Violin Trio

By entering this Festival, you agree to comply with ALL the Rules and Conditions below:

  1. The Festival will be running under the Victorian Government’s Coronavirus Guidance for Arts and Live Performance Sector). All current COVID related information related to the Festival will be posted on our website and reviewed daily until the last day of the Festival. Ensure you read and comply with the Festival’s COVID attendance rules (such as masks, sanitiser, social distancing and all other requirements) as per the latest post. ​

  2. The Festival is open to amateurs only. An amateur is one who does not derive income from the art in which he/she is entering. 

  3. The age of performers will be as at the 1st July 2022.

  4. Students of Adjudicators in 2022 are not eligible to enter any solo sections their teacher is adjudicating. 

  5. The AMEB Grade (or equivalent) is the level at which the performer is studying at time of entry. Please verify with your music teacher that the “grade” of the piece to be performed is equivalent to the specified AMEB grade of the section to be entered to ensure fairness of competition. Entrants in the VCE section must be in VCE in 2022.

  6. All entries must be via Entry fee payment may be made by credit card, cheque or Direct Debit. See Tab "How to Enter" for details.

  7. Where a performer is entering more than one section, a different program must be performed for each section. 

  8. Soloists performing with accompaniment must use an accompanist using an acoustic instrument (e.g. piano or guitar). Pre-recorded accompaniment is not accepted in any section.

  9. Performers requiring the Official Accompanist must make contact and supply sheet music at least 2 weeks prior to the Festival. The Accompanist reserves the right to decline to accompany if this condition is not met. Rehearsals are to be privately arranged with the Accompanist at the Accompanist’s rate. Rehearsal costs are not covered by the Festival entry fee. 

  10. A Notice of Appearance with date, time and venue will be forwarded to each performer. 

  11. The performer MUST register within the registration time and prior to section commencement time unless prior arrangement has been made with the Registrar. The performer must be ready to perform in the order shown in the Program and/or Running Sheet. A performer may be disqualified if not ready to perform when called.

  12. The Performer must own a copy of the original sheet music. Refer to COPYRIGHT NOTE Rule No. 23 below. When registering, a photocopy of the music, with bars clearly numbered at the beginning of each system, must be given to the Registrar.

  13. Performance selections must be chosen to finish within time limits prescribed. A bell or signal will indicate the expiration of the time and the point at which adjudication ceases. Performers have 20 seconds to cease playing without penalty. Performers exceeding the 20 second overtime limit may be disqualified. 

  14. The Committee reserves the right to appoint alternative adjudicators and accompanists, and to divide any section for adjudication. 

  15. In the event of an insufficient number of entries in any section, the Committee reserves the right to cancel, modify or merge the section with another. The prizes awarded will be at the Adjudicator’s discretion. 

  16. No entry fee will be refunded unless a section is cancelled

  17. All performers must behave with kindness, courtesy and respect for all other performers at all times.

  18. Prizes will be presented at the conclusion of each section. It is the responsibility of each performer to collect their Adjudicator’s Report and any prizes. All items not collected within 6 weeks shall become the property of MYMF. 

  19. Performers and spectators must not communicate with the Adjudicator until their final section is completed. Any such contact may deem the contestant in question disqualified. 

  20. THE ADJUDICATOR’S DECISION IS FINAL. Any protest must be made in writing to The Secretary, within one hour of adjudication, and be accompanied by a deposit of $10 to be forfeited if the protest is deemed unjustified. 

  21. PHOTOGRAPHS – The Committee is authorised to photograph any performer during the MYMF. In submitting your entry, you have granted permission for photographs to be used for marketing or grant application purposes only. Please advise the Photographer if you do not wish your photo to be taken. 


  23. COPYRIGHT—According to APRA/AMCOS and Copyright Australia Ltd. (CAL), Performers using copyright protected sheet music (i.e. not from memory) MUST USE ORIGINAL MUSIC PUBLICATION ONLY. The Performer must comply with the Copyright Regulations available from APRA/AMCOS, 3-5 Sanders Place, Richmond. 3121. ( While the MYMF has permission to handle the Performer’s photocopies during the Music Festival for adjudication purposes only, the Committee does not condone the unlawful copying of Copyright material. All photocopies will be destroyed after use as per AMCOS regulations.

  24. ENTRIES CLOSE 17 June 2022. Individual sections may close earlier when section reaches capacity. Please note that Registrars cannot accept entries for sections beyond that section’s limit. No late entries will be accepted.


Further information can be obtained from All other matters should be referred to The Secretary, PO Box 121, MOUNT WAVERLEY VIC. 3149.