Guitar ensembles and orchestras

1.Ensembles of at least 8 people, the average age of which does not exceed 26 years, are allowed to participate. Guitar ensembles or orchestras may include singers or instrumentalists (flute, violin, harp, cello, double bass, percussion, etc.) for individual works, part of their competition program.

2.In order to register for participation, each participant must fill in the online registration form by June 15, 2022.
Upon successful registration, each ensemble will receive an email with access to their profile on the festival website, in which to attach:
– document for paid fee;
– completed and signed GDPR declaration by all participants in the ensemble (personal data protection) – download the form here;
– current photo of the ensemble;
– a declaration confirming the age of the participants (of all participants in the ensebmle – download the form here.
– list of repertoire pieces that will be presented at the competition

3.The competition program has a maximum duration of 15 minutes.
The composition presents a free program of your choice.
The plays are performed by notes or by heart!

4.The participation fee is BGN 60 per staff. 
Fees are transferred by bank transfer, credit and debit cards or through the paypal payment system:
– Bank account:
First Investment Bank
IBAN: BG25FINV91501216145615
RECIPIENT: Art Next to Me Association
Grounds for translation: Participation fee + name of the participant + the category in which he will participate
– Address for paypal transaction: [email protected]
Grounds for translation: Participation fee + name of the composition + the category in which you will participate

5.The criteria for evaluation of the jury are: choice of repertoire, artistic and technical difficulty, skills for ensemble playing, interpretation, sound quality, stage presence.
The jury reserves the right not to award all prizes. The decisions of the jury are final and indisputable.

6.The results are officially announced in the online platform “zCore”, which will be posted on the festival website. Participants, as well as their relatives, are not allowed to request results from members of the jury before their official announcement by the organizers.
First prize is not shared between two participants. Second and third prizes can be shared between two participants with a very close result.
The winner of the first prize participates in a gala concert of the winners.

7.Prize fund:
First prize: Professional audio and video recording of the participation in the gala concert; diploma; material prizes provided by the sponsors of the festival;
Second prize: diploma; material prizes provided by the sponsors of the festival
Third prize: diploma; material prizes provided by the sponsors of the festival