Third age group

up to 19 years

1. Youths who have turned 19 years by the time of the starting date of the contest, can take part in this category (born after 1999).

2. The programme includes two rounds. The participants must perform plays in different music styles (Baroque, Classicism, Romanticism, etc.)
First round: maximum duration of 10 minutes
Second round: maximum duration of 15 minutes
Participants, whose result is determined by the jury and the organizers, are allowed to the second round.
The participant is not allowed to play the same repertoire in the second round.
The repertoire should be performed by heart!

3. The participation fee in this category is 50 euro. It should be paid no later than 9th October 2018
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.

4. The assessment criteria of the jury are: choice of repertoire (different epochs and styles), artistic and technical difficulty, compliance of the musical text, interpretation, tone quality, stage presence.
The jury can interrupt the participants when the time is prolonged. It also reserves the right not to give all the announced prizes. The decisions of the jury are definitive and not liable to discussion.

5.The results are announced on the online platform “zCore” that will be uploaded on the website of the Festival. The participants as well as their companions do not have the right to require information bout the results from the members of the jury before they are officially announced by the organizers.
First prize cannot be divided between two participants. Second and third prize may be divided between two participants with almost similar results.

6. Prize fund:
First prize: Invitation for taking part in a tour with fee of 400€ (8 concerts, that will be held in Bulgaria in 2019), participation in Pleven guitar festival 2019 (full coverage, fee+accommodation), plaquette, material prizes, ), prize by Savarez, prize by Balkanota, video of taking part at the Gala concert.
Second prize: plaquette, participation in Summer Guitar Academy Pleven 2018 (full coverage of the fee that amounts to 200 euro), prize by Savarez, prize by Balkanota, prize by A. Ourkouzounov, prize by ‘Les productions d’OZ’, prize by ‘Art Close To Me’ Association
Third prize: plaquette, participation in Summer Guitar Academy Pleven 2018 (full coverage of the fee that amounts to 200 euro) prize by Savarez, prize by Balkanota, prize by A. Ourkouzounov, prize by ‘Les productions d’OZ’, prize by ‘Art Close To Me’ Association
Three material consolation prizes by Savarez, by A. Ourkouzounov, by ‘Art Close To Me’ Association
The winner of the first prize takes part in the Gala Concert of the laureates.

7. Necessary documents for participation:
-fee payment receipt
-application for participation