Her Majesty The Queen
It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
Our beloved, long-serving Queen was a dedicated supporter of the arts. She was Patron of BIFF, the British and International Federation of Festivals, of which the Edinburgh Competition Festival is part.
The Queen was an inspirational woman who gave her life to the nation and its people. She will be greatly missed.
We offer our sincere and heartfelt condolences to His Majesty King Charles III and to the Royal Family.
Gillian Cowie, Chair, on behalf of ECFA
The Syllabus for the 2023 Festival is now available below. It contains details of all the classes on offer, together with details on adjudicators, venues and regulations:
2023 Festival Syllabus [PDF, 10 Mb]
The online entry system will open shortly. This year, the Concerto Class will have a separate entry system, also on this website.
Key dates for 2023 are:
Entry deadline: Wednesday, 30 November 2022
Concerto Class first round: Friday 20 and Saturday 21 January 2023
Main Festival: Tuesday 28 February to Sunday 12 March 2023
Highlights Concert and Concerto Class Final: Sunday 12 March 2023
St Giles' at Six: Sunday 26 March 2023
We use an online entry system, RunMyFestival, for all classes apart from the Concerto Class.
To enter online:
Look up the class you wish the enter in the Syllabus document above
Make a note of the class number
Enter and pay using the RunMyFestival online entry system
Entries for the Concerto Class are via a separate two-step online entry system: