Director: Mariam Odisharia Festival - contest will be held on the stage of the cultural center of the capital of Georgia, Tbilisi. During their stay in Georgia, groups will have the opportunity not only to participate in the festival - contest, but also to see many interesting and colorful places of the ancient state, get acquainted with Georgian history and culture, traveling around the regions of Georgia. The program of the festival - contest consists of performances, round tables, the award ceremony and sightseeing tours in order to familiarize with the cultural and historical heritage of the country. PRIZE FUND OF THE FESTIVAL – CONTEST – 10,000 EUR Depending on the award awarded by the jury, the team or individual performer will be awarded certificates from the “MAGIC GROUP” and “ART - FEST ASSOCIATION” companies in the amount of 300 - 2500 euros, which they can use when participating in our subsequent projects. Мain goals and objectives: Creating opportunities for children, adolescents and young people to have creative communication; Identification of new talents; The development of culture and the strengthening of interethnic cooperation; The opportunity to get acquainted with samples of national culture and art; Acquaintance with the best creative teams, establishing creative contacts between teams; Exchange of experience of the participating countries of the festival – contest in the artistic education of children, adolescents and youth; Creation of conditions for support and development of children's and youth creativity. Terms of participation: The festival - contest is attended by children (from 5 to 16 years), youth (from 16 to 25 years) and adults (from 26 years and above) groups and individual performers in the categories: vocals, choreography, instrumental genre, original genre, theater creativity, art word, fashion theaters, visual arts, arts and crafts, photo art. I. Vocals (folk, pop, jazz, academic) 1. Solo; 2. Duets; 3. Ensembles (from 3 to 4 people); 4. Show groups; 5. Choirs. Evaluation criteria: musicality, artistic interpretation of a musical work, purity of intonation and sound quality, beauty of timbre and strength of voice, stage culture, complexity of the repertoire, correspondence of the repertoire to the performance possibilities and the age category of the performer, performing skills. The duration of the work is not more than 4 minutes. II. Choreography (folk, pop, classical, ballroom dance, modern, jazz, street dance, hip-hop, break dance, disco, belly dance, etc.) 1. Solo; 2. Duets; 3. Small forms (from 3 to 4 people); 4. Ensembles. Evaluation criteria: performing skills, performance technique, compositional composition of the number, the repertoire’s conformity with the age characteristics of the performers, stage performance (plastic, costume, props, performance culture), selection and conformity of musical and choreographic material, artistry, disclosure of the artistic image. The duration of the work is not more than 5 minutes. ІІІ. Instrumental genre (folk, classical, pop, jazz) 1. Solo; 2. Duets; 3. Small forms (from 3 to 4 people); 4. Ensembles; 5. Orchestras. Evaluation criteria: purity of performance, technique of owning instruments, mastery of the dynamics of sound, complexity of the work performed, creative personality, artistic value of the repertoire, originality, artistry. The duration of the work is not more than 4 minutes. IV. Original genre (circus numbers, acrobatics, clowning, gymnastics, juggling, shows with an object, illusion, etc.) 1. Solo; 2. Duets; 3. Small forms (from 3 to 4 people); 4. Ensembles; Evaluation criteria: performing skills, technicality, compositional composition of the number, the repertoire’s correspondence with the age characteristics of the performers, stage performance (plastic, costume, props, performance culture), artistry, disclosure of the artistic image, entertainment, coordination of movements and physical preparation, design, originality. The duration of the work is not more than 5 minutes. V. Theatrical creativity (drama, puppet theater, musical, plastic and pantomime, street theater, parody theater, shadow theater, solo performance, etc.) Evaluation criteria: disclosure and brightness of artistic images, performing level, stage performance (plastic, costume, performance culture), the repertoire’s conformity with the age characteristics of the performers, the performance design, props, and diction of actors. The duration of the work is not more than 10 minutes. VI. Artistic word (verses, prose, fable) Evaluation criteria: revealing the creative personality of the contestant, artistry, charm, emotional impact on the listener, completeness of the disclosure of the theme of the work, literacy of speech. The duration of the work is not more than 4 minutes. VII. Fashion theaters (retro collection, ethno - collection, collection of the future, collection in the modern style, know-how collection, etc.) Evaluation criteria: originality of the theme, consistency in style (costume, hairstyle, choreography, musical accompaniment), additions and accessories, artistic performance. The duration of the work is not more than 10 minutes. VIII. Fine art (painting, graphics, design) Evaluation Criteria: age-appropriate, workmanship, topic development, color scheme, color, composition, expressiveness, emotionality, originality. Participants submit 3 entries. IX. Arts and crafts (woodwork (carving, painting, birch bark, marquetry), clay work (ceramics, small sculpture), weaving (tapestry, lace, embroidery, patchwork), metal work (chasing, jewelry) , natural materials (straw, vine, reed, other natural materials) Evaluation criteria: creative approach to work, artistic taste, originality, knowledge and preservation of national traditions, skillful combination of traditions and innovation in the manufacture of work, imagination in the use of materials of manufactured products, possession of the chosen technique, aesthetic appearance and design of work, age-appropriate, application new technologies and materials, unconventional use of well-known materials. Participants submit 3 entries. X. Photography Evaluation criteria: the plot of the photo, originality, photo quality, informational content. Participants submit 3 entries. Age categories: 1 age category - 5 - 10 years old 2 age category - 11-15 years old 3 age category - 16 - 20 years old 4 age category - 21 - 25 years old 5 age category - 26 years and above 6 age category - mixed Competitive requirements: Each ensemble must submit 2 numbers. Solo, blowing, small forms - 1 number. Phonogram carriers are CD, FLASH - media or a mini disc with high sound quality. Each sound recording must be on a separate medium with the name of the work, the name of the ensemble or the name of the artist, as well as the duration of the work. The vocalists are not allowed to perform under the “+” phonogram. To participate in the gala concert, groups and solo performers are selected by decision of the jury and the organizing committee. For the nominations "Visual Arts", "Decorative and Applied Creativity" and "Photo Art", the championship will be held in the form of an exhibition of works. Each participant must submit 3 works at the contest. Requirements for registration of work: for the nomination "Fine Arts", a sign should be affixed on the work, which indicates: city, institution, surname, name of the child, age, name of work, director; for the nomination “Decorative and applied arts”, a sign should be placed near the work, which indicates: city, institution, surname, name of the child, age, name of work, director; for the nomination “Photography” on the back of the photo should be indicated: institution, surname, name of the child, name of work, age, leader. Awarding: An international jury of prominent cultural and art workers from near and far abroad countries is invited to evaluate the performances of the participants. Following the results of the competition, a gala concert and a solemn rewarding of the participants of the festival-competition will be held. All participants will receive commemorative diplomas, medals and cups with the symbols of the festival from the company. Evaluation of performances is held in nominations taking into account age categories. The jury awards: Grand Prix, Laureate I, Laureate II, Laureate III degree, Diploma I, Diploma II, Diploma III degree, as well as special prizes. By decision of the jury, the Grand Prix and other prizes may not be awarded. The program of the gala concert is determined by the organizational comets of the festival competition on the basis of a jury decision. The decision of the jury is final and not subject to change. Winners - collectives or solo performers will be awarded invitations on special conditions from the company and members of the jury to take part in festivals and competitions held both in Georgia and abroad, organized by partners of our company. Program: October 30 - Arrival, transfer from the airport (for an additional fee), registration, accommodation of participants and guests of the festival - competition at the hotel in Tbilisi after 14.00. Lunch (at an additional cost). Free time. An evening of acquaintances and dinner in one of the restaurants in Tbilisi with national music and dancing, where you can taste delicious Georgian cuisine. Overnight at the hotel in Tbilisi. October 31 - Breakfast. (Perhaps the organization of excursions for an additional fee). Dinner. Overnight at the hotel in Tbilisi. November 1 - Breakfast. Rehearsal of the festival - contest, performance and solemn award on the stage of the cultural center of the capital of Georgia, Tbilisi. November 2 - Breakfast. Departure of the hotel at 12.00. Departure of participants and guests of the festival - contest, transfer to the airport (for an additional fee). Participation fee: 125 Euro per person (triple/quadruple room); 145 Euro per person (double room); 185 Euro per person (single room); For 20 participants - 1 leader is free. (Leaders, if desired, are accommodated in 2-bed rooms). Participation fee includes: Official invitation; Festival gathering (for groups); Special diplomas, medals and cups; Letters of thanks for team leaders and sponsors; Accommodation in a hotel of a level not lower than three stars (4 days / 3 nights); 2 meals a day during the whole stay in Georgia (it starts from 30/10 dinner and ends with breakfast 02/11); Transfer hotel - concert hall - hotel; Assistant escort. Participation fee does not include: Festival gathering for soloists, duets and small forms, as well as participation in an additional nomination: soloists pay extra 20 Euro, duets pay extra 30 Euro for a duet, small forms 3-5 people pay extra 40 Euro per group, for participation in an additional nomination - surcharge of 10 Euro per person; Transfers (We can provide transfers from / to airports, railway stations and bus stations. Lunch - 7 Euro per person per day; Excursions (We will organize an excellent excursion program for you! Detailed information on excursion programs you can check with our managers) Medical insurance; Transportation costs (airline tickets); The cost of an extra day with 2 meals a day is: in 3-4-bed room - 30 Euro, in a double room - 37 Euro, in a single room - 50 Euro; In case of arrival at the hotel from 06.00 - 12.00 - surcharge of 50% of the daily price; In case of arrival at the hotel 00.00 - 06.00 - surcharge of 100% of the daily price; If the hotel is vacated, 12.00 - 18.00 - surcharge of 50% of the daily price; If the hotel is vacated, from 18.00 - 00.00 - an extra charge of 100% of the daily price. Additional services: Original photos from the festival, gala concert and awards on CD / FLASH drive; Photo support for walks / excursions. Photo session for groups and soloists; Hairdresser-stylist (Makeup and creation of hairstyles); Workshops from professional artists; Video shooting of the festival / gala concert. 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.