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International Art Days in Italy

International Correspondence Competition of Culture and Arts

01.06.24 - 15.07.24

YouTube channel “Festival&Contest”

Cash vouchers from an annual fund of 800.000.00 rubles to pay for placement in the Summer creative intensity "I Star" next summer.


The International Festival-Competition, held in Russia, Kazakhstan, Italy, Spain and France, invites creative teams and individual participants to participate without age restrictions in all creative nominations.

The Festival-Competition combines the idea of ​ ​ developing friendly relations between artists of different genres and ages through the universal language of "art," acquaintance with the traditions of other countries, and the development of respect for their own culture.

All participants receive an international diploma with an assessment of the unique international composition of jury members.

1. The main thing about the event

Event organizers

“Festival&Contest” (Italy) – international cultural association


Event dates

01.06.24 - 15.07.24

01.06.25 - 15.07.25

01.06.26 - 15.07.26


Location

You-Tube channel “Festival&Contest”


Application deadlines

The deadline for applications is July 15 (inclusive)
The deadline for payment of participation is until July 16 (inclusive)
Announcement of the results of the competition - July 22

Sending diplomas - until July 29

2. Creative nominations, age categories, timing, cost of participation in the competition
2.1 Choreography

Choreography (collectives and individual participants)

  • Classical and neoclassical ballet
  • Modern choreography (modern dance, jazz dance, etc.)
  • Hip-Hop (and all kinds of street dance)
  • Folk choreography, stylized folk dance
  • Sports dance
  • Ethnic and tribal dance
  • Ballroom dance
  • Children's dance (up to 6 years old)
  • Others (specify in the application)

Free program.


Age categories

MINI - up to 5,11 years
JUNIOR A - 6 to 8,11 years old
JUNIOR B - 9 to 12 years old
JUNIOR C - from 13 to 15 years
SENIOR D - from 16 to 18,11 years old
SENIOR E - over 19 years
PROFI - only professionals
OVER - over 60 years
MIX F - mixed category*
* if more than 30% of the team members do not match the selected age category.

Cost of participation:
Soloists - € 9.00
Each next participant pays € 3,00, but not more than € 60,00 per team
For example: 4 people in the team - € 9,00 + 3x€ 3,00 = € 18,00

* Payment is made for each video (participants can take part in several nominations or categories, in which case they will have to send a separate application for each performance and make a separate video recording for each performance). The number of participants in the team affects the cost of the registration fee.


The price includes:
  • processing applications
  • upload videos to YouTube channel
  • the work of the jury members
  • sending by e-mail a certificate of international standard (in A4 format, with a seal and signature from the organizers)

Payment Methods:
The participant is responsible for the bank transfer costs.
In euros - bank transfer.

In rubles - bank transfer or transfer to a debit card.

2.2 Vocal (soloists, duets, vocal ensembles)

Vocal (soloists, duets, vocal ensembles)

  • Academic vocals
  • Modern vocals (pop, rap, jazz, soul, funk, etc.)
  • Folk vocal
  • Spiritual music
  • Others (specify in the application)

Free program.


Age categories

MINI - up to 5,11 years
JUNIOR A - 6 to 8,11 years old
JUNIOR B - 9 to 12 years old
JUNIOR C - from 13 to 15 years
SENIOR D - from 16 to 18,11 years old
SENIOR E - over 19 years
PROFI - only professionals
OVER - over 60 years
MIX F - mixed category*
* if more than 30% of the team members do not match the selected age category.

Cost of participation:
Soloists - € 9.00
Each next participant pays € 3,00, but not more than € 60,00 per team
For example: 4 people in the team - € 9,00 + 3x€ 3,00 = € 18,00

* Payment is made for each video (participants can take part in several nominations or categories, in which case they will have to send a separate application for each performance and make a separate video recording for each performance). The number of participants in the team affects the cost of the registration fee.


The price includes:
  • processing applications
  • upload videos to YouTube channel
  • the work of the jury members
  • sending by e-mail a certificate of international standard (in A4 format, with a seal and signature from the organizers)

Payment Methods:
The participant is responsible for the bank transfer costs.
In euros - bank transfer.

In rubles - bank transfer or transfer to a debit card.

2.3 Choirs (children's, men's, women's, mixed)

Choirs (children's, men's, women's, mixed)

  • Children's choirs
  • Men's choirs
  • Women's choirs
  • Mixed choirs

Free program.


Age categories

MINI - up to 5,11 years
JUNIOR A - 6 to 8,11 years old
JUNIOR B - 9 to 12 years old
JUNIOR C - from 13 to 15 years
SENIOR D - from 16 to 18,11 years old
SENIOR E - over 19 years
PROFI - only professionals
OVER - over 60 years
MIX F - mixed category*
* if more than 30% of the team members do not match the selected age category.

Cost of participation:
Soloists - € 9.00
Each next participant pays € 3,00, but not more than € 60,00 per team
For example: 4 people in the team - € 9,00 + 3x€ 3,00 = € 18,00

* Payment is made for each video (participants can take part in several nominations or categories, in which case they will have to send a separate application for each performance and make a separate video recording for each performance). The number of participants in the team affects the cost of the registration fee.


The price includes:
  • processing applications
  • upload videos to YouTube channel
  • the work of the jury members
  • sending by e-mail a certificate of international standard (in A4 format, with a seal and signature from the organizers)

Payment Methods:
The participant is responsible for the bank transfer costs.
In euros - bank transfer.

In rubles - bank transfer or transfer to a debit card.

2.4 Instrumental creativity (ensembles and individual members)

Instrumental creativity (ensembles and individual members)

  • Classical music (any musical instruments)
  • Contemporary music (any musical instruments)
  • Folk music (any musical instruments)
  • Others (specify in the application)

Free program.


Age categories

MINI - up to 5,11 years
JUNIOR A - 6 to 8,11 years old
JUNIOR B - 9 to 12 years old
JUNIOR C - from 13 to 15 years
SENIOR D - from 16 to 18,11 years old
SENIOR E - over 19 years
PROFI - only professionals
OVER - over 60 years
MIX F - mixed category*
* if more than 30% of the team members do not match the selected age category.

Cost of participation:
Soloists - € 9.00
Each next participant pays € 3,00, but not more than € 60,00 per team
For example: 4 people in the team - € 9,00 + 3x€ 3,00 = € 18,00

* Payment is made for each video (participants can take part in several nominations or categories, in which case they will have to send a separate application for each performance and make a separate video recording for each performance). The number of participants in the team affects the cost of the registration fee.


The price includes:
  • processing applications
  • upload videos to YouTube channel
  • the work of the jury members
  • sending by e-mail a certificate of international standard (in A4 format, with a seal and signature from the organizers)

Payment Methods:
The participant is responsible for the bank transfer costs.
In euros - bank transfer.

In rubles - bank transfer or transfer to a debit card.

2.5 Orchestras

Orchestras

  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Brass band
  • String orchestra
  • Orchestra of Folk Instruments
  • Variety Orchestra
  • Jazz orchestra
  • Others (specify in the application)

Free program.


Age categories

MINI - up to 5,11 years
JUNIOR A - 6 to 8,11 years old
JUNIOR B - 9 to 12 years old
JUNIOR C - from 13 to 15 years
SENIOR D - from 16 to 18,11 years old
SENIOR E - over 19 years
PROFI - only professionals
OVER - over 60 years
MIX F - mixed category*
* if more than 30% of the team members do not match the selected age category.

Cost of participation:
Soloists - € 9.00
Each next participant pays € 3,00, but not more than € 60,00 per team
For example: 4 people in the team - € 9,00 + 3x€ 3,00 = € 18,00

* Payment is made for each video (participants can take part in several nominations or categories, in which case they will have to send a separate application for each performance and make a separate video recording for each performance). The number of participants in the team affects the cost of the registration fee.


The price includes:
  • processing applications
  • upload videos to YouTube channel
  • the work of the jury members
  • sending by e-mail a certificate of international standard (in A4 format, with a seal and signature from the organizers)

Payment Methods:
The participant is responsible for the bank transfer costs.
In euros - bank transfer.

In rubles - bank transfer or transfer to a debit card.

2.6 Original genre (individual members and collectives)

Original genre (individual members and collectives)

  • All types of circus art except: performances with animals, use of fire, aerial acrobatics

Free program.


Age categories

MINI - up to 5,11 years
JUNIOR A - 6 to 8,11 years old
JUNIOR B - 9 to 12 years old
JUNIOR C - from 13 to 15 years
SENIOR D - from 16 to 18,11 years old
SENIOR E - over 19 years
PROFI - only professionals
OVER - over 60 years
MIX F - mixed category*
* if more than 30% of the team members do not match the selected age category.

Cost of participation:
Soloists - € 9.00
Each next participant pays € 3,00, but not more than € 60,00 per team
For example: 4 people in the team - € 9,00 + 3x€ 3,00 = € 18,00

* Payment is made for each video (participants can take part in several nominations or categories, in which case they will have to send a separate application for each performance and make a separate video recording for each performance). The number of participants in the team affects the cost of the registration fee.


The price includes:
  • processing applications
  • upload videos to YouTube channel
  • the work of the jury members
  • sending by e-mail a certificate of international standard (in A4 format, with a seal and signature from the organizers)

Payment Methods:
The participant is responsible for the bank transfer costs.
In euros - bank transfer.

In rubles - bank transfer or transfer to a debit card.

2.7 Folk art (individual participants and groups)

Folklore creativity (individual participants and groups)

  • A single category where stage movements or dance, singing, costume, folk musical instruments are evaluated at the same time

Free program.


Age categories

MINI - up to 5,11 years
JUNIOR A - 6 to 8,11 years old
JUNIOR B - 9 to 12 years old
JUNIOR C - from 13 to 15 years
SENIOR D - from 16 to 18,11 years old
SENIOR E - over 19 years
PROFI - only professionals
OVER - over 60 years
MIX F - mixed category*
* if more than 30% of the team members do not match the selected age category.

Cost of participation:
Soloists - € 9.00
Each next participant pays € 3,00, but not more than € 60,00 per team
For example: 4 people in the team - € 9,00 + 3x€ 3,00 = € 18,00

* Payment is made for each video (participants can take part in several nominations or categories, in which case they will have to send a separate application for each performance and make a separate video recording for each performance). The number of participants in the team affects the cost of the registration fee.


The price includes:
  • processing applications
  • upload videos to YouTube channel
  • the work of the jury members
  • sending by e-mail a certificate of international standard (in A4 format, with a seal and signature from the organizers)

Payment Methods:
The participant is responsible for the bank transfer costs.
In euros - bank transfer.

In rubles - bank transfer or transfer to a debit card.

2.8 Theatrical creativity and fashion theater (individual participants and groups)

Theatrical creativity and fashion theater (individual participants and groups)

  • Theatre
  • Musical
  • Puppet show
  • Reader
  • Fashion theater
  • Model
  • Stylist
  • Others (specify in the application)

Free program.


Age categories

MINI - up to 5,11 years
JUNIOR A - 6 to 8,11 years old
JUNIOR B - 9 to 12 years old
JUNIOR C - from 13 to 15 years
SENIOR D - from 16 to 18,11 years old
SENIOR E - over 19 years
PROFI - only professionals
OVER - over 60 years
MIX F - mixed category*
* if more than 30% of the team members do not match the selected age category.

Cost of participation:
Soloists - € 9.00
Each next participant pays € 3,00, but not more than € 60,00 per team
For example: 4 people in the team - € 9,00 + 3x€ 3,00 = € 18,00

* Payment is made for each video (participants can take part in several nominations or categories, in which case they will have to send a separate application for each performance and make a separate video recording for each performance). The number of participants in the team affects the cost of the registration fee.


The price includes:
  • processing applications
  • upload videos to YouTube channel
  • the work of the jury members
  • sending by e-mail a certificate of international standard (in A4 format, with a seal and signature from the organizers)

Payment Methods:
The participant is responsible for the bank transfer costs.
In euros - bank transfer.

In rubles - bank transfer or transfer to a debit card.

2.9 Fine and photo creativity (individual participants and schools, studios)

Fine and photo creativity (individual participants and schools, studios)

  • Watercolor
  • Butter
  • Pastel
  • Tempera
  • Pencil
  • The photo
  • Others (specify in the application)

Free theme.


Age categories:
MINI - up to 5,11 years
JUNIOR A - 6 to 8,11 years old
JUNIOR B - 9 to 12 years old
JUNIOR C - from 13 to 15 years
SENIOR D - from 16 to 18,11 years old
SENIOR E - over 19 years
PROFI - only professionals
OVER - over 60 years
MIX F - mixed category*
* if more than 30% of the team members do not match the selected age category.

Cost of participation:
1 work - € 5.00
* Payment is made for each video (participants can take part in several nominations or categories, in which case they will have to send a separate application for each performance and make a separate video recording for each performance). The number of participants in the team affects the cost of the registration fee.

The price includes:
  • processing applications
  • upload videos to YouTube channel
  • the work of the jury members
  • sending by e-mail a certificate of international standard (in A4 format, with a seal and signature from the organizers)

Payment Methods:
The participant is responsible for the bank transfer costs.
In euros - bank transfer.

In rubles - bank transfer or transfer to a debit card.

3. Grading system, jury, awards
Grading system
Grading system
The competition has a qualification, not a competitive principle of evaluation. Each participant receives a diploma indicating the degree taken based on the average score.
All participants will be evaluated based on their age and creative category. The following are evaluated: performance technique, complexity of the chosen work, individual approach to the interpretation of the work, manner of performance and personal style.
For each creative category, the jury members evaluate on a 100-point system (the average score of each performance of all jury members is calculated).
Depending on the score received, all participants will be awarded the following degrees and prizes:
Grand Prix - 100 points / Diploma, certificate for 100% discount on participation in any event organized by Festival & Contest next year.
Laureate of the 1st degree - 99-90 points / Diploma, certificate for a 50% discount on participation in any event organized by Festival & Contest next year.
Laureate of 2nd degree - 89-80 points / Diploma, 25% discount certificate for participation in any event organized by Festival & Contest next year.
Laureate of the 3rd degree - 79-70 points / Diploma
Participant - less than 70 points / Diploma
People's Opinion Award:
Regardless of the age category, regardless of the evaluation of the jury members, the votes are counted as follows:
1 view on You Tube - 1 point

1 like You Tube - 10 points

Prizes
  • Participants with the most points in each main nomination receive the PEOPLE CHOICE AWARD, who are awarded a diploma and certificate for free participation in any event organized by Festival & Contest next year.
  • SPECIAL AWARD: For the best work on the theme "Italy" - a certificate for free participation in any event organized by Festival & Contest next year.
Announcement of the results
END OF THE COMPETITION AND ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE RESULTS:
  • The deadline for receiving applications and video material from participants is July 15 at 17.00 Italian time.
  • The deadline for payment of participation is July 16 at 17.00 Italian time.
  • The competition ends at 11.00 Italian time on July 21. The organizers count the number of likes and views left. After the above time, likes and views will not be counted by the organizers.
  • Announcement of the results live on the Festival&Contest Facebook page at 17.00 Italian time on July 22.
  • Written results will be published on the website www.festivalcontest.net on the “reports” page no later than July 29.
  • Diplomas and certificates will be sent in electronic form no later than July 29

In the case of teams of 3 or more people - a general diploma for the team is issued + registered diplomas to each participant. To do this, you must provide roll-call lists in English by July 15. Teams that have not provided lists before the specified date receive only a general diploma..

Jury members
Well-known teachers and artists, each in their own category. The list of jury members will be announced annually before the start of the competition.
WEB JURY:
-Like on You Tube, Festival Contest channel
-views on You Tube, Festival Contest channel
4. Requirements for participants, rights of organizers
Membership Requirements
- The participant or team must fill out an application (by filling in all the fields of the application) and send it to the organizers at info@festivalcontest.net
-After the organizers answer you to your letter, each participant or team must send a video recording of their performance (1 performance, no more than 5 minutes long. Videos exceeding the time limit will be qualified) ATTENTION! Video recording: a) formats in which video is received: MP4 with H.264 video codec and audio codec ,AAC, .MOV, .MPG and WMV; b) sizes in which videos are received: 240p (426 x 240), 360p (640 x 360), 480p (854 x480), 720p (1280 x 720); c) maximum volume - 20 MB; d) the video material must be “raw”, without any effects or processing; e) video filming should be static, without using zoom; f) the audio recording must be original, without any processing; g) instrumental creativity - all participants must be visible on the video (for soloists - a participant + a musical instrument), vocal creativity - all participants must be visible (preferably the foreground for soloists), choreographic creativity - the entire venue or stage must be visible.
- The organizers undertake to review your video within 5 days and confirm in writing that the video can be submitted to the competition.
- The participant or team that received the confirmation must pay the registration fee and send a copy of the payment order or check in cash to the organizers of the competition.
-After the payment made by the participant, the organizers undertake to place the video on the Festival & Contest You Tube channel within 2 working days, assigning it a number, and inform the participant in writing about the placement of the video.
-The results of the competition will be announced in writing at the end of the competition and posted on the Festival&Contest website - www.festivalcontest.net
-After the announcement of the results of the competition, the organizers undertake to send certificates by e-mail to the address specified in the application.
-The best videos will be posted on social networks (at the choice of the organizers).
Rights of the organizers
- Disqualify a participant or team in the following cases: obscene content of the video material, if the material is suspected of being falsified, if any processing or use of audio-video effects is suspected, if the time limit is not observed, if one of the paragraphs of the “Rules of Participation” section is not observed, without any economic compensation in case of already paid participation in the competition by the participant.
- The organizers reserve the right to use the material received from the participants at their own discretion without any permission from the participant.
- The organizers reserve the right to change the members of the jury during the competition, informing the participants about this, while maintaining the level of the jury member.
Member Responsibility
Member Responsibility
By sending an application for participation in the competition to the organizers, participants automatically accept all the conditions of this provision, which is an agreement between the parties (organizers / participants). By participating in the contest, participants undertake to comply with all laws that exist and are related to the recording and publication of the video material sent to the organizers. In no case will the organizers be liable for violation of existing laws related to the publication of video material. In case of violation of the laws on the part of the participants, the organizers reserve the right to withdraw from the proceedings or consider themselves a defective part (if there is damage associated with the image or efficiency of the organizers).

ATTENTION! The organizers are not responsible if participants use programs to cheat views or likes, other unfair ways to score points.
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