Guitar and voice

up to 18 years

1. In this group, participants are up to the age of 18 (Born in 2002 or later, as of the start date of the competition). 

  1. The competition program has a maximum duration of 8 minutes. Participants present a video recording with freely selected works in musical style from the following:

– jazz
– pop
– rock
– and others.

In case the project is by one artist, he should present his vocal repertoire with guitar accompaniment. Each participant can use an acoustic guitar – steel string guitar, classical guitar – nylon string guitar or both types of guitar at their discretion, depending on the nature of the songs presented. The use of other musical instruments is also allowed. The maximum number of participants in a group is 8. The same participant can be part of one or more groups. It is not allowed to perform instrumental compositions! The repertoire is performed by heart!

The video recording must meet the following requirements:

As proof that the video is intended for this competition, the participant is obliged to state his / her name, surname and year of birth, as well as the program to be performed before completing the competition program;

– The recording should be sent in the application form in the form of a download link, using one of the following platforms: google drive, wetransfer, etc. .;

Hands and face should be clearly visible throughout the recording;

-the whole competition program must be performed as in a normal competition (all pieces are shot in one video file, in one frame, without any additional video or audio editing);

– The camcorder is not allowed to stop during recording;

-the record that does not meet the required conditions will be returned to the contractor, with a request to send in time a new record that meets all the rules.

  1. Recommendations for video recording can be seen here.
  1. The participation fee is 30 euro and has to be paid until November 13, 2020. After this date it is possible to sign up, but with a 20% higher fee until November 20, 2020.

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 participate

  1. The criteria for evaluation of the jury are: choice of repertoire (different eras and styles), artistic and technical difficulty, correctness of the musical text, interpretation, quality of tone, stage presence.

The jury  reserves the right not to award all announced prizes. The decisions of the jury are final and indisputable!

  1. The results are officially announced in the online platform “zCore”, which will be posted on the festival website. Participants, as well as their companions, are not allowed to request results from members of the jury before their official announcement by the organizers.
  1. Prize fund: First Prize: diplom, medal, material prizes from the sponsors of the festival; participation in the virtual concert of the winners

Second prize: diploma, medal, material prizes from the sponsors of the festival, participation in the virtual concert of the winners

Third prize: diploma, medal, material prizes from the sponsors of the festival, participation in the virtual concert of the winners

More than one first, second or third place can be awarded in this category, depending on the result:

90-100 points -First prize

80-89 points –Second prize

70-79 points- Third prize

All prizes are sent by courier at the expense of the festival

  1. In order to register for participation, each participant must fill in the online registration form in which to attach:

– Document for paid fee;

– Completed and signed GDPR declaration (protection of personal data) – HERE;

– Photo;

– A declaration from a parent confirming the age of the participant – HERE.