1. Eligibility

  1. The competition is open to amateurs only, an amateur meaning one who does not derive the major part of his/ her income as a performer or teacher in the particular area in which he/she has entered.
  2. Age Limit: All competitors must be under the age of 26 on the 7th of September 2020.
  3. Definition of Novice: A student who has not yet reached preliminary level.

2. Music

  1. Definition of Original Student Composition: One that has been composed by the Competitor.
  2. Copy of Sheet Music: The competitor must provide the adjudicator with the copy of the sheet music together with the completed AMCOS (Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society) forms on the day of the competition.  Failure to do so will result in disqualification. 
  3. Level of Difficulty: Submitted pieces/songs do not have to be taken from the AMEB syllabus, but the levels must be equivalent to the AMEB grade for each section. The organisers reserve the right to adjust the level of the entry if necessary.
  4. Use of Photocopies: Photocopies of music which is still in copyright, are illegal and may not be used by competitors, accompanists and any other performers. Using illegal copies will disqualify the competitors. Copies for use by the adjudicator are permitted by AMCOS and must be provided with the sheet music on the day of the competition. Failure to do so will also result in disqualification.
  5. Accompanists: There will be no official accompanist. Competitors must provide their own accompanists who will be responsible for their own original copies of music. Pre-recorded accompaniments or backing are not acceptable.

3. Entries

  1. Entry forms must be received before the 9th August 2020. Late entries will not be accepted.
  2. If there are insufficient entries in any section, the section will be cancelled and entry fees returned. No other refunds will be made.
  3. The Organising Committee reserves the right to reject any entry without assigning any reason for so doing.
  4. The decision of the Organising Committee in all questions and disputes arising out of, or not provided for in these rules and regulations, shall be final. All entries received are subject to this proviso and shall not be subject to any appeal at law. Complaints should be directed to the Association’s office and not to any individual.

4. Competition Sessions

  1. Order of Competing: The order in which competitors shall compete will be drawn up after the closing of entries and shall be as printed in the official programme. If not present when called up, competitors forfeit their right to compete.  
  2. Programme Alterations: Competitors must arrive at the time stated on the competitor’s attendance notice and should be prepared to perform from this time. The organisers will adhere as closely as possible to the programme as printed, but serve the right to amend if necessary. The Organising Committee regrets any inconvenience caused by unforeseen delays. 
  3. Admission: Competitors, accompanists and one accompanying adult will be admitted free of charge for the section in which they are competing. There will be a small charge for programme booklets.
  4. Etiquette: Silence must be observed during performances. No entry to or exit from the auditorium will be permitted during a performance. Competitors are required to remain for the duration of the section. Failure to comply may result in disqualification. 
  5. Time Limits: Time limits must be strictly adhered to. Failure to observe this regulation could result in disqualification.
  6. Recording of Performance: Due to copyright issues the recording of any performance is forbidden. Flash photography is distracting to a performance; please use your discretion when taking photos of your own children. Photographing other performers is not permitted.
  7. Adjudication: On no account may competitors or teachers talk to the adjudicator during the course of a session. Failure to observe this regulation could result in the disqualification of the competitor. The adjudicator’s decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

5. Awards

  1. Awards: If there are three or fewer competitors in a section, the adjudicator is authorized to use discretion concerning awards. The adjudicator has the right to withhold an award in any section where sufficient merit has not been displayed. 
  2. Duet Award: The Duet Award will be split between the two performers. 
  3. The adjudicator’s decision will be final. All prizes will be awarded at the adjudicator’s discretion. No correspondence will be entered into.
  4. Winners’ Concert: The Organising Committee has the right to call on award winners to perform at the Winners’ Concert on Sunday 20th September at Zenith Auditorium, Claremont commencing at 3:00pm. Performers are expected to make themselves available. 

6. Liability

  1. The West Australian Music Teachers’ Association (Inc) accepts no responsibility for public liability.
  2. The West Australian Music Teachers’ Association (Inc) accepts no responsibility for damage or loss of personal property of persons attending the competition.

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