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13th International Contest of Children and Youth Creativity DEBUT PREMIUM 2018
23 – 26 November 2018

Date: 25.11.2018
Place: Concert Hall STUDIO 69

Dear participants, teachers and parents!

We invite you to participate in the 12th International Contest of Children and Youth Creativity DEBUT PREMIUM 2018, which will be held from 23 -26 November, 2018 in one of the most beautiful European capitals – Riga.

The project annually attracts more than 700 participants from different countries: Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Germany and others.

This year’s competition will take place at one of the best and fashionable venues in the capital – Concert Hall STUDIO 69 – CONCERT HALL (Riga, Terbatas iela 73). Hall with a large professional stage (dimensions: 14 (width) x 6 (depth) m), equipped with modern light and sound equipment, coating ballet linoleum. Each participant has the opportunity to use LED-screen.

Participants can prove themselves in different genres: vocal, choreography, instrumental music, theater, circus art, fashion theaters
Age of participants – from 4 to 35 years.

The contest is broadcast live on www.debut.lv , www.facebook.com and www.youtube.com.
Viewers from anywhere in the world will be able to see the performances of the contestants.

The prize fund of the contest is 1000 Euro !!!

The motto of the contest reflects the purpose, to which the participants aspire:
«Make your debut as a holiday – for everyone!»

Successes and creative victories! See you at the contest!

View of wishes, flexibility, develop individual programs!

23 – 26 November 2018
13th International Contest of Children and Youth Creativity
‘Debut Premium 2018’

Regulation

Date of event: 25.11.2018
Location of event: Concert Hall “Studio 69”
Organizers: IMPRESA produce center, Riga, Latvia

Choreography Contest
Original Genre Contest
Instrumental Contest
Fashion Theatre
Instrumental Contest

Organizers
Produce center ‘Impresa’, Riga, Latvia.

The most significant events that Producer Center ‘Impresa’ has organized since 1996 are: International festival ‘Morning Star – Jurmala 97’ in cooperation with Yuri Nikolayev (this festival has been broadcasted to central TV channels), international contest of young singers ‘Moscow – Jurmala 98’, musical TV project – reality show ‘Hello, Jurmala’, international festivals ‘Art Turnir’, ‘Debut’, ‘Eurojurmala’, ‘Chrustmas Surprisa’, ‘Amberstar’.

As of 2002 Produce Center ‘Impresa’ cooperates with production centers and festivals of different countries: International Art Festival ‘Slavyanskiy Bazaar in Vitebsk’ (Belarus), ‘Vostocnij Bazaar’ (Ukraine), ‘Canzoni dal Mondo’ (Italy) and many others. Produce Center ‚Impresa’ is a member of a famous international festival organization FIDOF.

Contest Purpose

To give an opportunity to the young artists from Latvia and other counties to show their talent and achievements, to be valued by specialists, to compare their skill level with other artists.

Tasks of Contest:

– to establish creative contacts between collectives, exchange of experience between countries-members of Contest;
– to attract new leading specialists of culture and art from different countries for cooperation with children collectives;
– to develop national cultures and strengthen the international cooperation.

Contest ‘Debut Premium 2018’ will be broadcasted in the air of Internet TV and on www.debut.lv. Thousands of audience from all over the world will be able to watch your performance!

Contest nomination and age categories

Vocal

(Pop, Folklore, Classic, Jazz, pop-rock)

Participants: soloists, duets, vocal ensembles, family ensembles, choirs.
Age category for soloists: up to 5 years; 6-9 years; 10-13 years; 14-17 years; 18 and older.
Age category for collectives and groups: up to 5 years; 6-9 years; 10-14 years; 15 and older.
All vocalists sing ‘live’, with a sound background ‘-1’ or a musical instrument (a synthesizer or other), or a cappella.
Duration of the performance is up to 3:30 minutes.
Valuation criteria: purity of intonation and quality of sounding, compliance of the chosen repertoire to performer’s skills and age category, scenic culture.

Choreography

Pop (Disco, Classic jazz, etc.) Folk, Ball dance, Classic ballet, Street dance (Hip-Hop, Break-Dance, House, etc.), Modern (Jazz-modern, Neofolk, etc.)

Participants: soloists, duets, trio, dancing groups.
Age category: up to 6 years; 7–9 years; 10-13 years; 14-17 years; 18 and older.
Duration of the performance is maximum 3:30 minutes.
Valuation criteria: plasticity, synchronization of movements, virtuosity, compliance of the chosen repertoire to performer’s skills and age category.

Original Genre

(Circus and sport performance, fancy-dress shows and show programs)

Participants: performers of circus, sport, music and dance combination, theatre shows.
Age categories: up to 12 years; 13 years and older.
Duration of the performance is up to 4 minutes.
Valuation criteria: level of executive skill, virtuosity, staging (a plastic art, a suit, culture of execution), the creative approach to repertoire selection, decorating programs (requisite).

Fashion Theatre

(Author’s collection in the form of a fashion show or choreographic statement on a free subject)

Participants: fashion designers, theatres of fashions.
Age categories: up to 12 years; 13 years and older.
Duration of the performance is up to 5 minutes.
Valuation criteria: idea and creative approach to realization, originality and figurativeness of disclosure of a subject of a collection, staginess and theatricality of the presentation, musical accompaniment accordance to the performance.

Instrumental Contest

(Strings and pinch instrument, wind, percussion and folk instruments)

Participants: soloists, instrumental ensembles and orchestras.
Age categories: up to 12 years; 13 years and older.
Duration of the performance is maximum 5 minutes.
Valuation criteria: degree of possession of the instrument, cleanliness of intonation, possession of a dynamic palette of a sound, artistry, art treatment of the composition.
Jury

Winners in each nomination and in each age category are defined by the competent international jury which decision is not subject to revision.
The jury includes producers, pedagogues of the specialized educational institutions, heads of creative collectives and the organizations, cultural and art figures.

Valuation of Participants

Performance of participants is valuated on ten-mark system.
Each member of jury puts one assessment valuating performances of the participants according to the criteria described above.
The member of jury doesn’t value the participant in case he is a head or a teacher of this participant.
The jury has the right not to award prize-winning places if in the nomination there is less than three participants (considering number of the got points and level of the performance).

Rewarding of Participants

Rewarding is carried out on genres and nominations with taking into account age categories. Grand prix of the festival is awarded irrespective of a genre and a nomination for the brightest and most interesting performance of the soloist or collective by a jury decision.
1st, 2nd, 3rd places will receive winners in each nomination, in all age groups by a Contest results.
Duplication of prize-winning places (two first places, two second, etc.) by results of competition is supposed.
All participants will receive diplomas.
The best participants receive special prizes and gifts from the organizing committee and Contest’s sponsors.

Contest rules

A participant can apply for 1 or more nominations but not more than one performance in each nomination.

For participation in Contest it is necessary:

– to send the application form for participation to the e-mail address: impresa10@impresa.lv untill November 15, 2018;
– together with the application form is necessary to send the music accompaniment (“ – “ phonogram);
– to send artistic biography;
– to send 1 photo (in JPG format);
– to send the link to video with performance of the participant;
– to pay registration fee as soon as confirmation of participation is received.

Additional Information

It is not allowed to change the declared performance later than before 10 days till the start of the Contest!
Technical requirements (microphones, racks, requisite) should be harmonized with the organization committee contemporaneously with application.
In performance is allowed the participation of 30% of more participants who is in the older or younger age category.

The exact schedule of Contest activities can be received from the organization committee in 7 days prior to the Contest.

Providing application on Contest it constitutes acceptance with current regulation about 13th International Contest of Children and Youth Creativity “Debut Premium 2018”.

Copyrights

By submitting an application for participating for the contest, the performers agree to take photos, video filming and audio recordings of their performances on the stage and other events of the contest to pass the copyrights to the organizer of the contest.

Financial Conditions

The expenses connected with journey, medical insurance and accommodation in Latvia, participants carry out at own expense or at the expense of the organization directing the participant on competition.
For the foreign participants the organization committee helps to make visas to Latvia, reserves hotel, organize a transfer and excursion across Riga.

For preparing the invitation it is necessary to send in advance an exact dates of the participant and to make an advance payment in amount of 30% of total sum!

Issues that are not taken up by the present regulation of the Contest are resolved by organization committee in an individual order. In case there are any questions, remarks and offers, related with competition organization, heads (pedagogues) have right to send a written request to the e-mail address.

Contacts of Produce Center ‘Impresa’:
Phone: +371 29423822 (+Viber, Whats App) or 22130815
Web: www.debut.lv

Program
(Latvian time)

23 November:

14:00 – Arrival in Riga, accommodation in a hotel (3-4 *, in 2-bed rooms) or in a hostel (2-8 people in a room), (1 package from 23 to 27 November)
14:00 – 15:00 lunch (optional)
15:00 – 17:00 walking tour of Old Riga: Town Hall Square, House of Blackheads, Dome Cathedral, St. Peter’s Church, St. Jakob Cathedral, Swedish Gates, Convention Center and many other sights). (optional)
18:00 – 20:00 Festival opening(meeting with the organizers of the festival, photo and video competitions of different years), dinner
20:00 -free time
24 November:

08:00 – 10:00 breakfast
10:00 – free time
12:00 – 13:00 master-class (optional)
14:00 – Arrival in Riga, accommodation in a hotel (3-4 *, in 2-bed rooms) or in a hostel (2-8 people in a room), (2nd package from 24 to 27 November) (3rd package from 24 to 26 November ) (4rd packages from 24 to 25 November)
14:00 – 15:00 lunch (optional)
15:00 – 17:00 A walking tour of the Riga Museums (Latvian Museum of Architecture, Lattelecom Telecommunications Museum, Latvian Military Museum, Latvian Nature Museum, Blackheads House, Dome Cathedral). (optional)
18:00 – 20:00 Festival opening(meeting with organizers of the festival, photo and video competitions of different years), dinner (presentation of your city / country / team, prepare a short number / chanting)
20:00 – 21:00 disco for participants
21:00 free time
25 November: (Contest day – Concert hall Studio 69)
Address: Latvia, Riga, Terbatas iela 73

08:00 – 10:00 breakfast
08:00 – 12:00 check-out from hotels (4rd package from 24 till 25 November)
08:00 – ……… Participant registration
09:00 – 22:00 Contest «DEBUT PREMIUM 2018»
11:00 – 19:00 disco for participants (in second hall)
19:30 – 20:30 dinner
20:00 free time
26 November:

08:00 – 10:00 breakfast
08:00 – 12:00 check-out from hotels (3rd package from 24 till 26 November)
10:00 free time
14:00 – 15:00 lunch (optional)
19:00 – 20:00 dinner
20:00 free time
27 November:

08:00 – 10:00 breakfast
08:00 – 12:00 check-out from hotels(1st package from 23 till 27 November),
(2nd package from 24 till 27 November)