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International Literary Creation Competition, 3rd Edition

In order to participate in the International Literary Creation Contest, 3rd Edition, complete Annex 1, pay the participation fee and send the works together with Annex 1 and proof of payment to the email address: festivaluldearte@gmail.com.

You can fill in Annex 1 here: https://forms.gle/2fuZAZnqetPkTiY79

ORGANIZERS:

Best Bridge Services SRL in partnership with Câmpina City Hall, Municipal House of Culture „Geo Bogza”, Municipal Library ”Dr. C. I. Istrati” Câmpina, Câmpina Philharmonic Society, Câmpina National Center for Tourist Information and Promotion

SECTIONS:

A – Poetry

B – Poetry for children

C – Short prose

D – Stories for children

AGE GROUPS:

The International Literary Creation Competition is addressed to young people and adults with literary interests, as follows:

Group I – competitors under 14 years of age

Group II – young people aged between 14 and 18 years

Group III – young people aged between 19 and 25 years

Group IV – adults older than 26 years (without upper limit)

THEME OF the Literary Creation Competition:

a) The contest does not have a given theme, this being at the choice of the participants. In the case of poetry, it is recommended that the idea be subscribed to a well-known lyrical register (present in Romanian and universal literature).

b) Each contestant will send 3 (three) poems, respectively a single text of maximum 3 pages, for short prose. The texts for the contest will be written in A4 format, Times New Roman, character 12, obligatory with correct spelling, 1.5 spaces and will be sent only in .doc or .docx.

Poems can address a wide range of prosody. Poems should be no shorter than 5 verses, but no longer than 8 stanzas.

The works will be sent to the e-mail address: festivaluldearte@gmail.com.

CATEGORIES AND AGE GROUPS:

The International Literary Creation Competition takes place in 3 categories, each with the 4 sections and 4 target groups.

The Categories are:

  • A. Romanian
  • B. English
  • C. French

TECHNICAL DETAILS:

The texts of the literary creations will be written in WORD (.doc or .docx format). Those in Romanian will contain diacritics, and those in French will contain accents. The font used will be Times New Roman of size 12, and the space between the lines will be 1.5.

JUDGING CRITERIA:

  • Stylistic valences of the text, appreciation of some elements of creativity (style figures, artistic images, rhetorical procedures etc.);
  • Authenticity and originality of creation, the degree of artistic complexity;
  • Particularities of a compositional and technical nature of creation;
  • References showing the degree of cultural accumulation of the competitor;
  • The impact of the transmitted message, its instructive-educational value;
  • Observance of current typing techniques and the general impression offered by the text;
  • Observance of the spelling rules.

PARTICIPATION RULES:

Article 1 – General conditions

1.1 The participants in this contest are obliged to comply with the terms written in the Rules & Regulations of The International Literary Creation Competition of the Festival 4 Arts, Edition III, June 26th – 30th, 2022, registration deadline June 25th, 2022.

Article 2 – Conditions for participation in the International Literary Creation Competition

2.1 It is forbidden for the competitors to send works for which they do not hold copyrights according to Law no. 8/1996 with subsequent amendments and completions on copyright and related rights. In this regard, participants are responsible for the authenticity and originality of the work.

2.2 The Organizer will not consider the works that violate, in any way, the Copyright Law or other Romanian laws in force on the date of the Contest.

2.3 The works sent in the conditions of the present Rules & Regulation of The International Literary Creation Competition of the Festival 4 Arts, 3rd Edition, will be accompanied, compulsory by Annex 1 – Registration coupon completed, dated and signed. By signing it, the competitor / guardian acknowledges and agrees with Annex 2 – PUBLICATION RIGHT AGREEMENT and Annex 3 – Parental agreement to participate in the contest for minor participants;

2.4 Annex 1 will be transmitted together with the works, at the email address: festivaluldearte@gmail.com. Failure to comply with this mandatory requirement, as well as some omissions in the form, will lead to automatic disqualification;

2.5 Competitors will send the works/video-recordings having read the “PUBLICATION RIGHT AGREEMENT”;

2.6 The works and Annex1 – Registration form – will be sent only in electronic format at the email address: festivaluldearte@gmail.com. The message’s subject will be: name, surname, section, category and the age group in which the competitor participates (example: Smith John – Poetry, English, Group I).

2.7 Competitors must pay the fee of:

a. 18 euros if the registration is made until June 01, 2022;

b. 25 euros if the registration is made between June 02 – 17, 2022;

c. 33 euros if the registration is made between June 18 – 30, 2022.

By „registration” we mean the submission of works together (at the same time) with Annex 1 and proof of payment of the fee.

The participation fee will be paid by bank transfer to the account of Best Bridge Services SRL opened at ING Bank, Bucharest, IBAN: RO22INGB0000999903782351, CUI: 7524371, RO22INGB0000999903782351 (SWIFT Code: INGBROBU). The payment order must include: Participant’s Name, Section and Age Group.

or

By PayPal

Participation fee

For participants abroad, it is easier to pay the participation fee through PayPal. The fee is not refundable. Participants can apply for more sections paying the tax for each.

25,00 EUR

The fee is not refundable.

Proof of payment of the participation fee and the works are sent by email at festivauldearte@gmail.com, at the same time as the completed Annex 1.

2.8 Competitors may participate in more than one section/category, with the payment of cumulated fees, where there is a discount of 2 euros for the second and more sections (first one has the entire value).

Article 3 – Competition period

3.1 The 3rd Edition of The International Literary Creation Competition  of the Festival 4 Arts takes place according to the following calendar:

a) May 05 – June 25, 2022 – Registration of competitors, receipt and evaluation of works. The works will be sent only during the registration period for the competition, namely starting with May 05, 2022 and no later than June 25, 2022, at 23:59;

b) June 26 – 29, 2022 – Publication of all works on the festival website https://festivaluldearte.com/ and the specific article on Facebook for obtaining the public vote, and the judging by the Jury, for each section/category and age group. The Jury will not be influenced by the public vote;

c) June 30, 2022 – Winners announcement.

3.2 The competition period, respectively all the dates mentioned above, may be modified, the organizers of the competition having the obligation to announce in advance on the aforementioned web page any possible changes in the competition regulations.

Article 4 – The Jury of the International Literary Creation Competition

Writer and journalist Florin Dochia (President of the Jury), literary critic Raluca Faraon, and the Director of the Municipal Library Câmpina Liliana Ene.

The biographies of the jury members can be found on the festival website.

The jury will determine, based on a score, the winners of the prizes for each section, category and age group. The decisions of the Jury are unique and final, no appeals are allowed.

Article 5 – Prizes of the The International Literary Creation Competition

5.1 All participants in the contest will receive participation diplomas submitted online upon request. Depending on the number and value of pupils/students in the contest, their mentors will be awarded a Diploma of Excellence.

5.2 Each section may obtain a ”Grand Prize”, depending on the appreciation of the Jury. Each age group of each category will be awarded the First Prize, the Second Prize, the Third Prize and Mentions.

The prizes will consist of:

  • money (Grand Prize);
  • promotion on Facebook;
  • publishing the winners literary works in the magazine ”Revista Nouă” (Grand Prize and 1st Prize) at the decision of Master Florin Dochia;
  • inviting the winners to give recitals at the ”Geo Bogza” House of Culture in Câmpina, Romania. Expenses for transport, accommodation and meals for participation in recitals/exhibitions are not reimbursed.
  • Depending on the interest and availability of the winners, the prizes may also include discounts on the participation fee for the Creative Writing Masterclass organized between July 4-9 with Master Florin Dochia.
  • All winners are invited to register for a Zoom interview in which they can make public their future achievements and projects. The interview will be broadcast on the YouTube channel of the Festival (https://youtube.com/c/Festivaluldearte).

The number of prizes will be decided by the Jury, depending on the artistic value of the competitors.

5.3 All the data mentioned above can be modified, the contest organizers having the obligation to announce in advance on the festival website any possible changes in the contest rules.

5.4 The decisions of the Jury are unique and final, no appeals are allowed.

 

 

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