The rules written here are soley for this section, in addition to the general rules. Please read the section rules for all sections that you are entering. All rules and regulations are stated in full in the printed syllabus, which will be available online at a later date. If there is any discrepancy between the two, the printed copy should be taken as being correct.


Copyright permission for Duologues and group dramatic activity should be sought by performers at the time of entry.

The Festival Committee accepts entries for these classes on the basis that the appropriate copyright performance has been sought.

  1. All entries, except reading, are to be memorised
  2. Entrants in duologue classes should enter in the class appropriate to the older competitor (COPYRIGHT PERMISSION MUST BE OBTAINED BY THE ENTRANTS). Entrants in group classes should go by the average age of the group.
  3. For all except public speaking classes, copies of all selections (preferably in book form) must be submitted to the Adjudicator's Steward when entrants are called. THESE MAY NOT BE PHOTOCOPIES.
  4. In Drama classes, no marks are awarded for costume or stage make-up and WILL be deducted if facial or bodily expression are obscured. Practice skirts and hand props should be sufficient.
  5. The time limits stated include time spent in setting and striking furniture, which should be minimal. Please ensure that the stopwatch is not needed. No-one may remain with competitors in the wings.
  6. Own choice or choice of set items MUST be stated on the entry form showing title, author and publisher where known. Forms may not be signed by a minor. In case of difficulties, please contact the Section Secretary.
  7. In all reading classes, extracts must be read from the book and not from papers.
  8. Should any class exceed thirty entries, the class may be divided or additional entries returned. Should any class have only one entry, it may be returned.

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