First 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 for the competition is with a maximum duration of 10 minutes. It includes freely chosen pieces in one of the following music styles:
– rock
– blues
– fusion
– jazz
– ethno jazz
– others
All the participants are allowed to use only electric guitar. Sound technology is also allowed as well as other kinds of electronic sound. The music appliances can be set up no longer than two minutes during the competition.
The repertoire should be played by heart!

3. The participation fee in this category is 10 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 genres and styles), artistic and technical difficulty, character of the plays, interpretation, stage presence. The jury can interrupt the participants when the time is prolonged.

5. The participants can perform as soloists and/or they may also perform plays with a backing track (instrumental recorded either on a memory stick or CD). The performance can be accompanied by one to three accompanists whose role supporting. The accompanists do not have to pay participation fee. Their skills are not assessed. They do not compete and do not get prizes. The accompanists’ number must be stated upon applying for the competition.

6. 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

7. Prize fund:
First prize: plaquette, musical accessories, prize by Savarez, prize by Balkanota, prize by ‘Art Close To Me’ Association
Second prize: plaquette, prize by Savarez, prize by ‘Art Close To Me’ Association
Third prize: plaquette, prize by Savarez, prize by ‘Art Close To Me’ Association
Fourth, fifth and sixth consolation prizes are material.

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