Sunshine Coast Junior Eisteddfod

News & Updates from
the Sunshine Coast
Junior Eisteddfod


  1. Monday, January 29th, 2024

    News Update - January 29, 2024

    2024 Eisteddfod Information is now uploaded.

    Please read the terms and conditions carefully.

    All entries are to be online and close on 20 March.

    Looking forward to another exciting eisteddfod season.

    Posted by Jenny Thomas @ 17:13:28

  2. Thursday, April 21st, 2022

    News Update - April 21, 2022

    Entries close on Thursday 5 May - due to the change in the Government regulations you are NOT required to show proof of your vaccination status.

    Posted by Jenny Thomas @ 16:27:28

  3. Sunday, February 6th, 2022

    News Update - February 6, 2022

    The committee are working towards the 2022 Eisteddfod and dates / schedules have been updated on the website. Entry forms will be opened shortly.

    Posted by Jenny Thomas @ 19:42:39

  4. Saturday, July 31st, 2021

    News Update - July 31, 2021



    Due to this morning's lockdown announcement, the Sunshine Coast Junior Eisteddfod will finish after this morning's session until further notice.

    Further information regarding ticketing etc… will be sent soon.

    We are saddened by this cancellation, however, it is in the best interests of our community

    Posted by Jenny Thomas @ 10:58:30

  5. Thursday, February 18th, 2021

    News Update - Entries are now opened.

    The committee are pleased to announce the entries for the 2021 Sunshine Coast Junior Eisteddfod are opened.

    Please read the schedules carefully as items have been changed to allow us to hold a Covid-safe eisteddfod if necessary.

    Small Ensembles are now included in the Ensemble schedule. Depending on the number of entries these items will be held during the large ensemble section or on the weekend 28/29 August. This will be confirmed after entries are closed & closer to performance time depending on Covid directives. Large Ensemble items may be divided more to comply with Covid regulations if restrictions change.

     Entries close on Wednesday 31 March 2021.

    Posted by Jenny Thomas @ 19:49:52

  6. Monday, January 25th, 2021

    News Update - January 25, 2021

    Welcome to the Sunshine Coast Junior Eisteddfod 2021. 

    The committee strongly believe the students on the coast benefit from preparing for and performing in an Eisteddfod and are working towards holding a Covid Safe event based on the experience gained from the 2020 eisteddfod. 

     Information will be confirmed shortly and  available on our website.

    Posted by Jenny Thomas @ 20:36:30

  7. Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

    COVID-19 UPDATE - July 29 2020

    The Eisteddfod committee are looking forward to hosting our very different 2020 eisteddfod. There have been many changes due to the Covid-19. We appreciate your support and patience through this difficult time. Attached is our Covid-19 Safe Plan. We ask that you read through before attending this year's eisteddfod. Please be aware of Audience members are strictly limited to ONE guest per performer. This has been a hard decision but the only fair one across the whole eisteddfod and again we thank you for your understanding.

    Sunshine Coast Junior Eisteddfod COVID Safe Plan 2020

    Posted by Jenny Thomas @ 20:04:00

  8. Sunday, July 19th, 2020

    COVID-19 UPDATE - July 18 2020

    Thank for your support, understanding and patience for the Sunshine Coast Junior Eisteddfod.  We are pleased to be able to offer a condensed version. COVID safe guidelines are being prepared and will be emailed to all competitors. 

    The Eisteddfod pre-ordered programs have been sent and programs are available at selected music stores.  An outline of the program is available on the website under admission. 


    1. REMINDER:
    • Closing date for own choice music has been extended to Thursday 23 July – please upload via our online portal at Select your section and click on forms. 

           2. LARGE ENSEMBLES:

    • At this stage no decision has been made regarding the large ensemble sections of the Eisteddfod which includes Bands, Choirs, Orchestras and Speech Choirs. Once the current Eisteddfod is completed, we will review this area. 

          3. REFUNDS:

    •        The treasurer is working through the large number of refunds for items that have been cancelled this year. We ask for your patience in this area. 

         4. COVID-19 GUIDELINES:

    • Covid-19 guidelines are still be to confirmed and each venue may differ slightly but are likely to include restrictions on the number of support people each competitor is allowed, recording of names/contact details, social distance waiting areas, preferred cashless ticket purchasing, hand sanitiser and extra cleaning time. 

    Posted by Jenny Thomas @ 16:13:14

  9. Sunday, May 24th, 2020

    COVID-19 Update - May 24, 2020

    Once again, thank you for your support of the Sunshine Coast Junior Eisteddfod & we are pleased to present an update for your information.

     Please forward this on to any teachers, students or families who may be affected.

    In these challenging times we are very excited to see nominations for 2020 still coming in, however things are still very much up in the air & we must rely on  government directives in an ever-changing environment!

    1.       REMINDER:

    ·       Closing date for entries is Sunday 31st May – please lodge entries & payment via our online portal at 

    ·       Closing date for Own Choice music is currently being reviewed and details will follow shortly.

    2.       Given the current & proposed government “road map ” we are looking to hold at least some format of Eisteddfod – albeit modified

    3.       Once entries have closed, the SCJE Committee will assess exactly which items in which sections will go ahead, but at this stage we foresee the following:

    ·       NO large ensemble competition in this first setting – However as restrictions continue to ease we will be reassessing these sections of the Eisteddfod and/or would look at offering another performance opportunity to those ensembles who have placed a nomination prior to our entry closing date to showcase the exceptional talent here on the Sunshine Coast

    ·       Small ensembles may proceed but will depend on number of entries & governing restrictions closer to the event

    ·       Solos, duets, trios & quartets will go ahead, although not every item may proceed – information will be communicated once entry volumes are assessed.

    ·       Dates yet to be confirmed – dependent on venues & ability to conform with government directives – however early to mid Term 3 still our best option.

    4.       Refunds – following the closure of Eisteddfod entries on May 31st, an assessment will be made regarding the potential conduct of various sections &/or items. Should it be decided that an item or section not be held, entrants will be contacted to arrange appropriate refunds. Further information will be communicated as things become clearer.

      **All decisions will be made subject to relevant government & health department advice**

    Posted by Jenny Thomas @ 20:13:01

  10. Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

    COVID-19 Update - April 29, 2020

    The eisteddfod committee is monitoring the restrictions under Covid-19 and our contingency plans to date include the following:

    1. Closing date of entries will be extended to May 31st 2020  (end of Week 6)
         Current government advice is a review of school activities at or around Week 5. As stated previously, should the eisteddfod or items be cancelled, any pre-paid entry fees will be refunded.

    2.  Options for uploading of video recordings of solo & potentially some group performances via a portal link is being investigated whereby remote adjudication & reporting would be provided.

    3.  Should restrictions be eased in ways that would allow some format of performance to be held in a public place, this would be considered when information becomes available and would likely be later Term 3 should it be possible at all.

    In a constantly changing environment of restrictions and social distancing, we are considering many potential scenarios in the hope we can provide performance opportunities for the young performers of the Sunshine Coast sometime during 2020.

    Posted by Jenny Thomas @ 09:21:01

  11. Monday, March 23rd, 2020

    COVID-19 Update - March 23, 2020

    Update on the Esiteddfod regards to the COVID-19 situation.

    Entries will remain open till early term 2 when the committee will have a clearer picture.

    If we are required to cancel some or all of the events entry fees will be refunded.

    We thank you for your support and will keep you informed.

    Posted by Jenny Thomas @ 11:18:58

  12. Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

    COVID-19 Update

    Due to the current COVID-19 situation the Eisteddfod Committee have put in place the following contingency plan.

    At this stage the Eisteddfod committee are working towards holding our annual event in July / August this year and are currently accepting entries via our website.

    We will continue to monitor the current situation which is ever changing.

    If we are required to cancel some or all of the events entry fees will be refunded.

    We thank you for your support and will post updates on our website and Facebook page.

    Posted by Jenny Thomas @ 20:35:18