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GALA FINALS
(RULES AND REGULATIONS)

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL FINALISTS! 

PLEASE TAKE TIME TO READ THROUGH THE GUIDELINES BEFORE SUBMISSION.

ANY SUBMISSION THAT DOES NOT ADHERE STRICTLY TO THE GUIDELINES GIVEN WILL BE DISQUALIFIED. 

PERFORMANCE ETTIQUETTE

  • All participants are required to be in formal performance attire, with proper footwear. 

  • All participants are required to remove their mask during the recording.

  • Free choice of repertoire (preferably different from preliminary rounds) within time allocated as below

    • Solo Category A - within 7 minutes​

    • Solo Category B - within 8 minutes

    • Solo Category C - within 9 minutes

    • Solo Category D - within 10 minutes

    • Solo Category E - within 12 minutes

    • Solo Category F - within 15 minutes

    • Solo Open Category - within 20 minutes
       

    • Duet Junior Category - within 7 minutes

    • Duet Intermediate Category - within 9 minutes 

    • Duet Advanced Category - within 12 minutes

    • Duet Senior Category - within 15 minutes

    • Duet Open Category - within 20 minutes

  • Failure to comply will result in disqualification.

VIDEO FORMAT

  • Videos should be at least 720p in resolution and maximum of 1080p.
  • Videos should be in one continuous take without any form of editing regardless of multiple pieces to be performed.

  • Videos can be taken in portrait or landscape but must clearly show the full body of all participants, instruments and/or music stands. 

  • For piano performance, the entire keyboard, fingers and pedal should be shown.

  • Videos must be in one of the following formats: MP4, WMV, MOV or MPG. 

  • Videos can be sent to info@arsnovafest.com or

  • Videos can be uploaded to participant's individual YouTube channel and link to be provided 

  • Videos should be set to public or unlisted in YouTube and not to be used for any other similar events.

  • Videos or links are to be submitted by 30 November 2021.

  • Late submission will result in disqualification 

  • Failure to comply will result in disqualification.

ADJUDICATION & AWARDS

  • The adjudicating panel will assess each performance based on Technique, Musicianship, Accuracy and Stage Presentation. 

  • The organiser reserves the right to determine the number of awards given for finalists during the preliminary selections and the Finals.

  • The decision of the adjudicating panel is final. No discussion or correspondence will be entertained.  

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • By submitting your entry, the participant agrees to the above-mentioned rules & regulations and the following terms & conditions:  

    •  The information that you provide will appear as such on our Adjudicators' Report and Certificates. The organiser shall not be held responsible for any errors arising from inaccurate submissions. Please check thoroughly and ensure accuracy when you register.

    • The organiser reserves the right to cancel the event due to insufficient participants or any unforeseen circumstances. All refunds will be made if the competition is cancelled. 

    • The organiser reserves the right to amend the dates, information, rules, terms & conditions of the competition without any prior notice.

 
Video Submission for Finals (deadline 30 November 2021)

You can no longer submit any videos. Please contact info@arsnovafest.com for assistance.