Queensland School Poetry & Song Competition 2020May 25, 2020
Expressions of interest are open for the Queensland School Poetry and Song Competition for students in year 4 to 12.
Tell your story through poetry or song and gain the honour of being awarded a STATE title and share your story with a live audience.
ACCEPTING EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST NOW
Key Information, Dates and Locations:
REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN
Step 1: SCHOOLS MUST REGISTER as a one off school registration $100.00
Step 2: STUDENT REGISTRATION – maximum 5 students per category per school $20 per student
Step 3: UPLOAD STUDENT PERFORMANCE PIECES – with description – see Dropbox links https://www.dropbox.com/request/j4gVfx6BiyLrKa38zwux
Friday 11 September 2020 – Entries CLOSE. All entries accepted online
Wednesday 16 September 2020 – Finalists announced and tickets for Grant Final Event go on sale
POETRY MASTERCLASS, RECITAL AND GRAND FINAL EVENT
SCHEDULED for SATURDAY 3 OCTOBER (tbc due to COVID19 restrictions)
Project Gallery, at Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, South Bank, Brisbane
Categories and Awards
Open to all Queensland school students in two categories:
Junior Category 1 – students in Years 4 – 7
Junior Qld Song Excellence Award 2020
Highly Commended Qld Junior Song 2020
Junior Category 2 – students in Years 4 – 7
Junior Qld Poetry Excellence Award 2020
Highly Commended Qld Junior Poetry 2020
Senior Category 1 – students in Years 8 – 12
Senior Qld Song Excellence Award 2020
Highly Commended Qld Senior Song 2020
Senior Category 2 – students in Years 8 – 12
Senior Qld Poetry Excellence Award 2020
Highly Commended Qld Senior Song 2020
- Must be a resident of Queensland
- Must be a student studying a primary or secondary year level or equivalent in a Queensland school, institution or recognised system of learning.
- The Judges decision will be final
- Limited to five entries per school in each category
Submissions must be:
- Original song or poem
- Length of POEMS:
+ JUNIOR: A length of no less than 20 seconds and no more than one minute
+ SENIOR: A length of no less than one minute and no more than two minutes
- Length of SONGS:
+ JUNIOR: A length of no less than one minute and no more than four minutes
+ SENIOR: A length of no less than two minutes and no more than four minutes
- Performed by the creator
- All entries must be language and topic appropriate for a family audience.
- All entries should be linked to the theme: THE SENSES – SEE – SMELL – TASTE – TOUCH – HEAR.
- All performers must supply their own instruments, props, costumes or drama blacks for the Grand Final.
SUBMISSION OF ENTRIES:
Each entry must consist of TWO (2) files uploaded to Dropbox (see link below)
- A word document with:
- Student first name and last name
- Year Level
- School/institution/system of learning:
- Parent / Carer name
- Parent / Carer email address
- Parent contact phone number
- Name and medium of piece
- Your chosen theme THE SENSES – SEE – SMELL – TASTE – TOUCH – HEAR
- Up to 150 words about what inspired this piece
Saved as follows: CATEGORY AND SONG/POEM, LAST NAME, FIRST NAME, YEAR LEVEL
Junior Song, SMITH, Jack – Year 4
Senior Poetry, SMITH, Jack – Year 12
- A video file of:
- Your polished performance to memory of your original piece (song/poem)
NB: Entries to be uploaded via Dropbox at the following link:
+ By making a submission, all entrants give permission for any photos or videos of the event to be uploaded for promotional purposes.
- Storytelling – that the piece tells a story that is original and has the ability to engage the audience, Junior – 1 to 2 minutes in length; Senior – 2 to 3 minutes in length.
- Theme – that the piece relates to the 2019 themes of THE SENSES – SEE – SMELL – TASTE – TOUCH – HEAR
- Expression – that the music connects to the lyrics and the written piece.
- Performance – that the piece is performed by the writer, live on stage with artistic expression and engagement.
All Finalists will be invited to a Masterclass with internationally renowned Poet Rupert McCall and Tricia Biggs.