How to enter

2021 Syllabus:  The syllabus will not be produced in hard copy this year.  There will be a pdf available for download from the website.

Copies of the 2020 syllabus are free and can be collected from H1 when the office is allowed to reopen, or sent out if an A5 stamped addressed envelope is sent to the Festival Office. Updates for 2021 will be indicated by way of an insert.

The 2021 Festival will be held online, on the same basis as 2020.  The deadline for entries is the end of the school spring term, i.3. 26th March.  This is to allow us to draft a timetable and confirm the engagement of adjudicators.  Any entries received after that date will be processed, if they can be fitted into the timetable.

As this is a very challenging time for music tuition, you may not be sure if you will be able to enter or not by end of March.  If you are in doubt, please get in touch and let us know.  We would hate to have to turn away a performance because there is no room left in the timetable.

The deadline for submitting videos is 17th May and at the same time,  other than set pieces, a photocopy of the work being performed must be send to the Festival Office so that these can be forwarded to the adjudicators. Address below.

Please read the syllabus carefully, along with the regulations, and make sure you have selected the appropriate class(es) for your age and skill level. 
N.B. Performances which do not meet the correct criteria will receive an adjudication, but will be considered non-competitive.

Online entries can be made at:
Please complete the entry with all the details required, in time to meet the closing date, and provide all necessary information (and paperwork if relevant).

Please note: For "X" classes, titles are required with the entry. For 2021 please provide a photocopy of the work you are performing for all classes apart from those with a set piece.  Address below.

Paper entry forms are available by printing the document at the bottom of this page. A current email address is required with a paper entry.  Once completed, these should be sent, with a cheque payment and any copies required, to:  
NESPA Festival Office c/o EPM
4th floor, H1 Building,
Hill of Rubislaw,
Anderson Drive, AB15 6BL.

Performing dates/times
Once all entries are processed, performing times and venues are allocated. Ballot slips will be emailed to each entrant around the beginning of May with details of the performance time and zoom link for the chosen classes. 

Please ensure that the Festival's email address is enabled in your email account to prevent information going into spam/junk mail.  It is:

For any queries regarding entries, please email or tel: 07437 962351 and leave a voicemail.  Someone will reply promptly.

Download the Postal Entry Form (PDF)