Zamek Kazimierzowski is a modern stage (8m x 10m) equipped with high-quality sound and lighting, featuring a Yamaha grand piano.
The main message of the festival is the search for new talents and stars among children and youth ensembles and soloists, establishing international friendly and creative connections, enriching multiculturalism based on mutual respect for cultures and traditions, popularizing children and youth creativity, exchanging experiences and creative achievements of participants from different countries, and enhancing the professional skills and qualifications of educators and leaders.

Participants:

Soloists, small groups, ensembles / chamber formations and ensembles are invited.

Genres:

  • Choreography: folk dance or folk-stylized dance, classical, contemporary/modern, jazz, artistic, street dance, ballroom dance, show dance, children's dance, show-bellydance.
  • VOCAL - two competition performances- Show Vocal Folk Vocal, Folk Ensembles Academic Vocal Jazz Vocal Choirs.
  • INSTRUMENTAL GENRE - two contrasting pieces  - Selection of the competition program is at the discretion of the participant.
  • Wind Instruments (soloists, small groups of 2-4 people), Folk Instruments (soloists, small groups of 2-4 people) , String and Plucked Instruments (soloists, small groups of 2-4 people),Piano (soloists, duets), Orchestras and ensembles.
  • Folk Creativity / Ritual Theaters
  • Theatrical arts, acting skills.
  • Fashion theaters / fashion shows.
  • Other genres, according to accepted applications.
  • Choral groups, vocal and choral ensembles,
  • instrumental groups (brass, chamber, string, folk instruments, etc.),
  • vocal-instrumental ensembles,
  • soloists, small ensembles.
In the vocal genre, there are NO soloist categories.
The festival is of a competitive nature.

Technical requirements:

Competitive program within the time limit (1-2 performances):
Soloists, duets, trios - 4 minutes.
Small groups (4-10 individuals) - 6 minutes.
Ensembles and groups (11 or more individuals) - 9 minutes.
Participants have the right to participate in multiple genre categories with separate applications and separate fees for each application.

Age groups:

Mini kids: 4-7 years old
Kids - 7 - 9 years old
Children: 10-13 years old
Junior:     14-17 years old
Adults:     18 years old and above
Senior:     50 years old and above
                 MIXED GROUPS
Up to 30% of senior age participants are allowed in the junior category.
 
To participate in the festival, it is necessary to submit an application along with a QUALITY backing track to the Organizer's email. In case the performance exceeds the allotted time in the application, the Organizer reserves the right to stop the performance.

Awards:

  • Laureates of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes receive individual diplomas, festival medals, and a cup for the group.
  • The winner of the Small Grand Prix receives a cup, festival medals, and a diploma.
  • The winner of the Grand Prix receives the Great Grand Prix cup, festival medals, and the Grand Prix diploma.
  • Letters of gratitude are awarded to teachers and leaders for their preparation and participation.
  • Upon the recommendation of the Jury, participants receive certificates for FREE participation.
All participants receive commemorative festival merchandise, participant badges, a festival folder for leaders, individual diplomas, and festival medals.

Participation fee:

  • 95 euro per person - 3 days / 2 nights accommodation with half-board
  • 20+1 for free

Accommodation is arranged with the leaders prior to the arrival of the participants. Leaders will be accommodated in 2-3 bed rooms.

Groups (11 or more participants) - 18 euro per participant.
Groups (4-10 participants) - 22 euro per participant.
Duets and trios - 25 euro per participant.
Soloists - 30 euro per participant.
For participation in additional categories:
Groups (11 or more participants): additional fee of 5 euros per participant for each additional application.
Groups (4-10 participants): additional fee of 10 euros per participant for each additional application.
Soloists, duets, and trios: additional fee of 15 euros per participant for each additional application.

Participation fee includes:

  • Accommodation for 3 days/2 nights.
  • Meals: breakfast and dinner, starting with dinner on the day of arrival and ending with breakfast on the day of departure.
  • Participation in festival performances with commemorative awards for participants.
  • Special offer for groups of 20 people: 20 participants + 1 leader free of charge.

Participation fee doesn't include:

  • Festival participation fee.
  • Optional excursions, museum tickets.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Transportation services.
  • City tour - organized for groups of 25 people and more
Upon request, the organization of additional paid services related to transportation from the airport to the hotel and vice versa, from the hotel to the concert hall and vice versa, airport meet and greet by festival staff, and upgrading the proposed hotel to a higher class is possible. For inquiries regarding additional services, please contact and send an official request to the Organizing Committee.

Jury:

The jury panel is formed by the Organizers and consists of representatives from the fields of culture, arts, public organizations, media, and other prominent personalities from participating countries.
The permanent jury panel consists of 5 members.
Evaluation is conducted on a 10-point scale.
The jury has the right to:
  • Provide recommendations to the competition participants.
  • Recognize individual performers and award them with special prizes.
  • By agreement with the organizing committee, make decisions regarding changes to the festival regulations or not award participants with prizes in specific categories.
  • The jury has the right to withhold the Grand Prix if there is an insufficient number of points. The jury's decision is final and not subject to review.

Information:

Groups interested in participating must submit an application along with a backing track. The organizing committee provides accommodation and a cultural program (excursions) in agreement with the participants. The group delegation can include artists and their accompanying group. There is no limit to the number of artists and accompanying members.
 
During the festival, the participating groups may be invited by the organizers to take part in joint events such as the Opening Ceremony, Closing Ceremony, parade, accompanying concerts, cocktails, workshops, and others. The presence of invited teams at various events is mandatory.
 
The application for participation must be submitted no later than March 10, 2024. The payment should be made after the confirmation of participation but no later than March  20, 2024.
All banking expenses are the responsibility of the sender.
Bank details of the organizers for payment will be provided upon request from the team leader AFTER receiving the participation application.

Program:

April  4, 2024 - Arrival at hotels in Przemyśl . Optional and at an additional cost - a tour of the city's green parks, charming castles, and magnificent churches.  Dinner.
April 5, 2024 - Breakfast.  Festive opening of the festival-contest. Start of competitive performances. Discussion of the competition performances with the festival's jury. Gala concert and awards ceremony. Dinner
April 6, 2024  - Breakfast. Check-out according to hotel/hostel rules. Free day in Peremyshl. Departure.
 
Optional excursions on free days:
Excursion to Krasichyn Castle (cost 25 euros, including lunch!)
 
Any group willing to participate must submit an Application form.
Approved groups pay in advance 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.

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