National Eisteddfod of South Africa issues call for entries


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National Eisteddfod of South Africa
National Eisteddfod of South Africa

National Eisteddfod of South Africa® – Call for entries

It is again that time of the year when the ARTS appears on the radar in many households and schools when they hear or see the words National Eisteddfod!

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The annual National Eisteddfod of South Africa® will again be presented by the National Eisteddfod Academy, funded by the National Lotteries Commission, in various provinces from August until early October 2018.

All budding artists and informed parents know that the National Eisteddfod of South Africa® provides a great opportunity to develop the young performer’s performance skills and self-confidence in a safe environment. This is a prospect not to be missed as it only happens once a year (there are many local eisteddfods, but there is only one National Eisteddfod!).

Therefore, in order to participate in the Eisteddfod 2018, it is of critical importance that schools and parents submit their entries on time.  The deadline for activities that will be adjudicated during August to early September, is June 30, while entries for regions that will be adjudicated during middle September to early October will be accepted until July 31.  Any individual or institution may register and submit entries online on the National Eisteddfod website.

The National Eisteddfod does not only provide opportunities to well-serviced communities but continuously strives to extend opportunities as wide as possible.  Funded by the National Lottery Commission, the National Eisteddfod Academy (NEA), will be presenting the NEA Music, Dance and Theatre Development Project during July – October in rural, poor and underserviced communities in Limpopo, Western Cape, Kwa-Zulu Natal and Gauteng.  This project will also serve the fostering awareness and pride of our multi-cultural diversity by bringing top achievers in the rural communities to the Showcase platforms that the annual Eisteddfod offers.

Since the launch of the “eisteddfod – in – the – clouds” concept that provides for the submission of a recording of a performance for adjudication, the National Eisteddfod can expand its reach to individuals and groups anywhere in the country.

The NEA website offers interested individuals and institutions the option to register and submit entries online.  For any further enquiries in this regard please contact the NEA Office at 011 886 6005 / fax: 011 787 3534 / email:

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