From the North American Festival of Wales ( Sept. 1-4, 2016 , Calgary, Alberta, Canada):
It's that time again... time to enter the Eisteddfod competitions on Saturday, September 3 , at the 2016 North American Festival of Wales (NAFOW) in Calgary!
We're proud to announce this year a new category for Solo Voice (Youth), open to those aged 15 and under and sponsored by the Calgary Welsh Society. As with the equivalent adult competition, all entrants will perform at least two songs, at least one of which must be in Welsh. All of our competitions involve highly qualified adjudicators who provide a very friendly and supportive atmosphere, thus our younger singers can look forward to a highly rewarding stage experience!
We will again hold three competitions in poetic recitation: Adult and Welsh Learners', both involving recitation of a set piece from memory in Welsh, as well as English Language Recitation. Copies of the set pieces are made available to competitors upon application.
In addition to the new Solo Voice (Youth) competition, we'll be holding three more singing competitions: Hymn Singing, Solo Voice (Adult, 16 and over) and Solo Voice/Semi-Professional. The Solo Voice/Semi-Professional competition, as usual, offers the David G. Morris Memorial Award with a generous cash scholarship as a first prize, for travel to compete in the 2017 National Eisteddfod of Wales.
Our competition entry form (and information sheet) is available at the NAFOW website: http://www.nafow.org/WNAA_ NAFOW/PDFs/Forms/forms2016/ eisteddfod_2016.pdf . (Please note that the form has recently been revised to shift some competition times, but all are still taking place on Saturday, September 3, 2016 , at the Westin Calgary. )
Anyone may enter up to three competitions total, subject to restrictions noted on the entry form and information sheet. All entries must be received by August 20, 2016 . Please contact us at any time with questions (email: firstname.lastname@example.org , phone: 412-215-9161 ), and we'll see you onstage in Calgary!