Hamilton Eisteddfod 2019

MUSIC: Monday 3 June - Saturday 8 June 2019

DANCE: Monday 10 June - Sunday 16 June 2019

SPEECH & DRAMA: Monday 17 June 2019

Hamilton Performing Arts Centre, 113 Brown St Hamilton VIC 3300


Music Adjudicator: Dr Ralph Hultgren, Brisbane AM, PhD, MA, BA
The Music Adjudicator for the 57th Hamilton Eisteddfod is Ralph Hultgren AM, PhD, MA, BA. A member of the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, a freelance teacher, university lecturer, composer and conductor, Ralph will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to our eisteddfod.
Dance Adjudicator: Chris Favaloro, Sydney ARAD, ARAP
2019 Hamilton Eisteddfod Dance Adjudicator is Chris Favaloro from N.S.W. Chris guest teaches and adjudicates all over Australia and New Zealand and loves to share his knowledge of dance and the professional industry to aspiring young performers. His able and experienced scribe will be Debbie Landel.
Speech & Drama Adjudicator: Mr Doug Van Herpen
The inaugural Adjudicator for the new Speech and Drama category at the 2019 Hamilton Eisteddfod is Mr Doug Van Herpen. Doug brings to this role 35 years’ experience as a secondary school English teacher, including 25 years of teaching year 12 English. Now retired, Doug was involved in many debates and public speaking events during his career, as a participant, coach and adjudicator.
Official Accompanist: Dean Sky Lucas


Tickets are available for purchase at the door, during the Eisteddfod. Prices will be published before the competition begins each year.

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The Schedule provides details of sections within the Eisteddfod competition, including entry requirements and prizes.

2019 Hamilton Eisteddfod Schedule: MUSIC

2019 Hamilton Eisteddfod Schedule: DANCE

2019 Hamilton Eisteddfod Schedule: SPEECH & DRAMA

General Conditions

Entrants are expected to read the General Conditions below before submitting their entry.

Please note: General Conditions have been changed for the 2019 Hamilton Eisteddfod.

2019 Hamilton Eisteddfod General Conditions

Enter the Eisteddfod

Entries open Saturday 19 January 2019.
Entries must be received by Monday 8 April 2019.

(Late entries will not be accepted)

Competitors will submit their entries online via the Stardom entry system.

Please read the instructions and guidelines for online entry available via this link:

Hamilton Eisteddfod: Entry Instructions 2019

Once you have read the instructions and guidelines, click here to visit the Stardom website.

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Competition Running Sheet

The Running Sheet serves as a timetable for the Eisteddfod, providing dates and times for each section of the competition.

Running Sheets will be available here once finalised.

Results & Placings, 2019

Results & Placings will be available here once finalised, after the competition is complete.

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