General Terms

1.1 The 5th Pleven Guitar Festival will be held from 27th November to 1st December 2018. Organizers of the event are “Art Close to Me” Association and Community Centre “LIK-1959”. Co-organizers of the event are Pleven municipality, National school of arts “Panayot Pipkov” – Pleven, Community centre “Saglasie”
1.2 The Festival includes five concert evenings; competition in 4 categories divided in different age groups; masterclasses; showroom of music products; presentation of musical instruments and luthiers, as well as collateral events: summer music academy, seminar for teachers, National tour of the winners in 4th and 3rd age groups with 8 concerts in Bulgaria.

2. TERMS OF PARTICIPATION:
2.1 The necessary documents for participation (application, photo, declaration and consent for the processing of personal data (GDPR) and a copy of the fee payment receipt will be admitted online no later than 9th October 2019. Every candidate, who applies after this date, but no later than 31th October 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 – 15 euro
First B age group: up to 11 years – 20 euro
Second A age group: up to 13 years – 25 euro
Second B age group: up to 15 years – 25 euro
Third age group: up to 19 years – 50 euro
Fourth age group: no age limits – 70 euro
Classical guitar – ensembles (International competition)
Chamber music: no age limits – 15 euro (fee per participant)
Guitar orchestras: no age limits – 10 euro (fee per participant)
Acoustic guitar: no age limits – 30 euro
Electric guitar: no age limits – 30 euro
Guitar and voice: no age limits– 15 euro (fee per participant)

2.3. Fees are payable trough bank transfer, 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 under the condition that he follows the terms of each category he would like to participate in.
2.5 By sending their application , each participant consents to the general term and conditions and concedes the copyrights of the recording and pictures from their performance in the competition for transparency and advertisement of the event.  
2.6 The order of appearance of the participants will be drawn automatically on 24th November 2019. The schedule of the participants’ appearance will be published on the site on the same day.

2.7 Regulations of each categories:
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

Classical guitar – ensembles (International competition)
Chamber music: no age limits
Guitar orchestras: no age limits
Acoustic guitar: no age limits
Electric guitar: no age limits
Guitar and voice: no age limits

3. PRIZE FUND:
3.1 Each registered participant receives a diploma and material prizes.
3.2 The winners in each category will receive prizes that have been announced on the Festival website in advance. They cannot be changed or replaced with their money equivalence.
3.3 The prize fund consists of financial and material prizes that are given out in each category according the decision of the organisational committee 
3.4 The award ceremony will be held on 1st December 2019. Prizes which have not been claimed will be transferred to the fund for the next edition
3.5 After the end of the competition the results of each participant will be published on the site of the festival

4. TERMS FOR ACTIVE PARTICIPATION IN THE MASTERCLASSES:
4.1 The fee per class (40 minutes) is 25 euro. Per two classes (with one or two teachers) – 40 euro, and per three classes – 65 euro.
4.2 The number of masterclasses is limited. Everyone who wishes to participate will be registered until the limit is reached.
4.3 The fee for active participation in the masterclasses is to be paid:
-upon arrival or in advance via bank transfer or paypal (if the participant has paid his participation fee)
-in advance via bank transfer or paypal (if the participant will take part only in masterclasses)

5.WORKSHOPS:
During the 5th Pleven Guitar Festival, workshops on different subjects will take place.
Participation fee:
-Free, if the participant takes parts in the competition
-Free, if the participant buys a festival pass, which gives access to all events that will be held during the festival
-Free, if the participant uses the accommodation package 
-10 euro (the fee is to be payed on the day the workshop takes place)

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

7. CONCERT TICKETS PRICE:
– free access when using an accommodation package
– promotional package for all 5 concerts 

8. Do not hesitate to ask for questions regarding all kinds of information at [email protected]

9. The organizers reserve the right to change the terms of participation when needed.