Important Council Update
The following disclaimer statements have been provided by our honorary solicitor. All societies conducting competitions are required to include them in their programmes to ensure that we are protected against any privacy breaches. Both competitors and adjudicators need to be aware of the disclaimer.
entering this competition or event, I agree to hereby grant the
Dancing Association of New Zealand (Association)
the right to use my name, image, photograph, picture or video
performance in connection with the Association. This includes
Association all rights to reproduce, edit, exhibit or otherwise
name, image, photograph, picture or video captured performance,
in whole or in
part, in any media publication, Association website or
materials, or other
Association publication." YES/NO
"I hereby grant the Piping and Dancing Association of New Zealand the right to use my name and image (photograph or video) in any media publication, website or Association publication." YES/NO
Where possible, it is a good idea to use the full version, but the short form will suffice where this is not possible.
Also to be included is the following statement:
“If you elect not to grant the Association/Society the right to use your image, it is your responsibility to remove yourself from situations where photos are likely to be taken, such as at presentation time. The Association does not guarantee that your image will not be published as part of a larger group or performance photograph, and by participating in the competition or event you automatically waive your rights in respect of such images.”
in the by-laws (new content in bold)
Irish Jig Shoes:
Low-heeled black shoes, preferably of the brogue type with hard
leather soles. A single firmly affixed heel and
toe plate are the only attachments permitted on the
leather soles. Surfaces other than leather are not permitted.
Adjudicators may request to inspect competitors Jig shoes to
ensure that they comply with this Bylaw. Buckles must
Draws for Under 16, Under 18, and 18 years and over events, at the 2015 PDANZ New Zealand Highland Dancing Championships, are now available for viewing and downloading: Draws for 2015 New Zealand Championships (PDF)
Adjudicator choices for strathspey figures, Highland Reel New Zealand Championship events.