News - 4th July 2015
In light of having three Stage Spectaculars this
year and this being the Eisteddfod’s 90th year, the Committee has
decided to run all sections on 4/7/15 at The Capital. As a
committee we are very excited – although a little nervous as running the
competitions at The Capital has not been done before!
We feel all competitors will enjoy performing at
The Capital and the experience for the audience will also be improved!
Tickets for the Stage Spec Evening are scheduled to
go on sale on through The Capital on Tuesday 23/6/15 – Adults $12.00 and
Children under 16 - $8.00. As you can see prices have been kept to a
minimum and we will be reliant on a large audience attendance to assist
in the hiring of the venue. Please encourage all that you can - to
attend! Season passes are not valid on stage spec evening but will
be valid at The Capital for the morning and afternoon sessions.
Please note – start time 4/7/15 is 8.30 am and competitors can bump into
The Capital from 7.30 am onwards.
HOPEFULLY ALSO SEE EVERYONE ON 27TH JUNE AT
BENDIGO SOUTH EAST COLLEGE WHEN THE DANCE COMPS BEGIN – WITH THE TINY
Running Sheets Now Available!
The 2015 Dance Running Sheets are available to
download. Simply click on the Running
Sheet menu link to locate the PDF.
Comps selected for Local Matters at Grill'd
We’ve been selected to participate in Local Matters
at Grill’d Bendigo this June!
Local Matters is the Grill’d community donation
program that sees each Grill’d restaurant donate $500 back into the
community every month. The donation is split between 3 local community
groups $300 / $100 / $100.
HOW YOU CAN HELP?
We’d love your support in receiving the highest
$300 donation! Simply head to Grill’d Bendigo during June, for a burger
and pop your Local Matters token in our jar. The group with the most
tokens at the end of the month receives the largest donation.
It’s a simple (and delicious) way to show your
You’ll find us on a jar at Grill’d Bendigo, 88 Pall
Mall, corner of Bull Street Bendigo.
Underway for 2015 Comp!
is well underway and we are pleased to advise that the Eisteddfod will
again be held at the Bendigo South East College Theatre in Ellis
Street, Bendigo. This exciting move which we made last year has
been a great success and the fabulous co-operation we receive from the
School Principal and Staff of the Performing Arts campus is greatly
appreciated. The Competition Society and the Secondary College will
again be working together to enhance this important annual event on the
Bendigo Arts calendar.
are pleased to advise that "The Foundry
Invitational Dance Championship" will again be held as the
Culminating event of the Dance Competition. This event will feature
prize winners from various sections and age groups in the Dance program
and will provide great entertainment and a night not to be missed! The
Date and Time will be announced when the Dance timetable has been
finalized. We appreciate the ongoing support of the The Foundry Hotel
Schedule of events is close to being finalized and will be posted on
this website by late December. The First weekend of Comps will be on
2nd & 3rd of May and Dance will be during the
July School holidays.
We have a few personnel
changes for this year with Phil Spark taking on the role of
Secretary as well as Volunteer Coordinator (Phil would love
to hear from anyone who could assist as a volunteer during the 2015
Eisteddfod). David Hague is picking up the job of Music
Coordinator in addition to Treasurer.
Directions to our New Venue!
Once again, the Bendigo
Competitions Society will hold the annual eisteddfod at the
Bendigo South East College Theatre in Ellis Street, Bendigo.
This exciting move, initiated in 2014, 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 Trend
who have just released a brand-new online entries system, now entitled
Stardom (previously GENI), to assist in running our competitions.
This site provides our valued competitors with an easy to use method for
placing and paying for their entry.
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