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Banding together online in Eisteddfod

The Australian National Eisteddfod’s 2021 Bands & Orchestras event took place in an online format, due to COVID risk factors. A total of 62 groups submitted recordings for adjudication, and received feedback on their performances. Given the online format, all sections were non-competitive. The overall level was high, with 8 Platinum awards, 24 Gold awards,… Read More »Banding together online in Eisteddfod

Update on Piano Eisteddfod

UPDATE: The Piano Eisteddfod will be going ahead as planned 19 – 21 August.  However due to several COVID related circumstances, the Open Competitions on Sunday are cancelled.  The 18 years sections will now be held late Saturday afternoon. Apologies for any inconvenience. It is anticipated that the Open will again be part of the Eisteddfod in… Read More »Update on Piano Eisteddfod

Speech and Drama

Our 2021 event will be held on Saturday, 11 September at the Ainslie Arts Centre, which has been a great venue for several years now.  We will be following the same format as 2019, with no changes to the session details.   Entries via stardom are open now, closing 31 August.


Entries in Choirs are now open in Stardom, and will close on Tuesday 31 August. Adjudication will be based on recordings to be submitted by Friday 17 September. All sections (including Open age) are being adjudicated on a non-competitive basis; groups will receive their adjudications and trophies in early October.  Interest has been received from Choirs… Read More »Choirs


19 – 22 August 2021 – Ainslie Arts Centre Entries open now on stardom. Closing date for entries is 25 July 2021. Thanks to a generous donation from long term supporters, Brian and Dianne Anderson, First Prize for the Piano Open, P001 will be $2,000 and Second Prize of $1,000. The adjudicators will be Joanne… Read More »Piano


The 2021 Singing Division will be held on 3, 4, 5 September in the main hall at the Ainslie Arts Centre, Eloura Street Braddon. Our adjudicator is Christopher Bogg. Entries will be up on Stardom from 1 July and close 31 July. This year we have added two new sections for competitors 18 Years and… Read More »Singing

Eisteddfod for 2021

Unfortunately due to the continuing health risks associated with COVID we have decided to hold our 2021 Bands & Orchestras and Choirs events in online format. This means groups will be submitting a video for adjudication. Details and dates for submission are still being finalised. To register your interest and be advised of updates please… Read More »Eisteddfod for 2021

2020 Dates

The Australian National Eisteddfod is the premier eisteddfod held in Canberra, the Nation’s Capital, each year. The Australian National Eisteddfod has a rich history of participation in the performing arts as offers opportunities in a number of art genres. The Australian National Eisteddfod is excited to partner with the Ainslie Arts Centre, the heart of… Read More »2020 Dates

Soiree to Raise funds to support the Eisteddfod

Invitation to a Soiree at the home of Brian and Dianne Anderson. 57 Arthur Circle, Red Hill Sunday 27 October 3pm for 3.30 concert start An open garden, a concert featuring some of the most talented performers from the 2019 National Eisteddfod and a high tea with champagne, at one of Canberra’s lovely homes. Tickets… Read More »Soiree to Raise funds to support the Eisteddfod

2019 Piano Eisteddfod Winners

The results of the 2019 Piano Eisteddfod can be found here

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