Bendigo Competitions Society Inc. 96th Annual Bendigo Eisteddfod
CONTEMPORARY VOCAL COMPETITION (Previously Modern Vocal Competition)
04 Jun 2022 to 12 Jun 2022
(To be confirmed after receipt of Entries and Programming has been finalised)
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Bendigo Competitions Society Inc.


A.B.N. 39 787 086 224

 

2022 CONTEMPORARY VOCAL COMPETITION

 

General and Specific Conditions of Entry

 

ADJUDICATOR

 

MELISSA LANGTON

 

COPYRIGHT – In accordance with Federal statutes competitors must use the original materials or have permission from the relevant owners of copyright to make and use copies of copyright material at this Eisteddfod. Bendigo Competitions Society Inc. will not be liable for any infringements regarding copyright.


It Is understood that by entering Bendigo Competitions Society Contemporary Vocal Competition, you have read, understand and agree to abide by all rules and regulations which include COVID restrictions and relevant changes.

Bendigo Competitions Society aims to hold a safe event, and your safety and that of our volunteers is paramount. Bendigo Competitions Society Committee is very excited to be able to hold this event and the Committee will work closely with teachers in ensuring that all children get the chance to perform.  


PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND OUR COMPETITION, EITHER AS A COMPETITOR OR AN AUDIENCE MEMBER IF YOU ARE UNWELL – THAT IS IF YOU HAVE A COLD OR FLU, OR VIRUS LIKE SYMPTOMS or if you are awaiting results for a COVID test.  A lack of understanding will not be an acceptable reason for you to attend or to remain at the competition.  YOUR TOTAL CO-OPERATION IS REQUIRED TO ENSURE THIS EVENT CAN OCCUR.

 

COVID regulations will be adhered to in accordance with government ruling at the time of the competition and any restrictions put in place by the Capital Theatre.    The use of QR codes may or may not be required and you will be notified at the time of arrival – signage will indicate whether QR coding is necessary.  Staff will be at the venue to assist you with signing in and updating you on current COVID-19 rules.  

The below mentioned rules around hygiene, mask wearing, venue requirements, may also alter as we move through 2022 – any major changes will be noted on Bendigo Competitions Society Web page and on our Facebook page.  

 HYGIENE

  • Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the building.  Please bring your own hand sanitizer to the event to ensure this is readily available to you.
  • Masks – Masks may be required for all people in the venue aged 12 and above.  Please ensure everyone over 12 has a mask.  At the time of the competition, if masks are mandated, performers may be required to wear masks back stage and will be permitted to remove them prior to performing.
  • Please ensure you maintain the required social distancing legislated at all times.
  • No sharing of water bottles or food.   

BENDIGO BANK THEATRE

 

Seating capacity will be subject to government legislation at the time of the competition.    

  • Ticket sales will primarily be on line via the Capital Theatre. People wishing to purchase tickets at the theatre would need to clarify when the ticket box will be open.     
  • Teachers will be issued with a pass which must be worn.  Teacher passes need to be requested prior to the commencement of the competition.  
  • Strictly no filming or photography permitted in the theatre whilst any performer is on the stage as this is a breach of child protection laws.  If a breach occurs, this will result in the competitor being disqualified and the competitor and those with him/her being removed from the facility.  
  • The theatre may be cleared at the end of each session to ensure seating is cleared for the next session and in order that any cleaning requirements can be adhered to.  

 PERFORMANCE AREA

 

  • Adjudication/Prizes – All competitors will reassemble on stage to hear the adjudicators remarks and for the awarding of prizes.  Competitors will form a socially distanced semi-circle around the stage area.  Those awarded places will step forward.

   

COMMUNAL AREAS

 

  • The foyer cannot be used as a communal area.
  • In any areas that may be designated as communal areas, people need to adhere to current social distancing regulations.  These areas, if any, will be monitored by COVID Marshalls and people may be asked to move on if there is concern about numbers as legislated density numbers apply.  

 

CANCELLATION

 

Entries are non-refundable.

Should Bendigo Competitions Society Inc. Contemporary Vocal Competition be cancelled due to COVID-19, a refund will be provided to entrants.  A $10.00 cancellation fee will be taken from the entry costs to cover costs which the Society is obliged to pay regardless of whether the competition takes place or not.  

 

NECESSARY CHANGES

 

Bendigo Competitions Society Inc reserves the right to make any changes to COVID-19 rules or the Contemporary Vocal Rules when and if required.  Notification of changes will be posted on the Society Facebook page where possible.

 

 

1. RISK

 

1.1 All competitors enter and perform at this competition at their own risk.  

 


2. ENTRY:

 

2.1  Music Competition is open to amateurs.

2.2  Competitors are not entitled to a refund in cases of non-appearance in any section.

2.3  Refund of entry money will not be granted following registration.

2.4  A condition of entry is that an administration fee is required per family – multiple entries are entered on one entry each family is required to pay the

administration fee.  It is preferable if each competing family enters as a separate entry.  The administration fee includes an emailed program to each competitor.  

2.5 Age of entry is the age of the competitor as at the 1st January of the year you are entering.  

2.6     If a late entry is requested and approved, there will be an additional cost of $20.00.

 


3. ADJUDICATOR:

 

3.1 The decision of the Adjudicator is final, and no discussion or correspondence can be entered into.

3.2  No person may communicate with the Adjudicator during the course of the competition.  See Contemporary Vocal rules re Audio Equipment and effects.  

  

4. AUDIO EQUIPMENT AND EFFECTS:

 

4.1       It is anticipated UPLOADING INTO THE STARDOM SYSTEM WILL BE AVAILABLE PRIOR TO THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE COMPETITION.  This will be confirmed on the Society’s Web Site and on the Society’s Face Book.  Competitors will be able to go into the Stardom System and upload their music.  If the uploading system is not available, a professional sound system will be available to play music.

4.2       Digital recording of music is preferred.

4.3      Duplicate copies of recordings at the Competition are strongly recommended (if uploading system has not been activated).  A back up copy on a device is also recommended.    

4.3.1  In the event of the uploading system not being in place, a separate CD or USB for each performance is required and should be in a pocket or case. Only the ONE TRACK RELEVANT to the Section should be on each CD/USB. The Competitor's name should be clearly written on the CD/USB using an appropriate pen, with details clearly visible through its protective case. Do not use labels on the CD as this may cause CD failure. (Note: if the CD is prepared on a home computer, ensure it is finalised properly and plays through a normal audio system. Please don't use RW- CDs(re-writable) as they are sometimes not recognised in sensitive replay equipment)

4.4      A piano will not be provided for Contemporary Vocal.  Competitors may accompany themselves with an instrument provided by the competitor.  If a competitor is providing their own accompanying instrument, the Competitor is required to advise the Contemporary Vocal Co-ordinator, one week prior to the commencement of the Contemporary Vocal Competition, what instrument will be being used, and what technical assistance will be required to set this instrument up.  The Contemporary Vocal Co-ordinator, upon receipt of this information, will liaise with the Technical Department at the Capital Theatre.   

 


5. TIMING

 

5.1     The timing of an item will begin with the commencement of the music and end with the conclusion of the music.  It is a condition of entry that time limits are adhered to.

6. RESTARTS:

6.1       A competitor who commences performing an item and stops will be allowed to restart the item at the end of the section for a critique only. However, if the restart is caused by a technical fault in equipment or the wrong music has been played, a restart for adjudication will be allowed providing the fault is quickly corrected.


7. DISQUALIFICATION:

 

7.1 Any competitor incorrectly appearing in any section will be disqualified.  

 

8. REHEARSALS:

 

8.1   No rehearsal is permitted on the stage during the Eisteddfod.

 

9. CANCELLATION OR COMBINATION OF SECTIONS

9.1 The Society reserves the right to cancel or combine any sections at its discretion.  


10. CRITIQUE ONLY

10.1 If any competitor leaves the stage empty once a performance has commenced, the competitor will be adjudicated for a critique only.

   

11.  VIDEOS, CAMERAS, PAGERS, MOBILE PHONES or other RECORDING DEVICES

11.1    The use of these by any member of the audience is strictly prohibited in the theatre during the competition. Pagers and mobile phones must be turned off while in the theatre. Offenders may be removed from the theatre.

12. PRIZE MONEY

12.1 If the adjudicator awards an equal, and prize money is the prize or part of the prize, the prize money will be divided equally between place getters.

13.  PROMOTION OF THE EISTEDDFOD: 

13.1   The Society reserves the right to record, photograph, broadcast and/or telecast the whole or any part of the competition for the purpose of promotion. By submitting your entry you have automatically granted permission for digital images or videos to be used for promotional purposes.

14. PROTESTS: 

14.1    Any protests are to be made in writing within an hour of the completion of the section and to be accompanied by a deposit of $20.00. If the protest is upheld the deposit will be refunded.  If the protest is not upheld the deposit will be forfeited.  

 15. DISPUTES:

15.1    The decision of the Society in all questions or disputes arising out of and not provided for by these conditions will be final. All entries are received subject to this proviso and shall not be subject to any appeal of law. 

16.   SAFETY

 16.1    In the event of an emergency that requires an evacuation, patrons are required to follow the directions of authorised personnel.

 

 

17.   COMPETITOR PASSES

17.1 Competitor passes will be provided to all competitors who wish to attend other sessions in their particular discipline. Competitor passes need to be displayed when entering the auditorium.

 


ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 21/04/2022 11:59:00 PM (AEST)
9 years to under 11 years
MV300 UPBEAT POP, ROCK, R & B (Previously Contemporary Up Tempo) SOLO     9 years to under 11 years

Session: 04/06/2022 9:00 AM    

Upbeat Pop, Rock, R&B (Similar to Contemporary Up Tempo) Singers must choose a song from the contemporary popular repertoire in an upbeat style. Prizes are sponsored by Bendigo South East College.

Entries Closed
Entry: $17.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Award          HM Ribbon          
11 years to under 14 years
MV310 UPBEAT POP, ROCK, R & B (Previously Contemporary Up Tempo) SOLO     11 years to under 14 years

Session: 04/06/2022 7:00 PM    

Upbeat Pop, Rock, R&B (Similar to Contemporary Up Tempo) Singers must choose a song from the contemporary popular repertoire in an upbeat style. Prizes are sponsored by Bendigo South East College.

Prizes are sponsored by Bendigo South East College.

Entries Closed
Entry: $17.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Award          HM Ribbon          
MV313 CONTEMPORARY BALLAD SOLO     11 years to under 14 years

Session: 04/06/2022 1:30 PM    

Singers must choose a song from the contemporary popular repertoire in a Ballad style. This section excludes songs from Musical Theatre. Prizes are sponsored by Bendigo South East College.

Prizes are sponsored by Bendigo South East College.

Entries Closed
Entry: $17.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Award          HM Ribbon          
14 years to under 16 years
MV325 JAZZ, BLUES OR SOUL SOLO     14 years to under 16 years

Session: 05/06/2022 1:00 PM    

Singers must choose a song within the Jazz or Blues genre - either upbeat or Ballad.

Entries Closed
Entry: $17.001st $30          2nd $20          3rd $10          HM Ribbon          
8 years & Under
MV294 FILM OR T.V. SOLO     8 years & Under

Session: 04/06/2022 9:00 AM    

Singers must choose a song from a Movie or T.V.Show.

Entries Closed
Entry: $17.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Award          HM Ribbon          
9 years to under 11 years
MV301 SONG FROM A STAGE MUSICAL SOLO     9 years to under 11 years

Session: 04/06/2022 1:30 PM    

Singers must choose a character song from a stage musical and demonstrate the vocal qualities appropriate to the selected song. It can only be from a film if it has also been produced as a stage musical. Adjudication will be based on singers who choose material to showcase contemporary music theatre techniques.

Entries Closed
Entry: $17.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Award          HM Ribbon          
MV302 COUNTRY MUSIC SOLO     9 years to under 11 years

Session: 04/06/2022 1:30 PM    

Singers must choose a Contemporary or Traditional Country and Western song which must be sung in a country style. Adjudication will be based on singers who stylistically represent good country techniques and song choice. Traditional Country and Western songs are encouraged.

Entries Closed
Entry: $17.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Award          HM Ribbon          
18 years & Over
MV344 FILM OR T.V. SOLO     18 years & Over

Session: 05/06/2022 1:00 PM    

Singers must choose a song from a Movie or T.V.Show..

Entries Closed
Entry: $17.001st $30          2nd $20          3rd $10          HM Ribbon          
9 years to under 11 years
MV304 FILM OR T.V. SOLO     9 years to under 11 years

Session: 04/06/2022 1:30 PM    

Singers must choose a song from a Movie or T.V.Show..

Entries Closed
Entry: $17.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Award          HM Ribbon          
11 years to under 14 years
MV311 SONG FROM A STAGE MUSICAL SOLO     11 years to under 14 years

Session: 04/06/2022 7:00 PM    

Singers must choose a character song from a stage musical and demonstrate the vocal qualities appropriate to the selected song. It can only be from a film if it has also been produced as a stage musical. Adjudication will be based on singers who choose material to showcase contemporary music theatre techniques. Prizes are sponsored by Bendigo South East College.

Prizes are sponsored by Bendigo South East College.

Entries Closed
Entry: $17.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Award          HM Ribbon          
MV312 COUNTRY MUSIC SOLO     11 years to under 14 years

Session: 04/06/2022 9:00 AM    

Singers must choose a Contemporary or Traditional Country and Western song which must be sung in a country style. Adjudication will be based on singers who stylistically represent good country techniques and song choice. Traditional Country and Western songs are encouraged. Prizes are sponsored by Bendigo South East College.

Prizes are sponsored by Bendigo South East College.

Entries Closed
Entry: $17.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Award          HM Ribbon          
14 years to under 16 years
MV324 FILM OR T.V. SOLO     14 years to under 16 years

Session: 05/06/2022 1:00 PM    

Singers must choose a song from a Movie or T.V.Show. Prizes are sponsored by Bendigo South East College.

Prizes are sponsored by Bendigo South East College.

Entries Closed
Entry: $17.001st $30          2nd $20          3rd $10          HM Ribbon          
8 years & Under
MV291 SONG FROM A STAGE MUSICAL SOLO     8 years & Under

Session: 04/06/2022 9:00 AM    

Singers must choose a character song from a stage musical and demonstrate the vocal qualities appropriate to the selected song. It can only be from a film if it has also been produced as a stage musical. Adjudication will be based on singers who choose material to showcase contemporary music theatre techniques. .

Entries Closed
Entry: $17.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Award          HM Ribbon          
11 years to under 14 years
MV315 JAZZ, BLUES OR SOUL SOLO     11 years to under 14 years

Session: 04/06/2022 1:30 PM    

Singers must choose a song within the Jazz or Blues genre - either upbeat or Ballad.

Entries Closed
Entry: $17.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Award          HM Ribbon          
MV318 PERFORMANCE SHOWCASE SOLO     11 years to under 14 years

Session: 04/06/2022 7:00 PM    

In addition to adjudicating vocal techniques, the adjudicator will also take into consideration entertainment and performance qualities. The following conditions will apply to this section a) Competitors must have PERFORMED in at least 3 other Contemporary Vocal sections in their age group at this Eisteddfod. b) Competitors are to perform one song from ANY GENRE in this Showcase section c) This item cannot be a repeat of any item performed at this Eisteddfod. Prizes the gift of Bendigo Y Service Club - Women Inc.

Prizes are the gift of Bendigo Y Service Club - Women Inc.

Entries Closed
Entry: $25.001st Trophy + $80          2nd Trophy + $40          3rd Trophy + $20          HM Ribbon          
14 years to under 16 years
MV322 COUNTRY MUSIC SOLO     14 years to under 16 years

Session: 05/06/2022 1:00 PM    

Singers must choose a Contemporary or Traditional Country and Western song which must be sung in a country style. Adjudication will be based on singers who stylistically represent good country techniques and song choice. Traditional Country and Western songs are encouraged. Prizes are sponsored by Bendigo South East College.

Prizes are sponsored by Bendigo South East College.

Entries Closed
Entry: $17.001st $30          2nd $20          3rd $10          HM Ribbon          
9 years to under 11 years
MV303 CONTEMPORARY BALLAD SOLO     9 years to under 11 years

Session: 04/06/2022 9:00 AM    

Singers must choose a song from the contemporary popular repertoire in a Ballad style. This section excludes songs from Musical Theatre. Prizes are sponsored by Bendigo South East College.

Entries Closed
Entry: $17.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Award          HM Ribbon          
Under 11 years
MV308 PERFORMANCE SHOWCASE SOLO      Under 11 years

Session: 04/06/2022 1:30 PM    

In addition to adjudicating vocal techniques, the adjudicator will also take into consideration entertainment and performance qualities. The following conditions will apply to this section a) Competitors must have PERFORMED in at least 3 other Contemporary Vocal sections in their age group at this Eisteddfod. b) Competitors are to perform one song from ANY GENRE in this Showcase section c) This item cannot be a repeat of any item performed at this Eisteddfod. Prizes are the gift of Bendigo Y Service Club - Women Inc.

Prizes are the gift of Bendigo Y Service Club - Women Inc.

Entries Closed
Entry: $25.001st Trophy + $60          2nd Trophy + $30          3rd Trophy + $20          HM Ribbon          
16 years to under 18 years
MV330 UPBEAT POP, ROCK, R & B (Previously Contemporary Up Tempo) SOLO     16 years to under 18 years

Session: 05/06/2022 1:00 PM    

Upbeat Pop, Rock, R&B (Similar to Contemporary Up Tempo) Singers must choose a song from the contemporary popular repertoire in an upbeat style.

Entries Closed
Entry: $17.001st $30          2nd $20          3rd $10          HM Ribbon          
11 years to under 14 years
MV314 FILM OR T.V. SOLO     11 years to under 14 years

Session: 04/06/2022 9:00 AM    

Singers must choose a song from a Movie or T.V.Show.

Entries Closed
Entry: $17.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Award          HM Ribbon          
16 years to under 18 years
MV331 SONG FROM A STAGE MUSICAL SOLO     16 years to under 18 years

Session: 05/06/2022 1:00 PM    

Singers must choose a character song from a stage musical and demonstrate the vocal qualities appropriate to the selected song. It can only be from a film if it has also been produced as a stage musical. Adjudication will be based on singers who choose material to showcase contemporary music theatre techniques.

Entries Closed
Entry: $17.001st $30          2nd $20          3rd $10          HM Ribbon          
18 years & Over
MV341 SONG FROM A STAGE MUSICAL SOLO     18 years & Over

Session: 05/06/2022 1:00 PM    

Singers must choose a character song from a stage musical and demonstrate the vocal qualities appropriate to the selected song. It can only be from a film if it has also been produced as a stage musical. Songs may be selected from Musical Theatre, Musical Comedy or Gilbert and Sullivan. Arias from Operas are not permitted. Adjudication will be based on singers who choose material to showcase contemporary music theatre techniques.

Entries Closed
Entry: $17.001st $30          2nd $20          3rd $10          HM Ribbon          
16 years to under 18 years
MV335 JAZZ, BLUES OR SOUL SOLO     16 years to under 18 years

Session: 05/06/2022 1:00 PM    

Singers must choose a song within the Jazz or Blues genre - either upbeat or Ballad.

Entries Closed
Entry: $17.001st $30          2nd $20          3rd $10          HM Ribbon          
14 years to under 16 years
MV323 CONTEMPORARY BALLAD SOLO     14 years to under 16 years

Session: 05/06/2022 1:00 PM    

Singers must choose a song from the contemporary popular repertoire in a Ballad style. This section excludes songs from Musical Theatre. Prizes are sponsored by Bendigo South East College.

Prizes are sponsored by Bendigo South East College.

Entries Closed
Entry: $17.001st $30          2nd $20          3rd $10          HM Ribbon          
16 years to under 18 years
MV334 FILM OR T.V. SOLO     16 years to under 18 years

Session: 05/06/2022 1:00 PM    

Singers must choose a song from a Movie or T.V.Show.

Entries Closed
Entry: $17.001st $30          2nd $20          3rd $10          HM Ribbon          
14 years to under 16 years
MV320 UPBEAT POP, ROCK, R & B (Previously Contemporary Up Tempo) SOLO     14 years to under 16 years

Session: 05/06/2022 1:00 PM    

Upbeat Pop, Rock, R&B (Similar to Contemporary Up Tempo) Singers must choose a song from the contemporary popular repertoire in an upbeat style. Prizes are sponsored by Bendigo South East College.

Prizes are sponsored by Bendigo South East College.

Entries Closed
Entry: $17.001st $30          2nd $20          3rd $10          HM Ribbon          
16 years to under 18 years
MV333 CONTEMPORARY BALLAD SOLO     16 years to under 18 years

Session: 05/06/2022 1:00 PM    

Singers must choose a song from the contemporary popular repertoire in a Ballad style. This section excludes songs from Musical Theatre.

Entries Closed
Entry: $17.001st $30          2nd $20          3rd $10          HM Ribbon          
14 years to under 16 years
MV321 SONG FROM A STAGE MUSICAL SOLO     14 years to under 16 years

Session: 05/06/2022 1:00 PM    

Singers must choose a character song from a stage musical and demonstrate the vocal qualities appropriate to the selected song. It can only be from a film if it has also been produced as a stage musical. Adjudication will be based on singers who choose material to showcase contemporary music theatre techniques.

Entries Closed
Entry: $17.001st $30          2nd $20          3rd $10          HM Ribbon          
16 years and under 21 years
MV338 PERFORMANCE SHOWCASE SOLO     16 years and under 21 years

Session: 05/06/2022 1:00 PM    

In addition to adjudicating vocal techniques, the adjudicator will also take into consideration entertainment and performance qualities. The following conditions will apply to this section a) Competitors must have PERFORMED in at least 3 other Contemporary Vocal sections in their age group at this Eisteddfod. b) Competitors are to perform one song from ANY GENRE in this Showcase section c) This item cannot be a repeat of any item performed at this Eisteddfod. Prizes the gift of Y Service Club of Bendigo

Prizes are the gift of the Y Service Club of Bendigo Incorporated

Entries Closed
Entry: $25.001st Trophy + $80          2nd Trophy + $40          3rd Trophy + $20          HM Ribbon          
14 years to under 16 years
MV328 PERFORMANCE SHOWCASE SOLO     14 years to under 16 years

Session: 05/06/2022 1:00 PM    

In addition to adjudicating vocal techniques, the adjudicator will also take into consideration entertainment and performance qualities. The following conditions will apply to this section a) Competitors must have PERFORMED in at least 3 other Contemporary Vocal sections in their age group at this Eisteddfod. b) Competitors are to perform one song from ANY GENRE in this Showcase section c) This item cannot be a repeat of any item performed at this Eisteddfod. Prizes the gift of Y Service Club of Bendigo Inc..

Prizes are the gift of the Y Service Club of Bendigo Incorporated

Entries Closed
Entry: $25.001st Trophy + $80          2nd Trophy + $40          3rd Trophy + $20          HM Ribbon