FIRST INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION FOR ORIGINAL COMPOSITIONS OF LEVELS 0.5, 1 AND 1.5

REGULATION

  1. Purpose of the competition

MusiKras summer bend camp unites talented musicians aged 7 to 15 years. During the traditional gathering, the organizers have noticed a lack of repertoire suitable for novices in bands. Therefore, the wind bands, together with the municipalities of the Karst and Brkini regions, decided to organize an international competition for original compositions of levels 0.5, 1 in 1.5 to enable young musicians to play and perform piece of reasonable difficulty.

  • Participation

Composers and music enthusiast can register with no limits of age or nationality. The participants can enter the competition separately with various pieces in different categories. Only unedited pieces yet to be performed in public and not entered in any other competition are eligible.

  • Competition categories

The competition is divided in three categories:

A: original compositions with level of difficulty 0.5 (duration of maximum 3 minutes or approximately 5 minutes if consisting of several movements)

B: original compositions with level of difficulty 1 (duration of maximum 4 minutes or approximately 6:30 minutes if consisting of several movements)

C: original compositions with level of difficulty 1.5 (duration of maximum 4:30 minutes or approximately 7:30 minutes if consisting of several movements)

  • Technical requirements

The theme of competitions mythological creatures of the Karst and Brkini regions. Composers may be inspired by the folk tales narrated by the sculptures of the Rodik Mythical Park or by the Karst dwarfs of stones, burja wind and smoketrees (for more information please visit https://mitski-park.eu/en/ and https://www.visitkras.info/en/the-karst-of-the-dwarfs-fairy-experiential-trail). The competition is open to all music genres and styles. The compositions must meet the requirements from Annexes 1-3 thereto.

Should the composition fail to meet one of the requirements, it will be deemed ineligible to compete.

  • Deadline for submission

The pieces can be submitted from 1 October 2021 to 15 March 2022. Within this period, composers and music enthusiast are welcome to submit the registration form and their compositions with the application form published on the MusiKras website. 

The registration form for each composition is deemed valid when all the data required, the score in PDF and the MP3 audio track is submitted, complete with the confirmation of payment of €50.00 of registration fee to the bank account below. For any additional composition submitted by the same author the registration fee of €30.00 shall apply.

Transaction details

Pihalni orkester Komen

Komen 118

6223 Komen

Slovenia

Bank account number: SI10100-0038608711 (opened at Banka Intesa Sanpaolo)

SWIFT: BAKOSI2X

Reference: 2022

The jury shall accept only the pieces submitted by 11:59 PM on 15 March 2022.

All compositions shall be archived by MusiKras project.

  • Jury and prizes

The compositions shall be evaluated by an international panel of experts, whose judgement shall be deemed final and indisputable. Each participant shall receive a comment to their submitted piece. The results of the competition are expected to be published in June 2022. The participant shall be informed about the results by e-mail.

The competition’s prize money is as follows:

  • €1000 for the best composition in category A
  • €800 for the best composition in category B
  • €600 for the best composition in category C

Moreover, the winning pieces of each category shall be published by Scomegna Publishing Company (Italy). They shall be also included in the repertoire of the MusiKras 2022 summer band camp during which they will be performed and recorded.

The jury reserved the right to choose also other compositions to be published.

The winning composer of each category shall be asked to provide the sheets for each instrument within 15 days from the notice.

The Jury reserves the right not to assign the prizes should any of the compositions received be deemed deserving.

  • Publishing

By registering to the competition, the composer agrees not to enter any other original composition competition with the same piece until 1 September 2022.

The selected compositions shall be published by Scomegna Publishing Company (Italy). By entering the competition, the composer agrees to the Terms and Conditions of publishing by Scomegna.

The publishing company reserves the right to publish also any other composition of the competition at its sole discretion. The upper conditions apply for these pieces as well.

  • Terms of participation

By submitting the registration form, the participant agrees to the regulation, the data processing and the conditions of the competition.

  • Miscellaneous

The organizers reserve the right to modify the conditions to the competition. Any change shall be published on the MusiKras website.

Any queries may be addressed to musikras@gmail.com.

Organizers: MusiKras