Please note that for our 2021 Festival we will NOT be posting out Trophies. Trophies will be available for collection if the Class winner lives locally.
MARKS AND CERTIFICATES
OUTSTANDING ~ 90+ ~ An exceptional performance both technically and artistically
(with medal – solo classes only)
DISTINCTION ~ 87-89 ~ An excellent performance both technically and artistically
COMMENDED ~ 84-86 ~ A convincing performance both technically and artistically
MERIT ~ 81-83 ~ A capable performance showing some artist appreciation and/or technical ability
MODERATE ~ 78-80 ~ A performance showing development of technique and/or communication
FAIR ~ 75-77 ~ A performance limited in its communication
OVERALL TROPHIES AND AWARDS
These will be allocated to the entrant from the Borough of Basingstoke and Deane gaining the highest mark in each section of the Festival and at the adjudicator’s discretion. If the case of a tie, the section adjudicator will be asked to recommend an overall winner.
CHARLES CHUTE CUP Band, Ensemble & Orchestra
HOGAN MUSIC AWARD Choir
JOHN GREENWOOD MEMORIAL TROPHY Creative Writing
SUMMERBROOK STUDENT SHIELD Pianoforte
GARTH & ELIZABETH GEORGE CUP Singing
ROGER MORRIS CUP Speech and Drama
BASINGSTOKE THEATRE TRUST TROPHY Theatrical Award for Speech and Drama
PHILIP BROWN VIOLINS AWARD Strings
WOODWIND AWARD Woodwind, Brass, Recorders
BOROUGH OF BASINGSTOKE CUP is awarded to the highest number of Outstanding Certificates gained by any adult competitor in Music, Drama or Creative Writing classes. The recipient must reside or work in the Borough of Basingstoke.The Overall Awards will be presented during the Gala Performance and Award Ceremony at Queen Mary’s College, Basingstoke at 2.00pm on Sunday 28th March 2021.
Other trophies and awards are listed in the Schedule of Classes.
Responsibility for the engraving and safe-keeping of trophies rests with the winners or their parents. All trophies remain the property of the Festival and must be returned to the appropriate Section Secretary by the designated date.
THE GAIGER TRUST
The Gaiger Trust was established in 1998 with funds raised during Brian Gaiger’s Mayoral Year. The aim of the Trust is to encourage and assist the development of young people from the Borough of Basingstoke and Deane in the Performing Arts.
A financial scholarship is to be awarded by the Gaiger Trust in 2021 to an entrant of the Music Performance or Speech and Drama sections of the 2021 Basingstoke Music and Arts Festival who:
- is aged 18 years or under at the time of their performance in the Festival
- has not previously been awarded a Gaiger Scholarship
- achieved 87 marks or more in a solo class
- lives within the Borough of Basingstoke and Deane
- in the opinion of the judging panel, presents the most compelling case for making the best use of a financial award of at least £200 to further their development in the Performing Arts
To apply for the Scholarship, please send a copy of the mark-sheet from your qualifying 2021 Festival performance and provide a brief outline of your relevant progress, experience and achievements so far, plus your plans for the future and an account of how you would benefit if awarded the Scholarship.
Applications will be assessed by a panel of Trustees and professional performers.
The closing date for applications is 5th May 2021. Remember to include your date of birth and home address, and send your application to:
Mrs. Eleanor Burt, 22 Northfield Road, Sherfield-on-Loddon, Hook, Hampshire, RG27 0DR.
For further information please contact Eleanor Burt: Telephone 01256 882309.
THE ARTS SOCIETY BASINGSTOKE
We are offering a bursary of £250 to a talented young person, aged between 10 years and 14 years, whose mark in the BMAF in 2021, is above 85. Applicants will need to live within the Borough of Basingstoke.
Applications should be made by letter, outlining your plans on how you intend to spend the money. (e.g. to upgrade your musical instrument, to pay for lessons with a top teacher, support you in a placement at a music, drama or writing summer school etc.)
Please tell us why you are passionate about your skill and why you, above others, should be the person to attract this financial reward. In the following year you will be asked to give evidence of how you have spent the money and how having that award has benefitted your progress.
Applications will be assessed by the Committee of The Arts Society Basingstoke and awarded thereafter.
The closing date for applications is May 1st 2021 and should be addressed to:
The Chairman, The Arts Society Basingstoke, 87 Cliddesden Road, Basingstoke RG21 3EY