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INTERNATIONAL POP MUSIC CONTEST FOR YOUNG SINGERS
"SILVER YANTRA"
2ND
ONLINE EDITION 5th-30th of September 20201
Veliko Tarnovo, BULGARIA

In the context of the turbulent epidemiological situation all around the world caused by the COVID 19 pandemic, as well as due to the duration, uncertainty and unpredictability of the situation in early autumn in different countries (expected red code in many countries in Europe, despite mass vaccination and more liberal measures for communication and travel between countries (with vaccination certificates, tests, etc.), the 19th edition of International Pop Music Constest "SILVER YANTRA" 2021 for the second year will be held ONLINE.

APPLICATION FROMS FOR PARTICIPATION
25th of July - 05th of September 2021

CATEGORIES:

⦁ INDIVIDUAL SINGERS (6 30 years old)
⦁ DUETS
⦁ "SINGIGNG FAMILIES / FAMILY GROUP brothers, sisters, parents,
grandparents
( with 2 subgroups depending on the age of the older child).
          ⦁ FG -A - with children 3-12 years old
          ⦁ FG - B - with children 13-25 years old

AGE GROUPS (5 30 years old):

⦁ 1st age group - 6-8 y.o.
⦁ 2nd age group - 9-12 y.o.
⦁ 3rd age group - 13-15 y.o.
⦁ 4th age group - 16-18 y.o.
⦁ 5th age group - 19-25 y.o.
⦁ 6th age group - 26-30 y.o.
The age is determined to 31th of December 2021.

NOMINATIONS:

⦁ NATIVE LANGUAGE SONG
⦁ WORLD HIT
⦁ MOVIE MUSIC/MUSICAL
⦁ JAZZ
⦁ EUROVISION SONG
⦁ ETNO/FOLKLORE

CONTEST REPERTOIRE:

⦁ 1 song ONLY in 1 nomination - up to 4 minutes
⦁ ONE singer can participate MAX in 4 nominations
The instrumentals of individual singers can include backing vocals without duplicating the leading voice. In the "Duets" categories, the instrumentals cannot contain recorded backing vocals.

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE VIDEOS OF THE SONGS:

⦁ The video should be recorded in the last 4 months (May - September 2021) at home or at school where singers study.
⦁ Videos from participations in other competitions, festivals or concerts WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED!
⦁ The video must be recorded with a telephone or camera in a HORIZONTAL POSITION with the clearest possible picture, clear sound and without technical corrections and editing.

⦁ The singer should be in the center of the frame facing the camera and singing live. Studio soundtrack is NOT ALLOWED!
⦁ Dresscode - official, corresponding to the content of the song.

***** All contest videos will be uploaded in the YouTube channel of SILVER YANTRA

JURY / CRITERIA:

The international jury composed of professionals - composers, producers, singers, musicians, vocal teachers evaluate performances with scores of 6 to 10 points in increments of 0.10 points (e.g. 7.00 - 7.10 - 7.20 - 7.30 - 7.40 - 7.50 - 7.60 - 7.70 - 7.80 - 7.90 - 8.00).
Jury members have NO right to evaluate singers from their own country.
The evaluations of the jury are final and are not subject of discussion and change.
Technical criteria - voice, accuracy, rhythm, choice of repertoire.
Music criteria - dynamics, phrasing, articulation, diction.
Stage performance - artistry, style, styling.

AWARDS:

⦁ In each age group for each nomination (solo, duets and Family group) - Trophy of the group, 1st, 2nd and 3rd place and encouragemets. The Trophy of the group (the highest score in the group) cannot be shared. First, second, third place and encouragements in the groups can be shared by a desicion of the organizers among singers with many similar or equal scores.

⦁ JUNIOR GRAND PRIX - online edition ( 150 ) for the singer with the highest score in the first 3 age groups from 6 to 15 y.o.
⦁ GRAND PRIX - online edition (350 ) for the singer with the highest score and absolutely the best performance in the last 3 age groups - from 16 to 30 y.o.
⦁ DIPLOMA - CERTIFICATE and MEDAL for participation will be given to all singers, and CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION to vocal pedagogues.
⦁ SPECIAL AWARDS for "The Youngest Singer, "The Biggest Singing Family", "The Most Attractive Artist", "The Most Attractive Singing Family", "The Singer with the most likes on the YouTube channel", etc.
⦁ AWARD of the Chairman of the Jury and AWARD of the Director of the contest
⦁ For the winners of JUNIOR GRAND PRIX 2021 and GRAND PRIX 2021 - FREE PARTICIPATION in the 20th LIVE INTERNATIONAL CONTEST "SILVER YANTRA" in Veliko Tarnovo in 2022.
⦁ INVITATIONS WITH FREE ENTRY FEES for participation in the 20th-LIVE INTERNATIONAL CONTEST "SILVER YANTRA" in Veliko Tarnovo in 2022.
⦁ INVITATIONS WITH PREFERENCES FOR PARTICIPATION IN INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS - PARTNERS

FEES:

⦁ Entry fee for FOREIGN singers (out of Bulgaria) in one nomination:
- 35 Euro (solo singers)
- 15 Euro per person in Duets
- 30 Euro per family (Family Group)
For each additional nomination + 10 euro

IMPORTANT! Singers who have received special NOMINATIONS / INVITATIONS for participation in the online edition of the contest "SILVER YANTRA" 2020, have % discount of regular prices, as announced in their invitations.

SCHEDULE:

⦁ 25th of July - 5th of September 2021 - Receiving Application forms and Videos
⦁ 6th12th of September 2021 - Presentation of participants by groups and
JURY in Facebook; Uploading contest
videos in YouTube channel SILVER YANTRA
⦁ 15th25th of September 2021- Jury time
⦁ 29th30th of September 2021 - Announcement of the results in the Gala show
on YouTube channel SILVER YANTRA

DOCUMENTS FOR PARTICIPATION:

Please sent to -mail : silver_yantra21@abv.bg from 25.07. to 05.09.2021 the following documents:
⦁ APPLICATION FORM and DECLARATION for GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)
⦁ Close-up PHOTO with very good quality
⦁ COPY of passport (identity card or birth certificate)
⦁ VIDEO of the contest song shot according to the requirements - mp4 format, sent by WeTransfer or another platform for receiving large files !!!
CAPTION of the video - example: IVAN IVANOV,10y.o.,BULGARIA-"Amore Mio
⦁ COPY of the bank thasfer for the entry fee with reason Name......./ Country/SY'21online Example: Ivan Ivanov/BUL/S'21online

BANK DETAILS FOR FEES:
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UNI CREDIT BULBANK
BIC: UNCRBGSF
IBAN: BG89 UNCR 7000 1520 9007 53
Recipient: SILVER YANTRA-2003 Assoc. Veliko Tarnovo
Adresse: Bulgaria, Veliko Tarnovo, Baba Mota, 15
Reason: participant - name, family, country, Silver Yantra'21online
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CONTACTS:

Facebook: Rumiana Nacheva
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/silver.yantra/
-mail: silver_yantra21@abv.bg
Web Site: http://silveryantra.org/
Tel. +359 888 878753 Rumiana Nacheva - Director

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