In association with SGCNZ’s annual Festivals, there are five nationwide competitions. All finalists win monetary prizes, presented at SGCNZ National University of Otago Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival Award Ceremony on Sunday 1 June at 7.00pm, the opportunity to attend workshops on 30 May – and more…! All competitions have NCEA assessable components and Costume and Static Image winners have their work exhibited in the Globe Exhibition in Shakespeare’s Globe, London for approx 6 weeks. Te Kura students are also welcome to enter any of these competitions.
All entrants must be a SGCNZ Friend – either personally or through their school or Home School cluster.
“I met a completely different challenge as a musician than as an actor. I had to write to serious deadlines – in some instances being given requests by the directors the morning of the performance! I had to write without the usual computer software with which I compose, having to spin music out of thin air. And I had limited means with which to work – other than the odd multi-talented actor who could sing or play the guitar, I would have to play everything myself, bearing in mind the equipment I could lay my hands on. These factors considered, the task at hand had elements of impossibility streaked all throughout it; but the job simply had to be done. And somehow, I did it. This gave me huge confidence in my personal capabilities as a musician, as I succeeded in my brief .” – Celeste Oram, 2007 Supreme Winner of the Music Composition Competition, who was therefore also selected for NSSP as Student Composer.
“I got the privilege to act as the Student Costumier for all three plays performed [at NSSP], and although my placement in the group was to construct and design the costumes, the spirit and passion from the team of actors, made me feel comfortable and encouraged to get involved with the acting and performing side of the production workshops. My relationship with the directors blossomed all throughout the week, we all both bounced off each other with ideas and firm creative collaboration was sustained. I loved working with them as they always encouraged my sometimes unusual ideas, and gave me the time to reflect on the development process of the costumes whenever necessary. I was overjoyed with the finished product with all the costume in all plays, I realised all the late nights and scrounging for materials had paid off!” – Duncan Lamont Brown, 2009 SGCNZ/Bernina Shakespeare Costume Design Competition Supreme Winner.
SGCNZ/BERNINA SHAKESPEARE COSTUME DESIGN COMPETITION
Design for Shakespeare!
A wonderful chance to win a monetary prize and have your costume displayed at Shakespeare’s Globe, London for 6 weeks as well as in New Zealand!!! Not only do Juliets, Titanias, Hamlets and Pucks feature amongst the entries for the SGCNZ/Bernina Shakespeare Costume Design Competition, but there is a growing number of designs for lesser known characters from Shakespeare’s plays, such as Peaseblossom, Doll Tearsheet, Tamora, Timon…
Entries should include concept and development drawings, a budget of up to $100 and rationale for your choices.
The Supreme Winner also has the opportunity of attending SGCNZ’s National Shakespeare Schools Production as the Student Costumier and is eligible for selection as a member of SGCNZ Young Shakespeare Company to represent NZ at the Globe. (Standard fees apply for both.)
SGCNZ/MORRISON MUSIC TRUST SHAKESPEARE MUSIC COMPOSITION COMPETITION
A chance to compose for Shakespeare, win some money and gain additional great opportunities!
Competitions from classical to rock, solo instruments, duos, trios, choral voices, Sibelius, imaginative music either for use in a Shakespeare play or inspired by a Shakespeare play may be composed by secondary students around the country.
The Supreme Winner also has the opportunity of attending SGCNZ’s National Shakespeare Schools Production as the Student Composer and is eligible for selection as a member of SGCNZ Young Shakespeare Company 2014 to represent NZ at the Globe. Standard fees apply for both.