“IV INTERNATIONAL GUITAR MAKING COMPETITION ANTONIO MARIN MONTERO EGF”

GRANADA,  17 th – 19 th October 2021

 

Contest rules.

All the guitar makers, from any country, nationality or age, will be eligible to submit their application.

Apllications will be not permit to the 1st prize winner in past editions of the competition.

It is compulsory that the contestants participate in the activities which make up the contest, including meetings with the Competition collaborators, and they must pay a Registration Fee of €150 to this bank account number:  

FUNDACION EUROPEAN GUITAR FOUNDATION

Código SWIFTCAHMESMMXXX

ES45 2038 3743 07 6000097505 

Concept: Contestant in Antonio Marin´s competition (includes your name)

Send us a email with your complete name, indentification number in your country (or passport number), age, a screen capture or photocopy of proof of payment and biography as a guitar maker to amaringuitarcompetition@gmail.com

 

The instrument:

·It must be completely finished and hand-made, in its entirety, by the contestant himself.

·Only 1 guitar per contestant

·The guitar must be made in the style of a Spanish guitar. Those made with double top, nomex, carbon, etc. will not be accepted.

·The competition will be in 2021 only for classical guitars.  

·The election of wood and everything regarding to the instrument will be the applicant´s responsibility.

·The strings must be Nylon strings. Not admitted carbon strings. We recommended Pepe Romero Strings Sr.(High tensión) / GCNM (Medium tension) or Royal Classics Nylon Strings

·The jury will evaluate all the guitar features: sound, the interior and outer finish, playability, rosette making, varnishing, bridge, etc.

·The luthiers who take part in the competition, must remove the instruments after the qualifying round daily, and in the rest times (for example lunch time) and they must take them to the following round in the case of being selected. The Foundation is NOT the responsable of the guitar, luthiers must take care of his instruments.

·The applicant will be responsible for the costs of his/her travel, housing and food during the whole event.

·The finalists and winners will be authorised in writing by the EGF to state on their labels the award they  have obtained.

·The applicant will always be responsible, at all times, for his/her instrument which must be watched and cared by him/her during the event as well as to be in charge of the availability of the instrument for the jury within the time agreed.

·The jury´s decision will be indisputable and accepted by all the contestants.  

Calendar

- Sunday , 17 th October

09.30 h. Private and individual exhibition of the contestants guitars for David Collett, ‘Guitar Salon International’ President 

Teatro del Centro Federico García Lorca

- Monday, 18th October all the day and Thursday 19th morning (if neccesary)

10.00 h. Preliminary phase of the contest. 

Teatro del Centro Federico García Lorca

- Thursday, 19th October

20 h. Final and Awards ceremony with concert. 

 ‘Teatro del Centro Cultural Federico García Lorca’ 

Once the presentation has finished, a soloist will play the guitars which have become finalists. At the end of the recital, the jury will go to a different room in order to deliberate on the awards. After the awards ceremony, when the jury´s secretary will make the results known, there will be another short recital with the winning guitar.  

Jury:

·Director: Mr. Vicente Coves. International concert artist. President of the European Guitar Foundation


·President:Mr. José Marín Plazuelo. World famous guitar maker..

Vocal:

·Mr. Yuris Zeltins. World famous guitar maker.

·Mr. Manuel Cáceres. World famous guitar maker.

·Mr. Edmund Blöchinger. World- renowned guitar maker.

·Mr. David Collett. President of Guitar Salon International in Los Ángeles.

Vocal & Secretary : ·Mr. Alberto Cuéllar. International Guitar Soloist . CEO of Jitamen  

Official classical guitarrist: Mr. Juan Carlos Martos. Internacional Concert Artist .

 

Awards:

3 awards are given:

· 1st Prize: IV International Guitar Building Contest ‘Antonio Marín Montero’  .  

·Guitar Salon International (Los Ángeles) will purchase two guitars from the winner in one year for $3500 (for each one).  

·Pack of wood gifted by Madinter

·High discount for purchase Visenut cases

·Strings gifted by Pepe Romero Strings

·Strings gifted by RC Strings.   

Supporting certificate of the award .  

· 2nd Prize: IV  International Guitar Building Contest ‘Antonio Marín Montero’  

·Guitar Salon International (Los Ángeles) will purchase one guitar for $2500 .

·Pack of wood gifted by Madinter

·High discount for purchase Visenut cases

·Strings gifted by Pepe Romero Strings

·Strings gifted by RC Strings.       

Supporting certificate of the award .  

· 3rd Prize: IV International Guitar Building Contest ‘Antonio Marín Montero’  

·Guitar Salon International (Los Ángeles) will purchase one guitar for $2000 .

·Pack of wood gifted by Madinter

·High discount for purchase Visenut cases

·Strings gifted by Pepe Romero Strings

·Strings gifted by RC Strings.       

Supporting certificate of the award 

· Finalist: Supporting certificate   

Questions : amaringuitarcompetition@gmail.com

DEAD LINE: 15 th September 2021