15th National Eisteddfod Young Performer Awards Competition
Many parents couldn’t make the deadline for the cheaper Early Bird Online entries on 1 Feb. and pleaded for an extention of this date. The internet security problem that didn’t allow access to nesa.org.za from work computers was a major challenge in this regard, but has now been resolved.
As we are all very aware of the various challenges that parents and South Africans in general are facing in making ends meet, and following serious consideration of these requests, we have extended the deadline for the ONLINE EARLY BIRD fee of R400 for individual entries to midnight MONDAY 12 Feb. 2018. Additional time for the payment of these entries will also be allowed until 2 March, if needed. (Please note that this extension might impact on the availability of the schedule on 12 February as promised!)
(In all fairness, parents that paid the higher individual fee already, have the option to offer to donate the R40 per entry to sponsor the entry fees of a needy child, or to request a refund of the difference. (Your sponsorship will be acknowledged in the Awards 2018 programme).)
The National Eisteddfod Young Performer Awards Competition is an unique event and has for the past 14 years been funded mainly by income generated through entry and entrance fees. This includes the total prize money of R500,000+ awarded since 2004. The Gold Medal Prize of R35,000 offered to the 2018 winner is also the highest amount offered by any non-profit organization nationally! The significance of this competition is evident from the achievements of many top achievers in this competition. The NEA relies on your support in order to continue with this tradition.