Strathdale Community Centre
Crook St. Bendigo
(03) 5443 0380
(03) 5444 5733
The Bendigo Competitions Society Incorporated is
proud to have the following major sponsors...
The Bendigo Competitions
Society Inc. is a member of the Association of Eisteddfod
Societies of Australia
Help Us to Improve the Bendigo Competitions
At the end of
each Eisteddfod, the Bendigo Competitions Society undertakes a review of
the year’s Eisteddfod in an effort to make the next event even better.
This year we
would like your input into this process, and we have constructed an
online survey that we are inviting you to complete.
To complete the
survey and provide us with your input, please follow the links below:
There are two
short surveys and they should only take about 5-8 minutes
The survey closes on Friday October 25th.
Your feedback is
most valuable and will help us provide an even better experience for
everyone in 2014.
Thank you very
much for your participation.
89th Annual Bendigo Eisteddfod 2014
The dates for
the 89th Bendigo Competitions Eisteddfod are now available
and can be found under the
Events tab at the top of
this page. Entries will open early in 2014, so keep your eye on this
site for further information.
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
Survey for Teachers, Parent and Competitors
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