Wednesday 4th – Friday 6th August 2021

Wednesday 9th – Wednesday 11th August 2021

Venue: Diocesan Centre

Entries are now closed for 2021

Enquiries: info@royalsouthstreet.com.au

Speech and Drama Competition Schedule 2021

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 


Video of the wonderful Joy MacGilp competing for her second time at Royal South Street Society at 93 years young! Joy competed at Royal South Street Society in 1935 in Elocution at 8 years of age and again in 2020.

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