We are proud to say that last year’s 95th Eisteddfod was a COVID-safe success for the selected events we were able to run. Many thanks to our volunteers – both old and new – for their enthusiasm, dedication, and time offered. You are all integral to making our aim a reality and we are optimistic those who assisted last year will be back with us this year! The committee received wonderful feedback and many of our COVID implementations and new operating systems will continue to be used, making this year’s eisteddfod another safe and successful one.
The schedule has been updated with what’s on offer to competitors for our 96th Annual Eisteddfod. The committee are pleased to announce we will be using both Bendigo South East College and The Capital Theatre Bendigo again. We again thank them for their continued support of our Eisteddfod and hope to work with them for many years to come.
If you or someone you know would like to sponsor the eisteddfod, a discipline, or a section, we would be so glad to hear from you. Anyone wishing to volunteer in 2022 can also contact our committee members – you will be greatly appreciated!
Do keep a keen eye on our social media for any communications in the lead up and during our 2022 season.
The 2022 Bendigo Competitions Committee members look forward to seeing you at the Launch of our 96th Annual Eisteddfod.
The schedule for the 96th Annual Eisteddfod of the Bendigo Competitions Society has been posted to the Schedules page.
The first event on this calendar is our launch on 25th March at 11am at the Bendigo Bank Theatre. Please join us at this event as we look forward to an incredible year of community music and dance.
Like everyone, the committee are returning to a COVID-normal and we hope you are as keen as we are to enjoy live performance again. You may have noticed some updates on our Facebook page, and now we can confirm 2021 will be going ahead!
Although it may not seem like, or be exactly like other years, we believe giving our competitors stage time is what we are here for and dedicated to doing. The committee have been working with local venues and have been able to secure some dates for some genres to run in a COVID safe manor. Obviously in this ever-changing environment, things can change but we look forward to bringing you as much as possible in our 2021, 95th Annual Eisteddfod.
We are delighted to say that the response to our call for volunteers and committee members has resulted in four new members and a few volunteers. We recognise that volunteering for some is still a risk for them and call for anyone able to contact us. The competition requires additional volunteers every session to meet COVID requirements this year, and we will have to cancel days if we do not comply. Even donating your time for one session can make a huge difference.
Thank you for your support and understanding throughout these challenging times and we look forward to seeing you at the Eisteddfod.
Bendigo Competitions Society, with much regret, advises that the 2020 competitions have been cancelled due to COVID19.
Much consideration has been given to holding an abbreviated Dance Competition but due to recent changes with COVID 19, the Committee believes it is in the best interests of our competitors, their families, our volunteers, and the broader community that this does not proceed.
The Committee wishes all of our music and dance competitors and the greater eisteddfod community good health through this current COVID journey. We encourage you to keep working on and enjoying your passion for music and dance throughout this challenging time.
We look forward to seeing you all together in 2021 for the exciting competition we plan! If anyone is interested in assisting our small committee in preparing for our 95th annual events in 2021 we would be so grateful to hear from you.
Until then, stay safe and stay well!
Bendigo Competitions Society Inc.