Application Form

  until 29 November 2019

Purpose of the festival:

The purpose of the Festival is creation of the open space for developing cultural international contacts in the sphere of musical art, for developing respect for the achievements of the world culture, and finally for strengthening friendship and mutual understanding between people of different countries.

Festival is held under the patronage of:
  • Ministery of culture of the Czech Republic
  • Senat of the Czech Republic
  • Music School of Vadim Petrov
  • Music foundation of Alvaro Gomes
  • Prague conservatory of Jan Deyl
(04.01 — contest, 06.01 — gala concert)

Participants:

Participation in our festivals is open to different performing groups:

  •  academic, folk and mixed choirs
  •  vocal ensembles and soloists
  •  choreographic ensembles and soloists
  •  orchestras and string, wind and folk ensembles and soloists
  •  circus collectives and soloists
  •  folk groups
  •  fashion theatres
  •  musical theatres and others.

Nominations:

1. Children’s choir (minimum of 15 participants, from 6 to 12 years old)
2. Youth choir (minimum of 15 participants, from 13 to 26 years old)
3. Folk choir (minimum of 15 participants, no age limitations)
4. Mixed children’s choir (minimum of 15 participants, from 6 to 18 years old)
5. Mixed adult choir (minimum of 15 participants, from 19 years old)
6. Female choir (minimum of 15 participants, no age limitations)
7. Male choir (minimum of 15 participants, no age limitations)
8. Children's vocal ensemble (from 15 participants, from 6 to 12 years old)
9. Youth vocal ensemble (from 15 participants, from 13 to 18 years old)
10. Vocal ensemble (from 15 participants, from 19 years old)
11. Classic dance first steps (from 4 to 6 years old)
12. Classic dance youth group (from 7 to 10 years old)
13. Classic dance middle group (from 11 to 14 years old)
14. Classic dance older group (from 15 to 18 years old)
15. Classic dance youth group (from 19 to 26 years old)
16. Classic dance adult group (from 20 years old)
17. Classic dance mixed group (from 6 to 26 years old)
18. Folk-character dance first steps (from 4 to 6 years old)
19. Folk-character dance younger group (from 7 to 10 years old)
20. Folk-character dance middle group (from 11 to 14 years old)
21. Folk-character dance older group (from 15 to 18 years old)
22. Folk-character dance youth group (from 19 to 26 years old)
23. Folk-character dance adult group (from 20 years old)
24. Folk-character dance mixed group (from 6 to 26 years old)
25. Modern dance first steps (from 4 to 6 years old)
26. Modern dance younger group (from 7 to 10 years old)
27. Modern dance middle group (from 11 to 14 years old)
28. Modern dance older group (from 15 to 18 years old)
29. Modern dance youth group (from 19 to 26 years old)
30. Modern dance adult group (from 20 years old)
31. Modern dance mixed group (from 6 to 26 years old)
32. Variety dance first steps (from 4 to 6 years old)
33. Variety dance younger group (from 7 to 10 years old)
34. Variety dance middle groups (from 11 to 14 years old)
35. Variety dance older group (from 15 to 18 years old)
36. Variety dance youth group (from 19 to 26 years old)
37. Variety dance adult group (from 20 years old)
38. Variety dance mixed group (from 6 to 26 years old)
39. Street dance / hip-hop first steps (from 4 to 6 years old)
40. Street dance / hip-hop younger group (from 7 to 10 years old)
41. Street dance / hip-hop middle group (from 11 to 14 years old)
42. Street dance / hip-hop older group (from 15 to 18 years old)
43. Street dance / hip-hop youth group (from 19 to 26 years old)
44. Street dance / hip-hop adult group (from 20 years old)
45. Street dance / hip-hop mixed group (from 6 to 26 years old)
46. ​​Oriental dance
47. Latin American Dance
48. Acrobatic gymnastic
49. Choreography small form (from 4 participants)
50. Orchestra younger group (from 6 to 14 years old)
51. Orchestra older group (from 15 to 26 years old)
52. Orchestra adult group (from 20 years old)
53. Instrumental ensemble younger group (from 6 to 14 years old)
54. Instrumental ensemble older group (from 15 to 26 years old)
55. Instrumental ensemble adult group (from 20 years old)
56. Folklore ensemble
57. Fashion theater
58. Theatre studio
59. Circus ensemble
60. Solo-vocal first steps (from 4 to 6 years old)
61. Solo-vocal younger group (from 7 to 10 years old)
62. Solo-vocal middle group (from 11 to 14 years old)
63. Solo-vocal older group (from 15 to 18 years old)
64. Solo-vocal youth group (from 19 to 26 years old)
65. Solo-vocal adult group (from 27 years old)
66. Solo-dance first steps (from 4 to 6 years old)
67. Solo-dance younger group (from 7 to 10 years old)
68. Solo-dance middle group (from 11 to 14 years old)
69. Solo-dance older group (from 15 to 18 years old)
70. Solo-dance youth group (from 19 to 26 years old)
71. Solo-dance adult group (from 27 years old)
72. Solo instrumental first steps (from 4 to 6 years old)
73. Solo-instrumental younger group (from 7 to 10 years old)
74. Solo-instrumental middle group (from 11 to 14 years old)
75. Solo-instrumental older group (from 15 to 18 years old)
76. Solo-instrumental youth group (from 19 to 26 years old)
77. Solo-instrumental adult group (from 27 years old)
78. Art plain air (Prague water colors drawing contest)

79. Individual nomination (due to the agreement of organizing committee)

* Duets belong to the solo nomination.

Participant's age:

Children from 4 years old, youth and adults with no age limit. In some cases, exceptions can be allowed in the age groups, which must be coordinated with the directorate of the festival on an individual basis. Tolerance in age limits withing the nomination is 20%.

Festival's jury:

The Jury is designated by the organizational committee and comprises the honored figures of the Czech and European culture, teachers of leading musical and choreographic institutes of Europe.

Evaluation criteria:

  •  general impression (maximum 10 points)
  •  performance technique (maximum 10 points)
  •  acting mastery (maximum 10 points)
  •  music accompaniment(maximum 10 points)
  •  originality of performance and interpretation (maximum 10 points)
  •  costumes and properties esthetics (maximum 10 points)
TOTAL: maximum of 60 points from every jury member

Awarding of the participants:

The Jury defines winners by awarding diplomas as follows:
- Grand Prix
- Laureate of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd degrees
- Diploma of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd degrees

- Participant of the Festival

Money prizes:
- 1000 EURO (Grand-Prix)
- 100 EURO (Jury’s special prize)

- 100 EURO (best solo)

Collective, awarded by Grand Prix, obtains money prize of 1000 Euro (one thousand Euro). Prize is presented to the collective’s leader during Gala concert in cash. Money prize of 100 Euro (one hundred Euro) gets the best soloist. Money prize of 100 Euro (one hundred Euro) gets the collective or soloist who earned special jury’s attention. This prize is optional and is awarded only by personal jury's opinion and only to specially noticed soloist/collective.

Jury decides according to gained points. In case of disputable situation, decision is made by the Jury Chairperson. Jury’s decisions are final and can’t be disputed. Jury is entitled not to award Grand Prix, if none of the collectives gained needed quantity of points. (minimum quantity of points for getting Grand Prix is 95% of maximal available points). Jury is entitled not to award money prize for the best solo, if none of the soloists gained needed quantity of points. (minimum quantity of points for getting the prize is 95% of maximal available points).

Terms of the Festival and application submission:
The last term of submitting the applications is 31 days before the beginning of the Festival. If there is a Shengen visa or a possibility of obtaining it in a short time, terms of submitting the application are discussed individually.

Participation fee:

  • 165 euro per person - Hotel 2** - Program 1 (Short 5 days, 4 nights)
  • 230 euro per person - Hotel 2** - Program 2 (Basic 7 days, 6 nights)
  • 260 euro per person - Hotel 3*** - Program 2 (Basic 7 days, 6 nights)
  • 325 euro per person - Hotel 2** - Program 3 (Standart 7 days, 6 nights)
  • 355 euro per person - Hotel 3*** - Program 3 (Standart 7 days, 6 nights)
15 paying participants +1 free

Programs:

Program

Days/nights

Meal

Competition part

Excursion part

Short

5/4

HB

Contest
Gala concert

Prague (pedestrian)

Basic

7/6

HB

Contest
Gala concert

Prague (pedestrian)

Standart

7/6

FB

Contest
Master class
Gala concert
Prague (pedestrian)
Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad)
Vyshehrad (Prague)
Prague“s zoo
Boat trip

 

Accommodation:

  • Accommodation in 2* or 3* hotel, according to the chosen category (included in participation fee, depending on the chosen program).
  • Accommodation in 4* hotel kategory possible for an additional fee.
  • Chek-in - 14.00. Issue of earlier check-in is discussed individually with every collective, according to the hotel’s possibilities. Feslival’s organization committee must be informed in advance about the earlier Check-in issue.
  • Chek-out - 10.00 Issue of later check-out is discussed individually with every collective. Price of a later Check-out is discussed with collective’s leaders, organization committee and a hotel, according to the hotel’s possibilities. Feslival’s organization committee must be informed in advance about the later Check-out issue.
  • Hotel deposit - 10 Euro per person. The deposit will be returned after Check-out.
  • Organization committee has the right of changing the hotel (according to the number of participants and hotel’s possibilities), not to the detriment of accommodation quality.

Meals:

  • Buffet of portions (according to hotel’s conditions). During lunch, drinks are ordered by yourself. The average cost of the drink is 1 euro. Payment is made on site to the waiter of the restaurant.
  • According to the festival conditions, participants are provided with: Standard program: 3 meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner (drinks are not included during the lunch); Basic program: 2 meals a day: breakfast, dinner; Shortened program: 2 meals a day: breakfast, dinner.
  • In case of a need of a change menu for the collective because of religious or other beliefs, organization committee must be informed 30 days before the start of the festival. Menu changing after collective’s arrival is impossible.

Festival program:

The program of the festival, listed on internet site is informative. The final program with the exact time of every excursion will be given to the collective’s leader in 1st day of arriving in Prague. Organization Committee is holding the right to change the filling of excursion days, saving the number of the excursions, according to the program. Organization Committee should be informed about every wanted changes minimum 15 days before the beginning of the festival. Changes of the program after arriving in Prague is impossible.

Technical requirements:

  • Each participant (collective or soloist) must present 2 contest compositions.
  • The duration of a composition: collective – maximum 4 minutes, soloist - maximum 3 minutes.
  • Special conditions for mini-groups (1-6 persons): Every mini-group is united with another group and therefore the program will be orientated on the other group’s program. Transfer airport/railway station – hotel - airport/railway station is payed separatly, on the basis of the price: 1-3 people – 60 euro, 4-6 people – 80 euro.
  • Special conditions: Theatre studios: the duration of the performance is maximum 15 minutes. Orchestras: performance program is up to 10 minutes.
  • In case of violation of the timekeeping the participant can be penalized: up to 30 seconds – 1 point, from 31 to 45 seconds – 2 points, from 46 seconds to 1 minute – 3 points, more than 1minute - 4 points. If the timing is exceeded by more than 50%, the team is disqualified.
  • All compositions must be recorded on: USB flash drive in MP3 format.
  • The extra CD or USB flash drive is OBLIGATORY.
  • It is not permitted for soloists and collectives to use the “plus” phonogram during the contest.
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 29 November 2019