70th Australian National Eisteddfod 2024
Speech and Drama
14 Sep 2024 to 14 Sep 2024
(To be confirmed after receipt of Entries and Programming has been finalised)
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The Australian National Eisteddfod Incorporated

 The Eisteddfod is a not-for-profit community organisation, incorporated under the Associations Incorporation Act 1991 of the ACT - Certificate A10.
It is registered as a charity and as a tax deductible gift recipient under the Australian Federal Income Tax Assessment Act – ABN 32 452 693 087.

 

 

Board

President: Sylvia Tulloch

Vice-President: Janetta McRae

Secretary: Janette Humphrey

Treasurer: Amy Sleeman

General Members: Event Directors

 

Event Directors

Bands & Orchestras Simon Best, Ben Green and Paul Barsdell

Choirs New event directors required – please contact us if interested!

Piano Di Miley

Singing Janetta McRae and Peter Smith

Speech & Drama Sylvia Tulloch

Eisteddfod Office:          eisteddfod@nationaleisteddfod.org.au
                                       www.nationaleisteddfod.org.au

 

General rules and conditions of entry

 

All entrants participate according to these rules and conditions and any special conditions as may apply to individual divisions or events.

 

GENERAL

  1. Entries must be submitted in the Stardom system (http://www.stardom.com.au) and accompanied by full fees or they will not be processed.  Responsibility for correct entry rests with the entrant.
  2. The Eisteddfod reserves the right to:

(a) refuse an entry;

(b) cancel a section (e.g. due to lack of entries);

(c) vary the prizes (e.g. when insufficient entries perform);

(d) demand proof of age of an entrant in an age section, or proof of amateur or professional status, or

(e) combine sections together.

  1. An entrant may only enter a particular section once, except where specifically stated otherwise. The name of the partner(s) in a duo, lieder or ensemble must be included on the entry form, except for bands, orchestras, choirs and ensembles of six or more players.
  2. No person may enter under a name other than his or her own. Entries are not transferable from one person to another.
  3. Refunds of entry fees will be made to an entrant only if a section has been cancelled by the Eisteddfod.
  4. One conductor may conduct any number of groups, and one director may present any number of groups. Age limits do not apply to conductors.
  5. Entrants at Eisteddfod functions take part at their own risk. The Society does not accept responsibility for any accident or personal loss or injury, however caused.
  6. Prizes, reports and original material not collected at the conclusion of the relevant division will be available for collection by arrangement with an Event Director.
  7. Age, where specified for any section, shall be the age on the first day of competition of the division in which the entry is made.
  8. Any entrant wishing to withdraw from a section must notify the Eisteddfod as soon as possible.  
  9. Late entries may be accepted at the discretion of the Eisteddfod.
  10. The Australian National Eisteddfod Society will not be liable for any copyright infringement relating to the submission of photocopies. Entrants should be aware of the rules of copyright (see section 30 headed `Copyright’ below).
  11. The Society reserves the right to record, film, broadcast, telecast, videotape or photograph any entrant, item or event in the Eisteddfod without notification, unless the entrant advises the Eisteddfod in advance their photo is not to be shared. Any such photograph, recording or broadcast may be used at the Eisteddfod’s discretion for publicity or promotional purposes, but shall not necessarily constitute an endorsement of any entrants, and no remuneration or compensation whatsoever shall be attributable to any entrants so featured.
  12. Recording of performances on video is not permitted.  Photography is permitted so long as a flash is not used.
  13. A high standard of behaviour is expected from all entrants and spectators. Participants and supporters must comply with the Code of Conduct.
  14. Any mechanical rights which should be obtained in respect of recordings for performance is the responsibility of the performer. The Eisteddfod holds a licence issued by APRA for the live performance of published music.
  15. An entrant, who during the three months preceding the opening date of the division in which he or she has entered, has been taught, coached or advised by the appointed Adjudicator of the division, shall not be eligible to compete in that division of the Eisteddfod.
  16. Failure to comply with any of the foregoing rules and conditions may result in disqualification and withholding of prizes. The decision of the Eisteddfod in all questions or disputes arising out of, or not provided for, by these rules and regulations shall be final. All entries are received on this condition and in the spirit of friendly competition upon which the Australian National Eisteddfod is based, and no dispute shall become the subject of any appeal at law.

 

PERFORMANCE

  1. Entrants should pay particular attention to neatness of appearance when appearing on stage, as this may be taken into consideration by the Adjudicator.
  2. (a) No entrant may render the same item in more than one section of the Eisteddfod except where otherwise specified.

(b) No entrant, having won a section, may render the same item in the following year.

  1. A copy of the music or other material to be performed in "own choice" events MUST be provided for the Adjudicator and Accompanist, unless it is a piece set by the Eisteddfod. The onus of choosing the right material for the event rests with the entrant. Suitability and degree of difficulty will be taken into consideration by the Adjudicator. The Eisteddfod does not accept responsibility for the loss of music or other material.  In accordance with Copyright law, photocopies and other texts will be destroyed following the event.
  2.   Time limits set out in the Syllabus must be adhered to. Entrants who exceed the time limit may have marks deducted or be disqualified by the Adjudicator.
  3. A teacher shall not be allowed on stage except in the capacity of an official, accompanist or conductor.
  4. Prompting or assistance of any kind shall not be given to any entrant, except by the Adjudicator, who may take any contravention of this Rule into consideration in his or her adjudication.
  5.   Communication with the Adjudicator by entrants, teachers or other interested parties (other than in an official capacity) during a section is strictly prohibited, and the Eisteddfod reserves the right to disqualify an entrant for any breach of this rule.
  6. The Adjudicator's decision shall be final.
  7. Any protest shall be made in writing to the Eisteddfod within 24 hours of the completion of the relevant section.  A protest can only be made by an entrant, or the entrant's teacher or parent.  The decision of the Eisteddfod shall be final.
  8. A copy of the Adjudicator's report will be made available free of charge at the end of each section.
  9. Entrants shall not practise in the performing space for their division on the division's competition days.

 

PRIZES`

  1. The Eisteddfod comprises competitive and non-competitive sections. The prize or award for each section is outlined in the relevant Syllabus and Stardom section description.  All prizes, including highly commended, are at the discretion of the Adjudicator.  In exceptional circumstances the adjudicator may award a prize jointly to more than 1 competitor with a total monetary value not exceeding the specified prize amount.

 

COPYRIGHT

  1. The Australian National Eisteddfod Society Inc. holds an Australian Performing Rights Association (APRA) licence. An entrant may supply the adjudicator with an unlicensed copy of the piece providing that (a) the original is used by the entrant for the performance or held at the venue for inspection and (b) the Eisteddfod or its delegate destroys the copy immediately after the event.

 

 

Life Members

 

The Society gratefully acknowledges the long service and significant contributions

by individuals to the Society’s Eisteddfodau by award of Life Membership.


Dianne Anderson AM
Judith Bauer OAM
Paul Barsdell
Janet Bedloe
Simon Best
Julia Butler
Alan Christie
Fay Cull
Dorothy Dashwood OAM
Angela Finnegan OAM
Ben Green
Janette Humphrey
Janelle MacDonald
Norma MacKay
Janetta McRae
Di Miley
Margaret Minnis
Robbie Robson
Gwynneth Rowe
Amy Sleeman
Gavin Tulloch
Sylvia Tulloch
Brian White


ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 7/09/2024 11:59:00 PM (AEST)
P01 Poetry Recital Solo     6 Years and Under

Own choice memorised verse/poem recital

Entry: $12.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HM Certificate          
P02 Poetry Recital Solo     8 Years an Under

Own choice memorised verse/poem recital

Entry: $13.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HM Certificate          
P03 Poetry Recital Solo     10 years and under

Own choice memorised verse/poem recital

Entry: $13.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HM Certificate          
P04 Poetry Recital Solo     12 years and under

Own choice memorised verse/poem recital

Entry: $14.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HM Certificate          
P05 Poetry Recital Solo     14 years and under

Own choice memorised verse/poem recital

Entry: $14.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HM Certificate          
P06 Poetry Recital Solo     16 years and under

Own choice memorised verse/poem recital

Entry: $14.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HM Certificate          
P07 Poetry Recital Duet     10 years and under

Own choice memorised verse/poem recital - 2 performers

Entry: $14.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HM Certificate          
P08 Poetry Recital Duet     12 years and under

Own choice memorised verse/poetry recital by 2 performers together

Entry: $13.00
P09 Poetry Recital Duet     14 years and under

Own choice memorised verse/poetry recital by 2 performers together

Entry: $14.00
P10 Prose Recital Solo     8 Years an Under

Own choice memorised prose recital

Entry: $12.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HM Certificate          
P11 Prose Recital Solo     10 years and under

Own choice memorised prose recital

Entry: $13.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HM Certificate          
P12 Prose Recital Solo     12 years and under

Own choice memorised prose recital

Entry: $14.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HM Certificate          
P13 Prose Recital Solo     14 years and under

Own choice memorised prose recital

Entry: $17.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HM Certificate          
P14 Prose Recital Solo     16 years and under

a. prose reading from any work of fiction b. A second, contrasting prose reading from any work of fiction c. Include a link stating the difference in styles of the pieces

Entry: $14.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HM Certificate          
P15 Prose Recital Solo     Open 17 years and over

a. prose reading from any work of fiction b. A second, contrasting prose reading from any work of fiction c. Include a link stating the difference in styles of the pieces.

Entry: $14.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HM Certificate          
R01 Reading at Sight Solo     10 years and under

A reading at sight from a piece given by the Adjudicator

Entry: $13.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HM Certificate          
R02 Reading at Sight Solo     12 years and under

A reading at sight from a piece given by the Adjudicator

Entry: $14.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HM Certificate          
R03 Reading at Sight Solo     14 years and under

A reading at sight from a piece given by the Adjudicator

Entry: $13.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HM Certificate          
R04 Reading at Sight Solo     16 years and under

A reading at sight from a piece given by the Adjudicator

Entry: $14.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HM Certificate          
R05 Religious Reading Solo     10 years and under

Reading from a religious text

Entry: $13.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HM Certificate          
R06 Religious Reading Solo     12 years and under

Reading from a religious text

Entry: $13.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HM Certificate          
R07 Religious Reading Solo     14 years and under

Reading from a religious text

Entry: $14.001st Medal          2nd Certificate          3rd Medal          HM Certificate          
R08 Religious Reading Solo     16 years and under

Reading from a religious text

Entry: $14.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HM Certificate          
R09 News Reading Solo     14 years and under

A reading appropriate for radio of current news and events. Script to be self-devised

Entry: $14.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HM Certificate          
R10 News Reading Solo     16 years and under

A reading appropriate for radio of current news and events. Script to be self-devised

Entry: $14.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HM Certificate          
R11 Open Religious Reading Solo     17 years and over

Reading from an religious text

Entry: $18.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HM Certificate          
D01 Drama Solo     8 Years an Under

Character Solo - A memorised solo performance from an existing or a self-devised script, with appropriate movement. Props are to be kept to a minimum. Costumes are optional.

Entry: $15.001st Medal          2nd Medals          3rd Medals          
D02 Drama Solo     10 years and under

Character Solo - A memorised solo performance from an existing or a self-devised script, with appropriate movement. Props are to be kept to a minimum. Costumes are optional.

Entry: $15.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HM Certificate          
D03 Drama Solo     12 years and under

Character Solo - A memorised solo performance from an existing or a self-devised script, with appropriate movement. Props are to be kept to a minimum. Costumes are optional.

Entry: $15.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HM Certificate          
D04 Drama Solo     14 years and under

Character Solo - A memorised solo performance from an existing or a self-devised script, with appropriate movement. Props are to be kept to a minimum. Costumes are optional.

Entry: $17.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HM Certificate          
D05 Drama Solo     16 years and under

Character Solo - A memorised solo performance from an existing or a self-devised script, with appropriate movement. Props are to be kept to a minimum. Costumes are optional.

Entry: $17.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HM Certificate          
D08 Drama - Improvisation Solo     10 years and under

A solo improvisation from an idea given by the Adjudicator. 1 minute preparation time allowed

Entry: $15.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HM Certificate          
D09 Drama - Improvisation Solo     12 years and under

A solo improvisation from an idea given by the Adjudicator. 1 minute preparation time allowed

Entry: $16.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HM Certificate          
D10 Drama - Improvisation Solo     14 years and under

A solo improvisation from an idea given by the Adjudicator. 1 minute preparation time allowed

Entry: $17.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HM Certificate          
D11 Drama - Mime and Improvisation Challenge Solo     16 years and under

a. Own choice prepared mime (3 Min max) b. Improvisation from an idea given by the adjudicator with no preparation time. (3 Min Max)

Entry: $21.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HM Certificate          
D12 Drama - Mime Solo     8 Years an Under

Own choice prepared mime

Entry: $14.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HM Certificate          
D13 Drama - Mime Solo     10 years and under

Own choice prepared mime

Entry: $15.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HM Certificate          
D14 Drama - Mime Solo     12 years and under

Own choice prepared mime

Entry: $16.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HM Certificate          
D15 Drama - Mime Solo     14 years and under

Own choice prepared mime

Entry: $16.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HM Certificate          
D17 Public Speech Solo     10 years and under

A self-devised speech on a topic of own choice. The speaker should provide the adjudicator with a topic, the type of speech (eg informative, persuasive, amusing), and a description of the target audience (eg primary school children, teenagers).

Entry: $14.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HM Certificate          
D18 Public Speech Solo     12 years and under

A self-devised speech on a topic of own choice. The speaker should provide the adjudicator with a topic, the type of speech (eg informative, persuasive, amusing), and a description of the target audience (eg primary school children, teenagers).

Entry: $14.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HM Certificate          
D19 Public Speech Solo     14 years and under

A self-devised speech on a topic of own choice. The speaker should provide the adjudicator with a topic, the type of speech (eg informative, persuasive, amusing), and a description of the target audience (eg primary school children, teenagers).

Entry: $16.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HM Certificate          
D20 Public Speech Solo     16 years and under

A self-devised speech on a topic of own choice. The speaker should provide the adjudicator with a topic, the type of speech (eg informative, persuasive, amusing), and a description of the target audience (eg primary school children, teenagers).

Entry: $17.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HM Certificate          
D22 Open Character Solo     17 years and over

A memorised solo performance from an existing or a self-devised script, with appropriate movement. Props are to be kept to a minimum. Costumes are optional.

Entry: $18.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HM Certificate          
D25 Open Speech Solo     17 years and over

A self-devised speech on a topic of choice. Inform and persuade the audience about your point of view.

Entry: $18.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HM Certificate          
D26 Open Mime and Improvisation Challenge Solo     17 years and over

a. own choice prepared mime (3 Min Max) b. improvisation from an idea given by the adjudicator with no preparation time

Entry: $20.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HM Certificate          
D28 Open News Reading Solo     17 years and over

A reading appropriate for radio of current news and events

Entry: $18.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medals          HM Certificate          
D06 Drama Group     14 years and under

A memorised group performance of a piece from an existing script or poem or self-devised script or poem. Time limit 8 minutes including setting and striking of basic props

Entry: $23.001st Certificate          2nd Certificate          3rd Certificate          HM Certificate          
D07 Drama Group     16 years and under

A memorised group performance of a piece from an existing script or poem or self-devised script or poem. Time limit 7 minutes including setting and striking of basic props

Entry: $23.001st Certificate          2nd Certificate          3rd Certificate          HM Certificate          
D27 Open Drama Group     17 years and over

A memorised group performing of a piece from an existing script or self-devised script.

Entry: $26.001st Certificate          2nd Certificate          3rd Certificate          HM Certificate          
D16 Drama - Mime and Improvisation Challenge Duo or Group     16 years and under

a. Own choice prepared mime (3 Min max) b. Improvisation from an idea given by the adjudicator with no preparation time. (3 Min Max)

Entry: $21.001st Certificate          2nd Certificate          3rd Certificate          HM Certificate          
GD1 Drama Group - Minimum 3 members - No maximum     Kindergarten, First & Second Grade

1 memorised dramatised performance Time limit includes setting and striking of props

Entry: $23.001st Certificate          2nd Certificate          3rd Certificate          HM Certificate          
D21 Open Championship Solo     17 years and over

Competitors must enter and compete in any two other solo open sections. Whilst it is not compulsory, we highly encourage you to have a theme linking the pieces. This helps give your programme a flow and purpose. A programme of the following to be performed in any order: a. a memorised monologue. b. a memorised poem. c. a memorised prose

Entry: $21.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HM Certificate          
GD3 Drama Group - Minimum 3 members - No maximum     Fifth and Sixth Grade

1 memorised dramatised performance Time limit includes setting and striking of props

Entry: $23.001st Certificate          2nd Certificate          3rd Certificate          HM Certificate          
SC1 Speech Choir - Minimum 8 members - No maximum     Kindergarten, First & Second Grade

2 memorised items-1 own choice prose and 1 own choice poem recited in either order. – The adjudicator will be looking and listening for: 1.Clear and interesting Speaking; 2. The unity of vocal expression; 3.Focus and concentration; 4.Timing, phrasing and pausing; 5.The enjoyment of sharing with an audience; 6.Quality of choice of items Individual choir members may speak solo parts to highlight the dialogue

Entry: $26.001st Certificate          2nd Certificate          3rd Certificate          HM Certificate          
SC2 Speech Choir - Minimum 8 members - No maximum     Third and Fourth Grade

2 memorised items-1 own choice prose and 1 own choice poem recited in either order. – The adjudicator will be looking and listening for: 1.Clear and interesting Speaking; 2. The unity of vocal expression; 3.Focus and concentration; 4.Timing, phrasing and pausing; 5.The enjoyment of sharing with an audience; 6.Quality of choice of items Individual choir members may speak solo parts to highlight the dialogue

Entry: $26.001st Certificate          2nd Certificate          3rd Certificate          HM Certificate          
SC3 Speech Choir - Minimum 8 members - No maximum     Fifth and Sixth Grade

2 memorised items-1 own choice prose and 1 own choice poem recited in either order. – The adjudicator will be looking and listening for: 1.Clear and interesting Speaking; 2. The unity of vocal expression; 3.Focus and concentration; 4.Timing, phrasing and pausing; 5.The enjoyment of sharing with an audience; 6.Quality of choice of items Individual choir members may speak solo parts to highlight the dialogue

Entry: $26.001st Certificate          2nd Certificate          3rd Certificate          HM Certificate          
GD2 Drama Group - Minimum 3 members - No maximum     Third and Fourth Grade

1 memorised dramatised performance Time limit includes setting and striking of props

Entry: $23.001st Certificate          2nd Certificate          3rd Certificate          HM Certificate