General Information and Competition Guidelines
Welcome to the 57th Coupe Mondiale
in Pontarlier, France
Welcome to the 57th Coupe Mondiale in Pontarlier, France
|The CNFA and the City of Pontarlier, France will host the 57th COUPE MONDIALE 2004. The Coupe Mondiale is an INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION FOR ACCORDIONISTS under the auspicies of the Confédération International des Accordéonistes (C.I.A.) founded 1935 in Paris. The C.I.A. is a member of the INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COUNCIL (IMC-UNESCO).|
1. General Conditions for All Categories
The INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION FOR ACCORDION SOLOISTS 2004 (COUPE MONDIALE)
is open to accordionists of all nationalities who comply with the rules.
Competition is offered for accordionists in any of the six categories
1) Coupe Mondiale
2) Junior Coupe Mondiale
3) International Piano Accordion Competition
4) Virtuoso Entertainment Music Competition
5) Junior Virtuoso Entertainment Music Competition
6) International Chamber Music Competition
a. Candidates must be entered through
the CIA voting member organization(s) in their respective countries.
If a candidate is from a country where there is no CIA voting member
organization, prospective candidates are requested to apply directly
to the CIA, subject to acceptance, until such time as a voting member
entity is established in that country.
|2. Entry Forms|
a. On-line Entry Forms: We invite you to submit your entry online. You will find a convenient link from your Coupe Mondiale category to the on-line entry form.
|b. Candidates without access
to the Internet are requested to fill in the official entry form provided
by the General Secretariat. The entry form should be complete and precise,
completed in blockletters or typewriter, and accompanied by a passport
size photograph. Completed entry forms and pictures should be mailed to
the addresses listed below.|
|3. Entry Fees|
| Entry Fees for Candidates
entered by CIA Voting Member Organizations,|
1) Coupe Mondiale - EURO 60.00
2) Junior Coupe Mondiale - EURO 40.00
3) International Piano Accordion Competition - EURO 60.00
4) Virtuoso Entertainment Music Competition - EURO 60.00
5) Junior Virtuoso Entertainment Music Competition - EURO 40.00
6) International Chamber Music Competition - EURO 60.00
The entry form and the entry fee are one unit. The entry fee must be paid at same time as the entry form is submitted online from this site or mailed. The entry fee should be paid by credit card on this site or by bank transfer to:
Bank Account: BANK AUSTRIA No. 662-024-900
IBAN: AT96 1200 0006 6202 4900
Address: Bank Austria
with EURO only or the entry fee must be to the CIA Secretariat in the form of an International bank-cheque payable in EURO. Those remitting money to the CIA Secretariat must add bankcosts of EURO 10,00 for each entry fee. (eg., Total: SENIORS: EURO 70,00 - JUNIORS: EURO 50,00). Entry Fees paid to the CIA bank account must be received no later than 14 days after the entry deadline.
Only candidates from countries without a compatible currency are allowed to pay the entry fee upon arrival at the Coupe Mondiale. This entry fee should be paid to the CIA Treasurer upon registration. Non-paying candidates are not allowed to compete.
|4. Acceptence of Regulations|
|A candidate's entry implies acceptance of regulations, the system of judging and the jury's decision as being final. Entered candidates not arriving or competing without apology will be excluded from subsequent Coupe Mondiales.|
|5. Music For Judges|
|a) Each candidate must provide
at the competition three (3) published copies of his/her Own Choice Music
for the Jury. If the piece is published, published copies must be used.
If unpublished, then manuscript copies are acceptable.
(Note: No music is
required for the adjudicators in the Virtuoso
Entertainment Categories both the Senior and Junior.)|
b) The copies of each piece are to be tied together in a single bundle, each copy clearly labeled with the name and the country of the candidate and handed over to the competition office after arrival.
|There are no restrictions as to make, size or type of accordions used by the candidates, but electronic attachments may not be employed.|
|Contestants are judged in all sections on overall musicianship, including technical proficiency and stylistic understanding of all music performed. THE DECISIONS OF THE JURY ARE FINAL.|
|8a. Time Limit Penalty|
Note to candidates: Completing
the entry form on line or by other means, indicates that the candidate
understands the competition guidelines; please ensure your program meets
the competition guidelines concerning minimum and maximum time limits.
Mark penalties for any failure to follow the maximum or minimum playing
time for each class will be imposed as follows:
Example: The candidate has a playing time of 23:30 minutes in a category with a 20 minute maximum playing time limit.
Therefore this candidate would have a 2 point penalty deducted.
can be arranged with the Coupe Mondiale organizer but is to be paid by
the candidate. There several options of Hotels in and around Pontarlier.
Please see the information page on accommodation.|
If informed early enough, the organizer will make every effort to find accommodations for those family and friends who accompany the candidate; however, the organizer cannot assume accommodation responsibilities for those who accompany the candidate.
|10. Arrival and Departure|
All participants must announce his/her arrival and departure date and times with the entry or registration form. Participants requiring a visa should request an official invitation to obtain a visa when entering the competition.
|11. CIA Competition Rules and Regulations|
|The English language version found on-line at the official CIA Coupe Mondiale website will be the definitive text.|
|12. Closing Date for Entries|
FOR ENTRIES: AUGUST 1, 2004|
Please Note: If you are from a country where a visa is required to enter France (or a transit visa if you are traveling via another country) please send your application sufficiently in advance to allow time for an invitation letter to be sent to you.