Speech Arts Scholarships & Awards


Speech and Dramatic Arts Trophy

Best Group

Nina Grigor Trophy

Poetry Solo



NEW!! PKMF Tri-Discipline Scholarship

Application to be sent to Box 23041 Penticton BC V2A 8L7 or emailed to pkmf@vip.net

Applications must be received by March 1, prior to start of festival

Attention: PKMF Scholarship Panel

Penticton Kiwanis Music, Dance and Speech Arts Festival would like to recognize a well rounded performer; demonstrated by registration in multiple disciplines. For any aged youth registered in Three (3) or more Solo Entry Disciplines of Penticton Kiwanis Music Festival. Any combination of registration in 3 disciplines of: Classical/Modern Dance, Stage Dance, Classical Voice, Musical Theatre, Pianoforte, Speech Arts, Strings, Woodwind, Brass or Guitar. (Classical Dance and Modern Dance qualify as one discipline).

Application must include

  • -Name
  • -Address
  • -a list of confirmed entries (Discipline, Category/Title, comp #)
  • -a short essay of what involvement in the Performing Arts means to you (250 words or less)

Winners of the Scholarship will be selected by a panel of board members and presented at the Highlights Concert.

Applications must be received by March 1, prior to start of festival. 


Candidates must enter the following categories: THREE selections from Poetry (all forms), Prose, Dramatic Scene, Public Speaking or Shakespeare Solo. Three (3) scholarships awarded, one to each of A) 7-10 years B) 11 & 12 years and C) 13 & up. 



Adjudicator's Choice: Book prize award; recipient selected by the adjudicator based on impressive performance, and may not be determined by marks.

Medallions: each solo (some duo/trio) category will be awarded for top marks within specified age groups . *New to 2019: medallions will be awarded during the Festival Competition.

Cash Awards: Awarded to top mark in 7-9 years old, 10-12 years old and 13 years old and up.