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Mini Play

International Correspondence Competition of Culture and Arts for Children

15.04.24 - 31.05.24

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The international multi-genre Internet Contest “Mini Play” invites the youngest artists in the following categories: choreography, vocals, instrumental creativity, small models. Individual participants and creative teams who are under 13 years old can take part in the project.
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Have you noticed that your child has a clear talent, but he is not yet ready for international competitions or is still quite small? Would you like to see how interesting your child's creativity is? Will the international diploma that will be awarded to a small artist become part of your family archive? Then this project is for you!
In order to take part, it is enough to film the performance of the participant and send it to the organizers along with the completed application, pay a symbolic participation fee and your child is an artist on our YouTube channel and not only!
Free trips to Italy are awarded by the organizers as prizes for talent and sympathy!
1. The main thing about the event
Event organizers
“Festival&Contest” (Italy) – international cultural association

Time spending
15.04.24 - 31.05.24
15.04.25 - 31.05.25
15.04.26 - 31.05.26

Location
You-Tube channel “Festival&Contest”

Application deadlines:
The deadline for applications is May 31 (inclusive)
The deadline for payment of participation is until June 01 (inclusive)
Announcement of the results of the competition - June 04
Sending diplomas - until June 12
2. Creative nominations, age categories, timing, cost of participation in the competition
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)

Age categories:
MINI A - 12 years old
MINI B - 10 - 11 years old
MINI C - 8 - 9 years
MINI D - 6 - 7 years
MINI E - 4 - 5 years
MIX F - mixed category*
* if more than 30% of the team members do not match the selected age category
* participants who are already 13 years old at the time of application are not allowed to participate in the competition
* in case of receiving an award from the organizers in the form of a free trip to Italy, the veracity of the participant's age information at the time of application will be checked during the execution of documents. If the participant is already 13 years old at the time of application, the award will be canceled by the organizers and the participant will be qualified.

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.
Vocals
Vocals (ensembles and individual members)
  • academic vocals
  • modern vocals (pop, rap, jazz, soul, fank, etc.)
  • folk vocals
  • spiritual music
  • others (specify in the application)

Age categories:
MINI A - 12 years old
MINI B - 10 - 11 years old
MINI C - 8 - 9 years
MINI D - 6 - 7 years
MINI E - 4 - 5 years
MIX F - mixed category*
* if more than 30% of the team members do not match the selected age category
* participants who are already 13 years old at the time of application are not allowed to participate in the competition
* in case of receiving an award from the organizers in the form of a free trip to Italy, the veracity of the participant's age information at the time of application will be checked during the execution of documents. If the participant is already 13 years old at the time of application, the award will be canceled by the organizers and the participant will be qualified.

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.
Choirs (children's, men's, women's, mixed)
Choirs (uniform and mixed)
  • academic choirs
  • folk choirs
  • chamber choirs
  • others (specify in the application)

Age categories:
MINI A - 12 years old
MINI B - 10 - 11 years old
MINI C - 8 - 9 years
MINI D - 6 - 7 years
MINI E - 4 - 5 years
MIX F - mixed category*
* if more than 30% of the team members do not match the selected age category
* participants who are already 13 years old at the time of application are not allowed to participate in the competition
* in case of receiving an award from the organizers in the form of a free trip to Italy, the veracity of the participant's age information at the time of application will be checked during the execution of documents. If the participant is already 13 years old at the time of application, the award will be canceled by the organizers and the participant will be qualified.

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 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.
Instrumental creativity (ensembles and individual members)
Instrumental creativity (ensembles and individual members)
  • classical music (any musical instruments)
  • modern music (any musical instruments)
  • folk music (any musical instruments)
  • others (specify in the application)

Age categories:
MINI A - 12 years old
MINI B - 10 - 11 years old
MINI C - 8 - 9 years
MINI D - 6 - 7 years
MINI E - 4 - 5 years
MIX F - mixed category*
* if more than 30% of the team members do not match the selected age category
* participants who are already 13 years old at the time of application are not allowed to participate in the competition
* in case of receiving an award from the organizers in the form of a free trip to Italy, the veracity of the participant's age information at the time of application will be checked during the execution of documents. If the participant is already 13 years old at the time of application, the award will be canceled by the organizers and the participant will be qualified.

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.
Orchestras
Orchestras
  • symphony Orchestra
  • brass band
  • string orchestra
  • orchestra of folk instruments
  • variety orchestra
  • jazz orchestra
  • others (specify in the application)

Age categories:
MINI A - 12 years old
MINI B - 10 - 11 years old
MINI C - 8 - 9 years
MINI D - 6 - 7 years
MINI E - 4 - 5 years
MIX F - mixed category*
* if more than 30% of the team members do not match the selected age category
* participants who are already 13 years old at the time of application are not allowed to participate in the competition
* in case of receiving an award from the organizers in the form of a free trip to Italy, the veracity of the participant's age information at the time of application will be checked during the execution of documents. If the participant is already 13 years old at the time of application, the award will be canceled by the organizers and the participant will be qualified.

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.
Original genre (individual members and collectives)
Original genre (individual members and collectives)
  • all kinds of circus arts.

Age categories:
MINI A - 12 years old
MINI B - 10 - 11 years old
MINI C - 8 - 9 years
MINI D - 6 - 7 years
MINI E - 4 - 5 years
MIX F - mixed category*
* if more than 30% of the team members do not match the selected age category
* participants who are already 13 years old at the time of application are not allowed to participate in the competition
* in case of receiving an award from the organizers in the form of a free trip to Italy, the veracity of the participant's age information at the time of application will be checked during the execution of documents. If the participant is already 13 years old at the time of application, the award will be canceled by the organizers and the participant will be qualified.

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.
Folklore creativity (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

Age categories:
MINI A - 12 years old
MINI B - 10 - 11 years old
MINI C - 8 - 9 years
MINI D - 6 - 7 years
MINI E - 4 - 5 years
MIX F - mixed category*
* if more than 30% of the team members do not match the selected age category
* participants who are already 13 years old at the time of application are not allowed to participate in the competition
* in case of receiving an award from the organizers in the form of a free trip to Italy, the veracity of the participant's age information at the time of application will be checked during the execution of documents. If the participant is already 13 years old at the time of application, the award will be canceled by the organizers and the participant will be qualified.

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.
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)

Age categories:
MINI A - 12 years old
MINI B - 10 - 11 years old
MINI C - 8 - 9 years
MINI D - 6 - 7 years
MINI E - 4 - 5 years
MIX F - mixed category*
* if more than 30% of the team members do not match the selected age category
* participants who are already 13 years old at the time of application are not allowed to participate in the competition
* in case of receiving an award from the organizers in the form of a free trip to Italy, the veracity of the participant's age information at the time of application will be checked during the execution of documents. If the participant is already 13 years old at the time of application, the award will be canceled by the organizers and the participant will be qualified.

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.
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)

Age categories:
MINI A - 12 years old
MINI B - 10 - 11 years old
MINI C - 8 - 9 years
MINI D - 6 - 7 years
MINI E - 4 - 5 years
MIX F - mixed category*
* if more than 30% of the team members do not match the selected age category
* participants who are already 13 years old at the time of application are not allowed to participate in the competition
* in case of receiving an award from the organizers in the form of a free trip to Italy, the veracity of the participant's age information at the time of application will be checked during the execution of documents. If the participant is already 13 years old at the time of application, the award will be canceled by the organizers and the participant will be qualified.

Cost of participation:
1 work - € 6.00
* 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.
Announcement of the results
END OF THE COMPETITION AND ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE RESULTS:
  • The deadline for receiving applications and video material from participants is May 31 at 17.00 Italian time.
  • The deadline for payment of participation is June 01 at 17.00 Italian time.
  • The competition ends at 11.00 Italian time on June 04. 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 June 05.
  • Written results will be published on the website www.festivalcontest.net on the “reports” page no later than June 12.
  • Diplomas and certificates will be sent in electronic form no later than June 12
  • 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 May 31. 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
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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