With regards to the Covid-19 pandemic, the first round of the Interschools Public Speaking League SA and Interskole Redenaarsliga SA, will be held online, whereas the National Round will be held in person, circumstances permitting.
All schools, drama studios as well as home-school students with a registration number from an institution, will be allowed to enter for the competition.
Closing date for entries ALL Regions:
Public Speaking: 30 Jun 2021
Redenaars: 31 Mei 2021
Performance dates ALL Regions
Public Speaking Provincial Round: 29-31 Jul 2021
Redenaars Provinsiale Uitdun: 24-26 Jun 2021
Public Speaking and Redenaars National Round: 12-14 Aug
The attached entry form must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org before or on the closing date. (See Redenaars entry forms attached to the Afrikaans document). These forms are also available on www.nationalarts.co.za under the section Interskole Redenaars. Banking details can be found on the entry form and proof of payment should accompany the entry form.
The online competition requires each individual participant of the English and Afrikaans Prepared and Unprepared categories, to submit a whatsapp number as requested on the entry form. Teams should submit one whatsapp number. This number will be used by an adjudicator to video call individuals or teams, to ensure live online participation. Dates and times for these calls will be made available closer to competition dates.
All individual- and team public speaking participants, will receive a digital PDF certificate with a mark and short feedback. The top speakers for Public Speaking and Redenaars in each region, will also be invited to the National Round.
We look forward to a SUPERB COMPETITION in a different format of the same standard.
Please refer to rules, regulations and entry forms, available for download below.
Grades 1-3 (2-4 min),
Grades 4-5 (3-5 min),
Grades 6-7 (5-6 min),
High Schools (5-7 min)
Grades 4-12 (No minimum time but no longer than 5 min)
Team Public Speaking:
Grades 1-3 (10-12 min), Grades 4-12 (12-15 min)
*Please note, any days children cannot participate MUST be indicated on entry form. ANY ADDITIONAL PROGRAM CHANGES WILL BE CHARGED AT 50% OF ENTRY FEE.
*Contestants failing to compete in their prescribed times as per program will only be slotted in on a day suitable for organisers and failure to adhere to new times without written doctor / or school principal consent will result in disqualification.
Bank: First National Bank
Name: National Arts Association
Account Type: Business Cheque
Account Number: 623 907 84497
Branch Code: 250655
Reference: Name of School / Participant