General competition rules

  • A certified copy of birth certificate, passport or identification document.
  • The formal competition will take place over 3 rounds in an elimination format.
    • Audition round: E-mail YouTube link. A YouTube link of 2 pieces played by the entrant representing contrasting styles.
    • Semi-Finals is a public performance.
    • Grand Final is a public performance.
    • Please note: Entrants may be requested to verify or authenticate their recordings by personal performance of short excerpts from pieces chosen prior to their participation in the Semi-finals.
  • The Semi-finals will take place over a two-day period. The venue will be allocated according to the category. Competitors will be notified of their status via email.
  • The Grand finale adjudication will take place over a single day.
  • The judge’s decision is final.
  • This competition is open to persons from the ages of 5 to 25 years. The age of a contestant will be deemed as at 31 August 2019.
  • All prize winners from previous competitions may enter.
  • The participant must enter for at least 2 categories or items.
  • The Executive Committee has the right to amend the age category of the contestant if it is established that the contestant has entered the incorrect category.
  • If a contestant competes in a round where the adjudicator is also the contestant’s teacher, a second adjudicator will be present for those contestants to ensure that there are no irregularities.
  • No agents, coaches, teachers, team leaders or make-up artists will be allowed backstage during the competition. Only one guardian will be able to accompany contestants to and from backstage.
  • Parents and guardians will be responsible for their minor children at all times before, during and after the competition.
  • The Executive Committee reserves the right to cancel this competition at any time if deemed necessary in its opinion or if circumstances are outside of its control. Entry fees will not be refunded under any circumstances whatsoever including, but not limited to the contestant wishing to withdraw from the competition.
  • No flash photography may be used in any of the venues during the competition and all phones must be switched to silent.
  • No intimidation of any contestant by any party or other contestants will be tolerated and all contestants are urged to be highly professional.
  • Pictures and performance may be used by the competition for all social media and advertising purposes without remuneration.
  • Prize giving will follow shortly after the final performance.
  • All competitors must report at least 20 minutes before their allocated time in each round. Clean, unmarked copies of works to be performed must be presented in triplicate. Original sheet music must be available.

Transport and Accommodation

  • The organisers will not provide accommodation.
  • The organisers will not provide transport to and from the competition venue.

Dress Code and Etiquette

  • Costumes and props must be age appropriate and full competition wear will be required.
  • Dress code in the final round is formal.
  • Stage etiquette is compulsory.

Crossover/Light Instrumental Competition Requirements

  • A YouTube link of 2 pieces (max. 90 seconds each) played by the entrant representing contrasting styles. Semi-Finals and Finals will be the Full pieces.
  • Please note: Entrants notified of their participation in the competition may be requested to verify or authenticate their recordings by personal performance of short excerpts from pieces chosen prior to their participation in the semi-finals.

Age group 5 – 7 years:

Audition round: Two contrasting pieces of 90 seconds each. Semi-final and Grand Finale full pieces.

Age group 8 – 10 years:

Audition round: Two contrasting pieces of 90 seconds each. Semi-final and Grand Finale full pieces.

Age group 11 – 12 years:

Audition round: Two contrasting pieces of 90 seconds each. Semi-final and Grand Finale full pieces.

Age group 13 – 14 years:

Audition round: Two contrasting pieces of 90 seconds each. Semi-final and Grand Finale full pieces.

Age group 15 – 16 years:

Audition round: Two contrasting pieces of 90 seconds each. Semi-final and Grand Finale full pieces.

Age group 17 – 18 years:

Audition round: Two contrasting pieces of 90 seconds each. Semi-final and Grand Finale full pieces.

Age group 19 – 25 years:

Audition round: Two contrasting pieces of 90 seconds each. Semi-final and Grand Finale full pieces.

Classic Instrumental Competition Requirements

Age group 5 – 7 years:

TWO contrasting pieces – not to exceed 4-5 minutes in total

Age group 8 – 10 years:

TWO contrasting pieces – not to exceed 7-8 minutes in total

Age group 11 – 12 years:

THREE contrasting pieces – not to exceed 10-12 minutes in total

Age group 13 – 14 years:

THREE contrasting pieces – not to exceed 12-15 minutes in total

Age group 15 – 16 years:

THREE contrasting pieces – not to exceed 15-20 minutes in total

Age group 17 – 18 years:

THREE contrasting pieces including any Prelude and Fugue from Bach (piano) – see (*) for String requirements – not to exceed 20-25 minutes in total.

Age group 19 – 25 years:

THREE contrasting pieces including any virtuosic work by Frederic Chopin or Franz Liszt (piano) -see (*) for String requirements. – not to exceed 25-30 minutes in total.

Selection of competition repertoire

  • Own compositions will not be allowed.
  • All repetitions must be ignored, except in the case of Da Capo.
  • Multiple or different movements from a single work count as one and the same piece.
  • No changes to competition repertoire as stated on the entry form will be allowed without prior written notification toinfo@kidstalentfestival.co.za
  • Please note: A competitor’s performance may not exceed the time limit unless prior notification is given.
  • Audition Round: YouTube link recording of pieces played by the entrant representing contrasting classical styles. (*) Strings – must include Baroque.
  • Semi-finals: 2 new contrasting pieces. (*) Strings – must include Classical.
  • Final Round: 1 new contrasting piece.
  • Strings and Piano
  • Please note: In selecting works for the three rounds, the following styles e.g. baroque, classical, romantic and modern, must be represented in all ages.
  • Credit will be given for a balanced programme. The specific works and style for the rounds are to be indicated on the entry form.
  • Failure to adhere to the rules above will lead to disqualification.

Acting, Dance and Vocal Competition Requirements

  • All contestants must compete in at least 2 categories. It may be 2 categories from the same group or different groups. For example, a contestant may compete in 2 singing categories like pop and opera, which will count as 2 or one in acting and another in singing, dancing or instrumental.
  • All performances may only be 90 seconds for the audition round and the semi-finals. This will be increased to a maximum of 3 and a half minutes for the finals.

Age Groups:

Age group: 5 – 7 years

Two contrasting pieces not to exceed 90 seconds each. For the Grand Finale the time is increased to 3 and a half minutes per piece.

Age group: 8 – 10 years

Two contrasting pieces not to exceed 90 seconds each. For the Grand Finale the time is increased to 3 and a half minutes per piece.

Age group: 11 – 12 years

Two contrasting pieces not to exceed 90 seconds each. For the Grand Finale the time is increased to 3 and a half minutes per piece.

Age group: 13 – 14 years

Two contrasting pieces not to exceed 90 seconds each. For the Grand Finale the time is increased to 3 and a half minutes per piece.

Age group: 15 – 16 years

Two contrasting pieces not to exceed 90 seconds each. For the Grand Finale the time is increased to 3 and a half minutes per piece.

Age group: 17 – 18 years

Two contrasting pieces not to exceed 90 seconds each. For the Grand Finale the time is increased to 3 and a half minutes per piece.

Age group: 19 – 25 years

Two contrasting pieces not to exceed 90 seconds each. For the Grand Finale the time is increased to 3 and a half minutes per piece.

Competition Venue

  • Acting, Drama and Vocal Semi-finals and Grand Finale will take place at Centurion Theatre.

Masterclasses Preparation

  • Winners of the Masterclasses must be prepared for a 60-minute session.
  • Masterclasses are for public exhibition. All participants and teachers are encouraged to attend sessions to learn from the techniques presented. An entrance fee of R25.00 per person may be levied at the door.

Competition dates

Acting, Dance and Vocal

  • The entry form with the registration and entry fee, identification documentation and recording are to be received at the email address below by no later than 30 June 2019.
  • Semi-finals: 3 and 4 August 2019.
  • Grand finale performance round and presentation of prizes: 21 September 2019.
  • Masterclasses: Venue and date that suit both parties to be confirmed.

Instrumental categories (Crossover/Light and Classical)

  • The entry form with the registration and entry fee, identification documentation and recording are to be received at the email address below by no later than 31 July 2019.
  • Semi-Finals: 7 and 8 September 2019.
  • Grand Finale: 22 September 2019.
  • Masterclasses: Venue and date that suit both parties to be confirmed.

Entry fees

Acting, Dance, Vocal

  • Registration fee: R125 participant.
  • Entrance fee for audition round: R220 per piece, (minimum of 2 categories/pieces is required) must accompany the entry form and is non-refundable. Total: R440.
  • Semi-Finals fee is R110 per category (minimum of 2 categories is required). Total: R220.
  • Grand finale: R40 flat fee.

Crossover/Light instrumental

  • Registration fee: R125 participant.
  • Entrance fee for audition round: R220 per piece, (minimum of 2 categories/pieces is required) must accompany the entry form and is non-refundable. Total R440.
  • Semi-Finals fee is R110 per category (minimum of 2 categories is required). Total R220.
  • Grand finale: R40 flat fee.

Classical Instrumental

  • Registration fee: R125 participant.
  • Entrance fee for audition round: R440 must accompany the entry form and is non-refundable.
  • Semi-Finals fee is R220.
  • Grand finale: R40 flat fee.

Banking details

Open Call Industries Pty Ltd
Standard Bank Fourways Crossing
Branch code: 009953
Account number 421442921
Email proof of payment toentry@kidstalentfestival.co.za

Reference: Participants Name and Surname

Prizes

  • All competitors will receive participation certificates.
  • Valuable feedback from Judges and Masterclass panel.
  • Entry to the following year’s competition to the winners in each category will be free.
  • The award of prizes by independent adjudicators is not obligatory if the standard of the performance does not warrant it.

Overall category winners

Prizes are for overall categories – Dance, Vocal, Drama, Classical and Crossover/Light Instrumental each

R30 000 cash deposit.

  • A two-day masterclass to the value of R30 000.
  • The overall winner will get to perform at the Wêlakapêla Kids Festival 2020 and will be dressed by one of South Africa`s top fashion designers, Thomas Thomson.

Second place category winners

Second place Prizes are for overall categories – Dance, Vocal, Drama, Classical and Crossover/Light Instrumental each

R12 000 cash deposit.

Winner per section

Winner for Age 5-7 years: R 1 000,00

Winner for Age 8-10 years: R 1 500,00

Winner for Age 11-12 years: R 1 800,00

Winner for Age 13-14 years: R 2 000,00

Winner for Age 15-16 years: R 2 500,00

Winner for Age 17-18 years: R 2 800,00

Winner for Age 19-25 years: R 3 500,00

Additional Classical & Crossover/Light Instrumental prizes per performance

R500

  • Prize for the best performance of a baroque piece:
  • Prize for the most memorable performance of a classical work:
  • Prize for the best performance of a piece by a South African composer:
  • Prize for the best performance of impressionist/modern work:
  • Prize for the best performance of a romantic piece:

Additional Dance, Vocal and Drama prizes per performance

R500

  • Prize for the best performance of the competition:
  • Prize for the most memorable performance of the competition:
  • Prize for the most unique performance at the competition:
  • Prize for the most technical performance at the competition:

How to enter

There are 2 steps in the entry process:

  • Upload your YouTube videos and mail it toentry@kidstalentfestival.co.za
  • Complete online or send your completed entry form with proof of payment of registration and entry fees toentry@kidstalentfestival.co.za
  • VERY IMPORTANT: For all email correspondence, please use the participant’s full name as the title/reference

Step by step: How to upload videos to YouTube

From a Smart phone:

  • Go tohttps://m.youtube.com
  • Create a profile or log in to your current profile (create channel)
  • Go to library > my videos > upload videos > allow access (for YouTube to access your photos and videos)
  • Complete the form as follows:
  • Title: Participant’s full name
  • Description: Category the participant in entering
  • Privacy – mark as unlisted (this means it is not public)
  • Upload
  • Click the 3 dots icon > share > email
  • Type inentry@kidstalentfestival.co.zaand send

From a laptop/computer:

  • Go tohttp://youtube.com
  • Create a user or log in to your current profile
  • Click on the video camera icon Before uploading the video, click on the privacy drop down box and select unlisted (this means it is not public) – if you skip this step by accident you can complete it on the next page
  • Click on upload video
  • Select file to be uploaded from your computer
  • Complete the form as follows:
  • Title: Participant’s full name
  • Description: Category the participant is entering
  • Upload video > Click done > Click share > Click email
  • Type inentry@kidstalentfestival.co.zasend VERY IMPORTANT: For all email correspondence, please use the participant’s full name as the title/reference.

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