English

 

 

 

ADDITIONAL RULES AND GUIDELINES

 

1.         SPEECH & DRAMA

 

1.1          Participants may select own poems, but the standard must be consistent with that of the poems prescribed for the relevant age groups.

 

1.2          Please note the maximum time stipulated for each item; this will be strictly adhered to during adjudication.  It includes entry and exit. Participants will be penalised if exceeding the maximum time.

 

1.3          Copies of all works to be presented to the adjudicator’s table on the day of the event.  Should more than one participant present the same work in any particular item, only one copy of the relevant work is required.  Copies must not be attached to the entry forms.

 

1.4          Entries are limited to TEN entries per item per school / private.

 

1.5          Poetry:  Formal interpretation by making use of vocal and facial expression only.  No gestures.

 

1.6          Dramatised Poetry:  The written word is dramatised using motivated gestures and movement.  Poems must be standardized for each school grade.

 

1.7          Prose:  A narrative with characterisation.  No gestures.

 

1.8          Dramatised Prose:  The written word is dramatized using motivated gestures and movement.  Dialogue must be strongly characterised.

 

1.9          Scriptural Recital:  The recital of a phrase from the Holy Bible (any version).  Please note the maximum time as stated for each grade.

 

1.10        Monologue:  A portion of a play, a one-act or an adapted portion from a prose story.  The participant remains the same character throughout and must represent a person of the same sex.  Only dialogue.

 

1.11        Mime: Individual – Prepared.  Black mime costume, white face make-up and gloves are optional. No jewellery. Participants will be judged on their use of space and movement. No speech or props may be used. The choice of work presented in this item is not allowed to take place in the Afrikaans section. The topic of your presentation must be submitted to the adjudicator’s table table at the time of performance. Music may be used.

 

1.12        Unprepared Reading:  Literature will be provided by the adjudicator. Participants will be taken to a venue.  While the first participant is performing the next participant will prepare his piece of sight reading. Participants will not be allowed to enter the venue before performance or leave the venue after performance. Only learners with good reading skills should be entered. Wear school uniform.

 

1.13        Dialogue:  a Comical or dramatic presentation by 2 – 5 participants of a portion of a play or an arrangement from a prose story.

 

1.14        Choral Verse:  Formal – no gestures.  Only one poem may be presented.  Maximum number of participants: 50.

 

1.15        Dramatic Choral Verse:  Dramatically presented.  Movement is essential, but costumes, décor, sound effects, music, lighting etc are optional.  Maximum number of participants: 40.

 

1.16        Poetry Programme:  3 – 7 participants.  The participants must perform the works of one poet, either a programme of variety and versatility or, alternatively, a continuous theme.  Each participant should have more or less an equal part and take part in all sections of the programme.

 

1.17        One-act Play:  Must be within the comprehension and reference level of the participants.  The maximum play-time of 45 minutes must not be exceeded.  A maximum of 5 minutes will be allowed for setting up décor and 5 minutes for the removal thereof. 

 The play presented must be pure drama; no musical, operetta etc.  The number of participants is unlimited.  The participants should provide their own requisites and décor. 

 Each production must provide its own stage team under control of the production stage manager.  A copy of the stage manager’s text must subsequently be made available to the adjudicator, if requested.  Lighting facilities are not available and the use of lighting and décor will not contribute to the symbol awarded by the adjudicator.  A dress rehearsal can be arranged with the secretary.

 Application for performing rights must be submitted to DALRO, P.O. Box 31627, Braamfontein, 2017 (telephone 011 712 8000, fax 086 658 6299 and website: http://www.dalro.co.za).  The certificate of consent must be submitted to the organizers of the Harrismith Eisteddfod one week before the adjudication date.

 

2.            CREATIVE WRITING

 

2.1          Participants must enter in his/her grade.

 

2.2          Participants may submit maximum one poem and one essay.

 

2.3          Participants should keep within the prescribed number of words for their grade. The number of words must be indicated at the end of the written work, example [220 words].  Participants who do not keep to the number of words, will be penalised.

 

2.4          Entries must be written neatly in the participant’s own handwriting.

 

2.5          Writing must be the original work of the participant.  No plagiarism, nor translations will be allowed.  

 

2.6          All entries must be signed by the teacher or home school tutor to verify that it is the participant’s own work. If an entry is not signed, it will unfortunately not be judged.

 

2.7          All entries must be accompanied by an official entry form which must be stapled to the learner’s work.

 

2.8          The participant’s name and grade must also be written on his/her entry.

 

2.9          Entries for Creative Writing must be handed in on or before Friday 2 June 2017.

 

2.10        Own Choice Poetry:  Only participants from Grade 8 may enter.  Write one poem of at least 8 lines and not more than 30 lines on a topic of your own choice.

 

2.11        Essay:  Write an essay on one of the three topics.  Participants should remember to pay attention to style, structure and use of paragraphs. 

 

 

ENGLISH – CREATIVE WRITING CODES & TOPICS

 

School Grade

ESSAY

ESSAY TOPIC 1

ESSAY TOPIC 2

ESSAY TOPIC 3

Words

School Grade

OWN CHOICE POETRY

 

1

E1301

My teeth

I’m in a new school

My favourite toy

40

1

 

2

E1302

Our favourite game

I love books

Pets

40-60

2

 

3

E1303

I want to be like my dad/mom

The farm

My birthday

80-100

3

 

4

E1304

When the coach blows the whistle…

It is good to be 10 years old

Nature

110-130

4

 

5

E1305

There is a brown dog in the street

My collection

When I go to sleep…

130-160

5

 

6

E1306

I climbed my first mountain

A haunted house

Music

160-200

6

 

7

E1307

His foot slipped…

What a great day!

Sunset

200-250

7

 

8

E1308

Life is different in secondary school

Once upon a time

Friends

350-400

8

E1208

9

E1309

Some rocks can be slippery

If I were the teacher…

In the midst of winter…

350-400

9

E1209

10

E1310

Where is the road?

Cloud shapes

I don’t understand…

450-500

10

E1210

11

E1311

It is time to fly away

One day…

Technology

500-600

11

E1211

12

E1312

Ain’t no cure for love (Leonard Cohen)

Black or white

This is why I cry

500-600

12

E1212

Open

E1313

Ain’t no cure for love (Leonard Cohen)

Black or white

This is why I cry

500-600

Open

E1213

 

ENGLISH – SPEECH & DRAMA CODES

 

School Grade POETRY: Girls & Boys  Time in minutes DRAMA- TISED POETRY Time in min PROSE Time in min DRAMA- TISED PROSE Time in minutes SCRIP- TURAL RECITAL Time in min MONO- LOGUE Time in min MIME Time in min
PS E000 1                        
1 E001 1 E101 2 E201 2 E301 2 E401 2 E501 2 E601 2
2 E002 1 E102 2 E202 2 E302 2 E402 2 E502 2 E602 2
3 E003 2 E103 2 E203 2 E303 2 E403 2 E503 2 E603 2
4 E004 2 E104 2 E204 3 E304 4 E404 2 E504 4 E604 2
5 E005 2 E105 3 E205 3 E305 4 E405 3 E505 4 E605 2
6 E006 2 E106 3 E206 4 E306 4 E406 3 E506 4 E606 2
7 E007 3 E107 3 E207 4 E307 4 E407 3 E507 4 E607 2
8 E008 3 E108 3 E208 5 E308 5 E408 3 E508 5 E608 3
9 E009 3 E109 3 E209 5 E309 5 E409 3 E509 5 E609 3
10 E010 3 E110 4 E210 5 E310 5 E410 4 E510 5 E610 3
11 E011 3 E111 4 E211 5 E311 5 E411 4 E511 5 E611 3
12 E012 3 E112 4 E212 5 E312 5 E412 4 E512 5 E612 3
Open E013 5 E113 5 E213 5 E313 5 E413 4 E513 5 E613 3

 

 

School Grade UNPRE- PARED READING Time in min DIALOGUE   Time in min CHORAL VERSE Time in min DRAMATIC CHORAL VERSE Time in min POETRY PROGR (GROUP) Time in min ONE- ACT  PLAY
  PS         E900 5          
1 E701   E801 3 E901 5 E1001 5 E1101 8  
2 E702   E802 3 E902 5 E1002 5 E1102 8  
3 E703   E803 3 E903 5 E1003 5 E1103 8 All
4 E704   E804 3 E904 5 E1004 5 E1104 8 E1420
5 E705   E805 4 E905 5 E1005 5 E1105 8 45min
6 E706   E806 4 E906 8 E1006 8 E1106 8  
7 E707   E807 4 E907 8 E1007 8 E1107 8  
8 E708   E808 5 E908 8 E1008 8 E1108 8  
9 E709   E809 5 E909 8 E1009 8 E1109 8  
10 E710   E810 5 E910 8 E1010 8 E1110 8  
11 E711   E811 5 E911 8 E1011 8 E1111 8  
12 E712   E812 5 E912 8 E1012 8 E1112 8  
Open E713   E813 5 E913 10 E1013 10 E1113 10