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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

Mark sheet for use by Adjudicators at BIFF 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.

Backing Tracks - Guidelines and Recommendations

Guidelines and recommendations for the use of backing tracks at festivals.

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

Child Licensing and BOPAs

This document provides an accessible overview of the legislation behind child licensing requirements and key information about Body of Persons Approvals (BOPAs) which can be granted by Local Authorities.

Child Performance Licences - The Essentials

This guide provides an introduction to the essential information relating to child performance licences in a festival context.

Child Protection Policy

Our policy statement on child protection.

Child Protection Policy Statement

Our Policy Statement on Child Protection

Child Protection Procedures

Our procedure document for ensuring that children are kept safe at all BIFF and BIFF member events.

Child Protection Reporting Concerns Form

This document provides a template form for recording and actioning any child protection concerns at BIFF member festivals.

Choosing an Adjudicator

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

Code of Practice - Effective Adjudication

This Code of Practice sets down the principles associated with effective adjudication. The points listed are the agreed guidelines for effective adjudication which are regularly reviewed by your elected Adjudicators Council. Last reviewed November 2020.

Complaints Policy and Procedure

The Complaints Policy and Procedure was developed to explain our approach to complaints to clearly outline each stage of the process.

Completing your DBS form - A Guide for Applicants

A guide to help festivals applying for DBS checks.

Creating Safer Festivals for Everyone

Our Creating Safer Festivals for Everyone document outlines the main elements of the child protection policies and procedures to which BIFF member festivals should adhere in order to ensure the safety of children at their events. This document should be included on your festival's syllabus/website.

Descriptors and Criteria - Dance

These are the Descriptors and revised Criteria to be used at BIFF festivals by BIFF Dance Adjudicators when giving marks or categories.

Descriptors and Criteria - Music

These are the Descriptors and revised Criteria to be used at BIFF festivals by BIFF Music Adjudicators when giving marks or categories.