Speech Bye-Laws

  1. In all cases, entries will not be accepted unless accompanied by appropriate fees.
  2. Competitors will be admitted free only to the session in which they compete.
  3. Competitors may obtain particulars of their marks after each class on the day of competition.
  4. No competitor may perform the same piece in more than one class.
  5. a) All members of Choral Speaking must be bona fide members of the group on the day of entry.
    b) In the cases of school groups, members must be on the particular school’s rolls on the day of entry.
  6. In Junior or Juvenile competition proof of age must be produced if required and competitors must be of age stated on the 1st January 2023
  7. a) Prizes will be withheld if sufficient merit is not shown.
    b) In all classes there must be at least 3 entries per class to constitute a competition except in Class No. 43 – Group Mime.
  8. Any protest against the infringement of the Bye-Laws or against a competitor, must be accompanied by a fee of £20 which will be returned only if the protest is upheld by the Committee whose decision shall be final.
  9. Competitors must provide own choice selections and copies of poems and plays for the adjudicator.
  10. a) Competitors must not perform the same piece in two consecutive years.
    b) In all classes competitors must not perform any set piece set by the adjudicator for the Primary and Private section as a favourite poem in Private classes in the same year.
  11. Any competitor receiving private tuition may not enter in the Primary School classes.
  12. All prizes including certificates of merit are awarded at the discretion of the adjudicator whose decision is final.
  13. All entries for competitions are accepted subject to these Bye-Laws.
  14. Entries will be accepted on the Official Entry Forms only Entry forms can be obtained from the section secretary.
  15. No late entries will be accepted after closing date: Friday December 16th December 2022

Please Note:

All entrants must be taught and entered by Primary School teachers. Pupils receiving outside private professional tuition may not enter Primary School Section. It is the teacher’s responsibility to ensure that pupils entered in the ‘Primary School Section’ are not receiving outside professional tuition.