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
Template Adjudicator mark sheet and marking descriptors.
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
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.
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 revised Criteria to be used at BIFF festivals by BIFF Dance Adjudicators when giving marks or categories. The Criteria are for Adjudicator use only and they should not be printed in the syllabus or programme.
Descriptors and Criteria - Speech
These are the Descriptors and revised Criteria to be used at BIFF festivals by BIFF Speech Adjudicators when giving marks or categories. The Criteria are for Adjudicator use only and they should not be printed in the syllabus or programme.
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.
Guidelines for Online/Virtual Festivals and Adjudication
Issue 3 updated 21st April 2021.
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.