60: Sydney Eisteddfod SENIOR Singer Of The Year (16-24 Years)

Sunday 11 September 6:30pm

Venue: Petersham RSL Club

Event Ages: 16 to 24 years

Event Type: Solo

Sponsored by
Petersham RSL Club

Status: Entries Closed

* Heats: One song of own choice. Backing tracks allowed. These must be supplied on a CD or USB as there may not be a facility to use your smart phone. No self-accompaniment allowed in the heats or the final. Time limit up to 4 minutes. Up to Six Finalists and Two Reserve Finalists will be chosen from the heats.

* Final: Program to include the heat item and up to two other songs. Songs to be performed consecutively.

Total Performance Time of up to 13 minutes, which includes time taken between items.

Finalists must present a maximum of up to three songs and one MUST be from the heat. One song MUST BE performed with the four-piece band (piano, bass, drums & guitar). The remaining songs may be performed with the band or any combination of those instruments using band members only.

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

No teacher or parent is permitted to attend rehearsals with the band.

Band Charts need to be purchased ONLY if selected as a Finalist (see more information about band charts below).

Singers are strongly advised to check first the stock lists on the approved arrangers' websites below, before finalising their repertoire, so that they are aware whether charts for their chosen songs are available before their first performance.

No backing tracks permitted (except for the heats). Live accompaniment only. Band charts are to be purchased from the recommended arrangers listed (see condition 4 below). Up to three backing vocalists permitted. Adjudication will be based on originality of style, delivery, vocal ability, stagecraft and overall presentation, which includes audience communication (linking dialogue). This final will be held with the final of Event 71.

Entrants can repeat songs ONCE that have been performed in other events (Please refer to Item 7 under the Contemporary Singing Category Rules & Conditions).

1. Previous winners not eligible.
2. Adjudicators' reports will be written for the preliminary heats only. No marks will be given on these reports.
3. The Winner and Finalists must be reasonably available for media interviews and to perform without fee in Showcase performances nominated by and in the interest of Sydney Eisteddfod.
4. Finalists: Approved band charts for the item/s to be performed with the band must be supplied for each individual musician - bass, drums, guitar and piano.

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

1) Dick Buchanan: www.dickbuchananmusic.com
2) Readymade Music: www.readymademusic.com
3) Barlow Music: www.barlowmusic.com.au
4) Talbot (Darryl Talbot): www.talbotmusic.net

If using arrangers other than those suggested above, they must be a member of the MAGA (Musicians And Arrangers Guild of Australia) - www.magainc.org.au/find.html

Please seek prior approval from Sydney Eisteddfod by sending an email AT LEAST A MONTH IN ADVANCE OF THE FINAL, 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.

5. Please refer to Item 16 under the Contemporary Singing Rules & Conditions of Entry. Your entry is accepted under these conditions.

Total Prize Value Exceeds $6,000

Winner: $3000. Sponsored by Petersham RSL Club and supplemented by Sydney Eisteddfod Jubilee Fund.

Finalists (excluding place-getter): $200 each. Sponsored by Sydney Eisteddfod Jubilee Fund.

* The Winner also receives a photographic portfolio to the value of $100 of performance photos taken during the Festival courtesy of WinkiPoP Media.
* VOUCHER provided by backingtracks.com.au ($300 & $250) may be presented to any of the singers at the absolute discretion of the adjudicators. This Voucher can be used for Backing Tracks, Software or Services.
* ENGAGEMENTS may be offered to any of the singers by some of Sydney's leading agents.

  • General Rules & Conditions of Entry
  • Contemporary Singing Category Rules & Conditions

Levels in this Event

Heats 6/8/22 Club Five Dock RSL
11/9/22 - 6:30pm Petersham RSL Club

Sydney Eisteddfod is going cashless for your safety. EPTPOS facilities will be available. No surcharge will be applied. Tickets are available for purchase on the day from 45 minutes prior to the session.

If you pre-purchase your tickets, please pick up your tickets at the front desk on the night of the event. 


We are also delighted to announce that Sydney Eisteddfod are partnering with The Australian Digital Concert Hall in 2022 and will be broadcasting the Singer of the Year Finals. 

Should you, for whatever reason, be unable to attend the finals in person, you may purchase a ticket for $24 at the link below:

This ticket entitles the holder to watch the event live and provides access to the footage for 72 hours from the morning after the event.

2022 Sydney Eisteddfod Singer of the Year Finals ( $35.00 )Adult
2022 Sydney Eisteddfod Singer of the Year Finals ( $30.00 )Concession
Tickets apply for Pension, Seniors & Student card holders
2022 Sydney Eisteddfod Singer of the Year Finals ( $20.00 )Child/Youth
Tickets apply for all patrons 18 years & under