Application Form Changes

Read about our changes to online applications for 2018

 
Our earlybird registrations for 2018 were extremely high, almost at full capacity, compared to last year. To accommodate for a larger number of participants, we have reviewed our application process and made some significant changes for this year…

 First Come, First Served

In previous years, participants would select up to five choices, allowing our Fèis team to manually timetable their three choices with a couple of backup options if those classes were full. With a large rise in participant numbers, this method has become impractical. Participants would often discover, closer to attending the Fèis week, that they had not secured a place in their chosen class.
For 2018, places in all of our choices will be secured on a ‘first come first served’ basis. This change will allow participants to see what subjects still have places available when applying and secure a spot. When all the places in a class have been filled, that choice will no longer be available on our application form. For example, when our application form goes live there will be ten places in each of the three guitar classes, a total of thirty places. The first thirty people to access our online form and select guitar as their first, second, or third choice will automatically secure one of these places. Guitar will then no longer be an option within our subject choices.
We hope this new approach will be more transparent for participants, allowing them to see updates in real-time on how many places are still available.
 

 Multiple Participants

Users signing up multiple participants will be glad to know that this can now be done using one application form. In previous years, a separate submission was required for each participant. This was time-consuming and repetitive for those signing up multiple children.
Our new form will allow you to register up to 4 children at one time, saving time by filling in the parent/guardian info only once.

 Payment

We have a small increase in the year on year price however this time round the price is inclusive of a T-shirt being provided.
To reduce administration we are asking for payment by PayPal. There will be no additional fee against the payment and all transactions can then be made on completion of the application form. You do not need to have an account to pay via Paypal as their website will allow you to pay by credit/debit card.