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Rules & Regulations

“GRADING” AND AGE

  • Each participant will be adjudicated on his/her performance, and not according to what is assumed that other learners of his/her age can do. The application of this principal is non-negotiable.

ENTRY FEES

  • Entry fees are not refundable.

ADJUDICATION

  • The corporate strategy of the NEA is to set and maintain the highest levels of integrity and credibility in the adjudication of the various events at the annual festival. The NEA annually presents training and moderation sessions for adjudicators in an attempt to establish uniformity in adjudication standards as far as are humanly possible.
  • Management will appoint the most competent adjudicators in all respects. Management will accept their decisions as final.
  • Experience over years has proved that discontent with the outcome of an adjudication session has more to do with an “unfulfilled anticipated outcome”, than with the credibility of the adjudication.
  • Experience has also shown that the qualifications and judgment of an adjudicator that awarded mostly diplomas during any session has never been questioned.
  • NO person may approach the adjudicator before / during / after the session to discuss the outcome of the adjudication, particularly in the instance when he/she is unhappy with the outcome. Should this happen, all proceedings will be stopped immediately and this person will be ordered to leave the room and will not be allowed to attend any further performances. Proceedings will continue once order has been restored.

DEFINITION OF PHASES

  • Foundation phase : Grades R – 3
  • Intermediate phase : Grades 4 – 6
  • Senior phase : Grades 7 – 9
  • FET phase : Grades 10 – 12
  • Primary school level : Any combination of grades on primary school level (Gr. 0 – 7)
  • Secondary school level : Any combination of grades on secondary school level (Gr. 8 – 12)
  • Open section : Out of school (past Gr. 12).

DUPLICATE ENTRIES OF THE SAME ITEM

  • No participant may enter and perform the same item in more than one area of the National Eisteddfod in a given year.
  • There is no limit on the number of entries per category.

HOW AND WHERE WILL THE PERFORMANCES TAKE PLACE?

Events will be scheduled at available venues according to the REGION and LOCAL AREA, as selected by the institution, studio or individual upon registration. All events that cannot be accommodated at appropriate venues within the selected LOCAL AREA, will be scheduled at appropriate venues within the selected REGION. This could possible the case with events that require specialized venues (e.g. classical music, contemporary music with backing tracks and dance events).

GUIDELINES FOR PARTICIPANTS & PARENTS

  • All officials & participants should be treated the way you would like to be treated.
  • Venue controllers will allow no changes in the programme.
  • NO participant/parent/trainer/member of the audience may approach the adjudicator before/during/after the session as some members of the audience might relate this to “favouritism” and subsequently accuse the adjudicator of showing favouritism towards certain pupils .
  • NO person may approach the adjudicator before / during / after the session to discuss the outcome of the adjudication, particularly in the instance when he/she is unhappy with the outcome. Should this happen, all proceedings will be stopped immediately and this person will be ordered to leave the room and will not be allowed to attend any further performances. Proceedings will continue once order has been restored.
  • No refreshments or smoking will be allowed in the venue.
  • All cellphones should be switched off in the venue,
  • Entrance fee of R25.00  – R40.00 per person will be charged at the venue. (The higher fee will apply to selected specialized venues for contemporary music and dancing in order to cover the high cost of sound engineers and rental cost of these venues.)
  • Seasonal tickets will be available at R100.00 each.
  • Admission for participants, pre-schoolers or learners in school uniform is free.
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