INTERNATIONAL MUSIC AWARDS  within the framework of the Folk Music 2022 contest
03.09.2022 - 07.09.2022
Balchik, Bulgaria

Date: 03.09.2022 - 07.09.2022
Host town and country: Balchik, Bulgaria
Application deadline: 15/08/2022

Conditions for participation:

  • The folk programme must not exceed 8 minutes.
  • The awards in the ‘Folk Musik 2022’ 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 - 2022’ is awarded after the results of the ‘Folk Music 2022’ contest are announced.
The music award includes the following nominations:
  • for a significant contribution to the development of folklore
  • for popularizing folklore
  • breakthrough of the year
  • for the preservation of folklore
  • for the preservation of folk traditions


03.09.2022 – accommodation at the hotel. Registration. Evening – audition.
04.09.2022 – Audition. 
05.09.2022 – Master class
06.09.2022 – Gala concert (a stage on the sea coast), an awarding ceremony, bestowing the INTERNATIONAL MUSIC AWARD ‘FOLK MUSIC AWARDS-2022’.
07.09.2022 – Check-out. Setting off for home

Participation fee:

  • 145 Euro per person 

Participation fee includes:

  • accommodation at hotels for 4 nights
  • breakfast
  • participation in the INTERNATIONAL MUSIC AWARD and the contest ‘FOLK MUSIC AWARDS – 2022’
  • a master class
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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