30 March - 2 April 2018
  Tbilisi      Georgia

Childrens's Competitive nature Dances Choirs / Songs

Director:  Mrs. Ludmila Pritulchik

We invite you to participate in the festival-contest in Georgia! “Gamarjoba” is Georgian word that welcomes you and wishes a victory.
So wonderful Tbilisi will meet all the guests with great hospitality, kindness and love.
Salute to Talents International Project was established in 2008. Salute to Talents is the system of prestigious international festivals-contests for children and youth combined with extensive excursion program. During 2016-2017 academic year (festival season) a range of festivals-contests is held in various cities all around the world. The Super Final of the festival season will be held in October 2017 in Saint-Petersburg. The 1st degree Laureates at any of the festivals-contests, held during the festival season 2016-2017 in the framework of the Salute to Talents project, are allowed to take part in Super Final.


1. Instrumental art: Folk; Classical; Pop; Jazz
2. Vocal art: Folk; Academic; Pop; Vocal and Instrumental Ensemble
3. Choreography: Folk dance; Classical dance; Pop dance (including folk stylization); Modern dance; Ballroom dancing
4. Theatre: Art of declamation; Drama theatre; Musical; Mimics and Gesture theatre; Fashion performance; Puppet-show
5. The original genre
6. Fine art: Painting and graphics; Photo; Craftwork.

Group categories of participants:

  • Soloists
  • Small Groups (2-3 participants)
  • Ensembles
  • Choirs (vocal groups over 12 people)
  • Orchestras (instrumental ensembles of more than 8 people)

Age categories of members:

  • Pre-School age group – up 7 years
  • Junior age group – 7-10 years
  • Middle age group – 11-13 years
  • Senior age group – 14 -18 years
  • Mixed junior age group – average age of 12 years or less
  • Mixed senior age group – average age of over 13 years
  • Adult age group – over 18 years

The rules of participation:

Participation in the festival-contest means participation in one nomination, one age category, and one group category. In the frames of one participation ensembles, choirs and orchestras present a program of two different items (acts), lasting not more than 4 minutes each. In the nominations “Theatre” and “Instrumental art” (ensembles and orchestras) it is allowed to present only one item lasting not more than 10 minutes. Soloists and small groups present a program of one item lasting not more than 5 minutes. In the nomination “Instrumental art” soloists and small groups may present two items lasting not more than 5 minutes together. If the participants exceed the time limit, jury is entitled to stop the performance and disqualify the participants.
Rehearsals and performances are held strictly in accordance with the schedule provided by the art-manager of the festival-contest. Changes to the concert program are accepted by written notification of the art-manager of the festival not later than 21 day before the beginning of the festival tour.
Participation in the “Fine art” nomination is held in the form of exhibition, which takes place during the festival-contest. In the frames of one participation it is possible to present 1 or 2 works (all works should be signed), the size of the works (the base area of craftwork) should be 50x70 sm or less.
In case of using the sound recordings the participants should send them to the art-manager of the festival by e-mail and also bring it on a flash drive or CD (each track on separate CD). All the technical and musical equipment which is necessary (technical rider) should be indicated in the Request.

Jury of the Festival:

The jury of the festival-contest is composed of well-known actors, teachers of art disciplines, directors, leaders of art groups, culture and art figures, public figures. The list of jury members is not announced before the day of the festival. At the end of the festival teachers have the opportunity to discuss with the jury members all the performances and exchange their opinions. All the performances are estimated by generally accepted criteria: technical skills (according to nomination), artistry, the complexity of the repertoire (program), the creation of artistic character etc., according to the subjective jury’s opinions.

Prizes and awards:

All the participants receive souvenirs. In each nomination, age and group category the participants get the titles of I, II, III degree Laureates, as well as the title of Diplomant. Laureates are awarded with diplomas and cups. Diplomants are awarded with diplomas only. The jury also chooses the winner of Grand Prix from one of the 1st degree Laureates. Owner of the Grand Prix has an opportunity to participate in one of the festivals-contests of the Salute to Talents Project in the same nomination during the festival season without participation fee. Special diplomas which are issued if the jury decides that there are distinguished participants, are: “The best Choreographer”, “The best accompanist”, “The best choirmaster”, “The best Director”, “The best costume”, “The most artistic participant”, “The Youngest participant”, “Best fine art work”. Teachers, directors and accompanists will get official letters of gratefulness and certificates confirming that they attended a round table discussion.


Day 1 - 30.03
Recommended arrival time is from 8.00 am to 12.00 am***.
Meeting with the guide in the airport (after 8.00 am)***.
City tour: The itinerary will allow you to see the most important points of interest of the city. The way will follow the main avenues: Rustaveli and Agmashenebeli. You will also cross two main squares of the city: Freedom Square and Square of Europe, and will see the National Museum, the house of Parliament, the palace of Caucasian vicegerent, Alexander Park, Kashveti church and so on.
Transfer to the hotel. Check-in after 2.00 p.m. Free time. Night in a hotel.
Day 2 – 31.03 Festival day
Breakfast. Transfer from the hotel to the concert hall.
Opening of the Festival-Contest.
Competitive performance.
Round table for jurors and teachers.
Gala concert and award Ceremony. Handing out of diplomas and Winners Cups.
At the end of the festival day all kids and teachers will get souvenirs. All teachers will also get letters of thanks and round table participation certificates.
Lunch during the festival day (for extra cost)*.
Transfer from the concert hall to the hotel.
Night in a hotel.
Day 3 – 01.04
Free time or tour to Mtskheta*. Mtskheta is the first capital of Georgia. The ancient town is situated not far from Tbilisi, and there are a lot of wonderful places around it. You will see Jvary Monastery and the sightseeing platform nearby. In Mtskheta you will see the birthplace of the Georgian civilization.
You can make your program more interesting by including any suggested tour* into it.
Night in a hotel.
Day 4 – 02.04
Check-out from the hotel (from 10 am to 12 am) ***.
Transfer to the Tbilisi airport***.

Participation fee:

  • 159 Euro per person - accommodation in Standard hotel, rooms for 3 or 4 persons, 3 nights on base Bed and breakfast
  • 189 Euro per person - accommodation in Comfort hotel, double rooms, 3 nights on base Bed and breakfast

Discount: (15 persons + 1 for free).
Participation tax for one nomination:
  • 20 Euro for one ensemble participant;
  • 30 Euro for a solist.

Participation fee includes:

  • 3 nights in a hotel**;
  • 3 breakfasts;
  • Transfers:
        - Airport – city tour – hotel.
        - Hotel – concert hall – hotel.
       - Hotel – Airport***.

Participation fee doesn't include:

  • Air tickets;
  • Any museum’s admissions and ticketing;
  • Any additional trips;
  • Additional nights at the hotel with breakfast;
  • - not included into the price
  • - The number of rooms is limited!!! Booking will be effectuated only after prepayment.
  • - In case when the group needs transfer on time and date other than stipulated in the program, the trip price may be recalculated by inclusion of the individual transfer costs.
The transfer schedule "airport-city tour-hotel" (arrival) and "hotel-airport" (departure) will be arranged by a tour-manager two weeks before the date of the festival (based on the arrival time of all participants and according to groups allocation for pre-planned bus schedule). Leaders and managers of groups will be informed of transfer schedules and approximate waiting time in advance. Individual transfer is available at extra cost (calculation by request). The organizer keeps the right to replace services included into the touristic product with the services of the same or higher category meeting the dates of the tour. Such changes don’t change the touristic product itself.
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.