Celebrating Talent
Performing Arts Competition Since 1908

2024 COMPETITION: Entries for 2024 Competition are now closed

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The modern Festival is intended primarily for amateurs - defined as people who do not earn their living from the branch of performance in which they wish to compete. Some classes such as the Singing Gold Medal remain Open (for entry by anyone) with the aim of attracting young professionals to perform and maintain high standards. Entrants can be as young as 4 years old, and others continue to compete until well into older age!

Entrants can improve their performances by taking on board the advice given by the specialist adjudicators for each section.  Most adjudicators come from The British and International Federation of Festivals and have been working in the performing arts for many years.  They will be specialist teachers and performers and you can read a short biography of each adjudicator in the syllabus and programme.

Entry to the 2024 Festival

Entries for 2024 Festival are now closed