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Guidelines and Regulations
 Submitting the application form
  Submitting the application form means the applicant or guardian (for 18 years and under) accepts all the regulations and rules of the competition and that the decisions of the jury are final. Failure to comply with any of the rules and regulations may lead to disqualification.  
  • Competitors personal details will not be publicized or released, except for the sole purposes of promotion and publicity before, during and after the Competition
  • The Competition and Festival retain the right to record for audio and/or film/video before, during or directly after the event, without obligation to the competitors
  • Performing from photocopied music is not permitted, and may lead to disqualification
  • Application to participate in the competition implies that the contestants unconditionally accept all of the competition guidelines, rules and regulations
  • Prize winners are obliged to accept their prizes in person after the Finals
  • The official and legal language of the competition and festival is English and the city of jurisdiction is Cape Town (South Africa)
  • Competitors and participants release from, and indemnify, the Avril Kinsey Classical Guitar Competition, Cape Town International Guitar Festival at Groot Constantia, Friends of CTAM, their directors, jurors and staff against any liability, cost, personal injury, loss or expense arising out of their participation in the competition and festival event
  • All decisions and actions of the competition jury are exercised according to their discretion and are final
  • No discussions or correspondence will be entered into
  • It is the sole responsibility of international participants to obtain visitors visas to enter South Africa
  • Competitors required to compete in the semi-finals in Cape Town must make their own arrangements for visas, accommodation and travel to and within South Africa
  • Every effort has been made to ensure the competition information, guidelines and rules are correct, however, it is the responsibility of the individual candidates to regularly check the news page of the website for any updates, notifcations or changes
 Please click here to go to the Open category application form
 Please click here to go to the Youth category application form
 Please click here to go to the Junior category application form