The Inverness Music Festival is not just a festival--it is a competition. Contenders of all ages get a chance to win one or several of the 69 different awards (although, the trophies must be returned the following year). Entrants display their talents in all kinds of arts, from singing and playing musical instruments to reciting poetry. With over 4000 participants, the Inverness Music Festival is one of the largest events of its type in the UK. Winning an award here is truly an honor.