The National Eisteddfod Academy is calling for entries for the National Eisteddfod of South Africa to be held in various regions from August - October 2021. Closing date for LIVE entries has been EXTENDED to 5 September.

The National Eisteddfod of South Africa provides for live performances, video recorded performances and virtual performances.

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National Eisteddfod of South Africa 2021

The annual National Eisteddfod of South Africa®     presents opportunities to young South African talent in all communities for participation and showcasing their talents in music, dance, theatre and fine arts.  The Eisteddfod of South Africa serves as a springboard to prepare learners for a career in the performing arts.

The annual National Eisteddfod of South Africa® is presented in various regions during August – October.  Regional National Eisteddfod events consists of adjudicated sessions where any performers can participate in the following categories.

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Young Artist Awards Competition

The 9th Young Artist AwardCompetition, (initially launched in 2013), is a competition for young visual artists that has received a diploma award during 2020 in the National Eisteddfod or a similar award in any other festival or event.

While the annual National Eisteddfod is not a competitive event, the Young Artist Awards provides a next level competition for the future Ester Mahlangu and Irma Sterns of our country.

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National Eisteddfod Young Performer Awards Competition

The 18th National Eisteddfod Young Performer Awards Competition is open for all recipients of diploma awards in the National Eisteddfod 2020, as well as top achievers who participated in other local eisteddfods / festivals during 2020.

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The new National Eisteddfod Prospectus for 2021can be downloaded free of charge by registered institutions and individuals.

For full details about registering and entering online, as well as links to various help files, click on the "How do I button"