Dance gains in popularity as new competition items are added to the competitions repertoire including: the Ballarat Ballet Guild Junior Ballet Championship, the Modern Dance Piroutte Championship Solo and the Don West Operatic Senior Ballet Championship.

A special prize of $100 is donated to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the birth of poet Adam Lindsay Gordon. A keen horseman, Gordon lived in Ballarat for a short time, where he rented stables at Craig’s hotel and joined the Ballarat Troop Lighthorse.