Marlborough/Nelson Young Piper of the Year

Event Dates : Sat, Oct. 6, 2018 8:30am
Centre : Marlborough / Nelson Centre
Location : Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

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Link to online entry form

A new competition is on the horizon in Nelson.

Be crowned NZ Young Piper of the Year for 2018 and receive $1,000 CASH FOR 1ST PLACE.

This exciting one day event will consist of two core sections: a standard style competition during the day for all ages and graded events including a full list of Novice, D, C, and B Grade Piobaireachd and light music followed by a concert style event in the evening for those entered in the Under 21 MSR & Hornpipe Jig events.

The “NZ Young Piper of the Year” award itself will be judged across a Piobaireachd (submit 2) during the day, then in the evening an MSR (Submit 2).
Directly following the performance of their MSR, competitors will play their Hornpipe & Jig (submit 2), in an effort to create an entertaining concert format which will be live streamed and heavily attended.
Please note most points for the “NZ Young Piper of the Year” award and the $1,000 prize will be taken from the Piobaireachd & MSR events only (Events 13 & 14).

Saturday 6th October 2018
Commencing 8:30am
Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (G & S Blocks)
322 Hardy Street, Nelson 7011 (Entrance from Nile Street)

We are excited to have 4 senior judges on the panel and we know they are also excited to be involved in this new concept.

Adjudicators are:
Mr John Hanning Wellington
Mr Brian Switalla Auckland
Mr Iain Hines Wellington
Mr Bain McGregor Whangarei

Entries Close: 31st July 2018
Entry fees must be paid at the time of entry

Late entries will incur a 50% fee.