The virtual festival will be very different to the usual festival but all competitors will still receive a comment sheet and a virtual certificate that can be printed at home.

Unfortunately, medals and trophies will not be awarded for all classes this year.


However, following on after the competition is the Festival Concert,  a prestigious occasion in which the finest actors, singers, instrumentalists, choirs and bands are selected from the whole two weeks of the competitive stages and invited to perform. The prizes are formally presented at this occasion. We are very much hoping that this will be able to go ahead in some form. More details to follow as soon as possible.



Classes attracting special trophies and awards

(see the syllabus for full description and entry requirements)


  • Worcester Arts Council trophies for High Achievement

  • Vale Piano Trophy for Piano Solo

  • Severn Arts Award for an Instrumental Player in 2021

  • Bertulis Solo Verse Speaking Challenge Trophy

  • Write & Speak A Poem - vouchers for winners in each class 

  • Rotary Young Performer of the Year Trophy

  • William Lewis Recital Salver and £100 Prize

  • Sproule Trophy and Prize for Drama and Music £50

  • Marion Baker Memorial Cup and Prize £45

  • Solo Acting Festival Prize £50

Severn Arts Award

The Severn Arts Outstanding Instrumentalist award 2021 will be presented in 2021 to the most outstanding instrumentalist at Grade 4 and above. It is a solo award and comes with a term's free membership to Severn Arts Intermediate Ensemble.


For further information and how to apply see


Festival Concert & presentations

Huntingdon Hall

Monday 27th March 2021 at 7.00 pm

Tickets £7.50 (U16s Free)

This celebratory evening promises to enthral you with an eclectic variety of music and drama performed by exceptionally talented entrants from the 69th Worcester Competitive Arts Festival. A show to appeal to all tastes, it will include vocal, drama, instrumental, poetry, musical theatre, classical, rock and pop, culminating with the presentation of Worcester Arts Council Trophies for High Achievement in Music and Drama.








If you won a trophy in the 2020 Festival please return it, in the packaging provided, to the Festival by the end of January 2021 It would also be greatly appreciated if you could make sure the trophy is returned cleaned. Thank you.