BLUESCOPE WIN WOLLONGONG EISTEDDFOD 2021
Speech & Drama
29 May 2021 to 19 Jun 2021
(To be confirmed after receipt of Entries and Programming has been finalised)
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RULES AND CONDITIONS

 

1.0 ADJUDICATORS

1.1 The adjudicator’s decision will be final.

1.2 Communication with the adjudicator either by entrants, teachers or other interested parties during the Eisteddfod is strictly prohibited and the committee reserves the right to disqualify any entrant for breach of this rule.

1.3 Any competitor who has been taught, coached or advised by an adjudicator of any section of the Eisteddfod during the three months preceding the Eisteddfod will not be eligible to compete in that section. Any competitor doing so will be disqualified.

1.4 The Committee reserves the right to appoint a substitute or additional adjudicator for the announced adjudicator for any reason.

 

2.0 ADMISSION

2.1 The Committee reserves the right to refuse admission to any person.

 

3.0 AGE

3.1 Age for solos is at 1st JUNE, each year.

Date of Birth to be stated on all entries.

Proof of age may be required at any time during the Eisteddfod.

3.2 Age for Troupes/Groups/Ensembles is at 1st JANUARY, each year.

 

4.0 AMATEUR

4.1 All sections will be for amateurs only or where it is stated that a teacher/adult may be included. An AMATEUR is defined as any person whose main source of income is not derived from any exercise of their talents in the particular discipline for which they have entered.

This rule does not apply to conductors or accompanists.

 

5.0 AWARDS and TROPHIES

5.1 Ken Charker Memorial Junior and Senior Trophies for the most outstanding tap dancers are chosen by the adjudicators.

5.2 The adjudicators will select the winner of the Berisse District Competitor Trophy for a District dancer, 12 years and under, who shows the most promise and potential.

5.3 Wollongong Eisteddfod Junior and Senior Ballet Trophies for Ballet Dancers showing the most promise and potential are chosen by the adjudicators.

5.4 The winner of the Beverly Rowles Trophy will be the competitor showing promise and potential in the Intermediate Ballet Championships and will be selected by the adjudicator.

 

6.0 BACKSTAGE AREA (including Dressing Rooms)

6.1 During solos, only competitors performing in the current session may access the backstage area and may be accompanied by ONE parent or responsible adult.
No other persons are permitted to access this area unless authorised by the committee.

6.2 Dressing rooms are to be used for costume changes, and then vacated at the end of competitors’ sections. Competitors must not change outside of dressing rooms.

6.3 Dressing rooms are shared and are allocated by the committee for Troupe Weekend.

6.4 No responsibility is taken for personal items left in dressing rooms or venues.

6.5 NO photography or recording devices are to be used backstage or in dressing rooms.

7.0 BACKING MUSIC

7.1 All competitors MUST submit dance and vocals backing tracks electronically in the format of mp3 or similar files. The electronic lodgement is to be done via direct uploading to the STARDOM entry system.

Providing backing music to the Eisteddfod by lodging electronically before the event commences is mandatory. The cut off for electronic lodgement is seven (7) days prior to a performance date thus enabling us to have music ready for each session. Penalties for late lodgement of music may be applied.

7.2 All rules relating to copyright apply to backing music.

7.3 Compulsory information required for each track includes a dance description or song title (Track Name), a Composer Name (if applicable)/Film Name/Musical Theatre Show name, Optional comments but must include song classifications where required and whether performer starts On or Off stage. Further information the music uploading system can be found on our website.

7.4 There will be no facility to rip tracks from CD's for competitors at the event.

7.5 Only in exceptional circumstances and by prior arrangement where music cannot be lodged electronically prior to the event will a USB or other device be accepted. However, these devices must be handed in to the registration desk and NOT to the sound operator AT LEAST 15 MINUTES PRIOR TO THE BEGINNING OF ANY SESSION. No Music will be accepted after a section commences.

7.6 Vocal backing on any track is NOT permissible for Vocals, Ballet, Demi Character, or Song and Dance sections. No background tapping sounds are permitted on any backing track for tap sections.

7.7 As backing track duration times will be monitored in lieu of a timekeeper it is imperative that when recording any tracks that no lead in or trailing periods of silence is included in the recording.

7.8 The equipment for playing backing tracks will be provided and operated by people appointed by the Committee. No person, unless officially authorised, is to approach or sit with the sound operator.

 

8.0 BALLET

8.1 Pointe shoes are only allowed in ballet sections where a competitor has reached an actual age of 12 years or more at the time of their performance.

8.2 Dialogue or lyrics in demi-character or ballet sections are not permitted.

 

9.0 CHAMPIONSHIPS

9.1 Championships will generally not be held unless a minimum of six entries is received. The committee however reserves the right to hold any championship.

9.2 Heats and finals may be necessary in Championships.

9.3 Restricted sections, duos, trios, groups and troupes are not qualifying sections for Championships.

9.4 In dance sections only, one item already performed during the Eisteddfod may be repeated in a Junior (10-12 years) Championship.

Competitors must enter and perform in the following solo sections:

Ballet - a) Ballet and b) Demi-Character.

Modern/Contemporary/Jazz - a) Modern or Contemporary and b) Jazz.

National Folk Dance - one other national folk dance.

Song and Dance - one other song and dance.

Tap - a) Slow tap or Waltz tap and b) Fast tap.

Championships (Continued)

9.5 In the general sections items already performed during the Eisteddfod may not be repeated unless heats are necessary.

Competitors must enter and perform in the following solo sections:

Pianoforte - two other piano solo sections.

Speech and Drama - three of the four specified sections.

Strings - two other string solo sections.

Vocal - a) Classical Art Song and b) Sacred or Folk Song.

Musical Theatre - a) Musical Theatre and b) Song From Films or Cabaret. Age dependent, refer page 23 for details.

Pop Vocal - two specified pop vocal sections.

Wind Instruments - two other wind solo sections with the same instrument.

 

10.0 CHOIRS/ENSEMBLES

10.1 Conductors who sing or speak with choirs will cause their choir to be disqualified.

10.2 In the sections that require more than one song to be sung, choir members and the conductor must remain the same for both items.

10.3 Choirs must have 11 or more singers. Ensembles may have between 4 and 10 singers.

 

11.0 COMMITTEE OF THE EISTEDDFOD

11.1 The Committee reserves the right to amend or refuse any entry or cancel any section for which insufficient entries have been received.

11.2 The Committee reserves the right to combine or divide any section for programme purposes, to alter the competition times if necessary and to amend the programme.

11.3 Failure to comply with any of the Rules and Conditions may involve disqualification and withholding of prizes. The decision of the Eisteddfod Committee in all questions and disputes arising out of, or not provided for in the Rules and Conditions, shall be final. All entries are received subject to this proviso and shall not be subject to any appeal at law.

12.0 COMPETITORS

12.1 Competitors must be ready to compete in the section and order in which their names appear in the programme. NO performing out of section will be permitted.

Competitors jeopardise their chances of performing by late arrival.

12.2 Competitors must hand in Own Choice pieces to the Registration Desk at least 15 minutes before the commencement of the section.

12.3 No competitor will be allowed to perform more than once in any Solo, Duet, Duo, Duologue or Trio (unless they play a different instrument in the General section). However, with regard to Choirs, Vocal groups, Instrumental groups and Dance Troupes, a performer may appear in the same section two times if he or she is appearing with a different group.

12.4 No competitor over 10 years of age can repeat a performance after any type of breakdown. Competitors up to 10 years of age can do so only with the consent of the adjudicator. Competitors under the age of 10 years will only receive a report if they repeat their item after breakdown and will not be eligible for a placing.

12.5 Items may not be repeated in the same discipline. For example - the same routine or performance in the 10 years and under and the 12 years and under.

12.6 Competitors will not be transferred from one section to another if incorrectly entered in the Eisteddfod unless the error is the fault of the Committee.

Competitors (Continued)

12.7 Rehearsing on stage and anywhere in a Theatre complex during the Eisteddfod is not permissible. Rehearsing in dressing rooms is not permissible.

12.8 Competitors must leave the stage area immediately after the conclusion of their performance.

12.9 Make-up, costumes and choreography should be suitable to the age of all competitors.

 

13.0 CONTENT

13.1 Offensive, racist, sexually suggestive or derogatory language/text/lyrics/movements etc will not be tolerated in any sections. If the content of the performance is deemed to be unsuitable by the committee or an adjudicator, the performance will be stopped and the competitor disqualified. If you are unsure, please work to a ‘G’ rating.

 

14.0 DRESS

14.1 Competitors must use the dressing rooms provided and not change in a theatre, passageways or toilets.

14.2 Dress for Dance Scholarship classes;

Girls should wear a plain rehearsal leotard; hosiery, have hair in a bun and have no adorning hair pieces or accessories.

Boys should wear a black T shirt or singlet and black tights or pants.

14.3 Costumes, appearance, posture and demeanour are all important parts of a performance, and will be taken into consideration by the adjudicator in both General and Dance sessions. It is incumbent on teachers to ensure that all competitors dress age appropriately.

15.0 ELECTRONIC DOCUMENT LODGEMENT

15.1 All competitors MUST submit Speech and Drama text documents electronically as WORD (.docx) files however PDF or text files may be accepted. The electronic lodgement is to be done via direct uploading to the STARDOM entry system.

Providing documents to the Eisteddfod by lodging electronically before the event commences is mandatory. The cut off for electronic lodgement is seven (7) days prior to a performance date thus enabling us to have documents ready for each session. Penalties for late lodgement of music may be applied.

15.2 All rules relating to copyright apply to documents.

15.3 Compulsory information required for each file includes the Poem, Verse, Character, Reading name (Track Name), a Composer/Author Name (if applicable), Optional comments and whether performer starts On or Off stage. Further information the document uploading system can be found on our website.

15.3 There will be no facility to lodge electronically for competitors at the event.

15.4 Only in exceptional circumstances and by prior arrangement where documents cannot be lodged electronically prior to the event will a paper copy or USB or other device be accepted. However, these devices must be handed in to the registration desk AT LEAST 15 MINUTES PRIOR TO THE BEGINNING OF ANY SESSION. No documents will be accepted after a section commences.

15.5 The equipment for displaying documents will be provided and operated by people appointed by the Committee. No person, unless officially authorised, is to approach or sit with the operator.

16.0 ENTRIES

16.1 The method of entering the Eisteddfod is via the STARDOM application by TrendLogic accessed online at: www.wollongongeisteddfod.com.au/entries.html.

All payments must be made by Debit/Credit Card through the secure STARDOM website. Entries are not finalised until payment is received and a receipt issued.

16.2 Entries must be submitted online as per Rule 16.1 but where not possible they may be submitted on official entry forms, and accompanied by full fees. Entries will not be processed unless properly completed. Responsibility for correct entries rests with the competitor. Additions, changes or transfers may only be approved before programmes go to print but will incur a fee.

16.3 Late entries may, at the discretion of the committee, be accepted up to one week after closing for an additional fee of $25 per invoice. There will be no refunds of entry fees unless Rule 16.4 or Rule 27.1 applies.

16.4 If less than six entries are received for any section (with the exception of Championship qualifying sections), competitors may, where possible, be transferred to another section. If the section is cancelled then the entry fee, excluding the administration fee, will be refunded.

 

17.0 EQUIPMENT

17.1 The Eisteddfod Committee reserves the right to record, film, broadcast or telecast any item or section of the Eisteddfod.

17.2 The use of any electronic device including; tape recorders, video cameras, cameras, computers, tablets and mobile devices for photography or recording during any performance is prohibited. Non compliance will lead to exclusion from the venue.

17.3 All electronic devices should be turned off or be in silent mode whilst in the venues.

 

18.0 ERRORS AND OMISSIONS

18.1 No responsibility will be accepted for errors and omissions in the Syllabus or Programmes

 

19.0 INTIMIDATION

19.1 Any person or persons found to be intimidating any competitor, committee member or volunteer will be escorted from the venue and may be barred from further attendance at the Eisteddfod.

19.2 Loud yelling and barracking from the audience is regarded as intimidating. It will not be tolerated and may result in a competitor’s disqualification.

 

20.0 OWN CHOICE

20.1 The competitor may supply the adjudicator with a photocopy, provided that the original is used by the competitor for the performance and the Eisteddfod Committee destroys the copy immediately after adjudication. If the competitor is not performing from memory, an original publication or licensed photocopy must be used in the performance. This original can be borrowed from a library, friend or another competitor. Pop sections and Jazz/Blues are exempt from this rule.

20.2 Once performed, pieces may not be repeated in other age categories (see Rule 12.5). One piece only may be performed in the time allotted, not several small ones, unless they are part of a suite.

 

21.0 PHOTOGRAPHY/VIDEOGRAPHY

21.1 Persons may not record or photograph a performance, unless they hold the appropriate licences and have written permission from all concerned.

21.2 The Eisteddfod engages professional organisations to undertake all the official photography and videography services offered to performers at the event. It is essential that a parent or caregiver let the Committee know at time of registering for the performance if a child should not be photographed. Parents should also advise their studio in cases where children should not be filmed.

 

22.0 PRIZES

22.1 No cash payments will be made and all prizes will be paid electronically to the recipient's nominated bank account.

22.2 Prizes will be available to claim immediately after a section has been adjudicated. Prizes must be claimed within 24 hours of being awarded or they may be forfeited. Prize vouchers are to be presented at the committee desk for verification where details will be recorded progressively so that one payment for all prizes can be made electronically at the conclusion of the relevant sessions. E.g. Wind, Vocals, Dance etc.

22.3 Prizes are awarded at the sole discretion of the adjudicator. After consultation with the Committee, a prize may be withheld if sufficient merit has not been displayed.

22.4 Perpetual trophies are retained by the Eisteddfod and are NOT to be taken out of the venue by any competitor. The names of perpetual trophy winners will be engraved on the relevant trophy.

 

23.0 PROGRAMME

23.1 A programme will be emailed to each entrant prior to the event. It is therefore essential that contact details in the STARDOM entry system are kept up to date.

23.2 Printed programme books, if ordered with and paid for when entries are submitted, will be posted.

23.3 Individual day programmes will be available at each venue. A Troupes Weekend programme will also be available at the IPAC.

23.4 There will be NO changes made once programmes have been printed.

 

24.0 PROMPTING

24.1 Prompting, except by the adjudicator, is not permitted under any circumstances.

 

25.0 PROMOTIONS

25.1 The promotion or sale of any merchandise or other retail products is prohibited at the Eisteddfod unless authorised by the Committee.

 

26.0 PROPS (Dance and General)

26.1 Props can only be used in Drama, Musical Theatre or Demi Character sections. No props can be used for any other discipline. In Drama, a table and two chairs are the only props permitted and will be provided by the Eisteddfod. Assistance with these will be given by the Stage Manager. Any hand-held props e.g. Basket, scarf, doll etc. are permitted only if part of the routine and must be easily and quickly carried on stage in one movement by the competitor.

There are NO props from the audience allowed. e.g. bell.

26.2 No straw, glass of any kind, lighted candles, sparklers, lighted cigarettes or any naked flame will be permitted.

26.3 The use of house curtains in any venue will not be permitted.

 

27.0 REFUNDS

27.1 Full refunds of entry fees are made only if a section is cancelled. Refunds will only be processed electronically to a competitor's nominated account.

 

28.0 REPORTS

28.1 Adjudicators reports are available free of charge and are to be collected after each section or session. No reports will be mailed.

 

29.0 RESTRICTED SECTIONS

29.1 Restricted sections are open only to those who have NOT won a FIRST PRIZE at ANY Eisteddfod in the discipline in which they have entered. If any competitor is in any doubt as to their eligibility to enter a particular section, they should contact the Committee for clarification.

 

30.0 SAFETY

30.1 Every care will be taken for the competitors’ safety, but the Committee will not be responsible for any injury sustained by any competitor during the Eisteddfod.

 

31.0 SCHOLARSHIPS

31.1 Items already performed during the Eisteddfod in the general sections may not be repeated in scholarships. Items may only be repeated in dance scholarships.

31.2 Winners of scholarships, including past winners, will be ineligible to compete again in that section for a period of 2 Eisteddfod years.

31.3 To be eligible for the Piano, Jan Baxter Strings and BlueScope WIN Wind Scholarships competitors must qualify by entering and appearing in two nominated sections. A minimum of 8 competitors are required. Competitors must prepare two contrasting works from different periods. If more than 12 entries received, one work is performed and 8 finalists will be selected by the adjudicator to perform a second work. If there are 12 entrants or less, two works are to be played by each competitor.

31.4 Winners of the Sally Carr Junior and Senior Scholarships are the competitors, who in the opinion of the adjudicator, show most promise and potential in Poetry.

31.5 The winner of the May Pusey Scholarship will be a competitor, chosen by the adjudicator, showing promise and potential across all disciplines of Speech & Drama.

31.6 BlueScope WIN Dance Scholarships competitors must enter and perform in the appropriate Championship sections to qualify for any of 3 scholarships offered (Ballet, Theatrical and Tap). Entrants must also participate in the relevant mandatory class conducted by the adjudicator.

 

32.0 SIDE STAGE

32.1 Teachers and parents will not be allowed side stage during performances except one teacher per competitor in the 5 years and under Babies Dance. One teacher per troupe of 10 years and under will be permitted. See Rule 38.5.

32.2 Teachers are permitted on stage for instrumental accompaniment or conducting only.

32.3 Competitors must leave the stage area after their performance.

 

33.0 STAGE DIMENSIONS

33.1 For the purpose of Troupes and Groups, the stage dimensions of the IMB stage at the IPAC are approximately 12m wide by 10m deep.

Town Hall dimensions are approximately 12 m wide by 5.2 m deep.

 

34.0 TAGS

34.1 Tags will not be permitted in solo performances. In Troupes the sound operator must be informed of a tag, which will be included in the time limit. Non-musical tags will be considered part of the routine and will be included in the time.

 

35.0 TAPS

35.1 Bare tap shoes must not be worn in any part of the IPAC theatre complex except on the stage. If tap shoes are worn then tap covers must be worn over the shoes.

36.0 TICKETING

36.1 Competitor ticket/security pass must be worn at all times during sessions where the competitor is performing. The ticket will allow performers to enter the backstage area. Only competitors performing in an active session will be permitted to enter the backstage area. Competitor’s tickets are to be collected from the Eisteddfod office on the competitor’s first day of solos competition.

36.2 Door Entry Tickets: Access to all venues to view any solo performance is included in the competitor's entry fee. Performers are welcome to invite family and friends to watch but are reminded that numbers will be subject to public health orders and specific venue rules. The exceptions for free door entry are Dance Troupes, Choirs and Instrumental Ensembles sessions that have $10 adult ticket prices. Details on ticketing will be added to our website and entrants need to check for updates as things can change at short notice.

36.3 Troupe Weekend - Ways to purchase troupe weekend tickets will be determined before the event and will be in line with COVID Safe Rules and Public Health Orders which apply at the time. This may include on line directly from the Eisteddfod and/or through the IPAC box office facility. Each audience member will be issued a specific seat that will apply to an active section, session or day session and they cannot move to another seat for any reason. A day session means the entire day and a strictly limited number of teachers only day session tickets may be allocated. It should be noted that ticketing rules may change at short notice.

36.4 Lost Tickets: No responsibility will be taken for lost tickets. There will be no replacements.

 

37.0 TIME LIMITS

37.1 Time Limits will be strictly monitored. Entrants whose performance exceeds the Time Limit will forfeit any placing and be eligible for comments only. Time is calculated from the opening word or first note of music to the last word or note of music (not including announcements of titles).

37.2 In drama sections, timing will commence from the first action of the performance or freeze position upon entering the stage. Please indicate on Own Choice pieces that are handed in to the adjudicator which way you will be starting your performance.

37.3 The interval between movements and pieces will not be timed.

37.4 The decision of the official timekeeper is final. There is no leeway with extra time.

 

38.0 TROUPES/MINI TROUPES

38.1 Dancers may perform for a maximum number of two troupes in a section. All dancers must be ready to perform in programme order and when announced or they will be ineligible for a prize.

38.2 Unless six or more entries are received in Troupe sections they may not be held.

 

TROUPES/MINI TROUPES Continued

38.3 Large Troupes must consist of eleven (11) or more dancers. Mini Troupes must consist of between four (4) to ten (10) dancers only.

38.4 Dressing room space is very limited and we ask for your cooperation in reducing this issue by having competitors’ hair and make-up prepared beforehand. Competitors must leave the dressing rooms on completion of the Troupe's performance.

38.5 One teacher per Troupe of 10 years and under will be permitted sidestage.

Two nominated parents and a senior teacher are only permitted in dressing rooms with each performing Troupe 12 years and under. No teachers are permitted sidestage.

One nominated parent and a senior teacher only are permitted in dressing rooms with each performing Troupe 13 years and over. No teachers are permitted sidestage. Wristbands will be issued to nominated parents and teachers at the registration desk and cannot be used as admission to the theatre during troupes weekend.

 

39.0 WEB CONTENT

39.1 The Eisteddfod website address is www.wollongongeisteddfod.com.au.

39.2 Online entries will be available via the Eisteddfod website.

39.3 Syllabus and entry forms where applicable will be placed on the website.

39.4 The index of dates and times of sessions and sections will be available prior to the commencement of the Eisteddfod and will be placed on the website. Competitors should review the index regularly and use it as a guide only.

39.5 The Eisteddfod may also add photographs, important notices and results to our web site and social media pages such as Facebook.

39.6 The Eisteddfod email address is: wgongeisteddfod@bigpond.com

 













ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 1/04/2021 11:59:00 PM (AEST)
10 to 12 years only
301 JUNIOR SPEECH AND DRAMA CHAMPIONSHIP SOLO     10 to 12 years only

Time Limit: 07:00

A minimum of six competitors must enter for these sections to be held Competitors must present ONE item from each of the following which must be of a contrasting nature: a) Characterisation and b) Verse or Prose Items already performed during the Eisteddfod may NOT be repeated To qualify competitors must enter and perform in three of the following sections: 10 years 318 or 326 or 334 and 378 11 years 319 or 327 or 335 and 379 12 years 320 or 328 or 336 and 380

Entry: $28.00
13 to 14 years only
302 INTERMEDIATE SPEECH AND DRAMA CHAMPIONSHIP SOLO     13 to 14 years only

Time Limit: 09:00

A minimum of six competitors must enter for these sections to be held Competitors must present ONE item from each of the following which must be of a contrasting nature: a) Characterisation and b) Verse or Prose Items already performed during the Eisteddfod may NOT be repeated To qualify competitors must enter and perform in three of the following sections: 13 years 321 or 329 or 337 and 381 14 years 322 or 330 or 338 and 382

Entry: $33.00
15 years and over
303 SENIOR SPEECH AND DRAMA CHAMPIONSHIP SOLO     15 years and over

Time Limit: 11:00

A minimum of six competitors must enter for these sections to be held Competitors must present ONE item from each of the following which must be of a contrasting nature: a) Characterisation and b) Verse or Prose Items already performed during the Eisteddfod may NOT be repeated To qualify competitors must enter and perform in three of the following sections: 323 or 331 or 339 and 383

Entry: $38.00
6 years and under
306 PREPARED MIME SOLO     6 years and under

Time Limit: 01:30

Competitors to wear theatre blacks. Performance time limit up to 1 minute 30 seconds. Prepared Mime – a prepared mime demonstrating awareness of shape, weight and size of objects as well as developing the action towards a climax or resolution. Impromptu Mime – the Adjudicator will provide the subject for the mime Preparation time 30 seconds. A bell will be rung when 30 seconds remain.

Entry: $18.00
7 years only
307 PREPARED MIME SOLO     7 years only

Time Limit: 01:30

Competitors to wear theatre blacks. Performance time limit up to 1 minute 30 seconds. Prepared Mime – a prepared mime demonstrating awareness of shape, weight and size of objects as well as developing the action towards a climax or resolution. Impromptu Mime – the Adjudicator will provide the subject for the mime Preparation time 30 seconds. A bell will be rung when 30 seconds remain.

Entry: $18.00
8 years only
308 PREPARED MIME SOLO     8 years only

Time Limit: 01:30

Competitors to wear theatre blacks. Performance time limit up to 1 minute 30 seconds. Prepared Mime – a prepared mime demonstrating awareness of shape, weight and size of objects as well as developing the action towards a climax or resolution. Impromptu Mime – the Adjudicator will provide the subject for the mime Preparation time 30 seconds. A bell will be rung when 30 seconds remain.

Entry: $18.00
9 years only
309 PREPARED MIME SOLO     9 years only

Time Limit: 01:30

Competitors to wear theatre blacks. Performance time limit up to 1 minute 30 seconds. Prepared Mime – a prepared mime demonstrating awareness of shape, weight and size of objects as well as developing the action towards a climax or resolution. Impromptu Mime – the Adjudicator will provide the subject for the mime Preparation time 30 seconds. A bell will be rung when 30 seconds remain.

Entry: $18.00
10 years only
310 PREPARED MIME SOLO     10 years only

Time Limit: 01:30

Competitors to wear theatre blacks. Performance time limit up to 1 minute 30 seconds. Prepared Mime – a prepared mime demonstrating awareness of shape, weight and size of objects as well as developing the action towards a climax or resolution. Impromptu Mime – the Adjudicator will provide the subject for the mime Preparation time 30 seconds. A bell will be rung when 30 seconds remain.

Entry: $18.00
11 and 12 years only
311 IMPROMPTU MIME SOLO     11 and 12 years only

Time Limit: 01:30

Competitors to wear theatre blacks. Performance time limit up to 1 minute 30 seconds. Prepared Mime – a prepared mime demonstrating awareness of shape, weight and size of objects as well as developing the action towards a climax or resolution. Impromptu Mime – the Adjudicator will provide the subject for the mime Preparation time 30 seconds. A bell will be rung when 30 seconds remain.

Entry: $18.00
13 years and over
312 IMPROMPTU MIME SOLO     13 years and over

Time Limit: 01:30

Competitors to wear theatre blacks. Performance time limit up to 1 minute 30 seconds. Prepared Mime – a prepared mime demonstrating awareness of shape, weight and size of objects as well as developing the action towards a climax or resolution. Impromptu Mime – the Adjudicator will provide the subject for the mime Preparation time 30 seconds. A bell will be rung when 30 seconds remain.

Entry: $23.00
5 years and under
313 VERSE SPEAKING SOLO     5 years and under

Time Limit: 02:00

Entry: $18.00
6 years and under
314 VERSE SPEAKING SOLO     6 years and under

Time Limit: 02:00

Entry: $18.00
7 years only
315 VERSE SPEAKING SOLO     7 years only

Time Limit: 02:00

Entry: $18.00
8 years only
316 VERSE SPEAKING SOLO     8 years only

Time Limit: 02:00

Entry: $18.00
9 years only
317 VERSE SPEAKING SOLO     9 years only

Time Limit: 03:00

Entry: $18.00
10 years only
318 VERSE SPEAKING SOLO     10 years only

Time Limit: 03:00

Entry: $18.00
11 years only
319 VERSE SPEAKING SOLO     11 years only

Time Limit: 03:00

Entry: $18.00
12 years only
320 VERSE SPEAKING SOLO     12 years only

Time Limit: 03:00

Entry: $18.00
13 years only
321 VERSE SPEAKING SOLO     13 years only

Time Limit: 05:00

Entry: $23.00
14 years only
322 VERSE SPEAKING SOLO     14 years only

Time Limit: 05:00

Entry: $23.00
15 years and over
323 VERSE SPEAKING SOLO     15 years and over

Time Limit: 06:00

Entry: $28.00
8 years and under
324 PROSE SOLO     8 years and under

Time Limit: 02:00

Entry: $18.00
9 years only
325 PROSE SOLO     9 years only

Time Limit: 03:00

Entry: $18.00
10 years only
326 PROSE SOLO     10 years only

Time Limit: 03:00

Entry: $18.00
11 years only
327 PROSE SOLO     11 years only

Time Limit: 03:00

Entry: $18.00
12 years only
328 PROSE SOLO     12 years only

Time Limit: 03:00

Entry: $18.00
13 years only
329 PROSE SOLO     13 years only

Time Limit: 05:00

Entry: $23.00
14 years only
330 PROSE SOLO     14 years only

Time Limit: 05:00

Entry: $23.00
15 years and over
331 PROSE SOLO     15 years and over

Time Limit: 06:00

Entry: $28.00
8 years and under
332 AUSTRALIAN POEM SOLO     8 years and under

Time Limit: 02:00

Australian poem must be by an Australian author, not necessarily Australian content.

Entry: $18.00
9 years only
333 AUSTRALIAN POEM SOLO     9 years only

Time Limit: 03:00

Australian poem must be by an Australian author, not necessarily Australian content.

Entry: $18.00
10 years only
334 AUSTRALIAN POEM SOLO     10 years only

Time Limit: 03:00

Australian poem must be by an Australian author, not necessarily Australian content.

Entry: $18.00
11 years only
335 AUSTRALIAN POEM SOLO     11 years only

Time Limit: 03:00

Australian poem must be by an Australian author, not necessarily Australian content.

Entry: $18.00
12 years only
336 AUSTRALIAN POEM SOLO     12 years only

Time Limit: 03:00

Australian poem must be by an Australian author, not necessarily Australian content.

Entry: $18.00
13 years only
337 AUSTRALIAN POEM SOLO     13 years only

Time Limit: 05:00

Australian poem must be by an Australian author, not necessarily Australian content.

Entry: $23.00
14 years only
338 AUSTRALIAN POEM SOLO     14 years only

Time Limit: 05:00

Australian poem must be by an Australian author, not necessarily Australian content.

Entry: $23.00
15 years and over
339 AUSTRALIAN POEM SOLO     15 years and over

Time Limit: 06:00

Australian poem must be by an Australian author, not necessarily Australian content.

Entry: $28.00
8 years and under
340 PREPARED READING SOLO     8 years and under

Time Limit: 02:00

Entry: $18.00
9 years only
341 PREPARED READING SOLO     9 years only

Time Limit: 03:00

Entry: $18.00
10 years only
342 PREPARED READING SOLO     10 years only

Time Limit: 03:00

Entry: $18.00
11 years only
343 PREPARED READING SOLO     11 years only

Time Limit: 03:00

Entry: $18.00
12 years only
344 PREPARED READING SOLO     12 years only

Time Limit: 03:00

Entry: $18.00
13 years only
345 PREPARED READING SOLO     13 years only

Time Limit: 05:00

Entry: $23.00
14 years only
346 PREPARED READING SOLO     14 years only

Time Limit: 05:00

Entry: $23.00
15 years and over
347 PREPARED READING SOLO     15 years and over

Time Limit: 06:00

Entry: $28.00
7 years only
348 BIBLE READING SOLO     7 years only

Time Limit:

All set Bible readings to be taken from the New International Version (NIV) Bible 1973 – 2011 edition. An “NIV” Bible or a printed copy of the text can be supplied to read from. 7-8 years Luke 2: 41-52 Jesus in the Temple 9-10 years Mark 12: 28-34 The Greatest Commandment 11-12 years 1 Corinthians 13: 1 – 13 Love 13-14 years John 15: 1-13 The Vine and the Branches 15 years and over Luke 8: 4-15 The Parable of the Sower

Entry: $18.00
8 years only
349 BIBLE READING SOLO     8 years only

Time Limit:

All set Bible readings to be taken from the New International Version (NIV) Bible 1973 – 2011 edition. An “NIV” Bible or a printed copy of the text can be supplied to read from. 7-8 years Luke 2: 41-52 Jesus in the Temple 9-10 years Mark 12: 28-34 The Greatest Commandment 11-12 years 1 Corinthians 13: 1 – 13 Love 13-14 years John 15: 1-13 The Vine and the Branches 15 years and over Luke 8: 4-15 The Parable of the Sower

Entry: $18.00
9 years only
350 BIBLE READING SOLO     9 years only

Time Limit:

All set Bible readings to be taken from the New International Version (NIV) Bible 1973 – 2011 edition. An “NIV” Bible or a printed copy of the text can be supplied to read from. 7-8 years Luke 2: 41-52 Jesus in the Temple 9-10 years Mark 12: 28-34 The Greatest Commandment 11-12 years 1 Corinthians 13: 1 – 13 Love 13-14 years John 15: 1-13 The Vine and the Branches 15 years and over Luke 8: 4-15 The Parable of the Sower

Entry: $18.00
10 years only
351 BIBLE READING SOLO     10 years only

Time Limit:

All set Bible readings to be taken from the New International Version (NIV) Bible 1973 – 2011 edition. An “NIV” Bible or a printed copy of the text can be supplied to read from. 7-8 years Luke 2: 41-52 Jesus in the Temple 9-10 years Mark 12: 28-34 The Greatest Commandment 11-12 years 1 Corinthians 13: 1 – 13 Love 13-14 years John 15: 1-13 The Vine and the Branches 15 years and over Luke 8: 4-15 The Parable of the Sower

Entry: $18.00
11 years only
352 BIBLE READING SOLO     11 years only

Time Limit:

All set Bible readings to be taken from the New International Version (NIV) Bible 1973 – 2011 edition. An “NIV” Bible or a printed copy of the text can be supplied to read from. 7-8 years Luke 2: 41-52 Jesus in the Temple 9-10 years Mark 12: 28-34 The Greatest Commandment 11-12 years 1 Corinthians 13: 1 – 13 Love 13-14 years John 15: 1-13 The Vine and the Branches 15 years and over Luke 8: 4-15 The Parable of the Sower

Entry: $18.00
12 years only
353 BIBLE READING SOLO     12 years only

Time Limit:

All set Bible readings to be taken from the New International Version (NIV) Bible 1973 – 2011 edition. An “NIV” Bible or a printed copy of the text can be supplied to read from. 7-8 years Luke 2: 41-52 Jesus in the Temple 9-10 years Mark 12: 28-34 The Greatest Commandment 11-12 years 1 Corinthians 13: 1 – 13 Love 13-14 years John 15: 1-13 The Vine and the Branches 15 years and over Luke 8: 4-15 The Parable of the Sower

Entry: $18.00
13 years only
354 BIBLE READING SOLO     13 years only

Time Limit:

All set Bible readings to be taken from the New International Version (NIV) Bible 1973 – 2011 edition. An “NIV” Bible or a printed copy of the text can be supplied to read from. 7-8 years Luke 2: 41-52 Jesus in the Temple 9-10 years Mark 12: 28-34 The Greatest Commandment 11-12 years 1 Corinthians 13: 1 – 13 Love 13-14 years John 15: 1-13 The Vine and the Branches 15 years and over Luke 8: 4-15 The Parable of the Sower

Entry: $23.00
14 years only
355 BIBLE READING SOLO     14 years only

Time Limit:

All set Bible readings to be taken from the New International Version (NIV) Bible 1973 – 2011 edition. An “NIV” Bible or a printed copy of the text can be supplied to read from. 7-8 years Luke 2: 41-52 Jesus in the Temple 9-10 years Mark 12: 28-34 The Greatest Commandment 11-12 years 1 Corinthians 13: 1 – 13 Love 13-14 years John 15: 1-13 The Vine and the Branches 15 years and over Luke 8: 4-15 The Parable of the Sower

Entry: $23.00
15 years and over
356 BIBLE READING SOLO     15 years and over

Time Limit:

All set Bible readings to be taken from the New International Version (NIV) Bible 1973 – 2011 edition. An “NIV” Bible or a printed copy of the text can be supplied to read from. 7-8 years Luke 2: 41-52 Jesus in the Temple 9-10 years Mark 12: 28-34 The Greatest Commandment 11-12 years 1 Corinthians 13: 1 – 13 Love 13-14 years John 15: 1-13 The Vine and the Branches 15 years and over Luke 8: 4-15 The Parable of the Sower

Entry: $28.00
8 years and under
361RESTRICTED VERSE SPEAKING SOLO     8 years and under

Time Limit: 02:00

Entry: $18.00
9 and 10 years only
362RESTRICTED VERSE SPEAKING SOLO     9 and 10 years only

Time Limit: 03:00

Entry: $18.00
11 and 12 years only
363RESTRICTED VERSE SPEAKING SOLO     11 and 12 years only

Time Limit: 03:00

Entry: $18.00
13 years and over
364RESTRICTED VERSE SPEAKING SOLO     13 years and over

Time Limit: 05:00

Entry: $18.00
8 years and under
365RESTRICTED PREPARED READING SOLO     8 years and under

Time Limit: 02:00

Entry: $18.00
9 and 10 years only
366RESTRICTED PREPARED READING SOLO     9 and 10 years only

Time Limit: 03:00

Entry: $18.00
11 and 12 years only
367RESTRICTED PREPARED READING SOLO     11 and 12 years only

Time Limit: 03:00

Entry: $18.00
13 years and over
368RESTRICTED PREPARED READING SOLO     13 years and over

Time Limit: 05:00

Entry: $18.00
10 years and under
369 POEMS FOR TWO     10 years and under

Time Limit: 03:00

All prizes are shared.

Entry: $28.00
12 years and under
370 POEMS FOR TWO     12 years and under

Time Limit: 03:00

All prizes are shared.

Entry: $28.00
14 years and under
371 POEMS FOR TWO     14 years and under

Time Limit: 04:00

All prizes are shared.

Entry: $32.00
15 years and over
372 POEMS FOR TWO     15 years and over

Time Limit: 04:00

All prizes are shared.

Entry: $35.00
5 years and under
373 NURSERY RHYME IN COSTUME SOLO     5 years and under

Time Limit: 02:00

Entry: $18.00
6 years and under
374 NURSERY RHYME IN COSTUME SOLO     6 years and under

Time Limit: 02:00

Entry: $18.00
7 years only
375 VERSE OR CHARACTER IN COSTUME SOLO     7 years only

Time Limit: 02:00

Entry: $18.00
8 years only
376 VERSE OR CHARACTER IN COSTUME SOLO     8 years only

Time Limit: 02:00

Entry: $18.00
9 years only
377 VERSE OR CHARACTER IN COSTUME SOLO     9 years only

Time Limit: 03:00

Entry: $18.00
10 years only
378 CHARACTERISATION IN COSTUME SOLO     10 years only

Time Limit: 03:00

Entry: $18.00
11 years only
379 CHARACTERISATION IN COSTUME SOLO     11 years only

Time Limit: 03:00

Entry: $18.00
12 years only
380 CHARACTERISATION IN COSTUME SOLO     12 years only

Time Limit: 03:00

Entry: $18.00
13 years only
381 CHARACTERISATION IN COSTUME SOLO     13 years only

Time Limit: 05:00

Entry: $23.00
14 years only
382 CHARACTERISATION IN COSTUME SOLO     14 years only

Time Limit: 05:00

Entry: $23.00
15 years and over
383 CHARACTERISATION IN COSTUME SOLO     15 years and over

Time Limit: 06:00

Entry: $28.00
10 years and under
384 DUOLOGUE IN COSTUME DUO     10 years and under

Time Limit: 06:00

All prizes are shared.

Entry: $28.00
12 years and under
385 DUOLOGUE IN COSTUME DUO     12 years and under

Time Limit: 06:00

All prizes are shared.

Entry: $28.00
14 years and under
386 DUOLOGUE IN COSTUME DUO     14 years and under

Time Limit: 08:00

All prizes are shared.

Entry: $32.00
15 years and over
387 DUOLOGUE IN COSTUME DUO     15 years and over

Time Limit: 08:00

All prizes are shared.

Entry: $35.00
Primary School Age
388 GROUP DRAMA PERFORMANCE GROUPS     Primary School Age

Time Limit: 10:00

Own Choice - Published or Unpublished Group devised work Props - no more than SIX (6) props to be used Competitors who use bad language and sexual innuendoes will be disqualified

Entry: $35.00
Secondary School Age
389 GROUP DRAMA PERFORMANCE GROUPS     Secondary School Age

Time Limit: 10:00

Own Choice - Published or Unpublished Group devised work Props - no more than SIX (6) props to be used Competitors who use bad language and sexual innuendoes will be disqualified

Entry: $40.00
Open Age
390 IMPROVISATION GROUPS     Open Age

Time Limit: 02:00

The adjudicator will nominate the topic The following conditions apply: a) Preparation time 1 minute b) Performance time limit up to 2 minutes c) A bell will be rung when 30 seconds remain. d) Bare stage, the only prop will be a chair e) Competitors who use bad language and sexual innuendoes will be disqualified f) Theatre blacks to be worn. E.g. jeans, T shirts, etc g) Minimum of 3, maximum of 6 competitors per group

Entry: $35.00
391 SHAKESPEAREAN RECITAL IN COSTUME SOLO     Open Age

Time Limit: 06:00

Competitors must perform an extract from any Shakespearean play

Entry: $28.00
8 years and under
392 PUBLIC SPEAKING SOLO     8 years and under

Time Limit: 03:00

The following conditions apply: a) Palm cards may be used b) A bell will be rung when 30 seconds remain c) No microphones to be used d) Time limit up to 3 minutes Competitors must choose ONE of the following topics. 1 How much is too much? 2 Sandwiches: with or without crusts? 3 The best day of my life.

Entry: $18.00
9 and 10 years only
393 PUBLIC SPEAKING SOLO     9 and 10 years only

Time Limit: 03:00

The following conditions apply: a) Palm cards may be used b) A bell will be rung when 30 seconds remain c) No microphones to be used d) Time limit up to 3 minutes Competitors must choose ONE of the following topics. 1 How much is too much? 2 Sandwiches: with or without crusts? 3 The best day of my life.

Entry: $18.00
11 and 12 years only
394 PUBLIC SPEAKING SOLO     11 and 12 years only

Time Limit: 03:00

The following conditions apply: a) Palm cards may be used b) A bell will be rung when 30 seconds remain c) No microphones to be used d) Time limit up to 3 minutes Competitors must choose ONE of the following topics. 1 How much is too much? 2 Sandwiches: with or without crusts? 3 The best day of my life.

Entry: $18.00
13 and 14 years only
395 PUBLIC SPEAKING SOLO     13 and 14 years only

Time Limit: 04:00

The following conditions apply: a) Palm cards may be used b) A bell will be rung when 30 seconds remain c) No microphones to be used d) Time limit up to 3 minutes Competitors must choose ONE of the following topics. 1 Would you rather use textbooks or tablets in class? 2 A much needed invention. 3 How social media makes my life better/worse.

Entry: $23.00
15 years and over
396 PUBLIC SPEAKING SOLO     15 years and over

Time Limit: 04:00

The following conditions apply: a) Palm cards may be used b) A bell will be rung when 30 seconds remain c) No microphones to be used d) Time limit up to 3 minutes Competitors must choose ONE of the following topics. 1 Would you rather use textbooks or tablets in class? 2 A much needed invention. 3 How social media makes my life better/worse.

Entry: $23.00