Shakespeare

HOW TO ENTER THE REGIONAL FESTIVAL

  • Read the information on this page about the SGCNZ Board Policies.
  • Once you have completed reading these, click on the 'I Agree' button at the bottom of the page.
  • You will be taken to the Registration page to fill out your entry form.
  • Filling out the Entry Form

  • Collect as much information as possible for your entry form before you begin filling it out online. You will not be able to submit the form until all the fields have been filled in.
    Here is a screenshot of the online registration form to see the information required to complete it.(PDF 1.2MB)
  • Once you have submitted your entry form, you will be able to return to add to and modify it at a later date.
    To return to your entry form you will need the following:
    • Your ID number - this is given to you as part of your registration.
    • Your password - you will need to create a unique password.
  • Please Note
    • You can register a number of entries.
    • You will need to complete a new form for each entry. This means you will need to have the ID number and password for each separate entry.
    • Please email SGCNZ if you are unsure whether your SGCNZ Friends sub is current
      shakespeare.et.al@gmail.com.

POLICIES

Please read the SGCNZ Board Policies before filling in an entry form. Click "I Agree" to proceed.

SGCNZ Board Policy in relation to SGCNZ's UOSWSF, NSSP, and YSC

NSSP
i) Direct Entry to SGCNZ NSSP:
There is an opportunity for Regional Assessors to select one person to attend NSSP by direct entry. This may be done where there is an outstanding actor in a Regional Festival who is not in a scene chosen to be performed at the National Festival.

Policy: Direct Entry student and students selected from the National Festival must be 15 years or more on 1 March of the year of NSSP.

Policy: If there is no outstanding actor outside a group chosen to attend the National Festival, no selection should be made (allowing more to be chosen from the top performers at the National Festival).

SGCNZ UOSWSF
ii) Small Regional Festivals:
A limit is being placed on very small Regional Festivals regarding the number of groups which may be selected.

Policy: In regions in which only two schools are participating with less than a total of 15 scenes, only one group may be selected to perform at the National Festival. This may be either a 5 minute or 15 minute scene.

iii) Large Regional Festivals:
Conversely, greater representation is permitted for very large regions.

Policy: If there are either 300 or more individuals participating, or more than 15 different schools, or 50 or more scenes in a Regional Festival, the Assessors are permitted to select 3 groups to attend the National Festival.

iv) Scene durations:
Time durations of scenes must be adhered to by performers and assessors alike. Scenes are of 5 minute or 15 minute duration.

Policy:
15 minute scenes - must be no more than 15 minutes and no less than 10 minutes
5 minute scenes - must be no more than 5 minutes and no less than 4 minutes

v) Use of text:
Policy: Use of Shakespeare's text is imperative. Permission must be gained from the CEO for any deviations, even for those deemed essential for sense purposes.

Policy: Translations into other languages are permitted as long as they remain faithful to the text.

vi) Compulsory attendance at National Festival (SGCNZ UOSWSF)
All those selected to attend/participate in the National Festival must attend every performance and event.

Policy: Attendance from 4pm on Thursday 31 May is encouraged. It is compulsory at all sessions at the National Festival (UOSWSF) from Friday morning 9.15am, 1 June at Wellington East Girls' College till the end of the Award Ceremony at 9.30pm on Sunday evening. Attendance is highly recommended till the end of the Feedback session on Monday 4 June at Parliament, or even noon, in order to hear the Guest Assessor. The CEO has the discretion to make allowances only in very exceptional circumstances

vii) Damage:
Policy: Any student causing wilful damage shall be responsible to cover the repair costs involved and will be ineligible for awards or selection for NSSP.

viii) Homeschoolers:
Policy: It was agreed that Homeschoolers be allowed to participate in SGCNZ’s Competitions and in its Festivals as groups in their own right, with their Cluster being required to join as a Group Friend of SGCNZ.

ix) Translations:

  1. Use of translations of Shakespeare into other languages is acceptable
  2. ...with the proviso that a full script is given to the Regional Rep a minimum of 2 weeks in advance
  3. That the Reg Rep has a fluent speaker of the language ‘vet’ the translation (to ensure that it is a fair and uncontentious translation)
  4. That a speaker of the language is present during that scene’s performance.

x)  SGCNZ Friends Fee:
Policy: Participants must pay the SGCNZ Friends Fee to SGCNZ - no other charge should be levied by other parties.
SGCNZ must be notified if you are no longer wishing to retain Friend Membership and the inherent benefits.

xi) Participant Age limits:
Policy: Students in groups selected for the National Festival must be a minimum of 11 years and under 20 years old. There may be up to 20% of Year 7 and 8 students in a scene and an extra supervising adult must accompany them. More younger students may participate in Regional Festivals, should the Regional Representative choose to accommodate them, but those groups would be ineligible for selection for the National Festival.

xii) Health & Safety
Policy: It is essential and vital for all groups, including their Supervisor, to attend the scheduled Health & Safety briefing with the SGCNZ appointed personnel.

SGCNZ YSC
Attendance is required at all scheduled sessions of the SGCNZ Young Shakespeare Company programme in England. Special requests from parents and students wanting to undertake side activities and personal visits during scheduled times will be refused.

Kerry Maher of Maher Tours is very willing to make bookings for students to arrive earlier or stay later in order to accommodate extra activities and personal visits.

Policy: All students must attend all scheduled sessions of SGCNZ YSC, whatever their nature. Personal activities and/or visits may be made in scheduled free time and then only with the knowledge beforehand of the Tour Escort.

SGCNZ Trust Board, 7 December 2009

- Updated December 2012, Updated December 2013
- Updated February 2014, Updated December 2014, December 2015, December 2016, October 2017

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For further information contact:
Dawn Sanders ONZM, QSM
CEO
Shakespeare Globe Centre NZ
Level 1, Wellington Arts Centre
65-69 Abel Smith St, Wellington 6011
Postal: P O Box 17 215
Wellington 6147, NZ
P: 04 384 1300 (W) / 04 476 8369 (H)
M: 027 283 6016
F: 04 384 1301 (W) / 04 476 8754 (H)
E: sgcnz.dawn@gmail.com
www.sgcnz.org.nz
For SGCNZ UOSWSF & Competition Information & Entry Forms:
shakespeare.otago.ac.nz

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Shakespeare (2018). Version: 1.1.0, Created by: Owen Baxter, Email: OJB@mac.com, Modified: 2010-11-11