Director: Mrs. Tsatsral Baatar Organizers: - World Association of Folklore Festivals - European Association of Folklore Festivals - "ArtLar Culture" NGO - "Bilguun Undarga" NGO - "D Lights" LLC 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 Ulaanbaatar and pay for their travel expenses. The Organizing Committee will provide accommodation, meals and cultural program (excursions) by agreement with the participants. A team of participants can be consisted of artists and their accompanying non-artist participants. The number of people in one team is not limited. During the the festival, participants may be invited by the organizers to take part in joint events – Official opening, Official closing, accompanying concerts, cocktail, master class, or others. The presence of invited teams in such events is required. The application forms should be sent not later than April 1, 2023. The participants pay the specified prices for participation in the “Asia Folk 2023”. The advanced payment is 30% from the total amount for the participation of the group. It is payable after approval of participation, but not late of April 10, 2023. That condition is in order to booking in high tourism season. Participants should send demos of two performances or links to videos, posted on YouTube and 2 photos in good quality. The photo should not be less than 1 MB. Those will be used for the festival promotional contents. Ensembles or choirs will pay 50 euro for solo and duet performance in additional category. The festival participation fee includes 5 nights stay in **** hotel /2- 4 pax in one room/, breakfast, dinner, translator guide and all transportation services, to and from airport and venue. Regulations of Contest: The contest system includes the following categories: A) Folklore songs groups, authentic folklore (choirs and ensembles) B) Folklore songs groups, modern arrangement of folklore music; - (choirs and ensembles) C) Folklore dances groups, authentic folklore; (folklore dance groups, ensembles) D) Folklore dances groups; modern choreography (folklore dance groups, ensembles) E) Folklore mix ensembles - Authentic performances; (live vocal, instrumental and dance) F) Folklore mix ensembles - Processed performances; (live vocal, instrumental and dance) G) Folklore Instrumental groups; folklore music (ensembles and orchestras) H) Folklore customs groups; replica (folklore groups, ensembles) I ) Group for old urban songs; (groups, ensembles) -individual performers and duets can participate in all categories except E,F,H; -for all categories there is also ranking of children up to 18 years. /maximum 30% of children group members can be adults/ Formations that can be accepted in the competition program: folklore ensembles, song and dance groups; choirs; clubs for folk dances; groups for old urban songs; music bands and folk orchestras; individual performers and duets; The jury committee consists of 5-7 members, authorized by WAFF. The jury evaluates participants by the following criterias: 1. Artistry and quality of performance 2. 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 10 minutes Ensemble performances – up to 15 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 Asia Folk 2023 - Ulaanbaatar 2023 are valid for ranking in the World ranking list of folklore. Awards -1st prize winner of the “Asia of Folk 2023” will receive Grand Prix, Gold medal and Diploma for Absolute Asian Champion of Folklore for 2023 and also cash prize of 10 000 000 tugrug /appr 3000 euro/ - 2nd prize winner will receive Silver medal and cash prize of 7 000 000 tugrug /appr 2000 euro/ - 3nd prize winner will receive Bronze medal and cash prize of 4 000 000 tugrug /appr 1000 euro/ In each category, according to total scores, evaluated by the jury team participants will receive: Laureate I degree (Golden Diploma) - from 150.01 to 180.00 scores Laureate II degree (Silver Diploma) - from 120,01 to 150.00 scores Laureate III degree (Bronze diploma) - from 90.01 to 120.00 scores Diploma winner (Copper diploma) - up to 90.00 scores The number of diplomas for the laureates is not limited. Some special jury prizes will be announced at the award ceremony of the festival. Registration fee: REGISTRATION FEE (for participants and accompanying members) 225 Euro per person In a group of 25 people - 1 person for free The registration fee INCLUDES: 5 nights in **** hotel /2-4 pax in one room/ 5 breakfasts 5 dinners Transport –city and transfer from and to airport "Chinggis Khan" translator guide The advanced payment is 30% from the total amount for the whole group. It is payable after approval of participation, but not late of April 10, 2023. Rest amount must be transferred via the mentioned bank account 10 days before the registration day of the festival in Mongolia. The 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 transferred. General Conditions: The participant should cover all bank fees for relevant money transfer. Participants do not get paid for their performance during the festival. The festival organizers will have copyright to use video, audio and photo materials of participants performance during the festival for purpose of making the festival content, which will be promoted on TV and social media channels. All filled in and signed applications will mean acceptance of the above-mentioned terms of the festival regulation. Program: Pre-schedule of the “Asia Folk 2023” 2023.06.15 – Arrival and registration 2023.06.16 – Performance and opening ceremony 2023.06.17 – Performance and parade with national costumes and flags 2023.06.18 – Performance and award ceremony. Gala concert. 2023.06.19 – Free day 2023.06.20 – Departure 16 June 2023 11.00 - 14.00 Contest 19.00 - 21.00 Opening ceremony, concert 17 June 2023 11.00-14.00 Contest 18 June 2023 13.00-16.00 Contest 19.00 - 21.00 Closing ceremony The schedule is draft and can be changed before the festival. 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. As a second step: Advance payment of 30% for booking accommodation, paid to the organizing team. Remaining 60% is to be paid before the festival by bank transfer or upon arrival in cash.