Competition Rules

  1. Competitors may enter as many categories as they qualify for, as long as they play different programs.
  2. Playing order will be determined by a random draw prior to beginning the competition.
  3. Entry forms must be postmarked no later than June 20, 2017. Victoria Accordion Competition Committee reserves right to accept late entries at its discretion.
  4. Categories with 3 entries or less are subject to review.
  5. Competitors must submit two printed copies of their program. Some exemptions apply, at organizers discretion.
  6. Any kind of acoustic accordion is acceptable: piano, chromatic, diatonic, bandoneon, concertina, free-bass.
  7. Discussion with adjudicators about a competitor's performance is forbidden until after category is completed. The competitor will be disqualified for violation of this procedure.
  8. Score sheets and remarks by adjudicators will be available to the competitor after the competition is completed, upon request. Adjudicator’s decision is final and irrevocable.
  9. Any unauthorized recording (video or audio) or taking photos during the festival or competition is forbidden.
  10. The winners of each category will have to perform at the Final concert on July 15, 2017 in order to receive their awards and money prizes. This is obligatory or they risk forfeit to their prizes.
  11. The Organizing Committee declines any liability for accidents of any kind sustained by the competitors during the competition.
  12. Signing the Entry form entails the unconditional acceptance of Competition Rules.