ON LINE Adults Childrens's Competitive nature Dances Choirs / Songs Orchestras Habits Authentic Processed Styled Classical or Marching Band and Majorettes
Director: Kaloyan NIkolov
In the recent months the pandemic situation caused changes in all the spheres of life. As an answer of the situation caused by the spread of COVID-19 and the necessity of social distancing, EAFF offers you new opportunity for creative contacts and participation. We invite you to participate in the Online edition of the XII European Championship of Folklore „Euro Folk“ 2020 and to take part in the virtual meeting! With this new form of communication, let us overcome isolation and stay together in this challenge, because folklore has always been, is and will be shared knowledge! Of course, online participation can not compensate for the wonderful experiences of meeting audiences and friends when holding festivals in a real environment, but it is an opportunity for performance, which will save on transportation and accommodation costs. Thank you to everyone who will get involved and despite the difficult times remain strong and motivated in the name of folklore!
10.07.2020 - publishing the videos of all the participants and starting the online voting until 17.07.2020
18.07.2020 - meeting of the jury commission
19.07.2020 - publishing the results from the voting online and the assessments of the jury
Main purpose of the organizers is to provide opportunity for presentation of creative groups, involving them into a competition program, and defying the best of them.
- folklore vocal and dance groups;
- clubs of folklore dances;
- groups for old urban songs;
- brass and folklore orchestras;
- individual performers, duets, trios
- Those wishing to participate should fill in the application form. Submission of an application means agreeing with the Regulation of the online edition of the XII European Championship of Folklore "Euro folk".
- A separate application is filled in for each individual performer or formation.
- Individual performers and formations from all countries in Europe can take part in the championship. Applications from participants from non-European countries will also be accepted. The condition is that their repertoire presents samples of European folklore.
- No age restrictions for participants.
- Each individual performer, vocal group, dance group, folk orchestra or ensemble participates with one performance.
- Participants are responsible for compliance with copyright and related rights.
- The videos of the performances are sent together with the application for participation until 09.07.2020 by e-mail: email@example.com using the web platforms for data transfer: We Transfer, DOX or through a link to a video published on YouTube or Google Drive.
- After sending the application you will receive a confirmation of participation.
Regulation of the contest:
- * i individual performers and duets of all categories except E, F, H.
Songs and instrumental performances – from 2 to 5 minutes
Round dances and choreographies – from 3 to 10 minutes
Customs and ensemble plays – from 5 to 15 minutes
Individual performes, duets, trios (up to 3 participants) - 30 Euro
Groups (more than 4 people) - 10 Euro per person (but not more than 200 Euro per group)
- The evaluations from the participation in the online competition of the European Championship of Folklore "Euro Folk" 2020 will be valid for ranking in the World ranking list of folklore / (https://waff.org/) without additional fee.
- By participating in the Online Championship, the group acquires the status of a member of EAFF without paying the entrance fee for 2020 in the amount of 150 Euro.
Assessment and awards:
The videos of all participants will be published in a specially created platform on the EAFF website on July 10th, 2020, which will start the online voting of the viewers. The voting period will last until 23:59:59 CET hours on 17.07.2020. After this period, likes will not be considered for the ranking. The winner will be determined by the number of likes of the audience. The participants with the highest score in the individual categories will receive a Certificate “Award of the spectators”.
Participants will be judged by a highly qualified jury consisting of recognized cultural figures invited by the organizers.
3. Stage behavior (behavior, stage presence, artistry)
Planned prize fund - 5000 Euro.
All individual performers and groups will receive a Diploma for participation in the online edition of the XII European Championship of Folklore"Euro Folk" 2020.
The jury awards Diplomas - LAUREATE I, II and III degree in the individual categories. Winners of the Laureate Title I degree will also receive a voucher for a 10% discount on the fee for participation in the XIII European Championship of Folklore "Euro Folk" 2021.
At the jury’s discretion, some of the participants will receive a recommendation to participate in the World Championship of Folklore "World folk".
Special jury awards for Authentic Costume, Stage Costume, Modern Arrangement, Musical Accompaniment, Artistry, Soloist and others.
Special prize of EurofolkTV tv.eurofolk.com - one of the participants (group or individual performer) will be rewarded with free video recording. The organization and shooting of the video will take place with the participation of the winner of the award in the European Championship or World Folklore Championship in the coming years.
THIRD PLACE - bronze medal, Prize - Bronze "Orpheus" and a cash prize of 300 Euro in the form of a voucher for participation in the European Championship of Folklore "Euro Folk".
SECOND PLACE - silver medal, Prize - Silver "Orpheus", Diploma for Vice European Champion in Folklore for 2020 and a cash prize of 500 Euro in the form of a voucher for participation in the European Championship of Folklore "Euro Folk".
FIRST PLACE - gold medal, Diploma for Absolute European Champion of Folklore for 2020, Prize - Grand Prix "Euro Folk 2020" - Grand Prix Golden "Orpheus" and a cash prize of 1000 Euro in the form of a voucher for participation in the European Championship of Folklore "Euro folk".
Letters of thanks for teachers and art directors.
All diplomas and vouchers will be sent by e-mail in jpg or pdf format or at the request of the awarded participants granted live during their participation in the festivals and in the championships of EAFF in Bulgaria in 2020 and 2021.