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2020 Recommended Fees, Expenses, Terms and Conditions for Adjudicators and Accompanists

This document provides the Federation's guidance on Recommended Fees, Terms and Conditions to be used when engaging a Federation Adjudicator or Accompanist.

Adjudicating at International Festivals

A guide to working at international festivals.

Adjudicating Bowed Strings

Adjudicating other instruments

Adjudicating Composition Classes

Adjudicating other instruments.

Adjudicating Electronic Keyboard

Adjudicating other instruments

Adjudicator Mark Sheet

Draft mark sheet to be used by Adjudicators at Festivals.

Advice for Festival DBS Officers

This document provides advice to festival DBS officers who are responsible for arranging DBS checks for their festival volunteers.

Advice to Adjudicators

A useful guidance document to advise adjudicators of key considerations when working at festivals.

Advising your Adjudicator

A guide to keeping your chosen adjudicator informed about your festival and any specific requirements you may have.

All England Dance Techniques

Overview of the All England Dance techniques.

BIFF Brand Guidlines

A document advising how to use BIFF branding in your festival documents.

BIFF Brand Identity Guidelines

A document outlining how the logo, associated icons and strap-line should be used in any marketing materials.

BIFF Logo Black

BIFF logo in black including Perform, Educate, Inspire line for those wanting to print in black and white

BIFF Logo Colour with line

The BIFF logo in full colour with the Perform, Educate, Inspire line

BIFF Logo with icons

A colour BIFF logo which includes the music, dance and speech icons, for use in materials

Choosing an Adjudicator

Useful guidance on how to choose the right adjudicator for your festival

Completing your DBS form - A Guide for Applicants

A guide to help festivals applying for DBS checks.

Descriptors and Criteria - Dance

These are the Descriptors and Criteria to be used at Federation festivals by Federation Dance Adjudicators when giving marks or categories. The Criteria are for Adjudicator use only and they will not usually be printed in the syllabus or programme.

Descriptors and Criteria - Speech

These are the Descriptors and Criteria to be used at Federation festivals by Federation Speech Adjudicators when giving marks or categories. The Criteria are for Adjudicator use only and they will not usually be printed in the syllabus or programme.

Effective Adjudication - Code of Practice

The Code of Practice for all Federation adjudicators working at festivals.

Engaging an Adjudicator

A useful guide on how to formally engage the services of an adjudicator at your festival.

Equal Opportunities Policy

This is the Federation's policy on Equal Opportunities.

Festival Code of Current Good Practice

The Federation's Code of Current Good Practice which all Federation Festivals should adhere to when operating their festivals.

GDPR - A Guide for Festivals

An overview of GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) in a festival context with steps to take to ensure your festival is GDPR compliant

Guidance for Checking DBS Forms

This is a guide for DBS officers who are checking completed DBS forms and associated ID documentation.

How To Manage Festival Entries

A helpful guide to planning and managing entries to your festival

How to Programme A Festival

A handy guide of areas to consider when planning your festival programme.

How To Steward A Festival

A useful guide to stewarding a festival including the different stewards and their role in running a successful event.

Investments for Festivals

A introductory guide to investments for your festival

Key Insurance Information for 2020 Policy

This document provides an overview of the key elements of the insurance policy and obligations contained with it. This should be considered by festivals before purchasing the insurance cover.