On behalf of MEAKULTURA Foundation we proudly announce the first nationwide
competition for the Polish Music Critics “KROPKA” (“DOT”).
The aim of the competition is to promote music criticism in both printed and
electronic media as well as to support people debuting in this field. The
competition is also supposed to encourage people to participate actively in
the music culture and to shape a positive image of music criticism.
WE WOULD ALSO LIKE TO PRESENT THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF FOREIGN MUSIC CRITICS AND
WHO DEVOTED THEIR WORK TO RESEARCH AND PROMOTION OF POLISH MUSIC AND WHO ARE
NOT SUFFICIENTLY KNOWN IN OUR COUNTRY.
We found the following article on Polish Music on your website
We would like to submit this text for the competition and we kindly ask
for your consent.
The deadline for submissions is the 25th of February so we would be very
grateful for the answer.
Prizes will be awarded in three categories:
1. First Prize for the best text about music published in 2014 – three
equivalent awards will be given in this category.
• for a debutant, i..e., a person who has not completed studies related to
music and does not work professionally in the field of journalism
• for a blogger or a person who maintains a Polish weblog about music
3. SPECIAL AWARD for the text about Polish music published outside the
country in a given calendar year, in a language other than Polish. Texts may
include single articles, reviews, blogs and music columns published
regularly in printing or electronic press. An author cannot have Polish
Candidates (only natural persons) should submit their
entries via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.The text should be
attached to the mail. Entries on behalf of another person will be accepted
only if the author of the text was informed and gave his or her consent.
You will find the terms and conditions of the competition as well as the
timetable in the following link.
The competition is open to all music genres and musical styles. Everyone is
invited to participate in the contest: publicists raising various musical
issues – both professionals, publishing their articles in printed or
electronic media and amateurs, debutants, as well as bloggers. Any form of
expression will be accepted – we are interested in reviews, essays, columns
or blog entries. However, criteria that will be specifically taken into
account when assessing include value of the work and the quality of writing.
The competition jury deliberations will take place in March 2015. Panel of
judges includes 7 people: music critics, musicologists, artists representing
different fields of art and different music institutions. Among them are:
Daniel Cichy (the head of the jury, the head of Polish Music Publishing
House), Joanna Grotkowska, Anna Chęćka-Gotkowicz, Weronika
Grozdew-Kołacińska, Piotr Metz, Miłosz Bembinow and Mariusz Herma.
Polish Society of Authors and Composers ZAiKS is the sponsor of the awards.
This year Polish Music Publishing House 's Head Special Award will be given.
The award ceremony will take place at 10th of May 2015 in Polish Music
Publishing House [PWM] on Fredry 8 Street, Warsaw. The event will accompany
Warsaw Music Encounters [Warszawskie Spotkania Muzyczne].
I hope that the idea of the competition will meet your interest.
Please, do not hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions.
Ewa Schreiber, PhD (VicePresident of MEAKULTURA Foundation)
Thank you for taking part in the MusicWeb International Forum.
Len Mullenger - Founder of MusicWeb