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The competition is open to all SCDA clubs in Eastern Division to enter one or more of their full length productions to be held between 1ST MARCH 2018 and 28th FEBRUARY 2019.

The adjudicator will be Ron Nicol. Ron adjudicated the competition a few years ago so we are very happy he has agreed to do so again. He  has had a varied career as actor, director, stage manager, lecturer, broadcaster, playwright and drama adjudicator, including several years in professional theatre. He trained radio broadcasters at Glenrothes College, lectured in theatre with the University of St Andrews Adult Education Department, and was a drama adviser for SCDA.   An award-winning playwright, he's published in the UK, the USA and the Netherlands (in Dutch), and has been produced throughout Britain and in Ireland, America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Holland and Luxembourg

The marking system is identical to that in place for the One-Act Festivals. Acting [out of] 40; Production 35; Stage Presentation 15; General Achievement 10. There is one trophy for the winner only, the Fraser Neal Trophy, which will be presented at the Eastern Divisional Final in 2019.

The entry fee of £60  The remainder of the fee for the adjudicator, plus his travel expenses, will be paid by Eastern Division.  Please complete the entry form as soon as you have performance dates for your entry, it does not need to be just your next show. We will do our best to schedule a visit on one of your preferred dates, but this is not always possible if multiple entries are to be visited in the same week. We will always aim to give you as much notice as we can. Payment via online banking is available if you submit your entry by email, or a posted hard copy form and cheque are equally acceptable. Details / Mobile 07799408608. You will be required to send a copy of your script to the Divisional Secretary for it to be forwarded to the adjudicator three weeks prior to the date of the adjudication. Permission for any cuts or changes to the text will need to be obtained and notified to the adjudicator as soon as possible by that time. The script will be returned after the adjudication.


The adjudicator will visit your production accompanied by a steward whom we will appoint. Please reserve two adjacent seats which give a clear view of the stage. Also, if it is possible in your venue, it would be ideal if you could arrange for a room or quiet corner to be available for the adjudicator to cogitate.

At the end of the performance the cast and crew will receive a verbal adjudication, ideally in the venue, but in an alternative space if that were more feasible for your particular circumstances. A written report will be provided soon thereafter but your personal marks and the placing will be withheld until all the entries have been visited.

The winners will be announced at the Eastern Divisional Final presentation ceremony.