Xth International Composers Competition 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 euro) 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 be 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 shall 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 (www.nipos-mk.cz). 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, dankova@nipos-mk.cz

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