2021 Lismore Eisteddfod
Secondary Schools
30 Aug 2021 to 03 Sep 2021
(To be confirmed after receipt of Entries and Programming has been finalised)
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2021 REVISED RULES FOR GOVERNING THE SOCIETY'S DANCE 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

A LATER CLOSING DATE and consequently

NO LATE ENTRIES will be accepted and the AGE CUT OFF has changed

 

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.   A video service will be available during the Dancing Sections only. No cameras or video will be

      permitted at any venue.

8.   AGE: In all competitions except for Troupe sections, the age as at the 31st May 2021 shall be deemed    

      to be the age of the competitor.

     Troupe Sections, the age at 1st January 2021 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 12th July 2021 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 any one 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 except in the District dancing 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. Time Limits apply. All solo dances, not more than three (3) minutes; duo/trio not more than three half

      (3.5) minutes, troupes not more than four (4) minutes.

 

16. The WorkCover Authority requires all electrical equipment e.g. hairdryers, heated rollers & cassette players etc, be inspected by an authorised electrician and be tagged as required. It is the competitors’ responsibility to comply with the WorkCover Authority Rules. The Lismore Musical Festival Society requests these requirements be observed as penalties are severe.

17. District dancing entries are restricted to Competitors who live within a 50 km radius and learn from Studios with a 50 km radius of Lismore, at the time of the current Lismore Eisteddfod. Competitors may repeat the same dance in both District and Unrestricted Sections. NOVICE District sections are for competitors who have not WON a FIRST PRIZE in ANY Classical Ballet, Novice Ballet section; in any Tap Dance section or Novice Tap section; in any Jazz Dance, or Novice Jazz section at ANY Festival or Eisteddfod at the time of the Lismore Eisteddfod (with the exception of Under (5) years of age group).

18. CHAMPIONSHIP: Competitors must enter and perform in their corresponding AGE, or acceptable qualifying section/s as indicated in the schedule before the Championship is held (Novice District or Restricted sections not accepted).

19. TAP SOLOS, ENSEMBLE TAP, WALTZ TAP SECTIONS: Vocals on music for these dances is not acceptable. Competitors with Vocals on these sections will be automatically disqualified. This rule does not apply to Section 397 to 405

20. NO COMPETITOR IN THE DANCE SECTION WILL BE ALLOWED TO PERFORM WITHOUT MUSIC.

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 dance 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.  PROPS for Ballet etc. must be portable and capable of being easily handled by two people. No nailing of

      stands etc. to stage will be allowed. All props must be removed from precincts of stage at the conclusion \

      of each session. All props are to come in by front Door.

 

27.  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.

 

28.  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.

 

29.  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.

 

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

 

31.  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.


32.  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.

 

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

 

34.  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.

 

35.  No dangerous moves may be made that could possibly cause injury to the contestant

 

36.  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 12/07/2021 11:59:00 PM (AEST)
Secondary
1101 School Choir     Secondary

Time Limit: 07:00

Time limit - maximum seven (7) minutes in total Two contrasting items within this time. No vocals on CD, please, if used for accompaniment

Entry: $14.00
1102 School Small Choir     Secondary

Time Limit: 07:00

Less than 16 voices. Time limit - maximum seven (7) minutes in total Two contrasting items within this time. No vocals on CD, please, if used for accompaniment

Entry: $14.00
1103 School Band     Secondary

Time Limit: 07:00

Time limit – maximum seven (7) minutes in total. Two contrasting items within this time. For schools that are K-12, primary school students may be included in the band, provided the band consists mostly of secondary school students.

Entry: $14.00
1104 School Concert Band     Secondary

Time Limit: 07:00

Time limit – maximum seven (7) minutes in total. Two contrasting items within this time. For schools that are K-12, primary school students may be included in the band, provided the band consists mostly of secondary school students.

Entry: $14.00
Secondary School
1105 Percussion Ensemble     Secondary School

Time Limit: 07:00

Time limit – maximum seven (7) minutes in total. Two contrasting items. Minimum of 3 players. Any age secondary school students

Entry: $14.00
1106 Woodwind Ensemble     Secondary School

Time Limit: 07:00

Time limit – maximum seven (7) minutes in total. Two contrasting items. Minimum of 3 players. Any age secondary school students

Entry: $14.00
1107 String or Orchestral Ensemble     Secondary School

Time Limit: 07:00

Time limit – maximum seven (7) minutes in total. Two contrasting items. Minimum of 3 players. Any age secondary school students

Entry: $14.00
1108 Brass Ensemble     Secondary School

Time Limit: 07:00

Time limit – maximum seven (7) minutes in total. Two contrasting items. Minimum of 3 players. Any age secondary school students

Entry: $14.00
1109 Combined Ensemble     Secondary School

Time Limit: 07:00

Any combination of orchestra or band instruments Time limit – maximum seven (7) minutes in total. Two contrasting items. Minimum of 3 players. Any age secondary school students

Entry: $14.00
HSC
1110 Voice or Any Instrument Solo     HSC

Time Limit: 05:00

One piece from their HSC performance Time limit - 5 minutes. Maximum set up time 2 minutes

Entry: $10.00
Year Seven and Eight
1111 Verse Speaking Solo     Year Seven and Eight

Time Limit: 03:00

Costumes/props not permitted

Entry: $14.00
1112 Verse Speaking - humorous or light poetry Solo     Year Seven and Eight

Time Limit: 03:00

Costumes/props not permitted

Entry: $14.00
1113 Prose Recital - Any extract from English literature Solo     Year Seven and Eight

Time Limit: 03:00

Costumes/props not permitted

Entry: $14.00
Year Nine and Ten
1114 Verse Speaking Solo     Year Nine and Ten

Time Limit: 03:00

Costumes/props not permitted

Entry: $14.00
1115 Verse Speaking - humorous or light poetry Solo     Year Nine and Ten

Time Limit: 03:00

Costumes/props not permitted

Entry: $14.00
1116 Prose Recital - Any extract from English literature Solo     Year Nine and Ten

Time Limit: 03:00

Costumes/props not permitted

Entry: $14.00
Year Eleven and Twelve
1117 Verse Speaking Solo     Year Eleven and Twelve

Time Limit: 03:00

Costumes/props not permitted

Entry: $14.00
1118 Verse Speaking - humorous or light poetry Solo     Year Eleven and Twelve

Time Limit: 03:00

Costumes/props not permitted

Entry: $14.00
1119 Prose Recital - Any extract from English literature Solo     Year Eleven and Twelve

Time Limit: 03:00

Costumes/props not permitted

Entry: $14.00
Year Seven and Eight
1120 Drama Solo     Year Seven and Eight

Time Limit: 03:00

Costume optional

Entry: $14.00
Year Nine and Ten
1121 Drama Solo     Year Nine and Ten

Time Limit: 04:00

Costume optional

Entry: $14.00
Year Eleven and Twelve
1122 Drama Solo     Year Eleven and Twelve

Time Limit: 05:00

Costume optional

Entry: $14.00
Year Seven and Eight
1123 Dramatic Duologue     Year Seven and Eight

Time Limit: 05:00

Costume essential. Props and scenery must be simple and easily set up.

Entry: $14.00
Year Nine and Ten
1124 Dramatic Duologue     Year Nine and Ten

Time Limit: 06:00

Costume essential. Props and scenery must be simple and easily set up.

Entry: $14.00
Year Eleven and Twelve
1125 Dramatic Duologue     Year Eleven and Twelve

Time Limit: 07:00

Costume essential. Props and scenery must be simple and easily set up.

Entry: $14.00
Year Seven and Eight
1126 Dramatic Group - 3 to 10 people     Year Seven and Eight

Time Limit: 05:00

Costume essential. Dramatic extract/short play. Props and scenery must be simple and easily set up. 3 -10 persons.

Entry: $14.00
Year Nine and Ten
1127 Dramatic Group - 3 to 10 people     Year Nine and Ten

Time Limit: 06:00

Costume essential. Dramatic extract/short play. Props and scenery must be simple and easily set up. 3 -10 persons.

Entry: $14.00
Year Eleven and Twelve
1128 Dramatic Group - 3 to 10 people     Year Eleven and Twelve

Time Limit: 07:00

Costume essential. Dramatic extract/short play. Props and scenery must be simple and easily set up. 3 -10 persons.

Entry: $14.00
Years 7, 8 and 9
1129 Any style of dance 4 to 20 dancers     Years 7, 8 and 9

Time Limit: 05:00

Entry: $14.00
Years 10, 11 and 12
1130 Any style of dance 4 to 20 dancers     Years 10, 11 and 12

Time Limit: 05:00

Entry: $14.00
Years 7 to 12
1131 Any style of dance 4 to 20 dancers     Years 7 to 12

Time Limit: 05:00

Entry: $14.00