Winner of the online format of the XII World Championship of Folklore "World Folk" 2022 is the Choir with Orchestra "Wulan Muqi" at National College for Preschool Teachers - Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China. The choristers and musicians were awarded a gold medal, Diploma and money prize of 500 Euro in the form of a voucher for participation in the World Championship of Folklore "World Folk" 2023. Choir conductor Mr. Dalengbayaer was awarded the title of "maestro" by the jury. The diploma will be sent to the Ministry of Culture of China with a request to be officially awarded.
The second place in the final rankings went to "El band" at the Art Theater and National College for Preschool Teachers of Inner Mongolia - HohHot, China. Art director is Hang Ai. The musicians of the "EI band" become winners of 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" 2023.
The jury commission determined the third place to the "VINCITORE 11 JAKARTA" at Gantari Gita Khatulistiwa - Jakarta, Indonesia. The art leader of the dance group is Ainul Wardah. The group receives 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" 2023.
Choirs, vocal groups, dance groups and ensembles, and individual performers from Bulgaria, Hungary, Croatia, Lithuania, Germany, Belarus, Ukraine, Republic of Sakha - Russia, Russia, Iran, Indonesia, Thailand, Bolivia, Malaysia, Philippines, Inner Mongolia - China, Mongolia took part in the digital competition that was held in parallel with the traditional format of the World Championship of Folklore in the period 22-27 August 2022.
The assessment of the participants in the online format of the Championship was delegated to the jury in the composition of: Mrs. Tsatsral Baatar - Mongolia, ArtLar House, director of the Asian Folklore Championship of Folklore "Asia Folk"; Mrs Anahid Saribekyan - Armenia, regional supervisor of the International Dance Council, CID to UNESCO, choreographer; Mrs. Mariana Nutsova - Bulgaria, ethnologist, program director of EurofolkTV; Mr. Adil Levent Yuksel - Turkey, Lecturer in the Department of Music Sciences at the Faculty of Fine Arts at Suleyman Demirel University - Isparta; Mr. Valentin Halvadzhiev - Bulgaria, choreographer; Mr. Georgi Yankov - Bulgaria, maestro.
5-year-old Ivan Tarhov from Gelendzhik, Russia received a diploma for being the youngest participant. Ivan is part of the children's group at the Cuban Center "Basko". His leader is Natalya Nikolaevna.
The special award of the European Association of Folklore Festivals - EAFF was awarded to Ensemble "Ey" at the Institute of Culture and Drama, Inner Mongolia, HohHot - China. The artistic director of the musical formation is Mr. Bayaer.
The special award of the World Association of Folklore Festivals - WAFF was awarded to the Dance Group "Wulan Muqi" at the National College of Preschool Teachers of Inner Mongolia, China. Artistic directors of the participants from Ordos are Alatengtuliguer, Wuhatu, Douxing.
Women's choir "Көҕүөр" from Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Russia, with art director Viktoria Ivanovna Moitokhonova is the winner of the Audience Award.
The full results of the ranking in the online edition are published on the website of EAFF /on the championship page/ "Champions" section.