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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 19 days. Altogether, these result in about 6000 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 2016
Entries close Sunday June 5
Literary & Visual Arts Works are required by Sunday July 31
Own Choice material for Music, Speech and Drama is to be submitted on the day of the performance.
Eisteddfod Performance: Tuesday September 6 to Saturday September 24
Adjudicators for 2016
To be announced
Townsville Eisteddfod
Updated 29 September 2015