2020 Alliance française SONG AND POETRY Competition

The Alliance Française de Brisbane has been running school competitions for over 50 years.

The 2020 edition will be held on Tuesday 02 June at All Saints Anglican school and on Saturday 06 June at Alliance in 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.


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. 


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 2020 Song booklet.
  • Year 5 to Year 12 students will choose a poem from the 2020 Poem booklet according to their year level. 

Listen to the poems (click here)


The registration deadline is Friday 08 May 2020.

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 claire@afbrisbane.com. 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

  • 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 claire@afbrisbane.com by the registration deadline.
    Download it here


  • Friday 12 June 2020: Results for the Poetry competition will be emailed to schools and also available on the Alliance's website.
  • Friday 19 June 2020: The Prize giving ceremony will be held at 6pm  at Alliance Française de Brisbane. RSVP at info@afbrisbane.com is essential by Tuesday 16 June. Uniform is compulsory. All participants are welcome. Only finalists and mentions will be called out and invited to recite their poem.


This competition wouldn't be possible without our sponsors with their support and kind donations.

Please check the results for the 2019 Edition here

Past highlights


 For more information, contact Benoit:
> Email: benoit@afbrisbane.com
or  info@afbrisbane.com
> Phone: (07) 3844 4460

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