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

A student reciting his poem

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 :

Listen to the poems (click here)

How do I register?

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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