Performers are reminded to consult Regulations Nos. 5, 12, 20 and 21.
(a) Performers to speak a Ballad of own choice, not exceeding four minutes, except for Class 396 where it should not exceed six minutes.
(b) Time limits must be adhered to. Those performing over time will have marks deducted.
(c) A Ballad tells a story in a strict metrical pattern and is not an exploration of thoughts or emotions.