ARLT Reading Competition 2010

ARLT Latin Reading Competition 2010

charonSchools are invited to submit entries from students in Years 10-13 up to a maximum of  two entries in each category.  Students should record themselves reading Virgil Aeneid 6 295-314.  Please preface each recording by stating name, year and school and include these details in the name of the MP3 file. 

Recordings should be emailed in MP3 format to:

or sent on disk to Mr David Swift, Taverners, Bankwell Road, Giggleswick, Settle North Yorkshire BD24 0AN

Email submissions should give as their subject the words “Reading Competition\2 and the name of the school.

Advice on pronunciation can be found at:

Entries will be judged on accuracy of pronunciation, sensitivity to metre and ability to convey the meaning and mood of the passage.  These features will be given approximately equal weighting.  Elided vowels may either be completely omitted or the two vowels may be combined to fit a single metrical slot (synaloepha).

Advice on elisions can soon be found at

First, Second and Third Prizes (book tokens for £40, £30 and £20) will be awarded in two categories: Years 10-11 and Years 12-13.

The closing date for entries is Friday 19 March 2010.

Winners will be announced in early May 2010 on the ARLT website and by email to the winning schools.

For further information please contact Hilary Walters on or at Loughborough Grammar School, Loughborough LE11 2DU.

One Response

  1. And don’t forget; The Golden Sponge Stick Roman Mystery short story writing competition is on again this year, open to any child in the world!

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