Song and Poetry Competition
Le "Concours de Chanson et de Poésie 2015" was held on Saturday 29 August 2015 between 1pm and 4pm at Alliance française de Brisbane. 16 different schools entered 239 participants. What a success!
According to their age, children sang a song or recited a poem in front of a jury usually composed of two French teachers. Songs and poems were learnt by heart. Pronunciation and clarity, memorisation, interpretation and prosody were the 4 main criteria.
The Prize giving ceremony happened on Friday 18 September. We had the great pleasure to welcome Matt Hetherington
a Brisbane poet member of the committee of the Queensland Poetry Festival who surprised us with his reciting a French poem.
Please find the RESULTS here.
Matt Hetherington of Queensland Poetry Festival
AFX Student Exchange 2015 Special Prize Winner
went to Alexandra Radke from Mansfield State School
Who can perform?
The competition is open to Prep to Year 12 students of French :
Prep to Year 4 students will perform a song chosen from the 2015 Song booklet.
Year 5 to Year 12 students will choose a poem from the 2015 Poem booklet according to their year level. Children can also select a poem from the 2015 Special Edit ion celebrating the 100th anniversary of Luc Bérimont's birth.
How do I register?
The registration deadline is Monday 03 August 2015.
Fill in the Purchase Order Form
... specifying the number of children entering the competition has to be filled in and sent back to email@example.com. An invoice will be issued and sent out to you. Alliance française will not accept any change in numbers after the invoice has been sent out. Payment has to be forwarded to Alliance française within two weeks of the issuing date of the invoice.
Fill in the List of children
... entering the competition specifying their first name, last name, ... has to be sent back via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by the registration deadline.
What is the fee?
$8 per student
Discount: 5% discount for 20 to 49 students enrolled / 10% discount for 50 and more students enrolled.
When is the Prize giving ceremony?
-Tuesday 01 September: Results for the Poetry competition will not be mailed to schools but will be available on the Alliance's website.
-Friday 18 September: The Prize giving ceremony will be held at 4.15pm until 5.00pm at Alliance Française de Brisbane. RSVP is essential. Uniform is not compulsory. All participants are welcome. Only finalists and mentions will be called out. The ones from the Poetry competition will be invited to recite their poem.
What are the prizes?
The AFX Student Exchange Special Prize Winner will receceive a mini Ipad. The other prizes offered by our proud sponsors include books, French magazines, posters, cinema tickets, food vouchers, French products and many more. A certificate will be issued to all the students rewarded with a Prize or a mention.
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