Bendigo South East College Theatre, Ellis
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The Bendigo Competitions Society Incorporated is
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The Bendigo Competitions
Society Inc. is a member of the Association of Eisteddfod
Societies of Australia
Music and Dance Entries Now Open for 2014 Eisteddfod!
Bendigo Competitions Society's 89th Annual
Eisteddfod will be held
during May, June and
July 2014. The President of
the Society, Fay Thomas, and the committee invite all interested
competitors to note the dates for the various disciplines and the
closing dates for entries. This information can be found under the
Events tab at the top of this
webpage. Entries are now open for the various disciplines in both
Music and Dance. Competitors and teachers please note the closing
date for Dance is 5th May 2014 – please get your entries in
not be a printed Music or Dance Schedule produced in 2014. All rules and
schedule information can be accessed in GENI or on this webpage under
schedules and conditions. All entries in
2014 need to be completed online using GENI. Click
here or click on the link at the top of this page to go to the
online GENI entry portal.
Important information BEFORE you attempt your online entry – go to the
Entry Information tab at the top of the page
Exciting New Venue for the 2014 Eisteddfod!
Competitions Society is excited to announce that the
2014 Eisteddfod will be held at the
Bendigo South East College Theatre in Ellis Street, Bendigo.
This exciting move has been made in collaboration with Bendigo South
East College and together the Society and the Secondary College will be
working towards enhancing this important annual event on the Bendigo
The Bendigo Competitions Society
Inc. is an organization run by volunteers and is dedicated to supporting
the performing arts. Our members and friends give generously of their
time to help and encourage young performers.
Competitions currently run for more than nine weeks each year covering
thirteen artistic disciplines and providing over 3,500 on-stage
performances for artists from all over Australia. There are presently
ten committee members who organize this annual event and they are
assisted by many volunteers who willingly help as scribes, ushers,
ticket sellers, trophy designers, chair-people, backstage organisers,
booking-in personnel, canteen workers etc. In recent times there has
been a shortage of volunteers – if you would like to assist, please
contact the Music or Dance Coordinator.
Thanks to sponsor partner
we have developed a new on-line Eisteddfod management system to assist
in running our competitions. Titled
(GAIA Eisteddfod Navigator Interface), competitors will now be able to
enter and pay on-line as well as enjoy a host of other features.
The Bendigo Competitions Society Inc.
depends heavily on volunteers. Each three-hour session requires the
equivalent of thirty hours of voluntary input. We have sixty sessions
overall, requiring 1800 hours of voluntary manpower. We appreciate you
taking the time to read this and hope that you will support our work by
becoming a volunteer. Please contact the Music or Dance Coordinator if
you are able to assist.
Your Help will make a
The Society is a not-for-profit organisation. The charges to compete
cover only a portion of the costs. When you purchase your admission
ticket you make it possible for the Society to continue providing the
annual competitions. We also rely on the canteen to cover production
costs and appreciate your patronage. We admit competitors without charge
to every session and provide children’s tickets at substantially reduced
We are very grateful for additional funding that comes from sponsors,
donations, the City of Greater Bendigo, Bendigo IT and individuals. The search for additional financial support
becomes increasingly difficult. New sponsors and supporters would be
welcomed and truly appreciated.
Come along, sit back and enjoy the parade of wonderful talent
presented to us by the youth of Australia as they strive for excellence
in their chosen discipline, at the same time providing us with wonderful
entertainment. We trust you will enjoy your time with us and encourage
others to become part of our audiences supporting and encouraging our
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