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An eisteddfod (plural eisteddfodau or eisteddfods) is a festival of performing and visual arts and literature. It is a Welsh tradition that dates back to at least the 12th century.

Townsville Eisteddfod is open to competitors up to the age of 18 years. It is held annually in September. In a typical year, about 2000 entries are received in about 300 competitive events (called "Sections") held over 18 days. Altogether, these result in about 4600 individual performances.

Adjudicators are selected for their qualifications and experience, and as far as possible, have no direct involvement with local competitors for at least 6 months before the Eisteddfod.

For information on competing, go to our "Competitors" page.

If you would like to help in the organisation of the eisteddfod, go to our "Volunteers" page.

Contact Details
Office: Castling St, West End  
(rear of St Mary's Church)  
Phone Number: (07) 47241653  
Mailing Address: PO Box 5679  
MC Townsville
QLD, 4810
Office Hours
Mon, Wed, Fri 9.30am to 12.30pm
Sat (from May to September) 9.00 am to 12.00 noon
Important Dates for 2015
Entries close Sunday June 7
Literary & Visual Arts Works are required by Sunday August 2
Own Choice material for Music, Speech and Drama is to be submitted on the day of the performance.
Eisteddfod Performance: Tuesday September 8 to Saturday September 26
Adjudicators for 2015
Speech & Drama - SoloEdna Galvin-Scott, Mackay
Speech & Drama - GroupsAnita Eldridge, Gold Coast
Speech & Drama - Bush PoetryCarmel Lloyd, Calen
VocalPeta Blyth, Inverell, NSW
InstrumentalCathie Neill, Brisbane
DancingSheridan Vollenweider, Gold Coast
Highland DancingNatalie Rush, Kalangur
Irish DancingSandra Danastas, Mackay
LiteraryTownsville Writers and Publishers Centre
ArtCath Meharry, Townsville
PhotographyGeraldine Poole, Glamour Look Studio
MediaAlan Cooke, Townsville
Townsville Eisteddfod
Updated 17 August 2015