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RULES & APPLY: Artist of the Year


COMPETITION SCHEDULE 
Periodicity: Annually

Applications:

July 19 - 26
Judging 

July 27 - Sept 6
Competition Awards Announcement:

Sept 7

GENERAL INFORMATION


Artist of the Year is

  • the only one of our competitions exclusively open for participants who have won an award from our competitions in a given period of time (see timing details below).
  • the only one of our competitions without a qualifying round (pre-screening) round. 
  • the only one of our competitions with a non-shareable first prize in each age group and category.
ELIGIBILITY

The 3rd Edition of Artist of the Year Season 2018/2019 is 
EXCLUSIVELY OPEN FOR PRIZE WINNERS WHO HAVE WON AN AWARD FROM OUR COMPETITIONS IN THE PERIOD: 
June 16, 2018 - June 15, 2019

AGE GROUPS 
I. 5 – 7 years
II. 8 – 10
III. 11 – 13
IV. 14 – 16
V.17 – 19
VI. 20 – 22
VII. 23 - 25

AGE GROUPS (ensembles)
The same as above. Take into account the average age of the ensemble' members. 

CATEGORIES
I. Instrumentalists
II. Singers
III. Ensembles (instrumental and vocal groups from duo/duet to octet)

REPERTOIRE REQUIREMENTS

One free-choice piece from the Standard Repertoire: baroque, classical, romantic, modern and contemporary musical eras.

Participants can apply with a previously submitted piece for some of our competitions or with a new repertoire.
  • For large scale works e.g. concerto or sonata: one movement.  
  • Transcriptions/Adaptations/Arrangements are acceptable. For example, a piece of music adapted for another instrument(s) than which it was originally composed.
  • It's not required to know the piece by heart.
  • Applicable for piano instrumentalists only: the performance should be solo or with orchestra.
  • Applicable for all instrumentalists except pianists: the performance should be solo, with piano accompaniment or orchestra.
  • Applicable for singers: the performance should be “a cappella”, with instrumental accompaniment or orchestra.
  • Participants are required to submit a video recording* of their performance (YouTube link or other online video platform) 

    * Video recordings (audio not acceptable) must be genuinely performed by applicants and may not be edited, nor should any effects be added. This means you're not permitted to use video editing software to correct or enhance the sound.
    If you submit YouTube links, be sure your video(s) have the proper settings:
    YouTube Video Manager → videos → Basic Info → from the drop-down menu, please choose "Public" or "Unlisted". Do not choose  "Private". If your video is "Private" we won't be able to view it.


    APPLY NOW
    Application Instructions

    It's easy:

    1. Pay the administrative fee of $32.50.



    - Payment Method: pay with a PayPal account or with a bank account, debit or credit card, or PayPal Credit, via PayPal.
    - The Administrative Fee is Non-Refundable.
    - In the Aplication Form, please insert the PayPal Transaction ID.

    2. Fill out and submit the relevant Application Form via an encrypted connection on a HTTPS web page:


    JUDGING
    • Eight qualified judges will be evaluating audition materials.
    • The decision of the Jury is final and can’t be appealed. 
    • The awards will be based solely on the video recordings submitted.
    PRIZES
    • Multiple awards will be given in each age category.
    • The Jury may award additional special awards or specific acknowledgements.
    • The winners will receive diplomas. Their teachers may receive certificates by request.
    Competition Awards Announcement
    The competition results will be published on our website.

    Great Composers Competition reserves the right to make any changes into the rules, dates, schedules and other information related to the Competition.


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