Contest regulations

How to participate in Carnival Gabrovo 2018

“Gabrovo – my little Brussels”

The Organizer – Municipality of Gabrovo


How to participate

  1. The Carnival will be held on May 19 th in Gabrovo, with a contest for participation in personal initiative, other than the main script, in the following sections:
  • Small group – must not exceed 5 members;
  • Middle group – must not exceed 10 members;
  • Large group – over 10 members.
  1. The contest is open for all comers, without restrictions of age, gender, address registration, if they meet the below mentioned conditions.
  2. According to the annual theme/motto of the Carnival the competitors presenting a vivant in the following categories: satire, politics, economics, manners, humorous, musical and dance pictures, historical and fabulous characters and more.
  3. The groups should send their application form to April 15 th, 2018.
  4. The Organizers set up a selection committee.
  5. The competitors should send a brief annotation of the main concept, photos, videos, email addresses / if applicable/.
  6. The Organizing Committee will send confirmation to the approved groups or deny no later than April 20 th, 2018.
  7. All groups assume their costs.
  8. Gabrovo Municipality assist the contest groups for accommodation and meals at preferential prices /upon prior request/.
  9. The Organizing committee defines a jury for assessment of contestants.
  10. The groups march in procession in a predetermined of the organizers order, in a special section “Contest’’.
  11. With good will, each group has up to 2 minutes to present itself and the main idea.
  12. Evaluation criteria”:    13.1. Ingenious script, sequencing, ‘’dialogue’’ with the audience;     13.2. Artistic attendance – lifelike images, impactful facial expressions and dialogue gestures performance, filling the carnival trace with dances and music;    13.3. Integral group performance – funny, artistic and attractive performance of the main conception;    13.4. Staging – set design /attractive model, platform, requisite, costumes and fancy dresses, greasepaint, choreography, sound recording.


1. Each group receives a certificate of participation.

2. The jury adjudicate four prizes:

  • one in each of the three categories, reserving the right not to award or to award a consolation prize up to 300 bulgarian leva.
  • On line voting  audience award – with on-line voting till  May 25 th, 2018 – at

3. Money prize:

  • Small group – must not exceed 5 members – 500 leva;
  • Middle group – must not exceed 10 members – 1300 leva;
  • Large group – over 10 members – 2200 leva;
  • Audience award – surprise from Gabrovo.
  1. The winners will be announced on May 25 th 2018.


1. Other carnival participants, out of the contest context, also observe the procedure and notify the Organizers by submitting an application form and a brief performing annotation, observing explicitly mentioned terms and state their unwillingness for participation in the contest.

2. Gabrovo Municipality has the right to make and use the carnival audio, video and photo documentation for personal purposes, without any obligations.

3.Parade participation is automatically considered as an agreement to be filmed.

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