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1. Age Requirement

Entry is open to those who reside or attend school in the Sutherland Shire or St George areas and are aged 13 to 18 years. Age is determined as at 30 June 2023. Entrants must be prepared to produce proof of age and address if requested by an Official (eg copy of birth certificate, passport etc) or risk disqualification.

Any protest on the basis of age will be determined on the spot by the Sutherland Music Club (SMC) Session Manager.

2. Accompanists
The Official Awards Accompanists are Daniel Guo 0432 725 901 and Alex Zhang 0402 276 149. Rehearsals can be arranged privately at the entrant’s expense.

 Accompaniment should be acoustic piano, unless original has obligato instruments. Backing CDs/USBs/other are not permitted for the Finals Concert, but are allowed for the Auditions (please confirm before Audition Day). No vocals are permitted on the

Entrants may provide their own accompanist for the Awards. Fees for such an accompanist are the entrant’s responsibility.

3. Adjudication

The adjudicator/s decision, made in accordance with the General Rules and Conditions, is final.

Should the selected adjudicator/s be unable to perform their function, SMC reserves the right to appoint substitute adjudicator/s.

A comment sheet will be provided to each entrant. Entrants are not permitted to approach the adjudicator/s during the Awards.


 SMC reserves the right to withhold any advertised prize where, in the adjudicator/s opinion, an adequate standard has not been reached.

Entrants must not have been taught by the adjudicator/s during the previous twelve months.

4. Copyright and Music
A copy of the music being performed at the Auditions is to be brought with the performer n Audition Day (and prior to the Finals if selected to perform) for the adjudicator.

Entrants may perform from memory or printed music.

Sutherland Music Club (SMC) will not be liable for any copyright infringement relating to the submission of photocopies. Entrants should be aware of the rules of copyright.

Each entrant is responsible for seeing that copyright is not breached. If photocopies are used the entrant is responsible for obtaining permission from the copyright owner.

SMC does not countenance, sanction or approve of any infringement of the Copyright Act 1968 and has the right to destroy unlicensed photocopies.

The entrant confirms that if the work is subject to copyright, the performer has obtained any permission required from the copyright owners to perform the work in public.

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