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!
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
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.
WHAT ARE THE PRIZES?
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: www.afxstudentexchange.com
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.
Prep to Year 4 students will perform a song chosen from the 2018 Song booklet.
Year 5 to Year 12 students will choose a poem from the 2018 Poem booklet according to their year level.
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.
Fill in the Purchase order form
It specifies the number of children entering the competition. Please send it back to firstname.lastname@example.org. Upon reception 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.
Download it here: 2018-PC-Purchase-order.docx
Fill in the List of children
It specifies the details for each child entering the competition (first name, last name, ...). It has to be sent back via email to email@example.com by the registration deadline.
Download it here: 2018-PC-Enrolments-Form-LAST.xlsx
When is the Prize giving ceremony?
Friday 24 August:
Results for the Poetry competition will be emailed to schools and also available on the Alliance's website.
- Friday 07 September: The Prize giving ceremony will be held at 4.15pm until 5.00pm at Alliance Française de Brisbane. RSVP is essential by Tuesday 04 September. Uniform is not compulsory. All participants are welcome. Only finalists and mentions will be called out and invited to recite their poem.
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: www.afxstudentexchange.com
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