There are two age categories, and each contestant may participate in only one of the categories of the competition.
Category A: Calendura Award
It is open to all guitarists, not exceeding 20 years of age on the starting date of the competition, and who are registered as active students in any course or who have opted for enrolment listener + competition.
The competition will consist of a single stage. Participants will perform a free choice programme including works of at least two different styles, not exceeding 20 minutes duration.
The contest will be held on Thursday, July 26, at 4 pm at the “Aula Magna” to CEU Cardenal Herrera University.
Before the evening concert, at 9:30 pm, it will be announced the result of the competition.
Category B: Ciutat d’Elx Award
It is open to all guitarists, no age limit, who are registered as active learners, or who have opted for enrolment listener + competition.
The competition will consist of two stages:
1. First round. Contestant will perform a free choice program not exceeding 15 minutes duration, including at least one etude by Héctor Villa-Lobos.
- It will take place on July 24, in the “Aula Magna” of CEU Cardenal Herrera University.
- Before the evening concert, it will be announced the contestants who will pass to the Final round.
2. Final round. Contestant will perform a free choice program including works of at least two different styles, and not exceeding 25 minutes duration. The program will not include works performed in the first round.
- It will be held on Thursday, July 25, in the Cloister of San Jose at 9:15 pm.
- The timetable may be altered depending on the number of contestants.
- The winners in previous editions of this competition are not allowed to participate in the same category in which they were awarded.
- The result of the competition will be announced on July 25, after the Jury deliberations. The award ceremony of the XX International Guitar Competition, for both categories, will be held on Saturday, July 26, in the in the Cloister of San Jose at 9.15 pm. Attendance of awarded participants will be mandatory to receive the prizes.
The following prizes will be awarded:
- First prize: 500 €.
- Second prize: 400€
First prize CiutatD’Elx:
- A concert in the XXI Festival of Guitar “Ciutat d’Elx”, with an allowance of 1000 €.
- A concert in Petrer organized by PIMA (Guitar Youth Association) with an allowance of 600 €.
- A concert to be determined in the season 2108/19 with an allowance of 600 €.
Second prize: 400€
Audience Award: 300€
All prizes will be subject to applicable taxes.
The jury will be made up of prominent personalities and well-known artists. The jury decision will be incontestable.
All the events and performances will be public and they may be recorded. The “Ciutat d’Elx” International Guitar Festival reserves the right to broadcast them on Radio, TV, Video or any other means of reproduction – during the Competition and afterwards. This does not imply that contestants will receive any kind of payment or royalties.
The presentation of the application form implies the knowledge and acceptance of the above conditions.