1. Voting will open on Thursday October 1 at 9am AEST and close on Friday October 23 at 11pm ADST sharp.
  2. On Thursday 1 October 9am AEST the 33 quarter finalists will be revealed for voting. Each week we will then be taking the highest voted videos onto the next round.
    • Voting for the Quarter Finalists will close on Wednesday 7 October at 11pm AEDT.
    • Thursday 8 October 9am AEDT: 12 Semi-finalists will be announced and voting will continue.
    • Thursday 15 October 9am AEDT: 8 Finalists will be announced and voting will continue.
    • Friday 23 October 11pm AEDT: Voting Closes.
  3. You will only be permitted to vote ONCE per round for your favourite video.
  4. You will be required to provide your email address for voting purposes.
  5. Sydney Eisteddfod reserves the right to remove any votes which appear to be of a fraudulent nature.
  6. The four winners will be decided by having the highest overall votes across all rounds.
  7. In the event of an equal amount of votes, the jury will make the final decision.


  1. Video must be uploaded by Monday September 21, 2020.
  2. You must be between the ages of 10 & 35 yrs.
  3. Performers are only permitted to submit one video. If a second video is submitted, only the first will be considered for judging and voting.
  4. Video submission should fall into one of Sydney Eisteddfods core categories: Classical Singing, Contemporary Singing, Choirs, Piano, Instrumental Solos & Groups, Speech and Drama or Dance
  5. There is no time limit, however videos must be maximum 400mb IN SIZE and are preferred in LANDSCAPE for optimum viewing purposes.
  6. Video must be recorded this year, 2020.
  7. Your video should not be a pre-recorded copy of you performing at another event.
  8. Your video should be recorded from your home, school or studio, or in a location that complies with the current government social guidelines in relation to COVID-19.
  9. Solo and Group entries are welcome.
  10. Australian and International entries welcome.
  11. IPhone/Smart phone camera is perfectly fine.
  12. If you have already submitted a video for Stage at Home, you are welcome to resubmit this video, as long as it complies with the new video size limits and entry conditions.
  13. By uploading your video you are agreeing to consent to publish your video to the web for voting purposes. The selected 24 Finalists, or their guardian/parent, will also be asked to sign a consent form before videos are uploaded. Your cooperation in getting these consent forms back to us asap when requested will be greatly appreciated.
  14. All 24 Finalists will be contacted by email prior to videos being uploaded for voting and to ask to send in the signed consent forms. You will also be required to submit and participate in some further marketing material.
  15. Sydney Eisteddfod may use recordings, films, broadcasts, telecasts, videotapes or
    photographs for promotional and publicity purposes. Images may be used in publications produced by Sydney Eisteddfod, including program, flyers and online.



  1. Consider recording in landscape:
    For optimum viewing.
  1. Consider acoustics:
    Some basic rules are:
    – Don’t record in a small room with flat, square, bare walls. This causes the sound waves to bounce all over the place and mess with each other. Larger rooms with furniture, carpet, curtains, and wall coverings will make your recording sound much better.
    – Eliminate all the background noise you possibly can. Keep kids and pets out, close doors and windows, turn off the TV and unrelated music, wait until the construction crew outside your window stops jackhammering.
    – If the room still sounds echoey, throw some pillows against the wall and hang up some blankets. They make great cheap acoustic panels.
  1. Consider recording the sound separately:
    If you are thinking of being creative and recoding your performance from different angles and even including different locations, consider recording the sound separately as 1 continuous take and layering it on the edited vision to avoid overlapping or volume issues.
  1. Consider a creative location, costume of prop:
    We encourage entrants to think outside the square. Go to a favourite location or take your performance outside.
  1. Consider creative uses of the video medium
    We encourage all participants to be creative and make their performance as visually and musically entertaining as possible within the medium of video. This is both a jury and publically voted competition, so try and stand out.
  1. Are you a group?
    Group performances are encouraged. Consider taking your performance outside to overcome indoor social distancing. 


Sydney Eisteddfod will be following our standard privacy policies in relation to the protection of children.
Last names of children under 18 are removed for privacy.

Video files are stored securely, and only authorised personnel will have access to videos.