How to enter

2020 Syllabus: hard copy now available at Chapter & Verse, Crown Street, or by contacting the Festival Office.   Website in process of being updated


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. Please complete the entry form – paper or online – with full details as required, in time to meet the closing date. Organising the programme takes careful planning, so we need accurate information in good time. 

  • Onlie entries can be made at:
  • Paper entry forms are available by printing the document at the bottom of this page. Once completed, these should be sent, with a cheque payment, and any copies required, to:  NESPA, 4th floor, H1, 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 in the first week of May with details of the performance time and venue for the chosen classes. 

Please help the volunteers running the Festival by completing your entry form accurately and providing all necessary information (and paperwork if relevant). A current email address is required with a paper entry. 

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

The Festival is organised by a large team of volunteers, all of whom wish the week to be an enjoyable event for both performers and audiences alike. Any constructive suggestions or offers of assistance are always welcome. Should anyone have any concerns about any aspect of the Festival, please contact the Festival representative at each venue on the day, or alternatively, the via email at or tel: 07437 962351

Download the Postal Entry Form (PDF)