Monday, 7 July 2014

Drama Queen!

The bell rang and my nerves were finally settled I cleared my throat, and began to speak.


After many hours of practise my hard work was finally worth something! Anyone that knows me knows that I am extremely obsessed with speech and especially drama (jazz hands!) I have been competing in competitions and exams since I was 10, and since then my love for the hobby has expanded and I have found myself getting pretty competitive about it from time to time!

If your wondering what a competition atmosphere is like well let me paint you a little picture...
There's a professional adjudicator which marks each piece performed, gives helpful tips and of course awards the prizes! Marks are scored on individual sheets for each contestant, what's good about this, is that you know what you have to improve on next time round. There are many different sections, something for everyone such as improvisation where you receive a topic and have 30 seconds to think of what you are going to do and then you have to act it out in under 3 minutes without any props or other people.  Then there's sight readings which is a piece taken from a book of the adjudicators choice, that the competitors get 1 minute to skim through and then read aloud to the audience.  Also there are various Poems recital's as well.

My favourite part would have to be seeing everyone get up there and giving it a go.  Some of us will be skilled in this area and some of us might just be trying to have a go, which I think is awesome because public speaking is not everybody's thing!

All in all I had a great time and I came away with a trophy, I was placed runner up in the under 14 years scholarship section (shopping for me!) and gained some placing's along the way.  I entered 8 different sections and was very proud of my efforts.  Now I get to enjoy the next 2 weeks off relaxing and catching up on my other hobbies.

Do you have any more questions?  Feel free to leave me a comment.
Thanks for reading!

18 comments:

  1. Runner up in the Under 14 Competition sounds pretty impressive, was that a goal that you had set yourself prior to the competition? You also mention the trophy was that the runners up one? How much preparation had you done in total for the competition?

    Fantastic to see you posting in such details in the holidays - I have to say I think that 'Drama Queen' is probably one of my favourite titles of yours too.

    Mr Webb

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    1. Hello Mr. Webb, I hope you are enjoying your holidays! Well I had hoped that I would win my section but runner up was great too, my trophy was awarded to me because I had the highest marks on my score sheets for two sections, memorised prose (reading from a book) and light verse ( a funny poem) Thank you for commenting, Emily

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  2. Hi Emily, I enjoyed your post. I thought it was very interesting, articulate and fluent. Then I checked back to your very first post in February and I wasn't surprised to find that after 63 posts, your writing style, (which was good to start with) has gotten better and better.

    I recently had the opportunity to ask an author and write what advice he would give any of my students about improving their writing. He said; to get better at writing, you should keep writing. Just like reading improves with practice, so does writing.

    I think your descriptive work is proof of that :) I am also very impressed that you are writing during your holidays.

    With every good wish
    Merry Beau

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    1. Thank you very much for the truly inspiring comment Mary, I also agree that my writing has improved I feel this has also helped improve my school work, about posting in the holidays I have become a bit of a blog-a-holic! I love hearing feed-back just like yours! Emily

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  3. Wow Emily! Runner up is a big deal I wish my blog was as popular as yours! Speaking of come check it out! Its called Kid Life by Mia! (http://kidblog.org/MrDavidsBloggingCamp/) How did get so many fans?

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    1. Wow Mia! Thank you for the positive feedback, this was a big deal for me I really enjoyed your blog I must say! Emily

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    2. You saw my blog?! That's so cool! Do you have a english accent? Who is your fave singer?

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    3. That's alright Mia! Your blog was amazing. Yes I have a New Zealander accent but I speak English! My favourite singer hmm... that's a tough one! probably One Direction or Selena Gomez, Have you heard of our own superstar Lorde over where you live? Thanks for replying, Emily

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  4. I like how you described the contest . Where you nervous ?

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    1. Thank you Elaina! I was a bit nervous but once I got started I was absolutely fine, Emily.

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    2. Thank you for answering my question ! I really like your blog ! How did you get in to drama ?

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    3. That's certainly ok Elaina! Thank you, I got into drama when I hired a teacher who is very skilled I sat our national exams and entered competitions each year I progressed and I don't plan on giving up any time soon! Emily

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  5. HI Emily,
    you don't know me but I just read your blog and it is amazing! You must live in New Zealand. How do you come up with those jucie words? love you'r blog! I live in Oregon!

    From, Hollis

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    1. Hello Hollis thank you for visiting! I do live in New Zealand, I don't know how I come up with the juicy words I always try to use words that fit the writing style, hope this helps answer your question! Emily
      P.S my parents have been to Oregon, they said it was fantastic!

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    2. Hi Emily! I just got your comment. What grade are you in? Where do you go to school? Am I asking too many questions? Ok now,y ou can look at my blog if you want. (www.kidblog.org/mrdavidsbloggingcamp)
      Hollis
      P.S.I went to a camp for two weeks and one of my counselors is from New Zealand! P.P.S. I really want to go to New Zealand!

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    3. Wow! Thank you for commenting no your not asking too much! it's fantastic that you took the time to reply, in New Zealand we have year levels not grade's but I'm almost 13 so I'm in year 8 my last year at primary school (tear, tear!) I go to school at Auroa Primary School you can checkout my teacher's blog at http://mrwebbauroa.blogspot.co.nz/
      I will have to have a look at your blog! Did you tell your counsellors that he lives in one of the best places in the world? If you ever come to new Zealand let me know, I'd love to tell you the best parts about our country! Emily

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  6. I like your new wallpaper Emily. The stars in the dark sky are very easy on the eye. Thanks for your reply. Keep up the great work.

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    1. Thank you once again for visiting Merry, I am very glad that you approve of my new background, I like to keep in touch with bloggers so my reply was just a friendly way to keep in touch, thank you very much. Emily

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