2020 Lismore Musical Festival
Special Needs and Mature Age
04 Sep 2020 to 11 Sep 2020
(To be confirmed after receipt of Entries and Programming has been finalised)
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2020 REVISED RULES FOR GOVERNING THE SOCIETY'S VOCAL AND INSTRUMENTAL SECTIONS OF THE COMPETITION


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.

It should also be noted that this Schedule differs from last year’s in that

ALL ENTRY FORMS WILL BE COMPLETED ON THE STARDOM PLATFORM VIA OUR WEBSITE

AGE CUT OFF is unchanged

A LATER ENTRY CLOSING DATE and consequently NO LATE ENTRIES will be accepted

 

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.

 

2.   The Committee reserves the right to determine the Status of any competitor and the application and

      interpretation of these rules.

 

3.   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

      its discretion with regard to the retention or the alteration of any section for that year.

 

4.   The Committee reserves the right to amend the program at any time by varying the order of the

      competitors or sections at any session.

 

5.   All competitions are intended for amateurs, teachers may not compete.

 

6.   All competitors perform entirely at their own risk.

 

7.   In Vocal and Instrumental sections, still or video photography is only permitted by the parent/guardian

       of the competitor on stage at that moment, and permission must be asked of a Committee Member.   

       Under no circumstances are any members of the public to photograph any child other than their

       own. There are serious consequences for those breaching the Child Protection Act. No flash   

       photography.

 

8.   AGE: The age as at the 31st May 2020 shall be deemed to be the age of the competitor.

 

9.   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.

 

10.  The Committee reserves the right to refuse any entry, and, in particular, those from competitors who

       have been pupils of an adjudicator, within a period of 12 months prior to the closing of entries. These

       competitors are not eligible to compete in any section judged by that adjudicator.

 

11.  Entries in all sections must be lodged on or before the 30th June 2020 through the Stardom platform

       via the website www.lismoreeisteddfod.com.au. No entry will be accepted without its full entry fee.  

       Due to later entry date, NO LATE ENTRIES will be accepted.

       If anyone has difficulty with the online entry form or submission please contact the Programmer.

 

12.  In all sections where two or more combine to compete e.g. duos, duets, trios, the name of each

       competitor must be given at the time of entry.

13.  In sections where there are two or more competitors competing in combination, NO competitor may

      compete more than once in any capacity. No competitor shall be allowed to render the same item in       

      more than one section.

 

14.  Competitors MUST perform in OWN age sections and not outside their own age group, unless

       specifically indicated in the schedule as open to all ages (unrestricted).

 

15.  It is not necessary to name OWN CHOICE items on the entry forms.

 

16.  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.

 

17.  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.

 

18.  Memorising: Extra marks may be awarded to competitors in the Instrumental sections for playing from

       memory.

 

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

 

20.  INSTRUMENTAL CHAMPIONSHIPS: Competitors must enter and perform in at least one   

       corresponding AGE, or acceptable qualifying section/s as indicated in the schedule before the

       Championship is held (Novice District or Restricted sections not accepted).                                                                        

       Not relevant to Vocal or Piano Championships which are aggregates.

 

21.  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 he/she shall intimate his/her

       decision when making the adjudication.

 

22.  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.

 

23.  If through unforeseen circumstance an Adjudicator is unable to perform his/her duty, the Committee

       reserves the right to appoint a substitute.

 

24.  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.

 

25.  No teacher will be allowed on stage with a competitor unless as an accompanist FOR THAT ITEM.

       Prompting from the audience or side of stage is strictly forbidden and is liable to result in

      disqualification of that competitor.

 

26.  Any competitor requiring an accompanist please contact Lismore Musical Festival Secretary at least

       five weeks prior to the Eisteddfod.

 

27.  Competitors MUST NOT accompany themselves in any vocal section.

 

28. The Vocal style of Belting is not acceptable.

29.  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 incorrectly marked.

 

30.  CD  RULES:

       a)  Clearly label each CD with Section Number, competitor number, start on or off stage.

       b)  Only one piece of music is to be recorded on each CD.

       c)  All music files must be in CDA FORMAT. Any other file type cannot and will not be played

       d)  Please leave the CD in its case to avoid damage and it is advisable to inspect CDs for damage prior   

            to handing in and ensure that it is the correct music for the Item.

       e)  Under no circumstance is a sticker to be put on the actual CD.

 

31.  CD 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.

 

32.  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.

 

33.  No use of the stage for practice is permitted at any venue during the competitions.

 

34.  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.

           

35.  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.

 

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

 

37.  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.

 

38.  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 30/06/2020 12:00:00 AM (AEST)
School Age
90 Special Needs Performance Solo     School Age

Time Limit: 05:00

Open to all SCHOOL AGE solo performers with special needs. Own choice of solo presentation of vocal, instrumental, verse speaking, mime, dance/movement, percussion etc. There is a grand piano at the Lismore Worker’s Club, sound equipment to play a CD recording and microphone. Any other instruments or props will need to be provided by participants. All participants will receive a certificate and ribbon and feedback from the Adjudicator. Time limit: up to 5 minutes

Entry: $10.00
91 Special Needs Performance Group     School Age

Time Limit: 05:00

Open to all SCHOOL AGE group performers with special needs. Own choice of group presentation of vocal, instrumental, verse speaking, mime, dance/movement, percussion or band etc. There is a grand piano at the Lismore Worker’s Club, sound equipment to play a CD recording and microphone. Any other instruments or props will need to be provided by participants. All participants will receive a certificate and ribbon and feedback from the Adjudicator. Time limit: up to 5 minutes.

Entry: $10.00
30 years and over
92 Mature Age Performance Solo     30 years and over

Time Limit: 04:00

Open to Amateur vocalists or instrumentalists. Own choice of SOLO presentation of vocal or instrumental performance. All participants will receive a certificate and ribbon and feedback from the Adjudicator. Please provide a copy of your music for the Adjudicator.

Entry: $10.00
50 years and over
93 Mature Age Performance Solo     50 years and over

Time Limit: 04:00

Open to Amateur vocalists or instrumentalists. Own choice of SOLO presentation of vocal or instrumental performance. All participants will receive a certificate and ribbon and feedback from the Adjudicator. Please provide a copy of your music for the Adjudicator.

Entry: $10.00
70 years and over
94 Mature Age Performance Solo     70 years and over

Time Limit: 04:00

Open to Amateur vocalists or instrumentalists. Own choice of SOLO presentation of vocal or instrumental performance. All participants will receive a certificate and ribbon and feedback from the Adjudicator. Please provide a copy of your music for the Adjudicator.

Entry: $10.00