This proposed schedule is subject to adjustment if entries exceed our expectations.

Performers may use their own composition provided a copy is given to the adjudicator.

DV6 VERSE SPEAKING – under 6

Own choice of any poem Time Limit – 2 minutes

DV8 VERSE SPEAKING – under 8

Own choice of any poem Time limit – 2 minutes

DV10 VERSE SPEAKING – under 10

Own choice from “I Like This Poem” edited by Kaye Webb Time limit – 3 minutes

DV12 VERSE SPEAKING – under 12

Own choice of any poem Time limit – 3 minutes

DV13 VERSE SPEAKING – under 13

Own choice of any poem Time limit – 3 minutes

DV14 VERSE SPEAKING – under 14

Own choice of any poem Time limit – 3 minutes

DV18 VERSE SPEAKING – under 18

Own choice of any two contrasting poems Time limit – 8 minutes

DC10 SOLO CHARACTERISATION – under 10

Own choice from Novel, Drama or Original Writing Time limit – 5 minutes

DC12 SOLO CHARACTERISATION – under 12

Own choice from Novel, Drama or Original Writing Time limit – 5 minutes

DC14 SOLO CHARACTERISATION – under 14

Own choice from Novel, Drama or Original Writing Time limit – 5 minutes

DC16 SOLO CHARACTERISATION – under 16

Own choice from Novel, Drama or Original Writing Time limit – 7 minutes

DCX SOLO CHARACTERISATION – 16 and over

Own choice from Novel, Drama or Original Writing Time limit – 7 minutes

DP10 PROSE READING – under 10

Own choice from ‘The World’s Worst Teachers’ by David Walliams

Continuous extract not longer than 3 minutes (including intro)

DP12 PROSE READING – under 12

Own choice from ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’ by JK Rowling

Continuous extract not longer than 3 minutes (including intro)

DP13 PROSE READING – under 13

Own choice from ‘The Moon of Gomrath’ by Alan Garner

Continuous extract not longer than 3 minutes (including intro)