2024 Lismore Eisteddfod
Primary Schools
26 Aug 2024 to 30 Aug 2024
(To be confirmed after receipt of Entries and Programming has been finalised)
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2024 RULES FOR GOVERNING THE SOCIETY'S SCHOOLS SECTIONS OF THE LISMORE EISTEDDFOD

 

Competitors are asked to study the following rules carefully as they will be strictly enforced. This applies particularly to the submission of entry forms which will be rejected if they do not comply.  ALL ENTRY FORMS WILL BE COMPLETED ON THE STARDOM PLATFORM VIA OUR WEBSITE:  

https://lismoreeisteddfod.com.au

 

  1. In these rules and conditions the word "Committee" shall mean "The Management Committee of the Lismore Musical Festival”. The decision of the Committee, in all  questions arising, shall be final. All entries are deemed to be made subject to these conditions.

 

  1. The Committee reserves the right to determine the Status of any competitor and the application and interpretation of these rules.

 

  1. In the event of insufficient or large entries, the Committee reserves the right to combine OR divide sections accordingly. In any section where insufficient entries are received the  

Committee may exercise discretion with regard to the retention or the alteration of any section for that year.

 

  1. The Committee reserves the right to amend the program at any time by varying the order of the competitors or sections at any session.

 

  1. All competitions are intended for amateurs. Teachers may not compete.

 

  1. All competitors perform entirely at their own risk.

 

  1. The use of tape recorders, video cameras, or mobile phone cameras by members of the  audience during the school performances is strictly prohibited. There are serious  consequences for those breaching the Child Protection Act.  

Teachers will be allowed to take videos or still photographs of their own students during the  school eisteddfod provided that:

  1. Before the eisteddfod the teacher/school will let the parents know that they will be taking  photos and videos.
  2. Each teacher who wants to take videos/photos signs in at the Photography Register at the  Music Desk.
  3. NO flash photography during performances.

 

8 AGE: The age as at the 31 May 2024 shall be deemed to be the age of the competitor.  

 

  1. The Committee reserves the right in age competitions to call upon any competitor to  produce, at his/her own expense, PROOF OF AGE, and to withhold any prize/money until  such proof shall have been furnished.
  2. The Committee reserves the right to refuse any entry.
  3. Entries in all sections must be lodged on or before the date advertised for the closing of  entries.

 

  1. All entries should be made via Stardom on the society's website.  Music files may be uploaded to Stardom.

 

  1. Students must perform in OWN year sections, unless specifically indicated in the schedule   as a combined section, open to all year groups.
  2. It is not necessary to name OWN CHOICE items on the entry forms.

 

  1. In OWN CHOICE sections copies of sheet music for use of the Adjudicator must be handed to the Music Table Secretary immediately prior to the commencement of each SESSION  (morning, afternoon or night) in which the item is to be heard.

 

  1. In OWN SELECTION competitions, marks will be awarded for quality of choice. Very  lengthy selections will not improve the competitor's chance of success and teachers are  advised to take note of this.

 

  1. Time Limits: Please read specific Schedules for time limits

 

  1. The Adjudicator's decision shall be final and he/she has the power to withhold or divide prizes according to merit. He/she shall also be entitled to recommend the awarding of a   second place if he/she thinks the rendition has not sufficient merit to carry a first prize, but the/she shall intimate his/her decision when making the adjudication.

 

  1. In many cases only part of a song, recitation or instrumental item may be heard by the Adjudicator and the bell does not necessarily signify disapproval or rejection. The  

Adjudicator's objective will be to hear all items at the session in which they are set down.

 

  1. If through unforeseen circumstance an Adjudicator is unable to perform his/her duty, the  Committee reserves the right to appoint a substitute.

 

  1. Competitors must assemble in the space provided by the committee and must be ready to  render their items in the order in which their names appear in the program. Any delay on  their part causing disruption of the business of the session will render them liable to      disqualification.

 

  1. No teacher will be allowed on stage with a competitor unless as an accompanist or   conductor FOR THAT ITEM.  Prompting from the audience or side of stage is strictly  forbidden and is liable to result in disqualification of that competitor.

 

  1. Any competitor requiring an accompanist please contact Lismore Musical Festival  Secretary at least five weeks prior to the Eisteddfod.

 

  1. The Vocal style of Belting is not acceptable.

 

  1. A SOUND SYSTEM is provided by the Society and Competitors must use the standard  equipment. A sound operator will be provided (No additional charge for this service). The     Committee and/or Sound  Operator will not be held responsible for CDs/USBs incorrectly  marked.

 

  1. CD and USB RULES:  
    1. Clearly label each CD or USB with Section Number, competitor number, start on or off stage.
    2. Only one piece of music is to be recorded on each CD/USB.
    3. If uploading music to Stardom prior to the competition, bring a backup on a USB .
    4. MP3 and WAV files are allowed.
    5. Under no circumstance is a sticker to be put on the actual CD. Leave CD in case.
    6. Competitors must ensure that their backing can be played through an audio system.

 

  1. CD and USB Backing Tracks may be used in all vocal sections. However, No Vocals are permitted on the backing track and accompaniment must be ONLY  either piano or guitar. In Popular sections full band Karaoke tracks are acceptable. Please supply adjudicator with a copy of the sheet music All music files must be in CDA FORMAT.  
  2. Usage of venues or equipment PRIOR to the Eisteddfod is not the responsibility of the    Lismore Musical Festival Society. All rehearsals should be privately arranged by, and paid for by the competitor with the appropriate authority.
  1. No use of the stage for practice is permitted at any venue during the competitions.

 

  1. During the actual competitions all enquiries of, or representations to the Adjudicator must  be made in writing either through the Secretary or a Committee member. UNAUTHORISED  communication with the Adjudicator during the competition is STRICTLY FORBIDDEN.   Failure to comply will mean immediate disqualification.

 

  1. PROTESTS: If any, shall be lodged with the Secretary in writing, within one hour after  completion of section in respect of which the protest is entered and must be accompanied    by $50.00 which shall be forfeited if the protest is deemed to be frivolous or unfounded.

 

  1. Competitors must change in dressing rooms.  Public areas are not to be used as change  areas.

 

  1. The use of glitter spray and hair spray may be a health hazard for some competitors. These  must be used with great care in a well-ventilated area, preferably in the open air.
  2. No offensive or obscene language or swear words are to be used in performances. The Adjudicator has the authority of the Committee to terminate/disqualify a performance if it  is considered offensive in any way.

 

  1. Competitors will be regarded as being CONVERSANT WITH THE RULES of the competitions  of  the Society affecting their positions as competitors. The PLEA OF LACK OF KNOWLEDGE  WILL NOT  BE ACCEPTED AS A BONA FIDE REASON FOR THE INFRINGEMENT OF THE  

RULE. In the  event of a protest being lodged the competitors so infringing shall be liable to  disqualification or may otherwise be dealt with by the Committee.

ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 30/06/2024 11:59:00 PM (AEST)
ES1 and S1 (K-2)
908K-year 2 Primary School Vocal Ensemble Maximum 20 voices     ES1 and S1 (K-2)

Time Limit: 03:00

PRIMARY SCHOOL VOCAL ENSEMBLE- Time limit eight (8) minutes, two songs of contrasting character. This section includes "home schooled" choirs. No vocals on CD or USB. Individual or combined years to perform. Maximum 20 voices.

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
Years 3 and 4
909Stage Two Primary School Vocal Ensemble Maximum 20 voices     Years 3 and 4

Time Limit: 03:00

PRIMARY SCHOOL VOCAL ENSEMBLE- Time limit eight (8) minutes, two songs of contrasting character. This section includes "home schooled" choirs. No vocals on CD or USB. Individual or combined years to perform. Maximum 20 voices.

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
Years 5 and 6
910Stage Three Primary School Vocal Ensemble Maximum 20 voices     Years 5 and 6

Time Limit: 03:00

PRIMARY SCHOOL VOCAL ENSEMBLE- Time limit eight (8) minutes, two songs of contrasting character. This section includes "home schooled" choirs. No vocals on CD or USB. Individual or combined years to perform. Maximum 20 voices.

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
Combined School, any age
911K-year 6 Primary School Vocal Ensemble Maximum 20 voices     Combined School, any age

Time Limit: 03:00

PRIMARY SCHOOL VOCAL ENSEMBLE- Time limit eight (8) minutes, two songs of contrasting character. This section includes "home schooled" choirs. No vocals on CD or USB. Combined years to perform. Maximum 20 voices.

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
ES1 and S1 (K-2)
912Early Stage One/Stage One Christian Tune Any number voices     ES1 and S1 (K-2)

Time Limit: 08:00

CHRISTIAN TUNE - Time limit three (8) minutes. Two contrasting songs within this time. Individual year or combined years to perform. No vocals on CD or USB please, if used for accompaniment.

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
Years 3 and 4
913Stage Two Christian Tune Any number voices     Years 3 and 4

Time Limit: 08:00

CHRISTIAN TUNE - (Time limit three (8) minutes. Two contrasting songs within this time. Individual year or combined years to perform. No vocals on CD or USB please, if used for accompaniment.

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
Years 5 and 6
914Stage Three Christian Tune Any number voices     Years 5 and 6

Time Limit: 08:00

CHRISTIAN TUNE - (Time limit three (8) minutes. Two contrasting songs within this time. Individual year or combined years to perform. No vocals on CD or USB please, if used for accompaniment.

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
Combined School, any age
915K-year 6 Christian Tune Any number voices     Combined School, any age

Time Limit: 03:00

CHRISTIAN TUNE - (Time limit three (8) minutes. Two contrasting songs within this time. Combined years to perform. No vocals on CD or USB please, if used for accompaniment.

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
Kindergarten
916Kindergarten Set Poem Group-Minimum of 8 voices     Kindergarten

Time Limit: 03:00

Time limit – maximum five (5) minutes, set poem.

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
Years 1 and 2
917Stage One Set Poem Group-Minimum of 8 voices     Years 1 and 2

Time Limit: 03:00

Time limit – maximum five (5) minutes, set poem.

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
Years 3 and 4
918Stage Two Set Poem Group-Minimum of 8 voices     Years 3 and 4

Time Limit: 03:00

Time limit – maximum five (5) minutes, set poem.

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
Years 5 and 6
919Stage Three Set Poem Group-Minimum of 8 voices     Years 5 and 6

Time Limit: 03:00

Time limit – maximum five (5) minutes, set poem.

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
ES1 and S1 (K-2)
920Early Stage One/Stage One Own Choice two songs of contrasting character Group     ES1 and S1 (K-2)

Time Limit: 03:00

SCHOOL CHOIRS - Time limit eight (8) minutes. Two contrasting songs within this time. No vocals on CD or USB if used for accompaniment. Individual year or combined years to perform.

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
Year 3 and 4
921Stage Two Own Choice two songs of contrasting character Group     Year 3 and 4

Time Limit: 03:00

SCHOOL CHOIRS - Time limit eight (8) minutes. Two contrasting songs within this time. No vocals on CD or USB if used for accompaniment. Individual year or combined years to perform.

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
Years 5 and 6
922Stage Three Own Choice two songs of contrasting character Group     Years 5 and 6

Time Limit: 03:00

SCHOOL CHOIRS - Time limit eight (8) minutes. Two contrasting songs within this time. No vocals on CD or USB if used for accompaniment. Individual year or combined years to perform.

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
Combined School, any age
923K-year 6 Own Choice two songs of contrasting character Group     Combined School, any age

Time Limit: 03:00

SCHOOL CHOIRS - Time limit eight (8) minutes. Two contrasting songs within this time. No vocals on CD or USB if used for accompaniment. Individual year or combined years to perform.

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
K-year 6
924K-year 6 Stage Band Group     K-year 6

Time Limit: 07:00

Time limit – maximum ten (10) minutes in total, with two contrasting items within this time.

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
925K-year 6 Concert Band Group     K-year 6

Time Limit: 07:00

Time limit – maximum ten (10) minutes in total, with two contrasting items within this time.

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
926K-year 6 Combined Ensemble Group     K-year 6

Time Limit: 07:00

Time limit – maximum eight (8) minutes in total, with two contrasting items within this time. Any combination of orchestra or band instruments.

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
927K-year 6 Percussion/drumming Ensemble Group     K-year 6

Time Limit: 07:00

Time limit – maximum eight (8) minutes in total, with two contrasting items within this time.

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
928K-year 6 Guitar Ensemble (Guitars only) Group     K-year 6

Time Limit: 07:00

Time limit – maximum eight (8) minutes in total, with two contrasting items within this time.

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
929K-year 6 Recorders Ensemble Group     K-year 6

Time Limit: 07:00

Time limit – maximum eight (8) minutes in total, with two contrasting items within this time.

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
930K-year 6 String or Orchestral Ensemble Group     K-year 6

Time Limit: 07:00

Time limit – maximum eight (8) minutes in total, with two contrasting items within this time.

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
931K-year 6 Woodwind Ensemble Group     K-year 6

Time Limit: 07:00

Time limit – maximum eight (8) minutes in total, with two contrasting items within this time.

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
932K-year 6 Brass Ensemble Group     K-year 6

Time Limit: 07:00

Time limit – maximum eight (8) minutes in total, with two contrasting items within this time.

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
933K-year 6 Vocal/Acoustic Instruments Ensemble Group     K-year 6

Time Limit: 07:00

Time limit – maximum eight (8) minutes in total, with two contrasting items within this time. Backing tracks not permitted.

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
934K-year 6 Dance Hip Hop, Any Age Group     K-year 6

Time Limit: 07:00

Time limit – maximum five (5) minutes in total.

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
Kindergarten
935Kindergarten Own Choice Poem Group-Minimum of 8 voices     Kindergarten

Time Limit: 05:00

Time limit – maximum five (5) minutes. Minimum of 8 voices.

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
Years 1 and 2
936Stage One Own Choice Poem Group-Minimum of 8 voices     Years 1 and 2

Time Limit: 05:00

Time limit – maximum five (5) minutes.

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
Years 3 and 4
937Stage Two Own Choice Poem Group-Minimum of 8 voices     Years 3 and 4

Time Limit: 05:00

Time limit – maximum five (5) minutes.

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
Years 5 and 6
938Stage Three Own Choice Poem Group-Minimum of 8 voices     Years 5 and 6

Time Limit: 05:00

Time limit – maximum five (5) minutes.

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
Kindergarten
939Early Stage One Class Work Group     Kindergarten

Time Limit: 05:00

Time limit – maximum five (5) minutes in total, provide a written outline of your item for adjudicator.

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
Year 1
940Stage One Class Work Group     Year 1

Time Limit: 05:00

Time limit – maximum five (5) minutes in total, provide a written outline of your item for adjudicator.

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
Year 2
941Stage One Class Work Group     Year 2

Time Limit: 05:00

Time limit – maximum five (5) minutes in total, provide a written outline of your item for adjudicator.

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
ES1 and S2 (K-2), combined
942Early Stage One/Stage One Class Work Group     ES1 and S2 (K-2), combined

Time Limit: 05:00

Time limit – maximum five (5) minutes in total, provide a written outline of your item for adjudicator.

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
Year 3
943Stage Two Class Work Group     Year 3

Time Limit: 05:00

Time limit – maximum five (5) minutes in total, provide a written outline of your item for adjudicator.

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
Year 4
944Stage Two Class Work Group     Year 4

Time Limit: 05:00

Time limit – maximum five (5) minutes in total, provide a written outline of your item for adjudicator.

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
Years 3 and 4 Combined
945Stage Two Class Work Group     Years 3 and 4 Combined

Time Limit: 05:00

Time limit – maximum five (5) minutes in total, provide a written outline of your item for adjudicator.

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
Year 5
946Stage Three Class Work Group     Year 5

Time Limit: 05:00

Time limit – maximum five (5) minutes in total, provide a written outline of your item for adjudicator.

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
Year 6
947Stage Three Class Work Group     Year 6

Time Limit: 05:00

Time limit – maximum five (5) minutes in total, provide a written outline of your item for adjudicator.

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
Year 5 and 6 Combined
948Stage Three Class Work Group     Year 5 and 6 Combined

Time Limit: 05:00

Time limit – maximum five (5) minutes in total, provide a written outline of your item for adjudicator.

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
Primary, any age
949K-year 6 Class Work Group     Primary, any age

Time Limit: 05:00

Time limit – maximum five (5) minutes in total, provide a written outline of your item for adjudicator.

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
ES1 and S2 (K-2)
950Early Stage 1/Stage 2 Class Dance Work - not Hip Hop Group     ES1 and S2 (K-2)

Time Limit: 05:00

Time limit – maximum five (5) minutes in total. Any style of dance, excluding Hip Hop.

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
Stage 2 (Years 3 and 4)
951Stage Two Class Dance Work - not Hip Hop Group     Stage 2 (Years 3 and 4)

Time Limit: 05:00

Time limit – maximum five (5) minutes in total. Individual class or combined class groups.

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
Stage Three (Years 5 and 6)
952Stage Three Class Dance Work - not Hip Hop Group     Stage Three (Years 5 and 6)

Time Limit: 05:00

Time limit – maximum five (5) minutes in total. Individual class or combined class groups.

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
Primary, any age
953 Combined School Dance Work - not Hip Hop Group     Primary, any age

Time Limit: 05:00

Time limit – maximum five (5) minutes in total. Individual class or combined class groups.

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
Primary School Aged Vocal Ensemble
980Primary School Age group All Abilities Vocal Ensemble Choir     Primary School Aged Vocal Ensemble

Time Limit: 04:00

Time limit – maximum four (5) minutes in total. Own choice of song.

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
Primary School Aged Instrumental
981Primary School Age group All Abilities Instrumental Group     Primary School Aged Instrumental

Time Limit: 04:00

Time limit – maximum four (5) minutes in total. Any variety or combination of instruments (including voice). Own choice of performance piece.

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
Primary School Age Dance
982Primary School Age group All Abilities Dance Group     Primary School Age Dance

Time Limit: 04:00

Time limit – maximum four (5) minutes in total.

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate