Festival Rules & Regulations


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APPLICATION STAGE INFORMATION
 

• No refunds will be offered other than in cases where the category is cancelled.
• The Festival Management reserve the right to accept or refuse entries at their discretion.
• There will be officially appointed Festival Photographers takings pictures throughout the festival. General photography
by members of the public is prohibited due to child protection laws. Please note that photos taken by the Festival
Photographer may be used for future promotion of the festival.
• The Festival Management reserves the right to limit, cancel or subdivide any class.
• Where there is only one entrant in a class that entrant may be offered the option to withdraw and have the fee returned.
• Individual Entry: You may only enter for each category once.
• Group Entry: You may enter as a member of more than one group for the same category however the group must contain
a majority of different members and cannot essentially be deemed as the same group.
• Pointwork solo applications must have a note of recommendation from the applicant’s teacher.
• Use of microphones is not permitted, for any of the categories.
• The Festival aims to be flexible regarding time limits within reason however should the category have a very strict time
schedule due to high numbers of participants the adjudicator reserves the right to stop a performance after the stated time
limit. The performer/s will not be penalised for this.
• Applicants will be asked to show an ID card/proof of identification and age prior to your presentation in the festival
(copy of birth Certificate/identity card/copy of passport).
• Date of Birth is understood as age on date of performance ie. 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th January 2019.
• Group entry: Age will be taken as the average age of the group (the mean age of the group will be calculated and must fall
within the assigned age bracket).
• Members that are on the list may not be replaced by other members whose names were not submitted with the original
group.
• Kindly attach a copy of your ID Card/Passport/Birth Certificate to your application.

 

PREPARING TO PERFORM
 

• A legible copy of each Own Choice piece, as sheet music, must be provided for both adjudicator and accompanist
in the Classical Singing, Opera and Music categories. Failure to supply music may result in disqualification at the discretion
of the adjudicator.
• Please note the Laws on Copyright which prohibit the unauthorised photocopying of music. The Festival assumes that
anybody using photocopies has the permission of the publisher to do so. The Festival accepts no responsibility for the
arrangement or purchase of sheet music or backing tracks.
• A typed copy of any published dramatic excerpts, poems or presentations should be prepared for the adjudicator.
• High Quality backing tracks or playback music should be emailed to the Festival Team before December 10th 2018.
• Applicants must perform songs/excerpts only from published works (other than devised/original work where relevant)
as the Festival has the relevant PRS license for for such presentation only.
• Own Choice selections and respective costumes must be suitable and appropriate for performance before a mixed audience,
which may include young children.
• Music, Pop and Musical Theatre categories: An accompanist will be provided by the Festival for an additional
€5 OR you may bring your own accompanist.
• Please notify us whether you will be using the Festival Accompanist or your own in your application by ticking the assigned
box and completing the payment of €5 in addition to the assigned fee. If you are using the Festival Accompanist, please
send a copy of your sheet music to the Festival Management by no later than December 10th.
• Classical Singing and Opera categories must sing with an accompanist. An accompanist will be provided by the
Festival for an additional €5 OR you may bring your own accompanist. Please notify us whether you will be using
the Festival Accompanist or your own in your application form.

 

TICKETS AND ENTRANCE
 

• Tickets may be purchased through our website www.themalteseislandsfestival.com. You may also purchase your tickets
at the Spazju Kreattiv reception desk at St. James Cavalier. Tickets are non-refundable.
• Day tickets may be purchased for €8 per ticket.
• Festival tickets may be purchased for €15 for the whole festival.
• Festival Booklets are available for purchase for €5 upon entrance to the Festival.
• Day tickets allow entrance into the Festival events however entrance into the specific performance halls for each categories
will be done on a first-come-first-served basis.
• Late-comers will only be admitted by the Festival Team at a suitable gap in the performances.

 

AUDIENCE
 

• There will be officially appointed Festival Photographers takings pictures throughout the festival. General photography
by members of the public is prohibited due to child protection laws. Please note that photos taken by the
Festival Photographer may be used for future promotion of the festival.
• No eating or drinking inside the performance halls.
• No use of mobile phones during the performance categories – Please ensure phones are switched off or on silent mode
• Late-comers will only be admitted by the Festival Team at a suitable gap in the performances.
• Audience members will be invited to leave at a suitable gap in the performance category should they wish;
however this will be announced by the Festival Steward so as not to disrupt the performers.

 

PARTICIPANTS
 

• Participants may attend any other categories throughout the festival weekend free of charge upon presentation of their
Festival Participant Identification. Entrance to category performance halls will be on a first-come-first-served basis.
• Participants must be appropriately dressed for their respective performance genres.
• Participants must be respectful of others at all times and must be quiet during a performance.
• You will be asked to show an ID card/proof of identification and age prior to your presentation in the festival
(copy of birth Certificate/identity card/copy of passport)
• No eating or drinking inside the performance halls.
• Performers are to come ready dressed in suitable attire.
• Group costumes are expected to be suited to the style of the piece.
• The Festival Team will be circulating the building at all times and shall take all reasonable steps to ensure the safety
of children and young people while attending the Festival. The Festival Management and Team do not directly supervise
public areas at all times. The safety of our patrons is important to us. We request that parents/guardians/carers and teachers
ensure that children or young people under their care are supervised at all times when using the public areas such as toilets,
café, lobby, stairs etc. Concerns in relation to safety should immediately be reported to a member of the Festival Team.

 

ADJUDICATION
 

• The Adjudicator may, at his or her discretion, interrupt the performance if the time limit has been exceeded.
• At no time may the Adjudicator be approached, before, during or after a class to discuss decisions or results.
Please address any complaints in writing to the Festival Management.
• In the event of a single entry being received the entrant may perform and if, in the opinion of the Adjudicator,
the performance has reached the necessary standard of marking, the appropriate prize shall be duly awarded.
• The Adjudicators’ feedback forms may be obtained by the Participants immediately after the category closes
or you may collect from the Festival Management at a later date.

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