General Terms

1.1 The Sixth International Pleven Guitar Festival, for the first time will be held online through the official profiles of the festival on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, from September 3 to December 14, 2020. The organizers are the Art close to me Association and the LIK Community Center.
1.2 The festival includes concert; international competition in 4 genre categories, divided into groups of different ages; master classes; workshops; presentation of musical products, presentation of musical instruments and luthiers; as well as other events like online summer music academy and seminar for teachers.

  1. CONDITIONS FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE COMPETITION:

2.1 This year, the international competition, which is part of the 6th Pleven Guitar Festival, will be held online from December 1 to December 14, 2020. 
All competition categories will be broadcast live and will be shared across the social media platforms: facebook, youtube and more.
The international jury will evaluate participants in real time with a specially designed software. All participants will be able to see their total result as well as the results of each criteria which are forming the total score.
Every participant has to send in advance his performance in a video format, which follows the rules of the competition for the appropriate competition category.
In order to be as objective as possible, the jury’s vote is announced as soon as the category is completed, and all ratings will be published instantly.

2.2 Necessary documents for participation (online application form with a photo attached to it, a GDPR declaration, a copy of a document for paid fee and if necessary a declaration for certifying the age of the participant) are accepted online no later than 13.11. 2020 Any candidate who enrolls after this date, but no later than November 20, pays a fee that is 20% higher than that specified in 2.3.

2.3 Each participant is required to pay a participation fee under a regulation as follows:

Classical guitar – soloists (international competition)
First A group: up to 9 years old – 60 BGN  ( approx. 31 euro)
First B group: up to 11 years old – 60 BGN  ( approx. 31 euro)
Second A group: up to 13 years old – 60 BGN  ( approx. 31 euro)
Second B group: up to 15 years old – 60 BGN  ( approx. 31 euro)
Third A age group: up to 17 years old – 80 BGN  ( approx. 41 euro)
Third B age group: up to 19 years old – 100 BGN  ( approx. 51 euro)
Fourth age group (no age limit) – 140 BGN  ( approx. 72 euro)

Classical guitar – Ensembles (international competition)
Chamber music:
First age group: up to 18 years – 60 BGN  ( approx. 31 euro)
Second age group: (no age limit) – 100 BGN  ( approx. 51 euro)
Guitar orchestras and ensembles: (no age limit) – no participation fee

Acoustic guitar:
First age group: up to 18 years old – 60 BGN  ( approx. 31 euro)
Second age group: (no age limit) – 100 BGN  ( approx. 51 euro)

Electric guitar:
First age group: up to 18 years old – 60 BGN  ( approx. 31 euro)
Second age group: (no age limit) – 140 BGN  ( approx. 72 euro)

Guitar and voice:
First age group: up to 18 years old – 60 BGN  ( approx. 31 euro)
Second age group: no age limit– 140 BGN  ( approx. 72 euro)

2.4 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 participateGrounds for translation: Participation fee + name of participant (composition) + category in which you will participate.

Unified payment is allowed for two or more fees (for guitar orchestras, ensembles)

2.5 Anyone can participate in more than one age or genre category, provided that he fully complies with the regulations of the respective groups in which he wishes to participate.
2.6 Upon submission of the necessary documents, each participant agrees to the terms of the regulation and agrees to grant free of charge the rights to the recordings and photos from its presentation in the competition, for the purpose of transparency and advertising of the event.
2.7 The order for the appearance of the participants will be organized on the basis of the applications for participation. The first to apply for participation will be number one, etc.
2.8 Regulation by category:

Classical guitar – soloists (international competition)
First A age group: up to 9 years old
First B age group: up to 11 years old
Second A age group: up to 13 years old
Second B age group: up to 15 years old
Third A age group: up to 17 years old
Third B age group: up to 19 years old
Fourth age group: no age restrictions

Classical guitar – ensembles (international competition)
Chamber music:
First age group: up to 18 years old
Second age group: no age limit 
Guitar orchestras and ensembles: no age limit

Acoustic guitar:
First age group – up to 18 years old
Second age group: no age limit

Electric guitar:
First age group: up to 18 years old
Second age group: no age limit

Guitar and voice:
First age group: up to 18 years old
Second age group: no age limit

  1. PRIZE FUND:

3.1 Each participant who is registered receives a diploma for participation and prizes.
– diploma for participating in a digital version;
– voucher for 10 % discount on the fee for participation in Summer guitar academy which will be held in Pleven, Bulgaria in the end of July, 2021;
– voucher for 20 % discount on the fee for participation in online guitar academy which will be held  in the end of June, 2021;
– voucher for 15 % discount on the fee for online guitar masterclass during Pleven Guitar Fest 2020;
– voucher for 15 % discount on the fee for all webinars during Pleven Guitar Fest 2020.

3.2 The winners in the respective categories receive prizes that are announced in advance on the festival website. They cannot be changed or exchanged for their monetary equivalent.
3.3 The prize fund is expressed in cash and in digital prizes, which are distributed in the respective categories and age groups by decision of the organizing committee.
3.4 The official announcement of the awards will take place on December 13, 2020. 
3.5 After the end of the competition, the ranking of the participants will be published on the festival website.

 4. CONDITIONS FOR ACTIVE PARTICIPATION IN ONLINE MASTERCLASSES:
4.1 The fee for one lesson (40 minutes) is 50 BGN (approx. 25 euro). 
4.2 The number of places in the master classes is limited, and those who are interested will be satisfied in the order of their registration until the limit is exhausted.
4.3 The fee for active participation in the master classes is paid in advance by bank transfer.

 

  1. WEBINARS:
    Webinars on various topics will be held during the International Guitar Festival Pleven 2020.
    Fee:
    – 50 BGN (approx.25 euro) (the fee is paid in advance by bank transfer).

    6. ONLINE CONCERT PLATFORM
    Conditions for participation:

    6.1. Participants can be amateurs or professionals with no age limit.

    6.2. It is necessary to send a request for participation in which to attach a video with a maximum duration of 12 minutes with one of the following genre orientations:
    -classical guitar;
    -electric guitar;
    -acoustic guitar;
    -Guitar + (guitar and voice, groups, chamber music, etc.).

    6.3. Participants submit a video recording, together with the registration form. The deadline for registration is October 2, 2020. You should attach to it:
    – Document for paid fee;
    – Completed and signed GDPR declaration (protection of personal data) – form for participants over 18 – HERE;
    – Completed and signed GDPR declaration (protection of personal data) – form for participants under 18 – HERE;

    – photo

    6.4. Each participant should have a good artistic vision and the appropriate clothing, which ensures it according to his ideas. Videos with obscene content as well as inappropriate vision will not be allowed on the concert platform. Videos that tarnish the prestige of the festival and of specific individuals will also not be allowed to participate.

    6.5. Recommendations for video recording can be found here.

    6.6 The participation fee is 50 BGN (approx.25 euro). It is paid until November 2, 2020. After this date it is not possible to register. Fees are 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 Next 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

    6.7. Each participant will receive a confirmation of participation, as well as the date on which the concert will be broadcast with its performance.
    6.8. A week before the broadcasting, the organizers will publish information for each participant on the festival’s website, which includes a photo of him, as well as a short biography. The information will also be published on the social platforms Facebook and Instagram.

    6.9. Each video will be included in the ranking of viewers. The audience will vote for the best video and the top five performers will receive professional engagements from the organizers.

    7. For any questions, please contact: [email protected]

    8. The organizers reserve the right to change the conditions in case of need.