Fourth age group

no age limits

1. In this category there is no age limit.
In order to register for participation, each participant must fill in the online registration form (until 6.12.2021). Afterwards each participant will have access to it’s profile in the festival website, in which to attach:
–  А
 downloadable link with the video recording made for the competition (suggested platforms: google drive, dropbox, wetransfer, one drive et.c.) Please do not send facebook or youtube links because of quality compression risk.
– Document for paid fee;
– Completed and signed GDPR declaration – download HERE;
– Photo;

2. The competition program has duration of 17-20 minutes. Participants present a downloadable link with video recording, along with the application form, from different musical eras (baroque, classical, romanticism, etc.).
The repertoire is performed by heart!

3. Video recording requirements:
– Videos made during the last one calendar year (2021) are allowed to participate.
– The recording should be sent as a single file and attached to the recording form via a download link.
The video may be stopped between the pieces but NOT during the pieces.
– The video must not have  play-back editing (it is allowed to use an external microphone, but in this case, the audio and the video recordings have to be in sync)
– The video format have to be in the 16:9 rate, in landscape format (not portrait), without zooming.
– Hands and face should be clearly visible throughout the recording and the camera must be stationary.;
Audio effect is allowed but without excessive echo/reverb;
– Suggested audio level: from -12 db to -6 db  (peak -3 db/lowest point -18 db)
– Videos made in an outdoor environment will not be allowed.
– The record that does not meet the required conditions will be returned to the participant, with a request to send in time a new record that meets all the rules. 

4. Recommendations for video recording can be seen here.

5. The participation fee is 140 BGN (approx. 72 euro) and has to be paid until December 6th, 2021.
The fee is transferred by bank transfer, by credit and debit cards or through the paypal payment system:
– Bank account:
First Investment Bank
IBAN: BG25FINV91501216145615
BIC: FINVBGSF
RECIPIENT: Art Close to Me Association
Purpose of payment: Participation fee + name of participant + category in which he will participate
– Address for PayPal transaction: [email protected]
Purpose of payment : Participation fee + name of participant + category in which he will participate

6. The criteria for evaluation of the jury are: Choice of repertoire and stylistic realization, artistic interpretation, technical mastery of the instrument and difficulty of the repertoire, tone control (quality and Intonation), stage presence.
The jury  reserves the right not to award all announced prizes. The decisions of the jury are final and indisputable!

7. The results are officially announced in the online platform “zCore”, which will be posted on the festival website. Participants, as well as their friends or parents, 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.

8. Prize fund: 
First Prize: Invitation for paid engagements with total fee of 3000 BGN (approx. 1500 euro) (+all costs for transport, hotel and food):
– concert during Pleven Guitar Fest 2022;
– jury during Pleven Guitar Fest 2022;
– masterclasses during Pleven Guitar Fest 2022;
– teacher in Summer Guitar Academy Pleven 2022;
– digital diploma, participation in a virtual concert of the winners of the festival
Second prize: Money Prize , free participation in Transilvania International Guitar Festival 2022, digital diploma, participation in a virtual concert of the winners of the festival
Third prize: Money Prize , free participation in Tremolo International Guitar Festival 2022, digital diploma, participation in a virtual concert of the winners of the festival
Fourth prize: Free license for L’Art de la guitare , digital diploma
Fifth prize: Free license for L’Art de la guitare , digital diploma
Sixth prize: Free license for L’Art de la guitare , digital diploma

In this category they will be rewarded and diplomas for an excellent performance.

 

 

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