Celtic Symposium

As part of this year’s festival, we invite interested individuals or organisations to apply to be part of our Celtic Symposium, where entry is free for all to enjoy.

We are looking for people who would like to present a talk, display or information session, allowing visitors to be immersed in Celtic life and learn something new.

It’s a great opportunity to meet others interested in a wide range of Celtic interests at this symposium on anything Celtic-related – from history, clans, Celtic mythology and energy in standing stones to Celts in literature and film, and everything in between!

The symposium takes place at the Glen Innes Highlands Hub located at 167 Grey Street, Glen Innes, on Thursday 4 May, 2023 between 10am and 4pm.

Presentation & display opportunities

Our 2023 festival celebrates Scotland, but presentations and entries focussing on other nations will also be considered on merit.

Entry categories:

  • Spoken – 25 minutes
  • Writing – Fiction, non-fiction and poetry – length varies for different age categories. Can be considered for publication in the ACF newsletter (up to 1,000 words)
  • Poster presentation – Portraying any aspects of Celtic study, including clan history
  • Photography – For display and competition
  • Celtic Craft – This year’s challenge = a haggis!

A label should identify all Posters and Photography for display at the symposium; Poetry and Written submissions will be eligible for presentation in the Australian Celtic Cultural Awards.

Apply now!

To apply to present at or provide a submission for inclusion in our 2023 Celtic Symposium, get in contact today. 

Contact: Symposium Organiser, Nigel Brown
Phone: 0419 434 087

Information to provide in your application:     

  • Title of presentation or submission
  • Summary of presentation (including confirmation of entry category) 
  • Speaker credentials and experience (if applying to present)
  • Your contact details

Submissions can be sent by post to:

Australian Celtic Festival C/- Glen Innes Visitor
Information Centre
PO Box 61
Glen Innes, NSW 2370

Applications close 5pm Monday 24 April, 2023.

Visual presentations

We have also introduced a writing challenge with different criteria for various ages to complement displays and competitions for photographs and posters.

Please get in contact to discuss your contribution, request more details and register for free.

We are keen to encourage participation by students and schools.