2024 Border District Eisteddfod
Drama & Performance
20 May 2024 to 21 May 2024
(To be confirmed after receipt of Entries and Programming has been finalised)
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DRAMA AND PERFORMANCE - RULES AND REGULATIONS 2024

 

  1. Every care will be taken for competitors’ safety, but the Committee will not be responsible for any injuries sustained by any competitor and or damage to property during the Eisteddfod.

 

  1. By entering the Border District Eisteddfod you agree to abide by the rules and regulations as outlined in this 2024 Schedule.

 

  1. Entries will not be accepted unless accompanied by the correct entry fee.  Entry fees are not refundable unless the section is cancelled by the Committee or there is an error in the program.

 

  1. As indicated in section headings, age is determined as at 1st January 2024 or by school year level. The committee reserves the right to ask for proof of age.  

 

  1. Time limits must be observed, points may be deducted if limits exceeded.  An item may be shorter than the limit but not exceed it. To meet time limits, excerpts of poems are acceptable and stanzas may be omitted from poems.

 

  1. The Drama committee reserves the right to combine or divide sections.

 

  1. Copies of own choice poems/talks etc must be received by the Drama and Performance Committee by Friday 3rd May, 2024.

Post: Border District Eisteddfod

           PO Box 872,  Stanthorpe. 4380

Email: drama@borderdistricteisteddfod.org.au

 

  1. Competitors must be aware of copyright responsibilities.  The Border District Eisteddfod is in no way responsible for personal breach of copyright.  If in doubt, APRA & AMCOS may be contacted directly or speak to your teacher.  

 

  1. Competitor’s names and/or photographs may be used for promotional or marketing purposes.  Should this not be appropriate, the Eisteddfod Committee MUST be notified.

 

  1. The adjudicators decision is final.
  2. Unless specifically invited by the adjudicator, contact with the adjudicator must not be made directly by teachers, competitors, or parents. Any problems or complaints are to be addressed to the Drama and Performance co-ordinators, Amelia Wilshire and Bec Telfer.

 

  1. Adjudicator comment sheets can be obtained from the table at the back of the hall.
ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 22/03/2024 11:59:00 PM (AEST)
099 Choral Speaking Group (3 or more performers)     Pre-School Aged

Time Limit: 04:00

Two poems to be performed. (a) Own Choice (b) Own Choice

Entry: $25.00
100 Choral Speaking Group (Schools with fewer than 100 pupils)     Prep - Year 2

Time Limit: 04:00

Two poems to be performed. (a) Set Piece (b) Own Choice.

Entry: $25.00
101 Choral Speaking Group (Schools with more than 100 pupils)     Prep - Year 2

Time Limit: 04:00

Two poems to be performed. (a) Set Piece (b) Own Choice.

Entry: $25.00
102 Choral Speaking Group (Schools with fewer than 100 pupils)     Primary Schools (Years 3 & 4)

Time Limit: 04:00

Two poems to be performed. (a) Set Piece (b) Own Choice.

Entry: $25.00
103 Choral Speaking Group (Schools with more than 100 pupils)     Primary Schools (Years 3 & 4)

Time Limit: 04:00

Two poems to be performed. (a) Set Poem (b) Own Choice.

Entry: $25.00
104 Choral Speaking Group (Schools with fewer than 100 pupils)     Primary Schools (Years 5 & 6)

Time Limit: 04:00

Two poems to be performed. (a) Set Piece (b) Own Choice.

Entry: $25.00
105 Choral Speaking Group (Schools with more than 100 pupils)     Primary Schools (Years 5 & 6)

Time Limit: 04:00

Two poems to be performed. (a) Own Choice (b) Own Choice

Entry: $25.00
106 Choral Speaking Group     Secondary Age

Time Limit: 04:00

Two poems to be performed. (a) Set Piece (b) Own Choice. Can be a mix of Primary\Secondary age

Entry: $25.00
107 Choral Speaking Group (3 or more performers)     Open

Time Limit: 04:00

Two poems to be performed. (a) Own Choice (b) Own Choice

Entry: $25.00
108 Nursery Rhyme Solo     5 Years & Under

Time Limit: 00:30

Own Choice

Entry: $10.00
109 Recitation Solo     Prep

Time Limit: 00:40

Own Choice.

Entry: $10.00
110 Recitation Solo     Year 1

Time Limit: 00:40

Own Choice

Entry: $10.00
111 Recitation Solo     Year 2

Time Limit: 00:40

Own Choice.

Entry: $10.00
112 Recitation Solo     Year 3

Time Limit: 00:40

Own Choice.

Entry: $10.00
113 Recitation Solo     Year 4

Time Limit: 00:40

Own Choice.

Entry: $10.00
114 Recitation Solo     Year 5

Time Limit: 00:50

Own Choice.

Entry: $10.00
115 Recitation Solo     Year 6

Time Limit: 00:50

Own Choice.

Entry: $10.00
116 Recitation Solo     Years 7 - 8

Time Limit: 01:15

Own Choice.

Entry: $10.00
117 Recitation Solo     Years 9 - 10

Time Limit: 01:15

Own Choice.

Entry: $10.00
118 Recitation Solo     Years 11 - Open

Time Limit: 01:15

Own Choice.

Entry: $10.00
119 Poem in Pairs Duo     Year 4 & under

Time Limit: 02:00

Own Choice. A poem for two voices

Entry: $15.00
120 Poem in Pairs Duo     Years 5 - 6

Time Limit: 02:00

Own Choice. A poem for two voices

Entry: $15.00
121 Poem in Pairs Duo     Years 7 - 8

Time Limit: 02:00

Own Choice. A poem for two voices

Entry: $15.00
122 Poem in Pairs Duo     Year 10 - Open

Time Limit: 02:00

Own Choice. A poem for two voices

Entry: $15.00
123 Scripture Reading Solo     Year 6 & Under

Time Limit: 01:30

Own Choice.

Entry: $10.00
124 Scripture Reading Solo     Year 7 - 9

Time Limit: 01:30

Own Choice.

Entry: $10.00
125 Scripture Reading Solo     Year 10 - Open

Time Limit: 01:30

Own Choice

Entry: $10.00
126a Fictional Reading Solo     Year 4 & under

Time Limit: 01:30

Own Choice

Entry: $10.00
126b Fictional Reading Solo     Year 5 - 6

Time Limit: 01:30

Own Choice

Entry: $10.00
127a Fictional Reading Solo     Year 7 - 9

Time Limit: 01:30

Own Choice

Entry: $10.00
127b Fictional Reading Solo     Year 10 - Open

Time Limit: 01:30

Own Choice

Entry: $10.00
128 News Reading Solo     Year 6 & Under

Time Limit: 01:30

Own Choice.

Entry: $10.00
129 News Reading Solo     Year 7 - 9

Time Limit: 01:30

Own Choice.

Entry: $10.00
130 News Reading Solo     Year 10 - Open

Time Limit: 01:30

Own Choice

Entry: $10.00
131 Impromptu Reading Solo     Year 4 & under

Time Limit: 03:00

Chosen by adjudicator.

Entry: $10.00
132 Impromptu Reading Solo     Year 5 - 6

Time Limit: 03:00

Chosen by adjudicator.

Entry: $10.00
133 Impromptu Reading Solo     Year 7 - 9

Time Limit: 03:00

Chosen by adjudicator.

Entry: $10.00
134 Impromptu Reading Solo     Year 10 - Open

Time Limit: 03:00

Chosen by adjudicator.

Entry: $10.00
135 Scripted Monologue Solo     Year 4 & under

Time Limit: 03:00

Own Choice. Script can be from a novel, play or film. Costume and props recommended

Entry: $10.00
136 Scripted Monologue Solo     Year 5 - 6

Time Limit: 03:00

Own Choice. Script can be from a novel, play or film. Costume and props recommended

Entry: $10.00
137 Scripted Monologue Solo     Year 7 - 9

Time Limit: 03:00

Own Choice. Script can be from a novel, play or film. Costume and props recommended

Entry: $10.00
138 Scripted Monologue Solo     Year 10 - Open

Time Limit: 03:00

Own Choice. Script can be from a novel, play or film. Costume and props recommended

Entry: $10.00
139 Group Drama Small Groups (3 or more competitors)     Primary Age

Time Limit: 03:00

Own Choice. From existing or self-devised script. Costume recommended.

Entry: $25.00
140 Group Drama Small Groups (3 or more competitors)     Secondary Age

Time Limit: 03:00

Own Choice. From existing or self-devised script. Costume recommended.

Entry: $25.00
140a Group Drama Small Groups (3 or more competitors)     Open

Time Limit: 03:00

Own Choice. From existing or self-devised script. Costume recommended.

Entry: $25.00
141 Duologue Duo     Year 4 & under

Time Limit: 03:00

Own Choice. A dramatic piece in the form of a dialogue for two speakers. Costume recommended.

Entry: $15.00
142 Duologue Duo     Year 5 - 6

Time Limit: 03:00

Own Choice. A dramatic piece in the form of a dialogue for two speakers. Costume recommended.

Entry: $15.00
143 Duologue Duo     Year 7 - 9

Time Limit: 03:00

Own Choice. A dramatic piece in the form of a dialogue for two speakers. Costume recommended.

Entry: $15.00
144 Duologue Duo     Year 10 - Open

Time Limit: 03:00

Own Choice. A dramatic piece in the form of a dialogue for two speakers. Costume recommended.

Entry: $15.00
145 Prepared Mime Solo     Year 4 & under

Time Limit: 03:00

Own Choice.

Entry: $10.00
146 Prepared Mime Solo     Year 5 - 6

Time Limit: 03:00

Own Choice.

Entry: $10.00
147 Prepared Mime Solo     Year 7 - 9

Time Limit: 03:00

Own Choice

Entry: $10.00
148 Prepared Mime Solo     Year 10 - Open

Time Limit: 03:00

Own Choice

Entry: $10.00
149 Improvised Mime Solo     Year 4 & under

Time Limit: 02:00

From an idea given by the adjudicator (dialogue is required)

Entry: $10.00
150 Improvised Mime Solo     Year 5 - 6

Time Limit: 02:00

From an idea given by the adjudicator (dialogue is required)

Entry: $10.00
151 Improvised Mime Solo     Year 7 - 9

Time Limit: 02:00

From an idea given by the adjudicator (dialogue is required)

Entry: $10.00
152 Improvised Mime Solo     Year 10 - Open

Time Limit: 02:00

From an idea given by the adjudicator (dialogue is required)

Entry: $10.00
153 Talk Solo     Year 4 & under

Time Limit: 03:00

A self-devised talk discussing a topic. A talk should engage the audience, i.e. it should contain elements of humour and appropriate use of pause, pitch and pace variation. Competitors may use palm cards, but their use must be limited to prompting cues, statements, etc. General structure of the talk and presentation (e.g. eye contact, etc) will be taken into consideration. A copy of the talk with details of topic, type (e.g. persuasive, informative or amusing) and target audience (e.g. children, teenagers, adults) to be received by the committee by Friday 3rd May - see Rules and Regulations for submission details.

Entry: $10.00
154 Talk Solo     Year 5 - 6

Time Limit: 03:00

A self-devised talk discussing a topic. A talk should engage the audience, i.e. it should contain elements of humour and appropriate use of pause, pitch and pace variation. Competitors may use palm cards, but their use must be limited to prompting cues, statements, etc. General structure of the talk and presentation (e.g. eye contact, etc) will be taken into consideration. A copy of the talk with details of topic, type (e.g. persuasive, informative or amusing) and target audience (e.g. children, teenagers, adults) to be received by the committee by Friday 3rd May - see Rules and Regulations for submission details.

Entry: $10.00
155 Talk Solo     Year 7 - 9

Time Limit: 03:00

A self-devised talk discussing a topic. A talk should engage the audience, i.e. it should contain elements of humour and appropriate use of pause, pitch and pace variation. Competitors may use palm cards, but their use must be limited to prompting cues, statements, etc. General structure of the talk and presentation (e.g. eye contact, etc) will be taken into consideration. A copy of the talk with details of topic, type (e.g. persuasive, informative or amusing) and target audience (e.g. children, teenagers, adults) to be received by the committee by Friday 3rd May - see Rules and Regulations for submission details.

Entry: $10.00
156 Talk Solo     Year 10 - Open

Time Limit: 03:00

A self-devised talk discussing a topic. A talk should engage the audience, i.e. it should contain elements of humour and appropriate use of pause, pitch and pace variation. Competitors may use palm cards, but their use must be limited to prompting cues, statements, etc. General structure of the talk and presentation (e.g. eye contact, etc) will be taken into consideration. A copy of the talk with details of topic, type (e.g. persuasive, informative or amusing) and target audience (e.g. children, teenagers, adults) to be received by the committee by Friday 3rd May - see Rules and Regulations for submission details.

Entry: $10.00
157 The Pitch Solo     Year 7 - 9

Time Limit: 01:00

Own Choice. A condensed sales pitch explaining the nature and benefits of your real or imaginary invention\business idea.

Entry: $10.00
158 The Pitch Solo     Year 10 - Open

Time Limit: 01:00

Own Choice. A condensed sales pitch explaining the nature and benefits of your real or imaginary invention\business idea.

Entry: $10.00
159 Debating Team     Years 7 & 8

Time Limit: 05:00

Impromptu debate. Debate topics and affirmative\negative roles provided one hour prior to debate commencing. Suitable preparation spaces, dictionaries, pencils and paper will be provided for each team. No electronic devices allowed during preparation. Debates to be held after school on Monday 20th May.

Entry: $25.00
160 Debating Team     Years 9 & 10

Time Limit: 05:00

Impromptu debate. Debate topics and affirmative\negative roles provided one hour prior to debate commencing. Suitable preparation spaces, dictionaries, pencils and paper will be provided for each team. No electronic devices allowed during preparation. Debates to be held after school on Monday 20th May.

Entry: $25.00
161 Debating Team     Years 11 & 12

Time Limit: 05:00

Impromptu debate. Debate topics and affirmative\negative roles provided one hour prior to debate commencing. Suitable preparation spaces, dictionaries, pencils and paper will be provided for each team. No electronic devices allowed during preparation. Debates to be held after school on Monday 20th May.

Entry: $25.00
162 Musical Theatre Solo     Year 4 & under

Time Limit: 03:00

Scene to include dialogue, song and dance. Costume and prop recommended

Entry: $10.00
163 Musical Theatre Solo     Year 5 - 6

Time Limit: 03:00

Scene to include dialogue, song and dance. Costume and prop recommended

Entry: $10.00
164 Musical Theatre Solo     Year 7 - 9

Time Limit: 03:00

Scene to include dialogue, song and dance. Costume and prop recommended

Entry: $10.00
165 Musical Theatre Solo     Year 10 - Open

Time Limit: 03:00

Scene to include dialogue, song and dance. Costume and prop recommended

Entry: $10.00
166 Musical Theatre Group (3 or more performers)     Year 4 & under

Time Limit: 05:00

Scene to include dialogue, song and dance. Costume and prop recommended

Entry: $25.00
167 Musical Theatre Group (3 or more performers)     Year 5 - 6

Time Limit: 05:00

Scene to include dialogue, song and dance. Costume and prop recommended

Entry: $25.00
168 Musical Theatre Group (3 or more performers)     Year 7 - 9

Time Limit: 05:00

Scene to include dialogue, song and dance. Costume and prop recommended

Entry: $25.00
169 Musical Theatre Group (3 or more performers)     Year 10 - Open

Time Limit: 05:00

Scene to include dialogue, song and dance. Costume and prop recommended

Entry: $25.00
- own choice
Prepared Mime
170 Prepared Mime Group (3 or more performers)     Year 4 & under

Time Limit: 03:00

Entry: $25.00
Prepared Mime
171 Prepared Mime Group (3 or more performers)     Years 5 - 6

Time Limit: 03:00

Entry: $25.00
Prepared Mime
172 Prepared Mime Group (3 or more performers)     Years 7 - 9

Time Limit: 03:00

Entry: $25.00
Prepared Mime
173 Prepared Mime Group (3 or more performers)     Year 10 - Open

Time Limit: 03:00

Entry: $25.00
174 Improvisation Group (3 or more performers)     Year 4 & under

Time Limit: 02:00

From an idea provided by the adjudicator, must include dialogue.

Entry: $25.00
175 Improvisation Group (3 or more performers)     Year 5 - 6

Time Limit: 02:00

From an idea provided by the adjudicator, must include dialogue.

Entry: $25.00
176 Improvisation Group (3 or more performers)     Year 7 - 9

Time Limit: 02:00

From an idea provided by the adjudicator, must include dialogue.

Entry: $25.00
177 Improvisation Group (3 or more performers)     Year 10 - Open

Time Limit: 02:00

From an idea provided by the adjudicator, must include dialogue.

Entry: $25.00