Church Singing Submission Form
Please see below an outline of the Entry process:
If you would like a chance to see your work displayed at our Festival, this is the place to get started. Invited to participate are all Orthodox Church Singers or Church Choirs of all ages and career paths, whether they are students, graduates, full-time or part-time, amateurs or professionals. Just follow the simple steps:
1. Submit your works
You may submit up to 5 Videos online or the video links (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.).
Video files should be web-optimized. Due to the fact that sound files do not attract attention, please attempt to incorporate them into a simple video format, even if it is just with one image.
*To send large files, films, or videos, please return here after submitting the form and click the button under the form to be taken to our document transfer web page where you can upload your files.
Additionally, you may provide promotional images. Furthermore, we will require a profile photo of you, or your church choir as a group photo and, if possible, a brief video of rehearsals for promotional purposes. Cropped images with a resolution of no more than 90 dpi and dimensions of approximately 1500 × 1500 pixels should be optimised for the web. We like them to be stored in jpeg format.
2. Enter the works details and upload the appropriate images if nessesary.
* LIVE EXHIBITIONS, TALKS, DEMONSTRATIONS, AND PRESENTATIONS: For the first time, we will accept live initiatives that bring artists and the public together.We would love to promote free of charge and partner with such initiatives, so please feel free to organise one (for example a live Choir performance or Chanting, talking in real time about your work and answering messages and emails or a live debate over important issues regarding your practise etc.).
Therefore, please complete the form with all relevant info about your live event (Language, Title, Topic, YouTube link, Zoom invitation, Date & Time, Participants, Promotional Photo etc.) or if you wish to organise something later, send us an email with all the necessary details.
We will need your complete contact information, a link to your website, if applicable, and a personal photograph with biographical information. Additionally, we recommend that you send a short phone video of you chanting or a very short video talking about your work and inspiration.
If you do not speak English fluently, you can always use GOOGLE TRANSLATE. We recommend it because it is fairly accurate. If any remaining misunderstandings exist, we will contact you for clarifications.
Please complete the forms in lowercase letters, not capitals.
**Ensure that you have marked all required fields with a *star; otherwise, you will be unable to submit the form.
3. Pay your Submission fees
A submission form does not guarantee** your participation in the Festival.
If your submissions are accepted, you will be charged £5 for each work submission (not personal, group or business logo photos) paid via another form. We do not also charge for links to live event presentations.
If you are unable to pay online, please send us an email explaining your situation and requesting payment in cash or by bank transfer.
The Fees are not refundable.
**Please note that we will notify you whether or not your entry was successful.
What happens next?
We will review your submissions and contact you as soon as possible if you are selected.
Then, on the "Successful Applicants" page, you must make an online payment for the admission fee.
We will be solely responsible for the layout and presentation of all works in the Festival, based on our prior experience. Your work will be featured on our high quality Presentation Pages.
Voting / Awards
The Orthodox Arts Festival's Excellence Certificates 2023 will be given to Chanters & Choirs who have shown exceptional skill. Voting will be conducted online and will be open to the general public via our specially designed Voting Forms.
Our Voting Panel will assess the submissions and present the results.
You must submit your digital entry form by May the 1st, 2023, at the latest. We will not accept any late submissions.
*Bear in mind that once capacity is reached, the Submission Portal will Close.