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Royal South Street Competitions

Grand National Eisteddfod of Australasia 2018 COMPETITIONS Entries Close strictly 5.00 pm Friday 27 April ROYAL SOUTH STREET SOCIETY PO Box 33, Ballarat VIC 3353 Telephone: 03 5332 1054 Email: info@royalsouthstreet.com.au Website: www.royalsouthstreet.com.au

The Royal South Street Society uses the personal information you provide for the purpose of competition only. Information is not used or passed on to any other organisation for any purpose. All entry fees are inclusive of GST where applicable. The information contained in this Schedule was current as 16 MARCH 2018. The Royal South Street Society reserves the right to alter if the situation arises; sections, conditions, prizes, dates, locations, sponsors, adjudicators etc. The final competition information will be published in the discipline Guidebooks prior to the commencement of the competition in 2018.

Our mission is to conduct Australia’s foremost Eisteddfod, promoting, fostering and encouraging participation and interest in the performing arts.

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Royal South Street Society Ballarat A.C.N. 004 058 020 A.B.N. 33 764 110 838

Grand National Eisteddfod of Australasia Patron in Chief The Honorable Linda Dessau, AM Governor of Victoria Honorary Patrons Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, ONZ, DBE, AC. Lady Primrose Potter, AC. OFFICE-BEARERS 2017 – 2018 Chairman: Peter Zala Treasurer: Ben Brown Deputy: Sheree Chevalier Secretary: Michael Porter Board of Directors Dr. Anthony Cole Mary-Rose McLaren Ron Harrington OAM Georgia Yanner Karen Daniel (ex-officio)

Life Members Dr. A.M. Cole Mr. E. T. Lewis Mrs. B. Dunlop Mr. R. Matthews Mr. R. Harrington OAM Mr. B. McInnis Mr. L. Harvey

Member of the Association of Eisteddfod Societies of Australia Inc.

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Table of Contents Page

Item

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Cover

2

Closing Date

3

Office bearers

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Table of Contents

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Tentative timetable

6 - 11

Accommodation in Ballarat

12 - 17

General Conditions

18 - 20

ACU Debating Challenge Cup

21 - 29

Speech and Drama

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2018 Tentative Timetable Herald Sun Aria – Friday 20h – Saturday 21st July ACU Debating Challenge Cup – Monday 30th July – Friday 3rd August Celebrating Chopin – Sunday 5th August Pianoforte – Monday 6th – Wednesday 8th August Speech & Drama – Thursday 9th– Friday 17th August (excl. Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th) Herald Sun Aria Grand final – Thursday 16th August Victorian Band’s Championship – Saturday 18th – Sunday 19th August ACU Debating Challenge Cup Semi-final – Monday 20th August Contemporary Vocal – Tuesday 21st – Saturday 25th August Choral Competition – Sunday 26th – Tuesday 28th August Classical Vocal – Wednesday 29th August ACU Debating Challenge Cup Grand Final – Monday 27th August Instrumental Solos – Friday 31st August & Sunday 2nd September Freemasons Festival of Bands & Strings – Friday 31st August– Saturday 1st & Monday 3rd - Saturday 8th September The Arts for All – Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th September Mi Sound – Tuesday 11th- Thursday 13th September Energetiks Dance Competition – Monday 17th September – Saturday 6th October Commbank Calisthenics Competition – Monday 8th October – Saturday 3rd November

*Please note: this is tentative timetable and The Royal South Street Society does reserve the right to make changes at any stage.*

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Accommodation in Ballarat The Royal South Street Society appreciates the support of the local accommodation providers who advertise in the schedule and on our website www.royalsouthstreet.com.au/accommodation. For those of you who plan to stay in Ballarat during the competitions, please support the accommodation providers that support us. Scroll through the advertisements in the Competition Schedule and click on their ad to link directly to the property’s home page where you can make an enquiry or a booking. There are many that offer our competitors large spaces for rehearsal included as part of your stay, so please make sure they are aware you are in Ballarat as part of our competitions. For the first time this year we are pleased to introduce a rehearsal room directory, useful if you are in need of additional space. We encourage you to research and explore all the businesses that advertise with us and discover what each one has to offer you.       

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General Conditions General Conditions apply to all sections in the competitions unless stated otherwise. Special Conditions for specific sections appear under the appropriate section in the Competition Schedule. To the extent of any inconsistency Special Conditions will take precedence over General Conditions. ‘The Board’ refers to The Royal South Street Society board of Directors. 1.

THE COMPETITION

1.1

A competitor performs an item in a section within a discipline (E.g. Classical Vocal). A section may be split into divisions if a high volume of entries are received.

1.2

COMPETITOR - A competitor may be one person, or any group of two or more people. Each group competing in a section must comprise completely different personnel, unless stated otherwise in the Special Conditions.

1.3

ONE ENTRY - Only one entry is allowed from each competitor in each section, unless stated otherwise in the Special Conditions.

1.4

REPEAT OF ITEMS - An item by a competitor can only be performed once during the current competition, within the same discipline, except where special conditions permit otherwise.

1.5

Competitors who have been taught by the adjudicator of their section within the last 12 months are ineligible to enter.

2.

ENTRIES

2.1

AGE LIMIT – Herald Sun Aria – Competitors must be at least 17 and not over 35 years on 31 December of the current year. Calisthenic Sections – The competitors age on 31 December of the current year. Dance Sections – The competitors age on 31st December of the preceding year All Other Sections - The competitor's age on 1 January of the current year, shall be deemed the age required in the sections specifying age limits.

2.2

ENTRY DATE – Entries must be submitted via our ONLINE competition database on or before Friday 27 April. Calisthenics entries to be lodged before Monday 16th April. Herald Sun Aria entries to be lodged before Friday 1 June. All entries must comply with the general competition rules at the time of entry. A confirmation will be generated for the competitor and it is the competitor’s responsibility to confirm all details of the entry are correct. There are no refunds for cancellations after the closing date. Should alterations be required, a request via email to info@royalsouthstreet.com.au must be forwarded to the Society. Responsibility for correct entry rests with the entrant. The eisteddfod cannot be responsible for entries lost through failed electronic transmission or incorrectly submitted online via our stardom entry system.

2.3

LATE ENTRIES will NOT be accepted past the due date for the 2018 competitions. Due to Royal South Street Society using an ONLINE competition entry system, we are unable to process or receive entries after the due date. Exceptional circumstances via email to info@royalsouthstreet.com.au may be considered however will be subject to additional late fees. Late entries are only accepted subject to our final timetabling capacity and program deadlines without obligation. We reserve the right to not print late entries, however all entries will be announced by the MC on the day.

2.4

ENTRY FEES - No entry will be accepted unless processed online with full payment. Entry fees are shown with discipline section items in the Schedule. Fees for Calisthenics sections appear at the start of the section. Education schools may submit a purchase order online which must be paid 2018 Royal South Street Eisteddfod Debating and Speech & Drama Competition Schedule

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within 21 days. Fees are payable to the Royal South Street Society. Fees are non-refundable once entries close, unless for extenuating circumstance. 2.5

COMPETITORS NAMES - All competitors must submit with their ONLINE entry correct names, dates of birth and addresses. No competitor will be allowed to compete under any name other than as stated in their entry. A person is only permitted to enter ONCE in the SAME event, except where otherwise allowed.

2.6

NAMES OF PERSONS IN DUOS/TRIOS - In all items where two or three persons are competing, the name of each person must be given at the time of entry in order for the entry to be accepted and processed correctly online.

2.7

NON ACCEPTANCE - The board reserves the right to refuse any entry.

2.8

MINIMUM/MAXIMUM - The board or section representative may at its discretion cancel, combine or divide any section/s that have 3 or less entries at the time of entries closing.

2.9

NAMES OF COMPETITORS IN GROUPS - In all group items, a list of the names of all people appearing in each item must be held by the school representative. A separate list for each item must be supplied to comply with Occupational Health and Safety requirements.

2.10

COMPETITION ENTRY DISCLAIMERS

a)

COPYRIGHT – I/we declare that all necessary licences for copyright have been obtained and only originals or licensed copies will be used in accordance with copyright laws and agreements. I/we certify that if I/we will be performing in the Royal South Street competitions from a printed copy, it will be either an original published edition; a photocopy, transcription or arrangement that is accompanied by written authorisation from the copyright owner authorising that photocopy, transcription or arrangement; or an original published edition where both the work and edition are out of copyright (in the public domain). I/we recognise failure to comply with copyright conditions and procedures outlined on our website as well as information supplied to competitors prior to the commencement of our competition - will result in the competitor being unable to compete.

b)

RISK – I/we recognise that the Royal South Street Society is insured for public liability which does not comprehensively cover injury to performers, and that individuals or schools must ensure that they are adequately covered whilst performing in these competitions or otherwise enter at their own risk.

c)

PHOTOGRAPHY & RECORDING – I/we acknowledge the Royal South Street Eisteddfod reserves the right to record, film, broadcast, telecast, live stream, videotape or photograph any entrant, item or event in the eisteddfod without notification. Any such photograph, recording or broadcast may be used at the eisteddfod’s discretion for publicity or promotional purposes, including competition results, photos via electronic and printed media at our discretion but shall not necessarily constitute an endorsement of any participants, and no remuneration or compensation whatsoever shall be attributable to any participants so featured. I/we agree to Royal South Street appointing official photographers and videographers to record/photograph/ live stream any/all of my/group performance during the competition these photographs and videos can be retained, broadcast, telecast by Royal South Street for marketing, publicity and archival purposes, by submitting your entry you have automatically granted permission for this. Copies of photographs and videos will be made available to competitors/groups to purchase through the officially appointed photographers. All photos will be accessible via the official photographer’s online shop using individual discipline access codes. If for any reason you do not wish to have your individual/group performance photographed or recorded it is your responsibility to submit an official request in writing (annually) to the Royal South Street office advising your 2018 Royal South Street Eisteddfod Debating and Speech & Drama Competition Schedule

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objection by no later than 14 days prior to the performance date. Individuals/ teams may only be exempt from live streaming in the case of exceptional circumstances such as legal issues it is your responsibility to submit an official request in writing (annually) to the Royal South Street office advising your objection by no later than 14 days prior to the performance date. This email must be sent to info@royalsouthstreet.com.au and include the date, section number and performance number of the item. d

PERSONAL DETAILS (eg. Name, locality, and age category of sections) are published in the “Guidebook” and competitors should be aware that such details may be used by media outlets. Any further information concerning a competitor will not be provided to anyone without the competitor’s express permission.

e)

CONDITIONS – Competitors/guardians acknowledge that I/we have read and agree to abide by the “General Conditions of Competition”, and where relevant “Theatre Rules” and “Special Conditions of Competition”. Competitors/guardians acknowledge that failure to comply with any of the foregoing rules and conditions may result in disqualification, the withholding of prizes, and a future bar in competition. The decision of the Board or relevant discipline committees in all questions or disputes arising out of or not provided for, by these rules and regulations will be final. All entries are received according to this condition and in the spirit of friendly competition upon which the eisteddfod is based; accordingly no dispute shall become the subject of any appeal at law.

f)

MEDICATION – Competitors/guardians acknowledge that it is the responsibility of individual competitors who require medication to ensure that they carry it with them at all times and have it side stage in the event they should require it. It is the individual competitor’s responsibility to have a responsible person present to administer the medication in case of an emergency.

3.

ADJUDICATORS

3.1

ASSISTANTS - The board reserves the right to appoint a co-adjudicator, or assistant, or substitute adjudicator when necessary.

3.2

COMPLIANCE - The adjudicator's decision as to whether or not an item presented or proposed by a competitor complies with the conditions of a particular section shall be final.

3.3

COMMUNICATION - Any unwarranted communication with the adjudicators, either by competitors, teachers, parents or other interested parties during the competitions is prohibited. Prohibited contact includes verbal, email, SMS or social mediums such as Facebook, Twitter, Internet, and Blogs or through any third party. Discipline Chairs or their delegates from their sub-committee may approach the Adjudicators when and if required to do.

3.4

CRITIQUE - A detailed critique by the adjudicator will be provided for competitors in each section. It may be obtained at the RSSS office at the end of each section, except Calisthenics where critiques will be available at the end of the division and will only be given to coaches.

3.5

PRIZE - The adjudicator has the right to withhold any prize. When awarding an Honourable Mention or Highly Commended these achievements are to be considered fourth and fifth place respectively.

3.6

SOUND LEVEL - The adjudicator has the right to control the level of any amplified sound in the auditorium.

4.

COMPETITORS' OBLIGATIONS

4.1

COPYRIGHT: For all information relating to copyright of all printed, photocopied, recorded, adapted or reproduced material, please refer to the relevant competition page on the Royal South Street website http://royalsouthstreet.com.au/competition/. Failure to comply with copyright conditions and procedures will result in the competitor being unable to compete. Refer General Rule 2.10, A.

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INSURANCE - The board requires all competitors to be responsible for insuring themselves or group/troupe members etc., against personal injury arising out of participation in the competitions. 2018 Royal South Street Eisteddfod Debating and Speech & Drama Competition Schedule

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Refer General Rule 2.10, B. 4.3

ORDER OF COMPETING - Competitors must compete in the order in which their names appear in the program unless officially authorised or directed otherwise. If not present when called upon, competitors are liable for disqualification.

4.4

PROOF OF AGE - In any section where an age limit is specified, the board reserves the right to ask any competitor, at any time, to provide a proof of age. Any prize money may be withheld until such proof has been provided.

4.5

PERSONAL PRESENTATION - The board expects behaviour of competitors and audience to be appropriate to the occasion, Inappropriate language and movements are not appreciated except for Speech & Drama where applicable. Offenders may be removed from the theatre. All competitors are requested to dress neatly and present well on stage. Performances should be appropriate to the competitors’ age and to conservative community values. Inappropriate language and movements are not appreciated.

4.6

REHEARSAL - No rehearsal or practice is permitted on the stage to be used for the competitions during the currency of the discipline for which the competitor is entered. Any competitor not observing this condition may be disqualified. Dancing championship sections and Calisthenics Free Exercises are exempt.

4.7

WITHDRAWALS – Competitors who do not intend to compete in a section for which they have entered should as a courtesy notify the office to that effect 24 hours before the time appointed for that particular section.

4.8

REGISTRATION – Entrants (or a representative) must register with the session manager backstage (or as directed) at least 30 minutes before the start of the session or estimated time as advertised.* Session is Morning, Afternoon & Evening. * Section is the competitor number and type eg: 944 Under 13 years Jazz Troupe. Please refer to special conditions for discipline specific information

5.

GENERAL ADVICE

5.1

COMMUNICATION The Royal South Street Society’s preferred form of communication is via email. Any correspondence with the society should be in email format, it is the responsibility of the entrant to assure that they are receiving any emails sent by Royal South Street Society representatives.

5.2

CAMERAS, VIDEOS RECORDERS, AND MOBILE DEVICES. - The use of these by members of the audience during the competitions is strictly prohibited during items or when stage lights are down. Mobile Devices must be turned to silent while in the auditorium. Offenders may be removed from the auditorium and recording destroyed. Performances are copyright. Performances may be photographed and recorded by official photographers/ videographers Teachers, coaches, competitors, parents or representatives are strictly prohibited from filming recording or taking photography of any performance. Privacy and legal consent must be respected at all times. Lights of any form including light up pens and mobile phone torches must not be used during a performance.

5.3

PROTESTS - To be made in writing, within one hour of the disputed competition, and to be accompanied by a $25 deposit, this will be forfeited if the protest is deemed frivolous. Calisthenics excluded see ACF rules 1.6.

5.4

STAGE - The stage plan for Founders Theatre is located on the RSSS website competition page.

5.5

STAGE EFFECTS - No helium balloons, lighted candles, sparklers, lighted cigarettes, exploding device (eg party poppers), or any naked flames are permitted. Approved smoke or fog effects are permitted in appropriate sections. Bubble or snow generators or aerosol sprays are not permitted. The society provides stage lighting and audio amplification. 2018 Royal South Street Eisteddfod Debating and Speech & Drama Competition Schedule

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5.6

STAGE PROPERTIES – All props must comply with safety regulations as stated on the RSSS website.” Failure to comply will result in the props being banned. Note also no glass or ceramic items allowed on stage. No staples to be used repairing or assembling props on stage. If hay bales are used, they must be covered in plastic sheeting. Live animals, water, unprotected mechanical or electrical devices, or any dangerous items are not to be used.

5.7

ELECTRICALS – All leads, appliances, lights and stage property lighting using 240 volts within the theatre, must have a current safety compliance tag. (In service safety inspections and testing to Australian Standard 3760, can be performed by your local A or B Grade electrician). No single insulated cable is permitted to be connected to any Theatre power source. This applies to all voltages including extra low voltage (under 32 volts).

5.8

Volunteer event staff (other than discipline representatives) are not permitted to advise, interpret or vary any rules, conditions, or any aspect of the conduct of the competition. The eisteddfod will not accept responsibility for any effect arising from such unauthorised comment.

5.9

SIDE STAGE – Side stage is off limits to any unessential personal, this includes parents, family members and friends. Only performers, teachers/ coaches and those required to complete a task at the time will be allowed side stage.

6.

PRIZES

6.1

PRIZE MONEY/MEDALS - Prize money and medals for solo, duo or trio items may be obtained at the RSSS office immediately after the awards are announced or in some cases may be presented on stage. Certificates may be purchased at the office.

6.2

TIES - In the event of a tie for first prize in any section the first and second prize money shall be divided equally between the tied competitors. The competitor with the next highest points will be awarded third prize. In the event of a tie for second prize, the second and third prize money shall be equally divided between the tied competitors.

6.3

AGGREGATE PRIZES - Aggregates are determined by adding points assigned to first, second and third places won in the various sections specified. Points are assigned thus - First, 5 points; Second, 3 points; Third, 1 point. Calisthenic and dancing sections use a different scoring method. Full aggregate points to be allocated in the event of a tie. E.g. Equal first 5 points each. Calisthenics is exempt.

6.4

AGGREGATE TIE - Where a tie for an aggregate occurs, reassessment is made thus - greatest number of firsts to decide winner. If first are equal, then greatest number of seconds decides the winner. Calisthenics section is exempt. If a tie still exists, any prize money will be divided as in prize ties 6.2.

6.5

PERPETUAL TROPHIES - Will be held by the winner for 11 months. It is an expectation that all perpetual trophies MUST be returned to the RSSS after 11 months. All holders of trophies will be held responsible for their safe custody, engraving and return at their own expense. All trophies must be returned in the same condition they were received.

6.6

6.7

CRIT ONLY – RSSS OR Discipline Chairs reserves the right to allow an item to perform for crit only in the event there are insufficient entries to meet our minimum requirements to run a section with prize money, or there is deemed to be a conflict of interest as determined by the RSSS board, section chair or adjudicator. HM & HC – Honourable Mention and Highly Commended are considered Fourth and Fifth Place Respectively.

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7.

RIGHTS OF BOARD

7.1

FINAL DECISION - The decision of the board in all questions and unresolved disputes arising out of, or not provided for, by these conditions, shall be final.

7.2

RECORDING - Refer General Rule 2.10, C.

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SAFETY

8.1

RISK - Competitors acknowledge that they compete at their own risk.

8.2

Performances should be designed to be safe for the performer, audience and theatre. ‘unusual’ items should be discussed with RSSS and the theatre technician first.

8.3

THEATRE REQUIREMENTS – All competitors performing must read “theatre rules” and the “risk assessment” as specified on the Competition pages of the RSSS website http://royalsouthstreet.com.au/ and act where relevant.

8.4

The theatre technician and stage manager may prevent a planned performance if in their opinion technical safety is inadequate. Risk assessment forms (JSEA) are required for any performances using props that have ANY risk associated with their use including things such as balls, ladders, or wheeled items for example. Forms are available from our website and should be submitted at/by the deadline list on our website which is at least two weeks prior to commencement of the discipline. Please contact the RSSS office if you are unsure.

8.5

The theatre technician, stage manager or adjudicator has the right to stop any item if they are of the opinion a competitor has suffered a serious injury, or there is a possible risk of serious injury.

8.6

Items so stopped (8.4, 8.5) may be repeated and adjudicated normally, at an appropriate time, subject to the opinion of the adjudicator and stage manager on the nature of the danger. Calisthenics: See safety requirement ACF Rules 1.1.k viii & ix.

8.7

Minor accidents which occur due to faulty property, choreography, or costume design, are not necessarily a reason for such a stop and restart of an item. Only the ultimate safety of the competitor is to be considered.

8.8

All patrons must observe directions or commands given by theatre personnel, Royal South Street Society Staff and Volunteers.

8.9

In the event of evacuation of the theatre, patrons should comply with directions from 1870 Founders Theatre trained staff and Royal South Street Society Trained Ushers.

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ACU DEBATING CHALLENGE CUP VENUE: TO BE CONFIRMED SECTION CO-CHAIRS: Mr Eric McLeod, Ms Allyson Hankin ADJUDICATORS: Years 5/6: To be advised Years 7/8: To be advised Years 9/10: To be advised Years 11/12: To be advised TIMETABLE: Schools Competition Heats: 30th July – 3rd August Schools Competition Semi Finals: 20th August Schools Competition Finals: 27th August SPECIAL CONDITIONS

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The Debating Challenge Cup is a competition for school teams. Teams will be registered under the name of the school they represent. Schools will be invited to enter a team, or teams, in one or, as appropriate, in more than one of the following levels: Section 820 Primary years 5&6 Section 821 Secondary years 7&8 Section 822 Secondary years 9&10 Section 823 Secondary years 11&12 Schools are responsible for the supervision and welfare of their competitors. RSSS is not responsible for supervision or the welfare of competitors. Teams in each section will consist of three primary speakers, plus a nominated substitute to be available in case one of the primary speakers is unable to compete. In the event that two speakers in a team that qualifies for the semi-finals in the schools’ competition are unable to take part in the semi-final, that team can call on their nominated substitute speaker and one other unregistered speaker (subject to point 6 below) to compete in the semi-final if necessary. If the team has not registered a substitute speaker, it will not be permitted to use two unregistered replacement speakers and will have to forfeit. A student can be a speaker in only one debating team. Each school is advised to carefully consider the number of teams it enters and must ensure that teams are ready to compete when scheduled. This is most important as if a team has to withdraw after the draw is finalised it will mean that the opposing team can take no part in the competition.

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The schools’ competition requires an equal number of teams in each section. Where the number of entries received by the closing date is not even, the Debating Committee will make every effort to find an additional team to correct the imbalance before making the decision not to accept the entry of an individual team in order to balance numbers. Schools will be provided with a timetable and their debating topic/s at least one month before the competition heats of the competition commence. Each team must register the names and speaking order of the debaters at the registration desk at least 15 minutes prior to the starting time for its debate. The format of the debates will follow the generally accepted procedures in the Australian – Asian Debating Guide. A Chairperson will control the debate. The Chairperson will welcome and introduce each team, the adjudicator and timekeeper, and announce the topic. The timekeeper will sound a warning bell one minute (30 seconds for year 5/6 debates) before the end of the speaker’s allotted time and a second bell to indicate the end of the speaker’s allotted time. At the end of each debate the adjudicator will give a verbal critique and announce the result of the debate. Teams will be provided with an adjudicator’s written critique and a breakdown of the results for each debate following the heats and the semi-finals. The four highest scoring winning teams in each section of the schools competition will progress to the semi-finals, with the winners of each semi-final competing for the Challenge Cup for that section. Perpetual trophies will be held by the winner teams for 11 months. It is an expectation that perpetual trophies MUST be returned to the RSSS after 11 months. Holders of perpetual trophies will be responsible for their safekeeping, and return. Trophies must be returned in the same condition they were received. The lodging of an entry is taken as agreement to abide by the special conditions as detailed above.

TIME ALLOCATIONS: Section No: Section No: Section No: Section No:

820 821 822 823

Years 5/6 Years 7/8 Years 9/10 Years 11/12

- 2 minutes per speaker - 3 minutes per speaker - 4 minutes per speaker - 5 minutes per speaker

ENTRY FEE $33 per team

AUDIENCE Schools may arrange to bring students to be a part of the audience for debates, providing they are effectively supervised. Prior arrangement for school groups to attend must be made with the RSSS office. The cost of entry will be $1 per student.

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PRIZES: Section 820 Years 5/6 Team awards: Winning team: The Debating Challenge Cup & replica Runner-up team: certificate Individual: Winning team members: certificate & medal Runner-up team members: certificate & medal Best Female Debater in section heats: certificate, medal & $20 from the Ballarat Zonta group Runner-up Best Female Debater in section heats: certificate & medal Best Male Debater in section heats: certificate, medal & $20 from the Ballarat East Rotary Runner-up Best Male Debater in section heats: certificate & medal Section 821 Years 7/8 Team awards: Winning team: The Debating Challenge Cup & replica Runner-up team: certificate Individual: Winning team members: certificate & medal Runner-up team members: certificate & medal Best Female Debater in section heats: certificate, medal & $25 from the Ballarat Zonta group Runner-up Best Female Debater in section heats: certificate & medal Best Male Debater in section heats: certificate, medal & $25 from the Ballarat East Rotary Runner-up Best Male Debater in section heats: certificate & medal Section 822 Years 9/10 Team awards: Winning team: The Debating Challenge Cup & replica Runner-up team: certificate Individual: Winning team members: certificate & medal Runner-up team members: certificate & medal Best Female Debater in section heats: certificate, medal & $30 from the Ballarat Zonta group Runner-up Best Female Debater in section heats: certificate & medal Best Male Debater in section heats: certificate, medal & $30 from the Ballarat East Rotary Runner-up Best Male Debater in section heats: certificate & medal Section 823 Years 11/12 Team awards: Winning team: The Debating Challenge Cup & replica Runner-up team: certificate Individual: Winning team members: certificate & medal Runner-up team members: certificate & medal Best Female Debater in section heats: certificate, medal & $35 from the Ballarat Zonta group Runner-up Best Female Debater in section heats: certificate & medal Best Male Debater in section heats: certificate, medal & $35 from the Ballarat East Rotary Runner-up Best Male Debater in section heats: certificate & medal

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SPEECH & DRAMA COMPETITION VENUE: Diocesan Centre, Lydiard St South, Ballarat. Adjudicator: Jan Mackay SECTION CHAIR: Ass. Prof. Mary-Rose McLaren DEPUTY: Mrs Kristen Carroll The Senior Division and Group Sections prize money proudly supported by the Rotary Club of Ballarat South. SPECIAL CONDITIONS Please read in conjunction with General Conditions 1 No prompting or assistance of any kind may be rendered during the performance of any individual item, except by the adjudicator or a person appointed by Royal South Street.. 2 Competitors and teachers must abide by copyright fair usage, and must appropriately acknowledge authors. 3 Time Limit - A warning bell will be rung when the time limit is reached and again 15 seconds later at which time the competitor must finish and leave the stage. The competitor will be adjudicated to that point only. 4 Competitors are requested to wear rehearsal blacks. 5 In all sections a copy of the selection or reading must be presented for the adjudicator; VCE, impromptu & prepared speech sections excluded. 6 Black rostrum blocks are available for use. 7 For sections 614, 625, 637, 663, 680, 681 & 682, each group can enter only once in each section. However, individual competitors may be members of a maximum of two groups. NOTE: RULE UPDATE 8 Age limit will be deemed as at the 1st January of the current year.

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UNDER 8 YEARS 600 NURSERY RHYME OR RHYME Under 8 Years Time Limit: 2 Minutes. Own choice, memorized. First, Second & Third, Medals. Entry $8

UNDER 10 YEARS 610 RECITATION Under 10 Years Own choice poetry, memorized. Time Limit: 2 Minutes First, Second & Third, Medals. Entry $15 611 IMPROMPTU MIME Under 10 Years Choice of three subjects. Preparation time: 30 seconds. Time Limit: 1 Minute. A warning bell will be rung at 45 seconds and a double bell will be rung at 1 minute. All competitors must be present at the commencement of this section. First, Second & Third, Medals. Entry $15 612 PREPARED READING OF OWN CHOICE Under 10 Years Prose. Time Limit: 2 Minutes First, Second & Third, Medals. Entry $15 613 ROALD DAHL IN COSTUME Under 10 Years Any selection from Roald Dahl, memorised. Time Limit: 2 Minutes First, Second & Third, Medals. Entry $15 614 POEM FOR TWO Under 10 Years Prepared reading. Two competitors share the reading of a poem for two – must also include some unison work. Time Limit: 3 Minutes. First, Second & Third, Medals. Entry $15 THE KAVAL FAMILY PRIZE of $20 and a trophy will be awarded to the competitor with the highest combined points score in sections 610, 611, 612 & 613 using the aggregate scoring method. (General Rule 6.3) LORETO DE’VRIES MEMORIAL AWARD Two prizes of $20 will be awarded at the discretion of the adjudicator, one to a male and one to a female competitor who has not won a first prize and is worthy of encouragement.

UNDER 12 YEARS 620 RECITATION Under 12 Years Own choice poetry, memorized. Time Limit: 2 Minutes First, Second & Third, Medals. Entry $15 621 CHARACTER PERFORMANCE Under 12 Years. Own choice selection of prose – one character from a play, novel, or film memorized. Characters should be located within an imagined scene. Time Limit: 2 Minutes First, Second & Third, Medals. Entry $15 2018 Royal South Street Eisteddfod Debating and Speech & Drama Competition Schedule

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622 PREPARED READING OF OWN CHOICE Under 12 Years Prose. Time Limit: 2 Minutes First, Second & Third, Medals. Entry $15 623 IMPROVISATION WITH OBJECT Under 12 Years While this is first and foremost an improvisation with object section, the object may be used to prompt an improvisation in a story telling genre. Competitors will have a choice of three physical objects; they choose one with which to develop their improvisation on stage. The object may be believably transformed e.g. a wooden spoon may become a wand. Preparation time: 30 seconds Time Limit: 2 Minutes. A warning bell will be rung at 1 Minute 30 seconds. First, Second & Third, Medals. Entry $15 624 DEVISED SCENE Under 12 Years Groups of two, three, or four members. Three subjects to be chosen by the adjudicator and given six weeks before the competition. Time Limit: 2 Minutes First, Second & Third, Medals. Entry $22 625 POEM FOR TWO Under 12 Years Prepared reading. Two competitors share the reading of a poem for two – must also include some unison work. Time Limit: 3 Minutes. First, Second & Third, Medals. Entry $15 626 DEVISED FAIRYTALE CHARACTER IN COSTUME Under 12 Years Any character from a fairy tale, fable, legend or myth, or similar, devised in a scene that differs from the original story, by the competitor Time Limit: 2 Minutes. First, Second & Third, Medals. Entry $15 SALLY VAWDREY MEMORIAL PRIZE The ten competitors with the highest combined scores in sections 620 and 622 are invited to compete for the Sally Vawdrey Memorial Prize. This is awarded to the competitor who, according to the adjudicator, performs best in a short impromptu poetry reading. The poem will be selected by the committee. Competitors will be given one minute to look over the poem prior to beginning. Appropriate allowances will be made for children with reading disabilities. Prize Money for this award kindly donated by families of Ballarat and Queens Anglican Grammar School BALLARAT BOOKS AGGREGATE PRIZE a $25 voucher will be awarded to the competitor who is the winner of sections 620, 621, 622, 623 and 626, using the aggregate scoring method. (General Rule 6.3). BALLARAT BOOKS ENCOURAGEMENT AWARDS Two $20 book vouchers will be awarded at the discretion of the adjudicator, one to a male and one to a female competitor who has not won a first prize and is worthy of encouragement.

UNDER 14 YEARS 630 RECITATION Under 14 Years Own choice poetry, memorized. Time Limit: 3 Minutes First, $25 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $15 2018 Royal South Street Eisteddfod Debating and Speech & Drama Competition Schedule

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631 CHARACTER PERFORMANCE Under 14 Years One character from a play, novel, or film, own choice, memorized. Characters should be located within an imagined scene. Time Limit: 3 Minutes First, $25 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $15 632 PREPARED READING OF OWN CHOICE Under 14 Years Prose. Time Limit: 3 Minutes First, $25 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $15 633 LEANNE McINNIS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Under 14 Years Two items to be performed: a lyric poem and a selection of prose or drama, memorized. Time Limit: 5 Minutes overall First, $70, Second $20 & Third $10. Entry $15 634 PREPARED SPEECH Under 14 Years Own selection of topic. Competitors must write their own speeches; other people’s words and ideas must be adequately acknowledged. Time Limit: 4 Minutes. Shorter speeches will not be penalised. First $25 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $15 635 IMPROVISATION BASED ON A HAT Under 14 Years Competitors will draw a hat out of a bag and are required to develop an improvisation around the hat. Preparation time: 30 seconds. Time Limit: 2 Minutes. A warning bell will sound at 1 minute, 30 seconds. First, $25 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $15 637 POEM FOR TWO Under 14 Years Prepared reading. Two competitors share the reading of a poem for two – must also include some unison work. Time Limit: 3 Minutes. First, Second & Third, Medals. Entry $15 638 IMPROMPTU SPEECH Under 14 Years Competitors will have a choice of three topics chosen by the adjudicator. Preparation Time: 1 minute. Time Limit: Minimum 1 Minute, Maximum 2 Minutes. A bell will be rung at 1 minute and a double bell will be rung at 2 minutes. All competitors must be present at the commencement of this section. Cards and a pen will be provided and competitors are welcome to use notes. First, $25 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $15 639 DEVISED FAIRYTALE CHARACTER IN COSTUME Under 14 Years Any character from a fairy tale, fable, legend or myth, or similar, devised in a scene that differs from the original story, by the competitor. Time Limit: 2 Minutes. First, $25 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $15 THE MR. AND MRS. R. MORGAN AGGREGATE PRIZE of $50 will be awarded to the competitor who is the winner of Sections 630, 631, 632,633, 634, 635, 638 and 639 using the aggregate scoring method. (General Rule 6.3).

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ZONTA CLUB OF BALLARAT MAUREEN CHRISTIE MEMORIAL PRIZE The Ballarat Zonta Club prize of $30 awarded to a female competitor in sections 630-639, who as determined by the adjudicator is worthy of encouragement. BALLARAT EAST ROTARY JAMES F. O'SHEA MEMORIAL PRIZE A prize of $30 will be awarded to a male competitor in sections 630-639, who as determined by the adjudicator is worthy of encouragement

UNDER 16 YEARS 640 CHARACTER PERFORMANCE Under 16 Years One character from a play, novel or film. Own choice, memorized. Characters should be located within an imagined scene. Time Limit: 4 Minutes First, $30 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $16 641 RECITATION Under 16 Years Own choice poetry, memorized. Time Limit: 3 Minutes. First, $30 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $16 644 IMPROMPTU READING Under 16 Years Preparation Time: 30 Seconds; to be read from a book selected by the adjudicator. All competitors must be present at the commencement of this section. First, $30 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $16 645 PREPARED READING OF OWN CHOICE Under 16 Years Prose. Time Limit: 3 Minutes. First, $30 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $16 646 IMPROVISATION BASED ON A LINE OF PREVIOUSLY UNSEEN DIALOGUE ‘PULLED OUT OF A HAT’ Under 16 Years Time Limit: 2 Minutes. A warning bell will sound at 1 minute, 30 seconds. First, $30 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $16 647 IMPROMPTU WEATHER FORECASTER IN COSTUME Under 16 Years A script, map and pointer will be provided. Competitors present the weather in character (this is a character of their own choice and does not need to be a ‘traditional’ weather forecaster). The task requires competitors to read, refer to the map and engage with the audience. First, $30 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $16 650 PREPARED SPEECH Under 16 years Own choice of topic. Competitors must write their own speeches; information taken from the internet and other sources must be appropriately acknowledged. Time Limit: Minimum 2 Minutes, Maximum 6 Minutes. First, $30 & medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $16

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652 IMPROMPTU SPEECH Under 16 years Competitors will have a choice of three topics chosen by the adjudicator. Preparation Time: 1 minute. Time Limit: Minimum 2 Minutes, Maximum 3 Minutes. A bell will be rung at 2 minutes and a double bell will be rung at 3 minutes. All competitors must be present at the commencement of this section. Cards and a pen will be provided and competitors are welcome to use notes. First, $30; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $16 648 POEM FOR TWO Under 16 Years Prepared reading. Two competitors share the reading of a poem for two – must also include some unison work. Time Limit: 4 Minutes. First, Second & Third, Medals. Entry $16 654 BALLARAT NATIONAL THEATRE PRIZE Under 16 years Taking Direction as an Actor: Competitors prepare a monologue of not more than one minute in length. Immediately after performing this monologue the competitor draws a prompt from a hat and must perform the monologue again, applying the direction of the prompt. Examples of prompts might be: Busting to go to the bathroom; in love with the chair; you can only shout or whisper First $100, Second $50 & Third $25 Entry $16 $50 will be awarded to the competitor who secures the highest number of points in sections 640647,650, 652 and 654, using the aggregate scoring method (General Rule 6.3) ZONTA CLUB OF BALLARAT MAUREEN CHRISTIE MEMORIAL PRIZE The Ballarat Zonta Club prize of $30 awarded to a female competitor in sections 640 - 654, who as determined by the adjudicator is worthy of encouragement. BALLARAT EAST ROTARY JAMES F. O'SHEA MEMORIAL PRIZE A prize of $30 will be awarded to a male competitor in sections 640 - 654, who as determined by the adjudicator is worthy of encouragement.

SENIOR DIVISION Competitors must be 14 years of age or over. Prize money supported by Rotary Club of Ballarat South 651 PREPARED SPEECH Own choice of topic. Competitors must write their own speeches; information taken from the internet and other sources must be appropriately acknowledged. Time Limit: Minimum 2 Minutes, Maximum 6 Minutes. First, $40 and a medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $18 653 IMPROMPTU SPEECH Competitors will have a choice of three topics chosen by the adjudicator. Preparation Time: 1 minute. Time Limit: Minimum 2 Minutes, Maximum 3 Minutes. A bell will be rung at 2 minutes and a double bell will be rung at 3 minutes. All competitors must be present at the commencement of this section. Cards and a pen will be provided and competitors are welcome to use notes. First, $40 and a medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $18

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660 IMPROVISATION BASED IN AN UNUSUAL LOCATION A location will be drawn from a hat. The competitor bases their improvisation on the location drawn. Examples of locations are: in a dog’s ear; in a lead pipe; under a shoe Time Limit: 3 Minutes. A warning bell will sound at 2 Minutes. This section forms part of the Louie Dunn Prize. First, $40 and a medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $18 662 PROSE READING ON THE THEME OF HOLIDAYS (not drama) A reading from any prose writing, where food is a dominant image, environment or symbol. Time Limit: 4 Minutes First, $40 and a medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $18 663 SHAKESPEARIAN PERFORMANCE Solo or duo. Own choice from original Shakespearian text or from an adaption, memorized. Time Limit: 4 Minutes. This section forms part of the Louie Dunn Prize. First, $40 and a medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $18 664 CHARACTER PERFORMANCE (not Shakespeare) Own choice of one character from a novel, play or film, memorized. Characters should be located within an imagined scene. Costume optional. Time Limit: 5 Minutes. This section forms part of the Louie Dunn Prize. First, $40 and a medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $18 666 THE ALMA PURCELL EFFECTIVE READING FROM THE POETIC WORK OF AN AUSTRALIAN Own choice. Time Limit: 4 Minutes This section forms part of the Ivy Keates O.A.M. Prize. First, $40 and a medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $18 670 THE LOUIE DUNN PRIZE The six competitors who gain the highest total points in sections 660, 663 & 664 will appear in a final for the Louie Dunn Prize of $250 and present any selection from drama or prose not already presented by such finalist at RSSS in the current year. Costume not permitted. Time Limit: 6 Minutes. Competitors must have a prepared piece ready to be presented in order to qualify. 671 MEMORISED FREE VERSE Including rap and spoken word poetry; not lyric. Time Limit: 7 Minutes This section forms part of the Ivy Keates O.A.M. Prize. First, $40 and a medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $18 672 A FAIRYTALE CHARACTER, DEVISED, IN COSTUME Any character from a fairy tale, fable, legend or myth, or similar, devised in a scene that differs from the original story, by the competitor Time Limit: 3 Minutes First, $40 and a medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $18

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673 THE JOHN SHAW NEILSON PRIZE Any poem by John Shaw Neilson, memorized. Time Limit: 4 Minutes First, $100 & Medal; Second $50 & Medal, Third $30 & Medal. Entry $18 Prize money and medals are kindly sponsored by the John Shaw Neilson Society. Place getters will also receive a John Shaw Neilson Society certificate.

THE IVY KEATES O.A.M. MEMORIAL SPEECH AND DRAMA PRIZE The competitor who gains the highest total points in sections 666 & 671 will be awarded $150. Prize gift of the former students, colleagues, friends and family of the late Ivy Keates, O.A.M. The IVY KEATES O.A.M. AGGREGATE AWARD of $150 will be made to the winner of sections 651-673 (excluding section 670) using the aggregate scoring method. JAMES F. O'SHEA MEMORIAL AWARD One prize of $50 awarded by the adjudicator for the encouragement of a non prize winner that performs in sections 651-673. GROUP SECTIONS Speech & Drama Special conditions apply. Proudly supported by Rotary Club of Ballarat South. Please refer to Special Condition 7 675 ACTING IN PAIRS UNDER 12 Own choice original or published material may be used. Script to be provided for the adjudicator. Memorized. Costume optional. Small props that can be carried onto and off the stage by competitors can be used. Time Limit: 5 Minutes First, Second and Third, medals. Entry $18 680 ACTING IN PAIRS UNDER 16 Own choice original or published material may be used. Script to be provided for the adjudicator. Memorized. Costume optional. Small props that can be carried onto and off the stage by competitors can be used. Time Limit: 5 Minutes First, Second and Third, medals. Entry $18 681 ACTING IN PAIRS Open (not Shakespeare – Shakespeare pairs should enter Section 663 Shakespeare Recital) Own choice original or published material may be used. Script to be provided for the adjudicator. Memorized. Costume optional. Small props that can be carried onto and off the stage by competitors can be used. Time Limit: 6 Minutes First, Second & Third Medals. Entry $21 682 IMPROVISATION: Death in a Minute Under 14 Explanation: The adjudicator provides the location and one occupation. The group must begin their improvisation immediately, with one competitor adopting the occupation, and the group using the location appropriately. The improvisation can last no longer than one minute and must conclude with the ‘death’ of one member only of the group. Groups will be adjudicated on their timing, interaction, creativity and ensemble work. Up to four people per group. Time Limit: 1 minute. First, Second and Third, medals. Entry $23

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683 IMPROVISATION: Death in a Minute Open Explanation: The adjudicator provides the location and one occupation. The group must begin their improvisation immediately, with one competitor adopting the occupation, and the group using the location appropriately. The improvisation can last no longer than one minute and must conclude with the ‘death’ of one member only of the group. Groups will be adjudicated on their timing, interaction, creativity and ensemble work. Up to four people per group. Time Limit: 1 minute. First, Second and Third, medals. Entry $23 684 IMPROVISATION Under 14 Explanation: Each team enters the stage and draws a topic from a hat. Topics may include locations (E.g. ‘At the beach’), a line of dialogue (E.g. ‘I told you not to’), a situation (E.g. ‘A bank robbery’), or similar. Groups must begin immediately to establish and develop a scene. Groups will be adjudicated on their interaction, particularly their ability to ‘offer’ and ‘accept offers’, imagination and ensemble work. Four people per group. Time Limit: 3 Minutes. A warning bell will be rung at 2 Minutes. First, Second and Third, medals. Entry $23 685 IMPROVISATION Open Explanation: Each team enters the stage and draws a topic from a hat. Topics may include locations (E.g. ‘At the beach’), a line of dialogue (E.g. ‘I told you not to’), a situation (E.g. ‘A bank robbery’), or similar. Groups must begin immediately to establish and develop a scene. Groups will be adjudicated on their interaction, particularly their ability to ‘offer’ and ‘accept offers’, imagination and ensemble work. Four people per group. Time Limit: 3 Minutes. A warning bell will be rung at 2 Minutes. First, Second and Third, medals Entry $23 686 A SCENE FOR 3 OR MORE ACTORS Own choice original or published material may be used. Script to be provided for the adjudicator. Memorized. Costume optional. Small props that can be carried onto and off the stage by competitors can be used. Time Limit: 10 Minutes First, $60; Second, $30; Third, $20. Entry $23 687 MONICA MORGAN PRIZE FOR CHORAL SPEAKING Groups of four or more may enter. Any age. Group speaking of a text. This must include some unison work. Memorised or read. Time Limit: 5 Minutes First, $60; Second, $30; Third, $20. Entry $23 This prize is in recognition of Monica Morgan’s work as a Speech and Drama teacher in Ballarat over many years. Prize monies are kindly donated by her former pupil, Dr Jo O’Mara.

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