14th WORLD OPEN TRADITIONAL-FOLK SINGING COMPETITION
RULES FOR PARTICIPANTS IN «TRADITIONAL-FOLK SINGING» NOMINATION 2023
The competition is completely online and is held annually. Applications are accepted 365 days a year. The competitor selects one of three editions and sends an application.
Application deadline is March 15th. Announcement of the results on April 05.
Acceptance of applications until June 1. Announcement of the results on June 15.
Application deadline is December 1th. Announcement of the results on December 15th.
The competitive program includes two diverse works of the participant’s choice and is performed completely by heart. Both or only one song can be performed: a) a cappella, b) with “live” musical accompaniment, c) using a backing track (use of a phonogram is not allowed).
Right to participate is given to all competitors from all the countries in the world. The age category in ensembles is determined by the average age of all participants, not taking into account the age of the illustrator and accompanist.
Competition program must be performed only in traditional way. It is preferable that the backing musical instruments and traditional costumes are from the area that contestant presents.
- I category – born in 2014 and younger up to 7 minutes
- II category – born in 2012 and younger up to 7 minutes
- III category – born in 2010 and younger up to 7 minutes
- IV category – born in 2008 and younger up to 7 minutes
- V category – born in 2006 and younger up to 7 minutes
- VI category – born in 2004 and younger up to 7 minutes
- VII category – born in 2002 and younger up to 7 minutes
- VIII category – born in 2000 and younger up to 8 minutes
- IX category – born in 1998 and younger up to 8 minutes
- X category – born in 1996 and younger up to 8 minutes
- XI category – born in 1995 and older up to 8 minutes
SMALL FORMS (2 – 4 singers)
- XII category – born in 2014 and younger up to 7 minutes
- XIII category – born in 2012 and younger up to 7 minutes
- XIV category – born in 2010 and younger up to 7 minutes
- XV category – born in 2008 and younger up to 7 minutes
- XVI category – born in 2006 and younger up to 7 minutes
- XVII category – born in 2004 and younger up to 7 minutes
- XVIII category – born in 2002 and younger up to 7 minutes
- XIX category – born in 2000 and younger up to 8 minutes
- XX category – born in 1998 and younger up to 8 minutes
- XXI category – born in 1996 and younger up to 8 minutes
- XXII category – born in 1995 and older up to 8 minutes
VOCAL ENSEMBLES (from 5 to 15 participants)
- XXIII category – born in 2011 and younger up to 7 minutes
- XXIV category – born in 2009 and younger up to 10 minutes
- XXV category – born in 2006 and younger up to 12 minutes
- XXVI category – born in 2003 and younger up to 12 minutes
- XXVII category – born in 2000 and younger up to 13 minutes
- XXVIII category – born in 1997 and younger up to 13 minutes
- XXIX category – born in 1996 and older up to 15 minutes
Participants’ video performance is recorded entirely without cutting a video (without interrupting the camera).
- Turn on the camera,
As proof that the video recording is intended solely for the competition:
– the soloist and duets pronounce their first name, surname, year of birth and the name of the competition,
– one of the member of ensemble says the name of ensemble, their age category, and the name of the competition,
* The participant can pronounce the name of the competition in its entirety (WORLD OPEN Online Music Competition) or only WORLD OPEN (participants in younger categories)
- Perform the program,
- Turn off the camera,
- Stopping the video camera during the entire recording is not allowed,
- On the recording, performer(s), must be clearly seen (soloist, duo, ensemble, concertmaster).
Recording must be sent in Mp4 format. Convert the video through our converter DETAILS
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Participant is required to send the following documents:
- Filled in Online Application form,
- Video recording in Mp4 format,
- Identity document and date of birth, (for soloists and duets),
- Scanned list of members with their years of birth, verified by the institution they are representing (for ensembles),
- Payment Confirmation.
Total maximum size of all files – 100 MB. Detailed instructions for OnLine application DETAILS
Participants (soloists) pay a fee of 30 euros. Duets and ensembles pay a fee of 30 euros (from a duet or ensemble) THIS PAGE
Work of the Jury is regulated by special Rules. Jury members are to be elected out of renowned music pedagogues, as well as performing artists, conductors and chamber musicians. Competitors are qualified according to the average grade point of evaluations by the Jury. Number of awards (prizes) is not limited.
GOLD AWARD/ LAUREATE FIRST PRIZE – is to be awarded to the competitor who wins 90 – 100 points.
Participant’s performance level:
Performance level: GRANDE PERFORMER (99 – 100),
Performance level: CONCERT PERFORMER (96 – 98,99),
Performance level: VIRTUOSO PERFORMER (93 – 95,99),
Performance level: EXCELLENT PERFORMER (90 – 92,99).
SILVER AWARD/ LAUREATE SECOND PRIZE – is to be awarded to the competitor who wins 80 – 89,99 points.
Performance level: EXCEPTIONAL PERFORMER (85 – 89,99),
Performance level: PROMISING PERFORMER (80 – 84,99).
BRONZE AWARD/ LAUREATE THIRD PRIZE – is to be awarded to the competitor who wins 70 – 79,99 points.
Performance level: PERSPECTIVE PERFORMER
DIPLOMA – is to be awarded to the competitor who wins 65 – 69,99 points.
Competitor, who won first prize, with the best placement in competition discipline will be awarded with Diploma Online Music Champion of the World. Participant who is awarded with Diploma “Online Music Champion of the World”.
If a work is premiered, at the request of the jury, the score of this work must be sent electronically. All Jury decisions are final and irrevocable.
The prize fund totaling $ 5.000 will be distributed among selected participants of MASTERS FINAL and GRAND FINAL (MASTER – PREMIO category).
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DIPLOMAS FOR COMPETITORS
All contestants receive diplomas after the end of each season in all nominations:
- Diplomas in electronic form can be downloaded on THIS PAGE
- Diplomas are sent by the postal service (on request) on THIS PAGE
- Certificate for scholarship in electronic form (upon request) download on THIS PAGE
LETTERS OF APPRECIATION AND CERTIFICATE FOR PORTFOLIO TO TEACHERS
- Letters of APPRECIATION to teachers in electronic form can be downloaded from THIS PAGE
- Certificate for a portfolio in electronic form (upon request) for teachers, accompanists who need an additional confirmation document download on THIS PAGE
Association of pedagogues of elementary and high music schools of Serbia and agency MIR Production, organizes WORLD OPEN Online Music Competition.
Competition is held by the Rules of participation, which is proposed by expert council, and is to be adopted by Assembly of the Association.
In case of dispute between Organizer and competitors, provisions of English text will prevail.
By participating in the competition, the contestants automatically waive their right to material compensation in connection with the publication and distribution of the competition videos.
By applying for the competition, participants automatically accept conditions from previous provisions of these Rules.