippopotamus". Own Choice (Approximately 100 words).

Entry: $12.00
272Open Choral Speaking Group     Years 5 & 6

Time Limit: 07:00

Minimum 15 voices. 2 pieces. From Memory. Set piece "Top Class". Own Choice (Approximately 100 words).

Entry: $12.00
273Open Humorous Verse Solo     10 Years & Under

Time Limit: 02:00

Costume optional. From Memory. Own Choice.

Entry: $8.00
274Open Humorous Verse Solo     12 Years & Under

Time Limit: 02:00

Costume optional. From memory. Own Choice.

Entry: $8.00
275Open Humorous Verse Solo     14 Years & Under

Time Limit: 03:00

Costume optional. From Memory. Own Choice.

Entry: $8.00
276Open Humorous Verse Solo     Open

Time Limit: 03:00

Costume optional. From Memory. Own Choice.

Entry: $8.00
277Open Verse Solo     6 Years & Under

Time Limit: 03:00

From Memory. Set Piece "Under the Stairs".

Entry: $8.00
278Open Verse Solo     8 Years & Under

Time Limit: 03:00

From Memory. Set Piece "You Can't Make Me Eat That".

Entry: $8.00
279Open Verse Solo     10 Years & Under

Time Limit: 03:00

From Memory. Set Piece "Smile".

Entry: $8.00
280Open Verse Solo     12 Years & Under

Time Limit: 03:00

From Memory. Set Piece "Oh Please".

Entry: $8.00
281Open Verse Solo     14 Years & Under

Time Limit: 03:00

From Memory. Set Piece "Running Late".

Entry: $8.00
282Open Verse Solo     Open

Time Limit: 03:00

From Memory. Set Piece "My Sister Betty".

Entry: $8.00
283Open Nursery Rhyme in Costume Solo     Preschool Age

Time Limit: 02:00

From Memory. Own Choice.

Entry: $8.00
284Open Nursery Rhyme in Costume Solo     6 Years & Under

Time Limit: 02:00

From Memory. Own Choice.

Entry: $8.00
285Open Verse in Costume Solo     8 Years & Under

Time Limit: 02:00

From Memory. Own Choice.

Entry: $8.00
286Open Verse in Costume Solo     10 Years & Under

Time Limit: 02:00

From Memory. Own Choice.

Entry: $8.00
287Open Verse in Costume Solo     12 Years & Under

Time Limit: 03:00

From Memory. Own Choice.

Entry: $8.00
288Open Verse in Costume Solo     14 Years & Under

Time Limit: 03:00

From Memory. Own Choice.

Entry: $8.00
289Open Verse in Costume Solo     Open

Time Limit: 03:00

From Memory. Own Choice.

Entry: $8.00
290Open Short Play or Excerpt from Play, Poetry or Prose Group     Primary

Time Limit: 03:00

Minimum 3 people. From Memory. Overall time limit 15 mins including stage preparation and clearing. Props to be kept to a minimum.

Entry: $12.00
291Open Short Play or Excerpt from Play, Poetry or Prose Group     Years 7, 8 & 9

Time Limit: 03:00

Minimum 3 people. From Memory. Overall time limit 15 mins including stage preparation and clearing. Props to be kept to a minimum.

Entry: $12.00
292Open Short Play or Excerpt from Play, Poetry or Prose Group     Years 10, 11 & 12

Time Limit: 03:00

Minimum 3 people. From Memory. Overall time limit 15 mins including stage preparation and clearing. Props to be kept to a minimum.

Entry: $12.00
293Open Impromptu Play Group     Primary

Time Limit: 03:00

Minimum 3, Maximum 8 People. No competitor may appear in more than 1 play. Subject set by adjudicator. Time Limit 3 minutes

Entry: $12.00
294Open Impromptu Play Group     Secondary

Time Limit: 03:00

Minimum 3, Maximum 8 People. No competitor may appear in more than 1 play. Subject set by adjudicator. Time Limit 3 minutes

Entry: $12.00
295Open Bible Reading Solo     10 Years & Under

Time Limit: 03:00

Set Piece from "Luke 12". Bible Reading from Good News Bible.

Entry: $8.00
296Open Bible Reading Solo     12 Years & Under

Time Limit: 03:00

Set Piece from "Luke 15". Bible Reading from Good News Bible.

Entry: $8.00
297Open Bible Reading Solo     14 Years & Under

Time Limit: 03:00

Set Piece from "Luke 2". Bible Reading from Good News Bible.

Entry: $8.00
298Open Bible Reading Solo     Open

Time Limit: 03:00

Set Piece from "Psalm 24". Bible Reading from Good News Bible.

Entry: $8.00
299Open Prose Reading Solo     8 Years & Under

Time Limit: 03:00

Set Piece from "Diary of a Wimpy Kid".

Entry: $8.00
300Open Prose Reading Solo     10 Years & Under

Time Limit: 03:00

Set Piece from "A Wrinkle in Time".

Entry: $8.00
301Open Prose Reading Solo     12 Years & Under

Time Limit: 03:00

Set Piece from "as brave as you".

Entry: $8.00
302Open Prose Reading Solo     14 Years & Under

Time Limit: 03:00

Own choice, Australian Author

Entry: $8.00
303Open Prose Reading Solo     Open

Time Limit: 03:00

Own choice, Australian Author

Entry: $8.00
304Open Monologue Extract from a play, poem or story Solo     Primary

Time Limit: 05:00

Extract from a play, poem or story. Costume optional. Own Choice. Time Limit not to exceed 5 minutes. Small props permitted.

Entry: $8.00
305Open Monologue Extract from a play, poem or story Solo     Secondary

Time Limit: 05:00

Extract from a play, poem or story. Costume optional. Own Choice. Time Limit not to exceed 5 minutes. Small props permitted.

Entry: $8.00
306Open Monologue Extract from a play, poem or story Solo     Open

Time Limit: 05:00

Extract from a play, poem or story. Costume optional. Own Choice. Time Limit not to exceed 5 minutes. Small props permitted.

Entry: $8.00
307Open Monologue Solo     HSC Monologue

Time Limit: 11:00

HSC Drama Students Only. Costume optional. Own Choice. Small props permitted. Time Limit 11 minutes

Entry: $8.00
308Open Duologue Extract from a play, poem or story Group     Primary

Time Limit: 05:00

Extract from a play, poem or story. Costume optional. Own Choice. Time Limit not to exceed 5 minutes. Small props permitted. Age limit applies to both competitors.

Entry: $12.00
309Open Duologue Extract from a play, poem or story Group     Secondary

Time Limit: 05:00

Extract from a play, poem or story. Costume optional. Own Choice. Time Limit not to exceed 5 minutes. Small props permitted. Age limit applies to both competitors.

Entry: $12.00
310Open Duologue Extract from a play, poem or story Group     Open

Time Limit: 05:00

Extract from a play, poem or story. Costume optional. Own Choice. Time Limit not to exceed 5 minutes. Small props permitted. Age limit applies to both competitors.

Entry: $12.00
311Open Public Speaking Solo     Primary

Time Limit: 02:00

Own Topic. Max 2 minutes.

Entry: $8.00
312Open Public Speaking Solo     Secondary

Time Limit: 03:00

Own Topic. Max 3 minutes.

Entry: $8.00
313Open Public Speaking Solo     Open

Time Limit: 03:00

Own Topic. Max 3 minutes.

Entry: $8.00
314Open Public Speaking Solo     Primary

Time Limit: 01:00

Topic given at Eisteddfod. 1 minute

Entry: $8.00
315Open Public Speaking Solo     Secondary

Time Limit: 01:00

Topic given at Eisteddfod. 1 minute

Entry: $8.00
316Open Public Speaking Solo     Open

Time Limit: 02:00

Topic given at Eisteddfod. 2 minutes

Entry: $8.00
317Open Debating Group     Primary

Time Limit: 01:00

3 members per team. Each debate will have a different topic. 1 minute per speaker.

Entry: $12.00
318Open Debating Group     Secondary

Time Limit: 03:00

3 members per team. Each debate will have a different topic. 3 minutes per speaker.

Entry: $12.00
319Open Shakespearean Monologue Solo     Years 7 & 8

Time Limit: 05:00

Costumes Optional. Own Choice. From Memory. Time Limit not to exceed 5 minutes. Small props permitted. Extract from a Shakespearean play, poem or story.

Entry: $8.00
320Open Shakespearean Monologue Solo     Years 9 & 10

Time Limit: 05:00

Costumes Optional. Own Choice. From Memory. Time Limit not to exceed 5 minutes. Small props permitted. Extract from a Shakespearean play, poem or story.

Entry: $8.00
321Open Shakespearean Monologue Solo     Years 11 & 12

Time Limit: 05:00

Costumes Optional. Own Choice. From Memory. Time Limit not to exceed 5 minutes. Small props permitted. Extract from a Shakespearean play, poem or story.

Entry: $8.00
322Open Shakespearean Duologue Solo     Years 7 & 8

Time Limit: 05:00

Costumes Optional. Own Choice. From Memory. Time Limit not to exceed 5 minutes. Small props permitted. Extract from a Shakespearean play, poem or story.

Entry: $8.00
323Open Shakespearean Duologue Solo     Years 9 & 10

Time Limit: 05:00

Costumes Optional. Own Choice. From Memory. Time Limit not to exceed 5 minutes. Small props permitted. Extract from a Shakespearean play, poem or story.

Entry: $8.00
324Open Shakespearean Duologue Solo     Years 11 & 12

Time Limit: 05:00

Costumes Optional. Own Choice. From Memory. Time Limit not to exceed 5 minutes. Small props permitted. Extract from a Shakespearean play, poem or story.

Entry: $8.00
325Open Shakespearean Play or Excerpt from Play, Poetry or Prose Solo     Years 7 & 8

Time Limit: 08:00

Min 3 people. From Memory. Own Choice. Overall time limit 8 minutes including stage preparation and clearing. Props must be kept to a minimum.

Entry: $8.00
326Open Shakespearean Play or Excerpt from Play, Poetry or Prose Solo     Years 9 & 10

Time Limit: 08:00

Min 3 people. From Memory. Own Choice. Overall time limit 8 minutes including stage preparation and clearing. Props must be kept to a minimum.

Entry: $8.00
327Open Shakespearean Play or Excerpt from Play, Poetry or Prose Solo     Years 11 & 12

Time Limit: 08:00

Min 3 people. From Memory. Own Choice. Overall time limit 8 minutes including stage preparation and clearing. Props must be kept to a minimum.

Entry: $8.00