Marking system

Festival Adjudicators follow the marking system recommended by the British and International Federation of Festivals

    • 75-77 Fair A performance limited in its communication

    • 78-80 Moderate A performance showing development of technique and/or communication

    • 81-83 Merit A capable performance showing some artistic appreciation and/or technical ability

    • 84-86 Commended A convincing performance technically and artistically

    • 87-89 Distinction An excellent performance technically and artistically

    • 90+ Outstanding An exceptional performance both technically and artistically

Certificates are awarded for first, second and third placed performers achieving a minimum of 81 marks in each class

Where trophies are assigned to classes, they will only be awarded where the winning mark is at least 84