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RULES AND REGULATIONS

International Singing Contest scen@niemena

1. The Contest is an integral part of the 14th Niemen Non Stop Young Talents Festival.

2. The Contest is open to all young people between 15-30 years of age, from Poland or abroad.

3. Participants of the Contest may be soloists or groups - both vocal and vocal-instrumental. The Grand Prix laureates of the previous Contest editions are excluded from participation.

4. The entries must consist of compositions created by Czesław Niemen and/or pieces created by other authors but included in Czesław Niemen repertoire.

5. Each participant must submit any 2 songs from  Czesław Niemen repertoire (the length of each song must not exceed 4 min.) in a language of choice. The songs will be evaluated by the Qualifying Committee.

NOTE: Songs chosen from the Organizer's List of Recommended Works will be additionally rewarded by both the Qualifying Committee and the Jury during the Contest.

6. The entries must include a completed entry form with recorded songs, clearly described (with song titles and authors) together with the picture of the competitor. The soloists must additionally submit the songs' sheet music (keyboard instruments, bass guitar, drums). The cut-off date for entry submission is 20 September 2020 . The entries may be sent by regular post (Słupski Ośrodek Kultury/Emcek, ul. S. Banacha 17, 76-200 Słupsk, with annotation ‘NIEMEN NON STOP’) or electronically – by e-mail ( ). Applicants must confirm the sending of their form by phone.

7. The Qualifying Committee will select 'The Golden Ten' (soloists or bands) to perform and compete for the prizes during the the Final Concert. The participants will be notified of the Comittee decision by 25 September 2020  by phone or e-mail.

8. During the Final Concert the selected participants will perform one of the submitted songs from Czesław Niemen repertoire chosen by the Qualifying Committee.

9. During the Final Concert the soloists will be accompanied by a professional instrumental band. The performances will be evaluated by a Jury of prominent Polish musicians and music journalists.

10. The rehearsals are scheduled for 10 October 2020 in Słupski Ośrodek Kultury/ OT Rondo (both soloists and bands). The rota will be set up by the organizers.

11. The organizers do not provide transportation or accommodation for the contestants. There is a possibility to arrange for accommodation booking by the organizers.

NOTE: The participants submitting their entry must accept these rules and regulations as well as the Organizer's rights to free and unlimited use of both the submitted materials and of the audio/video recordings of all the participants' performances.

The organizers of the 14th Niemen Non Stop Young Talents Festival are: Stowarzyszenie KOLEKTYW and Słupski Ośrodek Kultury.

The pool of financial prizes  ammounts to 15.000 PLN , funded by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage  together with the Marshall of Pomorskie Voivodeship .

List of Recommended Works 

Sieroctwo (music by Cz.Niemen / lyrics by C.Norwid)

Moja piosnka [II] (music by Cz.Niemen / lyrics by C.Norwid)

Laur dojrzały (music by Cz.Niemen / lyrics by C.Norwid)

Idącej kupić talerz Pani M (music by Cz.Niemen / lyrics by C.Norwid)

Moja ojczyzna [wersja 77 wydana na albumie "Pamiętam ten dzień" przez Polskie Radio] (music by Cz.Niemen / lyrics by C.Norwid)

Pieśń Wernyhory [wersja pierwsza] (music by Cz.Niemen / lyrics by C.Norwid)

Pielgrzym (music by Cz.Niemen / lyrics by C.Norwid)

Daj mi wstążkę błękitną (music by Cz.Niemen / lyrics by C.Norwid)

Zapytaj? (music by Cz.Niemen / lyrics by C.Norwid)

Domani (music by Cz.Niemen / lyrics by Ingrosso)

Strange Is This World (music & lyrics by Cz.Niemen / translated by P.Brodowski)

What A Beautiful Women You Are (music & lyrics by Cz.Niemen / translated by P.Brodowski)

Przecież nas wita... (music by M.Sewen / lyrics by J.Hohensee)

Kalibielnaja (music & lyrics by A.Babajew)

I'm Reaching Out To The People (music by Cz.Niemen / lyrics by N.Simon)

Status mojego ja (music & lyrics by Cz.Niemen)

The List was compiled by Roman Radoszewski