The Festival of the Performing Arts (Dance, English Speech & Drama and Music)
A competitive Festival of Performing Arts (Dance, English Speech & Drama and Music) is held each November for three weeks and comprises the following Sections:
The Sections compete annually except for the Dance Section, which is biennial and will next take place in February at the Jersey Arts Centre.
Independent adjudicators are engaged for each Section, and each competitor receives an appraisal. From it competitors learn how to improve their performance.
The Jersey Eisteddfod encourages its competitors to consider the words of Sir Walford Davies:
"The ideal of the competitive festival is not to gain a prize or defeat a rival, but to pace one another on the road to excellence".