Terms and Rules

Before submitting your applications and any sub-competition and main competition, final competition, any form or product orders on our website, please read all rules and regulations. By submitting the application form, the candidates or their parents or legal guardians understand and accept these requirements, rules and regulations.

All competitions on our website are held by online video submission eg. through YouTube upload. Applications from musicians who are under the age of 18 must be filled and submitted by a parent or legal guardian.

Candidates can choose to enter into more than one category / sub-competition if they wish. If they do, candidates will need to submit additional application forms. Applicants will need to pay for each category in each sub-competition the candidate enters into. 

Candidates can submit separate videos for different pieces.

 

Jury members who are currently teaching or have taught a candidate in the past two years must refrain from assessing their performance(s).

All candidates of the seasonal competitions will receive an official certificate in digital format, ready for printing. Only the Prize/Award winners are qualified to order the paper certificate and medal, which is at an additional cost. 

The international jury’s decisions are final and not to be discussed. The individual jury’s votes, marks and opinions are strictly confidential and will not be published.

 

Depending on candidates' instruments/voice type/categories/ages, the competition committee will decide and send their videos to different portions of judges, from the published seasonal jury members. Marks will be given based on the quality of the candidates' overall performance and musicianship.   

Jury panel will give each candidate’s performance a mark out of 100. An average mark of 90-100 will be awarded the First Prizes; An average mark of 80-89 will be awarded the Second Prizes; An average mark of 70-79 will be awarded Third Prizes. An average mark of 65-69 will be honourably mentioned. An average mark of under 65 will not be awarded a prize. There is no limited number for the prize winners.

Special Prizes are awarded to those candidates who have shown a special and unique side of themselves in their video performance.

First Prize Winners will receive a qualification ticket, which can be, and can only be used to freely participate in the Final Grand Prix online.

​The application fee is non-refundable. 

Applicants must submit the video before the deadline. If the applicant is willing to change the video, he/she must send a clear email request with one video link before the application deadline. Any irresolute instructions, indecisive, misleading information may cause the applications refused.

Instrumentalists other than the piano can send their performances with or without accompaniment. In the case of having accompaniment in the video, the accompanist will not be judged. Only the contestant’s performance will be judged and scored by the jury members.

The competition video submitted must contain the exact pieces for the chosen category. Submitting a long video and specifically ask to use part of it for the competition is not allowed. Doing this may cause the applications refused.

The international jury’s decisions are final and not to be discussed. The individual jury’s votes, marks and opinions are strictly confidential and will not be published. 

 

If the application fee has been refused, or charged back, in any case, the application will be considered as cancelled, and any previously submitted applications will be withdrawn automatically. ​

By participating in all events hosted by European Classical Music Award, service provided by World Musicians League Ltd UK, (include but not limited to sub-competitions, member competitions, concert events) the applicant grants us all rights to use and publish the candidate's name, likeness, recordings, and other material in accordance with the Competition needs (promotion, social media, etc.) with no expectation of payment.

 

Each candidate is responsible for copyright/ownership of the audio/video/photo they submit to Music Competitions on our website.

During the application process, the Competition collects necessary personal data from the application form, this data being necessary for the various procedures of the Competition. The data is held on a secure database and only the following information is made public: family name, first name, biography, photographs. The unpublished information is not shared with third parties. Competitors have a right to view their data, and they can request, in writing, to have their data amended or refuse permission for its use once the Competition has ended.

We reserve the right to change the conditions from time to time, and your continued use of the Website (or any part thereof) following such change shall be deemed to be your acceptance of such change. It is your responsibility to check regularly to determine whether the Conditions have been changed. If you do not agree to any change to the Conditions then you must immediately stop using the Website.

To the fullest extent permitted by law, we hereby exclude and shall not have any liability to any entrant or prize winner in connection with or arising out of any Competition howsoever caused, including for any costs, expenses, forfeited prizes, damages and other liabilities.

European Classical Music Awards reserves the right of exclusion of the publication from the competition record and history in case of damage to the reputation of its brand.​

We will take no responsibility for the Prize awarded after delivery. There is no insurance, tax, or warranty that comes with the Prizes and we cannot be held responsible for the Prize or any costs it incurs once handed over to the Winner. We are not responsible for paying the bank transaction fee for the Cash Awards.

All physical prizes and free gifts are non-exchangeable, non-transferable and no cash alternatives will be offered.

 

It is your responsibility to ensure that the delivery address you give us is correct and accurate and that there is somebody to sign for and take delivery of the goods from the delivery service used. If the prize is returned to us because the courier, or you provided inaccurate address, or postal service could not complete the delivery to you for whatever reason, then you will be responsible for the redelivery costs.

 

It is your responsibility to check and understand the product details and safety notice provided on the product pages before placing the orders. The weights, measurements, sizes dimensions and capacities shown on the Site are provided as a best estimate only variations in the manufacturing processes, your monitor settings and your computer hardware may affect the fabrics and designs of the Products meaning that Products delivered may have minor differences in appearance to how they are displayed and described on the Site.

 

Be aware that: the colours which are shown on the Site will depend on many factors – including your computer display settings; and we cannot guarantee that your monitor's display of any colour will accurately reflect the colour of the products on delivery and/or receipt. The weights, measurements, sizes dimensions and capacities shown on the Site are provided as a best estimate only variations in the manufacturing processes, your monitor settings and your computer hardware may affect the fabrics and designs of the Products meaning that Products delivered may have minor differences in appearance to how they are displayed and described on the Site.​​

All Products are subject to availability - we may not be able to supply your order.​

We will deliver the goods ordered by you to the address you give us for delivery at the time you make your order. It is your responsibility to ensure that the delivery address you give us is correct and accurate and that there is somebody to sign for and take delivery of the goods from the delivery service used. If your order is returned to us because the courier or you provided inaccurate address, or postal service could not complete the delivery to you for whatever reason, then you will be responsible for the redelivery costs.

 

All orders within the UK are delivered using a registered courier. International orders are delivered by Royal Mail International Service. We cannot be held responsible for any delays once the goods have left us and are in possession of the courier. We are unable to guarantee the delivery time will not be affected by unforeseen issues affecting our carrier. Under these circumstances, we do not issue any form of compensation. 

You will become the owner of the goods you have ordered when they have been dispatched to you. Once goods have been delivered to you they will be held at your own risk and we will not be liable for their loss or destruction.

We make no promise that materials on our website are appropriate or available for use in locations outside the United Kingdom, and accessing the website from territories where its contents are illegal or unlawful is prohibited. If you choose to access this site from locations outside the United Kingdom, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.

For customized physical item orders, returns and exchanges are not acceptable. For non-customized physical item orders, if you are not completely satisfied with your order for any reason, you have the right to return them within 14 working days, which commence from the date of delivery, for credit or refund. It is your responsibility to return goods in their original pristine condition and packaging. Any costs incurred by you in returning your goods shall be your responsibility unless previously agreed by ourselves.

When ordering products for delivery outside of mainland UK you may be subject to import duties and taxes, which are levied once the package reaches the specified destination. Any additional charges for customs clearance must be borne by you; we have no control over these charges. Customs policies vary widely from country to country, so you should contact your local customs office for further information.​

 

European Classical Music Awards reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change, modify, add or delete any part of these Terms at any time without further notice to you. We recommends that you revisit these Terms regularly to keep informed of the current Terms that apply to your use of the Website and the delivery of your products. Your continued access and use of the Website after any changes or updates constitutes your acceptance of the new Terms. It is your responsibility to regularly check the Website and determine if there have been any changes to these Terms. World Musicians League, DBA European Classical Music Awards, kemp house 160 city road London UK ec1v 2nx.