Festival - competition will be held in Georgia, on the picturesque Black Sea coast, in one of the concert halls of the city - the resort of Batumi. During their stay in Georgia, collectives will have the opportunity not only to participate in the festival, but also to get acquainted with Georgian history and culture. The program of the festival-competition consists of the Opening, competitive performances, round tables and master classes, Award Ceremonies and Gala concerts, sightseeing tours in order to familiarize with the cultural and historical heritage of the country.

Festival Dates:

Program No. 1 (Tbilisi - Batumi): July 15-22
Program No. 2 (Batumi): July 17-22
 
Festival - competition will be held in Georgia, on one of the scenes of the picturesque Black Sea coast of sunny Adjara.   
During their stay in Georgia, collectives will have the opportunity not only to participate in the festival, but also to get acquainted with Georgian history and culture.
The program of the festival-competition consists of the Opening, competitive performances, round tables and master classes, the Award Ceremony and the Gala of the concert, sightseeing tours to familiarize with the cultural and historical heritage of the country.
 
PRIZE  FUND  OF  THE  FESTIVAL - CONTEST  - 10,000 EUR
Depending on the award awarded by the jury, the ensemble or individual performer will receive certificates from the companies in the amount of 300 - 2500 euros, which they can use when participating in our subsequent projects.

Мain goals and objectives:

  • Creating opportunities for children, adolescents and young people to have creative communication;
  • Identification of new talents;
  • The development of culture and the strengthening of interethnic cooperation;
  • The opportunity to get acquainted with samples of national culture and art;
  • Acquaintance with the best creative teams, establishing creative contacts between participants;
  • Exchange of experience of the participating countries of the festival in the artistic education of children,      adolescents and youth;
  • Creation of conditions for support and development of children's and youth creativity.

Terms of participation:

The festival is attended by children (from 5 to 16 years old), youth (from 16 to 25 years old) and adults (from 26 years old and above) groups and individual performers in the following nominations: vocals, choreography, instrumental genre, original genre, theater, art word, fashion theaters, visual arts, arts and crafts, photo art.
 
I. Vocals (folk, pop, jazz, academic)
1. Solo;
2. Duets;
3. Ensembles (from 3 to 4 people);
4. Show groups;
5. Choirs.
Evaluation criteria: musicality, artistic interpretation of a musical work, purity of intonation and sound quality, beauty of timbre and strength of voice, stage culture, complexity of the repertoire, correspondence of the repertoire to the performing abilities and age category of the performer, performing skills.
The duration of the work is not more than 4 minutes.
 
II. Choreography (folk, pop, classical, ballroom dance, modern, jazz, street dance, hip-hop, break dance, disco, belly dance, etc.)
1. Solo;
2. Duets;
3. Small forms (from 3 to 4 people);
4. Ensembles.
Evaluation criteria: performing skills, performance technique, compositional composition of the number, the repertoire’s correspondence with the age characteristics of the performers, stage performance (plastic, costume, props, performance culture), selection and conformity of musical and choreographic material, artistry, disclosure of the artistic image.
The duration of the work is not more than 5 minutes.
 
ІІІ. Instrumental genre (folk, classical, pop, jazz)
1. Solo;
2. Duets;
3. Small forms (from 3 to 4 people);
4. Ensembles;
5. Orchestras.
Evaluation criteria: purity of performance, technique of owning instruments, mastery of the dynamics of sound, the complexity of the work performed, creative personality, the artistic value of the repertoire, originality, artistry.
The duration of the work is not more than 4 minutes.
 
IV. Original genre (circus numbers, acrobatics, clowning, gymnastics, juggling, shows with the subject, illusion, etc.)
1. Solo;
2. Duets;
3. Small forms (from 3 to 4 people);
4. The team;
Evaluation criteria: performing skills, technicality, compositional composition of the number, the repertoire’s correspondence with the age characteristics of the performers, stage performance (plastic, costume, props, performance culture), artistry, disclosure of the artistic image, entertainment, coordination of movements and physical preparation, design, originality.
The duration of the work is not more than 5 minutes.
 
V. Theatrical work (drama, puppet theater, musical, plastic and pantomime, street theater, parody theater, shadow theater, solo performance, etc.)
Evaluation criteria: disclosure and brightness of artistic images, performing level, stage performance (plastic, costume, performance culture), the repertoire’s relevance to the age characteristics of the performers, the performance design, props, and diction of the actors.
The duration of the work is not more than 10 minutes.
 
VI. Artistic word (verses, prose, fable)
Evaluation criteria: revealing the creative personality of the contestant, artistry, charm, emotional impact on the listener, completeness of the disclosure of the theme of the work, speech literacy.
The duration of the work is not more than 4 minutes.
 
VII. Fashion theaters (retro collection, ethno - collection, collection of the future, collection in the modern style, know-how collection, etc.)
Evaluation criteria: originality of the theme, consistency in style (costume, hairstyle, choreography, musical accompaniment), additions and accessories, artistic performance.
The duration of the work is not more than 10 minutes.
 
VIII. Fine art (painting, graphics, design)
Assessment criteria: age-appropriate, workmanship, topic development, color scheme, color, composition, expressiveness, emotionality, originality.
Participants submit 3 entries.
 
IX. Arts and crafts (woodwork (carving, painting, birch bark, marquetry), clay work (ceramics, small sculpture), weaving (tapestry, lace, embroidery, patchwork), metal work (chasing, jewelry), natural materials (straw, vine, reed, other natural materials)
Evaluation criteria: creative approach to work, artistic taste, originality, knowledge and preservation of national traditions, skillful combination of traditions and innovation in the manufacture of work, imagination in the use of materials of manufactured products, possession of the selected technique, aesthetic appearance and design of work, age-appropriate, application new technologies and materials, unconventional use of well-known materials.
Participants submit 3 entries.
 
X. Photography
Evaluation criteria: the plot of the photo, originality, photo quality, informational content.
Participants submit 3 entries.

Age categories:

  • 1 age category - 5 - 10years old
  • 2 age category - 11-15years old
  • 3 age category - 16 - 20years old
  • 4 age category - 21 - 25years old
  • 5 age category - 26 years and above
  • 6 age category – mixed

Festival requirements:

  • Each team must submit 2 numbers
  • Solo, blowing, small forms - 1 number
  • Phonogram carriers are CD, FLASH - media or a mini disc with high sound quality.
  • Each sound recording should be on a separate medium with the name of the work, the name of the ensemble or the name of the artist, as well as the duration of the work.
  • The vocalists are not allowed to perform under the “+” phonogram.
  • To participate in the gala concert, groups and solo performers are selected by decision of the jury and the organizing committee.
  • For the nominations "Visual Arts", "Decorative and Applied Creativity" and "Photo Art", the championship will be held in the form of an exhibition of works.
  • Each participant must submit 3 works at the competition.
  • Requirements for registration of work:
    • for the nomination "Visual Arts", a sign must be affixed at work indicating: city, institution, surname, name of the child, age, name of work, director;
    • for the nomination “Decorative and applied arts”, a sign should be placed near the work, which indicates: city, institution, surname, name of the child, age, name of work, director;
    • for the nomination “Photography” on the back of the photo should be indicated: institution, surname, name of the child, name of work, age, leader.

Awarding of the participants:

An international jury of prominent cultural and art workers from near and far abroad countries is invited to evaluate the performances of the participants.
Following the results of the competition, a gala concert and a solemn rewarding of the participants of the festival-competition will be held.
All participants will receive commemorative diplomas, medals and cups with the symbols of the festival from the company. Evaluation of performances is held in nominations taking into account age categories.  
The jury awards: Grand Prix, Laureate I, Laureate II, Laureate III degree, Diploma I, Diploma II, Diploma III degree, as well as special prizes. By decision of the jury, the Grand Prix and other prizes may not be awarded.
The program of the gala concert is determined by the organizational comets of the festival competition on the basis of a jury decision. The decision of the jury is final and not subject to change. Winners - collectives or solo performers will be awarded invitations on special conditions from the company and members of the jury to take part in festivals and competitions held both in Georgia and abroad, organized by our partners.

Program № 1 (Tbilisi - Batumi): July 15-22:

Day 1 - Arrival, transfer from the airport (for an additional fee), registration, accommodation of participants and guests of the festival in a hotel in Tbilisi after 14.00, lunch, relaxation, an evening of acquaintances and dinner in one of the restaurants in Tbilisi with national music and dancing where you can taste delicious Georgian cuisine. Overnight at the hotel in Tbilisi.
Day 2 - Breakfast. (Perhaps the organization of excursions for an additional fee). Lunch at the restaurant. Dinner. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3 - Breakfast. Hotel exemption. Departure to Adjara. Lunch on the way. Accommodation of participants and guests of the festival in a hotel in one of the resorts of Adjara (Batumi, Kobuleti, Gonio, Kvariati, Shekvetili, Ureki). Free time. Dinner. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 4 - Breakfast. Free time. Dinner. Excursion in Batumi (for an additional fee). Dinner. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 5 - Breakfast. Rehearsal on stage. Dinner. Opening of the festival - competition and competition program. Dinner. Dinner. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 6 - Breakfast. Free time. Dinner. Free time. Dinner. Gala - a concert and a solemn rewarding of participants. Return to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 7 - Breakfast. (Perhaps the organization of excursions for an additional fee). Dinner. Free time. Dinner. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 8 - Breakfast. 12.00 - release of the hotel, transfer to the airport (for an additional fee).

Program No. 2 (Batumi): July 17-22:

Day 1 - Arrival, transfer from the airport (for an additional fee), registration, accommodation of participants and guests of the festival in the hotel of one of the resorts of Adjara (Batumi, Kobuleti, Gonio, Kvariati, Shekvetili, Ureki) after 14.00, lunch, rest. Dinner and evening of acquaintances. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2 - Breakfast. Free time. Dinner. Excursion in Batumi (for an additional fee). Dinner. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3 - Breakfast. Rehearsal on stage. Dinner. Opening of the festival - competition and competition program. Dinner. Dinner. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 4 - Breakfast. Free time. Dinner. Free time. Dinner. Gala - a concert and a solemn rewarding of participants. Return to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 5 - Breakfast. (Perhaps the organization of excursions for an additional fee). Dinner. Free time. Dinner. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 6 - Breakfast. 12.00 - release of the hotel, transfer to the airport (for an additional fee).
 

Participation fee:

Program № 1 - Tbilisi - Batumi (8 days 7 nights)
  • 240 Euro per person (triple/quadruple room);
  • 290 Euro per person (double room);
  • 380 Euro per person (single room);
Program № 2 - Batumi (6 days 5 nights)
  • 150 Euro per person (triple/quadruple room);
  • 185 Euro per person (double room);
  • 250 Euro per person (single room);
For 20 participants - 1 leader is free.
(Leaders, if desired, are accommodated in 2-bed rooms).

Participation fee includes:

Program № 1
  • Official invitation;
  • Festival gathering (for groups);
  • Special diplomas, medals and cups;
  • Letters of thanks for team leaders and sponsors;
  • Accommodation at a hotel in Tbilisi at the level of at least three stars 3 days / 2 nights;
  • Accommodation at a hotel of a level not lower than three stars in one of the resorts of Adjara (Kobuleti, Gonio, Kvariati, Shekvetili, Ureki) - 6 days / 5 nights;
  • 3 meals a day during the entire stay in Georgia (the star starts from lunch on the day and ends with breakfast on the day of departure);
  • Transfer hotel - concert hall - hotel;
  • Transfer Tbilisi - Batumi - Tbilisi;
  • Assistant escort.
Program № 2
  • Official invitation;
  • Festival gathering (for groups);
  • Special diplomas, medals and cups;
  • Letters of thanks for team leaders and sponsors;
  • Accommodation at a hotel of a level not lower than three stars in one of the resorts of Adjara (Kobuleti, Gonio, Kvariati, Shekvetili, Ureki) - 6 days / 5 nights;
  • 3 meals a day during the entire stay in Georgia (starts from lunch on the day of arrival and ends with breakfast on the day of departure);
  • Transfer hotel - concert hall - hotel;
  • Assistant escort.

Participation fee does not include:

  • Festival gathering for soloists, duets and small forms, as well as participation in an additional nomination:
    • soloists pay extra 30 Euro,
    • duets pay extra 40 Euro for a duet,
    • small forms 3-5 people pay extra 50 Euro per group,
    • for participation in an additional nomination - surcharge of 15 Euro / person;
  • Transfers (We can provide transfers from / to airports, railway stations and bus stations. Please specify the price of transfers from our managers);
  • Excursions (We will organize an excellent excursion program for you! Detailed information on excursion programs you can check with our managers);
  • Medical insurance;
  • Transportation costs (airline tickets);
  • The cost of an extra day in Tbilisi with 3 meals a day is:
    • in 3-4-bed room - 37 Euro,
    • in a double room - 44 Euro,
    • in a single room - 57 Euro;
  • The cost of an extra day on the coast in one of the resorts of Adjara (Kobuleti, Gonio, Kvariati, Shekvetili, Ureki) with 3 meals a day is:
    • in 3-4-bed room - 25 Euro,
    • in a double room - 30 Euro,
    • in a single room - 40 Euro;
  • In case of arrival at the hotel from 06.00 - 12.00 - surcharge of 50% of the daily price;
  • In case of arrival at the hotel 00.00 - 06.00 - surcharge of 100% of the daily price;
  • If the hotel is vacated, 12.00 - 18.00 - surcharge of 50% of the daily price;
  • If the hotel is vacated, from 18.00 - 00.00 - an extra charge of 100% of the daily price.

Additional services:

  • Original photos from the festival, gala concert and awards on CD / FLASH drive;
  • Photo support for walks / excursions. Photo session for groups and soloists;
  • Hairdresser-stylist (Makeup and creation of hairstyles);
  • Workshops from professional artists;
  • Video shooting of the festival / gala concert.
Any group willing to participate must submit an Application form.
Approved groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.