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World Peace Awards Arts Series Competition 2009-2010 U.S. International Piano、Violin、Guitar Contest

Rules


Goal:


The World Peace Arts Series Competition is for the purpose of creating a platform to exchange world peace in the context of an arts competition, in response to the United Nations declaration encouraging the world peace movement, to cooperate together for the common prosperity, to proclaim the future view for the advancement of the culture and arts in this harmonious and peaceful world, and to give the youth of the world an regular, official opportunity for cultural exchange and learning, and to represent the level of development and education in the world of the arts, and to act as a window to understand the level of youth arts in every nation. The purpose is also to support and promote international efforts to support peace, and cultural arts exchange and activities and so on, by means of a novel approach and a high standard of competition, as a public service, and to become the most sensible way to influence the level of international arts series competitions.

I. Hosting Organization: America International Artists Union & Arts Institute

II Assisting

Music Professors and Artists Group at University of America among others

Music Professors and Artists Group at University of Asia among others(overseas)

III. Co-Agents:

IV. Jury Committee: The jury committee, which is the United Arts Professional Grade Examination & Competition Community, will be composed of senior arts professors from American Universities and international professional artists. The members of this committee will be selected by AIAUAI. The standard level of arts for each level will be referenced to the middle level of each group. The decisions of the jury shall be final.

V. Contest Procedures and Contents (Amateur group levels)


For the amateur levels, there is no age limit such as for youth or adults, so the co-agents can carefully consider these factors when selecting contestants for each level.

Amateur Groups:Elementary Level (levels 1 - 5)

Intermediate Level (levels 6 - 8)

Advanced Level (levels 9 -12)


Note:


1. The contestant can select one or two pieces, at each level, from the elementary to the advanced level, (and shall be approximately from two to four minutes in length). And in the semifinals (the second competition), there are two pieces to be selected; one of these will be selected by the contestant by the same rules as before for the first competition (and can even select one of the same pieces as in the first competition), and the second piece is chosen by the committee, (and shall be approximately from three to six minutes in length), and for the final competition, there shall be two pieces chosen by the committee (and shall be approximately four to eight minutes in length). The contestants in the thematic group can choose one or two additional pieces (and shall be approximately t hree to five minutes in length).


2. The level of difficulty of the music will proportionally designated to be at the middle of each level


3. The certificates awarded to the participants will be the identical to the certificates awarded by AIAUAI.


4. Additional details: The theme of the music will be world peace. There is no upper limit to difficulty in the higher levels. Works that were composed or revised within the last year will be preferred.


5. Procedures

a. All of the participants need to register and pass an eligibility test, and follow the rules administered by the instructors. First, you must make a high resolution DVD with 2 different angles in high resolution. The DVDs must not be made by manual editing and splicing. It is preferred that the recordings be done by professionals. Second, the DVDs must be sent to the Member Committee in the United States by the Overseas Organization. At the point, the qualification certificates will be sent to the participants.

b. All applicants in the Asian Pacific Area will use the procedure (a) above to submit selections, and the submissions will be judged using the criteria above.

c. The Asian Pacific Overseas Organization, which will organize the Asian Pacific Semifinals, and will judge competitors based on the rules of competition and on local live performances.

d. The Asian Pacific Overseas Organization will assist the winners from the semi-finals to obtain an entry visa to travel to the United States to participate in the finals. The videos of the finals will be posted on You-Tube.

e. The pre-contest appraisal eligibility will be held twice a year; the amateur contests will be held once every two years, and the professional contests will be held once every three years.

VI. Qualifications

a. All participants must follow the rules and standards.

b. There are no age or level limitations.

c. Details are available on the website www.us-aiauai.org.

d. The contest standards and criteria will follow the AIAUAI rules.

e. An email confirmation will be sent out to all applicants who pass the initial selection process only if all required documents have been received in time. Separate confirmations will be sent out for the semi-final and final competitions.

f. Any contestant who does not comply with the contest rules and standards will be disqualified.

VII. Special offer: The competition committee may offer a limited number of exercise pianos for use by contestants in the semi-finals and finals (for a charge of $5 - $10 dollars per hour). If you want to take advantage of this offer, please register early, and pay a deposit of $10, so the competition committee can arrange for it.

VIII. These prizes will be awarded for each Amateur group. There is a gold, two silvers, and three copper prizes for each group.

Group Gold Silver Copper

Elementary

Intermediate

Advanced

Composer Performance (Gold only)


Note:


1. Process: Early May 2009 through July 2009, all levels will hold the first competitions. Starting in August of 2009, the Asian-Pacific area will hold the second competition.

In America, the third competition will be held in the United States. Each group will have eight finalists, and these finalists will become three, and then in the end, one winner shall be selected.


2. The semifinal (second competition) and the finals (third competition), because the numbers of contestants could be large and the time available for the competition is limited and the jury's schedule is also limited, the place of the competition will be arranged by the competition committee (which could include a community school, an arts center, a university, or churches including a classroom, activities room or stage, etc).


The competition has different subjects (for example, for piano)there will be gold, silver, and copper (and cash prizes) and the thematic group with performance awards will not receive cash prizes. For example, the Bach group, etc, will have one to six winners.


3.The thematic group competition is open for general participation to give greater opportunities for participants to demonstrate their talents, and in addition, if during competition there are participants are approximately equivalent, but one or more participate in the thematic group, the jury could, at its discretion, award more points to them. Participants will have the opportunity to join the thematic group upon arrival in the United States and initial registration in the finals. Participants may register for up to two different thematic groups (such as the Bach group) and each group will charge an additional $15 registration fee. Your thematic group level shall be the same as your general registration level. The participants must choose three pieces to play, and can choose from any works, except that the theme piece is reserved and cannot be chosen. You also must select different types and styles of pieces that represent the thematic group. Each piece must contain some technically challenging portion, and must demonstrate technique, and must musically represent the emotion of the composer of the thematic group.

4. The thematic groups are the following: Bach,Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Shuman, Liszt, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Debussy, Rachmaninoff, and also a current composer of America or any other country.


5. A special gold award shall be granted to a participant who performs a composition that was composed within the last year. The award shall be granted based on the quality of the composition as well as the quality of the performance. Only one award shall be granted for all levels.


6. The best 10 contestants for each level shall receive a "World Peace Arts Star Award" certificate. (No money award.)


7. Every contestant shall receive a commemorative participation certificate.


8. Any cash prize may be substituted by a gift of equal value (for example, a piano or other musical instrument), and this will be announced on site before the competition.


9. All finalist contestants are eligible to apply to a US university to study or to receive a scholarship.


10. If the number of participants in the semi-finals or finals for any level, or if the competition is judged to be below the set standard, the final cash prizes may be reduced or eliminated for that level.


11. All cash prizes, awards, and certificates will be sent to contestants within about 38 work days. The award is subject to the applicable currency exchange rate. The winning contestants are asked to be patient.

IX. All applicants shall fill out application forms with three color photos, a personal resume, and letters of recommendation, an application fee, and a personal DVD of the applicant's performance shall be mailed to the overseas organization (none of the materials or fee shall be returned under any circumstances including inability to get a visa or personal issues etc.).

X. Registration fee: (according to US dollars) The exchange rate is the responsibility of the contestant.

A. Direct registration fees - for those who do not participate in examinations (special arrangements)

(These fees do not include audition fees)

First competition:

Elementary level group $30

Intermediate level group $45

Advanced level group $55

Composer and player $50

B. Second competition (Asia):

Elementary level group $85

Intermediate level group $95

Advanced level group $110

Composer and player $75

C. Finals in America (Third competition):

Elementary level group $55

Intermediate level group $65

Advanced level group $75

Composer and player $50


Notice: North American competitors do not need to go to Asia for the second competition. Other arrangements will be made.

D. Semifinals qualified contestants are not further ranked according to performance.

E. Special situation - A contestant who is otherwise qualified to attend the semifinals, but chooses not to, will be given the opportunity to submit the personal DVD to the International Jury Group with an additional fee (of the original registration fee) and is eligible to be chosen for the finals.

XI. Detailed information about the location and schedule of the semi-finals competition will be given 60 days in advance. Registration begins March 1, 2009.


The semi-final schedule will start the last week or so of August 2009 in either Hong Kong or Singapore or Taiwan. An additional fee will be charged to the group.


The finals will be held in Junuary 2010 in America ,An extra fee will be charged if using a travel agency and travel expenses including insurance will be taken care of by the travel agency.

XII. If any participants leave the group without permission, the police will be notified and the participants will be responsible for their own actions.

A. All semi-finalists and finalists recommended (10 up) by the AIAUAI teachers can get a recommendation prize.

B. The AIAUAI will assist all eligible participants to apply to private US art or music schools, including elementary, middle school, and college levels.

C. During the contests, the organization has the copyrights to all video, TV, and internet broadcasting. The organization will not be responsible for any disputes arising from copyright violations or any other cause. The names of the special groups or competitions may change according to the requirements of sponsors at any time.


The rules of the competition may be changed at any time. All contestants are required to obey all regulations.


The rules will be interpreted by the organization.


Note: 1.This rules are some parts of a just becoming to overseas of America area .

2. For North America students that begging semifinal compertition in North America, finals's in USA

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