- July, 8 (2022): openning of the period to present the works.
- November, 15 (2022): deadline of the period to present the works.
- December, 2 (2022): publication of the finalist works.
- January, 28 (2023): interpretation of the finalist by choir of the Federation of Choirs of Granada and proclamation of the winning works of each modality at the end of the act.
Everyone, regardless of their age or musical career, will be able to participate because only the quality of the work presented and its suitabillity for amateur choirs will be considered.
- A) Original work based on a poem in spanish: the composition should be a cappella, for amateur choir SATB (with optional divisi) and five minute duration. The texts on which they are based should be out of rights, or the composer must present an authorization from the owners of the intellectual property rights of the poem.
- B) Arrangement of a popular song from Granada: should be a cappella for any choir formation (mixed choir, male, female or children, with optional divisi). The work for this modality must last a maximum of 5 minutes.
To facilitate the selection of popular songs we recommend consulting the following sources:
- The website: https://musicatradicional.eu/es/locations/1567. It’s a repository of traditional music made by the CSIC, that allow to search information by municipalities, including Granada.
- The » Cancionero Popular de la Provincia de Granada», made by Germán Tejerizo Robles and publicated by the «Centro de Documentación de Andalucía». Consisting of 5 volumes that collect traditional music from different geographical areas of Granada: Alpujarra, Contraviesa, Temple y Cádiar. 
- Also from Germán Tejerizo, Poesía y música de Navidad en Granada: comarcas de Guadix, Baza y Huesca. Granada, 1995, Diputación Provincial de Granada.
In both modalities, the adequacy of the score for non-professional choirs will be assessed, especially in the B modality, because its objective is to rescue those popular melodies so that they can be easily integrated into the repertoire of amateur choirs. There is no limit of works per contestant. The works presented must be original, not premiered or previously awarded in any other competition, concert or public event. Likewise, those works that have been presented at the same time in another competition will be excluded, and adaptations or versions of previous works by the same authors already released and edited will not be accepted either.
TEJERIZO ROBLES, Germán, Cancionero popular provincia de Granada I: Canciones y romances del Temple: Escúzar, Granada, Metodo Ediciones, 1997, Centro de Documentación de Andalucía.
TEJERIZO ROBLES, Germán, Cancionero popular provincia de Granada II: Canciones y romances de El Temple, Granada, Metodo Ediciones, 2004, Centro de Documentación de Andalucía.
TEJERIZO ROBLES, Germán, Cancionero popular provincia de Granada III: Canciones y romances de la Contraviesa: Murtas, Granada, 2003, Centro de Documentación de Andalucía.
TEJERIZO ROBLES, Germán, Cancionero popular provincia de Granada IV: Canciones y romances de Cádiar, Granada, 2004, Centro de Documentación de Andalucía.
TEJERIZO ROBLES, Germán, Cancionero popular provincia de Granada V: Canciones y romances de la Alpujarra I, Granada, 2007, Centro de Documentación de Andalucía.
TEJERIZO ROBLES, Germán, Cancionero popular provincia de Granada V: Canciones y romances de la Alpujarra II, Granada, 2007, Centro de Documentación de Andalucía.
- The presentation of the works will be done in digital format through a registration form on the Federation’s website. In this form, different fields will appear requesting the necessary information that must accompany the works.
- The compositions will be sent in PDF format, preferably made with a computerized sheet music editing program, to avoid reading or understanding failures. They may be sent handwritten, failing that, provided they are fully legible and in any case in PDF format.
- In addition, along with the score, an MP3 file can be attached for a better evaluation of the jury, although it is not an essential requirement.
- The contestant will sign the work with a pseudonym to guarantee his anonymity throughout the process. The personal information of the contestant will not be transmitted to the jury in any way and will only be visible to the secretary of the contest until the proclamation of the winners.
- €20 will be paid for each registered work. This amount will be entered in the account number of the Federation of Choirs of Granada. ES2821030901600030027426 (BIC/SWIFT: UCJAES2MXXX). Concept: «cuota inscripción partitura X con seudónimo X»
- The contestant will receive confirmation of receipt of their work within a period of less than a week from its submission. The organizer will not be responsible for the material that has not been sent correctly, although in case of incomplete or illegible documentation, the candidate will be notified.
- The jury will be selected by the Federation of Choirs of Granada, organizing entity of this competition. It will be made up of five members with recognized professional careers.
- The jury will be assisted by a secretary designated by the organization who will act with voice but without vote.
- Each member of the jury will score the works taking into account that in both modalities the adequacy of the score for non-professional choirs will be valued, especially in modality B.
- The jury’s decision will be unappealable in all cases.
- The jury, unanimously, has the right to cancel any of the awards if the works do not reach the quality required for each of them.
- The decision of the Jury may be communicated to the contestants who request it in writing in the days after the end of the contest.
In this competition there will be a total of ten finalist works, five for each of the modalities. All of them will be released on January 28, 2023 by choirs of the Federation and published by the Centro de Documentación Musical de Andalucía.
In addition, for each modality there will be a winning work that will also receive a financial prize of €1,000.
They will contemplate the special mentions to works that, although they are not winners, stand out for their compositional quality.
Although it is not mandatory, the presence of the finalists at the event on January 28, 2023 will be appreciated.The organization does not assume any cost of accommodation or diets for the attendees.
The jury will issue its verdict in a private act before December 2 2022, day on which the finalists will be published on the website of the Granada Choir Federation, but not the winners. This latest information will remain secret even for the winners themselves until January 28 2023. At the end of the concert in which all the finalist works will be premiered, the envelope containing the names of the twi winning works and their authors will be opened.
8. EDITING RIGHTS
The Federation of the Choirs of Granada reserves the exclusive right to publish the winning works for a period of 10 years from the date of issuance of the verdict, without affecting intellectual property rights, what will belong to the author. The works performed in the contest may be recorded by the Federation, and the authors will not be able to demand any economic right derived from these recordings.
9. ACCEPTANCE, INTERPRETATION OF THE BASES AND PRIVACY
- The participation in the International Choral Composition Competition of the Federation of Choirs of Granada implies acceptance of the present bases. Its interpretation and any aspect not foreseen in them will be resolved by the organization, consulting the members of the jury.
- The organization reserves the right to modify any section of the bases, as well as to cancel this competition at any time. In this case, the amount paid would be returned to each participant.
- According to the Organic Law 3/2018 of December 5 on the Protection of Personal Data and Guarantee of Digital Rights, the information of the contestants will only be used by the organizers of this competition or purposes related to it.