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    Light Music Vocal (code LM) Rules    


Please read the General Rules and Regulations.


1. Candidates Gr 1 - 7 enter for 3 items maximum.

    Candidates Gr 8 - Open enter for 4 items maximum.
2. Recital:

    This is a separate section for candidates that wish to sing all  their songs at the same time.

   Candidates Gr 5 - 7 present a program consisting of 3 songs. Maximum duration  10 minutes.

    Entry fee R215   

    Candidates Gr 8 - Open present a program consisting of 4 songs. Maximum duration 12 minutes.       

    Entry fee R280

    A mark will be awarded for each song. A candidate will receive a certificate for each song. NB!! Please indicate the compilation of the program on the entry form e.g.    Gospel, English Song, Jazz, Musical.

3. The maximum duration of all items is as indicated. Participants exceeding the set duration, will be disqualified.

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

5. Backtracks must be on CD - no cassettes.

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

7. Imitation is sternly rejected.

8. Pre-recorded voices, enhancing the voice, are not allowed.

9. It is not necessary to provide sheet music.

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

11. The highest age in the group will be definitive in all ensemble-items.

12. Candidates must comply with all requirements.

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

Please use the Ensemble entry form for Duo, Trio and Ensemble.

14. If participants in group items (more than 12 members) wish to receive individual certificates all the names as well as R15 per certificate must accompany the entry form.  Please use the Group entry form for the Revue

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

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

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

18. Revue groups can be adjudicated at schools on request.

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

20. Please note the following:

An extract from the General Rules of the Pretoria Eisteddfod. All sections of the Eisteddfod must adhere to these rules.


  • NO late entries will be accepted.

  • The closing date for entries is 6 March 2017 at 16:00.

  • The closing date for the Strings and Classical Guitar sections is 1 June 2017.

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

  • NB. 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.

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

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

  • Participation out of session will not be allowed.

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

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

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

  • Awards will only be awarded according to merit.

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