The Brisbane Eisteddfod Inc.
ABN:54 684 204 924

General Policies

  1. Competitors participate in this Brisbane Eisteddfod according to all rules and guidelines listed and any other rules and conditions specific to Events as listed in the Individual Schedules.
  2. The Event Management Team (EMT) reserves the right to allow variances of all rules and guidelines at their discretion. The EMT reserves the right to decide on any matter not covered by all listed rules and guidelines. Decisions of this nature will be deemed final without further question.  
  3. Volunteers and Adjudicator/s are not permitted to advise, interpret or vary any rules or guidelines. The EMT will not accept responsibility for any outcome arising from such unauthorized actions.  
  4. Entries must be received by Brisbane Eisteddfod Administration prior to the close date of each event. Entries must be completed correctly, comply with all rules listed in associated event schedules and be accompanied by full fees including program cost or they will not be processed. Responsibility for correct entry rests with the entrant. The Eisteddfod cannot be responsible for entries lost through failed electronic transmission. An entry acknowledgement receipt will be sent to the email address provided on the entry form, confirming the events entered and fees paid. Entrants must contact the Eisteddfod if this acknowledgement is not received within 3 days of lodgement. Entrants are advised to check the details carefully and notify the Eisteddfod immediately of any errors, including spelling of names, etc. Corrections cannot be made after final timetabling.
  5. All Eisteddfod correspondence is via email. It is the entrant’s responsibility to ensure that Brisbane Eisteddfod emails are not blocked by spam filters.
  6. All transactions are processed in Australian dollars (AUD).
  7. Entry Fees and Program costs are not refundable except when an event is cancelled. Entry fees and program costs  cannot be transferred to another event should entrants change their mind after final timetabling for the initial entry.
  8. Entries submitted after the commencement date of the Eisteddfod will be subject to an additional (late) fee of $25. Late entries are only accepted without obligation, subject to final timetabling and capacity.
  9. Purchase of an Event Program is compulsory and is added to the invoice at the time of entry. Teachers submitting entries for individual students must include the cost of an event program for each student, except where students share the same family address. Event Programs will be mailed 14 prior days to the event commencement date. In the case of non-delivery of an event program the entrant will be provided with an equitable replacement.  
  10. Please email admin@brisbaneeisteddfod.org.au if the program has not arrived within seven days of Event start date.  
  11. The EMT will not be responsible for any breach of Copyright, Royalty or Privacy laws.  1
  12. The Venue and surrounds are SMOKE FREE!  
  13. A high standard of decorum, behaviour and professionalism is expected at all times. Unseemly, aggressive, abusive or unsportsmanlike behaviour is contrary to the spirit of the Eisteddfod and will not be tolerated in any form. The EMT will deal with any issues of this nature, as it deems appropriate.  
  14. In the interest of fairness no competitor will be allowed to perform if they have had professional contact with any adjudicator/s in the six months prior to the start date of the Eisteddfod.  
  15. Personal communication with or other representation to the adjudicator/s by competitors, teachers, parents, friends or associated parties is strictly prohibited and may result in disqualification at the Committee's discretion.  
  16. The Adjudicator/s may exercise discretion and withhold one or more prizes in any section.
  17. The Adjudicator/s reserve the right to terminate a performance at any time within the rules and guidelines of the Eisteddfod. The Adjudicator/s' decisions are final.  
  18. The EMT reserves the right to appoint substitute adjudicator/s if circumstances require.
  19. Awards and prize money will be allocated as per the Schedule.  
  20. The EMT reserves the right to alter or amend the program in any way. Sections may be combined or cancelled as deemed necessary.  
  21. Private videography or photography with any device is prohibited at all times in the Auditorium. The EMT has engaged professionals that have sole rights and comply with the Information Privacy Act.  
  22. Videography and photography in dressing rooms must comply with the guidelines of the Information Privacy Act.  
  23. Practice or rehearsal is not permitted on stage at any time during the course of the Eisteddfod.  
  24. No person will be permitted to enter or leave the Auditorium during a performance.
  25. All mobile phones/devices with screens must be turned off within the Auditorium.  
  26. A protest of any nature must be made in writing and lodged with the EMT within one hour of the conclusion of the section in which the disputed matter arises. Protests will only be accepted from teachers and attract a $25 fee. The fee is refundable if the protest is upheld. Any protest will be referred to a Protest EMT for settlement and the resulting decision will be final and accepted without further question.  
  27. The EMT will not be liable for personal items lost or stolen during the course of the Eisteddfod. Lost property will be held for a period of one month after the final day of the Eisteddfod.  
  28. TICKET SALES: Tickets are non-refundable. All patrons (including children 3 years & over) must hold a valid ticket.
  29. Brisbane Eisteddfod Inc. General Policies will be revised and updated annually.