Director: Kaloyan Nikolov Preliminary ProgramJuly 4 - meeting groups July 5 - Competition - Parade - official opening July 6 - Competition July 7 - Competition July 8 - Free day excursions, Master Class July 9 - Competition July 10 - Free day trips, Master Class July 11 - Competition July 12 - Competition July 13 - Competition - Ceremony and announcement of winners and official closing gala concert of winners. July 14 - Departure of the groups The organizers reserve the right to change the program of the Championship. The concerts take place at the Antique amphitheatre in Nessebar, Burgas, Pomorie, St. Vlas - Bulgaria The preliminary program of the Championship 2012 can be downloaded HERE. The program of the European Championship of Folklore "Euro Folk 2013" can download HERE During the European Championship of Folklore "Euro Folk 2013” studio audio recordings and filming of professional video clips of the participants' program will be done free of charge of those performances awarded by the jury or against payment. RegulationsMain task of the organizers is to ensure the creative groups an access to the stage, to gather them in a concourse programme aimed at defining the best ones and to popularize the award winners of the fest by broadcasting their art in Bulgaria and the European TV air. To enter the contest the participants must be accredited, which is realized under the following conditions: Those who wish to take part in the Festival must fill-in application form. The collectives, who apply for participation, must have obtained prestigious awards from other festivals; the awards should be notified in the application form. All participants are to make their own travel arrangements to and from Nessebar and stages and pay their travel expenses. The Organizing Commitiee provides accomodation and cultural program (excursions) by agreement with the participants. A group delegation can include artists and their accompanying party. The nomber of artists and accopanying people is not limited. During the participation of the team in the Championship, it may be invited by the organizers to take part in joint events – Official opening, Official closing, defile, accompanying concerts, cocktail, master class, or others. The presence of invited teams in various events is required. The application forms should be sent not later than May 20, 2013. The participants pay the specified prices for participation in the European Championship of Folklore "Euro Folk 2013”. The advanced payment is 20% from the total amount for the participation of the group. It is payable after approval of participation, but not late of May 30, 2013. That condition is in order to booking in the active resort season. Send by post, to the address of EAFF or with attachment to email, demos of at two performances, or link to a video posted on YouTube or other social site for video sharing. The application to be added annotation of the participant and promotional materials - photos. The photo should not be less than 1 MB. Sent materials will not be returned. .Individual performers and duets pays and participation fee 50 Euro. The price includes staying the night, breakfast, dinner and organizational services. The prices for the staying, including the necessary service, are as follows: REGISTRATION FEE (for participants and accompanying persons) 5 days - 175 Euro per person 10 days - 320 Euro per person In a group of 25 people - 1 person for free The BASIC PACKAGES for 5 days / 10 days include: • 5 / 10 nights in a standard double / triple room in a 3 / three / star hotel • 5 / 10 breakfasts – Swedish table • 5 / 10 dinners – Swedish table Hotels: Hotel **** Aquamarine, Hotel***Kotva For example for a group, consisting of 26 people for staying in a 3 stars hotel with spending the night, breakfast and dinner, for 5 days the amount is being calculated in the following way: 25 (+1 person for free) х 175 EURO = 4350 EURO. The advanced payment equals 4350 х 0,2 = 875 EURO. for 10 days the amount is being calculated in the following way: 25 (+1 person for free) х 320 EURO = 8000 EURO. The advanced payment equals 8000 х 0,2 = 1600 EURO. This amount must be transferred via the mentioned bank account. The discounts shall be rendered at the final paying off. Regulations of Contest The contest system includes the following categories: A) Authentic folkore songs; (choirs and ensembles) B) Processed folklore songs; classic vocal and modern arrangement (choirs and ensembles) C) Instrumental performances; folklore music (soloists, duets, orchestras) D) Processed folklore dances; modern choreography (folklore dance groups, ensembles) E) Authentic folklore dances; (folklore dance groups, ensembles) F) Folklore ensemble performances; (live vocal, instrumental and dance) G) Folklore customs; replica (folklore groups, ensembles) H) Old urban songs; *i individual performers and duets by all categories; *y by all categories there is also ranking of children and young people up to 16 years. /in children's and youth groups can participate up to 30% of participants from different age / Formations that can take part in the competition program: • folklore ensembles, song and dance groups; • choirs; • clubs for folk dances; • groups for old urban songs; • brass bands and folk orchestras; • individual performers and duets; The jury consists of three members. In jury committee may participate only members authorized by EAFF. The jury evaluates by the following 4 criteria: 1. Complexity of performance /level of complexity of the performance/ 2. Quality of performance /performance technical skills/ 3. Vision /costumes, props, staging/ 4. Stage manners /behavior on stage, gestures, contact with the audience, spirit emanation/ The program duration of the separate groups / participants should not exceed: Songs - up to 10 minutes Dances - up to 15 minutes Ensemble performances – up to 20 minutes The jury is entitled to reduce the overall assessment for non-compliance of regulations. The marks of the participants appeared in the competition program of the European Championship of Folklore "Euro Folk 2013" are valid for ranking in the World ranking list of folklore. The winner of the Grand Prize of European Champion of Folklore "Euro Folk 2013" - Grand Prix "Golden Orpheus", a Gold medal and a Diploma for Absolute European Champion of Folklore for 2013 receives also a cash prize of 1,000 Euro. At the discretion of the jury Nomination "Golden Orpheus" is awarded, which gives the right for participation in the ranking for the Grand Prix "Golden Orpheus". The champions are awarded gold medals, while second and third place - silver and bronze medals. Winners receive certificates for laureates and a diploma for European Champion of folklore for 2013 in the relevant category. In the separate categories may be given additional gold, silver and bronze medals with the relevant diplomas. Jury awards the top performers with a recommendation for participation in World Championship of Folklore. All participants receive diplomas and object - prizes. Special Jury Prizes for Authentic costume, Stage costume, Modern processing, Musical accompaniment, Artistic behavior, Soloist and others. The awards are announced at a ceremony during the European Championship of Folklore "Euro Folk". At the discretion of the jury and the producers Euro Folk Academy the prominent art leaders are honored with a Diploma for obtaining the rank Maestro or Maestro Academic. Diplomas are sent to Ministry of Culture of the relevant country or the Mayors of municipalities with a request for handing in appropriate way. Registration of the ParticipantsThe registration is made on the basis of an application form for participation by the collective. After confirming the application form, an advanced payment should be made. Against payment participants can order full recordings of their performances on DVD. These products have the right to be broadcast in the relevant country. The minimum term for participation is 5 days. The registration of the participants at their arrival is going to be made at "Kotva" Hotel, "Sunny Beach" Resort, Bulgaria. General Conditions FiBank - branch Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria IBAN No: BG72FINV91501014932140 BIC: FINVBGSF for Euro Folk Academy Ltd. The sender covers all bank fees. Participants do not get paid for their performance. All filled in and signed applications will mean acceptance of the terms laid by the present regulation. Unambiguous text: Uponapproved participation in the Championship, the collectives or organizations representing them give the Organizer the right performances to be recorded on audio and video, shaped in a program presenting the festival and broadcast on a TV channel or otherwise, for which a contract is signed.