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 11th 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

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Jack Prelutsky

£5.00
91 8 & 9 YEARS ONLY

All My Great Excuses

Kenn Nesbitt £5.00
92 10 & 11 YEARS ONLY

Geography Lesson

Brian Patten

£5.00
93 12 - 15 YEARS ONLY

Prince Kano

Edward Lowbury
£6.00
94 16 - 99 YEARS ONLY

Mametz Wood

Owen Sheers
£8.00
PROSE READING

95 7 YEARS & UNDER Horrid Henry Robs the Bank Francesca Simon
£5.00
96 8 & 9 YEARS ONLY

Worzel Gummidge

Barbara Euphon Todd £5.00
97 10 & 11 YEARS ONLY Coraline Neil Gaiman
£5.00
98 12 - 15 YEARS ONLY The Five People You Meet in Heave Mitch Albom
£6.00
POETRY READING

101 8 & 9 YEARS ONLY I've Never Heard the Queen Sneeze Brian Patten
£5.00
102 10 & 11 YEARS ONLY The Old Wife and the Ghost James Reeves
£5.00
103 12 - 15 YEARS ONLY Mid-Term Break Seamus Heaney
£6.00
104 16 - 99 YEARS ONLY The Truly Great Stephen Spender
£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. Between 4 & 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 ACTING (2 - 6 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 £7.00