Applications for Participation in the Youth Rock Bands Contest Are Accepted Until 10 January

The Rock Vizije 2018 contest is organised by the Public Culture Fund of the Republic of Slovenia (Slovene: Javni sklad RS za kulturne dejavnosti). Both young rock bands and solo artists are invited to participate.

Target audience involves schoolchildren and students from 14 to 30 years (exceptions are possible). The contest programme should not exceed 20 minutes. Two songs must be authored. One song must be performed in native language. The text of the authored compositions must be provided.

The jury based will evaluate performances of the contestants on the following criteria:

  1. Originality;
  2. Non-ordinary style of performance;
  3. Quality of performance;
  4. Musical arrangement;
  5. Interaction with the audience;
  6. Idea and sense;
  7. Relevance and originality;
  8. Rhythm.

Applications must be submitted before 10 January 2018 by e-mailing at one fresh studio video (or its demo version), a description of band, song texts, a band photo of at least 700 kb in size.

Documents can also be sent by regular mail (on CD or USB device) to the address: Javni sklad RS za kulturne dejavnosti, Štefanova 5, 1000 Ljubljana with the note “Rock Vizije”.

Bands selected for participation during the regional contest stages will be notified on their inclusion into the contest programme not later than 10 days before the first regional stage.

Regional stages of the contest will be held in the following cities:

  1. Stična – 17 November 2017
  2. Nova Gorica – 16 February 2018
  3. Kamnik – 23 February 2018
  4. Brežice – 24 February 2018
  5. Ormož – 7 April 2018

The final Vizije Festival will be held on 18–20 May 2018 in Nova Gorica.

During the final event, the expert jury of the Vizije youth festival will award Vizionarje prizes in the following categories:

  1. “Rock Vizionar” for the best youth rock band,
  2. “Rock Vizionar” for the most original performance,
  3. “Rock Vizionar” (two certificates of appreciation) will be presented as a special jury award.

Holders of the Vizionar certificates of appreciation can also receive additional awards from the Public Culture Fund (Slovene: Javni sklad RS za kulturne dejavnosti).