28 - 31 October 2018
  Vitebsk      Belarus

Director:  Ludmila Pritulchik

Application Form

  until 14 September 2018

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 many festivals-contests were held in various cities all around the world. The Super final of the festival season will be held in October 2018. The Ist 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. Super final prize fund is 500 000 rubles.
Participation in the festival-contest is possible for those creative groups and soloists, who filled up the Request form and paid a participation fee and touristic program. The participation fee is calculated by the art-manager of the festival-contest according to the Application. The cost of touristic program is calculated according to the prices posted on the site of the Salut to talents project and its partners and according to Application. Accommodation, transfer and excursions for the participants of the festival-contest are ensured by official project partners only. 


  1. Instrumental art. Classical. Folk. Pop. Jazz
  2. Vocal art. Academic. Folk. Pop. Vocal and Instrumental Ensemble
  3. Fine art. Painting and graphics. Photo. Applied arts.
  4. Choreography. Classical dance. Folk dance. Pop dance. Folk stylization. Modern dance (jazz, modern, contemporary). Modern dance (street dances). Modern dance (experimental). Ballroom dance. Childish dance.
  5. Theatre. Drama theatre. Art of declamation. Musical. Mimics and Gesture theatre. Fashion performance. Puppet-show
  6. The original genre
  7. Foklore crativity
The participation in the nomination “Choreography. Childish dance” is allowed only in pre-school and junior age group.

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
Each age group allows participation of up to 30% of members out of the fixed age ranges. 

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 performances of the duration of not more than 4 minutes. In the nominations “Theatre” and “Instrumental art” (ensembles and orchestras) it is allowed to present only one performance of the duration of no more than 10 minutes. In the nomination "theatrical creativity", if there is a technical possibility and in conjunction with the organizing committee, it is possible to increase the time of performance to 30 minutes. At the same time, every additional 10 minutes, in excess of the established by the Regulations, are paid as additional participation. Soloists and small groups present a program of one performance of the duration of not more than 5. In the nomination “Instrumental art” soloists and small groups may present two performances of the duration of not more than 5 together. In the nomination "Choreographic Creativity" a presentation of one performance of duration of no more than 10 minutes is allowed. If the participants exceed the time limit, jury is entitled to stop the performance and disqualify the participants.
Choirs present a program with a duration of at least 8 and not more than 15 minutes. The minimum number is 2 songs, at the same   time they must be different. At least one song should be performed a capella. 
In the nomination "Folklore Creativity" groups present a concert-contest program of a mixed genre with a duration of no more than 8 minutes.
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 days 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 cm 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. All the technical and musical equipment which is necessary (technical rider) should be indicated in the Request.
The winner of the Grand Prix and\or the diploma of 1st degree is allowed to participate in one of the festivals-contests of the Salute to Talents project in the same nomination without participation fee during one calendar year.
* – The organizer has the right to change dates of the festivals-contests. Relevant information is on the web page http://saluttalantov.ru/
** – The participant may take part in one festival-contest as a soloist and as a member of small groups only once. Members of the groups, if they participate more than once, get a 20% discount for the second and following participations. Those, who take part in the nomination “Fine Art”, pay a participation fee as soloists with the discount of 50%.

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 I 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.
The I degree Laureates of each festival-contest are allowed to participate in the Super final of the Salute to Talents project. The I degree Laureates of the “Fine art” nomination (nominations 9-11) are allowed to participate in the Super final of the “Palette of the World” project.     


Vitebsk (4 days)
Vitebsk, cozy and picturesque, is a cultural capital of Belorussia. The world-famous artist Marc Chagall was born there. Ilya Repin was living in the city. Vitebsk has been hosting Slaviansky Bazaar, legendary international festival of arts, more than 20 years. One of the programmes of our festival offers to visit Polotsk, the oldest city of Belorussia. The festival is held on one of the scenes of Slaviansky Bazaar. 
1st day. 28 October 2018. Check-in
Arrival time recommended – from 8:00 to 12:00***. Receiving the group at the train station (after 8:00). Boarding the bus.
  • Sightseeing tour «Vitebsk, the capital of Belorussia».
Check-in after 14:00.
Excursions at extra cost. *
Night at the hotel.
2nd day. 29 October 2018. Festival day
Festival day.
Transfer to the festival. 
Rehearsals. 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 to the participants.
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 at extra cost
Transfer to the hotel
Night at the hotel
3rd day. 30 October 2018. Free day 
Free time or excursions at extra cost:
  • Excursion «Artistic Places of Vitebsk" with a visit to the art center and Marc Chagall Art Center *
  • Excursion to the Ilya Repin museum at the Zdravniovo estate* 
  • Bus sightseeing tour around Minsk*
  • Quest-excursion "Legends of Vitebsk"*
  • Excursion to the Berezensky Biosphere Reserve *
  • Excursion to Polotsk with a visit to St. Sophia Cathedral *
Night at the hotel.
4th day. 31 October 2018. Check-out
Check-out before 12:00***.

Participation fee:

  • 15 persons + 1 for free
114 Euro per person: Hotel Vitebsk
 - Standard rooms: double-triple rooms, facilities in the room
105 Euro per person: Hotel Vitebsk
 - Economy class rooms: double-triple rooms, facilities in the room
119 Euro per person: Hotel Luchessa   
 - Standard rooms: double rooms only, facilities in the room
98 Euro per person: Hotel Vityaz
 - Block type rooms for 2+1, 2+2, 2+3 persons, facilities shared. 

Participation fee for one nomination:
15 EUR for one ensemble participant (no more than 191 EUR for an ensemble), 25 EUR for a soloist
(Not included into the price of the trip)

Participation fee includes:

  • 3 nights
  • Meals: 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch  
  • Sightseeing tour around Vitebsk
  • Transfer according to the program ***

Participation fee doesn't include:

  • Two-way tickets
  • Any museum’s admissions and ticketing
  • Extra excursions
  • Extra nights
  • Receiving the group before 8:00
  • Check-in before 14:00
 !!! Prices may vary according to current currency rate!!!
* It is nit included into the price of the trip
** The number of rooms at the hotels is limited! Booking will be made upon a prepayment.
*** Please note that on the first day the city tour is joined with the transfer to the hotel.
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.

Application Form     until 14 September 2018