The Deloraine Border Festival presents an opportunity for students in Southwest Manitoba to participate in a variety of artistic endeavours,
​a chance to perform, to learn and enjoy. 
Each spring, we listen and watch with joy and wonder as the artistic talent
that blooms and grows in our communities is shared with others at our festival. 
Thanks to all who make it happen.

Award Eligibility


Awards Concert

Disciplines are the various categories available for entry and performance in the festival. 
Dance. Instrumental. Piano. Speech & Theatre Arts.
Visual Arts. Vocal 
Each discipline now has its own customized entry form which you will find listed under each discipline picture.
To be considered for an award, competitors in all solo classes must perform in two or more eligible solo classes.  Criteria varies for all other awards.  Refer to specific disciplines on this website for detailed criteria for each award offered in our festival.
Award winners perform the selection for which they were recognized by the Adjudicator and receive their award.  Concert takes place on the Sunday afternoon following the conclusion of all Deloraine Border Festival sessions.

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Tudor Bowl (Piano) - Gavin Raes - Deloraine

Rose Bowl (Vocal) - George Meggison - Goodlands

Oratorical Cup (Speech Arts) - Kristian Nestibo & Kadin Nestibo - Goodlands


Visual Arts Scholarship 
Brayden Mosset - Waskada
Instrumental Scholarship 
Earl Burnett - Pierson
Deloraine Border Festival PROVINCIAL Award Winners

Always Well Represented at Provincials

Gavin Raes received second Intermediate Canadian Composer - Hurton Family Scholarship
Kristian Nestibo received second Grade 10-12 Poetry & Prose - Associated Manitoba Arts Festivals Scholarship 

Jessica Goethals received second Grade 10-12 Public Speaking Class - Associated Manitoba Arts Festival Scholarship
Jessica Goethals received second Advanced Canadian Composer Class - Dr. Lorne Watson Memorial Scholarship
Gavin Raes received Honorable Mention Canadian Composer Intermediate Piano Class

Jessica Goethals Winner Grade 10-12 Public Speaking Class - Associated Manitoba Arts Festival Scholarship

Braden Davis received Honorable Mention Manitoba Composition Competition (Piano):  “Gwone” 

Jessica Goethals Winner Grade 7-9 Public Speaking - Mary Neill Adjudicator's Scholarship
Sydney Laval received runner-up Grade 10-12 Public Speaking Class

Sydney Laval received runner-up Poetry & Prose, Grades 10-12 - Colin Mailer Memorial Scholarship

Jesse Billiaert Winner of Poetry & Prose, Grades 10-12 - Colin Mailer Memorial Scholarship
Brett Meggison received runner-up Jean & Lorne Chapple Scholarship for Outstanding Piano, J.S. Bach

Brett Meggison Winner Jean & Lorne Chapple Scholarship for Outstanding Piano, J.S. Bach 
Jonathon Klassen received runner-up Intermediate Piano Class

Lesley Goethals received runner-up Grade 10-12 Public Speaking Class
Helene Renaud received runner-up Advanced Cdn Composers Class

Brett Meggison received runner-up Junior Piano Class

Laughlin McKinnon received runner-up Grade 7-9 Poetry & Prose

Michelle Todd was recommended to compete in Western Finals in Victoria after winning the

Junior Baldwin Piano & Organ Festival Award in Brandon