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POP – JAZZ SINGING – Rules 2020

 

  1. General terms

1.1. Association of pedagogues of elementary and high music schools of Serbia and production center MIR Production (hereinafter refer to as organizer), organizes INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION – Belgrade, Serbia (hereinafter refer to as competition).

1.2. Competition takes place entirely over the Internet.

1.3. Competition in order to support young talents in the field of popular music (Pop, Rock, Blues, Jazz. Folk, Punks…), encouraging the spirit of international competitions for young performers.

 

  1. Jury

2.1. Organizer of competition forms a membership in the jury and determine the terms and procedure of the Competition.

2.2. Membership and distribution of Jury members of competition disciplines and categories will be selected by competent commission and confirmed by Organizing Committee.

2.3. International jury members are elected out of authority experts in the fields of music, teaching, television, vocal arts, management of show business.

2.4. Work of the Jury is regulated by special Rules. All Jury decisions are final and irrevocable.

2.5. Criteria of evaluation: musicality, purity of intonation, beauty and power of voice timbre, scenic culture, complexity of the repertoire, performing repertoire matching capabilities and age category of performer, performing skills.

2.6. The contestants are qualified according to the average grade point of evaluations by the Jury:

 

Other competitors will be awarded with Diploma for participation. Number of awards (prizes) is not limited.

 

2.7. Competitor (soloist, duo, ensemble), who won first prize, with the best placement in competition discipline will be awarded with Diploma Internet Music Champion of the World.

2.8. In case if several competitors-soloists in the category have same number of points, advantage will be given to younger competitor.

In case if several competitors in the different categories (soloist, duo, ensmeble) have same number of points, final decision on the placement will be brought by the Jury.

 

  1. Contestants

3.1. Contestants from all over the world are invited to participate. Contestants compete in age categories.

3.2. The competition program includes two songs by participant’s choice and run by heart (at least two couplets).

3.3. Duration of video recording is up to 9 minutes.

 

VOCAL SOLOIST

 

VOCAL DUO

 

AUTHOR’S SONG

Soloist:

Duet:

 

3.4. Contestants (soloist, duo and author’s song) have several options to perform their competition program:

  1. a) Singing both songs accompanied by a recorded instrumental track (playback)
  2. b) Singing both songs with instrumental accompaniment (a musical instrument or group of instruments).
  3. c) One of the songs is singing with a playback, and the second one with instrumental accompaniment.

 

VOCAL ENSEMBLES

 

3.5. In the vocal ensemble can participate from 3 to 9 contestants.

3.6. Vocal Ensembles have several options to perform their competition program:

  1. a) Singing both songs without any accompaniment (a cappella)
  2. b) One of the songs is singing a cappella, and the second one with instrumental accompaniment (playback, a musical instrument or group of instruments)

с)  Singing both songs accompanied by a recorded instrumental track (playback)

  1. d) Singing both songs with instrumental accompaniment (a musical instrument or group of instruments).
  2. e) One of the songs is singing with a playback, and the second one with instrumental accompaniment.

 

VOCAL AND INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLES

 

3.7. In the vocal instrumental ensemble can participate from 3 to 9 contestants and at least one of them is a singer.

3.8. Singing both songs with instrumental accompaniment without any recorded instrumental track (playback), back-vocal, and any kinds of vocal and instrumental imitation of the human voice.

 

  1. Competitive video recording

4.1. Competitive video recording must comply with following conditions:

– Soloist and duo say his/her name, surname and year of birth

– One of the member of ensemble says the name of ensemble and their age category

Recommendations for video recording

 

  1. Online Application

5.1. Registration is to be done exclusively through electronic means. During entering the website competitor sends documents as follows:

Filled in Online Application form

Video recording in Mp4 format

Scanned Birth certificate or page from the passport with general information (for soloists and duets)

Scanned list of members of the ensemble with their years of birth, verified by the institution they are representing (for ensembles)

Scanned receipt on donation payment

*Total maximum size of all files – 100 MB

** Detailed instructions for OnLine application 

 

5.2. He representative of the Organizing Committee will review each application and its compliance with the rules competition.

 

  1. Registration fee

6.1. For foreign competitors, registration fee:

Soloist— 20 EUR

Duo, ensemble 30 EUR

*  Commission and the transaction costs, pays contestant. 

 

For foreign competitors мore details about payment in EUROS and DOLLARS on THIS PAGE.

 

  1. Period of Competition

7.1. Competition is held every year and applying from 15th of February and not later then 01st of April. Until April 05th, video recording of the competition performance will be placed on the website and on the 15th of April, results of the Jury will be announced for each competition category.

 

  1. Ethical rules

8.1. Words and/or performance of song should not harm the reputation of the competition.

8.2. In the course of the competition video recording are not permitted texts, replica, gestures of a political or similar nature.

8.3. Avoid rough or obscene words in texts or in the course of the song.

8.4. There shall be no commercial information.

8.5. Violation of this rule may result in disqualification.

8.6. Appearance and clothing of contestant and vocal or musical accompaniment of contestant must not have a frank and/or vulgar form and must match the age of the contestant.

 

  1. Fund of prizes

9.1. MIR Production reserves the right distribution of the prize pool.

 

  1. Final terms

10.1. By participation in competition (their parents or guardians), competitors automatically disown the right for any material (financial) remuneration regarding eventual publication and distribution of music video recordings on CD and DVD publications and Internet.

10.2. After competition is finished, Diplomas and trophy will be sent through regular mail.

10.3. In case of dispute between Organizer and competitors, provisions of Serbian text will prevail.

10.4. By applying for the competition, participants automatically accept conditions from previous provisions of these Rules.