INTERNATIONAL MUSIC AWARDS  within the framework of the Folk Music 2021 contest
04/09/2021 – 11/09/2021
Balchik, Bulgaria

Date: 04/09/2021 – 11/09/2021
Host town and country: Balchik, Bulgaria
Application deadline: 25/08/2021
Conditions for participationL
  • The folk programme must not exceed 8 minutes.
  • The awards in the ‘Folk Musik 2021’ contest will be Laureat I , II , III и GRAND PRIX.
  • The following prizes have been provided: a team cup, a team diploma, a medal for each of the participants.
  • GRAND PRIX – prize money and a golden statuette
  • The jury is composed of leading experts in the field of folklore from different countries

Rules for participation:

  •  Participants must have the flag of the country, which they represent.
  • There are no limitations as to the number and age of the participants.
  • A support group can join each team.
If you want to join the contest, you must fill in application in the following categories:
A) Groups performing folk songs, authentic folklore (choirs and ensembles)
B) Folk song groups, modern arrangement of folk music (choirs and ensembles)
D) Folk dance groups, contemporary presentation of folk dances (folk dance groups, ensembles)
E) Mixed folk ensembles – authentic performance (live performance of vocalists, instruments and dances)
F) Mixed folk teams – arranged performances (live performance of vocalists, instruments and dances)
G) Groups of folk instrumental music; folk music (ensembles and orchestras)
H) Groups of folk traditions; reproductions (folk groups, ensembles)
*All categories are split into two age groups: below 18 and 18 and above.


THE INTERNATIONAL MUSIC PREMIUM ‘FOLK MUSIC AWARDS - 2021’ is awarded after the results of the ‘Folk Music 2021’ contest are announced.
The music award includes the following nominations:
  • for the best performance of a duet
  • for the best solo performance
  • for the best group performance
  • for outstanding contribution in the development of folklore
  • a special award for promoting folklore
  • a breakthrough of the year
  • for the most attractive artist in the contest
  • for the best male performance in the programme of the contest
  • for the best female performance in the programme of the contest
  • a special prize for an exclusive stage costume


04/09/2021 – accommodation at the hotel. Registration. Evening – audition.
05/09/2021 – Audition. An excursion to the Botanical Garden, including wine tasting free of charge;
06/09/2021 – A gala concert (a stage on the sea coast), an awarding ceremony, bestowing the INTERNATIONAL MUSIC AWARD ‘FOLK MUSIC AWARDS-2021’. A dance party
07/09/2021 – An excursion to Varna. A master class according to a timetable
08/09/2021 – Leisure time
09/09/2021 – Leisure time
10/09/2021 – Leisure time
11/09/2021 – Check-out. Setting off for home

Participation fee:

  • 235 Euro per person (with accommodation)
  • 40 Euro per participant (without accommodation)

Participation fee includes:

  • accommodation at hotels for 7 nights
  • breakfast
  • participation in the INTERNATIONAL MUSIC AWARD and the contest ‘FOLK MUSIC AWARDS – 2021’
  • a visit to the Botanical Garden
  • a master class
  • a dance party,
  • n excursion to Varna
  • souvenirs
Additional excursions:
There will be a voluntary excursion to Cape Kaliakra, which will cost 10 euro, and another one to Nessebar – 25 euro.
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.


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