31 October 2017
The European television championship “Euro Folk 2017” is taking part within the Musical Feasts “Euro Folk 2017” – The world is television. The Musical feasts “Euro Folk” last during the entire year of 2017 under the aegis of the European Association of Folklore Festivals EAFF. In 2016, within the Musical Feasts “Euro Folk”, ninety international musical festivals were held in different countries and in 2017 besides them the European television championship for folklore shall be held. We are expecting other festivals for traditional and folklore arts to join us.
Any team or individual performer could participate in the European television championship for folklore “Euro Folk 2017” if they comply with the following conditions:
1. Fill an application form for participation;
2. Send to the address stated below two of their performances on DVD. If you have participated in a Festival of Musical Feasts "Euro Folk", you participate with ready recordings from the festival.
3. Pay on the bank account stated below the participation fee in the amount of 150 EUR. This sum is also considered as the subscription to the European Association for Folklore Festivals – EAFF for 2017.
The performances of the participants in the European television championship for folklore “Euro Folk 2017” are going to be shown on the World Internet television “EuroFolkTV” at http://tv.eurofolk.com at least three times a day, during a month. The program for the respective month will include performances of groups and individual performers who have submitted their application form at least 60 days before the beginning of the month. Example: In January 2017 there are going to be included performances of groups, who have submitted application form by the end of October 2016.
The ranking will be done depending on the votes of the audience, submitted to E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. The message must contain the following text:
“For the championship – number of category and number of the respective performance.”
Only one vote shall be counted for the respective month, coming form the same e-mail address.
In each of the following categories, there will be First Award to be given every month. The categories are:
1. folklore songs;
2. folklore dances;
3. individual performers;
4. old town songs.
In each of the categories, there will be First Award given to young performers who are under the age of 21.
The awarded groups and individual performers will receive a First Award Winning Diploma for the relevant category.
Each month, the performance that received the most votes will receive Grand Prix. The group who received a Grand Prix will also receive a diploma for European folklore champion for the relevant month.
The winner-teams receive their diplomas by the Mayor of the relevant Municipality.
In January 2018 there will be a championship for the annual First Awards by categories and Grand Prix. The winners of the twelve months of 2017 will participate in this championship. Participants who received awards will also receive a diploma for European folklore champion in the relevant category, and their leader – a diploma for “Maestro” of Euro Folk Academy.
Each of the participants, being the holder of the copyright, gives their consent for the performances to be shown in the TV products of Euro Folk Academy.
No remuneration shall be paid to the participants in European television championship for folklore “Euro Folk”.
The bank account for paying the participation fee of 150 Euro is:
First Investment Bank
Branch Veliko Tarnovo 5000, 5 Bacho Kiro str., Bulgaria
IBAN No: BG76FINV91501215318742
For EAFF - European Association of Folklore Festivals
The sum must be paid after the application form has been confirmed by EAFF.
The address, where you should send your DVD is:
5004 Veliko Tarnovo
Post Box: 27
European Association for Folklore Festivals EAFF
For Euro Folk
The organizers reserve the right not to broadcast materials which are not corresponding to the minimal artistic or technical requirements.