1.- This contest is open to all composers, regardless their country of origin, nationality, age and whether they may have won previous contest editions or not. Each composer may register as many works as wished.
2.- Works must be written for one of the following categories:
A.- CHAMBER ORCHESTRA CATEGORY:
– 1 Flute
– 1 Oboe
– 1 Clarinet
– 1 Bassoon
– 1 Horn
– 1 Violin I
– 1 Violin II
– 1 Viola
– 1 Cello
– 1 Double Bass
B.- PIANO SOLO CATEGORY:
– 1 Piano
3.- The length of works must be between seven and ten minutes for Chamber Orchestra category, and between three and seven minutes for Piano Solo Category. Works failing to fulfil this requirement will be disqualified.
4.- Paper scores and parts must be sent on pdf format, and a reference mp3 file is optional. Pdf files must be divided appropriately for easy performance and reading. Should any of this requirements not be fulfilled according to the jury, the work will be disqualified.
5.- Works must be submitted with a title and a pseudonym as the only way of identification, thus complying with the required anonymity on this competition. The author will chose both title and pseudonym, and will include them on the application form, along with their full personal details.
6.- Submission date will start on the day of the publishing of these Dates, Terms and Conditions on the official website. Submission deadline will be also published on the official website. Nevertheless and depending on specific situations, submission deadlines may be postponed. Shall this situation take place, it will be accordingly published on the website. Submission date of each work will be the day of reception of works and payment of fees according to the confirmation email sent previously to applicants. Works failing to fulfil any of these requirements shall be disqualified. For this edition the deadline has been set on March, 31st 2021 at 11:59 p.m. (GMT+2)
7.- These are the awards to be granted:
CHAMBER ORCHESTRA CATEGORY:
– First, Second and Third awards: All three awards will consist of the playing the works at the worldwide streamed awards gala, the recording of the works by Camerata Antonio Soler, a trophy and digital and a hardcopy certificates.
PIANO SOLO CATEGORY:
– First, Second and Third awards: First award will consist of the recording of the work, by Asociación Cultural Aglaia Music, a trophy and a digital and a hardcopy certificates. For second and third awards, a trophy, a digital and a hardcopy certificates.
The Jury may declare any of these awards void unanimously, should they consider that the works submitted do not reach the required standards. The Jury may also establishing Exaequo prizes.
8.- Members of the Jury are those published on the official website of the awards. The president of the Jury is Conductor Atso Almila. Jury’s decisions are final and unappealable. Finalists Pseudonym shortlist will be published on the official website in due course. Jury’s final decision will be presented at the Awards Gala, which shall take place within the months of May and June every year.
9.- Authors of recorded works shall not claim any recording, reproduction, representation and/or interpretation rights to Asociación Cultural Aglaia Music. The cultural association will use the recorded works for promotion and/or any cultural aim that they may consider appropriate, with unlimited reproductions, recordings, representations and/or interpretations, without requiring any prior authorisation by or any payment to the author. This requirement cannot not be cancelled nor appealed by the author or their possible heirs.
10.- The authors of awarded works must state on every promotion or advertising events where the awarded works are part, as well as on every recording, editions and programs including the awarded works the following statement: [award received] of I International Composing Aglaia Music Awards.
11.- All ownership and authorship rights shall remain the author’s.
12.- Should any of the works submitted include texts or music parts by a different author (except for those explicitly quoted as such, as per article 32 of current intellectual ownership regulations) they must clearly state the multiple ownership and all authorizations and/or licenses must be duly provided. In any case, authors remain exclusively responsible for any of these situations.
13.- Asociación Cultural Aglaia Music will not be responsible for plagiarism or any offence or transgression of current intellectual ownership regulations in Spain or worldwide in which authors may incur. The association will not be responsible for any lost or damaged material when posted.
14.- Participating in this Competition implies the incondicional acceptance of these Terms and Conditions, being the Jury’s decisions final. Interpretation of these Terms and Conditions remains exclusively within the powers of the Jury.