*** History ***
“Silver Yantra” is the first contest for young singers of popular song, which is organized in Veliko Tarnovo. The town has been a long time host of the TV competition of the Bulgarian National Television “Melody of the year”.
Aim of the contest:
Confirmation in the young people a good taste of good national and world music.
Organizers of the contest are Veliko Tarnovo Municipality, "Silver Yantra-2003" Association and Children Pop Studio “Rumina”
Patron of 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 9th, 10th and 16th editions of the contest is the Minister of Defense of Republic of Bulgaria.
Patron of the 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th editions - Mayor of Veliko Tarnovo Municipality
Director and producer of the contest - Mrs. Rumiana Nacheva
Art secretary of the contest - Mr. Hristo Paskalev - PASCAL
Chairman of the International jury - Mr. VASIL NAIDENOV, Mrs. SYLVIA KATSAROVA, Mrs. SREBRA MIHALEVA and Mrs. ALICE BOVARYAN, SYLVIA KATSAROVA
The contest is sponsored by lots of companies from Veliko Tarnovo and the region.
The media partners are central, regional and local medias.
author: Chavdar Velchev
music: Moris Aladjem
lyrics: Dimitar Cenov
singing : Vanesa Ilieva
author: Emil Kosturkov
author: Trifon Kalfov
2003 - First edition - Grand Prix - Plamena Petrova (Bulgaria)
2004 - Second edition - Grand Prix - Irina Kostina (Moldova)
2005 - Third edition - Grand Prix - Plamen Patov (Bulgaria)
2006 - Fourth edition - Grand Prix - Stela Botez (Moldova)
2007 - Fifth edition - Grand Prix - Vanesa Ilieva (Bulgaria)
2008 - Sixth edition - Grand Prix - Irina Vasilkova (Moldova)
2009 - Seventh edition - Grand Prix - Olga Gorcinschi (Moldova)
2010 - Eighth edition - Grand Prix - Ana Maria Yanakieva (Bulgaria)
2011 - Ninth edition - Grand Prix - Floria Tsankova (Bulgaria)
2012 - Tenth edition - Grand Prix - Elhaida Dani (Albania)
2013 - Eleventh edition - Grand Prix - Claudia Ciccateri (Italy)
2014 - Twelfth edition - Grand Prix - Eva Boto (Slovenia)
2015 - Thirtheenth edition - Grand Prix - Nicoletta Scarpinella (Italy)
2016 - Fourteenth edition - Grand Prix - Radko Petkov (Bulgaria)
2017 - Fifteenth edition - Grand Prix - Rossella Zitiello (Italy)
2018 - Sixteenth edition - Grand Prix - Vincenzo Vollaro (Italy)