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proudly present the Speech and Drama Festival 2017 Syllabus

GENERAL INFORMATION

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, 6.00pm, Twin Rivers School


 

 

DIRECTOR'S MESSAGE

Dear all Speech and Drama Festies!

2017 – it’s a new year! It even has a great ring to it –twentee-seven-teen - nice assonance?

We are very excited to offer our Speech and Drama syllabus for this year. We listened to feedback from you, the teachers and the candidates, and you will find a few tweaks to support you with your choices and work.

We also have had to find a time for the actual Festival. No dates are ever perfect and this year we really struggled to find a fit. Thank you to those who responded to the survey, this helped us with the tricky decision. So this year, the Festival will run later in the year than it has for over two decades. They say change is always good, we will wait and see, but we are more grateful to be continuing and going ahead in this year. Continuing and flourishing, that is our aim.

Adjustments to please look out for are the number of entries in our big group classes – yes, you can now enter more in some classes, and less in others.
We also must add a fee for multiple changes in entries. It is very difficult to balance all the entries, dates, times and other details. We ask to try to plan as much in advance with these.

Another adjustment is placing the Dance Festival at the end, and so later in the month. This is again in response to feedback. We look forward to ending the Festival in a twirl and a flourish.

Every year, the Festival provides a joyous celebration of the performing Arts, Speech, Drama and Dance in all their facets. We are grateful to the long serving, small group of volunteers, who dedicate their time and energy to make the magic all happen as if it is so easy. Thank you for entering and long may our Festival continue to give everyone some fun and smiles in their lives, we all need it, everyday.

Gavin Michael Peter
Speech and Drama Festival Director

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SPEECH & DRAMA FESTIVAL RULES AND REGULATIONS

Please read these rules carefully to avoid disappointment

The Adjudicator

  1. The Adjudicator’s decision is final and not open for discussion under any circumstance
  2. No private pupil, relative or employee of the Adjudicator shall enter a section of which the Adjudicator is in charge, except where:
    1. the candidate is a member of a choir;
    2. a panel of judges is in operation;
    3. more than three years have elapsed since regular tuition was received.

The Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is the administering body and reserves the right to:

  1. Withdraw any class for which, in their opinion, insufficient entries have been received.
  2. Accept or reject any entry submitted without being bound to give reasons.
  3. Appoint an alternative Adjudicator or a panel of adjudicators, should the need arise through illness or other unforeseen causes.
  4. Settle all disputes concerning candidates or procedures. No public protests are permitted.

Classes

  1. All classes are for amateurs only.
  2. In duo classes the names of both candidates should be given. Once entries are submitted, no substitutes are allowed except in exceptional circumstances and then only with the express approval of the Executive Committee.
  3. If classes are too large, eliminations may be held before the start of the Festival.
  4. Time / word limits must be strictly observed otherwise the candidate may be disqualified or awarded a lower grade.
  5. Fees are not refundable in the event of non-attendance.

Submission of Entries

  1. All entries must be submitted in writing on the correct Entry Form with all the information required by the prescribed closing date and with the stipulated fee. NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED.
  2. Please ensure the candidates full name, correctly spelt, and CLEARLY PRINTED, appears on the entry form, as this will assist with the production of correct certificates. Any certificate that needs to be reprinted will attract an admin fee.
  3. All entrants will receive a ballot card, stating the date and time of performance and a ballot number indicating the order of appearance. These cards entitle the entrants ONLY to free admission to the session in which they appear.
  4. Fees are per entry, regardless of the number of persons taking part.
  5. Entrance fees are not refundable in the event of non attendance.
  6. Whilst every effort is made to accommodate candidates for specific dates and times for appearances, the Festival will charge a penalty fee of $10.00 for any changes requested after the schedule has been set.
  7. No candidate may repeat work he or she has used in any previous Festival.
  8. The Festival may publish or use any work submitted, copyright permitting. The writer(s) will be fully credited and acknowledged.

Maximum Number of Entries

  1. FIVE entries per class or private studio are allowed EXCEPT for the following:
    TWO per class in Group Recital (Class 163); Original Play or sketch (Class 520); Prepared Speech (Classes 561-562): Dance (Classes 230-238)
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    THREE per class in Experimental Programme (Classes 530-533) Poetry (Classes 101-115, 118 and 121 - 123)
  2. A candidate may not enter more than EIGHT classes excluding choral speaking.

During the Festival

  1. All entrants must hand their ballot cards to the steward at the Check-In Desk 15 MINUTES BEFORE THE STATED TIME or face disqualification.
  2. he words / time are the maximum allowed in each class and must not be exceeded.
  3. Where a copy of the text is required, this must be handed to the steward at the Check-In Desk at the Festival 15 minutes before performance time.
  4. All published and original work must be scripted and a copy handed in at check in, clearly marked with class title, class name, class number and ballot number. THE NAME OF THE CANDIDATE MUST NOT APPEAR ON THE SCRIPT.
  5. A clear copy of all original work must be submitted to the office by30 June 2017.
  6. No changes may be made to any scripts after submission.
  7. Only teachers or their accredited reps may collect Adjudicator’s reports and certificates.
  8. Only candidates and officials will be allowed on the stage.
  9. No candidate or member of the audience may approach the adjudicator to discuss the performance of a candidate without the permission of the Festival Director.

Grades, Awards and Concert

  1. One concert will be arranged for the close of the Festival, and only a limited number of candidates can be included. Selected candidates must have achieved an Honours Grade for the chosen item. The committee’s decision on the selection is final.
  2. To qualify for the Wallbridge Shakespeare Award a candidate must have gained Honours in at least two of the Shakespeare sections.
  3. To qualify for the Best All-Rounder Awards, a candidate must have entered and gained an Honours grade in at least two Sections, and gained a high grade in a third Section, of the Festival i.e. Speech, Mime, Shakespeare, Drama, Original Work, and Improvisation.
  4. The following grade scheme will apply:
    HONOURS - 90% or more
    1st GRADE - 80 to 89%
    2nd GRADE - 70 to 79%
    3rd GRADE - 60 to 69%
    UNGRADED - BELOW 60% (NO CERTIFICATE AWARDED)
    DISQUALIFIED - INFRINGEMENT OF SYLLABUS (NO CERTIFICATE AWARDED)

Fee Structure

Solo Entry - $2
Duo Entry -$4
Group Entry - $10
Choral Speaking - $25

Please remember our Festival involves candidates and audiences of all ages, backgrounds, religions and cultures, so care should be taken in selecting material that will not cause offence in any way.

PRE JUNIORS - Grade 1 to 3
JUNIORS- Grade 4 to 7
INTERMEDIATE - Form 1 to 4
SENIORS - Form 6 and above

N.B. A candidate may not enter more than EIGHT classes excluding Choral Speaking.

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AWARDS

MARGARET GRACE POETRY CUP Best Item of Junior Poetry
CHISIPITE CARITAS CUP Best Item of Senior Poetry
IMAGINATIO CUP Best Item of Prose
CENTENARY CUP Best Recital
SARAH JANE MUNN TROPHY Most Creative Group
THE CHORAL SPEAKING CUP Best Item in Choral Speaking
THE DELOITTE TROPHY Most Points in Choral Speaking
HONG KONG PLATE Best Item of Public Speaking
THE KILALEA CUP Best Play / Playlet / Dramatic Excerpt
TOMLINSON QUAICH AWARD Best Monologue - any age
NIAA DUOLOGUE CUP Best Duologue - any age
WALLBRIDGE SHAKESPEARE AWARD Best Shakespearean Item
LEANDRA FENEYSEY CUP Best Improvisation
ANN WARR NEWSREADING TROPHY Best Newsreading Item
ENA STONE MIME CUP Best Mime
OVER THE EDGE CUP Best Original Item
ANNE LEVY CUP Best Junior Item
KATHY NORMAN TROPHY Best Intermediate Item
BATH CUP Best Senior Item
THE INSTITUE CUP Best Junior All-Rounder
THE ROSEMARY NEILL TROPHY Best Intermediate All-Rounder
THE SPEECH TEACHERS' CUP Best Senior All-Rounder
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