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16-th International Pop Music Contest for Young Singers
SILVER YANTRA”

27th - 30th of September, 2018

Veliko Tarnovo - BULGARIA

Veliko Tarnovo Municipality, “Srebarna Yantra-2003” Association and
Children Pop Studio “Rumina” – Veliko Tarnovo

International Pop Music Contest for young singers “Silver Yantra” will be hold on the 27th-30th of September 2018 in the Musical Theatre “Konstantin Kisimov”, Veliko Tarnovo.

Silver Yantra” Contest LIVE on: YouTube – Silver Yantra

Arrival - 27th of September 2018;

Contest - 28th and 29th of September 2018;
Gala of Laureates - 30th of September 2018
Departure - 1st of October 2018;

Rules and Regulations for participating

The competition is only for individual singers from age of 5 till the age of 25 years old, distributed in 4 age groups:

First group – from 5 till 8 years old;
Second group – from 9 till 12 years old;
Third group – from 13 till 16 years old;
Fourth group – from 17 till 25 years old.
(* Age is determened to 31.12.2018)

NEW!!! NEW!!! NEW !!!

From 2018 a new category is introduced – FAMILY GROUP with two subgroups depending on the age of children (the older child). A total of 20 families are allowed in a category.


F-A
- with children from 3 till 12 years old;
F-B - with children from
12+ till 25 years old.
Obligatory repertory for INDIVIDUAL singers2 songs up to 4 minutes each (recommended fast and slow)
On the first round
– it is obligatory for the Bulgarian participants to sing a Bulgarian song and for the foreign participants – to sing a song in their native language.
On the second round
– a song by choice. (recommended international repertory).

For FAMILY GROUP 1 song by choice up to 4 minutes.

The performance is live and musical accompaniment is provided by the participants.

Selected participants send instrumentals (singbacks) IMMEDIATELY after the selection is completed on e-mail: silver_yantra@abv.bg

The contest is held in 2 parts:

FIRST PART: PRELIMINARY SELECTION – deadline for the applications:

  • Up to 15th of August 2018 – for Foreign participants;

  • Up to 01st of September 2018 – for Bulgarian participant;

Participants send: application form (by template), actual artistic photo (good enough for print) and links/records of 1-2 current singing performings on e-mail: silver_yantra@abv.bg

On 10th of September 2018 organizers inform admitted BG-participants on their e-mails of applications. For foreign participants selection ends on 1st of September 2018.

PRELIMINARY SELECTION is free. Particpants are selected by commission that listens to the sent records and links and allows 20 singers in each age group and a maximum of 20 singing families to the final of the contest.


SECOND PART: FINAL of the contest 28th – 30th of September 2018

  • First, second round and Gala of laureates;

  • Admitted participants for second part sing on first and second round.


The entry fee for 1 participant 60 Euro for foreign singers, has to be given on the first day of the contest at the registration.

The entry fee for Family Group 50 Euro for foreign families, to be given on the first day of the contest at the registration.

All the year the Director of the contest has the exclusive rights to select and invite participants from Bulgaria and abroad. Nominated singers take part with NO enrty fee.

Hotel, food and travel expenses to Veliko Tarnovo are on the participants’ account.

  • Participants pay 35 Euro per day (total 140 Euro) for their stay in Veliko Tarnovo in the day of their arrival. Organizers provide hotel, food, master class, culture program in Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi.

  • For companions - 200 Euro Total.

Award fund:

  • Grand Prix “SILVER YANTRA – an author‘s statuette and a money award –

1 000 euro, provided by Ice Cream Factory „DENI“ – Veliko Tarnovo

  • For each age group 7 individual awards:

  • for Best complex presentation - with an equivalent of over 1st place / only one award

  • for Best presentation of Bulgarian song - with an equivalent of 1st place / only one award

  • for Best presentation of a Song in Native language - with an equivalent of 1st place only one award

  • for Best presentation of a Foreign song - with an equivalent of 1st place / only one award

  • 2 Encouragements

  • for a Stage presence (awarded by Children jury)

  • For Family Group:

  • Trophy for Best complex presentation for all Family Group;

  • F-A – 1st, 2nd and 3rd place + award for a Stage presence; 2.

  • F-B – 1st, 2nd and 3rd place + award for a Stage presence;

  • Special awards: Award of Minister of Defence, Award of Governor of Veliko Tarnovo, Award of Mayor of Veliko Tarnovo Municipality, Award of Chairman of Veliko Tarnovo Municipal Council, etc.

  • Awards of Directors of International Music Contests – partners;

  • Individual awards from firm-partners;

Evaluation:

  • Professional international jury of 5-7-9 members, incluiding famous and proven composers, pop singers, producers, journalists, choreographers, etc.

Jury decisions are final and are not contested.

  • Children’s jury, incluiding young talents of Children Pop Studio „Rumina“, which has the task to chose the award for a stage presence in each age group.

CONTACTS/INFORMATION: BULGARIA, 5000 VELIKO TARNOVO, 15 Baba Mota Str., Rumiana NACHEVA, +359 888 878753, ĺ-mail: silver_yantra@abv.bg ; http://silveryantra.org/


PROGRAM OF THE CONTEST:

27th of September 2018 ă. (Thursday)

 

Arrival of foreign delegations in Veliko Tarnovo
17.00 – 18.30 - „WELCOME
PARTY

18.30 – 20.30 – Concert under the open sky „
WELCOME, SILVER YANTRA`2018!”

 

28th of September 2018 ă. (Friday), Musical Theatre „Konstantin Kisimov“

(First contest day)
Registration - 09.00 - 11.00
Drawing Lots - 11.30 - 12.00
Rehearsal of 1st and 2nd age groups - 12.00 - 13.30
Competition of 1st and 2nd age groups - 14.00 - 16.30
Rehearsal of 3 rd and 4th age groups - 17.00 - 18.30
OPENING CEREMONY - 19.00 - 19.30 
Competition of 3 rd and 4th age groups - 19.30 - 22.00
Audio-visual show „Sound and light“ show - Tsarevets - 22.30

 

29th of September 2018 ă. (Saturday), Musical Theatre „Konstantin Kisimov“

(Second contest day)
Meeting foreign producers and directorsof international contests and festivals, sharing experience, masterclass, etc. (Rafail Mihaylov Exhibition Hall)   - 09.00 - 12.00
Rehearsal of 1st and 2nd age groups - 11.00 - 12.30
Competition of 1st and 2nd age groups - 13.00 - 15.30
Rehearsal of „Family Group - 15.45 - 16.45
Rehearsal of 3 rd and 4th age groups - 17.00 - 18.30
Meeting with Mayor of Veliko Tarnovo Municipality - 17.30 - 18.30
Competition of „Family Group - 19.00 - 20.30
Competition of 3 rd and 4th age groups - 20.30 - 23.00
Friendship night - 23.00 - 01.30

 

30th of September 2018 ă. (Sunday), Musical Theatre „Konstantin Kisimov“

 

Visiting Arbanassi and old Veliko Tarnovo - 10.00 - 14.00
Press Conference
(Musical Theatre „Konstantin Kisimov“)
- 14.00 - 15.00
Rehearsal of the Gala laureates - 16.30 - 18.00
GALA OF THE LAUREATES - 19.00

 (The organizers keep the right to change the program.)

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