The winner of the virtual edition of the European Championship of Folklore "Euro Folk" 2021 is the Mixed choir "Ave vita" at the Vytautas Magnus University - Vilnius, Lithuania. The choir was awarded a gold medal, a diploma and a cash prize of 500 Euro in the form of a voucher for participation in the World Championship of Folklore "World Folk". The choir conductor Kastytis Barisas also awarded the title of "Maestro-academician". The diploma will be sent to the Lithuanian Ministry of Culture with a request to be officially presented.

Second place in the final ranking of the online edition of the folklore competition is for the Student dance ensemble "Diana" at the Prof. Dr. Paraskev Stoyanov Medical University, Varna, Bulgaria. The young dancers won a silver medal, a diploma and a cash prize of 300 Euro in the form of a voucher for participation in the World Championship of Folklore "World Folk".

The jury determined the third place for the Folklore ensemble "Lenok" at the Municipal Institution of Culture in Podolsk, Moscow region, Russia. The ensemble received a bronze medal, a diploma and a cash prize of 200 Euro in the form of a voucher for participation in the World Championship of Folklore "World Folk".

The winner of the Spectators Award is the Bagpipers school "Trakia" at the  "Prosveta - 1905" Community center, Aksakovo, Varna, Bulgaria. Artistic director of the young bagpipers is Mr. Nikola Georgiev.

The special prize of EurofolkTV was awarded to the Folklore dance droup "Spicushor" from Causani, Moldova. The dancers were awarded with free video recording, which will take place when they come to Bulgaria to participate in the one of the events from the championship system of EAFF.

Evelina Karpova, 8 years old  from St. Petersburg, Russia, received a diploma for the youngest participant. Evelina learned singing at the Lopukhinskaya children's art school. 

The ceremony for the official announcement of the results of the online version of the XIII European Championship of Folklore "Euro Folk" 2021 was held during the official closing of the Championship on the stage of "Prosveta 1888" Community center in Pomorie (Bulgaria) in the parallel traditional form of the competition.

The chairman of the jury, who evaluated the performances of the participants in both forms of the European Championship is maestro Georgi Yankov - music specialist and conductor. Members of the jury were: Mr. Valentin Halvadzhiev - choreographer, author of folklore dances and Mrs. Mariana Nutsova - ethnologist, author of folklore TV shows and movies.

Choirs, vocal groups, dance ensembles and individual performers from Bulgaria, Russia, Lithuania, Belarus, Moldova, Croatia, Poland, Hungary, Indonesia, Malaysia and Iran took part in the online form of the Championship. In each genre category and age group, according to the level of performance and the total sum of the evaluations of the jury, the titles were awarded: Laureate I degree (golden diploma) - received 23 groups and individual performers; 7 of the participants were awarded with Laureate II degree (silver diploma); Laureate title III degree (bronze diploma) was not awarded. Six of the teams and individual participants received a Discovery Diploma at the European Championship. Two folklore groups were awarded a Certificate of Continuity, initiated in the name of the creator of the Music Feasts "Euro Folk" - Iliyan Nikolov. Participants also received recommendations for participation in the European or World Championship of Folklore.

The full results of the ranking in the online edition will be published on the EAFF's website (on the championship page) in the Champions section!

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