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  • Over and above the usual eisteddfod activities, the NEA is introducing a new offering: the NEA CONFIDENCE BUILDER will provide for candidates / parents / schools that are not comfortable with a competitive approach, but would like to expose participants to an opportunity to perform in public without the threatening feeling of being adjudicated.

  • The NEA CONFIDENCE BUILDER will also provide participants / schools entering for the mainstream eisteddfod with an additional platform to prepare for the upcoming eisteddfod events.

  • The NEA CONFIDENCE BUILDER will also be available to schools / institutions that would like to enter large number of participants for adjudication at the particular school. Schools in remote areas will also be able to utilize this option (T & C’s apply).

  • The NEA CONFIDENCE BUILDER will be provided at a significantly lower fee with the SOLE PURPOSE to build confidence.

  • Although the range of categories included in the Confidence Builder offering will be limited, there is no limit on the number of NEA Confidence Builder events a participant may enter for.

  • The NEA Confidence Builder will offer the following:
    • A selection of categories in speech and drama, as well as classical and contemporary music (all backing track events and and items that require specialized venues excluded).
    • Entries will be scheduled and adjudicated at the beginning of the eisteddfod in all regions.
    • All participants will receive a brief written report and certificate of participation.
    • Adjudicators will not provide verbal feedback at the end of sessions as is the case with the annual eisteddfod.
    • NO GRADING or AWARDS (diploma, gold etc.) will be allocated.
    • NO RESULTS will be provided or recorded.
    • Confidence Builder events will not be considered for Showcase events or awards.

  • All entries for the NEA Confidence Builder need to be submitted before the closing date for entries and no late entries for this offering will be accepted.

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