The Burdekin Junior Eisteddfod was founded in 1983 by a group of local people who found there was a need in the community for the youth to showcase their cultural talents. The first Eisteddfod ran for only two days and included sections from the Music and Drama disciplines.

Over the years the Eisteddfod has developed into a cultural extravaganza spanning two weeks and encompasses Highland, Irish, Speech & Drama, Music, Dance, Art, Photography and Literary disciplines and attracts competitors from as far as Gladstone, Cairns and west to Hughenden. Each year around 2000 youth from these areas make their way to the Burdekin to compete in this highly regarded competition.

The two week competition is a culmination of 12 months hard work of dedicated volunteers who collectively are working towards the further development of each competitors skills, self-esteem and stage experience.

Dates for the 2017 Burdekin Junior Eisteddfod will be released shortly….

Jaynai Slatcher, Gregory Stockham and Megan Werner

Jaynai Slatcher, Gregory Stockham and Megan Werner – Burdekin Academy of Dance 1999

Clowns - BAD 1996

Clowns – Burdekin Academy of Dance 1995


Lisa Phelan – Burdekin Academy of Dance

This year and into the future the Burdekin Junior Eisteddfod hopes to grow and develop with the ever changing needs and desires of our youth.