IMPORTANT - Please note:

1. Application forms are to be downloaded by clicking on the icon to the right of each category title. They must then be printed out, filled in by hand and sent by post to the relevant address (you'll find the addresses detailed on each form). Please send completed Entry Forms for SPEECH to: Mrs J. Woods, 89 Anderton Park Road, Moseley, Birmingham, B13 9DS. Please send completed Entry Forms for MUSIC to: Mrs P Finney, 15 Meadow Brook Road, Northfield, Birmingham, B31 1NE.

2. Applications MUST be separated according to category - i.e. if you would like to apply to compete in classes in both Piano and Violin categories, you MUST download, print out and send in TWO forms (one for Piano and one for Violin). This rule applies to ALL categories.

3. Applications for classes held on Friday 10th May (classes highlighted in light green below) must be made on the correct form. These forms can be found at the top right of each light green section.

4. Test pieces can be downloaded on this page

5. If you are viewing this site on a mobile device, please note: application forms are only available for download when browsing our site using a tablet, desktop, or laptop computer.

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CLASS NUMBER CATEGORY TEST PIECE AUTHOR TIME LIMIT FEE APPLICATION FORMS
 

SPEECH SECTION

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  VERSE SPEAKING        
     
90 7 YEARS & UNDER

Sister

Judith Nicholls

  £5.00  
91 8 & 9 YEARS ONLY

At the End of a School Day

Wes Magee   £5.00  
92 10 & 11 YEARS ONLY

Two Little Kittens

Anon

  £5.00  
93 12 - 15 YEARS ONLY

In Flanders Fields

John McCrae
  £6.00  
94 16 - 99 YEARS ONLY

Ninetieth Birthday

R S Thomas
  £8.00  
           
  PROSE READING        
     
95 7 YEARS & UNDER My Naughty Little Sister (extract) Dorothy Edwards   £5.00  
96 8 & 9 YEARS ONLY

Grandpa's Great Escape (extract)

David Walliams   £5.00  
97 10 & 11 YEARS ONLY Percy Jackson and the Greek Gods (extract) Rick Riordan
  £5.00  
98 12 - 15 YEARS ONLY A Christmas Carol (extract) Charles Dickens   £6.00  
         
  POETRY READING        
     
101 8 & 9 YEARS ONLY Spaghetti Frank Flynn
  £5.00  
102 10 & 11 YEARS ONLY Nothing Julie Holder
  £5.00  
103 12 - 15 YEARS ONLY Hurrican Hits England Grace Nichols   £6.00  
104 16 - 99 YEARS ONLY Your Laughter Pablo Neruda
  £8.00  
  VERSE SPEAKING
       
  OWN CHOICE CLASSES
(Refer to Rule 6)
All Time Limits exclude any introduction        
105 7 YEARS & UNDER     Two Minutes £5.00  
106 8 & 9 YEARS ONLY     Two Minutes £5.00  
107 10 & 11 YEARS ONLY     Three Minutes £5.00  
108 12 - 15 YEARS ONLY     Three Minutes £6.00  
109 16 - 99 YEARS ONLY     Four Minutes £8.00  
  PROSE READING        
110 7 YEARS & UNDER     Two Minutes £5.00  
111 8 & 9 YEARS ONLY     Two Minutes £5.00  
112 10 & 11 YEARS ONLY     Three Minutes £5.00  
113 12 - 15 YEARS ONLY     Three Minutes £6.00  
114 16 - 99 YEARS ONLY     Four Minutes £8.00  
  POETRY READING        
115 7 YEARS & UNDER     Two Minutes £5.00  
116 8 & 9 YEARS ONLY     Two Minutes £5.00  
117 10 & 11 YEARS ONLY     Three Minutes £5.00  
118 12 - 15 YEARS ONLY     Three Minutes £6.00  
119 16 - 99 YEARS ONLY     Four Minutes £8.00  
  POEM - OWN COMPOSITION        
120 7 YEARS & UNDER     Two Minutes £5.00  
121 8 & 9 YEARS ONLY     Two Minutes £5.00  
122 10 & 11 YEARS ONLY     Three Minutes £5.00  
123 12 - 15 YEARS ONLY     Three Minutes £6.00  
  HOLY BOOK READING        
126 8 & 9 YEARS ONLY     Two Minutes £5.00  
127 10 & 11 YEARS ONLY     Three Minutes £5.00  
128 12 - 15 YEARS ONLY     Three Minutes £6.00  
  GROUP SPEAKING  
 

Not restricted to school organised groups. Up to 20 performers per group. Please state number of performers per group on entry form

 
130 YEARS R, 1 & 2     Three Minutes £8.00  
131 YEARS 3 & 4     Four Minutes £10.00  
132 YEARS 5 & 6     Five Minutes £10.00  
133 OPEN     Four Minutes £10.00  
  SHARE A POEM        
134 OPEN To be recited or read by two people   Four Minutes £8.00  
  READING AT SIGHT Piece set by the Adjudicator        
135 7 YEARS & UNDER       £5.00  
136 8 & 9 YEARS ONLY       £5.00  
137 10 & 11 YEARS ONLY       £5.00  
138 12 - 15 YEARS ONLY       £6.00  
  SOLO ACTING/MONOLOGUE (excluding Shakespeare)        
140 11 YEARS & UNDER     Three Minutes £5.00  
141 12 - 15 YEARS ONLY     Four Minutes £6.00  
142 16 - 99 YEARS ONLY     Five Minutes £8.00  
  SHAKESPEARE (Performer to present, from memory, an extract from any Shakespeare play. Hand props may be used. Costumes optional.          
143 12 YEARS & OVER     Four Minutes £6.00  
  GROUP DRAMA (Up to 20 persons, oldest must be within age limit) Own choice of a performance of an extract from a play. Hand props may be used. Costume optional.          
147 11 YEARS & UNDER     Five Minutes £10.00  
148 12 - 15 YEARS ONLY     Five Minutes £15.00  
149 16 - 99 YEARS ONLY     Five Minutes £15.00  
  PUBLIC SPEAKING Performers to give a prepared talk on any subject. A short time will be allowed for setting up          
150 OPEN     Five Minutes £8.00  
  NON COMPETITIVE CLASSES Each performer will receive an adjudication, but there will be no overall winner          
160 7 YEARS & UNDER Recite a favourite poem or nursery rhyme   Two Minutes £5.00  
161 30 YEARS & OVER Recite or read a favourite poem   Four Minutes £8.00