RULES AND CONDITIONS

Entries

Entries must be made on the official form accompanying the Syllabus, photocopy or from the web site.

The name of each participant or group must appear on entry form. Only one entry per duet, trio or group. Participants should not perform more than once on the same instrument in solo classes and no more than twice in any group class. Participants should not perform more than once on the same instrument in solo classes, and no more than twice in any group class. Participants should not perform the same work in more than one class.

Participants should not perform a piece with which they have previously won a City of Clarence Eisteddfod award.

Closing Date

Please note that entries close Friday 23 June 2017

Entry Lodgement & Fees

Postal entries can be sent to PO Box 575, Rosny Park 7018. Entries can also be made by completing an entry form from the web site and forwarding it as an attachment to
secretary@clarenceeisteddfod.com.au.
Entry fees can be paid by cheque, Money Order in favour of City of Clarence Eisteddfod Society Inc or by electronic funds transfer (see entry form for details) Please record payment details on the entry form. The contact persons name on the entry form should be used as a reference on the funds transfer. .

Admission to events

Adult admission to all sessions is $3. No charge for children under the age of 12, teachers and accompanists.

Age of competitors

Age as at the 1st of January 2017 will apply. Open classes are open to participants of all ages amateur or professional, unless otherwise specified. Participants should ensure that the material to be presented is appropriate both for the age of the competitor and for a family audience.

Please state age on all entry form (Open Sections excepted).

Younger Performers

In line with the societies objective to encourage performers, the competitive component has been removed for Preliminary and Prepreliminary classes with no grading. Personalised participation certificates and an adjudication critque will be provided to every participant.

Copies of Music or Text

A copy of the text and/or music must be available for the Adjudicator and provided when reporting for the class. Copies are to be clean and legible, clearly marked with class number, participants number, participant name and title of work.

Scores should be supplied for ensemble entries where possible. Copies for instrumental solos should also include accompanist part.

It is a requirement of the copyright regulations that an original should be bought to the performance. Copyright regulations require that an original copy should be available for scrutiny.
The Society advises that entrants should be familiar with the guidelines of the Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society Ltd. If photocopies are submitted, then they must have the words "Adjudicator Copy" marked on them. Entrants are advised that the Society is required to destroy photocopied material after the performance.

Performance Times

Participants must perform at the time and date shown in the Official Program. It is the responsibility of each entrant to report 15 minutes prior to the commencement of his or her class. Any entrant not present at the appropriate time may forfeit the right to perform.

Announcing performances

Competitors are asked to announce the titles of their performances.

AMEB Equivalents and Band Grading

Where a specific AMEB level/band grading is stated, the pieces performed must be of an equivalent standard. In AMEB graded classes students may only enter one grade level for each instrument.

General

Video cameras may only be discretely used from the back of the auditorium. The authority of all performers must be obtained prior to any recording. You must not photograph other people's children without the permission of their parent or guardian. Pictures of performers must not be uploaded to social media sites

The Committee reserves the right to appoint assistant or substitute adjudicators.

The adjudicator decision will be final. If a performance does not reach required standard first prize will not be awarded. A critique of the performance is available for collection after the session.

In the event of a tie for first place, the first and second prize money may be divided equally between the tied competitors. In the event of a tie for second place, the second prize money shall be divided between the competitors. Points are awarded to schools to determine aggregate award winners. In the event of a tie, each school will receive the full points towards this award.

The Committee will determine any matter arising out of, or not covered by, the Rules and Conditions of Entry.

Please ensure that all original music in named.

Music stands will be available at Citywide. Two music stands only will be available at Clarence Uniting Church.

Should there be insufficient entries in any class, the Committee reserves the right to amalgamate two or more classes.

One conductor may conduct any number of Choirs/Bands.

Although every care will be taken, the Committee will not accept responsibility for any accident or for belongings left in the venue. Entrants will perform at their own risk.

Performers are reminded that as the Eisteddfod is a public performance appropriate dress is encouraged.