Of course, it's about "the taking part"...
...But there's an old saying that "competition is the whetstone of talent", meaning you can definitely sharpen your skills by being tested in public. Plus, there's the fun of competing for a prize or a first place that just adds that extra bit of spice to things.
So what's on offer?
In competitive classes, all competitors will receive a comment sheet and a certificate. There are medals for all classes aged 12 years and under, with gold, silver and bronze medals for classes of 10 or more competitors, gold and silver for classes of 5 - 9 competitors, and gold only for classes of 4 or fewer. The winner in each class receives a trophy.
In non-competitive classes and classes for competitors aged 6 years and under, no trophies are awarded and all entrants receive a certificate.
Also, following the competition is the Festival Concert. This is 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. Prizes are formally presented at this occasion.
Classes attracting special trophies and awards
Please click here to see the syllabus for full description (including the value of any cash prizes) and entry requirements.
Worcester Arts Council trophies for High Achievement
Vale Piano Trophy for Piano Solo
Severn Arts Award for an Instrumental Player
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
Sproule Trophy and Prize for Drama and Music
Marion Baker Memorial Cup and Prize
Solo Acting Festival Prize
Inner Wheel Trophy
Severn Arts Award
The Severn Arts Outstanding Instrumentalist award 2022 will be presented in 2022 to the most outstanding instrumentalist at Grade 4 or 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 www.severnarts.org.uk
Festival Concert & presentations
Please click here for further details about the concert.
TROPHY WINNERS 2021
If you won a trophy in the 2021 Festival please would you 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.