6th Włodzimierz Kamiński Violin Making Competition
Poznań, 23–26 October 2019
Rules and Regulations
1. The 6th Włodzimierz Kamiński Violin Making Competition (hereinafter referred to as “the Competition”) is organised by the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań and co-organised by the Henryk Wieniawski Music Society in Poznań, the Polish Union of Artists Violin Makers and the Marshall Office of the Wielkopolska Region.
2. The Competition will take place on 23-26 October 2019 at the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Academy of Music, address: ul. Św. Marcin 87, 61-808 Poznań.
1. The Competition will be organised in three categories:
a) Category A: for professional violin makers, citizens of Poland, in which participants will present a violin 4/4 in a classical form. A violin must constitute an original work of the participant, should not be built earlier than 2015, and should not have been awarded at other competitions; this category has no age limit.
b) Category B: for students and recent graduates of violin making schools from Poland and abroad (all nationalities), in which participants will present a violin 4/4 in a classical form. A violin must constitute an original work of the participant, should not be built earlier than 2015, and should not have been awarded at other competitions; eligible for this category are students currently enrolled at violin making schools and those who graduated in the past three years. The participants in this category are required to send the certificate of enrolment at a violin making school or a diploma (for recent graduates).
c) Category C: category “OPEN” – for both groups of participants mentioned in categories A and B, as well as for professional violin makers and students of all nationalities. The participants will present a violin 4/4 in a free form, style and colour, built from any material of their choice. The violin can possess any shape and ornamentation. Eligible for this category are also violins built earlier than 2015, but have not been awarded at other competitions.
2. Jury will disqualify instruments:
a) that bear signs of mechanical processing,
b) whose appearance deliberately imitates this of old instruments (except for cat. C),
c) built of materials other than wood (except for cat. C).
1. Close relatives of the Jury members are not eligible to participate in the Competition.
2. The submission of the application form is equivalent to the acceptance of the Rules and Regulations of the Competition.
3. Each participant of the Competition is entitled to submit no more than two instruments in each category.
1. The evaluation of instruments is carried out without disclosing information regarding their authors. For each instrument a code will be assigned, which will also be written on the envelope containing personal data of a participant. The envelopes with personal data will be unsealed only after the announcement of the award-winning violins.
2. In order to participate in the Competition, the participant must:
1) send the application form (downloadable from the website) to the e-mail address of the Competition (firstname.lastname@example.org), no later than September 10th, 2019. The application form should also include the proof of payment of the application fee in the amount of 150 PLN for each instrument submitted. The application fee is non-refundable and should be paid to the account of the Academy of Music in Poznan:
Akademia Muzyczna im. I. J. Paderewskiego w Poznaniu
Santander Bank Polska
Account no.: 66 1090 1362 0000 0000 3601 7907
2) After the confirmation of the properly submitted application form, instruments for the Competition should be delivered in person, either by the owner of the instrument or by a person possessing a written authorisation, to the Academy of Music in Poznań, ul. Św. Marcin 87, 61-808 Poznań, room nr 203. Instruments should be delivered on October 20-21, 2019 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.
3) submitted instrument should meet following requirements:
a) a violin cannot possess any signatures or labels indicating the author of an instrument,
b) all instruments should be delivered in violin cases,
c) each violin case should include a sealed envelope containing following information:
- full name of the participant,
- full address of the participant,
- year and place of construction,
- original violin maker’s label,
d) the violin case should include another unsealed envelope containing a spare set of strings for each instrument submitted.
Participants of the Competition give their permission to carry out any potential repairs of damages made during the Competition. Any potential repairs will be performed by a professional violin maker who does not participate in the Competition, the Custodian of the Competition Instruments.
1. Participants insure their instruments for the duration of the Competition at their own expense.
2. The responsibility of the delivery of instruments and their collection upon the completion of the Competition rests with the submitters.
3. All instruments should be collected in person upon the completion of the Competition, either by the owner of the instrument or by a person possessing a written authorisation, not later than 27 October 2019, 4:00 p.m.
4. The organisers of the Competition take no responsibility for unclaimed instruments.
Withdrawal of submitted instruments is not possible prior to the end of the Competition.
1. The Jury of the Competition shall consist of artists, violin makers and violinists. The composition of the Jury shall be made public prior to the opening of the Competition.
2. Detailed directives of the proceedings of the Jury, as well as criteria for judgement, are specified in autonomous “Rules and Regulations of the Proceedings of the Jury”.
3. Decisions of the Jury are final.
The Competition will be carried out in two stages and will abide the following sequence:
- In stage 1, members of the Jury shall pronounce individual judgements of the instruments: violin makers shall judge the violin making qualities, and musicians shall judge the functional-acoustic properties.
- Based on the number of instruments submitted for each category and the highest scores from Stage 1, the Jury will announce the number of instruments eligible for Stage 2 (the Final) of the Competition, separately for each category (A, B and C).
- In Stage 2 (the Final) of the Competition, the Jury in its full composition shall carry out an acoustic evaluation of instruments in performance conditions. These auditions will be open to public.
- The Jury will announce the order of award-winning instruments based on the average score of both stages (Stage 1 and 2), separately for each category (A, B and C).
Results of the Competition shall be announced in the media.
1. Three statutory prizes will be established for categories A and B separately and one special award for category C.
2. The final order and value of the prizes will be established by the Jury during the final session.
3. The Jury has the right to award additional prizes for: ornamentation, innovative stylistic features, exceptional violin making features or exceptional acoustic features.
4. The Jury has the right to alter the number and order of prizes, especially in case of insufficient level of instruments submitted or a significant difference in level between the winning instrument and the rest.
All other financial and non-financial prizes awarded by institutions or private persons should be presented to the Secretariat of the Competition by 23 October 2019.
Upon determination of the results of the Competition based on awarded scores, all envelopes shall be unsealed and the names of the violin makers shall be made public.
The organizers of the Competition reserve the right to prepare and publish photographic and television images of the instruments taking part in the Competition, free of charge.
In compliance with the article 13 paragraph 1 and 2 of the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation, hereinafter referred as “GDPR”), we inform that:
- The administrator of the personal data of the participants is the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań, ul. Święty Marcin 87, 61-808 Poznań, tel.: +48 61 856 89 00; fax: +48 61 853 66 76, e-mail: email@example.com.
- The administrator appointed a Personal Data Officer, who can be contacted by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Personal data of the participants are processed for the purpose of participating in the Competition. Personal data are processed pursuant to article 6 paragraph 1 a) GDPR.
- Personal data of the participants will be handed over to the co-organiser of the Competition, i.e. Henryk Wieniawski Music Society in Poznań, as well as to the company responsible for the technical organisation of the Competition, i.e. Mateusz Smól Cultural Agency and Management.
- Personal data of the participants will not be transferred to third countries or international organisations.
- Personal data of the participants will be stored until the withdrawal of consent. However, the withdrawal of consent before the completion of the Competition is equivalent to the withdrawal of the participation in the Competition.
- Every participant has the right to withdraw the consent at any moment.
- Every participant has also right to access and correct their personal data, to demand from the Personal Data Officer to limit the processing of data, delete them or to raise objections against processing of data, as well as the right to transfer the personal data.
- Every participant has the right to file a complaint to the supervisory authority, i.e. the President of the Personal Data Protection Office.
- The personal data is submitted voluntarily, but their submission is necessary for the participation in the Competition.
- There are no automated decisions taken based on the processing of personal data.
Any disputes arising in relation to the submission of an application and or participation in the Competition, are subject to jurisdiction of a competent court in Poznań, Poland. The Polish language version of the present Rules and Regulations shall take precedence.