Registration Guidelines

Student Entries
Each school may register up to six (6) performances. A student may only be in one performance. There are a variety of ways for students to perform.
A. Solo/duo performers (1-2 students)
B. Small groups (3-5 students)
C. One large group (up to 10 students)
• See Planning Worksheet for details
NOTE: It is up to each school to plan how to observe social distancing guidelines for group performances.
Presentation Format: ZOOM!
Performances will be virtual. Students may be grouped with students from other schools in different "breakout" rooms. Students gain valuable experience by observing performances of students from other schools and hearing judges' critiques.
Best Part: Judges
Experienced Judges will comment on each presentation. Evaluation is based on criteria listed on the judge's sheet.
✎ Judge's comments are positive, constructive and insightful. Judge's sheets will be given to Teachers so they can be reviewed with their students.
☺ Students will receive FABULOUS personalized certificates with their earned award level.
Scheduling Considerations
Use the scheduling link on the home page for an available date/time slot for your school. Please call (559) 733-6326 for any scheduling questions.
Poetry & Prose Materials
✎ Please indicate any student-authored writings so we can give them special recognition.
✎ ALL material MUST BE APPROPRIATE for our audiences. Drama is FINE, but with K-8 students involved, ALL recitations MUST BE in GOOD and PROPER TASTE.
✎ NO questionable, crude or inappropriate words or phrases - all bathroom language is unacceptable for our event.
✎ Because of judging logistics, poetry is to be recited in English only.
✎ NO costumes or props allowed! This is a time for focus on ORAL INTERPRETATION so no distractions, please ^_^.
✎ PLEASE strictly adhere to the five-minute maximum rule - no exceptions! If material is longer, edit and condense.
✎ For this event, recitations should be spoken and not sung (like a song).
✰✰ Special Services Entries✰✰
We welcome participation of students with special needs. This is a perfect opportunity for all students to memorize and perform. Our Judges are wonderful and experts at working with all students. Please let us know.
Special Services Student Accommodations
✰ Students may perform in a smaller group session as available.
✰ Students may go first in the session.
✰ Students may leave the session early.
✰ Judging is geared to meet each student's individual ability.
Poetry & Prose Book
Teachers: If you provide us with copies of the poems that your students recite this year, we will send you a complete collection of Poetry & Prose! These Poetry resource books are true treasures!
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