Rules of competition

PEJA INTERNATIONAL GUITAR FESTIVAL 2018
4th International Classical Guitar Competition “Ehat Musa“
28.06.–01.07.2018

Rules of competition

Solo guitar

  1. Peja International Guitar Festival is organizing the 4th International Competitions for Classical Guitar “Ehat Musa”, which will be held from 28 June to 01 July 2018.
  2. In international youth competitions guitarists can participate regardless of nationality or gender.
  3. Competitions are divided into 8 categories and mini categories – younger guitarists.
    • Mini Category – 9 years and younger (birth year 2009 and younger)
      Program: Free up to 5 minutes
    • Category I – 11 years and younger (birth year 2007 and younger)
      Program: free 5 -7 minutes
    • Category II – 14 years and younger (birth year 2004 and younger)
      Program: free 8-10 minutes
    • Category III – 17 years and younger (birth year 2001 and younger)
      Program: free 12-15 minutes
    • Category IV – 20 years and younger (birth year 1998 and younger)
      Program: free 17-20 minutes
    • Category V – without age limit
      Stage (round) I – free program 12-15 minutes
      Stage (round) II – free program 17-20 minutes (final)

    Chamber ensembles

    Two or more instruments (up to 9) including a minimum of one guitar

    • Category VI – 15 years and younger (birth year 2003 and younger)
      Program: free 8-10 minutes
    • Category VII – 19 years and younger (birth year 1999 and younger)
      Program: free 12-15 minutes
    • Category VIII – without age limit
      Program: free 17-20 minutes

    Contestants of categories II – IV and VI -VIII in their programs should have least one work by various stylistic periods. In the V-th category this regulation applies only to the first step.

    In the V-th category works played in the first round are not allowed to be repeated in the second round (final).

  4. The program is played by heart and repetitions are not necessary.
  5. Members of the jury listen to the whole program. If the competitor exceeds the prescribed time, the jury has the right to interrupt the execution by the contestant.
  6. Mini category has no competitive character and there isn’t list of awards; all contestants earn degree of participation and one of them selected by a jury will participate in the final concert.
  7. The order of presentation of the contestants in all categories will be based on the alphabetical order (first letter of the name) and will start with the letter which will be determined by the withdrawal.
  8. Members of the jury are not entitled to vote for participants in the competition who are their pupils or students or have family closeness.
  9. The winner of category has no right to race in the same category.
  10. The jury’s decisions are indisputable.
  11. The Festival reserves the right of audio / TV recording of competitions and broadcast of these materials without being forced to get the permission of performers.
  12. During the competitions jury members give rewards according to points:
    I Reward – from 95.00 – 100 points
    II Reward – from 90.00 – 94.99 points
    III Reward – from 85.00 – 89.99 points
    Diploma – 00.00 – 84,99 points
  13. Results will be published after finishing each category. Competitors earn certificates for I, II and III reward, while others earn certificate for participation.
  14. Rewards for the winners in categories will be delivered in the final concert.
  15. Rewarded contestants are obliged to participate in the distribution of rewards in the final concert and play the work chosen by the jury–otherwise lose the right of reward.
  16. In case that several competitors have the same scores, then sequential list will be decided by jury members.
  17. Payment for participation in the contests is as follows:
    Mini category – € 30
    Category I, II, III and IV – € 40
    Category V – € 60
    Category VI – € 30 per person
    Category VII – € 40 per person
    Category VIII – € 50 per person
  18. Time of the Application 01 May – 10 June 2018

  19. Application can be done on the web site www.pejaguitarfestival.com, on columns: Ehat Musa guitar competitions.
  20. The application will be valid only after completion of the payment for participation.
  21. The payment can be done as well at the competition info-desk two hours before the start of the competitor’s category.
  22. Payment of quota:
    Name and surname of the participant
    In the description should be written “Ehat Musa”
    KOSOVA GUITAR SOCIETY
    Raiffeisen BANK
    Prishtina, Kosovo
    Account: XK05 1501001014015331
    SWIFT code:RBKOXKPR
    • A copy of the scanned voucher you must send to the e-mail add: info@pejaguitarfestival.com latest until 10 June 2018.
    • We urge you to mention the name of the participant in the payment even if the payment will be carried out by the parent or other authorized person.

    Rewards

    Category I
    First prize – € 100, one cup, diploma and medal + D’Addario Large Gift Bag
    Second prize – diploma and medal, D’Addario Small Gift Bag
    Third prize – diploma and medal, D’Addario Small Gift Bag

    Category II
    First prize – € 150, one cup, diploma and medal; D’Addario Large Gift Bag
    Second prize – diploma and medal, D’Addario Small Gift Bag
    Third prize – diploma and medal, D’Addario Small Gift Bag

    Category III
    First prize – € 200 one cup, diploma and medal; D’Addario Large Gift Bag
    Second prize – diploma and medal, D’Addario Small Gift Bag
    Third prize – diploma and medal, D’Addario Small Gift Bag

    Category IV
    First prize – € 300 one cup, diploma and medal; D’Addario Large Gift Bag
    Second prize – diploma and medal, D’Addario Small Gift Bag
    Third prize – diploma and medal, D’Addario Small Gift Bag

    Category V
    The Ehat Musa Prize (1st prize): € 1000, one cup, diploma and medal; guitar in the value of 3000 euros from the luthier Lukas Milani (Italy); D’Addario Large Gift Bag; Concert at Peja International Guitar Festival 2019
    Second prize – € 300 diploma and medal, D’Addario Small Gift Bag
    Third prize – € 200 diploma and medal, D’Addario Small Gift Bag

    Category VI
    First prize – € 200, one cup, diploma and medal to each competitor.
    Second prize – one cup, diploma and medal to each competitor.
    Third prize – one cup, diploma and medal to each competitor.

    Category VII
    First prize – € 300 one cup, diploma and medal to each competitor.
    Second prize – one cup, diploma and medal to each competitor.
    Third prize – one cup, diploma and medal to each competitor.

    Category VIII
    First prize – € 500, one cup, diploma and medal to each competitor;
    Second prize – diploma and medal to each competitor.
    Third prize – diploma and medal to each competitor.

    Special rewards from sponsors:

    Stipends:

    – Zagreb Guitar Fest
    – Porec fest
    – International Guitar Summer School – Poreč