Regulations

Volare International Festival For Young Talents

10 th  edition   –    Piatra Neamt, Romania, 2019

Collection edition

REGULATIONS

 

The Cultural Association Star is organizing, between  21 – 26.08.2019, the International Music Festival for Young Talents Volare, Piatra Neamt, Romania, in partnership with the Piatra Neamt Hall.

Volare Festival is a contest of interpretation and creation. The organizer’s purpose is to encourage the creation of songs for children and contribute to discovering and launching young interpreters Romanian and foreign of pop music. The festival also aims to bring in attention of Romanian and foreign tourists the city of Piatra Neamt and Neamt County, Moldova, in order that Romania  be better known abroad.

The contest is made of three sections:

  • INTERPRETATION with five age categories: 5-7 years, 8-9 years, 10-11 years, 12-14 years, 15 – 17 years and 18 – 25 years, and Groups (2-5 members)
  • CREATION section for children, section for teenagers, section for young and section for groups
  • VETERANS OF VOLARE dedicated to the children who participated at Volare Festival at least 3 times; depending on the number of competitors we will decide the group categories.

            At the interpretation section, each age category will receive prizes (I, II, III) and mentions. Volare International Trophy will be awarded for interpretation to the competitor regardless of age category, which through his/her evolution has succeeded to make a powerful impression. Special awards may be granted by the press, radio or television stations, by  organizations or sponsors.

The creation section shall be awarded  with place  I, II, III  and  honorable mention.

The competitors that will participate to the interpretation section are allowed to participate to the creation section too.

INTERPRETATION  SECTION

  • Songs must match the particularities of age and temperament (music and text) to expressing concerns and aspirations of children;
  • The performance has to be original, inspired and to delight the audience;
  • Intonation, clarity, timbre, voice amplitude, diction and sound emission must be very good;
  • The vocal performance of the song have to be in accordance with age of the child regarding the expressiveness of the song and of the lyrics;
  • Interpretive style must be specific of the age, in order to express better the melody and text content.
  • Are NOT allowed songs of other genres like jazz, classical, symphony and also singing in these techniques;
  • The competitor’s stage costume has to be appropriate to the age and in accordance with the song.

 

CREATION SECTION

  • The song must be on first audition.
  • The composer will send a sworn statement to that effect;
  • The song and the lyrics must be in accordance with the age of the competitor.
  • Up to 2 songs per composer are accepted.

 

PRESELECTION  FOR SECTION INTERPRETATION:

Every participant will send 2 songs recorded in mp3 format, playback and after the selection, the finalists will send the backing and the written permission of the composer.

Competitor folder will contain the next files renamed:

  • First-name last-name – Application Form
  • First-name last-name – Birth certificate
  • First-name last-name – Colored Photo
  • First-name last-name – Song title – playback.mp3
  • First-name last-name – Song title – instrumental.mp3
  • First-name last-name – Own responsibility statement/The composer’s agreement
  • First-name last-name – Passport

 

The song selected by the jury shall be the one used in the competition. The song’s text shall be transcribed in Romanian or English (free translation). The number of the participants for each age section will be established by the pre-selecting jury based on vocal qualities of the competitors and the proposed songs.

It will send the following documents: application form and a color photo in the foreground, the jpeg support, no microphone or other accessories.

Songs widely known from the national and international repertoire of adults (cover) are accepted only with the agreement of the copyright holder.

GENERAL CONDITIONS

The deadline for receiving the materials necessary for preselecting (song, lyrics, personal data) is 31.05.2019, the postal date.

All competitors must sing the songs sent for the preselecting. We do not allow other songs to be used in the competition.

The backing can include backing vocalists but different from the melodic line sung by competitor (especially the choruses).

The competitors that don’t have the written agreement of the composer and lyricist regarding the assignment of the copyright for broadcasting, in original, will not be able to participate in the competition. The competitor must have the written agreement of the composer and lyricist regarding the assignment of the copyright for broadcasting during the festival and after the festival, according to the delivered contract. The composer and lyricist will not lose the copyright for the song.

The deadline for preselecting materials (song, lyrics, photo and personal data) is on 31.05.2019, e-mail address:  festivalvolare@yahoo.com

Preselecting results will be displayed on the festival site: www.festivalvolare.ro on 17.06.2019.

Each contestant is provided with a choreographed group which will need time to properly prepare.

The winners who are not present at the awards ceremony will be disqualified.

Elegant clothing is mandatory for the performance and for the award ceremony.

Each foreign competitor will bring his country flag (standard format for parade).

Ignoring the requirements will lead to the elimination of the competitor from this contest.

OBLIGATIONS OF PARTICIPANTS:
– comply with the provisions of this Regulation;
– send in due time the documents required for sign-ups, negatives and positives or links to video recordings by email;
– to transmit donations,
– not to damage the goods in the theatre, not to eat in the performance room and to keep clean;
– to keep quiet throughout the contest;
– to assign the shooting and / or video rights to the contest archive and / or to broadcast the stage evolutions in the contest in favor of the organizers by signing the application form;
– transport / accommodation / meal costs will be borne by competitors
– to agree with the processing of the personal data provided by the registration form, for the purpose of organizing, conducting and finalizing the contest in which registration was requested;

 REGISTRATION AND DISSEMINATION RIGHTS
The rights to photograph and / or record video for the competition archive and / or to broadcast the stage evolutions of the competitors belong to the Cultural Association Star Piatra Neamţ.

WHAT WILL IT COST?

Festival fees : 50 euros for one section, 80 euros for 2 sections, 100 euros for 3 sections

Package no. 1

Singers and accompanying persons – 170 euros/person

WHAT WILL IT INCLUDE?

  1. 4 nights accommodation and breakfast from August 21 to 25 in a 3 star hotel. Departure on the 25th August 2019 hour 15,00
  2. Opening Ceremony, Festival, Gala Concert and Party.
  3. Excursion and sight seeing in Piatra Neamt.
  4. Souvenirs and Gifts.
  5. The service of volunteers who will be at your assistance during your entire stay.
  6. Choreographic group which will do choreographies for all competitors;
  7. Broadcast online on radioiasi.ro

 

Package no. 2

Singers- 200 euros

Accompanying persons – 250 euros/person

WHAT WILL IT INCLUDE?

  1. 4 nights accommodation and 3 meals included ( breakfast, lunch, dinner) from August 21 to 26 in a 3 star hotel. Departure on the 25th Aug
  2. Opening Ceremony, Festival, Gala Concert and Party.
  3. Excursion and sight seeing.
  4. Souvenirs and Gifts.
  5. The service of volunteers who will be at your assistance during your entire stay.
  6. Choreographic group which will do choreographies for all competitors;
  7. Broadcast online on www.radioiasi.ro

 

 Foreign delegations arriving at international airports will be taken by the organizers (from their arrival sites) behind a fee that varies according to distance. The details will be settled by phone or by e-mail. The parents/accompanying persons of the foreign competitors have to announce the precise date and place of arrival in Romania and numbers of persons in order to  arrange transportation to/from the airport and book for hotel.

The costs for accommodation and meals for accompaynig person is 50 euro/person/day. The precise number of accompanying persons will be communicated no later than 20.06.2019.

The decisions of the contest Jury and of the preselecting Jury shall be irrevocable and final.  No disputes are allowed.

For additional information, please contact the following address: festivalvolare@yahoo.com ; website www.festivalvolare.ro, phone: +40727753592 – Viorela Stoian on WhatsApp; facebook: Volare Denisa Stoian.

The programs of rehearsals and the entering order in competition will be posted on the festival website.  For any additional information contact the organizers.

The festival organizers wish all participants GOOD LUCK!

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