Reading out the wrong winners was not a concern at this year’s Peterborough Drama Festival.
But for hundreds of pupils there was the pressure of performing against other young people from across the city with plenty of trophies up for grabs.
The event was held at the Salvation Army citadel on Friday and Saturday last week with approximately 500 entrants and around 40 to 50 trophies handed out.
The contestants ranged from the age of five all the way to 60 years old with their performances judged by professional adjudicators.
Categories ranges from reading prose and verse to acting, improvisation, story-telling, original poems and mime.
The awards for best overall individual and best overall school will be decided by the festival’s committee at a later date.
Festival chair Pam Tedcastle said: “The festival was very successful. We had a new venue but it was excellent and everybody without fail thought it was lovely.
“The staff at the citadel were so helpful it made it quite a pleasure to be there. We were genuinely very pleased.”