The Worcester Competitive Arts Festival (WCAF) is the perfect opportunity to test your skills in music or drama. Thousands of budding musicians and actors have entered classes in the 67-year distinguished history of the 'Friendly Festival'. So in 2020, why not test your own nerve and performance ability in a nurturing and supportive environment, in the wonderful city of Worcester? Prizes, awards and a festival concert are all on offer to those who dare!


Overall winners of classes 83, 84, 85, 88, 89, 90 will go through to compete for the BERTULIS VERSE SPEAKING CHALLENGE TROPHY. The class will take place on Saturday 21 March and the overall winner will be presented with the trophy at the Celebration Concert on Monday 30 March at Huntingdon Hall.

Class 84 VERSE SPEAKING 10 YEARS AND UNDER - Time limit 2 minutes. Please note that the time limit has changed to 3 minutes due to the length of some of the poems.

"The WCAF has become a very important part of Bengeworth Academy's calendar, and pupils love everything about it. The excitement is electric every year and even those who didn't manage to win a medal want to take part next year, which is what its all about, isn't it."

Debra Bertulis - Bengeworth Academy

“Thank you so much for inviting me to adjudicate at your friendly and successful festival and please pass on my gratitude to all concerned. My two desk clerks looked after me beautifully. I had a lovely day and the Festival must be proud of all its enthusiastic entrants.”


Louise Manders - Adjudicator 2019

NEW AWARD sponsored by

A new award will be presented in 2020 to the

most outstanding instrumentalist at Grade 4

and above   - find out more


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Saturday 14th & 21st March 2020

Volunteers Needed

General stewarding is required for the festival, if anyone has a few hours to spare, we could be very grateful.

Please contact: Rosemary Hopkins

Syllabus now available to download


poetry, drama, choral, singing, speech, music​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​



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