Where, for whatever reason, classes in the Festival are cancelled by the Committee after the closing date for entries has passed, the following options will be offered to competitors/schools/ organisations who request information on our refund policy:

1.    Applicants will be asked to donate their entry fee to the Festival as a contribution to our charitable purposes, or

2.    Applicants will be given the opportunity to carry over the fee to the following year’s Festival, with no fee increase which might be approved for the following year being payable, or  

3.    Applicants will be given a refund of 50% of the entry fee paid (less any late entry fee surcharge paid).  The retained balance will be deemed an administrative charge to offset costs incurred e.g. programme printing, venue hire, adjudicators’ & accompanists’ fees and expenses that need to be contractually paid in the event of a cancellation by the Committee.  Late entry surcharges are not eligible for refunds.