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A characteristic feature of the World Folk Championship is that all performances are recorded with professional audio and television equipment, and the best of them are broadcasted on more than 20 cable televisions in Bulgaria, three satellite TVs all over Europe, as well as on the EuroFolkTV at The main purpose of the World Folk Championship is to preserve and popularize traditional folk arts using capabilities of the mass media.

Concerts of the World Folk Championship are broadcasting live on the EuroFolkTV World TV Internet.

Formations that can take part in the competition:

• folklore ensembles;

• folk singing and dance groups;

• choirs;

• folk dance clubs;

• groups for old urban songs;

• brass and folk orchestras;

• individual performers and duets;

The jury evaluates on the following 3 criteria:

1. Level of complexity and performance technique

2. Presentation / costumes, requisition, production, selection of repertoire /

3.Stage behavior / scene behavior, contact with the audience, broadcasting, artistic /

At the discretion of the jury, the “Orpheus” nomination is awarded, which gives the right to participate in the World Grand Prix “Orpheus”.

The gold medals are awarded to the champions, and silver and bronze medals for second and third place. Prize winners are awarded awards for laureates and a diploma for the World Champion of Folklore for 2019 in the respective category.

Individual gold, silver, and bronze medals with the corresponding diplomas can be awarded in the individual categories.

All participants receive, Diplomas and Prizes.

The scores of the teams that have appeared in the World Folk World Championship 2019 World Cup competition are eligible for World Ranking List of Folklore.

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