Terms and Conditions of the 1st International Antonina Campi Vocal Competition

 

I General

  1. The 1st International Antonina Campi Vocal Competition (hereinafter referred to as the Competition), will be held at the Centre for the Meeting of Cultures in Lublin between 7 and 10 February 2017.
  2. The Centre for the Meeting of Cultures in Lublin is the Organiser of the Competition.
  3. In all matters relating to the procedure of the Competition, which do not fall within or are not reserved for the competence of the Artistic Director, the decision shall be taken by the Director-General. However, decisions that may bring financial liabilities for the Organiser shall be made upon approval of the Managing Director of the Centre for the Meeting of Cultures in Lublin.
  4. These Terms and Conditions have been prepared in Polish and in English. Any doubts relating to the provisions of these Terms and Conditions shall be resolved on the basis of the Polish text.
  5. For matters not covered by these Terms and Conditions appropriate provisions of the Polish Law apply.
  6. All disputes shall be resolved by the Polish court with local jurisdiction over the Centre for the Meeting of Cultures in Lublin.
  7. The Appendices to these Terms and Conditions form an integral part thereof.

II Terms and Conditions for Participation

  1. The Competition is intended for singers of all nationalities, irrespective of their place of residence, who are under 35 years of age on the day of opening the Competition.
  2. To enter the Competition, the Candidates shall submit their applications, which are referred to in Item 4, Point II.
  3. Candidates should send their applications by electronic mail at the following address: antonina.campi.competition@gmail.com
  4. The application shall consist of the following documents as well as of an audio or video recording:
    a) Scan of the completed (filled-in) and personally signed application form, i.e., Appendix No. 2 to these Terms and Conditions,
    b) Short biography that will be used in Competition and press publications. Candidates from Poland must enclose their bios in Polish and in English, and candidates from other countries only in English,
    c) Current photographs in high resolution that may be used for printing or in Competition or press publications,
    d) Scan of a signed declaration, i.e. Appendix No. 3 to these Terms and Conditions.
    e) Candidate’s own audio or video recordings, which should not be older than 1 year and should be compiled of continuous pieces (without cuts in the middle of a given piece), lasting no longer than 20 minutes. The recordings should last no longer than 20 minutes and should be sent by electronic mail (as a link, file or a link to a file).
  5. The declaration mentioned in Item 4, Point d above must be submitted as the original or signed by the Candidate at the Competition office, for the Candidate to be entitled to enter the Competition.
  6. Applications for minors or persons with limited capacity under the law shall be submitted by their legal guardians.
  7. Applications of the candidates may be submitted by 30 November 2016.
  8. Decision whether a Candidate shall be qualified for the Competition shall be made by a Selection Committee, based on analysing the recording and documents mentioned in Item 4.
  9. Candidates shall be notified about the Committee’s decision by electronic mail by 15 December 2016.
  10. To be qualified for the Competition, the Candidate should pay a registration fee of 100 EUR or 420 PLN by 3 January 2017.

Payments should be made to the account of the Centre for the Meeting of Cultures in Lublin:

PL 83 1020 3147 0000 8802 0103 9171
(in PLN)

Centre for the Meeting of Cultures in Lublin
(please add an annotation: Vocal Competition)

PL 32 1020 3147 0000 8802 0112 9717
(in EUR)

Centre for the Meeting of Cultures in Lublin

IBAN: PL 32 1020 3147 0000 8802 0112 9717

BIC: BPKOPLPW

(please add an annotation: Vocal Competition)

  1. On having been notified about qualification for the Competition and paying the registration fee, the Candidate enters into an agreement between the Candidate and the Organiser concerning his or her participation in the Competition on the conditions specified in these Terms and Conditions, and gets the status of the Participant of the Competition.
  2. The Organiser will provide accommodation for the Participants of the Competition on the following dates:
    a) Participants of the 1st stage of the Competition – from 6 to 9 February 2017,
    b) All Participants qualified for the 2nd stage of the Competition – from 6 to 11 February 2017,
    c) All Participants qualified for the Final stage of the Competition – from 6 to 11 February 2017.
  3. Before each stage of the Competition the Participant is obliged to present his or her identity card to the representative of the Organiser.
  4. Organiser shall provide accompanists for all Participants at their own expense.The Participant can participate in the Competition with his own accompanist. All related costs, including the costs of accommodation and transport, as well as the accompanist’s remuneration, shall be covered by the Participant.
  1. To be qualified for the 1st stage of the Competition, the Participant (or a legal guardian for minors or persons with limited capacity under the law) must draw an agreement with the Organiser under which the Participant will transfer copyrights to his/her artistic performance during the Competition onto the Organiser, in accordance with the procedure specified in Appendix No. 4. The transfer of the aforementioned copyrights shall be made free of charge.
  2. Organiser does not report the Participant to any insurance, either a post-accident, illness insurance or loss or damage of the Participant’s baggage.

III Schedule and Venue

  1. The Competition will be held according to the following schedule:6 February 2017 – official opening of the Competition: drawing lots and announcing the sequence of auditions

7 – 8 February 2017 – 1st stage

9 February 2016 – 2nd stage

10 February 2017 – rehearsal with the orchestra, concert of finalists, announcement of results, awarding ceremony, Competition closing

  1. The Competition will be held at the Centre for the Meeting of Cultures in Lublin, Poland.

IV Programme

  1. The Competition is composed of the following stages:

a) 1st stage with piano accompaniment:
– Aria from the operas of the 18th or 19th century
– Non-Polish song of the 19th or 20th century

b) 2nd stage with piano accompaniment:
Opera, concert or oratorio aria of the 20th century
– Any aria or song by the Polish composer (in Polish or in translation, other than in the 1st stage)

c) Finalwith the orchestra:
– Two arias of choice (other than in previous stages)

  1. When selecting the programme for the Final stage, the Participant should be guided by a Repertoire List, i.e., Appendix No. 1 to these Terms and Conditions.
  2. The presentation should not be longer than 15 minutes at the 1st and 2nd stages.
  3. The Participants must sing all songs must by heart.
  4. Polish songs and arias should be sung in Polish. However, Participants from other countries can sing them in translation, too.
  5. Arias must be sung in original keys.
  6. Songs can be transposed.
  7. The sequence of auditions during the Competition shall be determined by the public drawing of lots. The determined sequence shall be valid at all Competition stages.
  8. The Artistic Director has the right to change the sequence of auditions in justified cases.
  9. Auditions for each Competition stage will be held in public.
  10. All Competition stages can be recorded on any audio and video carriers, without the Participants being entitled to any additional financial benefits, in accordance with their signed declaration.

V Rules of choosing finalists and awarding prizes

  1. Decision on choosing finalists is made by the Jury.
  2. 40 to 50 Participants will be selected for the Competition, on the basis of artistic evaluation of their applications.
  3. 20 to 25 Participants will be selected for the 2nd stage in the 1st stage auditions.
  4. 6 to 8 Participants will be selected for the Final stage of the Competition.
  5. After the Final concert, the Jury shall announce the winners who shall receive statutory prizes. The Jury will also award a prize for the best song to a Participant of the 1st or 2nd stages of the Competition, as well as the prize for the best pianist. Winners of special and extra prizes shall also be announced.

VI Director-General, Artistic Director and Jury

  1. The Competition shall be supervised by Director-General and Artistic Director, who shall be appointed by the Organiser and shall act on his behalf.
  2. The Director-General is especially responsible for:
    a) Organisation and procedure of the Competition, in compliance with these Terms and Conditions and the Regulations of the Jury,
    b) Control of the formal and legal aspects of the Competition.
  3. The Artistic Director is especially responsible for:
    a) Proper procedure of the Competition,
    b) Coordination of the Jury’s deliberations and control of compliance with the provisions of the Jury’s Regulations,
    c) Deciding on all issues related to artistic aspects of the Competition, which are not restricted to the competence of the Jury, including the supervision of the artistic part of the Competition.
  4. Jury shall be appointed by the Organiser of the Competition. Members of the Jury shall be announced at the Competition website.
  5. The Artistic Director is a head of the Jury.
  6. The Jury shall debate and evaluate the Participants in accordance with the Regulations of the Jury, adopted and announced prior to the Competition.
  7. Deliberations of the Jury shall be secret.
  8. There is no judicial remedy against assessments and decisions of the Jury.
  9. The results of the Participants will be announced in public after the closing of the Competition.

VII Prizes

  1. The following prizes will be awarded at the Competition:
    a) 1st Prize – 15,000 PLN
    b) 2nd Prize – 10,000 PLN
    c) 3rd Prize – 5,000 PLN
    d) The Antonina Campi Prize for the best song – 5,000 PLN
    e) Prize for the best pianist – 5,000 PLN
  2. Jury has the right to distribute the prizes differently to the procedure specified in Point 1. However, the Jury cannot increase the prize, especially after having awarded ex aequo prizes or not having awarded one of the prizes.
  3. Special and extra prizes (financial and material) can be awarded in the Competition. The prizes can be funded by institutions and private persons. The list of these prizes and the rules of awarding shall be communicated prior to the Competition.
  4. The Organiser shall not be liable for non-performance or improper performance of the obligations of the founder of extra awards.
  5. The prize shall be reduced by the amount of personal income tax, should the Organiser be obliged to withhold that tax, in accordance with the provisions of the Law in force.

VIII Other

Pursuant to Art. 24 item 1 of the Law of 29 August 1997 on the Protection of Personal Data (uniform text: Journal of Laws 2014.1182 as amended):

  1. The Centre for the Meeting of Cultures in Lublin is a controller of the Participant’s personal data.
  2. Personal data of the Participant will be processed for organisational purposes, and especially for financial, statistical and documentary purposes of the Competition.
  3. The Participant is entitled to access his or her data and correct them.
  4. Personal data may be provided to the Centre for the Meeting of Cultures on a voluntary basis.

IX Contact

antonina.campi.competition@gmail.com
www.antonina.campi.spotkaniakultur.com

Centre for the Meeting of Cultures in Lublin

Plac Teatralny 1
20-029 Lublin
Poland

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