68th Annual Cowra Eisteddfod
Other Speech Sections
11 May 2022 to 15 May 2022
(To be confirmed after receipt of Entries and Programming has been finalised)
View Discipline Rule

BEFORE ENTERING PLEASE READ ALL RULES BELOW

PLEASE CHECK REQUIREMENTS FOR SECTIONS SUCH AS CHAMPIONSHIPS AND SCHOLARSHIPS


AFTER ENTERING PLEASE CHECK YOUR INVOICE TO CONFIRM YOU HAVE ENTERED THE CORRECT SECTIONS AND MAKE ANY CORRECTIONS OR APPROPRIATE CHANGES BEFORE THE ENTRIES CLOSE AND THE PROGRAM IS SET


ONCE THE ENTRIES CLOSE AND THE PROGRAM IS SET NO CHANGES WILL BE MADE TO SECTIONS, SESSIONS OR DAYS UNLESS THE ONLINE SYSTEM HAS MADE AN ERROR AND PROOF IS ON YOUR INVOICE

ENTRIES CLOSE 7TH MARCH 2022


 

ENTRY CO-ORDINATORS                                                                     


  DANCING:

Ms H Barker 

 

  Speech & drama: 

Mrs J Friend 


  VOCAL:

Mrs M Wright

.

  INSTRUMENTAL:


PLEASE ADDRESS all Enquires TO:

Mrs H Johnston 


committee@cowraeisteddfod.com.au
 



GRAND CONCERT OF PRIZEWINNERS                                   

SATURDAY 4TH JUNE 2022

CIVIC CENTRE AT 7.00PM

 

 Program will be available to download from www.cowraeisteddfod.com.au and www.stardom.com.au 



Rules of the Eisteddfod


1. The Adjudicator’s decision will be final.

2. A Late Entry Fee will apply for entries up to one week after the closing date.  Online entries are now the preferred mode of entry. 

3. No entry will be accepted unless accompanied by the full entry fee and Scholarship Resume (if appropriate) uploaded to STARDOM.   The Committee reserves the right to refuse any entry.  No refund will be made for any entry fee paid unless the section is cancelled. Competitors are advised to check their Invoice on receipt of entry. No changes can be made once the programme has been printed.

4. Protests, accompanied by a $50 fee, must be lodged in writing, setting out fully the circumstances of the protest with the Office within 30 minutes of the Adjudicator’s decision being announced.

5. Competitors must be ready to take their place on the stage in the order in the programme (unless otherwise required under Rule 9).  Failure to comply could lead to disqualification.

6. In all sections (including groups) subject to an age limit, the age of the competitor (groups as per age of the oldest competitor) will be taken as at the designated opening day of the Eisteddfod.  The Committee reserves the right to call up any competitor at any time to furnish, at his/her own expense, a birth certificate (or copy) and can, at its discretion, withhold any prizemonies until such certificate is furnished.

7. In Duo and Trio sections, competitors must provide, the name & birth date of each competitor at the time of entry. No changes can be made once the programme has been printed.

8. No cameras, video cameras, audio recorders or mobile phone cameras are to be used in the auditorium during any session due to the Privacy Act.  Please switch off all mobile phones in the auditorium.

9. The Committee reserves the right to amend the programme at any time.

10. No teacher will be allowed on stage with a competitor (except in the Special Needs and Early Childhood Sections) unless as an accompanist or conductor.  This rule will be strictly enforced.

11. Prompting, except by the Adjudicator, will not be permitted in any section (except the Special Needs Sections).

12. The Committee reserves the right to arrange for adjudication by any person, at any time, whether or not that person has been named or appointed as adjudicator.  Officials of the Committee ONLY may approach the adjudicator.  Failure to comply could lead to disqualification of the competitor.

13. The Committee invests the adjudicator with the power to withhold any prize where he/she is of the opinion that insufficient merit has been displayed.

14. A bell will be rung at the end of the time limit and competitors must leave the stage within 5 seconds.  Time limits are to be strictly adhered to. Disqualification, or not, will be at the discretion the Adjudicator.

15. The competitor must not have been a pupil of the adjudicator in the six months prior to the Eisteddfod.

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

17. Entry fees include a written adjudicator’s report in all sections, which should be collected from the office 15min after the end of the section.  Prizes may be collected at the end of each section.

18. Musical accompaniments are not allowed in Speech & Drama except Special Needs Sections.

19. Prizes will be awarded on the following scale (unless stated otherwise): 
   3 entries – 1st prize only;  5 entries – 2nd prize;  8 or more entries – 3rd prize. 
    Solo Sections of 20 or more entries and Group Sections of 16 or more entries may be split, at the discretion of the committee.  Only 2 entries per studio in the Group Dancing Sections.

20. a)  It is essential that there be a minimum of 3 entries in all solo sections including  Scholarships and Championships (excluding Special Needs and 8 years & under sections), otherwise competitors may be placed in another  suitable section or the section cancelled. 
 b)  Each duo pairing in Dance Sections will be limited to 2 entries per age section.
 c)  Each solo entrant in all entries will be limited to 1 entry per age section.
 d)  Only 2 entries per studio in the Group Dancing Sections.  

21. In own choice sections, (except prepared speech) all sheet music, manuscripts and music tracks in their final form (edited, if applicable, and ready to use on stage/adjudicators copy) must be uploaded to STARDOM by the designated cut off date. Failure to upload before the designated date, may result in disqualification. competitors MUST provide Adjudicators a copy of the item to be performed, in compliance with Rule 23.  If a Speech or Drama item is not printed, it must be typewritten and properly punctuated.  

22. COPYRIGHT:  The law of Copyright applies to the Eisteddfod.  It is the responsibility of each competitor to adhere to the Act.
a) Original music, poetry, etc., must be used for performance.  If out of print, or in the case of re-arranged or transposed music, a licensed stamped copy may be used.
b) Copies of music, poetry, etc., will be accepted for the adjudicator (must be marked ‘adjudicator’s copy’).  In the case of the accompanist, copies may be used for easier turning but original music must also be brought on stage.
c) All non-licensed copies will be destroyed after the performance.
d) All Dancing competitors must sign the warranty on the Entry Form.
e) Pre-recorded accompaniment must comply with copyright law.
f) If in doubt, please refer to AMCOS, Pte Box 2135, NORTH SYDNEY  2059.
g) Cowra Eisteddfod Inc. programmes are covered by copyright and cannot be reproduced without permission of the Committee.
 
23. The Committee provides competent official accompanists for the Vocal, Choirs, Band and Instrumental Sections, but if desired, the competitor may provide his/her own accompanist for the vocal or instrumental sections.  The adjudicator may take into consideration of the performance, any action or failure of conduct, by any accompanist not provided by the Committee.  

24.  If using the official accompanists (see page 3), contact must be made and music MUST be forwarded to the accompanist at least 7 DAYS PRIOR TO COMMENCEMENT of the Eisteddfod.  Only music or manuscripts, which are LEGIBLE, will be accepted.  Failure to comply can render disqualification.  

25. When using music tracks with lyrics in dance performances, lyrics must not contain inappropriate language or themes.  Failure to adhere to this rule may result in penalty at the discretion of the adjudicator and committee.

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

27. Competitors entering in championships must not repeat the same routines or items used for age/open sections, unless otherwise stated.

28. Prizewinners in the ARIA, SCHOLARSHIPS  and other MAJOR sections MUST be prepared to appear in the GRAND CONCERT, if requested by the Committee.  The Committee, at its discretion, can withhold prizemoney for non-compliance of this rule.

29. RESTRICTED means not having won a first prize solo or championship in that particular category regardless of age, at any eisteddfod or competition up until the closing date of entries.

30. Competitors are permitted to enter EITHER Restricted OR Non-Restricted, but NOT BOTH, in that particular category, eg.  piano, recorder, etc., regardless of age group.  

31. Competitors entering all CHAMPIONSHIPS, ARIAS AND / OR SCHOLARSHIPS must also enter and COMPETE in 2 other SOLO SECTIONS of the same type.

32. All prizewinners of Championships are to be presented with their prize on stage in costume.

33. For a pointscore trophy, points will be awarded on an 8 for 1st; 5 for 2nd; 3 for 3rd; and 1 for HC basis for age groups only.

34. All care will be taken in compiling the syllabus and the programme, and the Committee reserves the right to rectify any errors or omissions that may appear in prizemoney or items.

35. A Yamaha C3E Grand Piano and a Yamaha U3AS upright piano are the instruments provided by the Cowra Council.  Contact Council to make an appointment if wishing to see or practise on these instruments before commencement of the Eisteddfod.

36. All electrical items brought into the hall must have been inspected for safety and tagged in the previous twelve months.

37. Tights must be worn in all Dance Performances except school groups.

 








ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 7/03/2022 11:59:00 PM (AEST)
12 YRS/U
250/251 PROSE MEMORY Solo     12 YRS/U

Session: 13/05/2022 2:00 PM    Time Limit: 02:30

SPEECH & DRAMA COWRA SERVICES CLUB

Entries Closed
Entry: $10.001st $35          HC Certificate          
10 YRS/U
255 POEM FOR TWO Duo     10 YRS/U

Session: 12/05/2022 2:00 PM    Time Limit: 02:00

(must include some unison work).

SPEECH & DRAMA COWRA SERVICES CLUB

Entries Closed
Entry: $14.001st Medals          
8 YRS/U
248 PROSE MEMORY Solo     8 YRS/U

Session: 11/05/2022 2:00 PM    Time Limit: 01:30

SPEECH & DRAMA COWRA SERVICES CLUB

Entries Closed
Entry: $10.001st Medal          HC Certificate          
6 YRS/U
253 POEM FOR TWO Duo     6 YRS/U

Time Limit: 01:30

(must include some unison work).

VOCAL UNASSIGNED

Entries Closed
Entry: $14.001st Medals          2nd Medals          3rd Medals          HC          
12 YRS/U
260/261 READING AT SIGHT Solo     12 YRS/U

Session: 13/05/2022 2:00 PM    Time Limit: 02:30

SPEECH & DRAMA COWRA SERVICES CLUB

Entries Closed
Entry: $10.001st $35          HC Certificate          
OPEN
267 PREPARED READING Solo     OPEN

Session: 14/05/2022 9:00 AM    Time Limit: 03:00

Own choice.

SPEECH & DRAMA COWRA SERVICES CLUB

Entries Closed
Entry: $13.001st $65          2nd $35          HC Certificate          
271 BIBLE READING (from Good News Bible only) Solo     OPEN

Session: 14/05/2022 2:00 PM    Time Limit: 03:00

Adjudicator copy to be provided Ecclesiastes 3: vs 41-51 Doris Grey and Bessie Twigg Trophy

SPEECH & DRAMA COWRA SERVICES CLUB

Entries Closed
Entry: $13.001st $65          2nd $35          HC Certificate          
12 YRS/U
277/278 PREPARED MIME Solo     12 YRS/U

Session: 13/05/2022 9:00 AM    Time Limit: 02:00

Subject: 12 & U “Camping" 14 & U "The Hairdresser" Rehearsal blacks suggested; No props

SPEECH & DRAMA COWRA SERVICES CLUB

Entries Closed
Entry: $10.001st $35          2nd $20          HC Certificate          
256 POEM FOR TWO Duo     12 YRS/U

Time Limit: 02:30

(must include some unison work).

VOCAL UNASSIGNED

Entries Closed
Entry: $14.001st $30          2nd $15          3rd $5          HC Certificates          
10 YRS/U
264 PREPARED READING Solo     10 YRS/U

Session: 12/05/2022 2:00 PM    Time Limit: 02:00

own choice

SPEECH & DRAMA COWRA SERVICES CLUB

Entries Closed
Entry: $10.001st Medal          2nd Medal          HC Certificate          
12 YRS/U
269/270 BIBLE READING (from Good News Bible only) Solo     12 YRS/U

Session: 13/05/2022 9:00 AM    Time Limit: 02:00

Adjudicator copy to be provided 12 & U Matthew 11: vs 1 - 6:14 & U Luke 2 vs 41-51 Doris Grey and Bessie Twigg Trophy awarded to best overall Bible reading from all sections.

SPEECH & DRAMA COWRA SERVICES CLUB

Entries Closed
Entry: $10.001st $35          2nd $20          HC Certificate          
6 YRS/U
274 PREPARED MIME Solo     6 YRS/U

Session: 11/05/2022 2:00 PM    Time Limit: 01:00

Subject: :“Cleaning My Room” Rehearsal blacks suggested; No props

SPEECH & DRAMA COWRA SERVICES CLUB

Entries Closed
Entry: $10.001st Medal          HC Certificate          
OPEN
279 PREPARED MIME Solo     OPEN

Session: 14/05/2022 9:00 AM    Time Limit: 03:00

Subject: “Getting Ready for a Night Out” Rehearsal blacks suggested; No props

SPEECH & DRAMA COWRA SERVICES CLUB

Entries Closed
Entry: $13.001st $65          HC Certificate          
14 YRS/U
257 POEM FOR TWO Duo     14 YRS/U

Time Limit: 03:00

(must include some unison work).

VOCAL UNASSIGNED

Entries Closed
Entry: $15.001st $50          2nd $20          3rd $10          HC Certificate          
8 YRS/U
263 PREPARED READING Solo     8 YRS/U

Session: 11/05/2022 2:00 PM    Time Limit: 01:30

own choice

SPEECH & DRAMA COWRA SERVICES CLUB

Entries Closed
Entry: $10.001st Medal          HC Certificate          
14 YRS/U
266 PREPARED READING Solo     14 YRS/U

Session: 13/05/2022 2:00 PM    Time Limit: 03:00

own choice

SPEECH & DRAMA COWRA SERVICES CLUB

Entries Closed
Entry: $11.001st $35          HC Certificate          
10 YRS/U
282 IMPROMPTU MIME Solo     10 YRS/U

Session: 12/05/2022 2:00 PM    Time Limit: 01:30

Rehearsal blacks suggested; No props

SPEECH & DRAMA COWRA SERVICES CLUB

Entries Closed
Entry: $10.001st Medal          HC Certificate          
OPEN
285 IMPROMPTU MIME Solo     OPEN

Session: 14/05/2022 2:00 PM    Time Limit: 03:00

Rehearsal blacks suggested; No props

SPEECH & DRAMA COWRA SERVICES CLUB

Entries Closed
Entry: $13.001st $65          2nd $35          HC Certificate          
258 POEM FOR TWO Duo     OPEN

Time Limit: 03:00

(must include some unison work).

VOCAL UNASSIGNED

Entries Closed
Entry: $19.001st $80          2nd $40          3rd $20          HC Certificates          
262 READING AT SIGHT Solo     OPEN

Session: 14/05/2022 9:00 AM    Time Limit: 03:30

SPEECH & DRAMA COWRA SERVICES CLUB

Entries Closed
Entry: $13.001st $65          2nd $35          HC Certificate          
12 YRS/U
265 PREPARED READING Solo     12 YRS/U

Session: 13/05/2022 9:00 AM    Time Limit: 02:30

own choice

SPEECH & DRAMA COWRA SERVICES CLUB

Entries Closed
Entry: $10.001st $20          HC Certificate          
OPEN
293 CHARACTER SKETCH/MONOLOGUE Solo     OPEN

Session: 14/05/2022 2:00 PM    Time Limit: 04:00

Costume and props are optional

SPEECH & DRAMA COWRA SERVICES CLUB

Entries Closed
Entry: $13.001st $65          2nd $35          HC Certificate          
8 YRS/U
254 POEM FOR TWO Duo     8 YRS/U

Session: 11/05/2022 10:00 AM    Time Limit: 01:30

(must include some unison work).

SPEECH & DRAMA COWRA SERVICES CLUB

Entries Closed
Entry: $14.001st Medals          
10 YRS/U
259 READING AT SIGHT Solo     10 YRS/U

Session: 12/05/2022 2:00 PM    Time Limit: 02:30

SPEECH & DRAMA COWRA SERVICES CLUB

Entries Closed
Entry: $10.001st Medal          HC Certificate          
8 YRS/U
275 PREPARED MIME Solo     8 YRS/U

Session: 11/05/2022 2:00 PM    Time Limit: 01:00

Subject: “Collecting Eggs” Rehearsal blacks suggested; No props

SPEECH & DRAMA COWRA SERVICES CLUB

Entries Closed
Entry: $10.001st Medal          HC Certificate          
12 YRS/U
283/284 IMPROMPTU MIME Solo     12 YRS/U

Session: 13/05/2022 9:00 AM    Time Limit: 02:00

Rehearsal blacks suggested; No props

SPEECH & DRAMA COWRA SERVICES CLUB

Entries Closed
Entry: $10.001st $35          2nd $20          HC Certificate          
OPEN
295 TELEPHONE CONVERSATION FOR TWO Duo     OPEN

Session: 14/05/2022 9:00 AM    Time Limit: 04:00

(devised from a subject given by the adjudicator).

SPEECH & DRAMA COWRA SERVICES CLUB

Entries Closed
Entry: $19.001st $80          HC Certificates          
252 PROSE MEMORY Solo     OPEN

Session: 14/05/2022 9:00 AM    Time Limit: 03:00

SPEECH & DRAMA COWRA SERVICES CLUB

Entries Closed
Entry: $13.001st $65          HC Certificate          
8 YRS/U
289 CHARACTER SKETCH/MONOLOGUE Solo     8 YRS/U

Session: 11/05/2022 10:00 AM    Time Limit: 02:30

(costume and props optional).

SPEECH & DRAMA COWRA SERVICES CLUB

Entries Closed
Entry: $10.001st Medal          HC Certificate          
12 YRS/U
291/292 CHARACTER SKETCH/MONOLOGUE Solo     12 YRS/U

Session: 13/05/2022 9:00 AM    Time Limit: 03:00

Costume and props are optional

SPEECH & DRAMA COWRA SERVICES CLUB

Entries Closed
Entry: $10.001st $35          2nd $20          HC Certificate          
10 YRS/U
273 STORY FROM A PICTURE Solo     10 YRS/U

Session: 12/05/2022 2:00 PM    Time Limit: 01:30

Each competitor is allowed 1 minute to study a picture before bringing it on stage with them

SPEECH & DRAMA COWRA SERVICES CLUB

Entries Closed
Entry: $10.001st Medal          2nd Medal          HC Certificate          
8 YRS/U
281 IMPROMPTU MIME Solo     8 YRS/U

Session: 11/05/2022 10:00 AM    Time Limit: 01:00

Rehearsal blacks suggested; No props

SPEECH & DRAMA COWRA SERVICES CLUB

Entries Closed
Entry: $10.001st Medal          
10 YRS/U
249 PROSE MEMORY Solo     10 YRS/U

Session: 12/05/2022 2:00 PM    Time Limit: 02:00

SPEECH & DRAMA COWRA SERVICES CLUB

Entries Closed
Entry: $10.001st Medal          HC Certificate          
6 YRS/U
280 IMPROMPTU MIME Solo     6 YRS/U

Session: 11/05/2022 2:00 PM    Time Limit: 01:00

Rehearsal blacks suggested; No props

SPEECH & DRAMA COWRA SERVICES CLUB

Entries Closed
Entry: $10.001st Medal          HC Certificate          
10 YRS/U
268 BIBLE READING (from Good News Bible only) Solo     10 YRS/U

Session: 12/05/2022 2:00 PM    Time Limit: 03:00

Adjudicator copy to be provided Matthew 9 vs 27-31 Doris Grey and Bessie Twigg Trophy awarded for best Bible reading over all age groups

SPEECH & DRAMA COWRA SERVICES CLUB

Entries Closed
Entry: $10.001st Medal          HC Certificate          
8 YRS/U
272 STORY FROM A PICTURE Solo     8 YRS/U

Session: 11/05/2022 2:00 PM    Time Limit: 01:00

Each competitor is allowed 1 minute to study a picture before bringing it on stage with them

SPEECH & DRAMA COWRA SERVICES CLUB

Entries Closed
Entry: $10.001st Medal          HC Certificate          
OPEN
287 DUOLOGUE/TRIOLOGUE Duo or Trio     OPEN

Session: 14/05/2022 9:00 AM    Time Limit: 04:00

(costume optional).

SPEECH & DRAMA COWRA SERVICES CLUB

Entries Closed
Entry: $19.001st $80          
10 YRS/U
276 PREPARED MIME Solo     10 YRS/U

Session: 12/05/2022 2:00 PM    Time Limit: 01:30

Subject: “Choosing a Pet" Rehearsal blacks suggested; No props

SPEECH & DRAMA COWRA SERVICES CLUB

Entries Closed
Entry: $10.001st Medal          HC Certificate          
12 YRS/U
286 DUOLOGUE/TRIOLOGUE Duo or Trio     12 YRS/U

Time Limit: 03:00

(costume optional).

VOCAL UNASSIGNED

Entries Closed
Entry: $14.001st $30          2nd $15          3rd $5          HC Certificate          
6 YRS/U
288 CHARACTER SKETCH/MONOLOGUE Solo     6 YRS/U

Session: 11/05/2022 10:00 AM    Time Limit: 02:00

(costume and props optional).

SPEECH & DRAMA COWRA SERVICES CLUB

Entries Closed
Entry: $10.001st Medal          
10 YRS/U
290 CHARACTER SKETCH/MONOLOGUE Solo     10 YRS/U

Session: 12/05/2022 2:00 PM    Time Limit: 03:00

Costume and props are optional

SPEECH & DRAMA COWRA SERVICES CLUB

Entries Closed
Entry: $10.001st Medal          HC Certificate          
12 YRS/U
294 TELEPHONE CONVERSATION FOR TWO Duo     12 YRS/U

Time Limit: 03:00

(devised from a subject given by the adjudicator).

VOCAL UNASSIGNED

Entries Closed
Entry: $14.001st $30          2nd $15          3rd $5          HC Certificates          
14 YRS/U
296 SHAKESPEAREAN RECITAL Solo     14 YRS/U

Time Limit: 04:00

(in rehearsal blacks)May include 1 defining piece of costume or hand prop

VOCAL UNASSIGNED

Entries Closed
Entry: $11.001st $35          2nd $20          3rd $10          HC Certificate          
OPEN
297 SHAKESPEAREAN RECITAL Solo     OPEN

Time Limit: 04:00

(in rehearsal blacks)May include 1 defining piece of costume or hand prop

VOCAL UNASSIGNED

Entries Closed
Entry: $13.001st $65          2nd $35          3rd $20          HC Certificate          
12 YRS/U
298 ORIGINAL VERSE Solo     12 YRS/U

Time Limit: 02:30

Original Verse Trophy To be judged on literary merit only. No repeats from previous years. Poem with name on it MUST be submitted with entry

VOCAL UNASSIGNED

Entries Closed
Entry: $10.001st $20          2nd $10          3rd $5          HC Certificate          
OPEN
299 ORIGINAL VERSE Solo     OPEN

Time Limit: 04:00

Original Verse Trophy To be judged on literary merit only. No repeats from previous years. Poem with name on it MUST be submitted with entry

VOCAL UNASSIGNED

Entries Closed
Entry: $13.001st $65          2nd $35          3rd $20          HC Certificate