Electric guitar

no age limits

1. There are no age limit in this group.
     In order to register for participation, each participant must fill in the online registration form until 11.1.2021 in which to attach:
–  А downloadable link with the video recording made for the competition (suggested platforms: google drive, dropbox, wetransfer, one drive et.c.) Please do not send facebook or youtube links because of quality compression risk.
– Document for paid fee;
– Completed and signed GDPR declaration – download HERE;
– Photo;

2. The competition program has a maximum duration of 10-12 minutes. Participants present a video recording with freely selected works in musical style from the following:
– rock
– blues
– fusion
– jazz
– ethno-jazz
– and others.
Each participant can use only an electric guitar.
The repertoire is performed by heart!


3. Video recording requirements:
-As proof that the video is made specially for this competition, the participant is obliged to pronounce his/her name, year of birth, as well as the program which will be presented.
– The recording should be uploaded as a downloadable link in the application form;
– 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);
– Suggested audio level: from -12 db to -6 db  (peak -3 db/lowest point -18 db)
– The camcorder is not allowed to stop during recording;
– The record that does not meet the required conditions will be returned to the participant, 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 140 BGN (approx. 72 euro) and has to be paid until 11.1.2021.
    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
    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. Participants can perform as soloists and / or present pieces with a backing track. The performance can be accompanied by one to three accompanists who have a supporting role. The accompanists do not pay a participation fee. Their skills are not evaluated. They do not compete and do not receive prizes. The accompanists are registered at the registration of the participants. 
  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.

    First prize is not shared between two participants. Second and third prizes can be shared between two participants with a very close result.
    Prize fund:
    First Prize: Invitation for paid engagements with total fee of 2000 BGN (approx. 1000 euro) (+all costs for transport, hotel and food):
    – concert during Pleven Guitar Fest 2021;
    – jury during Pleven Guitar Fest 2021;
    – workshop Pleven Guitar Fest 2021;
    – online concert; 

    Second prize: 800 BGN (approx: 400) euro, digital diploma, participation in a virtual concert of the winners of the festival
    Third prize: 600 BGN (approx: 300) euro, digital diploma, participation in a virtual concert of the winners of the festival