2022 Competing Digitally

2022 Group applications are now closed

2022 Solo applications are now closed

2022 Musical Composition is now open. Click here to apply.

Download 2022 Syllabus here

In 2022 we are introducing the option to take part in our competitions remotely, via filmed performances. Our aim is to support those performers who will be unable to travel due to ongoing Covid restrictions, or who may struggle to raise the funds to travel due to our shortened application process time, or due to losses sustained during the pandemic.

Please note that you do not need to prepare a filmed entry for your initial application to take part in the Eisteddfod. This is only an option for performers who are selected compete in July, as an alternative to travelling to Wales.

  • Digital entry is open to the following competitions: A1-9, B1-4, C1-4, D1-3
  • In the first instance, please follow the usual entry requirements for all performers in your category (a good quality recording made in the last 6 months)
  • If you would like to be considered for competing digitally, please indicate this on your application form with an explanation of why this is your preference
  • Once the selection committee have made their final decisions regarding 2022 competitors, you will be notified by 24 March and invited to submit your digital entry
  • You will have until 01 June 2022 to film and send us your competition performances (please note that if your competition has more than one stage, you will need to film two separate programmes/performances) via Dropbox, Googledrive or WeTransfer. You must use either MPEG-4 or Quicktime (.mov) file formats. We cannot guarantee that entries received after this date will be accepted
  • The performances will be checked and edited by Rondo Media (our broadcast partners), and played ‘as live’ using a large screen on the Pavilion stage as part of the main competitions in front of our adjudicators and live audience
  • Time differences dependent, we may ask you to be ready to join us via Zoom/other video conferencing technology for the result announcements and prize giving to capture your reactions

Digital Entry Requirements:

  • Competitors are asked to film their video entry as if it were a real competition performance. This means that all pieces must be performed and recorded one after the other and without interruption
  • Only videos that have not yet been published (e.g. on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube) are allowed to be submitted for the competitions. Competitors must not publish their videos until 10 July 2022
  • All videos must have been created in the period between the offer of a competition place (24 March 2022) and the submission deadline (01 June 2022)
  • Your recording must be of excellent technical quality. Your face/s must be clearly visible throughout the recording
  • We recommend using a professional crew working with at least one camera person and sound recordist, and to always include an additional static locked-off wide camera recording of the complete performance area of the same performance. Our broadcast partners Rondo Media will be happy to provide advice on how to film the performance, if needed.