Regulations

Our regulations are necessary for the fair and proper running of the Festival.

Eligibility

01. The Festival is for amateurs and music students, whatever their standard. An amateur is defined as someone who does not derive more than out-of-pocket expenses for teaching and performing.

02. If a competitor has been a pupil of an Adjudicator in the six-months prior to the Festival, they should contact the relevant Section Secretary before entering a class judged solely by that Adjudicator.

03. Age must be stated as at 1 April 2019 for music competitions or 1 May 2019 for drama competitions. In the case of duets, ensembles and groups the age of the oldest performer is the age to be considered.

04. Competitors will not be allowed to perform in a competition for which they are not eligible by age.

Entries

05. All entries must reach the Section Secretary on or before the published closing date for that section.

06. The acceptance of late entries is solely at the discretion of the Section Secretary.

07. The Entry Fee for each competition is shown in the syllabus.

08. Entries made online must be paid for online before they can be accepted.

09. Posted entries on the printed form must be accompanied by a cheque, payable to ‘North London Music Festival’.

10. Entry Fees, when received, are not refundable unless the class is cancelled.

11. For music competitions, please state the Title, Composer/Author and playing time on the Entry Form.

12. Ensembles, Choirs and Orchestras need to indicate the approximate number of performers.

Performance

13. All competitors will arrive for the start of their class at the time indicated on the information sheet that will be emailed to them or posted if no email is supplied.

14. A clean copy of the music/text must be provided for the Adjudicator. In keeping with the laws of copyright, performers may photocopy their part for this purpose as long as competitors play/read from an original. All photocopies, if not collected by the end of the class, will be destroyed.

15. Time limits for a performance set out in the syllabus should be observed.

16. The same piece must not be performed in more than one class.

17. Performers should be aware that they are being judged on all areas of their stage-craft. It is suggested that competitors dress suitably, make contact with their audience by announcing their programme and bow at the close of their performance.

Adjudication

18. Every performer/group of performers will receive an adjudication sheet and certificate of attendance after each competition.

19. All Certificates, Medals, Cups and Special Awards are given at the Adjudicators’ discretion.

20. The Festival reserves the right to replace or engage additional Adjudicators if need be.

21. The Adjudicators’ decision, without exception or question, is final.

Marking System

22. Festival classes and competitions are not examinations and participants come for enjoyment and to learn from their peers and the Adjudicators. However, trophies, prizes and medals are awarded and the following categories may be used:

Category Description
Commended A capable performance showing some artistic appreciation and/or technical ability.
Distinction An excellent performance technically and artistically.
Outstanding An exceptional performance both technically and artistically.

Suggestions and Complaints

Any suggestions, comments or complaints about the Festival should be submitted in writing to the Festival Administrator:

Janice Twiselton
64 Powys Lane
London
N13 4HS

Email admin@northlondonfestival.org.uk

Section
Class
First Competitor's Name
(as it will appear in programme)
Date of birth (if under 18)
(please use DD/MM/YYYY format) *

I am over 18.

Instrument / voice
(not required for speech and drama entries)
Second Competitor's Name
(where applicable)
Date of birth (if under 18)
(please use DD/MM/YYYY format) *

I am over 18.

Instrument / voice
(not required for speech and drama entries)
Third Competitor's Name
(where applicable)
Date of birth (if under 18)
(please use DD/MM/YYYY format) *

I am over 18.

Instrument / voice
(not required for speech and drama entries)
Fourth Competitor's Name
(where applicable)
Date of birth (if under 18)
(please use DD/MM/YYYY format) *

I am over 18.

Instrument / voice
(not required for speech and drama entries)
Add more competitors
Remove Competitor
Group/Choir Size (if applicable)
Title and Composer of piece to be performed
(if applicable)
Time to perform (if applicable)
Teacher's name
Teacher's Contact phone number
Teacher's Email
Class fee