4 - 8 June 2021
Poronin     Poland

Adults Childrens's Competitive nature Dances Choirs / Songs Orchestras Habits Authentic Processed Styled

Director:  Yuriy Spiridovich

Application Form

  until 23 February 2021

World Cup of Folklore™ - Poronin 2021
04.06.2021 - 08.06.2021
Poronin  is a village in southern Poland situated in Tatra County of the Lesser Poland Voivodeship since 1999 (it was previously in Nowy Sącz Voivodeship from 1975-1998).  It lies approximately 7 kilometres (4 mi) north-east of Zakopane and 80 km (50 mi) south of the regional capital Kraków.


  • The World Association of Folklore Festivals - WAFF,
  • The European Association of Folklore Festivals - EAFF,
  • International center "Talants of the XXI century" (Bulgaria)
  • Agency of Culture, Sports and Tourism "Colors of Europe" Wroclaw (Poland)
A special feature of the World Cup of Folklore™ - Poronin 2021 is that all performances are recorded with professional audio and television equipment and the best of them are repeatedly broadcasted by 20 cable televisions in Bulgaria. Europe, as well as by the World Internet Television "EuroFolkTV" at tv.eurofolk.com  With these activities the main goal of the World Championship of Folklore is being realized and that is to popularize the traditional folk arts through the enormous possibilities of mass media.


  • 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;
  • All participants are to make their own travel arrangements to and from Poronin  and pay their travel expenses. The Organizing Commitiee provides accomodation and cultural program (excursions) by аgreement 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 01.05.2021.
  • Тhe participants pay the specified prices for participation in the World Cup of Folklore™”. The advanced payment is 10% from the total amount for the participation of the group. 

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)
*1  by all categories there is also ranking of children and young people up to 18 years. /in children's and youth groups can participate up to 30% of participants from different age /
*2  by all categories there is ranking adults people up 18 years.
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 10 minutes


  • Аbsolute  Champion of Folklore for 2021 receives also a cash prize of 1,000 Euro. 
  • The champions are awarded gold medals, while second and third place - silver and bronze medals.
  • Winners receive certificates for laureates and a diploma for World Champion of folklore for 2021 in the relevant category.
  • In the separate categories may be given additional gold, silver and bronze medals with the relevant diplomas.
  • All participants receive diplomas and object — prizes.
  • The awards are announced at a ceremony during the World CUP of Folklore -Poronin 2021                                            
Points valid for World ranking list of folklore
Points for participation
Points by Category
​First round
Points by  Grand Prix
Second round
Regional /International/
World Cup of Folklore™
1. 150 
2.  75
3.  45
1. 300
2. 150
3. 105
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Registration of the Participants:

The prices for the staying, including the necessary service, are as follows:

Participation fee:

(for participants and accompanying persons)
  • 5 days - 185 Euro per person

Participation fee includes:

  • 5 days accommodation  in 3 or 4-bed rooms , private bathroom with a shower and hot water 
  • 5 days half board /breakfast and lunch/
  • Support our staff during the festival
  • Championship accreditation
* For groups of every 20 participants, 21th is serviced free of charge

Participation fee not includes:

* Supplement for double room – 15 euro per day per person.
   Supplement for single room – 25 euro per day per person..
NOT INCLUDED: Travel - Personal expenses - Facultative tours (tour of Krakov,Velichka) Inner Transport, parking, insurance - Transport from airports.
What is not specified in the above mentioned “the fee includes”.

General conditions:

Registration is done on the basis of applying for participation by the team.
After confirming the application must be paid an advance garantee 10% payment from total sum of 01/05/2021
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.
Next stage payment 90% for booking of accomodation until  20/05/2021
All bank charges are borne by the sending country.
Completed and signed applications shall mean acceptance of the conditions laid down in this Regulation.


Unambiguous text: At approved by the jury participation in the Championship, the teams or the representing organizations give the organizers the right to be recorded on audio and video, arranged in a program, presenting the festival and broadcasted by a TV channel or otherwise, for which a contract is signed

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