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National Eisteddfod of South Africa®

Celebrating 20 years of Youth development in the Arts

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What is the National Eisteddfod Academy (NEA)?

The National Eisteddfod Academy (NEA), a registered Non Profit Company, has combined the magic of the arts and the basic human desire for esteem and recognition to develop the traditional eisteddfod into a powerful tool that supports the personal growth of participants.


How to participate in the National Eisteddfod of South Africa™

The first step is to register ONLINE, either as a school or as an individual.


Who can participate in the National Eisteddfod of South Africa™?

It is not only the very talented performer that would derive value from this program. All participants will benefit from participating in this process due to the impact of arts activities on personal development and growth.

An important consideration in any project that eventually seeks to develop interest in the arts, is that this process should start at a young age. Someone that grew up without any interaction or exposure to this is very unlikely to value and appreciate arts in adulthood.


Rescheduling of events (Special Entries)

The rescheduling of events is not allowed.  This practice unfortunately became totally unmanageable in the past. A few years ago, this was replaced with a system of special entries as per the Rules and Regulations. As participants also had an opportunity to submit  special requests pertaining to unavailable dates, no requests in this regard will be considered. Participants must adhere to the process and procedures as outlined below. 


When do I perform?

Participation detail will be published on the ONLINE entry site as soon as it becomes available. Select LOGIN on the top menu bar and login with your user and pass codes. Select UPDATE/ADD Entries on the MAIN MENU page. On the MAIN ENTRIES page click on DISPLAY SCHEDULED ENTRIES.  Only entries that have been scheduled already will be displayed.


All the activity dates for Joburg North, Gauteng West and the Northern Regions are available.
(excluding a few venues for dance and music in Gauteng West and Joburg).

Please see ONLNE ENTRY PLATFORM for details. (Login with user name and pass word is required).

In order to assist with the transition from "paper slips" to a "paperless environment", an update on participation details will also be e-mailed to registered institutions.

Late & Rescheduled entries :

The last opportunity for LATE  ONLINE entries 2017 is now available for participation in the currently active regions. (The late entry fee for an individual entry is R200 per individual entry). 

Special Entries ("rescheduled entries") will be charged at R165 per entry (provided that the details of the entry to be replaced is submitted WITH the proof of payment to

Click here for a link to the NEA banking details.


Any special request pertaining to the unavailability for participation on particular dates had to be submitted by 10 June already. As the new regional / local area structure and online publication of dates allows for a staggered approach to scheduling, individual participants may still submit urgent special requests, but ONLY on the prescribed from. PLEASE NOTE: These requests can ONLY be accommodated WHEN POSSIBLE. Please submit by email to ONLY. 

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And the winners are!

And the winners are!

The names of ALL the SEMI-FINALISTS have now been released: Click here for more information.

Click here for the names of the QUARTER-FINALISTS.


Creative Arts Section Themes for 2017

"My dreams, my future"

Gold medal: Cleo Filander

Gold medal: Cleo Filander

Silver Medal: Alexia Munn

Silver Medal: Alexia Munn 

Bronze Medal: Jimmy Roos-Gumboots

Bronze Medal: Jimmy Roos-Gumboots

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