Open European Championship of Folklore "Euro Folk 2012"

Director: Iliyan Iliyanov Nikolov

Date: 5 - 15 July 2012

Place: Nessebar and the resort complex "Sunny Beach", Burgas, Pomorie, St. Vlas, Bulgaria

With the support of UNESCO

The Championships held with the direct participation of the European Association of Folklore Festivals

LIVE TV broadcast on the Internet of all concerts.

The European Championship of Folklore "Euro Folk 2012” is held within the scope of Musical Feasts “Euro Folk 2012” – The World is television. Musical Feasts are held in different European cities and countries during the whole year 2012.

Musical Feasts “Euro Folk 2012” comprise thirty five (35) musical festivals and are held under the aegis of the European Association of Folklore Festivals - ЕАFF. Main event of Musical Feasts “Euro Folk 2012” is No 1 Festival in Europe for the traditional folklore arts – Stara Planina Fest “Balkan Folk” in Bulgaria. Every year from 9 000 to 15 000 musicians, singers and dancers take part in it.

Typical feature of Musical Feasts “Euro Folk 2012” is that all of the performances are recorded with professional audio and television technics and the best of them are repeatedly broadcasted by more than 50 cable televisions in Bulgaria, by the satelite televisions "New Bulgarian television", "Travel TV", "Bulgaria TV " and “Heros TV”, as well as by the World Wide Internet televisions "Euro Folk" at tv.eurofolk.com and "Rodina TV" at www.tvrodina.com. All this activities realize the main purpose of The European Association of Folklore Festivals - EAFF - to popularize the traditional folk arts through the enormous possibilities of mass media. 

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AWARDS:
GRAND PRIX "Golden Orpheus", a gold medal and a diploma of ABSOLUTE EUROPEAN CHAMPION OF FOLKLORE for 2012

The Winner of Grand Prize "Euro Folk 2012" – Grand Prix "Golden Orpheus" takes also a money prize of 1000 Euro.
First award "Golden Orpheus" in the relevant 14 categories and a diploma of EUROPEAN CHAMPION OF FOLKLORE for the relevant category. The Champions obtain gold medals. For the second and third place obtain – silver and bronze medals.
All participants obtain diplomas of laureates, diplomas and prizes.
The distinguished by the jury and the producers of Euro Folk Academy artists and artistic leaders are awarded diplomas for Maestro or Maestro Academic through the Ministry of Culture of the relevant country.

LIVE TV broadcast on the Internet of all concerts


REGISTRATION FEE (for participants and accompanying persons)

  5 days - 175 Euro per person

 

 10 days - 320 Euro per person 

In a group of 21 people - 1 person for free


The BASIC PACKAGES for 5 days / 10 days include:

• 5 / 10 nights in a standard double / triple room in a 3 / three / star hotel
• 5 / 10 breakfasts – Swedish table
• 5 / 10 dinners – Swedish table
• Official opening with a gala concert - 5 -10 minutes for each
• Defile - parade on the opening day
• 2 / 4 public appearances of 20-30 minutes for the competition program
• TV mobile station with a professional filming crew
• LIVE TV broadcast on the Internet of all concerts
• Final concert with Official Closing ceremony
• Awards and diplomas in the relevant categories of the European Championship, DVD, CD
GRAND PRIX "Golden Orpheus", a gold medal and a diploma of ABSOLUTE EUROPEAN CHAMPION OF FOLKLORE for 2012 and 1000 Euro. First award "Golden Orpheus" in the relevant 14 categories and a diploma of EUROPEAN CHAMPION OF FOLKLORE for the relevant category. The Champions obtain gold medals. For the second and third place obtain – silver and bronze medals.
All participants obtain diplomas of laureates, diplomas and prizes.
The distinguished by the jury and the producers of Euro Folk Academy artists and artistic leaders are awarded diplomas for Maestro or Maestro Academic through the Ministry of Culture of the relevant country.
• Information materials about the festival / program and posters /
• Complete festival service

 

Preliminary Program

The festival program includes competitions in the following categories:
  • folk songs;
  • folk dances;
  • folk ensembles;
  • old town songs;
  • brass bends and folklore orchestras;
  • popular and variety songs;
  • individual performers;
  • in all the categories there are classifying for young people up to 19 years

The concerts take place at the Antique amphitheater in Nessebar and Sunny Beach, Burgas, Pomorie, St. Vlas.

The jury has the right to request for the performance of a part of the notified program, if it exceeds the specified time limits. Nevertheless the participants should be ready, if necessary, to perform the program in its mass.

During the European Championship of Folklore "Euro Folk 2012” studio audio recordings and filming of professional video clips of the participants' program will be done free of charge of those performances awarded by the jury or against payment. 

The duration of the program should not exceed 30 minutes.

The made recordings will be broadcasted by 50 Bulgarian cable televisions, by 4 satellite televisions covering the whole Europe, as well as by the World Wide Internet Televisions “Euro Folk” at tv.eurofolk.com and “Rodina TV” at www.tvrodina.com.
During the participation of the collective in the championship the organizer could invite it to take part in general events such as Official Opening, Official Closing, defile, cocktail party and others.

Regulations

Main task of the organizers is to ensure the creative groups an access to the stage, to gather them in a concourse program aimed at defining the best ones and to popularize the award winners of the fest by broadcasting their art in Bulgaria and the European TV air.

The European Championship of Folklore "Euro Folk 2012” has been organized  by European Association of Folklore Festivals – EAFF, Euro Folk Academy and other organizations within the scope of Musical Feasts “Euro Folk 2012 – the world is television” from 5th to 15th of July, 2012.

The European Championship is held with the support of UNESCO. 

Host of the festival are: Nessebar and “Sunny Beach” resort, Burgas, Pomorie and St. Vlas, Bulgaria.

Regulations for participation in European Championship of Folklore "Euro Folk 2012"

To enter the contest the participants must be accredited, which is realized under the following conditions:

Those who wish to take part in the Festival must fill-in and sign application forms, in which there is an unambiguous text saying, that the notifier accepts the conditions laid by this regulation.

The collectives, who apply for participation, must have obtained prestigious awards from other festivals; the awards should be notified in the application form.

The application forms should be sent not later than May 30, 2012.

The participants pay the specified prices for participation in the European Championship of Folklore "Euro Folk 2012”. The advanced payment is 20% from the total amount for the participation of the group. It is payable up to May 30, 2012. That condition is in order to book the places in the active resort season.

The price includes staying the night, breakfast, dinner and festival service.

20% advanced payment from the total amount for participation, calculated by the price, chosen from the relevant group, must be transferred via the bank account /in Euro/:

FiBank - branch Veliko Tarnovo IBAN No: BGBG40FINV91501014932134
  BIC: FINVBGSF up to 30.05.2012 (May 30, 2012) for World Folklore Academy Ltd.

For example for a group, consisting of 21 people for staying in a 3 stars hotel with spending the night, breakfast and dinner,

for 5 days the amount is being calculated in the following way: 20 (+1 person for free) х 5 х 35 EURO = 3500 EURO. The advanced payment equals 3500 х 0,2 = 700 EURO.

for 10 days the amount is being calculated in the following way: 20 (+1 person for free) х 10 х 32 EURO = 6400 EURO. The advanced payment equals 6400 х 0,2 = 1280 EURO. 

This advance amount must be transferred via the mentioned bank account. The discounts shall be rendered at the final paying off.
The prices for the staying, including the necessary festival service, are as follows:


REGISTRATION FEE (for participants and accompanying persons)

  5 days - 175 Euro per person - 35 Euro / day / person
10 days - 320 Euro per person - 32 Euro / day / person

In a group of 21 people - 1 person for free


The BASIC PACKAGES for 5 days / 10 days include:

• 5 / 10 nights in a standard double / triple room in a 3 / three / star hotel
• 5 / 10 breakfasts – Swedish table
• 5 / 10 dinners – Swedish table
• Official opening with a gala concert - 5 -10 minutes for each
• Defile - parade on the opening day
• 2 / 4 public appearances of 20-30 minutes for the competition program
• TVmobile station with a professional filming crew
• LIVE TV broadcast on the Internet of all concerts
• Final concert with Official Closing ceremony
• Awards and diplomas in the relevant categories of the European Championship, DVD, CD
GRAND PRIX "Golden Orpheus", a gold medal and a diploma of ABSOLUTE EUROPEAN CHAMPION OF FOLKLORE for 2012
First award "Golden Orpheus" in the relevant 14 categories and a diploma of EUROPEAN CHAMPION OF FOLKLORE for the relevant category. The Champions obtain gold medals. For the second and third place obtain – silver and bronze medals.
All participants obtain diplomas of laureates, diplomas and prizes.
The distinguished by the jury and the producers of Euro Folk Academy artists and artistic leaders are awarded diplomas for Maestro or Maestro Academic through the Ministry of Culture of the relevant country

• Information materials about the festival / program and posters /
• Complete festival service


For the tome being these prices are approximate.

It is desirable by post, to the address of EAFF, to send the last released album of the participant (the group) or demo records of not less than two performances. It is desirable that the application form has an added annotation about the participant and advertising materials – photos. The sent materials are not a subject of return.

Awards

The Grand Prix “Euro Folk 2012 "- Grand Prix" Golden Orpheus ", a gold medal and a diploma for a European Champion of folklore for 2012.

It is determined by the jury which observes some procedure rules agreed by the members of the jury before the opening of the Championship and announced to the participants on the opening day.

The Winner of Grand Prize "Euro Folk 2012" – Grand Prix "Golden Orpheus" takes also a money prize of 1000 Euro.

First awards “Golden Orpheus” in the relevant categories and a diploma for a European Champion of Folklore for the relevant category. The champions obtain golden medals, and for the second and third place – silver and bronze medals. At jury’s decision in the single categories could be given additional golden, silver and bronze medals with the relevant diplomas.

The jury awards the best performances with a free of charge shooting and producing of a free video clip.

All of the participants are granted with deeds for laureates, diplomas and object – awards. The awards are granted on a ceremony during "Euro Folk 2012" Musical Feasts - The world is television.  

In the opinion of the jury and the producers from Euro Folk Academy the best performers and artistic directors shall be honored with a Diploma for obtaining the rank Maestro or Maestro Academic. The diplomas are sent by the Ministry of Culture of the relevant country.

All award winners get a free of charge copy of the TV product, which consists of their performances, and has been broadcasted in Bulgaria or in Europe.

The participants can order against payment full recordings of their performances, including video clips, CD and DVD. These products have the right to be broadcasted in the relevant country.
Participants do not get paid for their performance.

The organizers invite to the Opening of the European Championship of Folklore the ambassadors of countries whose collectives participate in the opening.

The deadline for for sending the application forms is May 30, 2012.

The jury consists of 3 people and it is with international participation.

Unambiguous text: The collectives or presenting organizations, if approved by the jury to participate in the Championship, give the organizers the right to be recorded on video and audio, arranged in a program, presenting the fest and broadcasted by a TV channel or in some other way, for which a contract agreement will be signed.

Registration of the participants

The registration is made on the basis of an application form for participation by the collective. After confirming the application form, an advanced payment should be made.

The minimum term for participation is 5 days.

General Conditions

The bank transfers are made via the account of World Folklore Academy Ltd.
FiBank - branch Veliko Tarnovo
IBAN No: BG40FINV91501014932134
  BIC: FINVBGSF
The sender covers all bank fees.
 
All filled in and signed applications will mean acceptance of the terms laid by the present regulation.

The registration of the participants at their arrival is going to be made at "Anchor" Hotel, “Sunny Beach” Complex resort, Bulgaria.

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