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XIVth Inter­nati­o­nal Com­posers Competition Jihlava 2018

 XIVth Inter­nati­o­nal Com­posers Competition Jihlava 2018
Summary:Choral/orchestral competition
Deadline: 30 September 2017
Date Posted: 09 August 2017
Details: Com­pe­ti­tionAims:

The orga­ni­zers set them­sel­ves the task of ini­ti­a­ting and sup­por­ting cre­ation of new works which would be distinctive in com­posi­tion and acces­si­ble for inter­pre­tation and which would be of bene­fit for the reper­toire of non‑professional choirs.


Art. 1

Com­posers without age and/or nati­o­na­lity limi­tation may enter into the com­pe­ti­tion with their com­posi­ti­ons for mixed, women or all-girls and male cho­irs with orchestra accompaniment (instrumentation: strings (8 violins I, 6 violins II, 4 violas, 4 cellos, 2 contrabasses and some or all of these instruments: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, timpani), writ­ten on text of their cho­ice pre­fe­ra­bly in Czech, Slo­vak or Latin lan­gu­age, alter­na­ti­vely in other language.

Texts sub­mit­ted in lan­gu­ages, which use other than Roman alpha­bet should be under­laid with pho­ne­tic transcription in the Roman alpha­bet (inclu­ding the names of the authors both lyrics and music) and accom­pa­nied with arough translation into Czech or English.

Art. 2

The required duration of the composition or cycle is in the range of 15 to 25 minutes.

Art. 3

Each com­poser should enter into the com­pe­ti­tion with only one com­posi­tion that has never been awar­ded in any com­pe­ti­tion nor com­mer­ci­ally published.

Art. 4

Each com­posi­tion should be sent in 4copies (easy legi­ble manuscript, copies the­reof or com­pu­ter prin­touts) to the add­ress: Spo­lec­nost pro FSU, o. s., Lesni 5, 586 03 Jih­lava, Czech Republic.

Note: Demo recor­dings are appreciated.

Art. 5

The com­posi­tion should be sent to the orga­ni­zer of the Com­pe­ti­tion till 30 September 2017 (postage stampdate).

Art. 6

The com­pe­ti­tion is anonymous.

Each com­posi­tion should be mar­ked by code-name/password only. Sheet of paper with the data about the composer (name and add­ress, both mail and e-mail and possi­ble other con­tact data) should be enc­lo­sed in asealed enve­lope mar­ked by the same code-name/password.

Art. 7

The manuscripts, copies and prin­touts shall remain in the possession of the com­pe­ti­tion orga­ni­zers. By ente­ring into the com­pe­ti­tion the author con­firms his/her per­mis­sion with the repro­duction of his/her com­posi­tion for the pur­pose of the poten­tial pre­sen­tation and with possi­ble non-commercial pub­lishing for FSU Jihlava.

Art. 8

Any fai­lure to meet any of the con­di­tion men­ti­o­ned in Articles 1to 7results in the com­posi­tion refusal from the competition.

Art. 9

The orga­ni­zers announce 3main awards:

1st prize CZK 11,000

2nd prize CZK 6,000

3rd prize CZK 3,000

Prize-winning com­posi­ti­ons will be per­for­med at one of following years of FSU Jihlava.

Art. 10

The inter­nati­o­nal jury will eva­luate all accep­ted com­posi­ti­ons. The jury has the right not to award any of the main pri­zes. The jury can recom­mend more com­posi­ti­ons for the pre­sen­tation in the future or, accor­ding to the possibili­ties, to award them with smaller money amount.

Art. 11

The accu­rate and com­plete terms and con­di­ti­ons of the com­pe­ti­tion in Czech and Eng­lish are for your dis­po­sal as well on the web­site of FSU (

or on the web­site of NIPOS ( In the case of any doubt or ambi­guity of their inter­pre­tation the deci­sive ver­sion isCzech.

Art. 12

The result of the com­pe­ti­tion will be offi­ci­ally announ­ced within the 61st FSU Jih­lava, which will be held in May 2018in Jihlava.

Con­tact add­ress: Spo­lec­nost pro FSU, z. s., Lesni 5, 586 03 Jihlava, Czech Republic