Song and Poetry Competition

The Alliance Française de Brisbane has been running school competitions for over 40 years.

This is a great opportunity for kids and teens to improve their French and, above all, to have fun!

Register now!

Le "Concours de Chanson et de Poésie 2018" was held on Tuesday 05 June on the Gold Coast at All Saints Anglican School  from 4pm (Senior school library) and on Saturday 18 August 2018 at Alliance française de Brisbane from 1.30pm.


The competition

According to their age, children sing a song or recite a poem in front of a jury usually composed of two French teachers. Songs and poems are learnt by heart. Pronunciation and clarity, memorisation, interpretation and prosody are the 4 main  criteria.


AFX Student Exchange is our major sponsor. It will reward the best student in the grade 9 section with a 6 week exchange program to France, including airfare to Paris and back.  For more information about AFX Student Exchange and their specialist exchange programs to France, please visit:

Other prizes rewarding the highest performing students include French books, CDs, food vouchers and more. 

Who can perform?

The competition is open to Prep to Year 12 students of French. French-speakers can also enter the competition in the "francophone" category.

Listen to the poems (click here)

How do I register?

The registration deadline is Friday 18 May 2018 for the Gold Coast session and Friday 27 July 2018 for the Alliance Française one.

The fee is $10 per student.
Discount applies as follows:5% discount for 20 to 49 students enrolled / 10% discount for 50 and more students enrolled.

When is the Prize giving ceremony?


2017 highlights

AFX Student Exchange is our major sponsor, offering the highest performing students of year 8 (Jin Joo of All Saints) and year 9 (Emily Potter of All Saints) a voucher to redeem on their exchange program. For more information about AFX Student Exchange and their specialist exchange programs to France, please visit:

Past highlights

 For more information, contact Claire:
> Email:
> Phone: (07) 3844 4460

Contact Us

Alliance Francaise de Brisbane
262 Montague Road,
West End, QLD 4101.

Tel: (61-7) 3844 4460

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Friday: 9.00 am to 5.30 pm
Saturday: 8.00 am to 12.30 pm
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375 Hamilton Road
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