Director: Mrs. Venera Janjgava This contest invites for the participation: Vocal studios and choirs, choreographic groups and individual dancers, orchestras and instrumental groups, theaters artists and designers as well as individual performers – soloist The artistic competition, which takes place in November, could serve as a perfect culminating event to round up the year. Come and showcase your exceptional abilities at the Super Grand Prix, an international competition for amateur artists, held in Spain’s stunning Costa Brava. Let your talents sparkle and shine on the grandest stage of them all! An international jury consisting of experienced and recognized professionals in the field of music will evaluate the performances of orchestras and select the winners. We give our priority to learning and sharing experiences. At this contest a big attention is paid to the educational program. The event includes master classes, workshops, rehearsals of joint numbers with foreign specialists with world names, whom we invite to upgrade the skills of the contestants and additional qualification of teachers. Teachers who have completed the master classes receive a certificate on a stamped paper of the Kingdom of Spain with individual numbers. Participating in the Super Grand Prix International Talent Contest gives you the chance to showcase your skills, dazzle an international audience, and compete for prestigious prizes and awards. Whether you are an instrumentalist, vocalist, choreographer, solo performer, or a part of a theater studio, artist or designer, this is the ultimate platform to showcase your talent. Don’t miss out on your moment in the spotlight! This is the finest hour for every participant! Therefore, the search for sponsors is an additional incentive for participants to demonstrate their best talent and professionalism. Embrace the opportunity to display your artistic talent at the extraordinary International Talent Contest in Spain, where registration is open to all genres of art. Don’t miss your chance to participate and showcase your skills at this grand cultural festival, which will unite the most talented performers across various categories! All of our programs consist of two parts: 1. Participation in the competition and festival 2. Participation in the Festival without competing in the competition*. * For those who don’t want to participate in the competitive program, but wish to participate in the festival. They will still participate in the other festival activities including: joint rehearsals, workshops and master classes, where they receive advice and an official certificate from the renowned international experts during a brief discussion in an open and friendly atmosphere. Non competing participants will also perform at international friendship concerts combining different kinds of art. Communication with other participants, an open exchange of experience as well as a lot of master classes with internationally recognized experts, will certainly bring you to a whole new level of creativity! Nominations: GROUP (А) – choreographic groups and soloists: I category: classic ballet; II category: folk dance, folk stylized dance, ethnic dance; III category: ballroom dance; IV category: sport dance (hip hop, disco, techno, street, electric boogie, break dance, pop locking and other street styles); V category: modern dance (jazz modern, neoclassic etc.); VI category: variety dance; VII category: social dance (Argentine Tango, balboa, bachata, boogie, waltz, West Coast swing, zouk, Irish set dancing, country music, kizomba, lindy hop, machine, merengue, reggaeton, rueda, salsa, samba de gafieira, Semba, forró, hustle, and others). GROUP (B) – instrumental groups and soloists: I category: percussion instruments’ ensembles; II category: guitarists’ ensembles; III category: jazz style ensembles; IV category: chamber orchestras; V category: symphony orchestras; VI category: accordion and button accordion players’ orchestras; VII category: folk orchestra ensembles; VIII category: soloists and piano ensembles (programs for a one piano). GROUP (С) – singing (choirs, musicals, ensembles, duets, trios, soloists): I category: academic singing; II category: jazz singing; III category: rock and rap; IV category: folk singing; V category: pop singing; VI category: musicals GROUP (D) – artists and authors of the decorative and applied arts’ products, fashion theaters: I category: fashion theaters; II category: students of art schools and child art schools; III category: students of art colleges, academies and institutes; IV category: young professional artists; V category: photo and video works (photo workshops, photo exhibitions, studios, authors). GROUP (E) – Original genre*: I category: circus, clownery, acrobatics, original gymnastics, juggling; II category: illusion; III category: pantomime, variety miniature, theatre miniature; IV category: art of speaking word, readers. *Air, fire and animal acts are prohibited. Age groups of the participants: I) younger than 9 years old II ) 10-12 years III) 13-15 years IV) 16-19 years V) 20-25 years VI) from 26 years VII) Mixed age group ESTIMATION OF AGE - For DUO/TRIO/QUARTET – the group age is calculated from the oldest participant’s age. - For ensembles, groups of 5 or more people and choirs, the age is calculated based on the average age of the group. Terms of participation: TERMS OF PARTICIPATION IN NOMINATIONS FOR GROUPS A, B, C, E Each contestant (solo/duet/trio/quartet/group) presents one number; Solo 01:00 – 02:00 minutes (for Groups A), 01:00 – 05:00 minutes (for Groups B, C, E); Duo/Trio/Quartet 02:00 – 03:00 minutes (for Groups A), 01:00 – 05:00 (for Groups B, C, E); Group/Formation 03:00 – 04:00 minutes (for Groups A), 01:00 – 05:00 minutes (for Groups B, C, E); Timing starts from the beginning of the number and ends with the end of the number. There is a time limit of 5 seconds for entering the stage, bowing and going backstage. If number exceeds the time limit, the score will be reduced by 10 points; You may present more than one number. If you wish to submit more than one number, please write about it in the “Additional information” column in the entry form; All songs must be recorded on a USB flash drive. Only the following audio formats will be accepted: MP3, WAV, AIFF; In the application form, please specify whether you need a breakdown of numbers or whether the work will be performed in one block; It is obligatory to specify in the application soloists, duets, and small forms of three to five people; Both groups and soloists are prohibited to use plus phonograms during the competition performances. TERMS OF PARTICIPATION IN NOMINATION FOR GROUP D Each participant must submit no more than 2 competitive works, format no more than A3; The subjects and techniques of performances are various Jury: The jury of the contest is formed of the most important choreographers and cultural workers of Spain, France, Canada and other countries of the Eastern Europe and Asia. International jury is formed by the contest’s providers. Participation in the gala concert isn’t guaranteed for everyone and is confirmed due to the results of the previous shows according to the consolidated legislative decision of the contest providers and the judges. The jury has the right not to award all the prizes; to share prize among performers; to award special prizes to teachers for outstanding achievements; to make a decision about breaking a performance which exceeds the bounds of the regulations; the jury evaluates the participants on one hundred-point system, the final result is made up of the average quantity of the received scores and the average value of the progress scores; the jury’s decisions are final and are not subject to review. Evaluation criteria: GROUP (А) – choreographic groups and soloists – mastery – technique of movements’ execution; – compositional creation of the performance; – suitability for the theatre (flexibility, costume, properties, performing standards); – choice and correspondence of the musical and choreographic materials; – artistic skills, disclosure of an artistic image. GROUP (B) – instrumental groups and soloists – degree of the complexity of the repertoire; – degree of virtuosity and technical capability; – scenic culture, artistic skill, posture. GROUP (С) – singing (choirs, ensembles, duets, trios, soloists) – purity of the intonation and quality of sound; – beauty of the timbre and the voice strength; – scenic culture, artistic skill – Mastery – technique of movements’ execution GROUP (D) – artists and authors of the decorative and applied arts’ products, fashion theaters – author’s creative personality and mastery; – composition methods skill – skills in the technique the work is done; – uniqueness of the idea and execution; – colour solution. GROUP (E) – Original genre – level of preparation and mastery; – suitability for the theatre (flexibility, costume, properties, performing standards); – artistic mounting of the program. Prizes: The jury evaluates the participants on 100-point scale. Regarding the genres of performing and nominations the awards are distributed due to seven age groups participants with up to 70 points become diploma holders; participants who have collected 70 to 79 points become laureates of the third degree; participants who have collected 80 to 89 points, become laureates of the second degree; participants who have collected 90 to 99 points become laureates of the first degree; Participants who received 100 points become Grand Prize winners of the contest "Super Grand Prix". Grand Prix winners get a big cup and diplomas (one for each ensemble/group/ solo/ duo/ trio/quartet) as well as medals (for each contestant). Winners of the first place get a standard cup and diplomas (one for ensemble/group/solo/duo/ trio/quartet), as well as medals (for each contestant). Second and third place winners get diplomas (one for ensemble/group/solo/duo/ trio/quartet) and medals (for each contestant). All contestants get diplomas (one for ensemble/group/ solo/ duo/ trio/ quartet) and medals (for each contestant). * *Groups of 5 persons or more, receive a special engraving from the city authorities. *Each leader and sponsor of the group receives a letter of thanks on the Kingdom of Spain’s letterhead paper. *Each contestant in the group can request a personalized diploma, for an additional fee (before the competition). Program: 1st day: – check in to a hotel (from 14:00); – meeting with the organizers of the contest; – presentation of the excursion programs; – lunch; – rehearsal (on request); 20:00 – dinner; 2nd day: 8:00 – breakfast; 13:00 – lunch; 14:00 – rehearsal; 17:00 – beginning of the contest; 21:00 – dinner. 3rd day: 8:00 – breakfast, free day; 09:00 – The event includes master classes, workshops, rehearsals of joint numbers with foreign specialists with world names, whom we invite to upgrade the skills of the contestants and additional qualification of teachers.; 20:00 – dinner. 4th day: 8:00 – breakfast, free day; 09:00 – excursions for those who are interested (for an additional charge); 20:00 – dinner. 5th day: 8:00 – breakfast, free day; 09:00 – excursions (optionally for an additional charge); 18:00 – beginning of the gala concert of the winners and giving out of the awards. 20:00 – dinner. 6th day: 8:00 – breakfast; Check out from the hotel at 10:00. ATTENTION! Organizers have opportunity to modify the program. ATTENTION! We can provide you with a transfer from airports and train stations to the hotel and back. Ask our managers for the price INCREASE the number of days of your stay and we will organize an excellent excursion program for you! The price of additional days is indicated in the “price” section. For detailed information on excursion programs, you can check with our managers BOOK an excursion program in advance, ask our managers for details about our excursion offer * If you miss the lunch due to excursions or performances you have to ask for dry rations at the reception of your hotel the day before. Participation fee: Hotel 3*** accommodation in a triple room €295 /a person – extra day €43/a person accommodation in a double room €335 /a person – extra day €53/a person accommodation in a single room €405 /a person – extra day €63/a person Hotel 4**** accommodation in a triple room €350 /a person – extra day €59/a person accommodation in a double room €377 /a person – extra day €62/a person accommodation in a single room €498 /a person – extra day €82/a person Each 25th group’s participant gets a pack of our services for free!* Participation fee includes: Accommodation in a 3* hotel or a 4** hotel (6 days / 5 nights) Full board (buffet: breakfast, lunch, dinner + drinks) Competition previews with jury evaluation The event includes master classes, workshops, rehearsals of joint numbers with foreign specialists with world names, whom we invite to upgrade the skills of the contestants and additional qualification of teachers. Gala Concert* + Gala Awarding Ceremony on the open stage (in case of rain only Gala Awarding Ceremony will be held at one of the hotels) Diplomas registered in the Spanish representative office. Grand Prix winner receives Grand Cup. First place winners – Fiestalonia branded cups; Special diplomas on a metal base from the city authorities. Letters of appreciation for team leaders and sponsors on numbered State Emblem paper of the Kingdom of Spain. For group leaders of 25 people or more, accommodation is provided in a double room at the cost of a triple room Festival fee. Preparation of documentation for visa processing Additional fees: Soloists pay 70 Euros extra Duets pay 60 euros per duo Small forms of 3-5 people pay 50 euros per group For each additional nomination for soloists, duets, small groups up to 12 people – surcharge 25 euros/person For participation in the additional nomination for groups of 13 persons and more – surcharge 275 euros per group Free places Each 25th group’s participant gets a pack of our services for free!* ATTENTION: For accompany who do not perform and do not take part in workshops – a 10% discount is given on the package. 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.