TERMS

CRITERIA
The BCOFF is only open to non-professional choirs (competitive teams only).

MAXIMUM CHOICE OF CATEGORIES
All choirs are eligible to compete in more than one categories, but can only choose 1 (one) category from AGE category. For choirs competing in two categories, the repertoire for each category must be different.

SINGING DURATION
For all categories the allotted pure singing time limit is 10 and 12 minutes (depend on category). This time limit excludes the time incurred by applause or by stage entry/exit. Piece durations must be accurately submitted in the application form.

CHOREOGRAPHY
While choreography is allowed, only the music will be judged during the competition (Except Folklore Category).

PROHIBITION 
Any use of unauthorized video or sound recording, MICROPHONE, amplification of voices or instruments other than the setup provided at the venues is strictly prohibited.

MUSIC SHEET
Choirs must send the digital copies of scores in PDF format via Email by May 31, 2019, AND send 5 original copies of each performance piece to the BCOFF office address until June 30, 2019. Submitted original copies of scores will be used only for judging and NOT BE GIVEN BACK. CHOIRS CAN BE PENALIZED FOR NOT SENDING THE 5 SET OF SCORES TO THE BCOFF OFFICE IN THE MAIL UNTIL June 30, 2019 (postmark deadline).

REPERTOIRE CHANGE 
After application is submitted, repertoire changes (including an order of performance) are allowed by June 30, 2019.

COPYRIGHT 
All participating choirs are individually responsible for honoring copyright and performance rights of the songs during the competition. The use of unauthorized/reproduced copies is strictly prohibited.

STAGE REHEARSAL
Each participant could get time slot for stage rehearsal to check the sound artistic and stage blocking to find the best position for sound quality and visualization on performance.

OUTREACH AND PARADE
The committee will tie-up with various partners to provide venues for the choirs.

All participants perform in famous venues in and around the city of Balikpapan. This choral parade provides opportunity for each choir to present their significant feature of country through their songs and costumes of their native land. Choir can sing any popular and joyful songs

SPECIAL JURY AWARD
The jury can award special prizes or allow participation in the grand prix if they deem a particular choir or conductor to deserve so

MEET THE JURIES
Every participants can send maximum 4 persons as representative to consult and receive advices directly from the experts as an evaluation to improve future performances.

This session allows the Jury to provide valuable feedback, advice and tips for the conductors post-competition – a perfect platform for conductors and choirs to learn and improve.

Participants can register directly after evaluation performances for free in our help desk. Please collect your music score and judges notes in the registration room before meet the judges.

JUDGING AND ASSESSMENT

  1. The decision of the judges is final and cannot be contested.
  2. Each choir will be assessed on a 100-point scale based on the following criteria:
    1. Artistic Performance – Fidelity to Score and Interpretation, Phrasing and Musicality, Overall Artistic Impression
    2. Technical Performance – Blending and Balance, Accuracy of Pitch, Intonation and Rhythm, Tone Color and Choral Sound.
  3. In cases where the overall scores are the same, the final rankings will be discussed and decided via the jury.
  4. If there are fewer than 2 choirs applied in a category, the prize “Winner of the Category” cannot be awarded.
  5. For the sake of fairness in assessment, the score of any juries who has teacher-student relations and kinship with the choir will be excluded.
  6. Total score and juries comments per each category for each team will be sent to the choirs via Email within 2 weeks after the competition.

AWARDING AND CEREMONY
Each Participant in the competition will receive a Certificate, Medal, and Trophy according to the final score. Only the participant who achieve a Gold Medal and highest score in each category will get the Category Winner Trophy

All participants must attend the Closing Ceremony to hear the announcement of the results from all BCOFF2-2019 Activities. Certificate, Medal and Trophy will only be awarded at this time. There will be no re-awarding on the stage for any participant who is accidentally late or couldn’t attend the Award Ceremony.

CATEGORY

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

  1. Every categories can be joined by any choir that consist at least 16 singer (12 singer for KINDERGARTEN) and maximum are 46 singers, excluded conductor and instrument player
  2. One choir can choose only 1 (one) category from AGE category, and is allowed to choose other category (STYLE).
  3. Age tolerance from category with age limit is 10% from the total number of singers may be one year older from the requirement.

 

AGE CATEGORIES

KINDERGARTEN : ages 4-6

  1. Choral team Unisono or S1-S2
  2. Perform 2 free songs
  3. Both of performance using accompaniment (piano or any acoustic instrument)
  4. Duration 8 minutes (max)

CHILDREN : ages 6-13

  1. Choral team S-(S)-A-(A)
  2. Perform 1 song in English and 1 free song (no folklore)
  3. Both of performance using accompaniment (piano or any acoustic instrument)
  4. Duration 10 minutes (max)

TEENAGER : ages 13-16

  1. Choral team S-(S)-A-(A)
  2. Perform 1 song in English and 1 free song (no folklore)
  3. 1 song using piano or acoustic instrument and 1 song in acapella
  4. Duration 10 minutes (max)

YOUTH : ages 16-25

  1. Choral team S-A-T-B
  2. Perform 1 song from Foreign Composer and 1 song from Local Composer (no folklore)
  3. One of the song may not using any music instrument or acapella
  4. Duration 10 minutes (max)

MIXED : No Age Limit

  1. Choral Team S-A-T-B
  2. Perform 1 song from Foreign Composer and 1 song from Local Composer (no folklore)
  3. One of the song may not using any music instrument or acapella
  4. Duration 10 minutes (max)

 

STYLE CATEGORIES

GOSPEL : No Age Limit

  1. Choral team consist of Male or Female or both mixed member of choir team
  2. Perform 2 free songs composed by local or foreign composer (ensure that your song’s style are Gospel)
  3. No limitation on the song language
  4. Accompaniment is allowed for all pieces
  5. Duration 10 minutes (max)

FOLKLORE : No Age Limit

  1. Choral team consist of Male or Female or both mixed member of choir team
  2. Perform 2 folklore songs from any country
  3. Acoustic music instrument are allowed , no electricity and sound effect instrument or equipment
  4. One of the song may not using any music instrument or acapella
  5. Duration 10 minutes (max)
  6.  

MUSIC of RELIGIONS : No Age Limit

  1. Choral team consist of Male or Female or Both mixed member of choir team
  2. Perform 2 religious songs from any Religion.
  3. No limitation on the song language
  4. One of the song may not using any music instrument or acapella
  5. Duration 10 minutes (max)

COORPORATE : No Age Limit

  1. Choral team consist of Male or Female or Both mixed member of choir team
  2. Perform 2 free songs from (no limitation of style or language).
  3. Both of performance using accompaniment (piano or any acoustic instrument)
  4. Duration 10 minutes (max)

REGISTRATION STEP BY STEP

STEP -1

  1. The following documents must be sent via email to choral@festive.id BEFORE the closing of the registration (email subject ; BCOFF2-Your Choir Name) :
    1. Registration form that has been filled in completely and correctly
    2. Payment receipt for GROUP registration fee, write the notes with “BCOFF2-(Your Choir Name)-GROUP”. (for example à BCOFF2-XYZ-GROUP)

STEP -2

  1. Committee will send you an email confirmation (email subject ; Registration Number-Choir Name), and you must REPLY it to us with attaching these following documents :
    1. The most current picture of the choir with good quality to be printed in the program book and to be published in the website (Min. 2Mb and min. res 300 dpi)
    2. Choir’s profile (maximum in 200 words).
    3. Payment receipt for MEMBER registration fee, write the notes with BCOFF2-Your Choir Name-MEMBER”. (for example à BCOFF2-XYZ-MEMBER)

STEP -3

  1. The following documents must be sent AFTER getting the committee’s approval :
    1. 1 set of the DIGITAL copies (in PDF format), send to BCOFF office address -à by email.
    2. 5 sets of the ORIGINAL copies with license from the Composer/Arranger of the song that will be performed (the license is mandatory to be sent) OR 5 sets of COPY from free website -à by post

IMPORTANT

  • The committee will give the approval confirmation for the song program that will be performed, so your choir will have enough time for preparation and will perform excellently.
  • Any song that is not approved by the committee cannot be performed.
  • Any change in the song program, order, or basic tone must be sent to the committee by June 30, 2019at the latest (postmark deadline).
  • The delivery of the ORIGINAL score via e-mail will not be processed.

REGISTRATION FEE

All participants taking part in #BCOFF2019 are to settle the GROUP FEE (USD 100/IDR 1,500,000/category) and MEMBER FEE (IDR 250,000/person). This cost will be include ;

  1. All Tickets to BCOFF2 competition activities (1 per member)
  2. Award and Closing Ceremony Tickets (1 per member)
  3. Festival Gifts ; Program Book, Goodie Bag, and Souvenir (1 per member)
  4. Diploma of Achievement (1 per choir)
  5. Scoring Sheet and Jury’s Comments via Email (1 per choir)

EARLY BIRD -1 (EB-1)
CASH BACK 100%
GROUP FEE of 1 CATEGORY :

  1. Choir who registered as our 2018’s participant, and must fill the application form and submit choir photo latest on JANUARY 10, 2019
  2. New Participant who register and must fill the application form and submit choir photo latest on DECEMBER 20, 2018

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  1. Valid only for first 20 choirs
  2. Full payment the Member Fee (per person) latest on JANUARY 31, 2019

EARLY BIRD -2 (EB-2)
CASH BACK 50%
GROUP FEE of 1 CATEGORY :

  1. For Participant who register and send the transfer receipts, application form, and choir photo by FEBRUARY 10, 2019.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  1. Valid only for 20 choirs
  2. Full payment the Member Fee (per person) latest on FEBRUARY 28, 2019

NORMAL REGISTRATION (REG)

For participant who register by MAY 10, 2019,

the Group Fee is

USD 100 (IDR 1,500,000) per category.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  1. No limitation number of participants
  2. Full payment the Member Fee (per person) latest on MAY 31, 2019

IMPORTANT  

  1. ALL REGISTRATION for BCOFF2-2019 will be CLOSED by 10 MAY 2019.
  2. We will close the registration even before the time limit if the performance slot is full.
  3. The committee will not do any refund due to transfer errors or for transactions without any notes.

CASH BACK

The 100% and 50% cash back of registration fee will only be refunded to choirs who withdraw their participation by time deadline or other commitment and non-refundable after then.

DEADLINE REMINDER

  1. Early Bird -1 Discounts : by December 20, 2018 and January 10, 2019
    • EB -1 Member Fee : by January 31, 2019
  2. Early Bird -2 Discounts : by February 10, 2019
    • EB -2 Member Fee : by February 28, 2019
  3. Normal Registration : by May 10, 2019
    • REG Member Fee : by May 31, 2019
  4. Repertoire Changes : by June 30, 2019
  5. Sending 1 Digital Copies of Scores : by May 31, 2019 (via Email)
  6. Sending 5 Original Copies of Scores : by June 30, 2019 (in the Mail).

ACCOMMODATION PACKAGE

Enjoy all the conveniences while you are in Balikpapan by using the accommodation package we offer. Hotels, meals and transportation are provided at more competitive prices.

We collaborate with ASITA (Association of Indonesia Travel Agent), also could assist you in :

— City Tour

— Practice Site

— Flight Ticket

* All prices are in Indonesian Rupiah (IDR)

CONTACT US

  • Post Mail  :  BCOFF (GM Office Hotel Pacific Balikpapan)
  • E-mail       :  choral@festive.id
  • Phone       :  +62 0877 0919 0770
  • Website    :  www.festive.id

Need assist for event, registration, and accommodation?

SHIVA +62 857 5032 9611

(participant department)

BANK DETAIL

The participation fee in BCOFF2-2019 can be sent via:

  • Bank Name           :  BANK MANDIRI
  • Account Number  :  149 00 1057324 6
  • Owner’s Name      :  AMELDA AHDALIA SARI
  • Bank Address       :  Bank Mandiri, A.Yani – Balikpapan
  • Bank Code            :  008

Notes: The notes must be filled in CORRECTLY.

IMPORTANT : The committee will not do any refund due to transfer errors or for transactions without any notes or with excess funds.

SCHEDULE

31 July
ARRIVAL OF PARTICIPANTS

— REGISTRATION

— STAGE REHEARSAL FOR CHORAL

— POCKET SHOW / FRIENDSHIP CONCERT

01 August
COMPETITION DAY -1

— CHORAL PRELIMINARY ROUND

— STAGE REHEARSAL FOR ORCHESTRA

02 August
COMPETITION DAY -2

— CHORAL FINAL ROUND

— ORCHESTRA FESTIVAL

03 August
CLOSING CEREMONY

— MEET THE JURIES

— AWARDING

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