SPEECH & DRAMA COMPETITION
Wednesday 4th – Friday 6th August 2021
Wednesday 9th – Wednesday 11th August 2021
Venue: Diocesan Centre
Entries Open: 17th March 2021
Entries Closed: 31st May, 3pm
Speech is to express thoughts and feelings by articulate sounds. Drama is a composition in prose or verse presenting in dialogue or pantomime a story involving conflict or contrast of character.
Royal South Street Society’s Speech and Drama competition is renowned for providing competitors with a challenging but relaxed environment in front of outstanding adjudicators. Competitors may enter prepared readings of poetry, recitation, impromptu mime, character performance, prepared readings, poem for two, group sections and improvisation sections.
John Shaw Neilson Prize Solo – 1st place $100, 2nd $50 & 3rd $30
Leanne McInnis Memorial Scholarship – 1st $70, 2nd $20 & 3rd $10
Ballarat National Theatre Prize – 1st $100, 2nd $50 & 3rd $25.
WIN Television Prize – $250
The Royal South Street Poetry Prize – $100
The Ivy Keates Aggregate Award – $150
Rotary Club of Ballarat James F O’Shea Memorial Award- $50
Monica Morgan Prize for Choral Speaking – 1st 60, 2nd $30 & 3rd $20
Sally Vawdrey Memorial Prize – 1st $100, 2nd $50 & 3rd $25
Campion Education Aggregate Prize – $25 & Encouragement $20
Kaval Family Prize – $20
Loreto De’Vries Memorial Award – $20
*all sections include medals, ribbons and may include additional prize money
**prize money may vary in 2021