30 June - 5 July 2022
 Paralia Katerini - Olympic Beach (Olympus Riviera)     Greece

Adults Childrens's Dances Choirs / Songs Orchestras Authentic Processed Styled Classical or Marching Band and Majorettes

Director:  Panagiotis Pagonidis

Contest overwiew:

"International Moments" - Summer Holiday Contest in Music, Singing, Dancing and Costume show - is an exceptional opportunity to combine summer holidays with any of the above artistic activities that you are in favor of. With no age limits, this contest is offering a professional organization level along with an opportunity to enjoy a unique life experience.

Red carpet, lights and camera flashes are waiting for "stars" from all over the world giving you the opportunity to perform in a wide audience and a jury that consists of professionals.

The cosmopolitan coast line of Paralia Katerini, in Olympus Riviera, northern Greece, is an inviting place to enjoy your summer holidays. The venue of contest is "Mediterranean Village Hotel & Spa 5*", (https://mediterraneanhotels.gr/village/) an amazing place with impressive design elements and smart details, elegant rooms with a simple luxury of materials and construction, magnificent views of the blue of the Thermaikos Gulf, endless beach of wonderful sand, island decks on the lake style pool. Mediterranean Village was created to offer special moments of absolute rest to all visitors and guests.

The concept for the contest is:
  • The union of all ages under the auspices of creativity, culture and art
  • The opportunity to present their work
  • Noble competition should be inspired by culture and art
  • The creation of the "largest group of friends" around the world
  • The acquisition of experiences
  • Building confidence in themselves and their abilities
  • The acquaintance between members of different clubs and individual groups
  • The exchange of views, expertise and culture
  • The fun and the acquaintance in a beautiful part of Greece.

Also, during their stay, participants will have time to visit beautiful places, swim in the blue water, enjoy the Greek sun and hospitality.

Participants:

  • In the contest (Festival) can participate soloists, duets, artistic groups and ensembles without limitation on the number of the participants.
  • All ages.
  • The number of the participants in the contest is limited.
  • Each participation (individuals or groups) must be presented to the show with the flag of its country.

Categories:

  • MUSIC: Instrumental - music performance with all instruments (Classic, Folk, Pop, Jazz, Musical)
  • SINGING: Classical, Pop, Folk, Jazz, Chorus, Musical
  • DANCE: Traditional, Classical, Jazz, Modern, Break dance, Hip hop, Latin, Ballroom, Cheerleading, Musical

Organizational and technical requirements:

  • A. SINGING
  1. Participants present one (1) song.
  2. The duration of the song should not exceed three (3’) minutes.
  3. The music must be written to USB or accompanied by their own orchestra.
  4. The song should not be playback.
  5. Vocals are permitted, if considered necessary for the best performance of the song.
  6. The participant performs the song live.
  • B. MUSIC
  1. Participants present one (1) instrumental track.
  2. The duration of the track should not exceed five (5’) minutes.
  • C. DANCE
  1. Participants present one (1) dance.
  2. The duration of the dance should not exceed three (3’) minutes.
  3. The music must be written to USB or accompanied by their own orchestra.

The participants must pay attention to the below regulations:

  • Musical instruments, theatrical sets and anything relating to the presentation and execution of the participations, are not charged to the organizing committee of the festival, but the participants themselves.
    The participants shall inform the organizing committee.
  • The rehearsals and the main presentation of the participants are under the guidance of the organizing committee. The participants will be informed in time for the details of their rehearsals and presentation at the contest.
  • The organizing committee has the right to distribute festivals promotional material. It also reserves the right for radio or television broadcasting and recording, filming or photographing of the festival.
  • For all decisions responsible is the organizing committee.
  • First aid for emergency cases will be provided, but medical services should be covered by the participants themselves. The safety of participants is exclusively the personal responsibility of each participant.
  • Cups, Medals and Certificates of participation will be given.
  • An invitation letter will be sent to participants who apply for it.
  • The festival program can be changed by the organizing committee, if necessary, for the best carrying out of the festival.
  • All the protocols for COVID-19, provided by the state, for participation in festivals (certificates of illness or vaccination) will be strictly observed.

Requirements of photos and videos (if requested):

The photos & videos submitted by participants should fulfill the following requirements:
  1. Accept .avi .wmv .mov .mpeg4 .mp4 only
  2. The video file should be uploaded to any online document-sharing and cloud services platform (e.g., Google Drive, Drop box, etc.). The download link should be submitted upon application.
  3. Any uploads to online video-sharing websites (e.g., YouTube) that could not be downloaded directly are not accepted.
  4. Please ensure that the competition staff can directly download the video through the download link. If the video can only be downloaded with a registered account, the video will not be processed.
  5. Participants should ensure that the documents (photos & videos) can be downloaded normally at any time point before 30 May.
  6. Any submitted links, files and documents that could not be identified, searched, opened, downloaded and played will not be processed.

Payment:

  • In order to confirm your participation, the registration form should be sent until April 15th, 2022.
  • Once you submit your registration form, a confirmation of your participation will be sent, with the terms of the payment.
  • The 50% of the total amount should be paid until April 30th, 2022, to guarantee your participation.
  • Upon payment of deposit an invitation letter will be sent to you.
  • The rest of the payment, 50%, should be done until May 30th, 2022.

Cancellation policy:

  • In case of a participant or participants not presented to the festival or in case of cancellation of participation, no refund is eligible.
  • In case of cancellation of the contest due to the restrictions of COVID - 19, there will be a refund.

We look forward to seeing you in this celebration of music, singing and dancing!
We will be happy to welcome you in Greece!

We remain at your disposal for any further information or clarification, so do not hesitate to get in contact with us.

COMPETITION:

Nominations:

  1. Vocals
  2. Instrumental music
  3. Choreography

Ages and categories:

Participants are amateur musicians, singers and dancers.
For ensemble groups, the age category takes the average age of the members (i.e., dividing the total age of members by the number of members).

  • Category A: Aged 5 or below
  • Category B: Aged 6-8
  • Category C: Aged 9-11
  • Category D: Aged 12-14
  • Category E: Aged 15-17
  • Cartegory F: Aged 18-21
  • Category G: Aged 22-49
  • Category H: Aged 50+ & Mix

Conditions:

The performance will be judged according to the participant’s performance skills, musical sense and the overall performance.

The participant who has obtained the highest score from all categories, will be awarded the title of "Grand Prix - International Moments Champion".

Jury:

The jury of the competition consists of experts, organizers of international festivals, competitions and artists.

The score will range from 6 - 10 points.

Certificates:

Outstanding performers will be awarded a Distinction certificate and awarded prizes (trophies or medals).

All participants will receive a certificate of participation.

Participants from each category will be awarded gold, silver and bronze awards according to their standard of performance (no limitation on the number of recipients for each award).

Competition fees:

  • Solo participation: 30€
    • 2 nd solo participation: 20€
  • Duet participation: 40€
    • 2 nd duet participation: 30€
  • Group participation 3-5 performers: 50€
    • 2 nd Group participation 3-5 performers: 40€
  • Group participation of 6 performers or more: 100€
    • 2 nd Group participation of 6 performers or more: 80€

Awards:

  • Certificate - Distinction and Certificate of Participation
  • Prize - Gold, Silver or Bronze Trophy or Medal
  • Selection - Winners will be selected from each category
  • Special Prize Award - "Grand Prix - International Moments Champion"

Participation with accommodation:

  • 2* HOTEL: 225 € per person
  • 3* HOTEL: 265 € per person
  • 4* HOTEL: 370 € per person
  • 5* MEDITERRANEAN VILLAGE HOTEL & SPA: 590 € per person

Participation fee includes:

  • 6 days (5 nights)
  • 2 meals (breakfast and dinner)
  • in triple rooms (special discount for families of 4+ members)
  • participation in the festival
  • masterclass
  • welcome party
  • certificates, memorial gifts
  • in a group participation of 20 people, honorary participation free for the responsible teacher

Participation fee does not include:

  • Participants may arrive earlier or prolong their stay. For each day the cost varies from 40€ to 90€ per person (2 meals, breakfast and dinner, in triple rooms in the hotel which will be staying during the festival).
  • The stay in a double room, in case of availability, is an additional 10€ to 27 €/ person / day.
  • The stay in a single room, in case of availability, is an additional 20€ to 50 €/ person / day.

Participation without accommodation:

  • 120 € per person

Participation fee includes:

  • Information meeting
  • Masterclass
  • Welcome – Traditional Greek Party
  • International Moments Show 2022

In all our offers are NOT INCLUDED:

  • Accommodation tax
  • Transfer from:
    • Airport to the hotel
    • Hotel to the airport
  • First aid for emergency cases will be provided, but medical services should be covered by the participants themselves. The safety of participants is exclusively the personal responsibility of each participant.
  • Professional photos & video
  • Competition fees:
    • Solo participation: 30 €
    • 2 nd solo participation: 20 €
    • Duet participation: 40 €
    • 2 nd duet participation: 30 €
    • Group participation 3-5 performers: 50 €
    • 2 nd Group participation 3-5 performers: 40 €
    • Group participation of 6 performers or more: 100 €
    • 2 nd Group participation of 6 performers or more: 80 €

Program:

June 30th, 2022, Thursday
Arrival Day. Check in at the hotel from 13:00 onwards. The person responsible for each country or group will inform you in detail about the final program.
Free time to stroll in the market, relaxing, sightseeing or whatever pleases you.
20:00 – 21:00 Dinner.
21:30 - 22:30 Information meeting.

July 1st, 2022, Friday
08:00 – 09:00 Breakfast.
12:00 – 14:00 Masterclass: in singing and also learning the "International Moments" anthem.
Free time or you can choose one of the optional excursions suggested by the organizing committee upon your arrival at the hotel.
20:00 – 21:00 Dinner
21:30 – 24:00 Welcome - Traditional Greek Party

July 2nd, 2022, Saturday
08:00 – 09:00 Breakfast
15:30 – 17:00 Rehearsals
17:30 – 19:30 "International Moments Contest 2022" in singing, music and dance performances
20:00 – 21:00 Dinner

July 3rd, 2022, Sunday
08:00 – 09:00 Breakfast
09:30 – 11:30 Masterclass: folk Greek dance "Syrtaki" from the distinguished choreographer of traditional Greek dances, Mr. Panagiotis Pagonidis.
Free time or you can choose one of the optional excursions suggested by the organizing committee upon your arrival at the hotel.
20:00 – 21:00 Dinner
17:30 – 19:30 "International Moments Show 2022". Awards and Souvenirs will be given to participants by the end of the show.

July 4th, 2022, Monday
08:00 – 09:00 Breakfast
10:00 – 11:00 Official meeting of groups leaders with the Organizers (Coffee, drink and local delicacies will be served).
Free time until the afternoon or you can choose one of the optional excursions suggested by the organizing committee upon your arrival at the hotel.
20:00 – 21:00 Dinner

July 5th, 2022, Tuesday
Breakfast. Departure of the participants to return to their homelands with the hope that this experience will stay memorable and the promise to meet again.

A few words about Paralia Katerini:

The cosmopolitan beach of Paralia Katerinis, part of the famous Olympus Riviera, with a unique view to the mythic mountain of Olympus and a long golden sandy beach, is a pole of attraction for visitors, especially during the summer months. The sea is shallow, warm and friendly. The main pedestrian street is the heart of the settlement with dozens of restaurants, cafes - bars and shops.

Very few places combine so many different kinds of entertainment, recreation and cultural life similar to Paralia Katerinis, thanks to its people’s industriousness and friendliness. From Paralia you cannot only gaze at the imposing Mount of Olympus and the Pierian Mountains, home to the Muses, but also visit many neighboring areas like wetlands, archaeological sites, traditional mountain settlements, monasteries, churches and castles.

Optional excursions:

  • Hiking on Mt. Olympus
  • Cruise to the beautiful South Pieria coastline
  • City of Thessaloniki
  • Islands Skiathos and Skopelos
  • Meteora. (Monasteries)
  • Archaeological sites of Dion and Vergina
  • Traditional Greek villages

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.  

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