of the First Borys Hmyria International Singers' Competition
1. APPLICATION PROCEDURE
1.1. The First Borys Hmyria International Singers' Competition
will be held in November, 23-30 in Kyiv and will end with
Gala concert of the Competition Laureates and Prize- Winners
at the National Philarmony of Ukraine.
1.2. Female singers born after January, 1, 1970 to December,
31, 1983 (21- 34 years of age) and male singers born after
January, 1, 1969 to December, 31, 1983 (21-35 years of age)
may take part in the Competition,
1.3. Applications for participation (see an example) must
be submitted to the address of Board of Directors by October,
Board of Directors of the First Borys
Hmyria International Singers' Competition
T. Shevchenko Boulevard, 50- 52, room 706, 719, Kyiv- 32,
Tel/fax: (38 044) 216- 74- 54, 230 -92- 08.
Application delivery date is indicated by the postmark's
dispatch destination. The following documents must be enclosed
to the application:
a) Xerox copy of the passport pages certifying the applicant's
b) Xerox copy of the diploma certifying music education
(for students- studies certificate);
d) two glossy photos for polygraph ( 9x 12);
e) Xerox copy of Laureate's Diplomas of other International
competitions (if there are any);
f) The program of the performances in 3 tours.
1.4. Board of Directors of the First Borys Hmyria International
Singers' Competition is entitled to allow no more than 30
female singers and 30 male singers to participate in the
Competition. Every accepted candidate will get an official
invitation for the participation in the Competition by October,
1.5. No late or incomplete documents will be accepted.
1.6. All corrections to the Applicants' Competition programmes
must be sent by November, 10,2004.
2. COMPETITION PROCEDURE
2.1. Leading music personalities of Ukraine and foreign countries
are invited to the Competition jury. Jury works according
to the "Regulations of the Jury"passed by the Organizing Committee.
2.2. The Competition is held before the audience in three
tours: 2 selectional and 1 final.
Performances procedure is determined by casting lots before
the First tour and kept to theend of the Competition.All works
are performed by heart. Each piece is performed only in one
2.3. No more than half of the First tour participants are
allowed to perform in the Second tour.
Competitioners refused admittance to the Third tour will
get certificates for the participationin the Second tour.
2.4. Performers are graded in First and Second tours by secret
2.5. No more than 12 participants (6 male singers and 6
female singers) are allowed to take part in the Third final
2.6. Jury's decision at all Competition tours is final and
is not subject to discussion.
2.7. Competitioners are entitled to perform at the Competition
with their accompanists. They must include the accompanist's
name in their application form. Board of Directors will provide
performers with the accompanists free of charge for tour performances
and 60 minute rehearsal before each tour.
2.8. Board of Directors has the right for broadcasting of
all Competition tours and final con cert on TV and radio.
Filming, video recording and distribution of the material
without fees to the participants.
2.9. All Laureates and Prize- Winners shall have free of
charge participation in final concerts at the Competition
closing. The repertoire is approved by Board of Directors.
3. FINANCIAL CONDITIONS
3.1. Every registrant is required to pay an enrollment fee
at the place of registration- US $ 50 (hryvna equivalent of
current exchange rate of the Ukraine National Bank at the
moment of registration).Candidates are not allowed to take
part in the tours without paying enrollment fee.
3.2. No documents will be dispatched to the applicants and
no refunds will be made for cancellation of participation.
3.3. Participants and accompanists shall cover their transportation
3.4. Board of Directors shall cover accomodation costs and
day allowance ( 18 hryvna per day) of the participants till
the end of their performance in the Competition and from the
Second tour - their accompanists.
3.5. In case participant's failure at the First and Second
tours registrants may stay to the end of the Competition at
their own expense.
4. PRIZES AND AWARDS
4.1 .The Organizing Committee of the First Borys Hmyria International
Singers Competition institutes the following prizes and awards
for the winners:
Borys Hmyria Grand Prix
US $ 10. 000 (ten thousand
US dollars), Laureate title.
Two First prizes
$ 7. 000 (seven thousand US dollars) each, Gold
medal, (male and female participants) Laureate title
Two Second prizes
$5.000 (five thousand US dollars) each, Silver medal,
(male and female participants) Laureate title.
Two Third prizes
$ 3.000 (three thousand US dollars) each, Bronze
medal,(male and female participants) Laureate title.
US $1.000 (one thousand US dollars).
Prize of the "Borys Hmyria Fund" for the best performance
of Ukrainian folk song from Borys Hmyria's repertoire.
Finalists not awarded with Laureate title will have encouraging
prizes - US $ 1.000 (one thousand
US dollars) each with Prize Winner title ( not
more than 5).
4.2. Jury is entitled:
- not to award all prizes;
- to share prizes between performers ( except Grand Prix
and First Prize).
- to award additional Second or Third prizes if First or
Second prizes were not awarded.
- to award special diplomas to the best accompanists of
the Competition ( not more than 4).
Every accompanist will get encouraging prize - US
$ 500 (five hundred dollars).
4.3. AII prizes are paid in hryvna (current exchange rate
of Ukraine National Bank at the day of prize representation).
Income Tax withholding according to Ukraine Effective Legislation.
4.4. Board of Directors, Jury, nonprofit, social, music,
International organizations, Competition sponsors and some
leading personalities of culture have the right to institute
special prizes and awards to the Competition members. Awarding
procedure is agreed with Board of Directors and jury.
4.5. Board of Directors will organize
tours of the Competition Laureates in Ukraine, first half
of 2005 year.
4.6. In case of contradictions arisen from the Contract conditions
the only right text is Ukrainian.