Conditions of entry


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International song and music competition
for singers and musicians 
(over 36)

Kismet, already well known all over the world through GEF- the World Creativity Festival in schools and for sanremoJunior International song and music competition for soloists singers and soloists musicians from 6 to 15 years old – is now organizing the third singing and musical contest for singers and musicians over 36 “sanremoSenior.

 The Finals of “sanremoSenior” will take place at “Teatro dell’Opera del Casinò” of Sanremo and last two days, Friday 25th and Saturday 26th October 2019.


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Participants over 36 from any Country, are allowed to take part in the contest of “sanremoSenior”.


The Participants for the various sections of ages can have their birthday within the 31st of December 2019.

Participants that have already participated in former years editions of sanremoSenior are not admitted.



The contest is divided into 4 categories (SA, SB, SC, SD), each of them subdivided into sections, that is:

CATEGORY SA : Soloist Singers – two sections Any kind of music, but not opera.

  • SA1. From 36 to 59 years old
    • singer – songwriter (own text and music)
    • performer


  • SA2, 60 and over
    • singer – songwriter (own text and music)
    • performer


CATEGORY SB: Soloist Musicians – two sections

Any kind of music (All instruments are allowed)

  • SB1, From 36 to 59 years old
    • unpublished piece
    • published piece


  •  SB2, 60 and over
    • unpublished piece
    • published piece


CATEGORY SC: Bands (musicians and at least one singer) – one section

All kinds of music are allowed (excluding Lyric, Symphonic and Chamber music) and all the instruments are allowed. The organization will provide a battery and an electronic keyboard. Each additional instrument must be brought from the participant (s).

Minimum 4 members / Maximum 10 members


  • SC, 36 and over
    • a)unpublished piece
    • b)published piece


CATEGORY SD: Choirs – one section

All kinds of music are allowed (excluding Lyric, Symphonic and Chamber music).


Minimum  15 members

  • SD: 36 and over
    • unpublished piece
    • published piece


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All the participants are obliged to present for selection one piece that will be the same in all eventual following selections and Final.

The texts can be in Italian, any foreign language or any dialect. In case the language is not Italian or English, it is compulsory to present it with a translation into English.


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SELECTIONS (a piece on DVD or CD)

Within the 5th of September 2019 all participants have to send their entry forms, CDs / DVDs and enclose what is mentioned in Art.10, directly to:

sanremoSenior” / Kismet srl – Via Roma, 166 – 18038 Sanremo (Italy).


Among entries, songs and music pieces on CDs or DVDs, a Jury panel in charge by the Committee of “sanremoSenior” will select the admitted participants to the Final in Sanremo.

The Panel’s decisions are final.


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Sanremo: International Final (live)

The Finals of “sanremoSenior” will take place at “Teatro dell’Opera del Casinò” of Sanremo and last two days, Friday 25thand Saturday 26thOctober 2019 (dates still to be confirmed).

No choreographies or special lighting will be included, except for those which might be chosen by the organizers (their decision will be final) but that will have no bearing on the overall Panel decision.

On the Final

  • SA) The participants in category SA will perform live accompanied with their musical instrument or on their own musical base with no trace of vocals such as double voices or choirs sound, or they will be excluded from the competition with no reimbursement;
  • SB) The participants in category SB will perform live on their instrument, without orchestra or playing on a musical base.
  • The contest will take place in front of a Jury and an admitted a
  • The Panel’s decisions are final.


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ENTRY FEE to The Final in Sanremo (live performance)

The admission fee to the finals in Sanremo enclose:

  1. Welcome and registration at the welcome-desk by the staff of the organization
  2. A theatre with audio service and lights for the live performance
  3. Rehearsals
  4. Jury
  5. SIAE – copyrights fees of the music
    • Category SA (soloist singers) €   140 (per person)
    • Category SB (soloist musicians) €   140 (per person)
    • Category SC (groups or band) €   190 (per group)
    • Category SD (choirs) €    190 (per choir)

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Both published and unpublished pieces will be welcome in the contest.

All the participants are obliged to present for selection one piece that will be the same in all eventual following selections and final.

Each piece will last maximum 3,30 minutes and will be submitted as a recording in one of the following formats: CD or USB. They must be accompanied by a completed registration form and by a copy of the receipt as proof of payment for the entrance fee (see art.6).

The following details must be clearly written or printed on a sticker on the cover of the CD or USB: full name, title of the piece, genre, author, duration and clearly stating if it is an original piece or an arrangement, whether or not it was ever performed, etc.


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During the selections and during the International Final in Sanremo a panel of expert judges by the Committee of “sanremoSenior” will select admitted participants and the prize winners. The valuation will be based not only on the usual technical and artistic criteria, (intonation, colour, performing technique, expression, musicality and interpretation), but also on potential emerging both from the pieces performed and their performance.

The Panel’s decisions are final.

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The Organization will provide professional audio and lighting equipment (technical specifications will be communicated at a later stage).


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Forward the entry form to “sanremoSenior” c/o Kismet, Via Roma 166 -18038 SANREMO

Italy by the 5th of September 2019 including following:

  • 1 piece only recorded on USB or CD; The text for the song can be in Italian and or in any foreign language or any dialect. In case the language is not Italian or English, it is compulsory to present a text with translation into English or
  • Entry form filled in and
  • Copy of the participant’s identity
  • eventual tax code, fiscal code for invoice
  • 2 pass
  • Curriculum in Italian or English, max. 10
  • Forms about the privacy rules (UE n.679/2016)(GDPR), filled in and signed.
  • TV Talent Release Form – permission to broadcast filming of participants, filled in and signed.

The Organization is not responsible for possible postal mistakes or delays in any stage of the contest.


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Confirmation to all participants admitted to the International Final will be sent out by e- mail within the 16th of September 2019:

  • Entry confirmation letter
  • Hotel booking form to be filled in
  • SIAE-form to be filled in
  • Technical form to be filled in

All admitted participants have to send within the 30th of September 2019 by e-mail to :

  • Confirmation of participation in
  • Copy of payment of the admission fee to the Finals in
  • Hotel booking form filled in with copy of payment
  • SIAE form filled
  • Technical form filled


Any participant not providing all the items requested within the date above will be excluded.

Everything must be sent also in original by postal letter or by currier within the dates above.

Entry fee, and admission fee (see art.5) for the selection and the International Final must be paid to:

Banca CARIGE – Mombello – Sanremo Fil 301

Beneficiary: Kismet srl

Causal: (participant’s name) and sanremoSenior

IBAN: IT76 V061 7522 7000 0000 0810 220



No other sort of payment is possible.

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The participants must be punctual on the day, at the place and time established and communicated previously by the organization or they will be excluded from the competition with no reimbursement.

The texts in competition must not contain expressions which could be found offensive to common decency, and/or the State, Institutions, the Church, or any Religion.

During the performance, attitudes, clothes, movement or behaviour which could offend common decency, are not allowed. Moreover, it is compulsory for the participants to behave correctly according to the rules of public spirit during all stages of the contest and they must respect people and public property. In the case of any incorrect behaviour, the participant will be immediately disqualified.


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All entrants taking part in the competition Finals in Sanremo will undertake to pay for its own board and lodgings. For reasons of organization and event management, finalists and accompanying adults, or anyone spending nights in Sanremo while taking part in “sanremoSenior”, will need to book through the Organization of sanremoSenior choosing accommodation from the enclosed price list and packages in order to gain accreditation and be able to take part in the competition Finals.

Each participant admitted to the Finals will be sent a booking-form by the booking organization outlining modes of payment.


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Each participant will receive the diploma of participation of sanremoSenior.

  • “Grand Prix” for the absolute winner of sanremoSenior chosen by the Jury that can be one of the singing contest (category SA), one of the musician contest (category SB) or one of the band or Choir contests (category SC/SD).

The winner can perform with the winning piece on the stage of Teatro Ariston during the final stages of the 22nd edition of GEF, that will take place in dates still to be fixed,  probably in April / May 2020.

  • A trophy for each winner of every section in all categories
  • A trophy for the winner of the “Special prize” - Committee of “sanremoSenior”.
  • Diploma for the first 3 in each section in each of the four
  • Finalist-participation diploma for every other finalist of “sanremoSenior”.


The Jury reserves the right - according to its irreversible and final judgement - to assign further prizes than those already stated.

The Organization may also offer the finalists prizes and gadgets donated by possible sponsors


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Kismet, owner and organizer, reserves the right to record and/or film and/or broadcast the event in its entirety or in part, using any medium (print, photography, radio, television, audio-visual, internet, etc.) and to accompany the event with one or more promotion or publicity, without owing any payments to anyone or to any participants


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Any changes to the competition Final in Sanremo, which might occur due to technical or administrative reasons will be notified forthwith to the interested parties.


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All works received will remain the property of Kismet and will be published or used in other shows at Kismet’s discretion. No money will be owed to anyone or to any participant.


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All printed matter and logos are protected by copyright; therefore any unauthorized use is forbidden. Anyone trying to use any of them without authorization will be duly prosecuted.


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The Organizing Committee, the promoting association and the company providing technical support will not accept any liability for personal or material injuries or accidents occurring while travelling to/from or during the Festival.


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Anyone taking part in the event is expected to have read and understood the conditions set by these regulations and to accept them unconditionally.

Participation to the event also implies that each participant explicitly agrees to process all personal data provided, according to UE n.6798/2016 (GDPR).


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In case of any controversy, the competent court to deal with this matter will be the Sanremo / Imperia Courts of Law.



Entry Form

Privacy Form - TV Form

Condition of Entry PDF