Gunnedah Online Music Eisteddfod 2020

Terms & Conditions

  1. The Gunnedah Online Music Eisteddfod 2020 is open only to residents of Australia.
  2. Registration must be completed online at the Gunnedah Eisteddfod website on the official entry form and lodged by Wednesday 13 May, 2020.
  3. An entrant’s age is determined as of 1 May in the year of entry.
  4. Competitors are permitted to compete only in their own age-group, and the age-group immediately above (as applicable).
    Example: a 13 year old violinist may compete in S1b-14 years & under, as well as S1c-18 years & under, but must perform different pieces of music in each section.
    Competitors may not perform the same piece of music in more than one section at the Gunnedah Online Music Eisteddfod 2020.
  5. A program will be published on the website prior to the open date for video submissions to commence (10 June) which will list all competitors in each section by first name, last name, and town/city of residence.
  6. The Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society Ltd (AMCOS) which is administered by the Australasian Performing Rights Association Ltd (APRA) has issued strict instructions covering the use of music by performers & accompanists at Eisteddfods. Entrants must perform from original sheet, book or album music. A declaration is part of the entry form.
  7. Pre-recorded video submissions will form each competitor’s entry into the Online Music Eisteddfod (ie no ‘live’ video performances). Video submissions, sheet music PDFs and APRA Copyright Declaration forms will need to be uploaded to the Gunnedah Eisteddfod website by the closing date for viewing by our Adjudicator. Instructions will be provided via email prior to Wednesday 10th June, on the process of uploading your video.
  8. Videos must be submitted between 9am Wednesday 10 June and midnight Sunday 21 June.
  9. No late registrations will be accepted. 
  10. No late video submissions will be accepted.
  11. All performances submitted must have been made in “one take” with no editing. One camera only for filming.
  12. Piano section videos should be taken from the treble, right-hand end of the piano, with full view of the performer (see example at the bottom of T&Cs).
  13. Vocal and Instrumental videos should be taken from directly in front and with full view of the performer (see example at the bottom of T&Cs).
  14. No accompaniment is permitted for Brass sections – this is for consistency, in alignment with the NSW Band Association’s online solo brass championships in 2020.
  15. Piano or other instrumental accompaniment OR backing track without vocals is optional for all other vocal and instrumental sections, whilst abiding by government social distancing laws which are current at the time of video submissions (10-21 June 2020).
  16. Music for Adjudicator – each performer is required to submit CLEAR sheet music for each work to be performed. We accept PDF files only. Note that apps such as CamScanner will enable you to create PDF files using your phone. 
  17. Sheet Music is NOT required to be submitted for the following sections:
    • V3 – Sibling Vocal Duet
    • HSC – HSC Music Section 
    • OS – Heath King Memorial Award
    • GOS/GOI/GOP – Golden Oldies Award music sections x 2 and poetry recital
    • PSS/PSN – Pre-School Awards x 2
    • IM – Indigenous Music Awards
    • FHE – Family/Household Entertainment section
  18. One entry per section is allowed per person.
  19. Entrants eligible to be considered for the Most Promising Local Performer Awards will reside in the Gunnedah Shire Council region as well as the Boggabri area (postcode 2382).
  20. If a local entrant is the recipient of the 12 and under or 18 and under Maura Piggott Award for the Most Promising Performer of the overall Gunnedah Online Music Eisteddfod, they will then become ineligible to be considered for the Most Promising Local Performer Award.
  21. Winners of any Brass Championship Award are ineligible to be considered for the Maura Piggott Family Award.
  22. All performance videos must adhere to a strict five (5) minute total time limit. 
  23. The organising committee reserve the right to limit the number of competitors in any one section.
  24. Competitors are strongly encouraged to wear appropriate attire and observe appropriate performance etiquette during each video submission.
  25. Competitors submitting entries in multiple sections should submit a separate video and entry submission form for each section.
  26. At the commencement of every video the performer should introduce themselves, where they are from, the section they are entered into and the name of the music to be performed.
  27. Unless explicitly declined on the registration form declaration, all competitors agree to have their performance video, first name and town/city of residence posted on the Gunnedah Eisteddfod Society Website and/or Social Media Pages. This is primarily to be used for learning opportunities for other entrants and promotion of winners and notable performances across the Eisteddfod.
  28. Entry fees are to be paid via credit card on the Gunnedah Eisteddfod Society website.
  29. Entry fees for all sections are $8 per entry and $10 for the “Family/Household Entertainment Section”. All entry fees are non-refundable.
  30. Recognising the challenging circumstances presented by COVID-19, and recent drought and bushfire conditions, those experiencing financial hardship may be eligible for special dispensation – entrants should contact the Convenors at gunnedaheisteddfod@gmail.com 
  31. The adjudicator’s decision is final.
  32. Adjudication results will be published on the Gunnedah Eisteddfod Society website and social media pages by 1 July 2020.
  33. Feedback and comments from the Adjudicator will be distributed to individual entrants via the email provided at the time of entry. 
  34. Certificates will be emailed following the announcement of results.
  35. Where prize money is awarded for ‘Special Sections’ as outlined in the Syllabus, monies will be paid via direct deposit – winners will be contacted directly.
  36. Please ensure that the content of all performances is appropriate for all age groups. Please refrain from using inappropriate language, themes, attire or costuming for the eisteddfod.
Sample Video Positioning

(eg. approximately1-2 metres away from performer)

Piano

Instrumental

Vocal

If you have any questions regarding the Syllabus or Terms & Conditions please email gunnedaheisteddfod@gmail.com in the first instance. Please include your full name and phone number along with your enquiry.