2016 GUIDE TO COMPETITIONS

Wilson Center Guitar Competition & Festival
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
Featuring $22,000 in prize money, the Wilson Center Guitar Competition & Festival is open to non-professional competitors of all ages. This annual festival features four separate competitions: Fingerstyle, Classical, Jazz, and Rock/Blues. The fourth annual Festival will take place August 18 to 20, 2016.
MAIN OFFICE
19805 West Capitol Drive
Brookfield, WI 53045
UNITED STATES
wcguitarcompetition@gmail.com
WEBSITE
http://www.wcguitarfest.com
ELIGIBILITY
The Wilson Center Guitar Competition & Festival is open to individuals of all ages. Candidates are required to complete and submit the application form and video(s) by the specified due date. Failure to do so may result in disqualification of the entry. Late or incomplete entries are not considered valid entries. Any form of entry, other than as specified in these rules is prohibited. The organizer will be collecting personal data about participants when they register to enter the competition. By participating in the competition, candidates agree to all terms and conditions. By entering you agree to be bound by these official rules and decisions of the judges, which will be final and binding in all respects.
The Wilson Center Guitar Competition & Festival is open to all non-professional guitarists of all nationalities. A candidate may not be a professional guitarist and may not be signed to any labels and/or professional management.
A professional guitarist is defined as a person who makes a full-time career from guitar related work. Examples of this are teaching guitar lessons (i.e. 30 – 60 students per week), touring full-time with a band, performing session work full-time (i.e. recordings, television, film, commercials, pit orchestras, etc.). If a guitarist only teaches a small number of students, and/or plays non-regular jobs, they would not necessarily be considered a professional guitarist. Anyone enrolled as a fulltime student is considered a non-professional guitarist.
The qualification as a non-professional guitarist will ultimately be at the sole discretion of the Wilson Center Guitar Competition & Festival management.
Employees of the organizer, sponsors, and providers of any prize offered in this competition or any business or entity involved in the development, production, implementation, judging, administration, or fulfillment of this competition, and the immediate family members of any of the above (meaning spouses, parents, siblings, or children living in the same household) are not eligible.
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Strings
DETAILS
Travel Covered? No
Frequency Annual
Cash prizes $10,000 to $50,000
Additional prizes Performances
Jury chair(s) Not provided
Jury size 11 or more
Application deadline May 31, 2016
SEMIFINALS (live rounds)
The semifinal round of the competition will take place Friday, August 19, 2016 at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts located at 19805 West Capitol Drive in Brookfield, WI, USA.
Semi-final rounds will take place in front of a public audience and will be judged by a panel of renowned artists from each genre.
The total amount of performance time for this round cannot exceed 10 minutes in length. The semi-final rounds will be judges by a panel of three judges located behind a screen. You may play material in the semi-final round that was performed in the preliminary round.
For complete repertoire requirements, please see: www.wcguitarfest.com [http://www.wcguitarfest.com]
FINALS (live rounds)
The final round of the competition will take place Saturday, August 20, 2016 at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts located at 19805 W. Capitol Drive in Brookfield, WI, USA.
Final rounds will take place in front of a public audience and will be judged by a panel of renowned artists from each genre.
Final Round – The total amount of time for the final round cannot exceed 15 minutes in length.
For complete repertoire requirements, please see: www.wcguitarfest.com [http://www.wcguitarfest.com]
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed
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