For individual performance of original poetry of any style.

Performance and judging will be on Saturday 17 February 2018 in the Orange Civic Theatre, Orange NSW.

Classes:

  1. Open – for any individual contestants
  2. Novice Recital – for individual contestants who have not won first prize in a poetry recital competition
  3. Novice Reading – for individual contestants who wish to read their poem
  4. High School students – for individual contestants who are attending high school in 2018
  5. Primary School students – for individual contestants who are attending primary school in 2018

 Prizes:  

Class 1 Open:                       first prize $600;        second prize $300;       third prize $100

Class 2 Novice Recital:      first prize $400:        second prize $200;       third prize $50

Class 3 Novice Reading:   first prize $300:        second prize $150;       third prize $50

Class 4 High School:          first prize $200:        second prize $100;       third prize $50

Class 5 Primary School:    first prize $200:        second prize $100;       third prize $50

 Conditions of entry:

  1. Poems are to be original works.
  2. Poems and performances are not to be offensive and must be suitable for family entertainment.
  3. Poems are to be performed by the poet, in person, at the event.
  4. The performance may include reciting, reading, singing, chanting, rapping, acting
    and/or Reading or use of notes in Classes 1 and 2 will be penalised in the judging and point scoring. Reading or use of notes in Classes 3, 4 and 5 will not be penalised.
  5. The maximum presentation time is 5 minutes per entry (preamble and postscript are included in the 5 minutes).
  6. Entrants are to provide their own equipment and props. A microphone and speaker will
    be available on stage.
  7. Judging will be based on guidelines provided by the Australian Bush Poets Association (ABPA) and judges will use the ABPA score sheets.
  8. Entrants may enter one Class only.
  9. The maximum number of entries per individual contestant is 2.
  10. Each entry must be different – i.e. an entry must not be repeated in the competition.
  11. Poems performed in previous Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Competitions, Orange, must not be entered in this 2018 competition.
  12. Entries are accepted once the entry fee is paid.
  13. There is no need to submit a copy of the poem(s).
  14. The entry fee for the Open and Novice Classes is $5 per entry.
  15. Entry for the High School and Primary School Classes is free.
  16. Entry fees are payable by cheque to Rotary Club of Orange Inc or by direct deposit to the Rotary Club of Orange Project Account.
  17. Entries close at 5 pm on Wednesday 7 February 2018.
  18. Entrants will be notified by email before Monday 12 February 2018 of the time of their performance.

Post entry forms to:  

Rotary Club of Orange Inc.

PO Box 52  ORANGE NSW 2800                                               

Send cheque with entry form or make electronic payment to: 

Rotary Club of Orange Project

Account BSB: 082774; Account number: 509857605

Contact person: Len Banks lmbanks@bigpond.com or 02 6361 7677

For more information about the Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Festival 2018, see www.brandorange.com.au or www.rotarycluboforange.org.au

This event is sponsored by:

Orange City Council, Norm Penhall, Orange Regional Arts Foundation, Rotary Club of Orange

Banjo Pat Poetry comp application 2018