Forbes Eisteddfod 2022
Speech & Drama
15 Jun 2022 to 22 Jun 2022
(To be confirmed after receipt of Entries and Programming has been finalised)
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Forbes Eisteddfod Incorporated

 

2022 Rules



Overall Eisteddfod Rules


1. Adjudicator’s decision will be final.

2. Entries in all sections must be entered using STARDOM online at www.stardom.com.au or through our website www.forbeseisteddfod.com.au. Entries close on 8th May 2022 for Music, Speech & Drama and School Dance Groups. Dance entries close 15th May 2022.

3. Late entries will NOT be accepted.

4. Entries must be paid for to be included in the programme. The Administration Fee is compulsory.

5. All competitors in all sections must be ready to perform at least one section beforehand or at the discretion of the adjudicator.

6. In all competitions, which are subject to an age limit, the age of competitors shall be taken as at the 31st DECEMBER 2022. The committee reserves the right to call upon any competitor at any time to furnish at his or her own expense, certificate of birth, or copy thereof, and can at their discretion withhold any prize moneys until such certificate or copy thereof shall be furnished.

7. The committee reserves the right to amend the programme at any time; including section details, session dates and session times.

8. No teacher shall be allowed on stage with competitor unless as accompanist or conductor.

9. PROMPTING, except by the adjudicator, will not be permitted in any section.

10. The committee reserves the right to arrange for adjudication by any person at any time, whether or not such person has been named or appointed as adjudicator. The adjudicator may only be approached by officials of the committee. Failure to comply could render disqualification.

11. The committee invests the adjudicator with the power to withhold any prize where he/she is of the opinion that sufficient merit has not been displayed.

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

13. Prizes will be awarded on the following scale: 3 entries – 1st prize only; 5 entries – 2nd prize; 7 or more entries – 3rd prize, or at the discretion of the adjudicator.

14. It is essential that there be a minimum of 3 entries in all sections, otherwise sections may be combined or cancelled. The committee reserves the right to run a section with less than 3 competitors if they deem necessary.

15. In ALL own choice selections, competitors MUST provide a copy of music and words as the case may be, of the selected item. In Speech & Drama sections, the competitor must provide a copy of the selected item which, if not printed, shall be typewritten and properly punctuated, for approval. The committee accepts no responsibility for loss of, or damage to any music or paper. All photocopies for instrumental sections are to be retained by the committee and destroyed on completion. This applies to solo performers, duets/trios, groups, choirs, bands & choral groups.

16. Entrants will need to provide their own accompanist.

17. The committee will provide a competent person to play all CD/iPod. CD/iPod’s must be clearly marked with Section Number and Competitor Number. Any special instructions must be attached and explicit. ALL music must be handed in before the session commences. Late music could mean disqualification. A USB may be used. ONE song only on each, clearly marked with Section Number and Competitor Number.

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

19. Competitors entering in Championships may repeat ONE routine or item used in age group sections.

20. Competitors entering in Championships must also enter and compete in two other solo sections of the same discipline. 

21. No refund will be made for any entry fee paid unless section is cancelled.

22. Competitors who are eligible to compete in Restricted Sections may also enter Non-Restricted Sections. “RESTRICTED” means not having won a first prize in that particular category (e.g. Dance, Vocal, S&D etc.) at any Forbes eisteddfod or competitions at any age up until the closing date of entries.

23. All care has been taken in compiling the syllabus and the Committee reserves the right to rectify any errors or omissions that may appear in prize money or items.

24. The use of Digital Devices or Cameras within the hall is prohibited. The committee enforce this rule for the protection of children.

25. In ensemble or choir sections, individuals may appear more than once in a section, providing they are bona fide members of each group.

26. School Groups do not have to be drawn from a single class unless stated.

27. Duo/Trios – Competitors may enter more than once in the same section, however, they must have different partners.

28. Perpetual trophies will remain with the Committee for public display.

29. Teacher Passes - 2 teachers from each Dance/Music School may be nominated prior to start of Eisteddfod. Photo ID is required to collect pass. Email name of School and Teachers to forbes.eisteddfod@hotmail.com 

30. School Pointscore Trophy

 i) 1st Prize: Trophy + $500, 2nd Prize: $300, 3rd Prize: $200
 ii) Points scored as follows:
1. Enter & Compete: 5 points
2. Receive 1st place in a Section: 3 points
3. Receive 2nd place in a Section: 2 points
4. Receive 3rd place or H/C in a Section: 1 point

 

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

    ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 15/05/2022 11:59:00 PM (AEST)
    SD01 Recitation- Set Piece Solo     6 yrs & under

    Time Limit: 01:00

    Set Piece can be found on Eisteddfod Website.

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $10.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
    SD02 Recitation- Set Piece Solo     7 years

    Time Limit: 01:00

    Set Piece can be found on Eisteddfod Website.

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $10.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
    SD03 Recitation- Set Piece Solo     8 years

    Time Limit: 01:00

    Set Piece can be found on Eisteddfod Website.

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $10.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
    SD04 Recitation- Set Piece Solo     9 years

    Time Limit: 01:30

    Set Piece can be found on Eisteddfod Website.

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $10.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
    SD05 Recitation- Set Piece Solo     10 years

    Time Limit: 01:30

    Set Piece can be found on Eisteddfod Website.

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $10.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
    SD06 Recitation- Set Piece Solo     11 years

    Time Limit: 02:00

    Set Piece can be found on Eisteddfod Website.

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $10.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
    SD07 Recitation- Set Piece Solo     12 years

    Time Limit: 02:00

    Set Piece can be found on Eisteddfod Website.

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $10.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
    SD08 Recitation- Set Piece Solo     13 - 14 years

    Time Limit: 02:00

    Set Piece can be found on Eisteddfod Website.

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $10.001st $20          2nd $10          3rd $5          
    SD09 Recitation- Set Piece Solo     15 - 16 years

    Time Limit: 03:00

    Set Piece can be found on Eisteddfod Website.

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $10.001st $20          2nd $10          3rd $5          
    SD10 Recitation- Set Piece Solo     Open

    Time Limit: 03:00

    Set Piece can be found on Eisteddfod Website.

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $10.001st $20          2nd $10          3rd $5          
    SD11 Recitation- Own Choice (Beginner) Solo     Any Age

    Time Limit: 03:00

    Own Choice. Less than 18 months tuition, verification letter from teacher required to be emailed to committee

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $10.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
    SD12 Recitation- Own Choice (Restricted) Solo     8 yrs & under

    Time Limit: 03:00

    See rule 22.

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $10.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
    SD13 Recitation- Own Choice (Restricted) Solo     10 yrs & under

    Time Limit: 03:00

    See rule 22.

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $10.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
    SD14 Recitation- Own Choice (Restricted) Solo     12 yrs & under

    Time Limit: 03:00

    See rule 22.

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $10.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
    SD15 Recitation- Own Choice (Restricted) Solo     14 yrs & under

    Time Limit: 03:00

    See rule 22.

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $10.001st $20          2nd $10          3rd $5          
    SD16 Recitation- Own Choice Solo     6 yrs & under

    Time Limit: 03:00

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $10.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
    SD17 Recitation- Own Choice Solo     7 years

    Time Limit: 03:00

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $10.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
    SD18 Recitation- Own Choice Solo     8 years

    Time Limit: 03:00

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $10.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
    SD19 Recitation- Own Choice Solo     9 years

    Time Limit: 03:00

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $10.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
    SD20 Recitation- Own Choice Solo     10 years

    Time Limit: 03:00

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $10.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
    SD21 Recitation- Own Choice Solo     11 years

    Time Limit: 03:00

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $10.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
    SD22 Recitation- Own Choice Solo     12 years

    Time Limit: 03:00

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $10.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
    SD23 Recitation- Own Choice Solo     14 yrs & under

    Time Limit: 03:00

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $10.001st $20          2nd $10          3rd $5          
    SD24 Recitation- Own Choice Solo     16 yrs & under

    Time Limit: 04:00

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $10.001st $20          2nd $10          3rd $5          
    SD25 Recitation- Own Choice Solo     Open

    Time Limit:

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $10.001st $20          2nd $10          3rd $5          
    SD26 Sacred/Inspirational Recitation- Own Choice Solo     10 yrs & under

    Time Limit: 02:00

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $10.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
    SD27 Sacred/Inspirational Recitation- Own Choice Solo     12 yrs & under

    Time Limit: 02:00

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $10.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
    SD28 Sacred/Inspirational Recitation- Own Choice Solo     14 yrs & under

    Time Limit: 03:00

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $10.001st $20          2nd $10          3rd $5          
    SD29 Sacred/Inspirational Recitation- Own Choice Solo     16 yrs & under

    Time Limit: 03:00

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $10.001st $20          2nd $10          3rd $5          
    SD30 Sacred/Inspirational Recitation- Own Choice Solo     Open

    Time Limit: 03:00

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $10.001st $20          2nd $10          3rd $5          
    SD31 Prepared Mime- Own Choice Solo     8 yrs & under

    Time Limit: 02:00

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $10.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
    SD32 Prepared Mime- Own Choice Solo     12 yrs & under

    Time Limit: 02:00

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $10.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
    SD33 Prepared Mime- Own Choice Solo     Open

    Time Limit: 03:00

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $10.001st $20          2nd $10          3rd $5          
    SD34 Impromptu Mime Solo     10 yrs & under

    Time Limit: 02:00

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $10.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
    SD35 Impromptu Mime Solo     12 yrs & under

    Time Limit: 02:00

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $10.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
    SD36 Impromptu Mime Solo     14 yrs & under

    Time Limit: 02:00

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $10.001st $20          2nd $10          3rd $5          
    SD37 Impromptu Mime Solo     16 yrs & under

    Time Limit: 03:00

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $10.001st $20          2nd $10          3rd $5          
    SD38 Impromptu Mime Solo     Open

    Time Limit: 03:00

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $10.001st $20          2nd $10          3rd $5          
    SD39 Reading at Sight Solo     10 yrs & under

    Time Limit: 03:00

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $10.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
    SD40 Reading at Sight Solo     12 yrs & under

    Time Limit: 03:00

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $10.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
    SD41 Reading at Sight Solo     14 yrs & under

    Time Limit: 03:00

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $10.001st $20          2nd $10          3rd $5          
    SD42 Reading at Sight Solo     16 yrs & under

    Time Limit: 03:00

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $10.001st $20          2nd $10          3rd $5          
    SD43 Reading at Sight Solo     Open

    Time Limit: 03:00

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $10.001st $20          2nd $10          3rd $5          
    SD44 Prepared Reading- Set Book Solo     8 yrs & under

    Time Limit: 02:00

    Readings must be made from the book. The adjudicator must be supplied with a clean copy of the text to be read. Set book can be found on the Eisteddfod Website. Approx. 150 words.

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $10.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
    SD45 Prepared Reading- Set Book Solo     10 yrs & under

    Time Limit: 02:00

    Readings must be made from the book. The adjudicator must be supplied with a clean copy of the text to be read. Set book can be found on the Eisteddfod Website. Approx. 150 words.

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $10.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
    SD46 Prepared Reading- Set Book Solo     12 yrs & under

    Time Limit: 03:00

    Readings must be made from the book. The adjudicator must be supplied with a clean copy of the text to be read. Set book can be found on the Eisteddfod Website. Approx. 200 words.

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $10.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
    SD47 Prepared Reading- Set Book Solo     14 yrs & under

    Time Limit: 03:00

    Readings must be made from the book. The adjudicator must be supplied with a clean copy of the text to be read. Set book can be found on the Eisteddfod Website. Approx. 250 words.

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $10.001st $20          2nd $10          3rd $5          
    SD48 Prepared Reading- Set Book Solo     16 yrs & under

    Time Limit: 04:00

    Readings must be made from the book. The adjudicator must be supplied with a clean copy of the text to be read. Set book can be found on the Eisteddfod Website. Approx. 300 words.

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $10.001st $20          2nd $10          3rd $5          
    SD49 Prepared Reading- Set Book Solo     Open

    Time Limit: 04:00

    Readings must be made from the book. The adjudicator must be supplied with a clean copy of the text to be read. Set book can be found on the Eisteddfod Website. Approx. 300 words.

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $10.001st $20          2nd $10          3rd $5          
    SD50 Bible Reading- Own Choice Solo     10 yrs & under

    Time Limit: 02:00

    Any version of the Bible is acceptable. Readings must be made from the book. The Adjuducator must be supplied with a clean copy of the text to be read. Approximately 100 words.

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $10.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
    SD51 Bible Reading- Own Choice Solo     12 yrs & under

    Time Limit: 03:00

    Any version of the Bible is acceptable. Readings must be made from the book. The Adjuducator must be supplied with a clean copy of the text to be read. Approximately 150 words.

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $10.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
    SD52 Bible Reading- Own Choice Solo     14 yrs & under

    Time Limit: 03:00

    Any version of the Bible is acceptable. Readings must be made from the book. The Adjuducator must be supplied with a clean copy of the text to be read. Approximately 200 words.

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $10.001st $20          2nd $10          3rd $5          
    SD53 Bible Reading- Own Choice Solo     16 yrs & under

    Time Limit: 04:00

    Any version of the Bible is acceptable. Readings must be made from the book. The Adjuducator must be supplied with a clean copy of the text to be read. Approximately 250 words.

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $10.001st $20          2nd $10          3rd $5          
    SD54 Bible Reading- Own Choice Solo     Open

    Time Limit: 04:00

    Any version of the Bible is acceptable. Readings must be made from the book. The Adjuducator must be supplied with a clean copy of the text to be read. Approximately 300 words.

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $10.001st $20          2nd $10          3rd $5          
    SD55 Telling a Story from a Picture Solo     8 yrs & under

    Time Limit: 01:00

    Competitor is allowed 1 minute to study the picture.

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $10.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
    SD56 Telling a Story from a Picture Solo     10 yrs & under

    Time Limit: 02:00

    Competitor is allowed 1 minute to study the picture.

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $10.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
    SD57 Telling a Story from a Picture Solo     14 yrs & under

    Time Limit: 02:00

    Competitor is allowed 1 minute to study the picture.

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $10.001st $20          2nd $10          3rd $5          
    SD58 Telling a Story from a Picture Solo     Open

    Time Limit: 02:00

    Competitor is allowed 1 minute to study the picture.

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $10.001st $20          2nd $10          3rd $5          
    SD59 Original Verse Solo     12 yrs & under

    Time Limit: 02:00

    Competitor's own composition. The Adjuducator must be supplied with a clean copy of the text to be read. Maximum 10 lines.

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $10.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
    SD60 Original Verse Solo     13 yrs & over

    Time Limit: 03:00

    Competitor's own composition. The Adjuducator must be supplied with a clean copy of the text to be read. Maximum 20 lines.

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $10.001st $20          2nd $10          3rd $5          
    SD61 Dramatic Character Sketch Solo     12 yrs & under

    Time Limit: 04:00

    Own Choice. Costume optional.

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $10.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
    SD62 Dramatic Character Sketch Solo     13 yrs & over

    Time Limit: 04:00

    Own Choice. Costume optional.

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $10.001st $20          2nd $10          3rd $5          
    SD63 Australian Recitation Solo     8 yrs & under

    Time Limit: 04:00

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $10.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
    SD64 Australian Recitation Solo     10 yrs & under

    Time Limit: 04:00

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $10.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
    SD65 Australian Recitation Solo     12 yrs & under

    Time Limit: 04:00

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $10.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
    SD66 Australian Recitation Solo     14 yrs & under

    Time Limit: 04:00

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $10.001st $20          2nd $10          3rd $5          
    SD67 Australian Recitation Solo     Open

    Time Limit: 04:00

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $10.001st $20          2nd $10          3rd $5          
    SD68 Public Speaking Solo     8 yrs & under

    Time Limit: 01:00

    Topic can be found on Eisteddfod Website.

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $10.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
    SD69 Public Speaking Solo     10 yrs & under

    Time Limit: 01:00

    Topic can be found on Eisteddfod Website.

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $10.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
    SD70 Public Speaking Solo     12 yrs & under

    Time Limit: 01:30

    Topic can be found on Eisteddfod Website.

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $10.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
    SD71 Public Speaking Solo     14 yrs & under

    Time Limit: 02:00

    Topic can be found on Eisteddfod Website.

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $10.001st $20          2nd $10          3rd $5          
    SD72 Public Speaking Solo     16 yrs & under

    Time Limit: 03:00

    Topic can be found on Eisteddfod Website.

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $10.001st $20          2nd $10          3rd $5          
    SD73 Public Speaking Solo     Open

    Time Limit: 03:00

    Topic can be found on Eisteddfod Website.

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $10.001st $20          2nd $10          3rd $5          
    SD74 Speech & Drama Championship Solo     12 yrs & under

    Time Limit: 10:00

    2 pieces contrasting in ANY style. Minimum time - 5 minutes.

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $15.001st Trophy + $50          2nd $30          3rd $20          
    SD75 Speech & Drama Championship Solo     13 yrs & over

    Time Limit: 10:00

    2 pieces contrasting in ANY style. Minimum time - 5 minutes.

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $15.001st Trophy + $100          2nd $50          3rd $25          
    SD76 Any form of Entertainment Solo or Group     Special Needs - K-6

    Time Limit: 05:00

    Sponsored by J & K Glennan Livestock Transport

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $12.001st Trophy + Medals          2nd Trophy + Medals          3rd Trophy + Medals          
    SD77 Any form of Entertainment Solo or Group     Special Needs - Secondary

    Time Limit: 05:00

    Sponsored by J & K Glennan Livestock Transport

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $12.001st Trophy + Medals          2nd Trophy + Medals          3rd Trophy + Medals          
    SD78 Any form of Entertainment Solo or Group     Special Needs - Open

    Time Limit: 05:00

    Sponsored by J & K Glennan Livestock Transport

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $12.001st Trophy + Medals          2nd Trophy + Medals          3rd Trophy + Medals          
    SD79 Choral Speech Group     Preschool

    Time Limit:

    2 pieces (both own choice)

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $12.001st Trophy          2nd Certificate          3rd Certificate          
    SD80 Choral Speech Group     Infants

    Time Limit:

    2 pieces (1 set piece, 1 own choice), set piece can be found on Eisteddfod Website

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $12.001st Trophy          2nd Certificate          3rd Certificate          
    SD81 Choral Speech Group     Primary

    Time Limit:

    2 pieces (1 set piece, 1 own choice), set piece can be found on Eisteddfod Website

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $12.001st Trophy          2nd Certificate          3rd Certificate