- The competitions are controlled in all matters by the Executive Committee
and a majority decision of those present will be final.
- Late entries and entries that are incomplete by the deadline cannot be accepted.
- “Own choice” titles, composers and authors must be given on the entry form and strictly adhered to. Last minute changes may lead to disqualification.
- Copies of “own choice” pieces for the Official Accompanist must be sent to the Secretary at the same time as your entry.
- The order of performance is decided by ballot.
- Awards in all classes are at the discretion of the Adjudicator, whose decisions and reports must be accepted as final.
- The Committee reserves the right to withdraw a class if there are too few entries, to split a class if necessary or to transfer any class to another day or time
- Performers who fail to observe time limits in “own choice” classes may be disqualified or stopped.
- The Adjudicator may stop, or ask for a repeat of, the performance of any test piece.
- Repeats may be played provided the time limit is observed.
- Unless otherwise stated, Adjudicator’s copies should be provided for all “own choice” items. Failure to do so may result in disqualification.
- In all Solo Classes, the services of the Official Accompanist must be used for set pieces, but performers may bring their own accompanist for “own choice” items. Choirs may use their own accompanist for all items.
- In all classes where there is an age limit, the operative date is 1st September in the year preceding the Festival.
- No performer may enter the same item in more than one class.
- The Committee reserves the right to disqualify any performer who is not ready to perform when called.
- All trophies are held for one year only and should be cleaned and returned to the Trophy Secretary not later than 30th December in the year of that Festival.
- The recording of performances and adjudications by any means is not permitted.
- Performers are reminded that the photocopying of music without the publisher’s permission is illegal.
In exceptional circumstances it may be necessary to split a class. The committee is aware that this is less than ideal, and it will not happen without good reason.
All performers are reminded that the same item may not be entered in more than one class.