Speech

Tentative Dates: Monday - Thursday September 2-5

Adjudicator: Elizabeth Walsh

Any enquiries regarding Speech Sections please contact Mrs. Carolyn McKenzie at [email protected]

Speech Entry Form

Entries Close 1st June 2019

*Important reminder: Please use a separate entry form for each category. Check Entry Information below before submitting.

Speech Section Encouragement Awards

Awarded by Adjudicator to any Speech competitor 1)14 years and under – $50.00, 2) 15 years and over – $50.00

Explanations

TIME LIMITS: Unless otherwise stated maximum performance time is 3 minutes and competitors may be disqualified if they exceed the 3 minutes.

Competitors will not be penalised if they perform less than maximum time.

COPIES: Copies of prepared selections are to be provided prior to commencement of the section.

AUSTRALIAN VERSE: Selection must be by an Australian poet.

IMPROMPTU READINGS: Passive provided by Adjudicator. One (1) minute preparation.

MIME: No costumes or props. A chair only will be provided. Time limit 2 minutes.

DESCRIBE A PICTURE: Picture to be provided by Adjudicator. One minute preparation time. Maximum 2 minutes performance time.

IMPROVISATION: Topic supplied by Adjudicator. 2 min preparation, 2 min performance (Primary), 3 min performance (Secondary).

PUBLIC SPEAKING: Topic -Own choice. Time limit 3 mins.

SHAKESPEARIAN EXTRACT: Time limit 5 minutes. Own choice. Optional costume or performance blacks.

RADIO NEWS READING: Preparation time 1 min. A 2-3 min news bulletin will be supplied by the adjudicator. Competitor will be seated.

TELEPHONE CONVERSATION FOR TWO: Competitors will improvise a telephone conversation based on a topic provided by the adjudicator.

BIBLE READING SECTION see page 27

Speech Championship

Competitors must perform in two other memorised solo sections to qualify.
Two contrasting pieces to be performed:
a) Selection of prose, verse or drama – own choice. Time limit 4 mins.
b) Prose reading which contrasts with the selection chosen for a). Time limit 3 mins.

S301 – 11 Years and Under: 1st $40, 2nd $20
S302 – 12 Years and Under: 1st $60, 2nd $30
S303 – 14 Years and Over: 1st $100, 2nd $50

5 Years and Under

Entry Fee: $8.00

S304Special Restricted Verse

6 Years Only

Entry Fee: $8.00

S305Open Verse

6 Years and Under

Entry Fee: $8.00

S306Restricted Verse
S307Prepared Reading Approx. 120 words
S308Nursery Rhyme in Costume

7 Years Only

Entry Fee: $8.00

S309Open Verse

7 Years and Under

Entry Fee: $8.00

S310Special Restricted Verse
S311Impromptu Reading

8 Years Only

Entry Fee: $8.00

S312Open Verse

8 Years and Under

Entry Fee: $8.00

S313Restricted Verse
S314Australian Verse
S315Prepared Reading Approx 140 words
S316Nursery Rhyme in Costume

9 Years Only

Entry Fee: $8.00

S317Open Verse

9 Years and Under

Entry Fee: $8.00

S318Special Restricted Verse
S319Australian Verse
S320Impromptu Reading

10 Years Only

Entry Fee: $8.00

S321Open Verse

10 Years and Under

Entry Fee: $8.00

S322Restricted Verse
S323Prepared Reading Approx. 150 words
S324Describe a Picture
S325Public Speaking
S326Mime
S327Character Sketch in Costume

11 Years Only

Entry Fee: $8.00

S328Open Verse

11 Years and Under

Entry Fee: $8.00

S329Australian Verse
S330Special Restricted Verse
S331Impromptu Reading

12 Years Only

Entry Fee: $8.00

S332Open Verse

12 Years and Under

Entry Fee: $8.00

S333Restricted Verse
S334Prepared Reading Approx. 150 words
S335Describe a Picture
S336Public Speaking
S337Mime
S338Character Sketch in Costume Time limit 4 minutes

13 Years Only

Entry Fee: $8.00

S339Open Verse

13 Years and Under

Entry Fee: $8.00

S340Special Restricted Verse
S341Australian Verse
S342Impromptu Reading

14 Years Only

Entry Fee: $8.00

S343Open Verse

14 Years and Under

Entry Fee: $8.00

S344Australian Verse
S345Prepared Reading Approx. 200 words
S346Impromptu Reading
S347Radio News Reading
S348Public Speaking
S349Character Sketch in Costume. Time limit 4 minutes

15 Years and Over

Entry Fee: $10.00

S350Open Verse
S351Australian Verse
S352Public Speaking 1st prize $50
S353Prepared Reading 200 words.
S354Impromptu Reading
S355Radio News Reading
S356Character Sketch in Costume.Time limit 5 minutes
S357Shakespearian Extract.Time limit 5 minutes

Competitor with Special Needs

8 Years and under

Entry Fee: $8.00

S358Verse, prose or drama

12 Years and Under

Entry Fee: $8.00

S359Verse, prose or drama.

13 Years and Over

Entry Fee: $8.00

S360Verse, prose or drama.

Duos/Groups

6 Years and Under

Entry Fee: $12.00

S361Poem for Two
S362Group Reading 2 or 3 speakers

8 Years and Under

Entry Fee: $12.00

S363Poem for Two
S364Group Reading 2 or 3 speakers
S365Prepared Mime 2 – 4 players

10 Years and Under

Entry Fee: $12.00

S366Poem for Two
S367Group Reading 2 or 3 players
S368Prepared Mime 2 – 4 players
S369Telephone Conversation for Two 1 min prep. Time limit 2 mins.

12 Years and Under

Entry Fee: $12.00

S370Poem for Two
S371Group Reading 2 or 3 players
S372Prepared Mime 2 – 4 players
S373Duologue in Costume. Time limit 5 minutes.
S374Telephone Conversation for Two 1 min prep. Time limit 2 mins.

Secondary Students

Entry Fee: $12.00

S375Duologue In Costume Time limit 8 minutes.
S376Improvisation 2-4 players 2 min prep. Time limit 3 mins.
S377Telephone Conversation for Two I min prep. Time limit 2 mins.