Art Forms – 2018 Vocal

National Young Performer Awards


2018 Criteria for Vocal

A. Performers shall be 18 and under 25 years as at 1st of October 2018.

B. Performers shall introduce their items and they must sing them in the language in which they were composed.

C.       1. Each Performer will perform a programme of a maximum of 15 minutes and nor less than 12 minutes, including the introduction. There will be a percentage mark given for the complete programme.  A penalty of 5 marks will be deducted if the time limit is exceeded by 60 seconds or more.

2. An accompanist is provided but Competitors may bring their own at their own expense.

D. Each performer will perform a programme consisting of:

  1. 20th or 21st Century Art Song
  2. A Lied
  3. Own Selection

E. In the semi-final, those performers recalled will perform two or three items from their programme.This will be at the Adjudicators discretion. The number of semi-finalists is determined as per the NYPA rules 7.1-7.2. Competitors will be chosen based on their marks in the Preliminary round.

F. Three performers will be recalled for the Final Award Concert and will perform one item from their original programme as directed by the Adjudicator.


Society Nomination

Each Society, which is a financial member of PACANZ, may nominate up to two competitors, which shall be selected by the adjudicator, based on a performance as outlined in A-D.

The adjudicator will determine that a competitor has displayed a sufficient standard of performance to competently represent that society at the National Finals.

The standard required will be at the absolute discretion of the adjudicator but will include;

  • A demonstration of adequate preparation
  • An authority of performance
  • A performance with a level of maturity commensurate with a national final competition of this age group.

If the adjudicator considers that sufficient standard has NOT been reached by any competitor, then NO nomination will be made.

The nominating Society is responsible for paying part of the entry fee National Young Performer of the Year Award i.e. $75.00 inc gst

The Nominee is responsible for paying part of the entry fee to the National Young Performer of the Year Award i.e. $175.00 incl gst


Direct Entry Nomination

If the adjudicator considers that more than two competitors have reached a sufficient standard the adjudicator may report to the committee that those competitors should be given the option of a Direct Entry Nomination.

The Direct Entry Nominee will be responsible for paying the full entry fee i.e. $250.00 incl gst


2018 Vocal Criteria

Past Winners

1978      John Sear

1982      Lynne Anderson

1985      Fiona Ferens

1990      Claire Martin

1993      Karen Heathcote

1996      Rebecca Ryan

1998      Wendy Dawn Thompson

2000      Seamus Casey

2002      James Rodgers

2004      Madeleine Pierard

2006      Brigitte Heuser

2008      James Ioelu

2010      Darren Pene Pati

2012      Edward Laurenson

2014      Filipe Manu

2016     Samson Setu