Bendigo Competitions Society Inc.
Annual Eisteddfod General Conditions.
ACCORDANCE WITH FEDERAL STATUTES, COMPETITORS MUST USE ORIGINAL MATERIALS OR
HAVE PERMISSION FROM THE RELEVANT OWNERS OF COPYRIGHT TO MAKE AND USE COPIES OF
COPYRIGHT MATERIAL AT THIS EISTEDDFOD. BENDIGO COMPETITIONS SOCIETY INC.
WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INFRINGEMENTS REGARDING COPYRIGHT.
1.1 Music: This
Eisteddfod is open to amateurs.
1.2 Classical Ballet and Theatrical Dance:
This Eisteddfod is open to amateurs and professionals.
2. AGE LIMIT:
2.1 In any section subject to an age
limit, a competitor’s age as of 1st January (Year of the Competition) is
deemed to be the age of the
3.1 A competitor agrees to adhere to
prescribed time limits.
4.1 Must be
received by the Society on or before the closing date for each
discipline. See ‘Schedules’ -
www.bendigocomps.org.au – for
competitor may be called upon to produce proof of age.
4.3 The Society
accepts no responsibility for any entry that is not received.
5. ENTRY FEES:
5.1 A competitor is not entitled to a
refund in the case of a non-appearance in any section.
6. CANCELLATION OR
COMBINATION OF SECTIONS:
6.1 The Society reserves the right to cancel
or combine any sections at its discretion.
7.1 Any teacher, competitor or interested party is
prohibited from communicating with an Adjudicator prior to, and during,
Adjudicator is empowered not to award any prize if sufficient merit has not
been displayed in any section. (Refer to Rule 12 - Cash Prizes)
7.3 The Adjudicator’s decision shall be
final as to whether an item proposed, or presented by a competitor, complies
with the section criteria.
8. CRITIQUE ONLY:
8.1 If any competitor leaves the stage
empty once a performance has commenced, the competitor will be
adjudicated for a critique only. A solo competitor can
appear again with the same condition applying.
9.1 A competitor must register at the
registration table at the venue on the day of the competition.
competitor is required to register well in advance of the commencement of
10. REPETITION OF ITEMS:
10.1 A competitor is prohibited from
repeating an item apart from the following exceptions:
Vocal – Sections MV370, MV372, MV374 - (Modern
Vocal – Sections CV770 and CV772 (Classical Vocal Championships)
Watson Memorial Music Championship
VET/VCE – Section TD435
Section CB421, CB422, CB423 - Classical Male Own Choice
Section CB424, CB425, CB426 - Classical Female Own Choice
Sections CB451, CB452 - Classical Performance Showcase Solos
Sections CB453,CB454 -Classical Performance Showcase
Sections TD429, TD430, TD431 - Theatrical Male Own Choice
Sections TD432, TD433, TD434 - Theatrical Female Own Choice
Sections TD451,TD452 - Theatrical Performance Showcase Solos
Sections TD453,TD454-Theatrical Performance Showcase Troupes
10.2 A competitor entering any of the
above sections should check the specific entry conditions regarding repetition.
11. ORDEROF PERFORMANCE:
11.1 A competitor will appear in the order in which
they are listed in the program.
In the case of special circumstances, the Committee may agree to vary
12. CASH PRIZES:
12.1 If less than four (4) competitors perform in a
section where cash prizes are awarded, second and third prizes will not be
awarded unless recommended by the Adjudicator.
12.2 In the case of a tie for a cash prize, the cash
prize will be equally divided between the winners.
13.1 No rehearsal is permitted on the stage
during the Eisteddfod.
14.1 No unauthorized personnel are permitted backstage.
14.2 Permission to be back stage must be obtained
from the Stage Manager on duty.
14.3 Entry to backstage from the
auditorium via the stage door is permissible for teachers and
committee members only.
15. VIDEOS, CAMERAS, PAGERS, MOBILE
PHONEs or other RECORDING DEVICES:
15.1 The use of these by any member of the
audience is strictly prohibited in the auditorium during the
competition. Pagers and mobile phones must be turned off while in the
auditorium. Offenders may be removed from the auditorium and the recording
destroyed. All performances are copyright.
16. PROMOTION OF THE
16.1 The Society reserves the right to record,
photograph, broadcast and/or telecast the whole or any part of the competition
for the purpose of promotion. By submitting your entry you have
automatically granted permission for digital images or videos to be
used for promotional purposes.
17.1 Any protests are to be made in writing within
forty eight hours of the competition and to be accompanied by a deposit
of $20.00. If the protest is upheld the deposit will be refunded. If
the protest is not upheld the deposit will be forfeited.
18.1 The decision of the Society in all questions or
disputes arising out of and not provided for by these conditions will be
final. All entries are received subject to this proviso and shall not be
subject to any appeal of law.
19.1 Competitors acknowledge that they compete at
their own risk.
19.2 The safety of all competitors is of primary concern.
The Committee, Stage Manager or Adjudicator has the right to stop an item if
they are of the opinion a competitor has suffered a serious injury or is in
danger of possible injury.
19.3 In the
event of an emergency that requires evacuation, patrons are requested to follow
the directions given by the committee.