Call for entries: Young Performer Awards 2018


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Henno William
Henno William

National Eisteddfod of South Africa announced today that entries are open for the 15th National Eisteddfod Young Performer Awards competition. Founded by the National Eisteddfod Academy, this competition provides a high-level national platform where the best young performers in music, dance and drama, as identified at various festivals and competitions, can compete and showcase their talents. This year participants stand a chance to win up to R100,000 in prizes.

“The achievements, locally and internationally, of previous winners and top achievers in this competition, are testimony to the high level at which this competition has been presented since it was founded 15 years ago.” – Dr Francois van den Berg, CEO of National Eisteddfod Academy.

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Isabella Jane Snyman
Isabella Jane Snyman

The Young Performer Awards competition takes place over four elimination rounds, and participants are adjudicated by a panel of experts in the following categories:

  • Speech and drama
  • Dance
  • Classical and crossover music (vocal and instrumental)
  • Contemporary music (vocal and instrumental)

Entries to the Young Performer Awards close on Friday, 9 February. More information is available on or alternatively contact them on or 011 886 6005 during office hours.

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