THE countdown has begun.
The release of the syllabus for the 2019 Bathurst Eisteddfod means that entries are now open for the annual young talent extravaganza, which will be held in August and September.
Entries will close on June 1.
"It [the eisteddfod] is a wonderful opportunity for children to perform with supportive adjudicators and happy parents - it's a win for everybody," Bathurst Eisteddfod Society vice-president Donna Miller said.
Hundreds of children take part in the eisteddfod each year, she said, from schools as far away as Sydney.
A limited number of hard copies of the syllabus are available from John Matthews Chemist, Books Plus, CKM Law, Donna Callista Salon and RSAJ Secretarial Services.
To enter the eisteddfod, visit the Stardom website, www.stardom.com.au
Speech and drama at the Bathurst Eisteddfod will run from August 24-30 and September 2-4; dance will run from August 24 to September 6; dance groups weekend will be held on August 30 and 31 and September 1; and music will be held from September 4-13.