95th City of Devonport Eisteddfod
Speech and Drama
02 Sep 2024 to 04 Sep 2024
(To be confirmed after receipt of Entries and Programming has been finalised)
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ADDITIONAL SPEECH & DRAMA CONDITIONS


  1. The Stage Manager will be in complete charge backstage.

 

  1. All teachers must wear a badge clearly displaying their name and school to enable them free admission. All helpers will be required to purchase a ticket from the ticket box upon arrival.

 

  1. Stage Door Registration (Town Hall Theatre). Teachers are required to provide a list of all competitors to the stage door attendant on arrival. Competitors must sign in and out on this form each time they report backstage. The stage door attendant is in full control of all noise levels and movement in backstage area.

 

  1. Companies will be allowed 10 mins for setting up their stage and 5 mins for striking.

 

  1. Groups will be responsible for the provision, safe keeping and removal of their own equipment, properties, costumes, etc.

 

  1. Groups are urged to have their own stage manager, who will be responsible for all cues i.e. sound and curtain.

 

  1. Groups (including schools) are requested to use a group name NOT competitor names, and for multiple entries for the school/group to add a letter (A, B, C – not numbers). The use of numbers causes confusion for competitors and volunteers as they do not correspond with the performance numbers in the programme.

 

  1. Student names (if entered by school name or nickname) for solos, duos and trios need to be emailed to the secretary by August 26 2024 (one week prior to Speech & Drama Eisteddfod commencing).

 

  1. A copy of any set piece in speech classes will be supplied to all competitors by June 8. Scripture readings will be from the Revised Standard Version.  

 

  1. POETRY: In ‘Own selection’ recitations one poem ONLY should be performed.

 

  1. ORIGINAL POETRY
  1. Competitor does not recite poem, unless specified as a recitation class.
  2. Recitation original poem cannot also be entered in an adjudication only class.
  3. Competitors may only enter one poem in each class.
  4. The subject matter to be own choice and the poem to consist of not more than 48 lines. 
  5. Poems must be on A4 paper and forwarded to the Committee by the August 16 2024.

 

  1. MIME: No music or sound effects to be used in mime classes.

 

  1. TIME WARP/SPACE JUMP. The first team member creates a scene for 30 seconds. A bell is rung and this actor freezes. The second team member enters and initiates a new scene. The two team members present this new scene for 30 seconds, when a second bell is rung. A third actor enters, and another scene is performed for 30 seconds, when a third bell signals the actors to freeze. The last team member enters, and all actors present another scene for 60 seconds duration and freeze on the fourth bell. The fourth team member leaves the stage, and the remaining three actors resume the scene for 30 seconds from the point at which they froze prior to the entry of the fourth actor. On the fifth bell the third actor exits, and the remaining two actors resume their scene at its point of departure for 30 seconds, when a sixth bell rings, and the second actor leaves the stage. The remaining actor resumes the initial scene for 30 seconds and freezes when a bell indicates the conclusion of the performance.

 

  1. CREATIVE INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE. 2 or more of the Arts (eg. Dance, Music, etc.) may be combined with a spoken word element. Marks awarded for costumes and entertainment value.

 

  1. PROPS AND SCENERY.  See Item 19 in General Conditions.


ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 1/06/2024 11:59:00 PM (AEST)
Open
CLASS 200 CHAMPION RECITATION Solo     Open

Time Limit: 06:00

(a) Lyric poem (b) Own selection. (Competitor must also appear in one other solo class).

Entry: $10.001st $60          2nd $40          3rd $20          
CLASS 201 PREPARED SCRIPTURE READING Solo     Open

Time Limit: 04:00

Corinthians Ch. 13: Verses 1-13 inc.

Entry: $10.001st $30          2nd $20          3rd $10          
CLASS 202 PREPARED READING FROM A NOVEL Solo     Open

Time Limit: 04:00

Own selection.

Entry: $10.001st Voucher          2nd $20          3rd $10          
CLASS 203 IMPROMPTU POETRY READING Solo     Open

Time Limit: 04:00

Entry: $10.001st $30          2nd $20          3rd $10          
CLASS 204 CREATIVE INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE Solo     Open

Time Limit: 05:00

Combine Speech & Drama with one other creative style (dance, music, song)

Entry: $10.001st $30          2nd $20          3rd $10          
CLASS 205 IMPROMPTU SPEECH Solo     Open

Time Limit: 03:00

Preparation time 3 mins.

Entry: $10.001st $30          2nd $20          3rd $10          
CLASS 206 SCENE OR ONE-ACT Play     Open

Time Limit: 30:00

Own selection. 3 to 12 competitors.

Entry: $15.001st $30          2nd $20          3rd $10          
CLASS 207 DUOLOGUE Duo     Open

Time Limit: 10:00

Own selection.

Entry: $10.001st $30          2nd $20          3rd $10          
CLASS 208 ORIGINAL POEM Solo     Open

Time Limit: 00:00

Poem is for adjudication only, not for recitation.

Entry: $2.501st $30          2nd $20          3rd $10          
18 years & under
CLASS 210 SCENE OR ONE-ACT Play     18 years & under

Time Limit: 20:00

3 to 6 competitors to Year 12. Scripted. Lighting is available.

Entry: $15.001st $25          2nd $15          3rd $10          
CLASS 211 TIME WARP Group     18 years & under

Time Limit: 04:00

Rehearsed. To Year 12.

Entry: $15.001st $25          2nd $15          3rd $10          
CLASS 212 CREATIVE INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE Solo     18 years & under

Time Limit: 05:00

Combine Speech & Drama with one other creative style (dance, music, song)

Entry: $10.001st $25          2nd $15          3rd $10          
CLASS 215 DUOLOGUE Duo     18 years & under

Time Limit: 06:00

To Year 12. Own selection

Sponsored by Ulverstone Repertory Society

Entry: $10.001st $25          2nd $15          3rd $10          
CLASS 216 JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP RECITATION Solo     18 years & under

Time Limit: 04:00

(a) 'poem written one night when I was really missing some of my friends' by Hollie McNish OR (b) 'Sonnet 29' by William Shakespeare. Competitor must appear in two other solo class.

Entry: $15.001st Medallion + $60          2nd $40          3rd $20          
CLASS 217 SHAKESPEARIAN EXCERPT Solo     18 years & under

Time Limit: 06:00

Own selection.

Entry: $10.001st $25          2nd $15          3rd $10          
CLASS 218 IMPROMPTU SPEECH Solo     18 years & under

Time Limit: 04:00

Preparation time 3 mins.

Entry: $10.001st $25          2nd $15          3rd $10          
CLASS 220 PREPARED READING FROM A NOVEL Solo     18 years & under

Time Limit: 04:00

Own selection.

Sponsored by Mr Tim Gott, Devonport Book Shop

Entry: $10.001st $25          2nd $15          3rd $10          
CLASS 221 RECITATION Solo     18 years & under

Time Limit: 04:00

Own selection

Entry: $10.001st $25          2nd $15          3rd $10          
CLASS 222 HUMOROUS RECITATION Solo     18 years & under

Time Limit: 04:00

Own selection

Entry: $10.001st $25          2nd $15          3rd $10          
CLASS 223 PROSE OR VERSE BY AN AUSTRALIAN AUTHOR Solo     18 years & under

Time Limit: 04:00

Own selection.

Entry: $10.001st $25          2nd $15          3rd $10          
CLASS 224 CHARACTER RECITAL Solo     18 years & under

Time Limit: 06:00

Own selection.

Entry: $10.001st $25          2nd $15          3rd $10          
CLASS 225 MIME Solo     18 years & under

Time Limit: 04:00

Own selection.

Entry: $10.001st $25          2nd $15          3rd $10          
CLASS 226 IMPROMPTU READING Solo     18 years & under

Time Limit: 04:00

Entry: $10.001st $25          2nd $15          3rd $10          
CLASS 227 PREPARED SCRIPTURE READING Solo     18 years & under

Time Limit: 04:00

Ecclesiastes Ch. 4: Verses 9-16 inc.

Entry: $10.001st $25          2nd $15          3rd $10          
15 years & under
CLASS 230 SCENE OR ONE-ACT Play     15 years & under

Time Limit: 20:00

3 to 12 competitors to Year 10. Scripted (may be original).

Entry: $15.001st $20          2nd $10          3rd $5          
CLASS 231 DUOLOGUE Duo     15 years & under

Time Limit: 06:00

To Year 10. Own selection.

Sponsored by Ulverstone Repertory Society

Entry: $10.001st $20          2nd $10          3rd $5          
CLASS 232 DUOLOGUE Duo     15 years & under

Time Limit: 05:00

To Year 8. Own selection.

Sponsored by Ulverstone Repertory Society

Entry: $10.001st $20          2nd $10          3rd $5          
CLASS 233 TIME WARP Group     15 years & under

Time Limit: 04:00

Rehearsed. To Year 10.

Entry: $15.001st $20          2nd $10          3rd $5          
CLASS 234 TIME WARP Group     15 years & under

Time Limit: 04:00

Rehearsed. To Year 8.

Entry: $15.001st $20          2nd $10          3rd $5          
CLASS 235 PREPARED READING FROM A NOVEL Solo     15 years & under

Time Limit: 03:00

Own selection.

Sponsored by Mr Tim Gott, Devonport Book Shop

Entry: $10.001st Voucher          2nd $10          3rd $5          
CLASS 236 RECITATION Solo     15 years & under

Time Limit: 03:00

Own selection.

Entry: $10.001st $20          2nd $10          3rd $5          
CLASS 237 HUMOROUS RECITATION Solo     15 years & under

Time Limit: 03:00

Own selection.

Entry: $10.001st $20          2nd $10          3rd $5          
CLASS 238 PROSE OR VERSE RECITATION. BY AN AUSTRALIAN AUTHOR Solo     15 years & under

Time Limit: 03:00

Own selection.

Entry: $10.001st $20          2nd $10          3rd $5          
CLASS 239 CHARACTER RECITAL Solo     15 years & under

Time Limit: 05:00

Own selection.

Entry: $10.001st $20          2nd $10          3rd $5          
CLASS 240 MIME Solo     15 years & under

Time Limit: 03:00

Own selection.

Entry: $10.001st $20          2nd $10          3rd $5          
CLASS 241 IMPROMPTU READING Solo     15 years & under

Time Limit: 03:00

Entry: $10.001st $20          2nd $10          3rd $5          
CLASS 242 PREPARED SCRIPTURE READING Solo     15 years & under

Time Limit: 03:00

Genesis Ch. 2: Verses 2-9 inc.

Entry: $10.001st $20          2nd $10          3rd $5          
CLASS 243 ORIGINAL POEM Solo     15 years & under

Time Limit: 00:00

Year 7 to 10. Poem is for adjudication only, not for recitation.

Entry: $2.501st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
CLASS 244 ORIGINAL POEM RECITATION Solo     15 years & under

Time Limit: 03:00

Must be completely the work of the entrant. To be performed on stage. Poem needs to be different to Class 243.

Entry: $10.001st $20          2nd $10          3rd $5          
12 years & under
CLASS 245 CREATIVE INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE Solo     12 years & under

Time Limit: 04:00

Combine Speech & Drama with one other creative style (dance, music, song)

Entry: $10.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
CLASS 246 SCENE OR ONE-ACT Play     12 years & under

Time Limit: 15:00

3 to 30 competitors to Year 6.

Entry: $15.001st $20          2nd $10          3rd $5          
CLASS 247 VERSE SPEAKING Choir     12 years & under

Time Limit: 05:00

To Year 6. 10 to 30 voices. (a) and (b) Own selection.

Entry: $15.001st $20          2nd $10          3rd $5          
CLASS 248 DUOLOGUE Duo     12 years & under

Time Limit: 05:00

To Year 6. Own selection.

Sponsored by Ulverstone Repertory Society

Entry: $10.001st Medals          2nd Medals          3rd Medals          
CLASS 249 PREPARED READING FROM A NOVEL Solo     12 years & under

Time Limit: 03:00

Own selection.

Sponsored by Mr Tim Gott, Devonport Book Shop

Entry: $10.001st Voucher          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
CLASS 250 RECITATION Solo     12 years & under

Time Limit: 03:00

Own selection.

Entry: $10.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
CLASS 251 HUMOROUS RECITATION Solo     12 years & under

Time Limit: 03:00

Own selection.

Entry: $10.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
CLASS 252 PROSE OR VERSE RECITATION. BY AN AUSTRALIAN AUTHOR Solo     12 years & under

Time Limit: 03:00

Own selection.

Entry: $10.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
CLASS 253 RECITATION Solo     12 years & under

Time Limit: 03:00

Non prize-winner. Own selection.

Entry: $10.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
CLASS 254 CHARACTER RECITAL Solo     12 years & under

Time Limit: 04:00

Own selection.

Entry: $10.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
CLASS 255 MIME Solo     12 years & under

Time Limit: 03:00

Own selection.

Entry: $10.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
CLASS 256 IMPROMPTU READING Solo     12 years & under

Time Limit: 03:00

Entry: $10.001st Voucher          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
CLASS 257 PREPARED SCRIPTURE READING Solo     12 years & under

Time Limit: 03:00

Luke Ch. 2: Verses 41-50 inc.

Entry: $10.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
CLASS 258 ORIGINAL POEM RECITATION Solo     12 years & under

Time Limit: 03:00

To year 6. Must be completely the work of the entrant. To be performed on stage. Poem needs to be different to Class/s 258 & 259

Entry: $10.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
Year 5
CLASS 259 ORIGINAL POEM Solo     Year 5

Time Limit: 00:00

Poem is for adjudication only, not for recitation.

Entry: $2.501st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          4th Medal          5th Medal          6th Medal          
Year 6
CLASS 260 ORIGINAL POEM Solo     Year 6

Time Limit: 00:00

Poem is for adjudication only, not for recitation.

Entry: $2.501st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          4th Medal          5th Medal          6th Medal          
10 years & under
CLASS 261 VERSE SPEAKING Choir     10 years & under

Time Limit: 04:00

To Year 4. 10 to 30 voices. (a) and (b) Own selection.

Entry: $15.001st $20          2nd $10          3rd $5          
CLASS 262 VERSE SPEAKING Choir     10 years & under

Time Limit: 04:00

To Year 3. 10 to 30 voices. (a) and (b) Own selection.

Entry: $15.001st $20          2nd $10          3rd $5          
CLASS 263 DUOLOGUE Duo     10 years & under

Time Limit: 05:00

To Year 4. Own selection

Sponsored by Ulverstone Repertory Society

Entry: $10.001st Medals          2nd Medals          3rd Medals          
CLASS 264 PREPARED READING FROM A NOVEL Solo     10 years & under

Time Limit: 02:00

Own selection.

Sponsored by Mr Tim Gott, Devonport Book Shop

Entry: $10.001st Voucher          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
CLASS 265 RECITATION Solo     10 years & under

Time Limit: 02:00

Own selection.

Entry: $10.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
CLASS 266 HUMOROUS RECITATION Solo     10 years & under

Time Limit: 02:00

Own selection.

Entry: $10.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
CLASS 267 PROSE OR VERSE RECITATION. BY AN AUSTRALIAN AUTHOR Solo     10 years & under

Time Limit: 02:00

Own selection.

Entry: $10.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
CLASS 268 CHARACTER RECITAL Solo     10 years & under

Time Limit: 04:00

Own selection.

Entry: $10.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
CLASS 269 MIME Solo     10 years & under

Time Limit: 02:00

Own selection.

Entry: $10.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
CLASS 271 IMPROMPTU READING Solo     10 years & under

Time Limit: 02:00

Entry: $10.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
CLASS 272 PREPARED SCRIPTURE READING Solo     10 years & under

Time Limit: 02:00

Matthew Ch. 18: Verses 10-14 inc.

Entry: $10.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
Year 3
CLASS 273 ORIGINAL POEM Solo     Year 3

Time Limit: 00:00

Poem is for adjudication only, not for recitation.

Entry: $2.501st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          4th Medal          5th Medal          6th Medal          
Year 4
CLASS 274 ORIGINAL POEM Solo     Year 4

Time Limit: 00:00

Poem is for adjudication only, not for recitation.

Entry: $2.501st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          4th Medal          5th Medal          6th Medal          
8 years & under
CLASS 275 VERSE SPEAKING Choir     8 years & under

Time Limit: 04:00

5 to 30 voices. (a) & (b) own selection.

Entry: $15.001st $20          2nd $10          3rd $5          
CLASS 276 RECITATION Solo     8 years & under

Time Limit: 02:00

Own selection.

Entry: $10.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
CLASS 277 POEM OR NURSERY RHYME RECITATION Solo     8 years & under

Time Limit: 02:00

In costume. Own selection. Must be spoken.

Entry: $10.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
CLASS 278 HUMOROUS RECITATION Solo     8 years & under

Time Limit: 02:00

Own selection.

Entry: $10.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
CLASS 279 PROSE OR VERSE RECITATION. BY AN AUSTRALIAN AUTHOR Solo     8 years & under

Time Limit: 02:00

Own selection.

Entry: $10.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal