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 dropped off at the Leir House, Room 2.

Applications must be received by March 1, 2020.

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, 2020.


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.