All participants in the Maryborough Eisteddfod do so
in a spirit of friendly competition and enhancement of performance abilities in
a forum where stage experience can be gained and learned.
The event is staged with mutual respect amongst
organisers, adjudicators, competitors and supporters, maintaining the spirit
and integrity of the Eisteddfod tradition.
Please read the following rules and regulations
carefully to ensure competitors are not disadvantaged. A breach of any rule may
lead to disqualification.
1.0 GENERAL RULES:
Under general circumstances, no late entries will be accepted. Only
under exceptional circumstances and at the distraction of the executive
committee will any late entries be accepted. Late entries will be accepted up
to a week after the closing date of a competition and must be accompanied by
the additional late entry fee. Only under exceptional circumstances and at the
discretion of the executive committee will any further late entries be
Entry and payment will be via the Stardom Competition Online Entry
The Stardom System can be accessed directly from http://www.stardom.com.au . Payment is required at time of entry. Secure payment is
offered online via credit card. Direct deposit is also available. Your entry is
not confirmed until payment is received.
Before logging in to Stardom it is useful to peruse
the schedule and print or record the sections that you are interested in
entering. Teachers may enter on their students’ behalf. If competitors are
entering individually, please ensure that duets/trios are only recorded on one
Log in to Stardom (first time users will need to
register with Stardom. Please record your username and password to enable you
to check results and to enter in future years.
Once logged in, Stardom will guide you through the
If you haven’t used the system before and are
experiencing difficulty, please don’t hesitate to contact Debra Gillespie on
0400737073. Debra will be happy to assist you as soon as practicable – please
leave a message if you receive no answer.
The Item Description is to be considered part of the Rules and
The committee reserves the right to refuse an entry.
All eisteddfod participants do so at their own risk.
The age section of the eisteddfod is for amateur competitors only. All
‘Open’ items may have competitors of any age and ability.
Competitors must be within the specified age limits as at 1st
January. Competitors in groups may be younger than the age range but must not
be older. The committee reserves the right to request proof of age from
All items are open to male and female competitors unless otherwise
Places for competitors will be drawn before the programme is printed and
competitors will appear in the order shown. However, the Executive
respectfully reserves the right to make any alterations to the programme if and
when it becomes necessary.
Refunds of entry fees will only be granted when an Item is cancelled by
Solo competitors may only enter an Item once.
GROUPS-: A maximum of three (3) groups only per Studio are permitted to
enter in any one section. Group Sections are determined by the age of the
eldest competitor in the Group. The minimum number in Any Group is four
Dancers. Competitors are permitted to appear in both Groups. The Teacher has
the responsibility of checking in their groups and seeing they are ready to
dance when required. On competition day, and if the organizers are advised, we
will amend the programme to suit to allow costume changes on the day.
Schools groups are open to State Government and Private Education
students. This does not include students currently enrolled in dance courses
(see rule 14)
Due to the importance of Eisteddfod competitions in the development of
young performers, a separate section has been created for Full Time Dance
students. The definition of ‘FULL TIME DANCE STUDENTS’ for the purpose of
competing in this Eisteddfod is any dancer enrolled in a full time education
dance course in any dance discipline regardless of actual hours involved.
(E.g.: Certificate IV, Diploma or Bachelor of Dance).
All competitors must be named (Groups or 4 or above are required to
provide a collective name and do not need to provide the individual names).
“And Partner” may be used on the Entry Form but a name must be provided to the
Convenor at least 30 minutes prior to the commencement of the session.
No competitor may use the same selection in more than one item
Copyright (conventional and electronic) remains the property of the
Time limits, where stated, must not be exceeded. It is the
Adjudicator’s privilege to conclude a performance by ringing of the bell if a
decision has been made regarding the merit of the performance.
Competitors are to be dressed appropriately, i.e. no thongs, revealing
clothing or tracksuits. Competition pieces must not contain excessive use of
foul or blasphemous language or actions. Consideration should be given to age
Use of recording devices of any kind is strictly prohibited in
the Auditorium and Federation Room during performances.
Competitors must report to the relevant Marshall and be in readiness
backstage (or as otherwise directed by an official) prior to the commencement
of the Item in which they are competing
Competitors wishing to withdraw are reminded that it is courtesy to
inform the Convenor before commencement of the eisteddfod, or the compere
before the commencement of the session.
The Adjudicator’s decision will be final
No Prize will be awarded in any contest unless there is sufficient
merit. All awards in every Item will be at the Adjudicator’s discretion.
Certificates and prizes may be awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Highly Commended
in each item (see Awards Table for further information)
No public protest will be entered into during the sessions. Written
protests will be accepted by the Convenor or Executive within 30 minutes of the
protest issue arising, accompanied by a $20.00 fee which will be forfeited if
the protest is rejected after consideration by the Executive. Decisions
regarding protests will be notified in writing within 7 days
26) ALL COMPETITORS MUST AVOID THE OVER-EXTENDED
(TURNED-IN/INVERTED) LEG MOUNT/KICK WITH THE CROTCH FACING THE AUDIENCE.
PENALITIES MAY BE APPLICABLE. HOSIERY MUST BE WORN.
26 a HOSIERY-: The Maryborough Eisteddfod Committee sees that
our most important duty is as guardians of the Competitors who enter this dance
competition. We take our job very seriously therefore we adopt the “No Tights,
No Dance” Policy. We take great pride in providing a venue for all Competitors
to develop their craft and performance in dance, in a safe, family orientated
environment and we hope you will support our decision, as we are sincere in our
actions. To clarify this rule to participate -: the dancer, Female and Male are
to wear ‘dance tights’ and should be to the knee (knee length) in all genres of
dance. We thank you for your attention and support in this delicate matter.
No person, other than the entrant(s), will be permitted to take the
stage. Teachers are permitted to backstage area for the performance then must
leave the area. No parents or friends to be backstage.
The Adjudicator must not be addressed during a session except via an
Eisteddfod official. All inquiries or requests are to be made to the
Prompting by the Adjudicator only.
The Brolga Theatre has workplace safety guidelines in place for all
stage and backstage activities. If these guidelines are deemed, by the
theatre, to have been breached you may be asked to leave the premises. A
competitor asked to leave the theatre will be disqualified.
Entry and exit to the Auditorium or Federation Room during performances
GROUP NUMBERS: 4 and above
Some discretion regarding numbers may be given based
on extenuating circumstances, such as, illness or injury. A decision will be
made in consultation with relevant members of the committee and the
For Solos, Duos, and Trios, an individual may only appear once per Item
Parents, Guardians or Teachers of competitors under the age of 19 years
must sign the Release and Indemnity Form. This form must accompany your entry
before the entry will be accepted. Teachers are to sign on behalf of groups.
Teachers and parents can sign on behalf of solos, duos and trios.
Only the teacher and two assistants permitted in dressing rooms during
competition. Passes will be given to teachers at registration prior to the
competition. Under certain circumstances special considerations can be
considered by the committee, however, these would need to be discussed prior to
the start of competition date.
The backstage door and adjacent car park is out of bounds. Teachers make
arrangements with parents/caregivers to meet students at the front foyer of the
4) BACKSTAGE RULES AND CONDITIONS
Competitors in the first 2 sections of any session must report to
Backstage Manager 30 minutes before the start of the session.
Competitors will be required to sign in at front counter upon entry.
Competitors will be deemed to be WITHDRAWN if not present when called
for their section.
Only competitors in the current section will be allowed in the backstage
Do not walk behind the back curtain while another competitor is
Do not walk behind back curtains of stage.
Unauthorized persons are not allowed in the backstage area except for
Eisteddfod officials, designated teachers, no other persons will be allowed in
Teachers for each school will be allowed in the backstage area at any
time for Solo, Duo & Trio competitors. Teachers must abide by all rules and
take direction from backstage Manager. Teacher’s backstage pass must be worn at
Parents and Siblings or friends will not be allowed in the backstage
area or side stage during performances. Teachers are only permitted on Stage
for prop placement.
The stage area will not be available for rehearsal during the course of
the eisteddfod unless the management committee is satisfied that, special
circumstances justify such a rehearsal.
5) DRESSSING ROOM RULES AND CONDITIONS
Only one teacher and four assistance per school allowed in dressing
rooms. Identification (wrist bands) will be worn at all times.
In shared dressing rooms all competitors and associated parties are
expected to demonstrate respect for the space, costumes and belongings of
others at all times. Supervision is required at all times.
All electrical equipment used must be tagged and tested by a certified
Hot Drinks and Food are not permitted in dressing rooms.
Adhering items to walls, windows, doors, mirrors or any surface in the
Auditorium or surrounds is not permitted.
Each studio/school will be responsible for keeping their dressing space
clean and tidy. Any studio/school that leaves their dressing space in and
unclean/untidy state will be charged a $200 cleaning fee.
Any studio/school found to have caused damage to their dressing space
will be charged relevant repair costs. If pre-existing damage is noted when you
arrive in your dressing area the convener must be advised immediately.
MUSIC-: No dancer/s will be penalised for technical difficulties
beyond their control.
ALL COMPETITORS MUST HAVE BACKUP COPIES OF ALL MUSIC.
(GROUPS) Only CD’s are allowed. Music will be taken to side of stage by
YOU, the TEACHER, and will be played by our sound technician under your
(SOLOS) Competitors must check in music at front desk 30 minutes prior
to competing. CD’s is the only format that will be accepted. Music will be
played on your behalf by technician. ONLY ONE ROUTINE PER CD will be accepted.
ALL COMPETITORS MUST HAVE BACKUP COPIES OF ALL MUSIC.
SOLO, DUO & TRIO COMPETITORS PLEASE Label your
music with the following
information, this is required on the CD itself as
well as on the case it’s in. An example below-:
Section Number -: Section 25
Name -: Mary Jones
Number (as it appears in the program)-: Competitor
Dance Genre and age group-: 12yrs Classical Solo
PLEASE DON’T FORGET TO COLLECT YOUR MUSIC AFTER YOU
HAVE COMPLETED YOUR SECTION!
Any special instructions must be given to the Back Manager e.g. start on
stage. Where there are no special instructions the music will start immediately
the competitor number is announced NO RESPONSIBILITY WILL BE TAKEN FOR ANY
Competitors of 7 years of age and above are expected to centre
themselves on stage.
Teachers or student teachers are not to stay
backstage while their competitor(s) competes. Exception: for competitors 6
years or under, the teacher may stay backstage but must stand well back from
All costumes and choreography are to be age appropriate to the
No curtain will be used.
Props, if used, must be carried on and off stage by the competitor who
uses them. Proper must not obstruct passageways and must be removed from the
backstage area as soon as possible.
PROHIBITED: Powder rosin, Ajax or similar; sand; water; fire and
A copy of this will be available back stage and will
be enforced by the committee.
This Code of Conduct applies to any land, building,
venue or equipment being owned, hired, leased or otherwise utilised by the
Maryborough Eisteddfod Incorporated or any of its agents or employees in the
execution of the business and objectives of the Maryborough Eisteddfod any time
of the year
The committee of the Maryborough Eisteddfod
Incorporated (the committee) will not tolerate any unacceptable conduct
(including but not limited to verbal abuse of any person, obscene language,
loud or boisterous conduct), which is deemed unacceptable by the committee.
This includes all persons attending at any venue of the Junior Eisteddfod.
REFUSAL OF A DIRECTIVE
Any member of the committee or designated official,
may give a directive at any time, to any person to whom this code applies to
ensure the smooth and efficient running of the Eisteddfod. Any person who
refuses to obey such directive may be asked to leave a venue, and failure may
result in the committee taking such action including the calling of police to
ensure the Eisteddfod’s unimpeded operation.
Any child behaving in a manner that is deemed by the
committee or a representative of same to be unacceptable will be removed if it
be deemed appropriate by the official and if that child is a competitor they
may be disqualified from competing in that section and other sections.