We invite talented young people to participate in the competitions of the SILVER NECKLACE spiritual heritage project.

In the cool haze of the northern lands, one can see the fellings of wooden churches, the golden spiers of the imperial palaces, the oak doors of museums that have carefully preserved the relics of the north for the descendants.

Bordered with a silver necklace, the cities that once stood on the Novgorod land, and now become an adornment of the Arkhangelsk, Murmansk, Pskov, Vologda and other regions, will greet you with unique monuments of history and culture, carry you into their world of traditions and rituals with a recognizable, only inherent "accent" ...

The contests united in the SILVER NECKLACE project will be held in the most beautiful cities of the North-West. Ancient historical settlements, be it Pskov, Vyborg, Arkhangelsk or Veliky Novgorod, meet talented, original, enthusiastic, modern and thirsty young people!

In the participant's package: an official diploma and an appreciation letter for the teacher.


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We invite you to participate in the competition of the "SILVER NECKLACE. PETROZAVODSK" project!

The Republic of Karelia is one of the most distinctive regions of the Russian North, with its unique culture and traditions. The nature of Karelia fascinates and inspires, whether it be the idyllic landscapes of the Valaam island or the Kizhi island with ancient wooden temples against the backdrop of the pacifying union of water and forests.

Fyodor Tyutchev and Nikolai Leskov became guests of the republic, Ivan Shishkin and Arkhip Kuindzhi painted canvases on Valaam, composers Pyotr Tchaikovsky and Alexander Glazunov also visited here. Even Alexander-Dumas the Elder admired the beauty of Karelia, who visited the republic during his trip to the Russian Empire.

The expert council of the project includes leading figures of culture and arts. Among them are teachers of legendary creative universities, holders of state awards, members of creative unions and artels. A complete list of experts is available in the Regulations.

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19 October 2021 year - 29 October 2021 year


Preservation and development of multinational culture traditions; The identification and full support of the most talented and promising children and young people in the field of the arts; Attracting Orphanages, children with disabilities to the creativity of pupils; Experience exchange between collectives, mentors and teachers, support of permanent creative contacts between them, their unification in the framework of the festival movement; Increase of professional skills of heads of collectives and teachers (holding seminars, round tables and master classes); Attracting attention from state, international, commercial and public organizations to the problems of creative teams and performers; Coverage of the creativity of children and youth in the media. 

I. DANCE CREATIVITY (solo, duets, small forms (3-7 persons), ensembles): classical dance (including excerpts from ballets), ballroom dance and sports ballroom dance, folk dance (ethnic, folk, characteristic), folk dance in modern processing, world nations dances, children's dance, variety dance (including step, disco, show group), dance theater, dance show, free plastic, modern (jazz, jazz-modern, contemporary, neoclassic), club dance (salsa, bachata, merengue, rueda, hustle, Argentine tango, etc.), street dance (break dance, hip-hop, house, popping, jazz funk, electric boogie, etc.), oriental belly dance (tribal, belly dance).
II. VOCAL CREATIVITY (solo, duets, trios, ensembles, choirs): academic, folk, pop, jazz, choral, show groups.
III. INSTRUMENTAL CREATIVITY (solo and duets on various instruments, ensembles, orchestras): classical, variety, folk, jazz, accompaniment, teacher-soloist.
IV. COMPETITION OF YOUNG COMPOSERS AND BARDS. Purpose: to get acquainted with new trends and ways in art, to identify new talented composers, poets, and to promote their creativity.
V. THEATRICAL CREATIVITY: miniature, an excerpt from a play, a musical, artistic reading, a conference, an actor's song, a puppet theater, a music theater, a fashion theater.
VI. CIRCUS ART. ORIGINAL GENRE: acrobatic etude, air-sports equilibration, cheerleading, majorettes and drummers, eccentric, etc.
VII. FINE ARTS: painting, graphics, photography.
VIII. EXHIBITION OF APPLIED ART: sculpture of small forms in the interior, academic sculpture, jewelry art, sculptural and jewelry techniques (metal-plastic, cut-through metal, diffusion, hand-forging, casting, chasing, bone carving), costume design, graphic design, cold and hot batik, free painting, heel and print, tapestry, remix creativity, collage, quilt, art felt, textile doll, hand-made paper, linocut, lithography, woodcut, etching, incisal engraving, etc.
IX. COMPETITION IN COSTUME: historical costume, national costume, theatrical costume, stage costume, model.
X. DEBUT. The first performance on the stage. A creative performance for any of the above categories is presented. Children are allowed to participate for 4-8 years.

Up to 6 years; from 7 to 8 years; from 9 to 10 years; from 11 to 12 years; from 13 to 15 years; from 16 to 18; from 19 to 25 years; over 25 years old; mixed group.

In the team of each age category, no more than 30% of participants younger or older than the specified age range are allowed. For example, in a team declared in the age category of 9-10 years, up to 30% of the composition may be less than 9 years old or over 10 years old.

1. Only video recordings of a live performance filmed on stage on a static camera (without editing elements, gluing frames, overlaying audio tracks) are allowed for the competition.
2. One performance - one video
3. It is not allowed to stop the video camera during the recording of the performance.
4. Filming must be no more than 2 years old.
5. Video recordings of low quality, incl. records with a resolution of less than 720 pixels are not allowed to participate.
6. The video recordings of the nomination participants must show the hands, feet and faces of the contestants.

The competition performance must be published by the participant ONLY on the website https://www.youtube.com/ or https://www.vimeo.com/ and have open access (publication of the number on social networks is not allowed). Placement on Vimeo is also allowed.

The publication of material on other resources may lead to errors (closed profile in social networks, expiration of the material storage period, etc.) and incorrect display of data, which may lead to inadmissibility to the competition, the responsibility for which lies with the participant.

The only exceptions are works sent in the nominations "Decorative and Applied Art", "Fine Art". Materials in these categories must be placed in the online storage: file hosting, Yandex Drive, Google Drive, Cloud Mail and others.

To submit applications in the genre "Dance Creativity", you must provide material that meets the following requirements:
- the video shows only the competitive performance of the artists (recording of the entire concert is not allowed);
- shooting must be done in color mode;
- the competitive performance must be recorded on stage in the stage costumes provided for by the number (performances on the street, in the gym / without costumes significantly reduce the imagery of the performance and affect the assessment of the performance);
- the description of the competition number in the application must necessarily contain the name of the number, musical accompaniment, name of the head.

By sending a link to the video, the participant automatically confirms his consent to the use of the material by third parties (organizers, jury members, other participants in the competition), as well as to post the video on the organizer's website. The participant is responsible for the correctness of the materials provided and their descriptions. Materials that do not meet the competition requirements can be removed from the competition by the organizing committee.

Each participant presents a program of performances consisting of one or two diverse works with a total duration of up to 8 minutes. In the nomination "Theater Creativity" the collectives represent an excerpt from the play with a total duration of up to 10 minutes. The time of the performance can be extended to 15 minutes (with preliminary coordination with the organizing committee of the festival and the availability of a time reserve on the competition site). Soloists and duets of nominations "Variety Vocal", "Dance Creativity" and "Artistic Word" represent one work with a total duration of up to 5 minutes. The competitive performance of participants of the nomination "Conference" consists of two outputs (all necessary information for preparation will be sent by the organizing committee of the festival). Soloists and duets of the nomination "Instrumental Creativity", "Academic Vocal", "Folk Vocal", "Competition of Young Composers and Bards" represent one or two diverse works with a total duration of up to 7 minutes. The duration of the show in the nomination "Costume Competition" is 2 minutes. Participants in the "Debut" nomination must show one creative performance with a total duration of up to 3 minutes.

Participants in the nominations "Fine Arts" and "Exhibition of Applied Arts" submit to the competition 2-4 photographs of authorship in JPG format (the total size of files should not exceed 3 MB).

If the specified requirements and timing are not met, the jury has the right to remove the team (soloist) from participating in the competition.

Each team, participant of the competition can take part in any number of nominations.

The expert council headed by the chairman is formed and approved by the organizing committee of the competition from well-known artists, teachers of prestigious universities, directors, leaders of creative teams, cultural and art workers.

Competitive performances of participants are evaluated according to generally accepted criteria: technical mastery (according to nomination and age), artistry, complexity of repertoire, creation of artistic image, etc. 

The winners are determined in accordance with the decision of the jury, based on the points reflected in the protocols. The jury's decision is final and not subject to appeal, change.

The winners of the competition and holders of special prizes among the participants will be revealed 15 days after the end of the acceptance of applications for the competition.

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Diplomas indicating the awarded degree and nominal reviews for competitive works are formed in turn according to the competition lists and will be sent to ALL participants in the competition within 7 days from the date of the announcement of the winners of the competition.

All collectives, participants in the festival competition, and soloists are awarded memorable  diplomas. In each nomination and age category, the titles of Laureate I, II, III degrees, as well as the titles of Diplomant I, II III degrees are conferred. Soloists, holders of the Grand Prix, are awarded a free trip to one of the contest-festivals in Europe or Russia; Collectives, owners of the Grand Prix, receive a certificate approved by the certificate, which can be used to travel to one of the festival-competitions in Europe or in Russia. The amount of the grant is used at a time, solely for payment not more than 50% of the cost of the trip. Special diplomas and titles were also established: "Best choreographer", "Best accompanist", "Diploma for Artistry", "Diploma for the youngest participant", "Best teacher", "For the preservation of national cultural traditions".

The cost of participation in the project can be changed by the organizer unilaterally, while all artists who submitted applications before the price change are exempted from any additional payments in favor of the organizer.

Contestants with health limitations, disabled people, children from orphanages and boarding schools, children from large families are admitted on preferential terms with supporting documents.

Diploma, personal review on work, as well as an appreciation letter are provided to the participants in electronic form.

To participate in the competition, you must fill out an application and pay the registration fee.

You can apply only via official website. After filling out the application form and clicking the "Send and Pay" button, the participant will automatically be redirected to the page for payment of the registration fee. Payment is made by credit card on the site instantly.

After the payment is made, the payer will receive 2 letters to the email address specified during registration:

1. Letter notifying that the application has been accepted. Use this letter for further communication with the organizing committee.

2. A letter with a receipt stating the payment you made.


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