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a. All submissions should be made via the website using the institutions log on.
b. Submissions should only be made by the person appointed not individual students. http://fidelthemusical.org/school-dashboard/.
c. Submissions need to include a text file with the song lyrics, an mp3 for the music, a music score, a brief paragraph describing the rationale for the lyrics and a paragraph describing the musical style and tone.
d. All submissions should be submitted using the submission form.
e. All submissions need to include names and contact details for the authors and composers involved.
f. A consent form will also need to be signed and included with submission by each author and/or composer. If the individual is under 18 years old the consent form will also need to be signed by the student’s legal parent or guardian. The consent form can be found here
g. Any submission not containing the appropriate consent forms, being incomplete or failing to comply with any of the competition requirements will not be eligible for consideration.6. Submissions will be subject to plagiarism checks. Any submission which is found to be plagiarised will be removed from consideration. 7. All entries will be judged by a panel of judges, depending on the response to the competition this may include public involvement. They will consider a range of factors including composition, technical ability, originality, interpretation of the brief as set out on the Fidel the musical website and in the judges’ opinion are the best fit for the script. For more information about the criteria and brief see the website found here http://fidelthemusical.org. 8. The judges’ decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into. 9. Competition Prizes
a. For the Student:
i. £250 for the best overall entry;
ii. £100 to the runner up entry;
iii. £50 to the third best entry;
iv. All winning entries will receive a certificate from the University of Southampton;
b. For the Participating Institution, upon request and with prior written agreement with the University:
i. Institutions which submit at least one entry to the competition will be able to stage the musical once, free of charge, for a maximum of four nights, up to and until 31st December 2020;
ii. Institutions which have a winning submission to the competition will be able to stage the musical twice, free of charge, for a maximum of eight nights in total, up to and until 31st December 2025. The University will consider reasonable requests for additional production from all Institutions with winning submissions.10. If any winner is unable to be contacted after reasonable attempts have been made, the University reserves the right to offer the prize to a runner up. 11. The University reserves the right, at its discretion, to cancel this competition or amend the entry deadline and/or dates on which winners will be announced and judging arrangements (but not the judging criteria). 12. Entrants shall retain copyright of the lyrics and/or musical compositions they create and submit to the competition. However by entering the competition all authors and composers, in accordance with the licence set out below, give the University permission to use the submission for stage, film, television, audio or online purposes of any production of the musical about Fidel Castro and for marketing and publicity of the same. 13. All authors and composers hereby grant to the University of Southampton a non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free, sub-licensable, worldwide licence to copy, adapt, rearrange, perform, reproduce, distribute, communicate, broadcast and make publically available their submission in conjunction with the musical. No royalty or other fees will be payable by the University to the institution, authors or composers, (or any third parties licenced by it) for any of the above uses. 14. While we will make every effort to credit music and/or lyrics to the appropriate authors and composers we cannot guarantee that every use will include the authors and composers names. 15. The University is the Data Controller for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998 and any personal data relating to authors and composers will be used solely for the purpose of contacting winners, crediting authors and composers, publicity and otherwise as envisaged by these terms and conditions, and as required by law. The personal data of entrants will not otherwise be disclosed to a third party without the individual’s prior consent, or consent of a guardian or adult if appropriate. 16. By submitting a response to this competition you and all authors and composers agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. 17. These rules are governed by the laws of England and Wales. This competition is administered by the University of Southampton.