Bendigo Competitions Society Inc. 95th Annual Bendigo Eisteddfod
SPEECH & DRAMA
24 May 2020 to 24 May 2020
(To be confirmed after receipt of Entries and Programming has been finalised)
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Speech and Drama

Specific Music Conditions of Entry 2020

Competition runs on Sunday the 24th of May 2020


Entries close on Monday the 20th of April 2020






Note: The Speech and Drama competition at the Annual Bendigo Eisteddfod is aimed at encouraging competitors with a challenging but relaxed environment in front of outstanding adjudicators. 

Speech and Drama allows students to present a prose or verse, involving a narrative of conflict or character.


  1. The Society does not accept any responsibility for music books or scores, CD's or tapes not collected backstage or from the office immediately after the section finishes.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
  2. Competitors are to limit their items to reasonable lengths and where stated adhere to time limits. 
    REPEATS SHOULD BE AVOIDED.                                                                                                                                                                                                  
  3. Competitors may choose to enter older age groups as well as their own age group, except where a section stipulates the lower age group (e.g 13-17 years)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
  4. DUETS & ENSEMBLES - Individual competitors may be part of more than one duet or ensemble in a section. The same duet or ensemble may only enter once in a particular section.                                                          
  5. Competitors must provide a valid email address with their entry. Communication with competitors regarding confirmation of entry, and approximate timetable of events will normally be done via email.                                                                                                                                                                                                  
ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 23/03/2020 11:59:00 PM (AEST)
10 years and under
SD 010 OWN CHOICE SOLO RECITAL     10 years and under

Can include, but not restricted to, reading from Storybook,Poetry, a play or Bible

Prizes are the gift of Bendigo Y Service Club - Men Inc.

Entry: $7.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HM Ribbon          
SD 020 Short Play ENSEMBLE     10 years and under

Age 10 and under Memorised Play. Up to 6 players permitted. Own choice. Costumes optional. Max 10 minutes. No props except a chair per participant if required.

Prizes are the gift of Bendigo Y Service Club - Men Inc.

Entry: $9.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HM Ribbon          
12 years and under
SD030 OWN CHOICE SOLO RECITAL     12 years and under

Can include, but not restricted to, reading from Storybook,Poetry, a play or Bible

Prizes are the gift of Bendigo Y Service Club - Women Inc.

Entry: $9.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HM Ribbon          
SD040 Short Play ENSEMBLE     12 years and under

Age 10 and under Memorised Play. Up to 6 players permitted. Own choice. Costumes optional. Max 10 minutes. No props except a chair per participant if required.

Prizes are the gift of Bendigo Y Service Club - Women Inc.

Entry: $11.001st Medals          2nd Medals          3rd Medals          HM Ribbon          
14 years and under
SD050 OWN CHOICE SOLO RECITAL     14 years and under

Public Speaking - topic of own choice. Cue Cards are permissible.

Prizes are the gift of Bendigo Y Service Club - Women Inc.

Entry: $11.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HM Ribbon          
SD060 OWN CHOICE ENSEMBLE     14 years and under

Short Scene - Taken from a published play, book or original script with a minimum of two(2) characters. A maximum of six(6) players permitted. Costumes optional. Props to be kept to a minimum and should be able to be transportable by the performers.

Prizes are the gift of Bendigo Y Service Club - Women Inc.

Entry: $13.001st Medals          2nd Medals          3rd Medals          HM Ribbon          
16 years and under
SD070 OWN CHOICE SOLO RECITAL     16 years and under

Public Speaking - topic of own choice. Cue Cards are permissible.

Entry: $11.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HM Ribbon          
SD080 OWN CHOICE ENSEMBLE     16 years and under

Short Scene - Taken from a published play, book or original script with a minimum of two(2) characters. A maximum of six(6) players permitted. Costumes optional. Props to be kept to a minimum and should be able to be transportable by the performers.

Entry: $11.001st Medals          2nd Medals          3rd Medals          HM Ribbon          
19 years and under
SD090 OWN CHOICE SOLO RECITAL     19 years and under

(1) Public Speaking - topic of own choice. Cue Cards are permissible OR (2) Monologue - from existing script or created script

Entry: $11.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HM Ribbon          
SD100 OWN CHOICE ENSEMBLE     19 years and under

Short Scene - Taken from a published play, book or original script with a minimum of two(2) characters. A maximum of six(6) players permitted. Costumes optional. Props to be kept to a minimum and should be able to be transportable by the performers.

Entry: $16.001st Medals          2nd Medals          3rd Medals          HM Ribbon          
23 years and under
SD110 OWN CHOICE ENSEMBLE     23 years and under

Short Scene - Taken from a published play, book or original script with a minimum of two(2) characters. A maximum of six(6) players permitted. Costumes optional. Props to be kept to a minimum and should be able to be transportable by the performers.

Entry: $20.001st Medals          2nd Medals          3rd Medals          HM Ribbon          
SD120 OWN CHOICE SOLO RECITAL     23 years and under

(1) Public Speaking - topic of own choice. Cue Cards are permissible OR (2) Monologue - from existing script or created script

Entry: $15.001st Medals          2nd Medals          3rd Medals          HM Ribbon