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THE ART OF SPEECH AND DRAMA
syllabus 

SPEECH AND DRAMA EISTEDDFOD DATES

Tuesday 8th August – Saturday 12th August, 2017

Held at the Orange Function Centre, Eyles St Orange

Adjudicator: Elaine Hodda

 

FEATURING

Perpetual trophies – choirs

Pointscore trophies – individual age groups

Highest pointscore – trophy

Encouragement awards

Most promising competitor

Banjo Paterson open championship

Junior speech and drama scholarship

Open speech and drama scholarship

Orange regional arts scholarship

ENTRIES CLOSE 28TH MAY, 2017

No late entries will be accepted

Entries can be posted to: PO Box 8556 ORANGE NSW 2800

Entries can be made online at www.stardom.com.au

We are a proud member of the Australian Association of Eisteddfod

City of Orange Eisteddfod Inc

Speech and Drama Syllabus

Eisteddfod Dates: Tuesday 2nd August to Saturday 6 th August, 2016

At Orange Function Centre, Eyles St, Orange

 

Contact Persons: Helen Croke 0420 298 639 – croke.1@bigpond.com
Meredie Wright 02 6362 7916 – merediewright@bigpond.com

Adjudicator: Elaine Hodda

 

Office Bearers 2017

President Helen Croke
Vice President Carol Smithers and Meagan Cooper
Minutes Secretary Ruth Harrison
Correspondence Secretary Sue Tallis
Entry Secretaries: Dance Carol Smithers
  Vocal and Instrumental Janelle Gibson
  Speech and Drama Helen Croke
Treasurer   Janelle Gibson and Kristene Smith
 
Publicity Officer    Jenny Kain, Meredie Wright and Meagan Cooper
 
Sponsorship/ Promotions Officer   Jenny Marsh and Margaret Williams
Patron   Mayor Councillor John Davis
Auditor   Leanne Boss
Public Officer Janelle Gibson

 

Committee Members:

Dance: Coordinator: Carol Smithers. Committee: Paulette Cox, Jenny Marsh, Glenys Paterson , Jenny Kain, Meagan Cooper, Michele Marriott, Lisa Collins, Madeleine Fisher.

Speech and Drama: Coordinator: Helen Croke. Committee: Meredie Wright, Kristene Smith,

Vocal and Instrumental: Coordinator: Margaret Williams. Committee: Ruth Harrison, Sue Tallis, Janelle Gibson.

The Eisteddfod wishes to thank all sponsors, donors and volunteers for the assistance in the running of the Orange Eisteddfod.

Thanks to Michelle Pierce and Peter Telford from the Orange Civic Theatre, John Harvey from the Orange Function Centre, Donna Riles from Orange Regional Conservatorium and Kate Jones for catering. Thanks to the Orange Regional Arts Foundation for their financial contribution towards printing costs.

ENTRY FEES AND PRIZES

AGE GROUP & CATEGORY

 ENTRY FEE  1ST PLACE 2ND PLACE

 3RD PLACE 

Solos -12 yrs & under

$7 Medal Medal Medal
Open Solos -13 yrs & over

$8

$40 $30

$20

Choirs

$123

$50 $30

$20

Duologues- 12 yrs & under

$8 Medal Medal

Medal

Open Duologues-13 yrs & over

$10

$40 $30

$20

Groups – 12 yrs & under

$13

$50 $30

$20

Open Groups. 13 yrs & over

$18

$80 $50

$30

Junior Scholarship – 12 yrs & under

$9

$300 +

Trophy

   
Senior Scholarship – Open

$12

$500 + Trophy

   

Banjo   Paterson Championship

$11

$80 +

Trophy

$50

$20

 

 

THE ART OF SPEECH AND DRAMA – AWARDS

Junior Scholarship                                                    Donated by Orange Ex-Services’ Club

Senior Scholarship                                                    Donated by Orange Ex-Services’ Club

School Group Sections                                            Supported by Orange Regional Arts Foundation

 

A trophy will be awarded to the competitor gaining the highest points in the Art of Speech sections. Perpetual trophies will be awarded for winners of each verse speaking choirs.

An Encouragement Prize, donated by Meredie Wright, is awarded to the competitor who has not necessarily gained first place. Awards will be chosen by the Adjudicator for the following groups. 8 yrs & under, 9&10 yrs, 11 & 12 yrs, Open age.

Book vouchers, donated by Collins Book Sellers are given as encouragement awards for competitors who display potential in Sight reading. Awards are chosen by the Adjudicator for the following groups. 8 yrs & under, 9&10 yrs, 11 & 12 yrs, 13 yrs & over.

Point score trophies will be awarded to the competitor gaining the highest point score in each age group.

A trophy will be awarded to the competitor seen as the most promising competitor in each age group

Please ensure you read the GENERAL RULES  and SPEECH AND DRAMA RULES before entering.

 

 

Speech and Drama Scholarships

Sponsored by Orange Ex-Services’ Club

The Scholarship will be awarded by judging performances during the Scholarship section only. The Adjudicator awards it to the competitor who best displays ability to further his/her studies in Speech and Drama. Scholarship moneys will only be paid for this purpose.

Scholarship winners are ineligible to be awarded the same prize in subsequent years unless changing from Junior to Senior sections.

Conditions of Entry:

  1. Competitors must compete in three other individual sections in this Eisteddfod. Scholarship and Championships not included
  2. Recite from memory a poem of their own choice which will not be used in other sections
  3. Read a passage from sight. Junior section only 1 minute preparation time.
  4. Perform a characterisation of their own choice which will not be used in other sections. 4 min max.
    This section is not included in the point score.
Section Category Entry
200 Junior Speech and Drama Scholarship. 12 Years and Under $9
201 Senior Speech and Drama Scholarship. 13 Years and Over $12

 

Banjo Paterson Open Championship

Conditions of Entry:

  1. Participants must compete in three other sections in this Eisteddfod.
  2. Recite from memory a poem written by Banjo Paterson, not used in any other sections. This section is not included in the point score.
Section Category Entry
205 Banjo Paterson Open Championship. Open Age Group $11

 

 

Sections for age groups other than Scholarships and Championships

 

5 years & under

Section Category Entry
206 Recitation Own Choice Costume Optional $7
207 Nursery Rhyme.   Costume Optional $7

 

6 years & under

Section Category Entry
208

 

Recitation Own Choice Costume Optional $7
209 Nursery Rhyme Costume Optional $7
210 Australian Verse. Poems in this section must be written by an Australian author but not necessarily contain Australian content. $7
211 Prepared Reading. Reading will be own choice. Time limit 1.5 min Time limit not word count will be adhered to. $7

 

7 years & under

Section Category Entry
212 Recitation Own Choice Costume Optional $7

 

213 Nursery Rhyme. Costume Optional $7
214 Australian Verse. Poems in this section must be written by an Australian author but not necessarily contain Australian content $7
215 Prepared Reading. Reading will be own choice. Time limit 2 min

Time limit not word count will be adhered to.

$7
216 Humorous. Verse or Prose $7

 

8 years & under

Section Category Entry
217 Recitation Own Choice. Verse $7

 

218 Restricted Verse: Competitors must not have received a first place in any recitation section, in any age group, at any Eisteddfod. Competitors entered in this section may enter Own Choice or any other category in their age group. Points are not awarded in this section. 2 min max $7
219 Australian Verse: Poems in this section must be written by an Australian author but not necessarily contain Australian content $7
220 Australiana: Poems in this section must be of Australian content.        2 min max $7
221 Prepared Reading: Reading will be own choice. Time limit 2 min

Time limit not word count will be adhered to.

$7
222 Reading at Sight: Sight reading passage is to be supplied by the adjudicator. 1 minute preparation time. $7
223 Prepared Bible Reading: Own choice reading from the Bible.

Time limit 2 minutes.

$7
224 Sacred or Inspirational   Verse: 2 min max $7

 

225 Picture Description: Describe a picture provided by the adjudicator and tell a story.

1 minute preparation time. 2 min max.

$7
226 Prepared Mime: Topic own choice. Black clothing optional. One chair only available for props.   2 min max $7

 

 9 years & under

Section Category Entry
227 Recitation Own Choice: Verse $7

 

228 Restricted Verse: Competitors must not have received a first place in any recitation section, in any age group, at any Eisteddfod. Competitors entered in this section may enter Own Choice or any other category in their age group. Points are not awarded in this section. 2 min max $7
229 Australian Verse: Poems in this section must be written by an Australian author but not necessarily contain Australian content $7
230 Humorous: Verse or prose. $7

 

231 Prepared Reading: Reading will be own choice. Time limit

2 and a half min.

Time limit not word count will be adhered to.

$7

                                        

10 years & under

Section Category Entry
232 Recitation Own Choice: Verse $7

 

233 Restricted Verse: Competitors must not have received a first place in any recitation section, in any age group, at any Eisteddfod. Competitors entered in this section may enter Own Choice or any other category in their age group. Points are not awarded in this section. 2 min max $7
234 Australian Verse: Poems in this section must be written by an Australian author but not necessarily contain Australian content $7
235 Australiana: Poems in this section must be of Australian content. $7
236 Humorous: Verse or prose. $7

 

237 Prose Memory. 2 min max. $7

 

238 Prepared Reading: Reading will be own choice.

Time limit 2 and a half min.

Time limit not word count will be adhered to.

$7
239 Reading at Sight. Sight reading passage is to be provided by adjudicator. 1 min prep time $7
240 Prepared Bible Reading. Own choice reading from the Bible.

Time limit 2 min.

$7
241 Sacred or Inspirational Verse. $7

 

242 Picture Description. Describe a picture, provided by the adjudicator and tell a story. 1 min prep time. 2 min max $7
243 Prepared mime. Topic own choice. Black clothing optional.

One chair only available for props. 2 min max.

$7
244 Dramatic Monologue. Own choice. Costume may be worn. 3 min max. $7

 

245 Duologue. Own choice. Costume optional. 4 min max $8

 

  

11 years & under

Section Category Entry
246 Recitation Own Choice: Verse $7

 

247 Restricted Verse : Competitors must not have received a first place in any recitation section, in any age group, at any Eisteddfod. Competitors entered in this section may enter Own Choice or any other category in their age group. Points are not awarded in this section.

 

$7
248 Australian Verse: Poems in this section must be written by an Australian author but not necessarily contain Australian content $7
249 Prepared Reading: Reading will be own choice. Time limit 3 min

Time limit not word count will be adhered to.

$7

 

12 years & under

Section Category Entry
250 Recitation Own Choice: Verse $7

 

251 Restricted Verse: Competitors must not have received a first place in any recitation section, in any age group, at any Eisteddfod. Competitors entered in this section may enter Own Choice or any other category in their age group. Points are not awarded in this section. $7
252 Australian Verse: Poems in this section must be written by an Australian author but not necessarily contain Australian content $7
253 Australiana: Poems in this section must be of Australian content.        3 and a half min max. $7
254 Prose Memory.

3 min max

$7

 

255 Prepared Reading: Reading will be own choice. Time limit 3 min

Time limit not word count will be adhered to.

$7
256 Reading at Sight. Sight reading passage is to be provided by adjudicator. 1 min prep time $7
257 Prepared Bible Reading. Own choice reading from the Bible.

2 min max

$7
258 Sacred or Inspirational Verse $7

 

259 Original Verse or Prose: To be handed in 20 min before section starts. Poem 12 lines max. Prose 25 lines max $7
260 Prepared Speech. Topic own choice. Palm cards permitted.

2 and a half min max

$7
261 Humorous: Verse or prose.

3 min max

$7

 

262 Prepared Mime. Topic own choice. Black clothing optional.

One chair only available for props. 2 and a half min max.

$7
263 Duo Prepared Mime. Topic own choice. Black clothing optional.

Two chair only available for props. 3 min max

$8
264 Impromptu Mime. Topic will be provided by the Adjudicator.

2 min prep time. 3 min max.

$7
265 Dramatic Monologue. Own choice. Costume may be worn.

4 min max.

$7

 

266 Duologue. Costume optional. 4 min max. $7

 

267 News Reading. Competitors read a News bulletin from the transcript provided. 1 min prep time. $7
268 Story Telling. Competitors tell a story. The story can be original or taken from a published work. 3 min max. $7

 

Open Age Group. 13 years & over

Section Category Entry
287 Recitation Own Choice. Verse $8

 

288 Australian Verse: Poems in this section must be written by an Australian author but not necessarily contain Australian content

4 min max.

$8
289 Australiana: Poems in this section must be of Australian content.           4 min max $8
290 Prose Memory. 3 min max $8

 

291 Prepared Reading: Reading will be own choice. Time limit 3 min

Time limit not word count will be adhered to.

$8
292 Reading at Sight. Sight reading passage is to be provided by adjudicator. 1 min prep time $8
293 Prepared Bible Reading. Own choice reading from the Bible. Time limit 2 min. $8
294 Sacred or Inspirational Verse $8

 

295 Original Verse or Prose: To be handed in 20 min before section starts. Poem 25 lines max. Prose 40 lines max $8
296 Prepared Speech. Topic own choice. Palm cards permitted. 3 min max $8

 

297 Impromptu Speech. Topic will be provided by the adjudicator.

2 min prep time. 4 min max.

$8
298 Humorous. Verse or prose. $8

 

299 Prepared Mime. Topic own choice. Black clothing optional. One chair only available for props. 4 min max $8

 

300 Duo Prepared Mime. Topic own choice. Black clothing optional.

Two chairs only available for props. 5 min max

$8
301 Impromptu Mime. Topic will be provided by the Adjudicator.

2 min prep time.4 min max.

$8
302 Dramatic Monologue. Own choice. Black clothing or costume may be worn. 5 min max. $8
303 Impromptu Monologue. . Topic will be provided by the adjudicator.

2 min prep time. 4 min max.

$8
304 Shakespearean Monologue. Own choice. Black clothing or costume may be worn. 5 min max. $8
305 Shakespearean Duologue. . Own choice. Black clothing or costume may be worn. 8 min max $9
306 Australian Monologue. Extracts from an Australian play. Scripts may be adapted to maintain continuity. Costume optional. 4 min max $8
307 Duologue. Own choice. Black clothing or costume optional.

6 min max.

$9
308 News Reading. Competitors read a News bulletin from the transcript provided. 1 min prep time. $8
309

 

Story Telling. Competitors tell a story. The story can be original or taken from a published work. 4 min max. $8

                                          

Special Needs

Section Category Entry
310 Individual performance. Own choice poem or prose. Any age group $7

  

School Verse Speaking and Group Sections

Section Category Entry
311 Impromptu Improvisation 12 years and Under. 3 – 5 players. Topic will be provided by the Adjudicator. 2 min prep time. 4 min max $13
312 Impromptu Improvisation 13 years and Over. 3 – 5 players. Topic will be provided by the Adjudicator. 2 min prep time. 6 min max $18
313 Impromptu Mime. Open age group. 3 – 5 players. Topic will be provided by the Adjudicator. 2 min prep time 6 min max.

Two chairs only available as props.

$18
314 Original Works. Open age group. 3 – 5 players. Copies of the script must be submitted. 8 min max $18
315 Dramatic Verse or Prose. 12 years and under. Own choice. Recite a dramatic interpretation of a poem or prose of their own choice.

5 min max. 30 players max

$13
316 Dramatic Verse or Prose. 8 years and over. Original or extract from a published work.

10 min max. 30 players max.

$13
317 Small   Schools Verse Speaking Choir. Two contrasting poems will be recited. Both poems will be own choice. Time limit for total speaking time. 8 min $13
318 Kindergarten Verse Speaking Choir. Two contrasting poems will be recited. Both poems will be own choice. Time limit for total speaking time. 6 min $13
319 Years 1& 2 Verse Speaking Choir. Two contrasting poems will be recited. Both poems will be own choice. Time limit for total speaking time. 6 min $13
320 Years 3 & 4   Verse Speaking Choir. Two contrasting poems will be recited. Both poems will be own choice. Time limit for total speaking time 8 min. $13
321 Years 5 & 6 Verse Speaking Choir. Two contrasting poems will be recited. Both poems will be own choice. Time limit for total speaking time 8 min. $13                              
322 Infant classes/ Stage 1 Prepared Mime. Own choice Time limit 2 – 5 min. $13
323 Primary classes/ Stage 2 & 3 Prepared Mime. Own choice Time limit 2 – 5 min. $13
324 Secondary classes. Prepared Mime. Own choice Time limit 3-6 min. $13

 

ENTRY FORM FOR THE CITY OF ORANGE EISTEDDFOD INC. SPEECH AND DRAMA SECTION ONLY.

Please complete entry form and return to Speech and Drama Secretary, PO Box 8556, Orange NSW 2800

This entry form must reach the Entry Secretary, postmarked no later than the 28th May 2017.

Full entry fee, by cheque or money order must accompany entry form. Entries can be made on-line at www.my.stardom.com.au

No notification of appearance time is given other than through the program, so a program should be ordered when entering or download at www.orangeisteddfod.com . The program will be posted out 14 days prior to the commencement of the Eisteddfod.

DOWNLOAD ENTRY FORM BELOW OR ENTER THROUGH THE STARDOM WEBSITE.

SPEECH AND DRAMA ENTRY FORM FOR THE CITY OF ORANGE EISTEDDFOD INC