II International Musical Composition Competition
Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Carlos
(San Carlos Royal Academy of Fine Arts)
1. The call is open to composers of any nationality, without age limit. Each composer may submit only one work. The work must be the individual composer’s original creation and must be unpublished, not the result of a paid commission, and not awarded in any other competition. The work should not have been previously performed in any concert or public event, either wholly or even in part (should it have different parts), nor with the present title or with any other it may have, and should have not been broadcasted by any medium whatsoever.
2. The works must be written for flute (or alternatively flute-piccolo, and G-flute), viola and harp (with no electroacoustic resources). The duration of the compositions should be between minimum 12 minutes and maximum 20 minutes. Works of any other duration will be disqualified.
3. Three copies of the general score will be submitted together with a set of materials (part scores for flute, viola and harp) appropriately prepared for the work to be preformed out of them with no reading problems. The scores and materials should be tape bound documents, clearly legible.
4. In order to safeguard anonymity of the composer, the works must be submitted with a title and motto chosen by the author as only identifying details. Accompanying the score and materials, an envelope should be submitted with the title and motto of the work as external identification. The envelope must contain: full name, address, e-mail address, contact telephone number, a photocopy of his/her D.N.I. (identity card) or passport and the author’s brief bio. It must also include a declaration signed by the author stating that the work is his/her original creation, is an unpublished work, is not a commissioned paid work, has not received any award in any other competition, has not been previously performed in any concert or public event, nor wholly or even in part (should it have different parts), nor with the present title or any other it may have, and should have not been broadcasted by any medium whatsoever.
In the event that, after the work is sent for the competition, and before the final decision of the jury, the work is a winner in another competition, the participant should immediately inform the Real Academia of this fact, as far as this would automatically invalidate its participation in the contest. Participants that do not respect the anonymity will be excluded.
5. The period for the submission of works shall commence on the day of the publication of these rules in the Website and close on 18 November 2016, inclusive. Documents should be sent with acknowledgement of delivery or by registered mail to the following address:
II Concurso Internacional de Composición Musical Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Carlos
C/ San Pío V, 9 – 46010 Valencia. España
In case of submission by registered mail, the postmark date will be taken as the official delivery date. Works not strictly adhering to the submission deadline will be disqualified.
6. A single prize of 4.000 euros subject to current tax retention is to be awarded. The jury may, unanimously, not award the Prize, whenever the quality of the works submitted is not estimated as sufficient.
7. The jury will be appointed on a proposal by the Music section of the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Carlos and approved by the Board of Directors of the Real Academia. The jury’s decision will be final. The jury’s decision will be published on December 14th. 2016. Only the name of the award-winning composer will be made public and he/she will be immediately informed of this Decision. The original score shall be retained by the Academia. Other participants may learn the outcome of this competition through the website of the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Carlos:
8. The world premiere of the winning work will take place during year 2017 at the conference hall of the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Carlos, that retains the right to choose the performers that will offer its first interpretation.
9. The author of the winning work commits him/herself compulsorily to state in all advertising, as well as in any recordings, editions and programs including the interpretation of such work, the following sentence: Award-winner of the II International Musical Composition Competition of the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Carlos
10. Non-awarded works will be returned, upon request, until January 31st., 2017. After this deadline, the Royal Academy accepts no responsibility on the custody and safekeeping of such scores.
11. Intellectual property rights remain solely with the author of the work.
12. Should the work include musical fragments or texts which copyright ownership belongs to another person (unless made in a quote form, in conformity with Article 32 of the Spanish Intellectual Property Rights Act), such fragments or texts should be stated in the score and the materials, and they should provide evidence of the corresponding licenses. In all cases, it would be the sole responsibility of the authors.
13. The Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Carlos is exempt from any liability deriving from plagiarism or any other breach of the current legislation on the subject of intellectual property in Spain, in which the authors may incur, as the case may be, with their works. Neither shall the Academy be liable for any material damaged or lost during the shipping.
14. Participation in this competition implies the unconditioned acceptance of the present Rules and the final decision of the jury. The interpretation of these Rules shall fall within the exclusive competence of the Jury.
15. If, for any reason, this Contest is not capable of running as planned due to unforeseen circumstances, no appeal will be allowed.
16. The official drafting the rules will be the Spanish text for all legal purposes. The rules will be provided in several languages, but any disagreements arising out of them will be settled based on the Spanish version of the text.