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A new regional award for The Big Sing

NZCF is delighted to announce a partnership with the Ministry of Youth Development and a new award for The Big Sing, the NZCF/Ministry of Youth Deveopment ‘Spirit of the Festival’ Regional Award.

The Ministry of Youth Development (MYD) will be supporting The Big Sing (TBS) over the next three years in recognition of the ways in which TBS festivals offer development opportunities to young student singers, conductors, composers and accompanists.

TBS choirs are invited to apply for consideration for the award, that is sponsored by MYD. Entry will be by way of a paragraph (maximum 200 words) written and signed by the school principal explaining how the choir and its members exemplify the spirit of The Big Sing, and how they encourage leadership, community participation, collaboration and innovation.

There will be one award per region and the winning choir will be determined by the region’s organising committee. Regional Award winners will receive a $250 prize, an award certificate and acknowledgment through our website, eBreve, social media and in the Finale programme.

This entry form must be completed at least one week before the starting date of the appropriate regional festival. See below for closing dates in each region.

Auckland: 6 June for 13 June Festival start
Waikato/Bay of Plenty: 2 June for 9 June Festival
East Coast: 24 May for 31 May Festival start
Taranaki: 13 June for 20 June Festival
Manawatu/Whanganui: 7 June for 14 June Festival
Wellington: 31 May for 7 June Festival start
Nelson/Marlborough:  9 June for 16 June Festival
Canterbury/West Coast: 12 June for 19 June Festival start
Otago/South Canterbury: 7 June for 14 June Festival
Southland: 14 June for 21 June Festival

Contact details for regional coordinators can be found here.

Ministry of Youth Development logo here

Any enquiries should be made to TBS National Coordinator Elizabeth Crayford elizabeth.crayford@nzcf.org.nz.