The winner of an award may not be the one with the top mark.
Technical difficulty of selections, overall quality and number of pieces perfected may also enter into the adjudicator’s decision.

The Deloraine Border Festival may, at its discretion, withdraw an award offered where enough entries are not received to justify a particular award as listed on website.
FESTIVAL AWARD WINNER pictures will be publicized on website unless a specific request is made to exclude a performer photo.
Participants receiving multiple solo awards in various disciplines are invited to perform at Awards Concert for each discipline, however, only one solo performance is compulsory.  All awards will be listed in program even if not performed.
If you choose to opt out of some performances, or are unable to attend,
please contact either a discipline coordinator or the awards committee so Concert Program may be updated. 
   SCHOLARSHIPS Dedicated in Memory of Community Members Who Played an Important Role in Deloraine & Area Border Festival

Bev Shore Memorial  VOCAL Scholarship

This scholarship fund was set up by
“The Friends of Ms. Shore”

Bev was a former music teacher in Deloraine and Waskada schools and was dedicated to youth in their pursuit of music, drama, band and choral. 
The award sponsors hope this scholarship will continue to honour her deep love of music, young people, and these communities.

This is an award of excellence for a vocal performance 15 to 18 years.

Geraldine Kroeker Memorial PIANO Scholarship

Deloraine Border Festival sponsors this scholarship in honor of Gerri who promoted duets and trios as a fun and social experience for her students, often playing with them.
Geraldine shared her love of music professionaly as a piano teacher, AMAF adjudicator and examiner for the Royal Toronto Conservatory as well as being a volunteer in our community as the director and/or accompanist of adult choirs and youth musicals. She was an in valuable consultant to the piano discipline of the festival.
We cherish her legacy of the love of music and her concern for others. 
This is an award of excellence for a duet or trio performance Grade 3 to Senior. 

Laura Lewthwaite Memorial VOCAL Scholarship
The David & Claire Day Family sponsor this scholarship in honour of their mother Laura, who was a founding member, recruiter of other members (such as her daughter Claire) and secretary until 1988. 
In spite of health issues, she continued her festival support with phone committee duties, lunching with adjudicators and members, advising when asked, and attending sessions. 
Her love of teaching English (now Language Arts) gave her a special interest in Speech Arts.  After the passing of her husband, Chubb (Clarence), a wonderful tenor, the family’s love of singing led them to help with the Rose Bowl that was established as the top vocal award.  This scholarship honours her generous gifts of time and encouragement to the festival and community. 
An award of excellence for a performer 11 to14 years. 
Claudia Franklin Memorial PIANO Scholarship

This scholarship is sponsored by Tammy & Jamie Olson in memory of their special friendship with Claudia. It is also to show their appreciation for the festival's contributions to the opportunities for children and youth in our community, which they knew Claudia shared. 
Claudia could also be found encouraging players and performers at the hockey rink, band concerts and high school dramas as well as the festival, often doing some of those many "behind the scenes" jobs that are essential but not noticed.
This scholarship recognizes the wonderful person she was. 

This is an award for outstanding contribution to the festival in piano Grades 4 to 7 .
Helen Whenham Memorial SPEECH Scholarship

Deloraine Border Festival sponsors this scholarship in honor of​ Helen, a devoted and long standing committee member.  She took great enjoyment in attending all discipline sessions each year, joining adjudicators for meals and helping out on various committees wherever needed, particularily with Awards.  She also recruited Ladies of the Royal Purple to act as door persons and took a special interest in Speech Arts.    
This scholarship celebrates Helen's enthusiastic commitment to the festival.
Awarded to the top performance by a
Kindergarten – Grade 6 Speech Choir.

Anna Franklin Memorial PIANO Scholarship

The Franklin Families sponsor this scholarship in honour of  their mother Anna, a long time committee member.

Anna dedicated many years to the Festival committee; helping with the Awards, Speech Arts and in any way where help was needed.  When she was no longer able to be an active member she contributed by phoning friendly reminders to the other members. She attended most sessions of the festival and, enjoyed having luncheons with the adjudicators.
This is an award of excellence for a piano solo performance Grades 7 and up.
Deloraine & Area Border Festival began in 1981 with one major award for top performer in the festival - The ROSE Bowl.

TUDOR Bowl ♦ Piano
1990 - the major award was renamed the Tudor Bowl as it was realized a Rose Bowl is traditionally awarded in the vocal category.

ROSE Bowl ♦ Vocal
1992 - the vocal Rose Bowl was added as another major award. The Tudor Bowl would remain a major award for top instrumental performance.

ORATORICAL Cup ♦ Speech Arts
1999 - the major award of an Oratorical Cup was added for our ever popular speech arts discipline.

VISUAL ARTS Cup ♦ Visual Arts
2016 - a scholarhip was created for a visual arts student showing a high level of artistic skill. 
2020 - award was changed to a major Cup award.

INSTRUMENTAL Cup ♦ Instrumental
2019 - a scholarhip was created for an instrumental student showing a high level of performance excellence.

2020 - award was changed to a major Cup award.

Unfortunately, some award winners and pictures are missing (pictorial award winner link) If you are able to provide pictures and/or names of award winners as well as participants who placed in provincials  the committee would appreciate hearing from you!


AMAF Provincials
Provincial Entry Form LINK for those recommended to Provincials
 2021 Provincial Music & Speech Arts Finals
Venue To Be Announced