Life as an Adjudicator’s Assistant

Last year was my last year of competing in the NESA and I had a bad case of FOMO this year so I decided to get involved in another area of the competition this year. I was an adjudicators assistant.

If you know the competition, you will know what I’m talking about. It involves sorting out the certificates, report sheets, making sure the marks have been entered correctly, that the correct award sticker is placed on each certificate. Not to mention making sure everyone is there and the competition runs on time.

It’s a challenging job, to be honest. The assistant is responsible for the adjudicator writing on the correct report sheet and that everything is signed correctly and if something goes wrong there… well… there’s only one certificate and report sheet available…

I have to confess that there were many times where I forgot to take down the sessions’ start and finish times but at least my approximations were somewhat accurate.

And I remembered to be a good host amongst all that!


Trinity Gr. 8 / Certificate of Special Merit

I have completed my grade 8 music theory exam and received a certificate of Special Merit from Trinity. I am now qualified to teach.

View my TCL qualifications here.

FYI: I have also completed my grade 8 piano, also receiving a certificate of special merit 🙂

Medals 2018

Cameron participated in the South African Championships of Performing Arts that took place from the 30th March to the 8th April 2018 in Rustenburg.

This year the South African Championships of Performing Arts had over 3000 contestants competing in the National Finals in the various genres, Acting, Vocal, Modelling, Instrumentals and Dancing. 

Cameron competed in the Acting and Instrumental genre, and his results are as follows:

3 Gold Medals – ActingIMG_E2008

7 Silver Medals – Acting

2 Bronze Medals – Acting

2 Gold Medals – Instruments 

4 Silver Medals – Instruments

Due to Cameron’s outstanding results, he was selected for Team South Africa which allows him to compete in the World Championships of Performing Arts held in Los Angeles later this year. 

Out of the thousands of items only 200 contestants are selected to be a part of Team South Africa.

In addition, he will be awarded his Gauteng Colours by the Department of Arts and Culture in a ceremony in September 2018.

Trinity Gr. 8 / Certificate of Special Merit

Completed my grade 8 piano exam in musical performance and recieved a certificate of Special Merit from Trinity. I am now qualified to teach :).


Level 3 certificate: awarded 32 credits at Level 3 of the QCF.

The exam consisted of 3 pieces, 2 exercises, a selection of scales & arpeggios, a sightreading piece and an aural test or improvisation where I chose aural.

My repertoire consisted of Mozart, Bach and a Jazz piece.

NESA Awards 2017

2017 marked the last year that I competed in the National Eisteddfod of South Africa, and I made it a good year. I entered 17 items into the acting, instrument and vocal sections and received a total of 8 diploma, 6 gold, 2 silver and a bronze. This was the first time I competed in the vocals section too.

I received 2 item winner* certificates for speech & drama and music as well as placed in the Top 10 for 2017.

I also competed my way into the quarter final round of the NEA Young Performers Award Competition for acting.

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