The Competition's objective is to inspire the creation of outstanding, artistic, concert-quality instruments and bows. Workmanship and tone judges are instructed to identify those instruments and bows having the greatest artistic merit, technical execution, and in the case of instruments, tone quality.
Anyone can submit an instrument in the general competition for a fee (fees to be determined)
Members of the SVA are eligible for special competitions honoring regional makers.
Nashville, TN – actual venue is being sought at this time.
We’re working on it!
The Southern Violin Association will take all reasonable precautions to ensure the safety of instruments or bows entered into the competition. However, the Assoc. is not responsible for any loss, damage or destruction to any instruments or bows during the competition. Competitors are responsible for insuring their own instruments.
Each instrument maker may enter at most one (1) violin, one (1) viola, one (1) cello, and one (1) bass in the Competition. Quartets will not be judged in the initial 2013 competition. For later competitions the competition committee may establish rules for submitting quartets.
COMPETITION ENTRY FEES
Fees will be established by the competiton committee.
There will be selection of First, Second, and Third prizes in each category – Workmanship, and Tone. A Grand Prize may be awarded to the instrument that garners the most points when both categories are added together.
Special prizes may be issued, as determined by the committee, and may include some of the following:
· Finest varnish/finish – not antiqued
· Finest Antiqued finish
· Finest Scroll work
· Audience prize for tone
· Highest Score for Regional Maker