ICC Jihlava 2010

The Society for the Organization of the Choral Art Festival (hereinafter referred to as FSU) Jihlava
and the Jihlava Cultural Centre DKO s.r.o. with expert cooperation of NIPOS-ARTAMA Praha

Xth International Composers Competition


Competition Aims:

The organizers set themselves the task of initiating and supporting creation of new works which would
be distinctive in composition and accessible for interpretation and which would be of benefit for
non-professional choirs.


Competition Rules:

Art. 1

Composers without age and/or nationality limitation may enter into the competition with their
compositions for mixed, women or all-girls choirs a cappella, written on text of their choice preferably
in Czech, Slovak or Latin language, alternatively in other language.
Texts submitted in languages, which use other than Roman alphabet should be underlaid with phonetic
transcription in the Roman alphabet (including the names of the authors) and accompanied with an
approximate translation into Czech or English.

Art. 2

The individual composition should be 3 – 6 minutes in length; in the case of work cycle the duration
of the cycle should not exceed 10 minutes.

Art. 3

Each composer should enter into the competition with only one composition written after 2005 that
was never awarded in any competition nor commercially published.

Art. 4

The participation in the competition is determined by paying a participation fee of EUR 20 (twenty
or CZK 500 (five hundred Czech crowns) sent not later then 31st October 2009 to the account:
Name of the bank: ČSOB
Account No.: 174202016/0300
IBAN: CZ5303000000000174202016

Art. 5

Each composition should by sent in 6 copies (easy legible manuscript, copies thereof or computer
printouts) to the contact address as stated below by 31st October 2009 (postage stamp date).
Note: Demo recordings are appreciated.

Art. 6

The competition is anonymous. Each composition should be marked by code-name/password only. In
the sealed envelope marked by the same code-name/password should by a sheet of paper with the data
about the composer (name and address, account number used by the transfer of the participation fee
and possible other data).

Art. 7

The manuscripts, copies and printouts shell remain in the possession of the competition organizers. By
entering into the competition the author confirms his/her permission with the reproduction of his/her
composition for the purpose of the potential presentation within the FSU programme and with possible
non-commercial publishing by the organizers of the competition.

Art. 8

Any failure to meet any of the condition mentioned in Articles 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 results in the refusal of
the composition from the competition.

Art. 9

The organizers announce 3 main awards:
1st prize CZK 20,000
2nd prize CZK 15,000
3rd prize CZK 10,000
Prize-winning compositions will be performed at the 53rd or 54th year of FSU Jihlava.

Art. 10

The international jury will evaluate all accepted compositions. The jury has the right not to award any
of the main prizes. The jury can recommend more compositions for the presentation in the future or,
according to the possibilities, to award them with smaller money amount.

Art. 11

The accurate and complete terms and conditions of the competition in Czech and English are for your
disposal as well on the website of FSU (http://www.nipos-mk.cz/text.asp?ID=1071). In the case of any
doubt or ambiguity of their interpretation the decisive version is Czech.

Art. 12

The result of the competition will be officially announced within the 53rd FSU, which will be held in
June 2010 in Jihlava.

Contact address:
NIPOS – ARTAMA, Iva Daňková, P.O.BOX 12/ Blanická 4, 120 21 PRAHA 2, Czech Republic
email: dankova@nipos-mk.cz