Terms and Conditions

International competition for composers and performers.

General rules

Art. 1 – sponsoring organization
The 2Arts section of Open Artelier is holding the first edition of OPERA PRIMA International Competition.
The sponsoring organization is Studio Logico srl with headquarters in Viale Michelangelo 123, Palazzo di Assisi, Perugia (Italy), hereafter indicated as “organizer” for the sake of brevity. For any further information please contact our office through the following email address: info@openartelier.com (in English or Italian)

Art. 2 – goals
The aim of this competition is to promote cooperation and unity among different forms of art, namely between unpublished musical works and visual artworks.
The competition is open to all artists and musicians, from Italy and any other country, without age limit. No academic qualifications or recognized artistic activity are required.

Art. 3 – participants
In the general rules, the participants in the competition are indicated as “Authors”.

Art. 4 – sections
The competition is divided into 2 sections:
Sect. A – Music Group or Soloist
Sect. B – Composers

Each Author can choose to participate in one or both sections of the competition, by submitting one distinct composition for every section. In order to participate to both sections, the Author has to take two different subscriptions. The Authors of both sections A and B can choose among the following music genres: Jazz, Rock, Electronic/Electroacoustic, Modern contemporary.

Art. 5 – matching
The Organizer of the competition provides a list of artworks (that can be seen in the section of the website dedicated to the subscription) with which the Author of Sect. A or Sect. B chooses to match his/her own composition.

Art. 6 – subscription details
How to apply for the competition in three steps:
1. Registration: the registration form is available from the 15th February 2021 on the website www.openartelier.it. This first step does not entail any cost for the Author, as it is meant to be a tool for the organizer to register the artworks and compositions and to prepare the assets necessary for the implementation of the competition. Every Author will have a reserved area to manage his/her own participation. If the Author does not go beyond this first step, he/she is automatically non admitted to the competition.
2. Subscription: after the registration, the Author can subscribe to the competition from 15th February to 30th September 2021. The Author will therefore access his/her reserved area and follow the directions of the process in order to subscribe to the Section of his/her choice. The registration is considered valid with the online payment of the registration fee.
3. Submission of the material: after the subscription, the Author will send the material via the UPLOAD provided on the website, before and no later than the 30th October 2021. During this step the Author will add his/her own “MOTTO”. In order to maintain anonymity, the uploaded material cannot be signed and has to be free of any element or detail that allows to identify the Author (under penalty of exclusion from the competition). The musical scores will only show the MOTTO instead of the title. The (audio and photo) files will have to be named after the MOTTO.

Art. 7 – rules of the sections
The sections are ruled as follows:

Sect. A – Music Group or Soloist
There are no limits on the group formation; a single person can participate as a soloist (namely, a single performer with unlimited choice of musical instruments). The music genre has to belong to the following list: Jazz, Rock, Electronic/Electroacoustic/Acousmatic, Contemporary Music (without any aesthetic limits).
Subscription to the Competition before the 30th September 2021 by means of the payment of the registration fee (35 €).
Submission of the material (UPLOAD) before and no later than 12 pm (midnight) of the 30th October 2021.
- The material to be submitted (UPLOAD) through the uploading form has to be as follows:
– one copy of the audio WAV or AIFF file (44.100 Hz/ 16 bit);
– one photo of the group;
– names of the authors and members of the group.
– The maximum duration of the music amounts to 8 minutes. Compositions exceeding this duration will not be taken into consideration
– The winner will be granted € 500.00 as a fee for his/her artistic contribution;
– Finalists may be invited to participate to events organized by OA.
– Management of Copyright: “A“ license

Sect. B – Composers
In order to participate, the composer has to choose one of the specific music genres listed below.

Jazz
– Instrumentation:
– Drum
– Double Bass / El. Bass
– Piano / Synthesizer
– El. Guitar
– Sax
– Trumpet
– Voice
– The Author can freely use all combinations of the above list, from a single instrument to the whole instrumentation;
– Music scores using a different instrumentation from the one listed above will not be accepted and automatically excluded from the competition;
– The duration of the music piece cannot exceed 8 minutes, under penalty of exclusion from the competition;
– The (UPLOAD) PDF of the music score has to be submitted as stated in the general rules, and the mp3 audio file has to be named as stated in art. 6 comma 3.

PopRock
– Instrumentation:
– Drum
– Double Bass / El. Bass
– Piano / Synthesizer
– El. Guitar 1
– El. Guitar 2
– Voice
– Possible electronic insertions in a sequence that have to be submitted with the score of the composition
– The Author can freely use all combinations of the above list, from a single instrument to the whole instrumentation;
– Music scores using a different instrumentation from the one listed above will not be accepted and thus automatically excluded from the competition;
– The duration of the music piece cannot exceed 8 minutes, under penalty of exclusion from the competition;
– The (UPLOAD) PDF of the music score has to be submitted as stated in the general rules, and the mp3 audio file has to be named as stated in art. 6 comma 3.

Electronic / Electroacoustic/Acousmatic
– Instrumentation:
– Free electronic with the possibility of adding objects, instruments and voices at will.
– The duration of the music piece cannot exceed 8 minutes (8’00’’), under penalty of exclusion from the competition;
– The WAV or AIFF audio file (44.100 or 48.000 Hz / 16 or 24 bit – that has to be shown on the upload format) , as well as the possible PDF of the music score or of the project have to be submitted as stated in art. 6 comma 3 of the general rules;
– The Author has to specify the software that has been used for the sound processing, the mixing, etc (i.e.: Logic, Protools, Audiosculpt, Max/Msp…)

Contemporary Music
– Instrumentation:
– 4-voice choir, a cappella or with Piano accompaniment;
– The Author can freely use the above instrumentation, with free combination of voice types, i.e. mixed choir, male, female, SATB, SA, TB, SAT, ATB, etc; (each section can be deviden into a maximum of 2 parts);
– Music scores using a different instrumentation from the one listed above will not be accepted and automatically excluded from the competition;
– The duration of the music piece cannot exceed 8 minutes (8’00’’), under penalty of exclusion from the competition;
– The (UPLOAD) PDF of the music score has to be submitted as stated in the general rules, and the mp3 audio file has to be named as stated in art. 6 comma 3.

General rules for Section B
Subscription to the competition before the 30th September 2021 via the payment of the registration fee (30 €);
Submission of the material (UPLOAD) before and no later than 12 pm (midnight) of the 30th October 2021;
– 2 finalists for each music genre will compete for the final prize;
– The winner will be granted € 500.00 as a fee for his/her artistic contribution to the matching artwork;
– All finalists will receive a certificate of attendance;
– The Committee may grant honorable mentions for the works deemed as particularly worthy;
– Management of Copyright: “A“ license
– Finalists may be invited to participate to events organized by Open Artelier.

Art. 8 – committee
Each section has its own jury, whose evaluation of the works is unquestionable and irrevocable.
The works are always judged anonymously. The judging committee will not have any reference within the system that may allow to identify the Author of any work.
The committee reserves the right not to assign the prize whenever none of the finalist participants is deemed worthy of the awards.
The committee reserves the right not to utilize the submitted materials whenever they do not meet the necessary requirements, as stated in the general rules of each section.
The committee’s evaluations will be published on the website www.openartelier.it (.com)

Art. 9 – copyright of the works participating in the competition
The works to be presented have to be created by the Author, who is due to certify its creation. All the works that have been submitted in order to participate to the competition are acquired by the organizer. All the sent documents and folders will stay in the archives of the organizer, and nothing will be returned.
Whenever the Author is linked exclusively to a publishing company, gallery or any legal entity other than the organizer of the competition, the Author undertakes with his/her subscription to transfer all commercial rights of the submitted works.
In the general rules of each section the copyright transfer conditions are listed.
Any possible TV filming and reproductions, radio broadcasts or recordings are authorized by the Author without any charge for the organizer.
Management of Copyright: “B” license.

Art. 10 – publishing and exhibiting modes
The prizes are awarded by the end of November 2021. The Committee is entitled to report highly deserving works and assign a special prize of € 300.00 to one of them.
Every winning work will be published through the networks and media implemented by the organizer.

Art. 11 – competent court
In case of any disputes, the competent place of jurisdiction is the court of Perugia.

The Committee

For each section of the competition a Committee is formed to evaluate the submitted works.
The evaluation takes place on line. The commissioner finds the list of the works to be evaluated in the private area of OA’s website. The Secretariat will provide the credentials to access the system to each commissioner.
Each section may use one or more evaluation criteria.
The commissioner will value each criterion from 1 to 10 for every single examined work.
Each commissioner will have a specific number of works to evaluate. The evaluation shall take place within a specified period, defined with the Secretariat, according to the total number of works under evaluation.
The Author of the visual work matching with the work to be evaluated may express an assessment based on a single criterion.

Evaluation criteria:
Criterion of composition (performing technique for Section A or technique of composition for Section B)
Aesthetic criterion
Emotional criterion

The Author receiving the highest evaluation score will be considered the winner.
In case of more Authors sharing the same result, the Committee may decide to divide the prize among several Authors.
The Authors are anonymous till the end of the evaluation.
The final list of the resulting evaluations will be published in the project’s site after the evaluations have ended.

Special measures
The Committee may convene in a single extraordinary session ( that will be held online before the date specified in the invitation) to hold an extraordinary vote, whenever the final results may show several winners, or in order to identify particularly worthy works.

Terms of participation
The Commissioner is granted an attendance fee for the evaluation of the works.

Evaluation times
The works are due to be evaluated at the end of the competition (October 2021).
The Commissioner is invited to evaluate the works from the month of October 2021, in order to identify the total number of works to be evaluated. Before the month of November 2021 all the evaluations have to be concluded.

License Management

The work is always presented with the Author’s reference.
The transfer of the commercial rights to the publisher is ruled as follows:
A = The Author transfers 100% of the rights to the Organizer.
B = The Author transfers to the Organizer a specific percentage previously agreed with the Organizer.
C = The Author maintains the rights (the Organizer is entitled to the use of the submitted material for publishing aims, as stated in 2Arts project, or for advertising purposes, without payment of compensation).

International competition for composers and performers.

Open Artelier – 2Arts

Contact Info
Studio Logico S.r.l.
Viale Michelangelo, 123
06081 – Palazzo di Assisi (PG)
assistenza@studiologico.com