Sunshine Coast Junior Eisteddfod

Speech & Drama
Schedule

Speech - Memorised Set Verse

One verse to be performed from set works.

Item No. Item Title Ages Time Limit Entry Fee
1 Memorised Set Verse 11 - 13 years 2 mins $7
  Talking Turkeys! By Benjamin Zephaniah OR
Reedy River by Henry Lawson (own choice of 4 verses only) OR
Waiting at the Window by A. A. Milne
   
2 Memorised Set Verse 9 - 10 years 2 mins $7
  My Teacher Took My iPod by Ken Nesbitt OR
Dirty Face by Shel Silverstein OR
The People Upstairs by Ogden Nash
   
3 Memorised Set Verse 8 years & under 2 mins $7
  Eletelephony by Laura Elizabeth Richards OR
Aim High to the Sky by James McDonald OR
Horton Hears a Who - Poem by Theodor Seuss Geisel
   

Speech - Australian Verse

Own Choice narrative, lyrical or humorous. Verse must have Australian content (i.e. Our lifestyle), an Australian narrative, history, animals pertaining to Australia or our cultural identity, etc.

Item No. Item Title Ages Time Limit Entry Fee
5 Australian Verse 14 - 18 years 3 mins $7
6 Australian Verse 11 - 13 years 2.5 mins $7
7 Australian Verse 10 years & under 2.5 mins $7

Speech - Unprepared Prose Reading

Text given by examiner 1.5 minutes perusal.

Item No. Item Title Ages Time Limit Entry Fee
8 Unprepared Prose Reading 14 - 18 years N/A $7
9 Unprepared Prose Reading 13 years & under N/A $7

Speech Championship

Two pieces to be performed. Please note that a classic should be an esteemed and recognisable work.

Item No. Item Title Ages Time Limit Entry Fee
10 Senior Speech Championship 14 - 18 years 3 mins $15
  Competitors are to recite
The Listeners by Walter de la Mare OR
The Lady of Shalott (1832) by Alfred Lord Tennyson
PLUS an own choice piece of prose from an Australian Classic work. (Time limit applies to prose)
   
11 Junior Speech Championship 11 - 13 years 2 mins $15
  Competitors are to recite
The Splendour Falls on Castle Walls by Alfred Lord Tennyson
PLUS an own choice piece of memorised prose from a classic piece of Children's literature. (Time limit applies to prose)
   

Speech - Group Speaking Ensemble

Choirs up to 50 Voices

Primary School Group Speaking - members from Prep to year 6. Both A and B to be performed selecting contrasting nature.

Item No. Item Title Ages Time Limit Entry Fee
12 Group Speaking Ensemble 12 years & under 8 mins $60
  A. Own Choice Poem AND
B. A prose extract from Matilda by Road Dahl OR
The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams.
(Own choice for which part of the story)
Total Time Limit is for Part A & B.
   

Drama - Original Character Recital

One character only – costume optional. This recital is to be devised by the student/teacher/parent. It is an ORIGINAL character and therefore not found in an existing story, play or monologue. Be creative and original and have fun. Author to be acknowledged on copy. These characters are to be original.

IF YOU ENTER THE CHARACTER RECITAL YOU MAY NOT ENTER THE CHAMPIONSHIP.

Item No. Item Title Ages Time Limit Entry Fee
13 Original Character Recital 13 - 14 years 3.5 mins $7
  One Character only. Costume Optional.    
14 Original Character Recital 11 - 12 years 3 mins $7
  One Character only. Costume Optional.    
15 Original Character Recital 10 years & under 2 mins $7
  One Character only. Costume Optional.    

Drama - Shakespearean Recital

Own Choice.

Item No. Item Title Ages Time Limit Entry Fee
16 Shakespearean Recital 14 - 18 years 4 mins $7
  Competitors perform a monologue from a Shakespearean play.    

Drama - Duologue

Own choice.

Item No. Item Title Ages Time Limit Entry Fee
17 Duologue 14 - 18 years 6 mins $12
  Dualogue from a published playscript.    
18 Duologue 13 years & under 4 mins $12

Drama - Group Mime with Music

3 - 8 Players

Own Choice. Group is required to devise a Mime sequence to music. The Mime can be either in the style of thematic, abstract or literal. Title and style of piece must be submitted to session convenor on a piece of paper along with session and competitor number before presenting. NO COSTUMES.

Item No. Item Title Ages Time Limit Entry Fee
19 Group Mime to Music 14 years & under 4 mins $20

Drama - Group Improvisation

3 - 8 Players

Own Choice. Group is required to devise a scene by creating speech and action based on a theme provided by the adjudicator. A balance of speech and action is required. A warning bell will be rung at the 3 minute mark. No pre-prepared work eligible.

Item No. Item Title Ages Time Limit Entry Fee
20 Group Improvisation 13 - 18 years 4 mins $20

Drama Championship

Two Pieces to be performed. Please note that a classic should be an esteemed and recognisable work.

Item No. Item Title Ages Time Limit Entry Fee
21 Senior Drama Championship 14 - 18 years 6 mins $15
  Competitors must do both
a) Monologue from a published play before 1945 (Not Shakespearean) AND
b) Monologue from a published play or film script post 1945.
   
22 Junior Drama Championship 11 - 13 years 5.5 mins $15
  Competitors are to do both
a) Character Recital from a published play (3 minutes) AND
b) An improvisation of 2.5 minutes topic given by the examiner. (Warning Bell at 2 minutes).
   

COMPETITORS SHOULD AVOID THE USE OF WORDS AND MATERIAL THAT ARE NOT REGARDED AS ACCEPTABLE IN A FAMILY GROUP OR POLITE SOCIETY. CONTESTANTS USING “UNACCEPTABLE” WORDS COULD FACE DISQUALIFICATION.