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SPEECH
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LITERARY
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VISUAL ARTS
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  ARCHIVES

together with
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proudly present the proudly present the Speech and Drama Festival 2017 Syllabus

ORIGINAL WORK

SPEECH & DRAMA FESTIVAL 2017

Completed
Festival Dates Monday 3 - Friday 21 July
Venues 6 - 19July 2017:
Prince Edward School, Beit Hall & Music Centre
17 - 21July 2017:
Choral Speaking: Twin Rivers School
14 & 15July 2017:
Dance: National Ballet Centre
Deadline for Entries Wednesday 31 May
Early entries encouraged
Office open from 9am - 4pm on this day
Final Concert Saturday 22 July

 
The ability to write creative, new and challenging work with the intention of performance.

RULES

  • Copies of all original work must be submitted to the office by Friday 30 June 2017.
  • N.B. No changes may be made to the script after submission.
  • A strong script is necessary for a good performance. Candidates and teacher should ensure that the script is of a high enough standard before beginning to work on the performance.
  • All original work may be published by the Festival.
  • Number of entries restricted to 5 per school per class except in Original Play or Sketch (Class 520) where it is limited to 2 and Experimental Programme (Class 561) where it is limited to 3.

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ORIGINAL PLAY OR SKETCH (Minimum 3 people) No of entries limited to 2 - $10 per entry

CLASS No CLASS CATEGORY MINIMUM MAXIMUM
520 Any Age 6 mins 10 mins

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EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAMME (minimum 3 people) No of entries limited to 3 - $10 per entry

The themes for Experimental Programme Classes 530 - 533 for 2017 are as follows:

  1. Revolt
  2. Swipe
  3. Abracadabra

RULES

  • Candidates must create and perform a presentation based on the key words.
  • Acting is compulsory and costumes and props should be used.
  • Work may be original or include published or unpublished pieces.
  • A short synopsis of the background to the piece must be handed to the announcer back stage at the commencement of the class.
  • The essential ingredients are imagination and creativity, which should be used freely in presentation.
  • The use of original ideas and of different disciplines including Poetry, Mime and Dance is encouraged. Presentations should include elements of Design, Symphony, Story, Meaning and Playfulness.
  • Number of entries restricted to 3 per school in Classes 530 - 533.
CLASS No CLASS CATEGORY MINIMUM MAXIMUM
530 Junior 4 mins 7 mins
531 Intermediate 5 mins 8 mins
532 Senior 7 mins 10 mins
533 Any Age 5 mins 10 mins

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PREPARED TV NEWS READING

  • Unpublished Original work only to be written and performed by the entrant and to be spoken or performed from memory.
  • Well-practised and polished reading of varied news items is required.
  • Candidate should be seated at a news desk.
  • Candidate should indicate whether reading is of a serious or comical nature on the entry form.
    Comical News Reading requires clear characters to be established. The acting of these characters will be graded on believability and acting. Grading will include the comical timing, cleverness of the writing, appropriate use of props and costumes, media and other devices.
    Serious New Reading requires a formal setting and should echo the styles currently presented by reputable news media channels, like AlJeezera or Sky News. The characterisation should emphasise believability of the news and the reality of the setting.
  • Exact timing is very important.

 

SOLO PREPARED TV NEWS READING - $2 per entry

CLASS No CLASS CATEGORY MINIMUM MAXIMUM
540 Junior Grade 6 & 7 1 min 15 secs 1 min 45 secs
541 Intermediate 1 min 45 secs 2 mins
542 Senior 1 min 45 secs 2 mins

DUO PREPARED NEWS READING - $4 per entry

Both names must be entered on the entry form. No substitutes permitted.

CLASS No CLASS CATEGORY MINIMUM MAXIMUM
543 Junior Grade 6 & 7 2 mins 2 mins 30 secs
544 Intermediate 2 min 45 secs 3 mins
545 Senior 2 mins 45 secs 3 mins

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PUBLIC SPEAKING

The art of clearly and effectively delivering a speech on a specific topic through the use of the spoken word.

ONE MINUTE PLEASE - $2 per entry

Candidate to speak for one minute on a topic chosen by the Festival with 10 seconds preparation time.

CLASS No CLASS CATEGORY MINIMUM MAXIMUM
560 Junior Grade 6 & 7 1 min 1 min

 

PREPARED SPEECH - $2 per entry

RULES

  • The objective is to choose an argument or a statement and then use the speech to defend or explain your point. Humour is always a plus. Topics should be age appropriate.
  • Original work only to be performed.
  • Candidates may speak on a topic of their choice.
  • There is a minimum time of 2 minutes 30 seconds and a maximum time of 3 minutes 30 seconds and participants will be penalised if they do not adhere to these times.
  • Due to the wide variety of participants and audience members candidates must avoid any offensive content and language in their speech.
  • Candidates may use notes during their speech.
  • No costumes allowed.
  • No props allowed.
  • Number of entries restricted to 2 per school in Classes 561 - 562.
  • A copy of the speech must be submitted to the office by Friday 30 June 2017.
CLASS No CLASS CATEGORY MINIMUM MAXIMUM
561 Intermediate 2 mins 30 secs 3 mins 30 secs
562 Senior 2 mins 30 secs 3 mins 30 secs

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