COMPETITION RULES | Strings

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If you answered 'yes' to at least 2 of the questions above our competition is suitable for you because:

1. ENKOR is a prestigious international competition and the only cost to participate is the application fee of $100.

2. ENKOR is the only one competition in the world with a Jury Board consisting of 500+ members from 70+ countries on 6 continents!

3. You can show your best without any risk.



The 3rd Edition of ENKOR International Music Competition, Strings 

RULES

Location: online

The contestants will be judged based solely on the submitted recordings. 

Applications: November 20 - December 20, 2017

Voting Start Date: Jan 23, 2018| Voting End Date: Feb 10, 2018
Results: February 20, 2018 | to be announced on the ENKOR Competition website

Eligibility
ENKOR International Music Competition (Strings) is open to contestants of all nationalities and countries up to 25 years.

Instruments

For the purposes of the Competition "Strings" shall mean the following stringed instruments:
viola, cello, double bass, classical guitar, harp 
There is a separate competition for violin. Details here

Age Groups

Category A: up to 10 years 
Category B: 11 to 15 years 
Category C: 16 to 21 years 
Category D: 22 to 25 years 
(as of the Application Deadline)

Requirements


Repertoire: Free choice (one or more pieces) from the baroque, classical, romantic or contemporary periods. 

The performance should be solo, with piano accompaniment or performance with orchestra.

Duration for 

Category A : up to 10 minutes in total
Category B: up to 15 minutes in total
Category C, Dup to 20 minutes in total

IF THE DURATION OF THE SUBMITTED VIDEO (OR TOTAL DURATION IF MORE THAN ONE VIDEO) EXCEEDS THE TIME LIMITS, AS SPECIFIED IN THE RULES, WITH MORE THAN 60 SECONDS, THE APPLICANT MIGHT BE DISQUALIFIED WITHOUT NOTICE AND HIS/HER APPLCATION SHALL BE TREATED AS NULL AND VOID. 

THE DURATION OF THE PERFORMED PIECES EXCLUDES APPLAUSE AND GOING ONTO OR LEAVING THE STAGE.

Video recordings (audio not acceptable) must be genuinely performed by applicants and may not be edited, nor should any effects be added.  To ensure that poor recording quality does not interfere with jury’s ability to review the material, avoid distortion and ensure that accompaniment is not louder than the applicant (where applicable). You will not be penalized for the quality of your video, although it is important that it is good enough to see and hear you clearly.

Videos should be recorded no more than 18 months before the date of your  submission.


When you submit the Application Form, please include the piece/s you are applying with in the format: name of the piece, composer's name, duration. Please also include web link/s below each piece. 


Videos should be available for watching online - download links won't be accepted. 

If you submit YouTube links, be sure your videos have the proper settings:

VIDEO MANAGER → videos → Basic Info → from the dropdown menu,  please choose "Public" or "Unlisted" instead of  "Private".

Prizes

Grand Prize

The Grand Prize will be awarded to the most valuable competitor, irrespective of the category. The Grand Prize cannot be shared.

First, Second and Third Prize
Prizes will be awarded at each category.
Only one 1st Prize may be awarded, other awards may be divided among more candidates.
The Jury is authorized to award some additional specific acknowledgements.

Diplomas will be granted to all winners.  
Teachers' diplomas by request only.

The prizes will be awarded based solely on the submitted recordings. The competitors have no right to present any objections against the composition of the Jury. 


Jury

Jury Board | Adjudicating System



Application Fee: $100
The Application Fee is Non-Refundable.


ENKOR Competition Committee reserves the right to make any changes into the rules, dates, schedules and other information related to the Competition.

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