71.1: Sydney Eisteddfod Junior Singer Of The Year (12-15 Years) | Heats

Wed 17 Jul 2024, 2.00pm
Solo Event
Event Age
12 to 15 years
Total Performance Time
4 minutes
Late Fee: $102.00 (until 7 Jul, 2.00pm)
Concert Hall, The Concourse

Entry Information

One song of own choice. Total performance time of up to 4 minutes.

Up to 5 Finalists and two Reserve Finalists will be chosen from the heats.

For solo voice only. No backing vocals are permitted. Accompaniment can be with either:
(a) Piano and/or guitar accompaniment.
(b) Self-accompaniment.
(c) OR with recorded backing track.

Saturday, 24 August 2024 at Petersham RSL

Finalists prepare 2 contrasting works with a total performance time of up to 10 minutes (Including time taken between works).

Both pieces will be accompanied by the Sydney Eisteddfod House Band (Drums, Piano, Bass & Guitar).

No backing tracks, private accompanists or self-accompaniment allowed.

Sheet Music:
It is up to each performer to provide clear, readable charts for each member of the band.

Below are some recommended sources.
Readymade Music:
Barlow Music:

In addition, the band asks that a recording be provided to determine the style of the performance.

All sheet music and guide tracks need to be submitted to Sydney Eisteddfod by July 31 at the latest. Failure to submit music by this time may result in you being unable to participate in the event.

Adjudication will be based on originality of style, delivery, vocal ability, stagecraft and overall presentation, which includes audience communication (linking dialogue).


Elise McCann

Jacinta Gulisano

Important Notes

Entrants can repeat songs once that have been performed in other events (Please refer to Item 4 under the Contemporary Singing Category Rules & Conditions).

Adjudicators' reports will be written for the preliminary heats only. No marks will be given on these reports..



1. Previous winners not eligible.
2. Adjudicators' reports will be written for the heats only. No marks will be given on these reports.
3. The Winner and Finalists must be reasonably available for media interviews and performance engagements. Sydney Eisteddfod will endeavour to continue to provide performance opportunities to alumni as a way of staying connected and nurturing the creative practices of all.
4. Finalists: Approved band charts for the item/s must be supplied for each individual musician - bass, drums, guitar and piano.

Band charts to be purchased from the approved arrangers listed below.

1) Dick Buchanan:
2) Readymade Music:
3) Barlow Music:
4) Talbot (Darryl Talbot):

If using arrangers other than those suggested above, they must be a member of the MAGA (Musicians and Arrangers Guild of Australia) -

Please seek prior approval from Sydney Eisteddfod by sending an email at least one month prior, giving all relevant details so that our Musical Director can approve before proceeding with purchases from other arrangers except those listed above.

All band charts must be approved by our Musical Director before performance.

Please refer to the Contemporary Singing Rules & Conditions of Entry. Your entry is accepted under these conditions.


Winner: $1,500.
Sponsored by Petersham RSL Club.
The winner also receives a photographic portfolio courtesy of BWP Studios.

Finalists (excluding place-getter): $300 each.
Supported by the Sydney Eisteddfod Jubilee Fund