Gladstone Eisteddfod Rules and Guidelines

Entry Guidelines

(as .pdf format download)

Every year suggestions are made regarding improvement to the Eisteddfod. Some of these are incorporated into the Eisteddfod the following year. Therefore it is the your responsibility to read our competition rules and information as these do change from year to year. 


These notes and entry conditions of the Gladstone Eisteddfod Association Inc. and its Management Committee represent the by-laws and conditions under which the annual Gladstone City Eisteddfod is staged. Entry in the Eisteddfod is subject to the acceptance of, and adherence to, all by-laws and conditions. Performance regulations are published in the Program and may also be inspected at the Association's office.


All competitions 18 years & under are held under the auspices of the Gladstone Eisteddfod Association Inc. and are open to amateurs only. The term "amateur" is defined as one whose income is NOT derived from the exercise of his or her talent in the particular class for which he or she may have entered. This condition does not apply to Conductors or Accompanists of these sections.

For 19 & over sections – “AMATEUR” Status does NOT apply


The Association reserves the following rights to:

  • Refuse any entry

  • Disqualify an entry not meeting the by-laws and conditions

  • Re-allocate trophies

  • Transfer competitors to another event in sections where there are insufficient competitors to constitute an event


Entry and payment will be via the Stardom Competition Online Entry System. ( Payment is required at time of entry. Secure payment is offered online via credit card. Direct deposit is also available. Your entry is not confirmed until payment is received. Before logging in to Stardom it is useful to peruse the schedule and print or record the sections that you are interested in entering. Teachers may enter on their students’ behalf. Teachers please be aware that if you enter students on their behalf, you will be the contact person for the students. If competitors are entering individually, please ensure that duos/trios are recorded only on one entry. If you have any questions, please contact the Gladstone Eisteddfod Office.

For the full set of guidelines, please refer to our Entry Guidelines .pdf download.