The event is free. The Competition involves pupils from age 7 to age 15. The competitors taking part will be given a certificate to recognise their achievement. I will send the person in charge in each school a template that they can use and print in house.
The finalists will be sent a different certificate and the winners in each category will get a certificate and a small prize.
You can enter as many pupils as you wish in each category but only 3 pupils per year group and language can go through to the final.
The first round will take place in your school and the list of finalists have to be sent to me: firstname.lastname@example.org before the 31st May. A Flipgrid group will be created and you will get more information on how to join, so that your finalists can record their poems. The deadline for this is Friday 18th June. The winners will be announced the 28th June.
Performances are judged according to five criteria:
Voice and articulation
Marking grids will be available to help with your own judging for the first round if needed. If some of your speakers are bilingual/native, they should do well in terms of articulation but possibly not so well in the other areas. Therefore, do take everything into account.