2021 Lake Macquarie Eisteddfod
Speech & Drama
07 Aug 2021 to 08 Aug 2021
(To be confirmed after receipt of Entries and Programming has been finalised)
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LAKE MACQUARIE MUSIC SOCIETY


EISTEDDFOD RULES and CONDITIONS


General

  1. Entries must be submitted on the Official Entry Form attached to the syllabus or printed from the website at www.lakemacquariemusicsociety.org.au, and accompanied by the correct entry fees.
  2. The purchase of an Eisteddfod Program is compulsory for entrants and will be mailed to the address shown on the entry form.
  3. Age is determined as at 31st December of year of entry (Speech & Drama 30th June). Entrants may enter events in older age groups, but must abide by age limitations as specified in the syllabus and not compete in sections with younger competitors.
  4. 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.
  5. Entry fees are not refundable except where an event is cancelled or an entry refused.
  6. The use of recording devices is strictly prohibited.
  7. 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.
  8. Late entries are only accepted if reasonably able to be timetabled. All late entries must be accompanied by the designated late entry fee.
  9. Winners of aggregate prizes & major championships, and outstanding performers may be invited to perform in a Music Society Concert.

 Performance

  1. Entrants must register at the door at least 30 minutes prior to the start of their session eg 9am for a 9.30 start. Failure to do so will result in forfeiture of the entrant’s right to compete.
  2. No entrant may present the same piece in more than one event, unless otherwise specified.
  3. A copy of the music to be performed must be provided for the adjudicator. It should be handed to the Music Coordinator immediately after registration at the door upon arrival. Original music must be collected by the competitor at the end of the section. All care taken but no responsibility for music left behind.
  4. Copyright laws will be strictly adhered to. The entrant must have the original of a published work (where available) in order to compete. Photo copies will be destroyed at the end of sessions. The music society will not be liable for any copyright infringement.
  5. An official accompanist will be provided where required. If needed, the use of the official accompanist must be noted on the entry form. It is the responsibility of the competitor to supply a copy of the music to the official accompanist at least 14 days prior to the performance. The cost of rehearsals with the official accompanist is the responsibility of the competitor.
  6. Entrants must not be prompted or coached while performing. Prompting will result in immediate disqualification.
  7. Performances must be kept within the specified time limits.
  8. Unless otherwise indicated, “backing tapes or CD’s” are not acceptable accompaniment.
  9. Restricted Sections are for competitors who have never won 1st Prize in any Eisteddfod in a section of their own age group. Competitors may compete in a higher age group.eg an eight year old singer who has won as an eight year old restricted section may compete in a ten year’s section of restricted singers but not in eight year sections.
  10. 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. They may compete in the Restricted sections in the appropriate age group.
  11. Entrants should present themselves with a suitable standard of dress.
  12. 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

 Adjudication

  1. The adjudicator’s decision is final.
  2. Entrants or people associated with the entrant will not communicate with the adjudicator during the period of their competition.
  3. The adjudicator may divide cash prizes in all events. If a satisfactory standard is not achieved in any event, the prize may be reduced or withdrawn. The decision to award prizes or not is at the discretion of the adjudicator. Cash prizes are not normally awarded to a single contestant.
  4. 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.
  5. The Music Society reserves the right to appoint a substitute adjudicator if necessary.
  6. The Music Society reserves the right to vary the program at any time should the need arise.
  7. 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 9/07/2021 11:59:00 PM (AEST)
6 Years & Under
600Special Restricted Memorised Poem Solo     6 Years & Under

Time Limit: 02:00

Own Choice.

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Entry: $11.00
601Open Memorised Poem Solo     6 Years & Under

Time Limit: 02:00

Own Choice.

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

Time Limit: 02:00

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Entry: $11.00
602a2 - 4 People Memorised Poem for Small Groups     6 Years & Under

Time Limit: 02:00

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Entry: $9.50
8 Years & Under
603Special Restricted Memorised Poem Solo     8 Years & Under

Time Limit: 02:00

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

Time Limit: 02:00

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

Time Limit: 02:00

Own Choice.

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Entry: $11.00
6062 - 4 People Memorised Poem for Small Groups     8 Years & Under

Time Limit: 02:00

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Entry: $9.50
607 Mime Solo     8 Years & Under

Time Limit: 02:00

No costume or props - chair available.

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

Time Limit: 02:00

Own Choice. 100 Words.

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

Time Limit: 02:00

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

Time Limit: 02:00

Own Choice.

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

Time Limit: 02:00

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

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Entry: $11.00
10 Years & Under
612Special Restricted Memorised Poem Solo     10 Years & Under

Time Limit: 03:00

Own Choice.

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

Time Limit: 03:00

Own Choice.

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Entry: $11.00
6142 - 4 People Memorised Poem for Small Groups     10 Years & Under

Time Limit: 03:00

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Entry: $9.50
615 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.

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

Time Limit: 03:00

Please keep props to a minimum.

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Entry: $11.00
617 Mime Solo     10 Years & Under

Time Limit: 03:00

No costume or props - chair available.

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

Time Limit: 03:00

Own Choice. 150 Words.

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

Time Limit: 03:00

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

Time Limit: 03:00

Own Choice.

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

Time Limit: 03:00

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

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

Time Limit: 03:00

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

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Entry: $11.00
12 Years & Under
623Special Restricted Memorised Poem Solo     12 Years & Under

Time Limit: 03:00

Own Choice.

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

Time Limit: 03:00

Own Choice.

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Entry: $11.00
6252 - 4 People Memorised Poem for Small Groups     12 Years & Under

Time Limit: 03:00

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Entry: $9.50
626 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.

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

Time Limit: 03:00

Please keep props to a minimum.

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Entry: $11.00
628 Mime Solo     12 Years & Under

Time Limit: 03:00

No costume or props - chair available.

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

Time Limit: 03:00

Own Choice. 200 Words.

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

Time Limit: 03:00

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

Time Limit: 03:00

1 minute preparation time.

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

Time Limit: 03:00

Own Choice.

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

Time Limit: 03:00

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

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

Time Limit: 03:00

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

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Entry: $11.00
635 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.

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Entry: $11.00
14 Years & Under
636Special Restricted Memorised Poem Solo     14 Years & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Own Choice.

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

Time Limit: 04:00

Own Choice.

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Entry: $11.00
638 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.

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

Time Limit: 04:00

Please keep props to a minimum.

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Entry: $11.00
640 Mime Solo     14 Years & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

No costume or props - chair available.

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

Time Limit: 04:00

Own Choice. 250 Words.

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

Time Limit: 04:00

Own Choice.

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

Time Limit: 04:00

2 minute preparation time.

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Entry: $11.00
644 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.

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Entry: $11.00
644a Public Speaking Solo     14 Years & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

3 minutes maximum speech - warning bell at 2.5 minutes.

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

Time Limit: 05:00

Own Choice.

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Entry: $11.00
646 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.

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

Time Limit: 05:00

Please keep props to a minimum.

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Entry: $11.00
648 Reading Solo     16 Years & Under

Time Limit: 05:00

Own Choice. 250 words.

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

Time Limit: 05:00

2 minute preparation time.

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

Time Limit: 05:00

Own Choice.

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

Time Limit: 05:00

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

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

Time Limit: 05:00

Costume optional - please keep props to a minimum.

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Entry: $11.00
653 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.

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

Time Limit: 05:00

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

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

Time Limit: 10:00

Own Choice.

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

Time Limit: 10:00

Own Choice.

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Entry: $11.00
657 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.

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

Time Limit: 10:00

Costume optional - please keep props to a mimimum.

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Entry: $11.00
659 Reading Solo     Open Age

Time Limit: 10:00

Own Choice. 250 words.

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Entry: $11.00
660 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.

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Entry: $11.00
661 Public Speaking Solo     Open Age

Time Limit: 10:00

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

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

Time Limit: 03:00

3 minutes with 2 minute preparation time.

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

Time Limit: 10:00

3 minutes with 2 minute preparation time.

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

Time Limit: 03:00

3 minutes with 2 minute preparation time.

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

Time Limit: 03:00

3 minutes with 2 minute preparation time.

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

Time Limit: 10:00

3 minutes with 2 minute preparation time.

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

Time Limit: 03:00

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Entry: $9.50
10 Years & Under
667a Speech and Drama Duologue or Trio     10 Years & Under

Time Limit: 03:00

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

Time Limit: 04:00

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

Time Limit: 05:00

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Entry: $9.50
10 Years & Under
670 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.

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Entry: $21.00
12 Years & Under
671 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.

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Entry: $21.00
14 Years & Under
672 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.

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Entry: $21.00
16 Years & Under
673 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.

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Entry: $21.00
Open Age
674 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.

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Entry: $21.00