All awards are made at the discretion of the adjudicator whose decisions are final. It is expected that the prize money will be used to further the musical development of the prize winner. In classes of 3 competitors or less, a first prize only will be awarded. In the unlikely and unexpected event of the standard of singing in any one class be of insufficient merit to justify a first place, a second place prize only will be awarded.
The runner-up will receive a cash prize and a certificate.
The winner will receive the appropriate David Clover Trophy, a cash prize, a plaque and a certificate.
Each will receive their awards at the Presentation of Awards Ceremony.
The runner-up will receive a cash prize and a certificate which will be presented at the end of each Class session.
The winner will receive the appropriate David Clover Trophy, a cash prize, a plaque and a certificate, which will be presented at the Presentation of Awards Ceremony.
The John Gilbert Wilson Trophy and Prize, given by Mrs. J. Hamnett in memory of her father, who sang in Sheffield all his life, was a member of the Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus and who was a founder member of The Sheffield Comic Opera Society, will be awarded to the most promising male singer between the ages of 16 and 23 in any appropriate Class.
The Don Greenfield Trophy and Prize, given by the Hallam Choral Society, will be awarded to the winner of the Vocal Solo Class (age 9 to 12). This award is in memory of the life and work of Don Greenfield, conductor for many years of the Hallam Choral Society, a teacher of primary school children and a former member of The City of Sheffield Teachers' Choir.
The Doug Crossland Memorial Shield, given by Worrall Male Voice Choir in memory of Doug Crossland, its conductor from 1971 to 1995, will be awarded to the most promising female singer between the ages of 16 and 23 from any part of the Festival.
The Constance Shacklock Memorial Rose Bowl, given by Ralph Green in memory of Constance Shacklock, who was President of the City of Sheffield Teachers' Choir from 1985 to 1999, will be awarded for the most outstanding operatic performance during the Festival.
The Kathleen Walker Award, given by her daughter Anne, in memory of Kathleen Walker, who was a founder-member and accompanist of The City of Sheffield Teachers' Choir, and musical director of several operatic societies in Sheffield, will be awarded for the most outstanding performance of a "Song from the Shows" from Class 16 or Class 17 in the Non-Recital catagory.
The City of Sheffield Teachers' Choir Silver Salver and Prize, given by Ann Durrant, a member of The City of Sheffield Teachers' Choir for over twenty years, will be awarded for the most outstanding performance by a winner in the Non-Recital Classes.
The Michael Peaker Memorial Trophy is given by Worrall Male Voice Choir in memory of Michael Peaker, of his contribution as accompanist and conductor, and as organist at St. Matthias's Church, Stocksbridge. The award will be given for the most outstanding performance, by anyone aged 21 or under, of an aria from an oratorio, or of a sacred song, during the Festival.
The Edith and Ronald Batty Salvers, given by Valerie and Geoff Littledyke in memory of Val's parents, will be presented to the most promising female and male singers, respectively, aged 15 or under, from any part of the Festival. The Edith Batty Salver will go to the female singer and the Ronald Batty to the male singer.