2022 Lake Macquarie Eisteddfod
Speech & Drama
06 Aug 2022 to 07 Aug 2022
(To be confirmed after receipt of Entries and Programming has been finalised)
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LAKE MACQUARIE MUSIC SOCIETY


EISTEDDFOD RULES and CONDITIONS




  1. Entries must be submitted online at Stardom.com.au
  2. Age is determined as 31st December of year of entry, except Speech & Drama which is 30th June of year of entry. Entrants may enter events in older age sections/groups.
  3. The Lake Macquarie Music Society reserves the right to amend or refuse any entry, to alter the prizes or reduce the available prizes as published, or cancel or combine events which have insufficient entries.
  4. Entry fees are not refundable except where an event is cancelled or an entry refused.
  5. The use of recording devices and photography is strictly prohibited.
  6. The decision of The Music Society in all questions of dispute arising out of, or not provided for, by these rules and conditions will be final. No dispute will become the subject of any appeal at law.
  7. Entries will not be accepted after the closing date.
  8. Winners of aggregate prizes & major championships, and outstanding performers may be invited to perform in an Eisteddfod Concert. Performance
  9. No entrant may present the same piece in more than one event, unless otherwise specified.
  10. A copy of the work to be performed must be provided for the adjudicator. Copyright laws will be strictly adhered to.
  11. Entrants must not be prompted or coached while performing other than by the adjudicator. Prompting will result in immediate disqualification.
  12. Performances must be kept within the specified time limits.
  13. Special Restricted Sections are for competitors who have never won 1st Prize in any Eisteddfod in any age group in the same division. Winners may never compete again in a Special Restricted Section. sections in the appropriate age
  14. Entrants should present themselves with a suitable standard of dress.
  15. Any protest shall be lodged in writing with the section convenor, accompanied by a deposit of $20. The protest will be considered and decided upon within half an hour of the section’s completion. A successful protest will result in return of the deposit.
  16. The adjudicator’s decision is final.
  17. Awards will be given dependant on the number of entries per section and provided an acceptable standard is achieved. Where there is only 1 entrant the section may be withdrawn or for adjudication only.

2 - 4: 1st Place
5 – 6: 1st & 2nd Place
7 & over- 1st, 2nd, 3rd. 4th may be awarded at the adjudicator’s discretion.

  1. Entrants or people associated with the entrant will not communicate with the adjudicator during the period of their competition.
  2. Entrants who have been pupils of an adjudicator at any time during the 12 months preceding the Eisteddfod shall not be eligible to compete in any event judged by that adjudicator.
  3. The Music Society reserves the right to appoint a substitute adjudicator if necessary.
  4. The Music Society reserves the right to vary the program at any time should the need arise.
  5. Questions relating to these rules and conditions may be raised with the Music Society. Submission of an Official Entry Form and payment of the appropriate entry fee/s will be taken as complete acceptance of these rules and conditions.
ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 9/07/2022 11:59:00 PM (AEST)
6 Years & Under
800Special Restricted Memorised Poem Solo     6 Years & Under

Time Limit: 02:00

Own Choice.

Entry: $11.00
801Open Memorised Poem Solo     6 Years & Under

Time Limit: 02:00

Own Choice.

Entry: $11.00
802 Nursery Rhyme or Character Sketch in costume - memorised Solo     6 Years & Under

Time Limit: 02:00

Entry: $11.00
802a2 - 4 People Memorised Poem for Small Groups     6 Years & Under

Time Limit: 02:00

Entry: $9.50
8 Years & Under
803Special Restricted Memorised Poem Solo     8 Years & Under

Time Limit: 02:00

Entry: $11.00
804 Character in Costume - memorised Solo     8 Years & Under

Time Limit: 02:00

Entry: $11.00
805 Memorised Poem Solo     8 Years & Under

Time Limit: 02:00

Own Choice.

Entry: $11.00
8062 - 4 People Memorised Poem for Small Groups     8 Years & Under

Time Limit: 02:00

Entry: $9.50
807 Mime Solo     8 Years & Under

Time Limit: 02:00

No costume or props - chair available.

Entry: $11.00
808 Prepared Reading Solo     8 Years & Under

Time Limit: 02:00

Own Choice. 100 Words.

Entry: $11.00
809 Unison Reading Solo     8 Years & Under

Time Limit: 02:00

Entry: $11.00
810 Recital for Children with Special Needs Solo     8 Years & Under

Time Limit: 02:00

Own Choice.

Entry: $11.00
811 Public Speaking Solo     8 Years & Under

Time Limit: 02:00

Own Choice Topic. 2 minutes maximum speech - warning bell at 1.5 minutes.

Entry: $11.00
10 Years & Under
812Special Restricted Memorised Poem Solo     10 Years & Under

Time Limit: 03:00

Own Choice.

Entry: $11.00
813 Memorised Poem Solo     10 Years & Under

Time Limit: 03:00

Own Choice.

Entry: $11.00
8142 - 4 People Memorised Poem for Small Groups     10 Years & Under

Time Limit: 03:00

Entry: $9.50
815 Australian Poem - memorised Solo     10 Years & Under

Time Limit: 03:00

Own Choice poem to be written by an Australian poet, about Australia - not a ballad.

Entry: $11.00
816 Character Sketch in Costume - memorised Solo     10 Years & Under

Time Limit: 03:00

Please keep props to a minimum.

Entry: $11.00
817 Mime Solo     10 Years & Under

Time Limit: 03:00

No costume or props - chair available.

Entry: $11.00
818 Prepared Reading Solo     10 Years & Under

Time Limit: 03:00

Own Choice. 150 Words.

Entry: $11.00
819 Unison Reading Solo     10 Years & Under

Time Limit: 03:00

Entry: $11.00
820 Recital for Children with Special Needs Solo     10 Years & Under

Time Limit: 03:00

Own Choice.

Entry: $11.00
821 Bible Reading Solo     10 Years & Under

Time Limit: 03:00

Own Choice. 150 words from any edition of the Bible.

Entry: $11.00
822 Public Speaking Solo     10 Years & Under

Time Limit: 03:00

Own Choice Topic. 3 minutes maximum speech - warning bell at 2.5 minutes.

Entry: $11.00
12 Years & Under
823Special Restricted Memorised Poem Solo     12 Years & Under

Time Limit: 03:00

Own Choice.

Entry: $11.00
824 Memorised Poem Solo     12 Years & Under

Time Limit: 03:00

Own Choice.

Entry: $11.00
8252 - 4 People Memorised Poem for Small Groups     12 Years & Under

Time Limit: 03:00

Entry: $9.50
826 Australian Poem - memorised Solo     12 Years & Under

Time Limit: 03:00

Own choice poem to be written by an Australian poet, about Australia - not a ballad.

Entry: $11.00
827 Character Sketch in Costume - memorised Solo     12 Years & Under

Time Limit: 03:00

Please keep props to a minimum.

Entry: $11.00
828 Mime Solo     12 Years & Under

Time Limit: 03:00

No costume or props - chair available.

Entry: $11.00
829 Prepared Reading Solo     12 Years & Under

Time Limit: 03:00

Own Choice. 200 Words.

Entry: $11.00
830 Unison Reading Solo     12 Years & Under

Time Limit: 03:00

Entry: $11.00
831 Impromptu Reading Solo     12 Years & Under

Time Limit: 03:00

1 minute preparation time.

Entry: $11.00
832 Recital for Children with Special Needs Solo     12 Years & Under

Time Limit: 03:00

Own Choice.

Entry: $11.00
833 Bible Reading Solo     12 Years & Under

Time Limit: 03:00

Own Choice. 200 words from any edition of the Bible.

Entry: $11.00
834 Public Speaking Solo     12 Years & Under

Time Limit: 03:00

Own Choice Topic. 3 minutes maximum speech - warning bell at 2.5 minutes.

Entry: $11.00
835 Impromptu Speech Solo     12 Years & Under

Time Limit: 03:00

2 minutes maximum speech - warning bell at 1.5 minutes. Topic given by adjudicator - 1 minute preparation time allowed.

Entry: $11.00
14 Years & Under
836Special Restricted Memorised Poem Solo     14 Years & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Own Choice.

Entry: $11.00
837 Memorised Poem Solo     14 Years & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Own Choice.

Entry: $11.00
838 Australian Poem - memorised Solo     14 Years & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Own Choice. Poem to be written by an Australian poet, about Australia - not a ballad.

Entry: $11.00
839 Character Sketch in Costume - memorised Solo     14 Years & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Please keep props to a minimum.

Entry: $11.00
840 Mime Solo     14 Years & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

No costume or props - chair available.

Entry: $11.00
841 Prepared Reading Solo     14 Years & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Own Choice. 250 Words.

Entry: $11.00
842 Recital for Children with Special Needs Solo     14 Years & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Own Choice.

Entry: $11.00
843 Impromptu Reading Solo     14 Years & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

2 minute preparation time.

Entry: $11.00
844 Impromptu Speech Solo     14 Years & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

3 minutes maximum speech - warning bell at 2.5 minutes. Topic given by adjudication - 1 minute preparation time allowed.

Entry: $11.00
844a Public Speaking Solo     14 Years & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

3 minutes maximum speech - warning bell at 2.5 minutes.

Entry: $11.00
16 Years & Under
845 Memorised Poem Solo     16 Years & Under

Time Limit: 05:00

Own Choice.

Entry: $11.00
846 Australian Poem - memorised Solo     16 Years & Under

Time Limit: 05:00

Own Choice. Poem to be written by an Australian poet, about Australia - not a ballad.

Entry: $11.00
847 Character Sketch in Costume - memorised Solo     16 Years & Under

Time Limit: 05:00

Please keep props to a minimum.

Entry: $11.00
848 Reading Solo     16 Years & Under

Time Limit: 05:00

Own Choice. 250 words.

Entry: $11.00
849 Impromptu Reading Solo     16 Years & Under

Time Limit: 05:00

2 minute preparation time.

Entry: $11.00
850 Recital for Children with Special Needs Solo     16 Years & Under

Time Limit: 05:00

Own Choice.

Entry: $11.00
851 Bible Reading Solo     16 Years & Under

Time Limit: 05:00

Own Choice. 250 words from any edition of the Bible.

Entry: $11.00
852 Character Sketch - memorised Solo     16 Years & Under

Time Limit: 05:00

Costume optional - please keep props to a minimum.

Entry: $11.00
853 Impromptu Speech Solo     16 Years & Under

Time Limit: 05:00

3 minutes maximum speech - warning bell at 2.5 minutes. Topic given by adjudicator - 1 minute preparation time.

Entry: $11.00
854 Public Speaking Solo     16 Years & Under

Time Limit: 05:00

Own Choice topic - 3 minute speech - warning bell at 2.5 minutes.

Entry: $11.00
18 Years & Under
855 Verse Speaking - memorised Solo     18 Years & Under

Time Limit: 10:00

Own Choice.

Entry: $11.00
Open Age
856 Verse Speaking - memorised Solo     Open Age

Time Limit: 10:00

Own Choice.

Entry: $11.00
857 Australian Poem - memorised Solo     Open Age

Time Limit: 10:00

Own Choice. Poem to be written by an Australian poet, about Australia - not a ballad.

Entry: $11.00
858 Character Sketch - memorised Solo     Open Age

Time Limit: 10:00

Costume optional - please keep props to a mimimum.

Entry: $11.00
859 Reading Solo     Open Age

Time Limit: 10:00

Own Choice. 250 words.

Entry: $11.00
860 Impromptu Speech Solo     Open Age

Time Limit: 10:00

3 minutes maximum speech - warning bell at 2.5 minutes. Topic given by adjudicator - 1 minute preparation time allowed.

Entry: $11.00
861 Public Speaking Solo     Open Age

Time Limit: 10:00

Own Choice. Topic - 4 minute speech - warning bell at 3.5 minutes.

Entry: $11.00
13 Years & Under
862 Improvisation Solo     13 Years & Under

Time Limit: 03:00

3 minutes with 2 minute preparation time.

Entry: $11.00
18 Years & Under
863 Improvisation Solo     18 Years & Under

Time Limit: 10:00

3 minutes with 2 minute preparation time.

Entry: $11.00
10 Years & Under
864 Improvisation Group     10 Years & Under

Time Limit: 03:00

3 minutes with 2 minute preparation time.

Entry: $26.00
13 Years & Under
865 Improvisation Group     13 Years & Under

Time Limit: 03:00

3 minutes with 2 minute preparation time.

Entry: $26.00
18 Years & Under
866 Improvisation Group     18 Years & Under

Time Limit: 10:00

3 minutes with 2 minute preparation time.

Entry: $26.00
8 Years & Under
867 Speech and Drama Duologue or Trio     8 Years & Under

Time Limit: 03:00

Entry: $9.50
10 Years & Under
867a Speech and Drama Duologue or Trio     10 Years & Under

Time Limit: 03:00

Entry: $9.50
13 Years & Under
868 Speech and Drama Duologue or Trio     13 Years & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Entry: $9.50
18 Years & Under
869 Speech and Drama Duologue or Trio     18 Years & Under

Time Limit: 05:00

Entry: $9.50
10 Years & Under
870 Speech and Drama Championship     10 Years & Under

Time Limit: 06:00

To qualify to compete in the Championship, the entrant must have performed in two memorised Speech and Drama sections, readings not included. The Championship consists of 1 set poem and Impromptu mime (maximum 2 minutes) for 10 Years and Under. No repeat performances allowed. CHAMPIONSHIPS will only be run with 4 or more competitors.

Entry: $21.00
12 Years & Under
871 Speech and Drama Championship     12 Years & Under

Time Limit: 08:00

To qualify to compete in the Championship, the entrant must have performed in two memorised Speech and Drama sections, readings not included. The Championship consists of 1 set poem and 1 memorised contrasting own choice performance. No repeat performances allowed. CHAMPIONSHIPS will only be run with 4 or more competitors.

Entry: $21.00
14 Years & Under
872 Speech and Drama Championship     14 Years & Under

Time Limit: 10:00

To qualify to compete in the Championship, the entrant must have performed in two memorised Speech and Drama sections, readings not included. The Championship consists of 1 set poem and 1 memorised contrasting own choice performance. No repeat performances allowed. CHAMPIONSHIPS will only be run with 4 or more competitors.

Entry: $21.00
16 Years & Under
873 Speech and Drama Championship     16 Years & Under

Time Limit: 10:00

To qualify to compete in the Championship, the entrant must have performed in two memorised Speech and Drama sections, readings not included. The Championship consists of 1 set poem and 1 memorised contrasting own choice performance. No repeat performances allowed. CHAMPIONSHIPS will only be run with 4 or more competitors.

Entry: $21.00
Open Age
874 Speech and Drama Championship     Open Age

Time Limit: 15:00

To qualify to compete in the Championship, the entrant must have performed in two memorised Speech and Drama sections, readings not included. The Championship consists of 1 set poem and 1 memorised contrasting own choice performance. No repeat performances allowed. CHAMPIONSHIPS will only be run with 4 or more competitors.

Entry: $21.00