VERSE SPEAKING

  • Time limit 2 minutes
  • Poems must be recited not read. A copy of the chosen poem should be given to the adjudicator. Limited actions may be used but they should not detract from the recitation.


PROSE READING

  • Time limit 2 minutes
  • Books should be held and used. No photocopies allowed. Passages chosen must not go over the time limit or readings will be stopped and points deducted.


BIBLE READING

  • Time limit 2 minutes
  • Readings for classes from the Good News Bible. All others to be taken from the Authorised version. Bibles must be held and used during the reading.


SIGHT READING 

  • The adjudicator will give the sight reading passage to the entrant prior to the performance. 
  • Each competitor should have a couple of minutes preparation time.


STORY TELLING

  • Time limit 3 minutes
  • Stories may be original or traditional but must not be read. Entrants may sit or stand.


SOLO ACTING

  • Time limit 3 minutes
  • No costumes or makeup. Small hand props only may be used.


GROUP ACTING

  • Time limit 10 minutes
  • No costumes or makeup. Small hand props only may be used. Groups must be no less than 3 and no more than 6.


SHAKESPEARE CLASS

  • Time limit 3 minutes
  • Rules as for acting classes. Speech from a play or sonnet.


CHORAL SPEAKING

  • Time limit 10 minutes
  • With the exception of key stage one all performances must be unaided. Groups should be no fewer than 8 and no more than 30.


DUOLOGUES

  • Time limit 5 minutes
  • No costume or makeup. Small hand props only may be used. Tables and chairs can be used.


PREPARED SPEECH

  • Time limit 5 minutes
  • Notes and some props may be used.


SPONTANEOUS IMPROVISATIONS

  • Solo and duo. Time limit 3 minutes
  • No costumes or makeup. The subject will be given to competitors just prior to the start of the class, 2 or 3 minutes preparation will be allowed.


PREPARED IMPROVISATION

  • Time limit 3 minutes
  • Rules as for other acting classes.


PREPARED MIMES

  • Time limit 3 minutes
  • No props , costume or makeup may be used at all. A group should consist of 3 to 6 performers.


ORIGINAL POEMS

  • Poems must be recited on the day. The adjudicator will have already marked the written poem. 75% of the marks go on the writing and 25% on the performance.


FAMILY CLASS

  • Time limit 10 minutes
  • There is no age limit and it can involve 2-5 family members and should include a variety of disciplines which could be verse speaking, prose reading, mime or acting. No music, costumes or props are allowed.
 
ALL TIME LIMITS MUST BE STRICTLY OBSERVED