Creative Arts

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To access the complete  Part 10: Creative Arts Section  extract from Prospectus 2020 – 2021, login to the secure NESA Online Entry platform. If not registered yet, you will be able to do so now. Login HERE

ART THEMES FOR 2020  –  2021


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  • Dreaming space
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  • Captured


This section provides for the following categories:

  • Music composition – classical and contemporary
  • Literary work
  • Visual arts
    • Fine arts
    • Sculpture
    • Printmaking
    • Design
  • Photography
  • Traditional African Arts & Craft
  • Audio-Visual Productions

Rules and Regulation for Creative Arts:

  • The purpose of this category is to promote the creation of new compositions, poems, dramas, paintings, etc.
  • Please note that COPYRIGHT need to be observed and respected in all aspects of the creative arts. Therefore the tracing of existing images is not allowed. The copying of existing images for the development of techniques as used in the training process of students will be accepted, provided that this source reference is fully acknowledged in the Declaration if Own Work that needs to be submitted with each art entry. 
  • All works entered into this section should be inspired by any of the themes for 2020 – 2021.
  • Literary creations can be submitted in either written or typed format. A performance of the work is not required.
  • Music entries must be submitted in staff notation (notation in solfa will also be accepted). A recording of the work is not required, but can be submitted together with the printed notation.
  • By entering into this category participants grant the NEA permission to display or use outstanding work in any way at Showcase events or to promote the activities of the NEA.
  • It speaks for itself that all creative work should be original works by the participant that enters the eisteddfod. Therefore it implies that the participant (and NO ONE else) is the creator of the work in the form that the entry is submitted. The participant may seek advice, but should compose the piece as submitted.
  • No item entered in any other section of the syllabus may be entered in this category.
  • A copy of the Creative Arts Participant slip MUST be attached to each entry.
  • The declaration as provided on the Creative Arts Participant slip must be completed and attached to each entry. If the Creative Arts Participant slip is not available, a copy of an art entry form and the declaration as provided at the end of this category must be completed and attached to each entry.
  • All entries should be submitted ONLINE or in HARDCOPY format before the applicable CLOSING DATE for entries. Proof of payment with the necessary payment reference code or the name of the participant should be submitted by fax or e-mail to 011-787-3534 /
  • All completed art works should be delivered to the NEA office or the venue where it will be adjudicated, before or on the closing date for submission.
  • Care should be taken be taken when packing art works to prevent damage in transit.
  • Art work should NOT be framed. If submitted in a frame the, NEA does not take responsibility for any damage to either the glass or frame.
  • Art works submitted by mail or courier should preferably insured against possible damage while in transit.
  • The National Eisteddfod Academy will take all reasonable measures to protect and prevent damages to art work, but does not accept responsibility for any damage to art works submitted for adjudication.
  • All artwork, adjudicators’ reports and certificates will be ready for collection once the adjudication process has been completed. A message in this regard will be posted on Facebook and Twitter (in order to be notified participants need to like / follow us on Facebook and / or Twitter.)
  • All artworks that receive diploma awards automatically qualify to be entered for the Young Artist Award Competition to be presented in the following year. Details of entry fees, etc. will be available on the webpage in January.

Dates for submission: Art works can be submitted to the NEA Office on the following dates between 08:00 – 15:00:

  • Session 1: Primary School entries – from 30 July – 6 August 2021
  • Session 2: Secondary School entries – from 31 August – 3 September 2021
  • Session 3: Primary / Secondary School entries – from 17 – 24 September 2021
  • Session 4: Primary / Secondary School entries – last date 11 – 15 October
  • Adjudication of art work at other hosting venues:
    The date(s) for submission will be communicated to you by the relevant institution.

For more information about the Creative Arts Section  REGISTER online in order to gain access to the complete National Eisteddfod Prospectus 2020- 2021.

Important: A higher fee is charged for HARD COPY entries! Why not register and enter online?

To access the complete   Part 10: Creative Arts Section  extract from Prospectus 2020 – 2021, login to the secure NESA Online Entry platform. If not registered yet, you will be able to do so now. Login HERE