World Composition Competition for Classical Guitar
01 Octubre de 2010 al 17 de Marzo de 2011
Fecha límite primera fase online: 31 de Enero de 2011
Fallo del jurado: 13 Marzo, 2011

Novi Sad, SERBIA

1. Composition submitted should never have been published orperformed in a public concert. Work will have to be writtenfor 6 (six) strings guitar solo.
2. Duration of the composition should not be less than 4 min. and not longer than 6 min.
3. Composition must not contain in any way а known theme оr a part of any known theme or a motive.
4. The competition is open to composers of any nationality, without any age limit. Any composer can take part in the contest with several works.
For the application, the contestants have to send an e-mail to the WGC e-mail address
with the following requirements :
a) The score in PDF form which must not contain any information or reference that might allow identification of the author. Instead of name, the score must display a pseudonym, and must indicate the approximate length of the piece. The score should be written in one of the following programs: Finale or Sibelius. Handwritten scores will not be accepted.
b) – audio recording of the composition played either by guitarist or computer generated, converted in MP3 form. These MP3’s will be placed on the WGC and Szo-Ter website for visitors to rate and comment. The jury decision, however, will relay only on PDF scores. MP3 recording will not affect in any way the judgment of the jury.
c) – curriculum vitae; together with: first name, last name, complete address (telephone, fax, e-mail); telephone number for any communication after 31st January 2010;
– one recent photo of the composer, not less than 600 pixels on longer side and not larger than 1 mb
– a scanned copy of any valid document of identification ( passport, ID card, etc.) to confirm the identity
– a scanned copy of a signed declaration that the composition is unpublished. Download declaration here
– a scanned copy of the payment document of the entry fee.
The e-mail must arrive by 31st of January 2011.
Failure to observe any of the regulations mentioned above may result in exclusion from this competition. All e-mails should be written clearly in English or Serbian language.
After a complete application the audio file will be placed in the WGC website on a dedicated page for all visitors to listen and comment.
3. The entry fee for the competition is € 40 (forty euros) for the first score and € 25 (twenty five euro) thereafter for each of the successive scores, payment can be made as follows:
With these instructions (download pdf here) printed, contestant should go to any bank and make the payment of 40 (forty) Euros. Competitors from Serbia only: Takmičari iz Srbije kotizaciju uplaćuju u dinarima (po višem kursu Narodne Banke Srbije na dan uplate) na račun broj: 160-929755-46 Svrha: Kotizacija za World Guitar Competition 2011. Korisnik: Asocijacija gitarista Vojvodine, Novi Sad

The entry fee is not refundable.
4. The jury consisting of at least 3 (three) internationally renown guitar composers, is empowered to recommend to the WGC Board a maximum of 3 (three) compositions for prizes.
The names of the three finalists, chosen by the jury, will be known and announced on the WGC site.
The announcement of the order of the three winners will be made on 13th of March 2010 at the Concert Hole in City of Novi Sad. On this occasion the works of all three finalists will be performed by a guitarist chosen by the WGC board. After a short session the jury will announce the order of the winning compositions i.e. the first, the second, and the third.
The three finalists will be invited to be present at the ceremony. They will be offered accommodation fee by the WGC board and in addition as a part of the prize they will have master classes with the composers, members of the jury.
The author of the winning composition will receive a prize of € 800 (eight hundred euro). The first prize cannot be divided. The second prize composition will receive a prize of € 500 (five hundred euro), and the third prize composition will receive a prize of € 300 (three hundred euro). Amount of prize money will be reduced to the corresponding taxes.
In addition the winning composition will be published by Chanterelle, the major publisher and distributor of classical guitar music, unless there are exclusive agreements with other editors. The works will be brought to theattention of concert artists, teachers, guitar competitions, andspecialized magazines in the field.
5. The jury reserves the right not to award the prizes. The jury may award all or part of the prizes previously indicated in paragraph 4. The decision of the jury is final.
6. The application to participate in the competition confirms that the contestants unconditionally accept all the rules and regulations currently established.
7. The rules and regulations of the competition are subject to change by the competition board at any time