The recording window for 'The World Solo Amateur Piping Competition' @ Piping Live! 2021 is Friday 30th July - Sunday 8th August 2021.
Please take time to read All the information below, which includes the rules and clear information on how to record your video submission.
Please Read: It is key for each competitor to say the words 'The CLASP World Solo Amateur' at the start of each video introduction and also please note that ALL Light Music events enter should be recorded in one video take and emailed as ONE video link that is unedited. Competitors can include short breaks between events for tuning and to have a drink of water!
* I would recommend that competitors type the names of any own choice tunes in the description box when uploading the performance to YouTube!
Below are the relevant excel links to view competitors for each event, assigned judges for each event and the tunes selected by the judges for grades 1 and 2. Please use the labelled tabs in the excel file to navigate through the different grades/events.
Competitors Recording Window- Friday 30th July - Sunday 8th August 2021
Deadline for competitors YouTube video links - All YouTube links should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight (UK time) on Sunday 8th August.
The Results followed by a Live Interactive Discussion with the Judging Panel - Sunday 15th August starting at 6pm via The CLASP Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/TheCLASP. The live discussion with the judging panel will commence immediately following the results using the same platform as the results will be live streamed on. Results will also be publish on the News section of The CLASP website and on https://bagpipe.news/
The Rules for a Video Submission Competition:
VIDEO Submission Rules
- Competition video submissions should be recorded in the date window outlined by the CLASP
- All entries will be video submitted using the free platform, You Tube.
- Videos should be submitted separately for Light Music and Piobaireachd events.
- One video link only is required for Light Music events and one (separate) video link is required for Piobaireachd.
Light Music events should be recorded in one video take and the recording should not be paused or edited. Competitors can include tuning and can stop between events to retune or have a drink , but the video should not be stopped.
- Each video submission must be made in one complete take (no editing allowed), but use as many attempts as you want.
- CLASP competitors should introduce themselves at the start of their video recording and include the following information: Name/ Grade /Light Music or Piobaireachd event/ Name of Competition and year. For example: My name is John Smith and I will be taking part in the Grade 3 Light Music events for the CLASP World Solo Amateur Competition, 2021. (This information should also be included when uploading your competition recording(s) on You Tube. Please see the video link below, which was recorded by CLASP admin and includes the basic steps to correctly uploading a video privately on YouTube using a smartphone and then emailing the link:
- For Light Music events, competitors can stop between events to re tune or have a drink of water. (But should not stop the video recording until all events entered are complete)
- Competitor's videos should show most or all of the body, including your head. Videos must be lighted properly so your face and hands can be clearly seen. Videos with poor lighting or sound may not be accepted.
- Competitors are allowed to tune up prior to starting their performance and between events, just as you would in a regular competition setting.
- Video submissions should be uploaded to You Tube and then competitors should email the video link(s) to email@example.com by the set deadline.
- CLASP recommends that competitors list their uploaded video submission as 'Unlisted'. 'Unlisted' videos allow you to control who can view your video and only those you share the link with can view the video submission.
- All video submissions must be emailed to CLASP admin by midnight (UK time) on the closing date of video submissions.
- CLASP admin will share each competitors’ video submission link with their relevant judge for the adjudication process.
Once the closing date for video submissions passes, competitor’s videos links will be sent to their relevant judge(s) for the adjudication process.
Announcement of Winners
Winners will be announced in a Facebook video announcement approximately one/two weeks following the close of competition video submissions and results will also be posted on the news section of the CLASP website.
Crit sheets will be emailed out to each competitor following the announcement of results. Please allow a few days for this admin process.
Highland attire is required (unless circumstances prevent due to travel restrictions)
By entering this competition, all performers give CLASP permission to publish their performances in part and/or in full on the digital/social media channels selected for the competition