NORTHERN IRELAND INTERNATIONAL ORGAN COMPETITION RULES AND CONDITIONS

Rules and conditions
Rehearsals will take place in Armagh between Saturday 19 and Monday 21 August. Applicants are requests to keep these dates free.

The competition is administered by the Committee of the Northern Ireland International Organ Competition. The Committee reserves the right to amend the rules as it deems necessary.

The decision of the Jury is final. No correspondence will be entered into. It is possible that prizes may not be awarded if an appropriate standard is not met.

Each competitor may enter one competition category only. The first prize winner in the Senior Category is not eligible to compete in subsequent competitions. However, winners of other sections are eligible to enter classes which they have previously won.

Entries must be accompanied by the full entry fee and no accepted entry fee will be refunded. Payment can only be made by cheque. We regret that we do not have credit card facilities.

Any instructions given by the Committee must be strictly observed.

The competition shall be open for the public to attend and the use of cameras, video cameras and sound recorders during the competition is prohibited.

For the Junior and Intermediate Category:
One copy of each piece must be made available to the Competition Administrator at least 30 minutes before the start of each category. Responsibility for obtaining the necessary permission to copy music rests with the competitor.

For the Senior Category:
We are happy to accept MP3 or mobile recordings for shortlisting, as an option to CD.

Each applicant in this category is required to submit a performance CD not exceeding 10 minutes. It must include a performance of JS Bach and any other work(s) of choice. This CD should be submitted with the Competition Application form and should have your name and pieces clearly marked on it.

If shortlisted, three copies of each piece must be made available to the Competition Administrator no later than one week prior to the competition. Responsibility for obtaining the necessary permission to copy music rests with the competitor.

A playing time of 20 minutes must be strictly observed. Breaches may cause disqualification.

Page turners will be allowed to offer reasonable assistance with registration.

The order of performance will be decided by a draw, conducted by the Committee.

Applications close Friday 28 July 2017 at 2pm

We will be happy to suggest accommodation to all competitors when application forms are received.