Speech & Drama

One Minute Monologue Competition

Choose or write a one minute monologue to act on video:

Entry to this competition is free.

Open to UK residents only.

Prizes are discretionary and will be awarded via age groups 7/8 , 9/10, 11/12, 13/15 & 16/18

All entries must be videoed landscape and sent to speechanddramanlf@outlook.com by no later than 10 pm on 29th May 2020

All entries must be introduced with the name of the competitor, age and title of the piece.

Monologues must be no more than 60 seconds and can be self written or from an author/playwright.

No costumes, props or make up are necessary – you will not get added marks for this. 

Winners will receive a Medal, Certificate and Gift Token

The Judges decisions are final.

All entrants into this competition may be published on the NLF website and via social media channel – after receiving entries a video agreement form will be sent out and must be signed by a parent guardian of those under 18. No videos will be used publicly unless the agreement is signed.

Only those immediately involved with the online competition will have access to any recordings and personal data.  Unless agreed to in advance these will be deleted in accordance with our privacy policy.


This section offers opportunities to compete at all levels from age 5. Classes include Verse Speaking, Prose, Sight Reading, Mime, Public Speaking, many Solo Acting classes, Duologues and group work including Musical Theatre.  School groups are warmly welcomed and we try to achieve a nurturing and creative atmosphere for the competitors to flourish.

Drama classes were to be held on 2nd and 3rd May 2020 at a new venue for 2020The King Alfred School and The King Alfred Theatre, North End Road, London, NW11 7HY.

Please click on the link below to download the set poems for 2020.

poems north london festival 2020

Click the ‘read more’ link below to be introduced to Dan Collins, our new section Head for Speech and Drama, find out about our competition to write a poem for the centenary and find details of the prizes you can win.

Last year some of our participants told us what the festival meant to them – watch this video to listen to their enthusiasm as they talk about what they feel they gain from competing – https://flic.kr/p/2ifq2Au

Read more

One form should be used for each competitor/group/choir/etc., listing all the classes to be entered in any ONE SECTION. A separate entry form must be used for each Section of the Festival entered. Once you have submitted the form, you will need to transfer the total amount due to our bank account. Our bank details are displayed at the bottom of this form. Closing dates for entries are clearly marked at the top of each section of the syllabus.








Please, add only the entries you need.

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* see syllabus for fees applicable to each class

Declaration by person filling in the Entry Form

  • Yes, I agree I/We agree to abide by the Rules & Regulations of the North London Festival as set out in the Syllabus and accept responsibility for the above named entrant(s).
  • Yes, I agree I/We also agree to allow Festival officials or the local Press to take photographs solely for Festival publicity purposes.
  • Yes, I agree I/We agree to deposit the total amount into North London Festival bank account within the next 48 hours. (If we do not receive full payment, we will be unable to process your application)
  • Official Accompanist: Do you wish to use an Official Accompanist?

  • NOTE: YOUR PAYMENT MUST BE REFERENCED WITH CLASS No. AND COMPETITORS NAME

Bank details

Bank Name: CAF Bank

Account name - North London Music Festival

Account number - 00014585

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