Fiddle & Step Dance Competition

All contestants will receive an award for participating in the contest. These are the categories for competition at the Festival.

Categories & Prizes



Fiddle Class -
Open
1st place - $600.00 and a medallion
2nd place - $300.00 and a medallion
3rd place - $200.00 and a medallion
Fiddle Class -
Group
1st place - $150.00 and medallions
2nd place - $100.00 and medallions
3rd place - $75.00 and medallions
Fiddle Class -
60 Years and Over
1st place - $150.00 and a medallion
2nd place - $75.00 and a medallion
3rd place - $50.00 and a medallion
Fiddle Class -
19 – 59 Years
1st place - $250.00 and a medallion
2nd place - $150.00 and a medallion
3rd place - $100.00 and a medallion
Fiddle Class -
18 Years and Under
1st place - $150.00 and a medallion
2nd place - $75.00 and a medallion
3rd place - $50.00 and a medallion
Fiddle Class -
10 - 12 Years
1st place - $75.00 and a trophy
2nd place - $50.00 and a trophy
3rd place - $35.00 and a trophy
4th place - $25.00 and a trophy
Fiddle Class -
9 Years and Under
1st place - $50.00 and a trophy
2nd place - $25.00 and a trophy
3rd place - $20.00 and a trophy
4th place - $20.00 and a trophy
Step Dance Class -
15 and Under
1st place - $50.00 and a medallion
2nd place - $25.00 and a medallion
3rd place - $20.00 and a medallion
Step Dance Class -
Open
1st place - $100.00 and a medallion
2nd place - $75.00 and a medallion
3rd place - $50.00 and a medallion
Novelty - Entertainment -
No cash prize
Youngest Fiddler Award
$25.00 and a trophy
Oldest Fiddler Award
$25.00 and a trophy
Best Waltz Award
$25.00 and a trophy
Best Jig Award
$25.00 and a trophy
Best Reel Award
$25.00 and a trophy
Come On Back Award
Awarded to a returning Atlantic Provinces contestant in the 18 years and under class. $35.00
Ted MacPherson Memorial Award
Awarded to the fiddler, 8 years and under who achieves the highest points. $20.00 and a trophy
Don Messer Memorial Award
Awarded to the Maritime resident fiddler who achieves the highest points in the contest. $200.00 and a trophy
Fiddler’s Prize
Contestants performing in Classes 9 & Under, 10-12 years & 18 Years & Under From the names of all contestants in each class separately a draw will be held and that person will be awarded a prize of $200.00 to be used toward furthering their musical education. Only (1) One draw per class as designated.
Tara Lynne Touesnard Memorial Award
Awarded to the person who best exemplifies the qualities of Tara Lynne, her dedication to the preservation and enhancement of old time fiddling, devotion to community service and her pleasant and outgoing personality. This award is made by the Maritime Fiddlers Association and presented annually at the Maritime Fiddle Festival in recognition of Tara Lynne's contribution to fiddling.