Major awards from the Coffs Harbour and District Eisteddfod Vocal Solo sections announced Coffs Coast Coffs Coast News by News Of The Area - Modern Media - August 27, 2020 Coffs Eisteddfod Society Vice President and Vocal section coordinator Vanessa Crossley. Photo David Tune. THE Coffs Harbour and Districts Eisteddfod for 2020 concluded on Thursday 20 August, and after four solid days of intense competition the following major awards were presented. Advertise with News of The Area today. It’s worth it for your business. Message us. Phone us – (02) 4981 8882. Email us – email@example.com 8/9 Years Championship Winner: Isabella Matthews Runner Up: Calamity Thorncraft Most potential: Calamity Thorncraft Encouragement Award: Mia O’Reilly 10 years Championship winner: Lily Mackay Runner up: Isabella Howard Encouragement award: Sofia Dal Pozzo and Amelie Ruge Most potential: Ava Gamlin 12 years Championship winner: Hunter Metcalf Runner up: Makaylah Beatty Most potential: Jaela Hibbard Encouragement award: Makaylah Beatty Vocal Excellence: Katelyn Davidson Overall excellence: Hunter Metcalf Overall best junior musical theatre performance: Hunter Metcalf 14 years Championship winner: Lily Arnold Runner up: Farrah Delrue Vocal Excellence: Farrah Delrue Encouragement award: Kalin Woods and Cadence Lindsay Most potential: Oreoluwa Olutayo Overall excellence: Lily Arnold 16 years Championship winner: Cassidy Donovan. Championship Runner Up: Matisse Hibbard Overall excellence: Matisse Hibbard Vocal Excellence: Cassidy Donovan Overall intermediate best musical theatre award: Matisse Hibbard Most potential: Imogen Daymond Encouragement award: Casey Alexander 17 to 24 years Championship winner: Samuel Booth Runner up championship: Leah Bell Most potential: Samantha Lagettie Vocal excellence: Brielle McAlister Overall Senior best musical theatre performance: Leah Bell Encouragement award: Catherine Lagettie Overall excellence: Samuel Booth This Eisteddfod was reduced from the usual format that includes Dance, Drama and Choirs to just selected vocal sections in response to the current pandemic restrictions, and was organised by a group of dedicated volunteers guided by the Society’s Vice President Vanessa Crossley. Independent Adjudicator Kerrie O’Connor-Brown told News Of The Area, “It was marvellous to see so many dedicated young singers coming forward to present songs at this event, it is so encouraging for everyone during these difficult times, well done CHDES.” For detailed section results go to https://www.facebook.com/coffseisteddfod/.