CATEGORY B SPEECH AND DRAMA

  • The syllabus is available in English , Afrikaans and isiXhosa.
  • Entrants may only present two (2) items in each session.  However, entrants may present two items in English and another two items PER SESSION in Afrikaans.  Separate entry forms must be completed and the appropriate fee attached to each entry.
  • Teachers are allowed to enter any number of learners per session.
  • Source material such as published novels, poems, plays etc. may be found in school or public libraries.  Use of South African work is encouraged and the use of the internet is allowed.
  • Entrants must not exceed the time limits provided.
  • Entrants should perform in school uniform unless the content of the work allows for other clothing to enhance the work and/or to allow for a better and logical overall performance.
  • Closing date for all entries in this Category is on Monday 19th June 2017.
  • See the time limits for each grade.
  • IMPORTANT NOTEWe urge teachers and parents NOT to annoy adjudicators and audiences by teaching candidates the same poems.  It is terribly frustrating to sit and listen to 10 candidates reciting the same poem.  There is more than enough time for everybody to learn a poem of their own.  Please pay special attention to this matter.

PLEASE NOTE:   It is not expected from teachers/candidates to attach a poem with the entry form.  Poems can be submitted to the adjudicator on the day of performance.

In order to save time, space  and paper, the entry forms are designed in such a way to make it easier to enter for the various sub-sessions per category.  Read and complete them carefully.

 

 

 

L7  UNDRAMATISED  POETRY

  • The selected poem must be of an appropriate length and standard for the age group.
  • Movement and the use of props will not be permitted, i.e.only facial and vocal expression may be used.
  • A copy of the poem must be presented at registration.

L7.1         Grade 1                   Max:  2 minutes                       L7.7         Grade 7                   Max:  2 Minutes

L7.2         Grade 2                   Max:  2 minutes                       L7.8         Grade 8                   Max:  2 Minutes

L7.3         Grade 3                   Max:  2 minutes                       L7.9         Grad 9                     Max:  2 Minutes

L7.4         Grade 4                   Max:  2 minutes                       L7.10       Grade 10                 Max:  3 Minutes

L7.5         Grade 5                   Max:  2 minutes                       L7.11       Grade 11                 Max:  3 Minutes

L7.6         Grade 6                   Max:  2 minutes                      L7.12       Grade 12                 Max:  3 Minutes

L7.13       Grade R

L8  DRAMATISED  POETRY

  • The selected poem must be of an appropriate length and standard for the age group.
  • The limited use of props is permitted.
  • Simple movements and / or gestures may be used, but must not detract from the meaning and feeling of the poem being presented, i.e. do not over-dramatise nor use meaningless gestures.
  • A copy of the poem must be presented at registration.

L8.1         Grade 1                   Max:  2 minutes                       L8.7         Grade 7                   Max:  2 Minutes

L8.2         Grade 2                   Max:  2 minutes                       L8.8         Grade 8                   Max:  2 Minutes

L8.3         Grade 3                   Max:  2 minutes                       L8.9         Grad 9                     Max:  2 Minutes

L8.4         Grade 4                   Max:  2 minutes                       L8.10       Grade 10                 Max:  3 Minutes

L8.5         Grade 5                   Max:  2 minutes                       L8.11       Grade 11                 Max:  3 Minutes

L8.6         Grade 6                   Max:  2 minutes                      L8.12       Grade 12                 Max:  3 Minutes

L8.13       Grade R

L9  SHOW  AND  TELL

  • Any topic of interest can be presented, but it must be kept in mind that this is a speech and not a recitation.
  • Aids, such as posters, charts and objects, must be an integral part of the speech.
  • The use of live animals is not encouraged as they are extremely vulnerable to stress.
  • Electronic equipment will not be allowed.
  • The speech must be memorised and presented solely by the participant.
  • The adjudicator does not require a copy of the speech.

L9.1         Grade 1                   Max:  2 minutes                       L9.7         Grade 7                   Max:  2 Minutes

L9.2         Grade 2                   Max:  2 minutes                       L9.8         Grade 8                   Max:  2 Minutes

L9.3         Grade 3                   Max:  2 minutes                       L9.9         Grad 9                     Max:  2 Minutes

L9.4         Grade 4                   Max:  2 minutes                       L9.10       Grade 10                 Max:  3 Minutes

L9.5         Grade 5                   Max:  2 minutes                       L9.11       Grade 11                 Max:  3 Minutes

L9.6         Grade 6                   Max:  2 minutes                      L9.12       Grade 12                 Max:  3 Minutes

L10  PREPARED  PUBLIC  SPEAKING

  • Participants may choose to speak on any topic, appropriate to their age and experience.
  • Any notes used must be in point form, on postcard-sized cards.
  • Simple aids may be used.
  • The speech must be memorised.
  • A public speech should entertain, inform, motivate, persuade or express a point of view.
  • The adjudicator does not require a copy of the speech.

L10.1       Grade 1                   Max:  2 minutes                       L10.7       Grade 7                   Max:  2 Minutes

L10.2       Grade 2                   Max:  2 minutes                       L10.8       Grade 8                   Max:  2 Minutes

L10.3       Grade 3                   Max:  2 minutes                       L10.9       Grad 9                     Max:  2 Minutes

L10.4       Grade 4                   Max:  2 minutes                       L10.10     Grade 10                 Max:  3 Minutes

L10.5       Grade 5                   Max:  2 minutes                       L10.11     Grade 11                 Max:  3 Minutes

L10.6       Grade 6                   Max:  2 minutes                      L10.12     Grade 12                 Max:  3 Minutes

L11  INDIVIDUAL  STORY  TELLING

  • The story, which can either be true or invented, should be told in the participant’s own words
  • Participants are encouraged to draw on imagery, poetry, movement and sound effects.
  • The limited use of songs, other languages, musical and percussion instruments will be allowed.
  • The use of props and costumes is permitted, but must not detract from the story.
  • The adjudicator does not require a copy of the story.

L11.1       Grade 1                   Max:  2 minutes                       L11.7       Grade 7                   Max:  2 Minutes

L11.2       Grade 2                   Max:  2 minutes                       L11.8       Grade 8                   Max:  2 Minutes

L11.3       Grade 3                   Max:  2 minutes                       L11.9       Grad 9                     Max:  2 Minutes

L11.4       Grade 4                   Max:  2 minutes                       L11.10     Grade 10                 Max:  3 Minutes

L11.5       Grade 5                   Max:  2 minutes                       L11.11     Grade 11                 Max:  3 Minutes

L11.6       Grade 6                   Max:  2 minutes                      L11.12     Grade 12                 Max:  3 Minutes

L12

INDIVIDUAL PROSE (PRIMARY SCHOOLS ONLY AND LIMITED TO GRADES 3 – 7)

Spoken prose may consist of a speech, a sermon, a taped report or a radio broadcast scripted in advance and in the form of a monologue.  It may be read or recited almost anywhere, but the speaker may equally be within visual contact of an audience.  The extract needs to be learned and delivery should be spoken rather than acted out as for Dramatic Monologue.  Supply a copy of the extract for the adjudicator.

L12.1                       Grade 3

L12.2                       Grade 4

L12.3                       Grade 5

L12.4                       Grade 6

L12.5                       Grade 7

L13

MONOLOGUE / SOLO DRAMATISATION

Perform an extract of your choice from any published work.  A workshop set may be used e.g. chairs, rostra, etc. The extract should be dramatized in the first person, i.e. the participant takes on one particular character.  Participants are encouraged to use movement, mime and sound effects, plus limited use of languages.  The piece may be the participant’s own work.  The candidate is also encouraged to introduce and to set the scene for the particular work.  Please supply a copy of the piece for the adjudicator.  School uniform is not compulsory.

L13.1                       Grade 4                                                                                   L13.2                       Grade 5

L13.3                       Grade 6                                                                                   L13.4                       Grade 7

L13.5                       Grade 8                                                                                   L13.6                       Grade 9

L13.7                       Grade 10                                                                                 L13.8                       Grade 11

L13.9                       Grade 12

Entry Speech And Drama