12-14 Years

Live News Report (12-14 Years)

Reporting on an exciting news story is a thrilling challenge. But it’s also the gateway to a career as a journalist, one of the world’s most interesting and important jobs.

Public Speaking: Impromptu (12-14 Years)

You’ll speak for 3 minutes on an exciting general interest topic which will be given to you by the festival organisers 10 minutes before you speak. This is the perfect category for everyone who likes debating or thinking on your feet.

Solo Acting (12-14 Years)

No need to “break a leg” when you participate in our friendly online Zoom sessions in our Solo Acting category …

Prose Reading (12-14 Years)

Once upon a time, a talented young person, somewhere around the start of their teenage years, entered an Oratory Festival …

Shakespeare Sonnet (12-14 Years)

“Thou dost speak masterly!” Shakespeare’s sonnets are revered for a reason: infinities are explored in just fourteen lines …

In this category, you can perform any of Shakespeare’s sonnets (including complete sonnets from his plays) from memory.

Poetry Recital from memory (12-14 Years)

Perform one of the following:
(a) ‘Caged Bird’ by Maya Angelou
(b) ‘The Thought Fox’ by Ted Hughes
(c) ‘A Dream Within a Dream’ by Edgar Allan Poe
(d) ‘I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud’ by William Wordsworth
(e) ‘How to Cut a Pomegranate’ by Imtiaz Dharker

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