Terms and Conditions
Global Online Competition for Jazz Musicians - 8th Edition
Article 1 The Competition
The 7 Virtual Jazz Club’s Contest will be hosted on our official website www.7virtualjazzclub.net
Article 2 Who can participate?
The contest is open to jazz musicians, groups or soloists of all ages, worldwide.
Article 3 Categories
The categories for the 8th edition of the contest will be:
1) Under 25: musicians of any nationality aged 25 or younger, with no prior experience with a producer or artistic promotion;
2) Pros & amateurs: all the musicians not belonging to the Under25 category.
Article 4 How to partecipate
Any musician can participate by sending one or multiple videos, following the directions written on the ENTER NOW page of the website.
Article 5 Prizes and Awards
The prizes and awards are specified in the website’s PRIZES page.
Article 6 Entries
Entries will be open from September 19th to December 23th, 2022.
All the contestants of the 7th edition can send two videos by paying just for one.
8th Edition Wild Card (Under 25 musicians): 7 Virtual Jazz Club has decided to stay close to Ukraine and Russia during this hard time they are forced to face. Under 25 category will be able to upload the first video for free.
7 Virtual Jazz Club, if necessary, reserves the right to make changes the entry dates and limits, communicating any variation on the official website.
Article 7 Video Rules
Videos may last up to, but cannot exceed 7 minutes in length. Performances must be recorded live, on any device (even a smartphone). No cuts or edits are allowed. Additional backing tracks to complete the arrangement are allowed. Soloists may perform solo or with a band. Multi-window videos with musicians recording from different places will be accepted.
NB: Video quality will not be judged. It is important, however, to have a sufficient audio quality as to enable the judges to correctly evaluate the performance.
Article 8 How the contest works
The video entries will be assigned to a group of judges (every group will be made of 3 to 5 ones), which will vote the videos applying the following criteria:
- improvisation quality;
- interplay between the musicians (for group performances).
Each video performance will be assigned to a group in which the judges none of them belonging to the same geographic area of the evaluated musician.
8.2 Live performance and Web Community prize
The best 50 videos (25 for each category) will be posted on the official website. The video performances will remain visible for 30 days. The web community will then have the opportunity to score the videos and help their favorite artists to get to the final. Each voter may rate a video only once. The voters will need to register on the official website or have a Google or YouTube/Facebook/Twitter/Instagram account in order to vote.
By the end of this round, the most voted musician for each one of the two categories will win the Web Community Prize which grants them direct access to the final where they will compete with the finalists chosen by the judges.
8.3 The final
For the Pros&Amateurs and Under25 categories, the two musicians (or more in case of equal votes) with the highest score (in each group of judges) access to the final.
8.4 Jury Prizes
The complete jury will evaluate the finalists for the two categories. By crossing the rankings of all the judges, the prizes will be assigned to the first 2 ranked for each category.
Article 9 Responsibility
According to Italian law, any contestant waives the organization from all direct and indirect responsibility.
Article 10 Confirmation of registration
The organization will confirm registration with an automatic email. Confirmation of registration does not confirm inclusion in the contest. Some submissions might be found not eligible.
Article 11 Consent to the processing of personal data
Participation in the 5th online international competition for jazz musicians involves the issuance of consent to the processing of personal data, as provided under Italian Law 675/96 "Protection of people and other subjects regarding the processing of personal data" and subsequent amendment with Legislative Decree no. 196 of 30 June 2003 "Code regarding the protection of personal data," for the conduct and management of the competition. By submitting the requested material, the competitor authorizes the use of it by the 7 Virtual Jazz Club. Personal information will not be shared with third parties in any way.
Article 12 Other uses of the material sent for promotional purposes
By applying and accepting this Regulation, artists allow 7 Virtual Jazz Club to use the material sent for any promotional purpose and publicity tied to it.