Rotorua Speech & Drama Competitions

The Rotorua Speech and Drama Competitions are the biggest event of this kind in New Zealand. Many children, ages 5-18 from throughout from the Bay of Plenty & wider area will be competing. Three adjudicators working concurrently, judge all performances. They give constructive feedback to all who enter & award certificates to those who achieve the highest marks in each class.

The 2020 Competitions have been cancelled.
We look forward to our competitions in 2021.


Entries Close: N/A
Date: TBC

Venue: TBC

Our next competition will be in 2021. Entries open March 2021.


Speech & Drama Syllabus

Download Syllabus

Speech & Drama Programme



Colleen Bassett

Julie Taylor

Glenda Pearce


The venue and dates for 2021 Speech & Drama Competition have not been set.

The premier event is the “The Performer of the Year” – entrants will go on stage to compete for this title.

Admission to all performances is free – we encourage you all to come and see some great performances from our local talents.

All correspondence to be addressed to:


Rotorua Speech & Drama Competitions Inc:

Bridget Donovan – Convenor

Copies of all pieces to be brought to the competition this year and given to the Adjudicator’s Assistant when class is called.

Email Bridget Donovan
Please enter online for this years Speech & Drama competition.