Awards and Bursaries

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 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 2022, 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 2022 and should be addressed to:

Chairman “Pastures”, Dummer Road, AXFORD, Hants, RG25 2EB