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Anyone wishing to showcase their craft and is able to pick an appropriate category. Any ensemble, solo artist, performer or project is very welcome to apply, and each application will be considered by our professional jury. The application must come with a designated guarantor, and must comply with all the respective rules.
Simply fill out and submit the application form found on our website.
A guarantor represents a filtering mechanism of sorts that is meant to ensure only projects of certain level of quality take part in the competition.
Even amateurs or an amateur ensemble (such as a children’s choir) are welcome to apply. It is precisely for these cases that a guarantor is required, in order to ensure that only quality projects and performers reach the ears of the jurors.
Yes, the final decision is always down to the jurors of the main jury exclusively. The jurors in the sub-categories do have an important say in the matter however, and this is why they are always chaired by a member of the main jury.
Winners of each of the competition categories will receive a Classic Prague Awards crystal trophy courtesy of Nizbor glass factory as well as 100 thousand Czech crowns (approx. $4500).
To allow for sufficient time period after having just announced the 2016 Awards, we had allowed an extension and applicants could have turned in the form until March 31, 2017. However in the years to come, the deadline will always be November 31. Ie. the deadline for the year 2018 is November 31, 2017.
The jury will be presenting three Classic Prague Awards trophies withing the nomination categories: the Lifetime Achievement award, the Talent of the Year award, and the Ambassador of Czech Music award.
The winners of each of the categories will be announced at the awards ceremony taking place the year following the nominations. An exception to this rule was the Lifetime Achievement award presented to professor Zuzana Růžičková, which we had announced earlier, in October, in order to raise media awareness about the Awards at the official press conference.
If the submitted recording was created solely for the purpose of the competition, and is not to be used for distribution or public performance, a registration with a copyright-protection society is not required. We do however recommend that each artist becomes a member of such organisation and registers their works accordingly.
Yes, an ensemble or a musician can indeed apply with more of his or her projects within a single year of the competition. Each project must apply in one category only; in other words, a single project cannot compete in multiple categories.
No. Application forms must be submitted before the deadline.
Yes. The winners of all the ten categories receive a Classic Prague Awards crystal trophy displaying a score by Leoš Janáček, enclosed in beautiful casket.