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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