All performers receive a certificate and a verbal and written assessment of their work. Medals, trophies and cash prizes are awarded to outstanding performers.
The major awards detailed below are for entrants aged between 13 & 21 years (Dancers 13-18 years) but there are other awards for older performers whom we encourage to enter Richmond Festival.
Conditions of entry for all awards are given in the appropriate section syllabuses.
Award winners 2020
Piano Awards 2020
Young Pianist of the Year and winner of the Edith Steinitz Memorial prize of £100 -
Winner 2020 Lilly Kurata
Prize of £50 for 2nd place - Mia Wepener (Sponsored by Howard and Monica Greenwood)
Young Instrumentalist of the Year 2020
Prize sponsored by Bernard Marder - £100
This is an award for the highest marked performer on Wind or Strings. It has not been possible to complete the String section due to the present health emergency but this award will be made when the Festival resumes, it is hoped in September
Vocal Awards 2020
Young Singer of the Year - J.H. Stoakes Memorial trophy and prize of £100 with a 2nd prize of £50. Winners 2020: lst Abigail Eagar
2nd Gaia Hill
The first prize of £100 is sponsored by the ST. LUKE'S MUSIC SOCIETY
Music tokens AREsponsored by KENSINGTON CHIMES MUSIC for the Senior and Junior Recitals. Winners 2020 Abigail Eagar (juniors) & Charisse Amand (seniors).
Dance Awards - dance section not held in 2020
Young Performer of the Year
First Prize will be £100 with a 2nd prize of £50. Trophies for every section.
It has not been possible to hold Speech and Drama competitions to date in 2020because of the Coronavirus. It is hoped that these will be held in September
RuTPAF understands that it is very important that it protects the privacy of submitted information and it will be stored securely in accordance with the new DGPR regulations. RuTPAF will only use the data for the administrative needs of organising a large competitive Festival including information about the syllabus, dates, adjudicators, timetabling and programming, Gift Aid (where applicable) and forthcoming events which are connected to the Festival. RuTPAF will never share contact details with third parties. The information will only be used to inform about matters relating to the Festival. RuTPAF will not supply data to anyone else (unless legally obliged to do so) RuTPAF will not hold data longer than is needed to fulfil its purposes. RuTPAF acknowledges the rights of teachers, performers and parents of those under 16 to see the data that is held by the Festival in order to correct errors, to have data deleted from records and/or to complain to the authorities if data is believed to be misused. RuTPAF data is held by The Patrons' Secretary who maintains a list of patrons. Festival Section Secretaries for Dance, Instrumental, Piano, Speech and Drama and Vocal. They collect, use and store contact details of: all those who have applied to take part in the activities of the Festival and all those who have agreed to act as stewards at Festival events