Bye-Laws (continued)


No protest will be received against the award of the Adjudicator as to merit. Any protests against the infringement of the conditions, or against a Competitor, must be accompanied by a Fee of £25-00 which will be returned if the protest is upheld by the Committee, whose decision shall be final. A complaint should be submitted in writing via ROYAL MAIL enclosing the £25 to enable a Committee meeting to be conveyned. Other messages on EMail / Facebook will be treated as "comments" and will be acknowledged but will not merit a formal reply from the Festival.


Perpetual Challenge Cups and Challenge Shields are to be held by the winner for one year and must be signed for when awarded.


The Committee will require security for the safe custody of the Cups and Trophies which must be returned to the appropriate Festival Jeweller ;

Speech – CAMPBELL’S, Church Lane, Portadown

Drama – CAMPBELL’s, Church Lane, Portadown

Irish Folk Dance – McQUEENS’s, Magowan Buildings, West Street Portadown

Music – DAVID VAN SCOY, Market Street, Portadown

Dance – DAVID VAN SCOY, Market Street, Portadown

Not later than 21days prior to the date of the Festival in the following year.

All entries for competitions are received subject to these Bye-Laws


The decision of the Committee shall be final in all questions arising out of or not provided for, in these regulations


In the Speech, Music, Irish Folk Dancing and Dance Festivals, stage props, kept to a minimum are permitted. Special lighting and special effects are not permitted.


In order to facilitate the timing of the programme, it is expected that all entrants appear on stage without delay


All photography is strictly forbidden

 Updated at AGM 13/11/14


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