Celebrating Talent
for over 100 years!

2019 competition Entries deadline extended to 31.12.18

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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 - the oldest competitor in 2018 was in her 80's!

Online Entry

New for this year is our on-line entry system. Enter all your details online without having to fill in reams of paper forms, and payment can be made online too.