2024 Lismore Eisteddfod
Secondary 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)
Secondary School
1101 School Choir     Secondary School

Time Limit: 10:00

Time limit - maximum ten (10) minutes in total Two contrasting items within this time. No vocals on CD or USB please, if used for accompaniment

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
1102 School Vocal Ensemble, less than 30 voices     Secondary School

Time Limit: 10:00

Time limit - maximum ten (10) minutes in total Two contrasting items within this time. No vocals on CD or USB please, if used for accompaniment

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
1103 School Stage Band (vocalist permitted - limit of 2)     Secondary School

Time Limit: 10:00

Time limit - maximum ten (10) minutes in total Two contrasting items within this time. For k-12 schools, Primary School students may be included in the band, provided the band consists mostly of Seconday School students. No vocals on CD or USB please, if used for accompaniment

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
K - Year 12
1104 School Concert Band     K - Year 12

Time Limit: 10:00

Time limit - maximum ten (10) minutes in total Two contrasting items within this time. For k-12 schools, Primary School students may be included in the band, provided the band consists mostly of Seconday School students. No vocals on CD or USB please, if used for accompaniment

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
Secondary School, any age
1105 Percussion/Drumming Ensemble Instrumental Ensemble     Secondary School, any age

Time Limit: 10:00

Time limit - maximum ten (10) minutes in total. Two contrasting items within this time. Any age Secondary School students.

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
1106 Woodwind Ensemble Instrumental Ensemble/combo     Secondary School, any age

Time Limit: 10:00

Time limit - maximum ten (10) minutes in total. Two contrasting items within this time. Any age Secondary School students.

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
1107 String or Orchestral Ensemble Instrumental Ensemble/combo     Secondary School, any age

Time Limit: 10:00

Time limit - maximum ten (10) minutes in total Two contrasting items within this time. Any age Secondary School students. No vocals on CD, please, if used for accompaniment

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
1108 Brass Ensemble Brass Ensemble/combo     Secondary School, any age

Time Limit: 10:00

Time limit - maximum ten (10) minutes in total Two contrasting items within this time. Any age Secondary School students.

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
1109 Combined School Ensemble (any combination of orchestral or band instruments) Instrumental Ensemble/combo     Secondary School, any age

Time Limit: 10:00

Time limit - maximum ten (10) minutes in total Two contrasting items within this time. Any age Secondary School students. Limit of two amplified instruments.

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
Year 12
1110 HSC Individual Voice Performance Solo     Year 12

Time Limit: 05:00

Two pieces from their HSC performance. Time limit - 10 minutes.

Entry: $10.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
Years 7 and 8
1111 Any style of dance 4 or more dancers     Years 7 and 8

Time Limit: 05:00

Time limit 5 minutes.

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
Years 9 and 10
1112 Any style of dance 4 or more dancers     Years 9 and 10

Time Limit: 05:00

Time limit 5 minutes.

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
Dance Years 7 to 12
1113 Any style of dance 4 or more dancers     Dance Years 7 to 12

Time Limit: 05:00

Time limit 5 minutes.

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
Secondary School, any age
1114 Guitar Ensemble (Guitars only) Instrumental Ensemble/combo     Secondary School, any age

Time Limit: 03:00

Two contrasting items. Any age Secondary School Students. Time limit 10 minutes.

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
1115 Jazz or Rock Combo (vocalists permitted) Group     Secondary School, any age

Time Limit: 03:00

Two contrasting items. Time limit 10 minutes.

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
1116 Vocal/Acoustic Instrument Combo Group     Secondary School, any age

Time Limit: 03:00

Two contrasting items. Backing tracks not permitted. Time limit 10 minutes.

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
Years 7-12
1117 Dance - Lyrical Group     Years 7-12

Time Limit: 03:00

Groups of 4 or more dancers. Time limit 5 minutes.

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
Years 7, 8 and 9
1118 Dance - Contemporary Group     Years 7, 8 and 9

Time Limit: 03:00

Groups of 4 or more dancers. Time limit 5 minutes.

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
Years 10, 11 and 12
1119 Dance - Contemporary Group     Years 10, 11 and 12

Time Limit: 03:00

Groups of 4 or more dancers. Time limit 5 minutes.

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
Year 7 and 8
1120 Group play, sketch or dramatised scene Group - 3 or more students      Year 7 and 8

Time Limit: 05:00

Costume essential. Props and scenery must be simple and easily set up. Time limit 6 minutes. 3 or more students

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
Year 9 and 10
1121 Group play, sketch or dramatised scene Group - 3 or more students      Year 9 and 10

Time Limit: 05:00

Costume essential. Props and scenery must be simple and easily set up. Time limit 6 minutes. 3 or more students

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
Year 11 and 12
1122 Group play, sketch or dramatised scene Group - 3 or more students      Year 11 and 12

Time Limit: 05:00

Costume essential. Props and scenery must be simple and easily set up. Time limit 6 minutes. 3 or more students

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
Year 7 and 8
1123 Self Devised Group Play, Sketch or Dramatised Scene Group - 3 or more students      Year 7 and 8

Time Limit: 05:00

Costume essential. Props and scenery must be simple and easily set up. Time limit 6 minutes. 3 or more students

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
Year 9 and 10
1124 Self Devised Group Play, Sketch or Dramatised Scene Group - 3 or more students      Year 9 and 10

Time Limit: 05:00

Costume essential. Props and scenery must be simple and easily set up. Time limit 6 minutes. 3 or more students

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
Year 11 and 12
1125 Self Devised Group Play, Sketch or Dramatised Scene Group - 3 or more students      Year 11 and 12

Time Limit: 05:00

Costume essential. Props and scenery must be simple and easily set up. Time limit 6 minutes. 3 or more students

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
Years 7 and 8
1126 Group Mime Group - 3 or more students      Years 7 and 8

Time Limit: 05:00

Theatre blacks or mime costume. Chair(s) only Prop/s permitted.Time limit 4 minutes. No music.

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
Years 9 and 10
1127 Group Mime Group - 3 or more students      Years 9 and 10

Time Limit: 05:00

Theatre blacks or mime costume. Chair(s) only Prop/s permitted.Time limit 4 minutes. No music.

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
Years 11 and 12
1128 Group Mime Group - 3 or more students      Years 11 and 12

Time Limit: 05:00

Theatre blacks or mime costume. Chair(s) only Prop/s permitted.Time limit 4 minutes. No music.

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
Years 7, 8, 9 and 10
1129 Dance - Hip Hop Group - 4 or more students      Years 7, 8, 9 and 10

Time Limit: 04:00

Groups of 4 or more dancers. Time limit 4 minutes.

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
Years 11 and 12
1130 Dance - Hip Hop Group - 4 or more students      Years 11 and 12

Time Limit: 04:00

Groups of 4 or more dancers. Time limit 4 minutes.

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
Years 7-10
1131 Duologue Duo     Years 7-10

Time Limit: 00:00

Costume essential. Props and scenery must be simple and easily set up. Time limit 4 minutes.

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
Years 11 and 12
1132 Duologue Duo     Years 11 and 12

Time Limit: 00:00

Costume essential. Props and scenery must be simple and easily set up. Time limit 4 minutes.

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
Years 7-12
1133 Duologue Duo     Years 7-12

Time Limit: 00:00

Costume essential. Props and scenery must be simple and easily set up. Time limit 4 minutes.

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
Secondary School Aged
1140 All Abilities Vocal Ensemble Group - 3 or more students      Secondary School Aged

Time Limit: 10:00

Two contrasting items. Time limit 10 minutes. 3 or more students.

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
1141 All Abilities Instrumental Group - 3 or more students      Secondary School Aged

Time Limit: 10:00

Two contrasting items. Any variety or combination of instruments (including voice)Time limit 10 minutes. 3 or more students.

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
1142 All Abilities Dance Group - 3 or more students      Secondary School Aged

Time Limit: 05:00

Any style of dance. Time limit 5 minutes. 3 or more students.

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
15 - 18 Years
707 Group Drama Group - 3 or more students      15 - 18 Years

Time Limit: 00:00

Minimum of 3 and maximum of 10 performers.Costumes essential. Props and scenery must be simple and easily set up. Time limit 4 minutes.

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
708 Group Mime Group - 3 or more students      15 - 18 Years

Time Limit: 00:00

Chair(s) only Prop/s permitted. Theatre blacks or mime costume. No music. A title card is to be displayed before starting. Time Limit 3 minutes.

Entry: $14.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
709 Poems in Pairs Group - 3 or more students      15 - 18 Years

Time Limit: 00:00

Chair(s) only Prop/s permitted. Theatre blacks or mime costume. No music. A title card is to be displayed before starting. Time Limit 3 minutes.

Entry: $14.001st $15          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate