Where possible the Inverness Festival Association engages adjudicators who are registered with The British and International Federation of Festivals for Music, Speech and Dance. All performers are adjudicated and given a written appraisal of their performance. As this is a Festival and not an exam it is not always the performer with the best voice, or musical ability that wins. It is the performer who has given the best performance who will win.

During the adjudication of a class only the first three places are usually announced.

Adjudication sheets must be collected by the performer or applicant after the close of each class. No responsibility will be accepted for the safe keeping of sheets.