Dramatic Reading Competition

This contest celebrates the popularity of audio books and the joy of reading to a toddler or sharing a favored book passage with a friend. Whether you enter the contest or merely participate by being in the audience, come experience the skills and variety of approaches applied to speaking the written word.

Judging will be based on how well characters’ lines are delivered, how effectively descriptions are conveyed, and on how well audience attention is captured. Pacing of the story will also be taken into consideration.

Participation is limited to 6 people, on a first-come-first-entered basis. Pre-registration will be allowed by sending an email to contests@demicon.org starting in late March. Due to demand, if you pre-register and are not in the room by 5 minutes after the start of the contest, your place may not be held. Registration is also allowed at the contest.

Traditionally, the contest is held on Friday at 5:00 p.m. The reading selections will take between 5-6 minutes each to read. If there are only three, or fewer, participants, contestants may read a second selection.

This year’s selections will feature anything time related, from time jumping to speed of time and anything in between. Check back here on the DemiCon website around the start of April to see the selections for DemiCon 30.

If you wish to suggest a piece or have a piece you wrote that would fit these selections and want your piece read then please contact Tiki at contest@demicon.org for the particulars.