65th Annual Cowra Eisteddfod
Other Speech Sections
21 May 2018 to 25 May 2018
(To be confirmed after receipt of Entries and Programming has been finalised)



N.B. Rules 21 & 22
especially ‘Adjudicator’s copy’ requirements.  

Rules of the Eisteddfod

1.       The Adjudicator’s decision will be final.

 

2.       A Late Entry Fee will apply for entries up to one week after the closing date.  Online entries are now the preferred mode of entry.

 

3.       No entry will be accepted unless accompanied by the full entry fee.   The Committee reserves the right to refuse any entry.  No refund will be made for any entry fee paid unless the section is cancelled. Competitors are advised to check their Invoice on receipt of entry. No changes can be made once the programme has been printed.

 

4.       Protests, accompanied by a $50 fee, must be lodged in writing, setting out fully the circumstances of the protest with the Office within 30 minutes of the Adjudicator’s decision being announced.

 

5.       Competitors must be ready to take their place on the stage at the time appointed, and in the order in the programme (unless otherwise required under Rule 9).  Failure to comply could lead to disqualification.

 

6.       In all sections (including groups) subject to an age limit, the age of the competitor (groups as per age of the oldest competitor) will be taken as at the designated opening day of the Eisteddfod.  The Committee reserves the right to call up any competitor at any time to furnish, at his/her own expense, a birth certificate (or copy) and can, at its discretion, withhold any prizemonies until such certificate is furnished.

 

7.       In Duo and Trio sections, competitors must provide, the name & birth date of each competitor at the time of entry. No changes can be made once the programme has been printed.

 

8.       No cameras, video cameras, audio recorders or mobile phone cameras are to be used in the auditorium during any session due to the Privacy Act.  Please switch off all mobile phones in the auditorium.

 

9.       The Committee reserves the right to amend the programme at any time.

 

10.   No teacher will be allowed on stage with a competitor (except in the Special Needs Sections) unless as an accompanist or conductor.  This rule will be strictly enforced.

 

11.   Prompting, except by the Adjudicator, will not be permitted in any section (except the Special Needs Sections).

 

12.   The Committee reserves the right to arrange for adjudication by any person, at any time, whether or not that person has been named or appointed as adjudicator.  Officials of the Committee ONLY may approach the adjudicator.  Failure to comply could lead to disqualification of the competitor.

 

13.   The Committee invests the adjudicator with the power to withhold any prize where he/she is of the opinion that insufficient merit has been displayed.

 

14.   A bell may be rung at the end of the time limit and competitors must leave the stage within 5 seconds.  Time limits are to be strictly adhered to. Disqualification or not will be at the discretion of the Adjudicator.

 

 

 

Rules of the Eisteddfod

15.   The competitor must not have been a pupil of the adjudicator in the six months prior to the Eisteddfod.

 

16.   NO REHEARSALS are allowed on stage during the Eisteddfod.

 

17.   Entry fees include a written adjudicator’s report in all sections, which should be collected from the office 15min after the end of the section.

 

18.   Musical accompaniments are not allowed in Recitations.

 

19.   Prizes will be awarded on the following scale (unless stated otherwise): 

3 entries – 1st prize only;  5 entries – 2nd prize;  8 or more entries – 3rd prize. 

Sections of 20 or more entries may be split, at the discretion of the committee.

 

20.   a)  It is essential that there be a minimum of 3 entries in all solo sections (including    Scholarships and Championships), otherwise competitors may be placed in another    suitable section or the section cancelled. 

     b)  Each duo pairing in Dance Sections will be limited to 2 entries per age section.

 

21.   In own choice sections, competitors MUST provide Adjudicators a copy of the item to be performed, in compliance with Rule 23.  If a speech piece is not printed, it must be typewritten and properly punctuated.  All must be marked with the Section and Competitor numbers and handed in to the foyer office at least 15 minutes before their section.

 

22.   COPYRIGHT:  The law of Copyright applies to the Eisteddfod.  It is the responsibility of each competitor to adhere to the Act.

a)  Original music, poetry, etc., must be used for performance.  If out of print, or in the case of re-arranged or transposed music, a licensed stamped copy may be used.

b)  Copies of music, poetry, etc., will be accepted for the adjudicator (must be marked ‘adjudicator’s copy’).  In the case of the accompanist, copies may be used for easier turning but original music must also be brought on stage.

c)     All non-licensed copies will be destroyed after the performance.

d)    All Dancing competitors must sign the warranty on the Entry Form.

e)     Pre-recorded accompaniment must comply with copyright law.

f)      If in doubt, please refer to AMCOS, Pte Box 2135, NORTH SYDNEY  2059.

g)     Cowra Eisteddfod Inc. programmes are covered by copyright and cannot be reproduced without permission of the Committee.

           

23.   The Committee provides competent official accompanists for the Vocal, Choirs, Band and Instrumental Sections, but if desired, the competitor may provide his/her own accompanist for the vocal or instrumental sections.  The adjudicator may take into consideration of the performance, any action or failure of conduct, by any accompanist not provided by the Committee. 

 

24.    If using the official accompanists (see page 3), contact must be made and music must be forwarded to the accompanist at least 7 DAYS PRIOR TO COMMENCEMENT of the Eisteddfod.  Only music or manuscripts, which are LEGIBLE, will be accepted.  Failure to comply can render disqualification. 

 

 


 

Rules of the Eisteddfod

25.   The committee will provide a competent person to play CDs for all Disciplines of the Dancing sections.  CDs (in common format) must be set ready to play (do not leave a long lead in), clearly marked with the Dance School AMCOS No., SECTION NO. & COMPETITOR NO.  Music must have fade in and fade out and one piece of music only per CD.  All music must be handed in at least 15 minutes before the section starts.  Late and/or incomplete labelling of CDs could mean disqualification. 

 

26.   Competitors competing in more than one age group or section must not repeat the same routine or item.

 

27.   Competitors entering in championships must not repeat the same routines or items used for age/open sections, unless otherwise stated.

 

28.   Prizewinners in the ARIA and MAJOR sections must be prepared to appear in the Grand Concert, if requested by the Committee.  The Committee, at its discretion, can withhold prizemoney for non-compliance of this rule.

 

29.   RESTRICTED means not having won a first prize solo or championship in that particular category, at any eisteddfod or competition up until the closing date of entries.

 

30.   Competitors are permitted to enter EITHER Restricted OR Non-Restricted, but not BOTH, in that particular category, eg.  piano, recorder, etc., regardless of age group. 

 

31.   Competitors entering all CHAMPIONSHIPS, ARIAS AND/OR SCHOLARSHIPS must also enter and COMPETE in 2 other SOLO SECTIONS of the same type.

 

32.   All prizewinners of Championships are to be presented with their prize on stage in costume.

 

33.   For a pointscore trophy, points will be awarded on an 8 for 1st; 5 for 2nd; 3 for 3rd;and 1 for HC basis for age groups only.

 

34.   All care will be taken in compiling the syllabus and the programme, and the Committee reserves the right to rectify any errors or omissions that may appear in prizemoney or items.

 

35.  A Yamaha C3E Grand Piano and a Yamaha U3AS upright piano are the instruments provided by the Cowra Council.  Contact Council to make an appointment if wishing to see or practise on these instruments before commencement of the Eisteddfod.

 

36.  All electrical items brought into the hall must have been inspected for safety and tagged in the previous twelve months. 


ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 13/03/2018 1:00:00 AM (AEST)
8 YRS/U
268 PROSE MEMORY Solo     8 YRS/U

Session: 21/05/2018 12:00 AM    Time Limit: 01:30

Entry: $9.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
10 YRS/U
269 PROSE MEMORY Solo     10 YRS/U

Session: 21/05/2018 12:00 AM    Time Limit: 02:00

Entry: $9.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
12 YRS/U
270 PROSE MEMORY Solo     12 YRS/U

Session: 21/05/2018 12:00 AM    Time Limit: 02:30

Entry: $9.001st $20          2nd $10          3rd $5          HC Certificate          
14 YRS/U
271 PROSE MEMORY Solo     14 YRS/U

Session: 21/05/2018 12:00 AM    Time Limit: 03:00

Entry: $10.001st $35          2nd $20          3rd $10          HC Certificate          
OPEN
272 PROSE MEMORY Solo     OPEN

Session: 21/05/2018 12:00 AM    Time Limit: 03:00

Entry: $12.001st $65          2nd $35          3rd $20          HC Certificate          
6 YRS/U
273 POEM FOR TWO Duo     6 YRS/U

Session: 21/05/2018 12:00 AM    Time Limit: 01:30

(must include some unison work).

Entry: $13.001st Medals          2nd Medals          3rd Medals          HC Certificate          
8 YRS/U
274 POEM FOR TWO Duo     8 YRS/U

Session: 21/05/2018 12:00 AM    Time Limit: 01:30

(must include some unison work).

Entry: $13.001st Medals          2nd Medals          3rd Medals          HC Certificate          
10 YRS/U
275 POEM FOR TWO Duo     10 YRS/U

Session: 21/05/2018 12:00 AM    Time Limit: 02:00

(must include some unison work).

Entry: $13.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
12 YRS/U
276 POEM FOR TWO Duo     12 YRS/U

Session: 21/05/2018 12:00 AM    Time Limit: 02:30

(must include some unison work).

Entry: $13.001st $30          2nd $15          3rd $8          HC Certificate          
14 YRS/U
277 POEM FOR TWO Duo     14 YRS/U

Session: 21/05/2018 12:00 AM    Time Limit: 03:00

(must include some unison work).

Entry: $14.001st $50          2nd $20          3rd $10          HC Certificate          
OPEN
278 POEM FOR TWO Duo     OPEN

Session: 21/05/2018 12:00 AM    Time Limit: 03:00

(must include some unison work).

Entry: $18.001st $80          2nd $40          3rd $20          HC Certificate          
10 YRS/U
279 READING AT SIGHT Solo     10 YRS/U

Session: 21/05/2018 12:00 AM    Time Limit: 02:30

Entry: $9.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
12 YRS/U
280 READING AT SIGHT Solo     12 YRS/U

Session: 21/05/2018 12:00 AM    Time Limit: 02:30

Entry: $9.001st $20          2nd $10          3rd $5          HC Certificate          
14 YRS/U
281 READING AT SIGHT Solo     14 YRS/U

Session: 21/05/2018 12:00 AM    Time Limit: 03:30

Entry: $10.001st $35          2nd $20          3rd $10          HC Certificate          
OPEN
282 READING AT SIGHT Solo     OPEN

Session: 21/05/2018 12:00 AM    Time Limit: 03:30

Entry: $12.001st $65          2nd $35          3rd $20          HC Certificate          
8 YRS/U
283 PREPARED READING Solo     8 YRS/U

Session: 21/05/2018 12:00 AM    Time Limit: 01:30

own choice

Entry: $9.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
10 YRS/U
284 PREPARED READING Solo     10 YRS/U

Session: 21/05/2018 12:00 AM    Time Limit: 02:00

own choice

Entry: $9.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
12 YRS/U
285 PREPARED READING Solo     12 YRS/U

Session: 21/05/2018 12:00 AM    Time Limit: 02:30

own choice

Entry: $9.001st $20          2nd $10          3rd $5          HC Certificate          
14 YRS/U
286 PREPARED READING Solo     14 YRS/U

Session: 21/05/2018 12:00 AM    Time Limit: 03:00

own choice

Entry: $10.001st $35          2nd $20          3rd $10          HC Certificate          
OPEN
288 PREPARED READING Solo     OPEN

Session: 21/05/2018 12:00 AM    Time Limit: 03:00

Own choice.

Entry: $12.001st $65          2nd $35          3rd $20          HC Certificate          
10 YRS/U
289 BIBLE READING (from Good News Bible only) Solo     10 YRS/U

Session: 21/05/2018 12:00 AM    Time Limit: 03:00

Adjudicator copy to be provided Matthew 9 vs 9 - 13 Doris Grey and Bessie Twigg Trophy awarded for best Bible reading over all age groups

Entry: $9.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
12 YRS/U
290 BIBLE READING (from Good News Bible only) Solo     12 YRS/U

Session: 21/05/2018 12:00 AM    Time Limit: 02:00

Adjudicator copy to be provided Matthew 11 vs 1 - 6 Doris Grey and Bessie Twigg Trophy awarded to best overall Bible reading from all sections.

Entry: $9.001st $20          2nd $10          3rd $5          HC Certificate          
14 YRS/U
291 BIBLE READING (from Good News Bible only) Solo     14 YRS/U

Session: 21/05/2018 12:00 AM    Time Limit: 03:30

Adjudicator copy to be provided Luke 9 vs 1 - 6 Doris Grey and Bessie Twigg Trophy awarded to the best Bible reading from all Bible reading sections

Entry: $10.001st $35          2nd $20          3rd $10          HC Certificate          
OPEN
292 BIBLE READING (from Good News Bible only) Solo     OPEN

Session: 21/05/2018 12:00 AM    Time Limit: 03:00

Adjudicator copy to be provided Ecclesiastes 3 vs 1 - 8 Doris Grey and Bessie Twigg Trophy

Entry: $12.001st $65          2nd $35          3rd $20          HC Certificate          
8 YRS/U
293 STORY FROM A PICTURE Solo     8 YRS/U

Session: 21/05/2018 12:00 AM    Time Limit: 01:00

Each competitor is allowed 1 minute to study a picture before bringing it on stage with them

Entry: $9.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
10 YRS/U
294 STORY FROM A PICTURE Solo     10 YRS/U

Session: 21/05/2018 12:00 AM    Time Limit: 01:30

Each competitor is allowed 1 minute to study a picture before bringing it on stage with them

Entry: $9.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
6 YRS/U
295 PREPARED MIME Solo     6 YRS/U

Session: 21/05/2018 12:00 AM    Time Limit: 01:00

“My Birthday” Rehearsal blacks preferred; No props

Entry: $9.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
8 YRS/U
296 PREPARED MIME Solo     8 YRS/U

Session: 21/05/2018 12:00 AM    Time Limit: 01:00

“Collecting Eggs” Rehearsal blacks preferred; No props

Entry: $9.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
10 YRS/U
297 PREPARED MIME Solo     10 YRS/U

Session: 21/05/2018 12:00 AM    Time Limit: 01:30

“Eating Toffee” Rehearsal blacks preferred; No props

Entry: $9.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
12 YRS/U
298 PREPARED MIME Solo     12 YRS/U

Session: 21/05/2018 12:00 AM    Time Limit: 02:00

“The Cricket Match" Rehearsal blacks preferred; No props

Entry: $9.001st $20          2nd $10          3rd $5          HC Certificate          
14 YRS/U
299 PREPARED MIME Solo     14 YRS/U

Session: 21/05/2018 12:00 AM    Time Limit: 02:30

“My First Gym Class” Rehearsal blacks preferred; No props

Entry: $10.001st $35          2nd $20          3rd $10          HC Certificate          
OPEN
300 PREPARED MIME Solo     OPEN

Session: 21/05/2018 12:00 AM    Time Limit: 03:00

“Stuck In A Lift” Rehearsal blacks preferred; No props

Entry: $12.001st $65          2nd $35          3rd $20          HC Certificate          
6 YRS/U
301 IMPROMPTU MIME Solo     6 YRS/U

Session: 21/05/2018 12:00 AM    Time Limit: 01:00

Rehearsal blacks preferred; No props

Entry: $9.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
8 YRS/U
302 IMPROMPTU MIME Solo     8 YRS/U

Session: 21/05/2018 12:00 AM    Time Limit: 01:00

Rehearsal blacks preferred; No props

Entry: $9.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
10 YRS/U
303 IMPROMPTU MIME Solo     10 YRS/U

Session: 21/05/2018 12:00 AM    Time Limit: 01:30

Rehearsal blacks preferred; No props

Entry: $9.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
12 YRS/U
304 IMPROMPTU MIME Solo     12 YRS/U

Session: 21/05/2018 12:00 AM    Time Limit: 02:00

Rehearsal blacks preferred; No props

Entry: $9.001st $20          2nd $10          3rd $5          HC Certificate          
14 YRS/U
305 IMPROMPTU MIME Solo     14 YRS/U

Session: 21/05/2018 12:00 AM    Time Limit: 02:30

Rehearsal blacks preferred; No props

Entry: $10.001st $35          2nd $20          3rd $10          HC Certificate          
OPEN
306 IMPROMPTU MIME Solo     OPEN

Session: 21/05/2018 12:00 AM    Time Limit: 03:00

Rehearsal blacks preferred; No props

Entry: $12.001st $65          2nd $35          3rd $20          HC Certificate          
12 YRS/U
307 DUOLOGUE/TRIOLOGUE Duo or Trio     12 YRS/U

Session: 21/05/2018 12:00 AM    Time Limit: 03:00

(costume optional).

Entry: $13.001st $30          2nd $15          3rd $8          HC Certificate          
OPEN
308 DUOLOGUE/TRIOLOGUE Duo or Trio     OPEN

Session: 21/05/2018 12:00 AM    Time Limit: 04:00

(costume optional).

Entry: $18.001st $80          2nd $40          3rd $20          HC Certificate          
6 YRS/U
309 DISNEY CHARACTER SKETCH/MONOLOGUE Solo     6 YRS/U

Session: 21/05/2018 12:00 AM    Time Limit: 02:00

(costume optional).

Entry: $9.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
8 YRS/U
310 CHARACTER SKETCH/MONOLOGUE Solo     8 YRS/U

Session: 21/05/2018 12:00 AM    Time Limit: 02:30

(costume optional).

Entry: $9.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
10 YRS/U
311 CHARACTER SKETCH/MONOLOGUE Solo     10 YRS/U

Session: 21/05/2018 12:00 AM    Time Limit: 03:00

Entry: $9.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
12 YRS/U
312 CHARACTER SKETCH/MONOLOGUE Solo     12 YRS/U

Session: 21/05/2018 12:00 AM    Time Limit: 03:00

Entry: $9.001st $20          2nd $10          3rd $5          HC Certificate          
14 YRS/U
313 CHARACTER SKETCH/MONOLOGUE Solo     14 YRS/U

Session: 21/05/2018 12:00 AM    Time Limit: 04:00

Costume Optional

Entry: $10.001st $35          2nd $20          3rd $10          HC Certificate          
OPEN
314 CHARACTER SKETCH/MONOLOGUE Solo     OPEN

Session: 21/05/2018 12:00 AM    Time Limit: 04:00

Costume Optional

Entry: $12.001st $65          2nd $35          3rd $20          HC Certificate          
12 YRS/U
315 TELEPHONE CONVERSATION FOR TWO Duo     12 YRS/U

Session: 21/05/2018 12:00 AM    Time Limit: 03:00

(devised from a subject given by the adjudicator).

Entry: $13.001st $30          2nd $15          3rd $8          HC Certificate          
OPEN
316 TELEPHONE CONVERSATION FOR TWO Duo     OPEN

Session: 21/05/2018 12:00 AM    Time Limit: 04:00

(devised from a subject given by the adjudicator).

Entry: $18.001st $80          2nd $40          3rd $20          HC Certificate          
14 YRS/U
317 SHAKESPEAREAN RECITAL Solo     14 YRS/U

Session: 21/05/2018 12:00 AM    Time Limit: 04:00

(in rehearsal blacks)

Entry: $10.001st $35          2nd $20          3rd $10          HC Certificate          
OPEN
319 SHAKESPEAREAN RECITAL Solo     OPEN

Session: 21/05/2018 12:00 AM    Time Limit: 04:00

(in rehearsal blacks)

Entry: $12.001st $65          2nd $35          3rd $20          HC Certificate          
12 YRS/U
320 ORIGINAL VERSE Solo     12 YRS/U

Session: 21/05/2018 12:00 AM    Time Limit: 02:30

Original Verse Trophy To be judged on literary merit only. No repeats from previous years. Poem with name on it MUST be submitted with entry

Entry: $9.001st $20          2nd $10          3rd $5          HC Certificate          
OPEN
321 ORIGINAL VERSE Solo     OPEN

Session: 21/05/2018 12:00 AM    Time Limit: 04:00

To be judged on literary merit only. No repeats from previous years. Poem with competitors name on it MUST be submitted with entry.

Entry: $12.001st $65          2nd $35          3rd $20          HC Certificate