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GENERAL RULES

BEFORE ENTERING PLEASE READ THE RULES BELOW CAREFULLY. PLEASE ENSURE THAT PARTICIPANTS AND THEIR PARENTS TAKE NOTE OF THESE RULES.
COMPLIANCE WITH THE RULES ARE ESSENTIAL FOR THE SMOOTH RUNNING OF THE EISTEDDFOD. 

ENTRIES

1.  NO CHANGES WILL BE MADE AFTER THE PROGRAM HAS BEEN FINALISED.

2.  ONLY ONLINE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED AS FROM 2019.

3.  ALL THE DIFFERENT SECTIONS CAN BE ENTERED ON ONE FORM.

4.  Age as on 1 January 2019.

5.  Entry fees as stipulated at each section.

6.  The closing date for entries is 4 March 2019 at 16:00. Final date for payment of entries 5 April 2019.

7. Entries are not transferable. Any candidate transgressing this rule will NOT receive a report or a certificate.

8. Candidates are not allowed to move from one item to the other after the program has been finalised. Such candidates will not receive a report or a certificate.

9. Only learners from a specific establishment may enter under the affiliation of that establishment.

10. Candidates from studios must be entered by their studio or school – not both.

11. All the names of participants in ensemble groups (as determined at each section) must be provided. If names are not provided only 1 certificate will be issued for the group. Please supply a name for the group.

12. If you have difficulty in finding the prescribed work, please contact the convenor.

 

PARTICIPATION

1.  The exact dates and times of participation should reach you at least 10 days prior to the start of the section. It is your responsibility to enquire from the office should you not have received information by that date.

2.  The Eisteddfod starts on 23 April 2019. Be prepared to participate at any time from the start of the Eisteddfod.

3.  A candidate must be available at least 15 minutes before the time of participation.

4.  Candidates who are more than 5 minutes late forfeit the right to perform.

5.  To be allowed to perform the participant slip must be handed to the secretary at the adjudicator’s table.

6.  Time limits must be STRICTLY observed.

7.  Withdrawals must be reported 48 hours before the scheduled time to the convenor.

8.  Any participant at the Pretoria Eisteddfod could be invited to perform at the Prize Winners concerts.

 

ADJUDICATION

1.  Participation out of session will not be allowed. A candidate who cannot perform at the allotted time is not eligible for an award in that specific item. This rule apply to all awards.

2.  It is the candidate’s responsibility to ascertain his/her time of participation.

3.   The adjudicator’s decision is final and no discussion or correspondence on the issue will be allowed.

4.  Candidates/family members/ teachers are not allowed to communicate with the adjudicator IN ANY WAY before, during or directly after adjudication.

5.  Problems must be discussed with the convenor before the start of a session. No problems will be discussed at the table.

6.  An adjudicator’s report will be handed to the participant directly after the session.

7.  Only a symbol is awarded.

Awards are as follows:

90% to 100%   -   Gold:       A++

85% to 89%     -   Gold:       A+

80% to 84%     -   Gold:       A

75% to 79%     -   Silver:      B+

70% to 74%     -   Silver:      B

60% to 69%     -   Bronze:   C

8.  Certificates will be handed to the competitors as soon as possible after the session.

9.  According to stipulation at each section (with regard to the number of group members) each receive a certificate. Additional certificates can be requested at a fee of R20 per certificate.

10. Certificates are printed according to the information on the entry form. It is therefore imperative that teachers verify all the relevant information. If a certificate must be reprinted because of a mistake on the entry form, R25 will be charged.

11. Payment must accompany the request for a new certificate.

12. Candidates must hand a copy of own choice pieces to the secretary for use by the adjudicator. This copy will be destroyed at the end of the Eisteddfod.

13. The use of photo copies is a contravention of the Copyright Act. A published copy must therefore be available at all times at the venue where the work is performed.

14. An adjudicator may withhold an award if the standard of work is inadequate.

 

DRESS

1.  Dress for performers is optional during adjudication. Preferably school uniform.

2.  For the Prize Winners concert, dress is formal.

 

COSTS

1.  Preferably ELECTRONIC payments.

2.  Cheques will be accepted and must be made payable to SAVMO Pretoria Eisteddfod.

3.  NO CASH will be accepted.

4.  Banking Details:

Bank:                  Standard Bank, Menlyn

A/c. name:           SAVMO Pretoria Eisteddfod

A/c.no.:               012 186 104

Branch code:        012345

5.  Deposit slips to be faxed to 086 632 7728 or mailed to fin@pretoriaeisteddfod.co.za.

6.  Entries will only be processed once proof of payment is received.

7.  Entry fees as stipulated at each section.

8.  Closing date for payment 15 April 2018.

9.  Entry fees will not be refunded.

 

AWARDS

1.  The adjudicator’s decision as to awarding an award is final.

2.  No award not specified in this syllabus will be awarded.

3.  An adjudicator may withhold an award if the standard of work is inadequate.

4.  All awards will be presented at the Prize Winners concert.

5.  Awards will only be awarded according to merit.

 

TROPHIES

1.  Most trophies are floating trophies and must be returned at the closing date of new entries.

2.  An administration fee of R50 will be charged for the late returning of a trophy.

3.  A trophy lost whilst in possession of a winner must be replaced at his/her expense.

4.  When receiving a trophy each winner will be asked to sign a receipt and to give his home address,

5.  The winner is responsible for the engraving of the trophy.

 

SPECIAL RULES

1. Candidates Gr 1 - 3 enter in the Junior Vocal (VJ) section.

    Candidates Gr 4 - 7 enter for 3 items maximum.

    Candidates Gr 8 - 12 enter for 4 items maximum.

2. Times as indicated are the maximum performance times.  The adjudicator may ask candidates who exceed the prescribed time by more than 30 seconds to leave the stage. However, candidates will not be penalized.

3. Candidates must use the sound system provided at the venue. Please inform the convenor well in time when using additional instruments.

4. Backtracks must be on CD. If foe some reason the CD does not worl, backtracks must also be available on a USB flash drive.

5. The repertoire must be suitable for the candidate's age..

6. Imitation is sternly rejected.

7. Pre-recorded voices, enhancing the melody line of the voice, are not allowed.

8. It is not necessary to provide sheet music.

9. A candidate may only enter in one age group or grade per section, solo as well as ensemble sections.

10. The highest age in the group will be definitive in all ensemble-items. Use the ensemble entry form for all Duos, Trios and Ensembles

11. Candidates must comply with all requirements.

12. All the names of participants in ensemble groups (up to 12 members) must be provided. More than 12 participants must enter as a revue group.

13. If participants in group items (more than 12 members) wish to receive individual certificates all the names as well as R25 per certificate must be paid with the entry fee.  

14. A candidate may not present the same work in more than one category of the same section.

15. A candidate may not present the same work in 2 consecutive years.

16. An affiliate is restricted to 5 participants per item in all  sections.

17. Dress for performers is optional during adjudication. At the Prize Winners concert, dress is smart.

 
 
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