IMPORTANT: PLEASE DO NOT SEND ANY VIDEOS UNTIL YOU HAVE REGISTERED AND RECEIVED CONFIRMATION OF YOUR ENTRY.
- Closing date for entries: 31 Jan 2021
- Closing date for video submissions: 12 Feb 2021
You can send your video submission in any popular video file format.
Recordings can be made using a smartphone, tablet or other video recording equipment.
Recordings should be made in one take and without editing. You can do as many takes as you like – we just need you to send us your best one! NB The one take rule does not apply to choirs and bands.
Recordings need to have been made between 1 September 2020 and the closing date for video submissions of 12 February 2021, except for choirs and bands whose recordings need to have been completed between 23 March 2020 and 12 February 2021. This longer period is to allow for the greater difficulties in producing group videos during the pandemic.
Competitors will not be penalised for the quality of the recording, but the audio must be of sufficient quality that the performance is audible. Also, the competitor must be visible throughout (except for choirs and bands).
If you need an accompanist, you can make your own arrangements or you can contact the Official Accompanist Liaison on accompanist.SELMF@gmail.com, who will send you a recorded backing track for you to record yourself against. Fees will apply.
Recordings will need to be submitted to 2021videos.SELMF@gmail.com via WeTransfer: www.wetransfer.com. WeTransfer is free and simple to use, and does not require any registration on your part. We will provide full instructions when you register.
All video submissions must include your Order Number, the Class Number and your surname.
If an entrant is under 18, videos need to be submitted by their parent, guardian or teacher. Teachers will need to ensure they have the full permission of the entrant or their parent or guardian if they do.
All recordings will be deleted one month after the festival.
Please remember that for copyright and privacy reasons, photos and recordings of the festival’s broadcasts of performances must not be made.
Detailed instructions on how to send in your entry are can be found here https://www.stratfordmusicfestival.org.uk/how-to-send-your-video-submission/