General Terms

1.1 4th Pleven Guitar Festival will be held from 28th November to 2th December 2018. Organizers of the event are “Art Close to Me” Association and Community Centre “LIK-1959”
1.2 The Festival includes five concert evenings; competition divided in 5 categories; masterclasses; showroom of music products; presentation of musical instruments and luthiers, as well as collateral events: summer music academy, seminar, tour with 8 concerts in Bulgaria with the winners from the previuos edition.

2. TERMS OF PARTICIPATION:
2.1 The necessary documents for participation (application, photo and a copy of the fee payment receipt) will be admitted online no later than 9th October 2018. Every candidate, who applies after this date, is obliged to pay a 20% higher fee than the one given in 2.2.
2.2. Every candidate must pay a participation fee (as the regulations require) as it follows:
Classical guitar:
First A age group: up to 9 years – 10 euro
First B age group: up to 11 years – 15 euro
Second A age group: up to 13 years – 20 euro
Second B age group: up to 15 years – 20 euro
Third age group: up to 19 years – 50 euro
Fourth age group: no age limits – 70 euro
Acoustic guitar: no age limits – 15 euro
Electric guitar:
First age group: up to 19 years – 10 euro
Second age group: no age limits – 30 euro
Guitar and voice: no age limits– 30 euro (per group)
Open stage: no age limits – 10 euro /per group or participant/
2.3. The fees are transferred to a bank account, with credit card or via PayPal:
Bank account WITH First Investment Bank
IBAN: BG25FINV91501216145615
BIC: FINVBGSF
ACCOUNT HOLDER: Association “Art close to me”
PAYMENT PURPOSE: Payment of registration fee + name of the participant+ the category he competes in.
PayPal address: [email protected]
PAYMENT PURPOSE: Payment of registration fee + name of the participant+ the category he competes in.
2.4. Every participant can take part in more than one age category.
2.5 In case of audio or video recordings of all happenings related to the competition, competitors my not request financial compensation from organiser. Also if they do not participate on copmpetition competitors my not request financial refund of participation fee.
2.6 The order of appearance of the participants will be drawn automatically on 26th November 2018. The event will be streamed live vie the online platforms of the Pleven Guitar Festival. The schedule of the participants’ appearance will be published on the site on the same day.
2.7 Regulations:
Classical guitar:
First A age group: up to 9 years
First B age group: up to 11 years
Second A age group: up to 13 years
Second B age group: up to 15 years
Third age group: up to 19 years
Fourth age group: no age limits
Acoustic guitar: no age limits
Electric guitar:
First age group: up to 19 years
Second age group: no age limits
Guitar and voice: no age limits
Open stage: no age limits

3. PRIZE FUND:
3.1 Every registered participant gets a diploma and material prizes.
3.2 The winners in each category receive prizes that have been announced on the Festival website in advance. They cannot be changed or replaced with their money equipollence.
3.3 The prize fund amounts to 34 101 leva, in the form of money prizes, material prizes and participation in festivals, concerts, summer academies which will be divided in all categories and age groups.

4. TERMS OF ACTIVE PARTICIPATION IN THE MASTERCLASSES:
4.1 The fee per hour (40 min)  is 20 euro. Per two  hours (with one or two teachers) – 35 euro, and per three hours – 55 euro.
4.2 The fee for active participation in the masterclasses should be paid:
-upon arrival or in advance via bank transfer or paypal (if the participant has paid a participation fee)
-in advance via bank transfer or paypal (if the participant will take part only in masterclasses)
4.3 The number of places in the masterclasses is limited. Everyone who wishes to participate will be registered until the limit is reached.

5. PARTICIPANTS AND GUESTS ENSCONCING PACKAGE:
The package amounts to 150 euro per participant and includes:
-5 nights in a hotel “Touristicheski dom Kailaka” (breakfast, lunch and dinner included and conformable to the schedule of the competition)
-Concert tickets for all concert evenings
-Access to all events during the Festival – contests, masterclasses, showroom
-Organized transport to and from the concert evenings/halls in town
-Opportunity to take part in a Pleven Historical City Tour
These packages are also limited amount (until the hotel capacity is reached).
5.1 There are other hotels and restaurants available (also partners of the event)
5.2 The organizers provide organized transport to and from Sofia airport– 30 euro

6. CONCERT TICKETS PRICE:
– free access when using an ensconcing package
– promotional package for all 5 concerts – 20 euro (only for guests on the festival)
– ticket price for one concert: the prices begin from 6 euro

7. Do not hesitate to ask for information about all kinds of questions on: [email protected]

8. The organizers have the right to change the terms of participation when needed.