Before submitting your applications and any forms or orders on our website, please read all rules and regulations. The Terms and Conditions are imposed by RMC - Royale Music Competition (hereafter the Competition), a service owned by World Classical Music Ltd, office 201 10 courtenay road east lane Wembley HA9 7ND, England and Wales, vat 431136143, crn 14356008. By submitting the application form, the candidates or their parents or legal guardians understand and accept these requirements, rules and regulations.
1.1 All Royale Music competitions are held by online video submission eg. through YouTube upload. Applications from musicians who are under the age of 18 must be filled out and submitted by a parent or legal guardian.
1.2 For seasonal competitions, candidates can choose to enter into more than one category if they wish. If they do, candidates will need to submit additional application forms. Applicants will need to pay for each category the candidate enters into.
1.3 For seasonal competitions, candidates can only play one musical instrument for each application. An additional musical instrument will need to be submitted as another application.
1.4 Candidates can apply in the same category with different instruments. They can also apply to different categories with different instruments.
1.5 Candidates can submit separate videos for different pieces.
1.6 Jury members who are currently teaching or have taught a candidate in the past two years must refrain from assessing their performance(s).
1.7 All candidates of the seasonal competitions will receive an official certificate in digital format, ready for printing. Only the Prize/Award winners are qualified to order the winner trophy, which is at an additional cost. All participants can order the paper certificate at an additional cost.
1.8 The international jury’s decisions are final and not to be discussed. The individual jury’s votes, marks and opinions are strictly confidential and will not be published.
1.9 For seasonal competitions, depending on candidates' instruments/voice type/categories/ages, the competition committee will decide and send their videos to different portions of judges, from the published seasonal jury members. Marks will be given based on the quality of the candidates' overall performance and musicianship.
2. General Condition for Competitions and Online Events
2.1 The application fee is non-refundable.
2.2 Applicants must submit the video before the deadline. If the applicant is willing to change the video, he/she must send a clear email request with one video link before the application deadline. Any irresolute instructions or indecisive, misleading information may cause the applications refused.
2.3 Instrumentalists other than the piano can send their performances with or without accompaniment. In the case of having accompaniment in the video, the accompanist will not be judged. Only the contestant’s performance will be judged and scored by the jury members.
2.4 The competition video submitted must contain the exact pieces for the chosen category. Submitting a long video and specifically asking to use part of it for the competition is not allowed. Doing this may cause the applications refused.
2.5 For the professional standard, the judgement and comments will be made exclusively upon material received. Any personal conditions or other additional accomplishments of a candidate must not be mentioned to jury members, and will not be considered for judging. The judgement and comments will be made exclusively upon the received candidate's performance quality. Candidates and parents must not attempt to contact jury members or pass any personal messages to jury members during the judging period.
2.6 To ensure the fairness of the competitions, contacting a jury member for any topic or matter regarding Royale Music Competition during the competition adjudication period (the day after the deadline until the day the results publish) is strictly prohibited. Any Candidate, parent of the Candidate, who makes an attempt, or on whose behalf any attempt is made, to communicate with any member of the Jury during the adjudication period may face penalties such as disqualification, removing all previous award points, banning from further entries to the competition. This is also to ensure jury members give their marks without taking any external influence and pressure.
2.7 The international jury’s decisions are final and not to be discussed. The individual jury’s votes, marks and opinions are strictly confidential and will not be published.
2.8 If the application fee has been refused, or charged back, in any case, the application will be considered cancelled, and any previously submitted applications will be withdrawn automatically.
2.9 By participating in all events hosted by Royale Music Competition, the applicant grants us all rights to use and publish the candidate's name, likeness, recordings, and other material in accordance with the Competition's needs (promotion, social media, etc.) with no expectation of payment.
2.10 Each candidate is responsible for copyright/ownership of the audio/video/photo they submit to the Royal Music Competitions and online events.
2.9 During the application process, the Competition collects necessary personal data from the application form, this data being necessary for the various procedures of the Competition. The data is held on a secure database and only the following information is made public: family name, first name, biography, and photographs. The unpublished information is not shared with third parties. Competitors have a right to view their data, and they can request, in writing, to have their data amended or refuse permission for its use once the Competition has ended.
2.10 To the fullest extent permitted by law, we hereby exclude and shall not have any liability to any entrant or prize winner in connection with or arising out of any Competition howsoever caused, including for any costs, expenses, forfeited prizes, damages and other liabilities.
2.11 Royale Music Competition reserves the right of exclusion of the publication from the competition record and history in case of damage to the reputation of Royale Music Competition brand.
2.12 We reserve the right to change the conditions from time to time, and your continued use of the Website (or any part thereof) following such change shall be deemed to be your acceptance of such change. It is your responsibility to check regularly to determine whether the Conditions have been changed. If you do not agree to any change to the Conditions then you must immediately stop using the Website.
3. Awards and Free Gifts
3.1 Royale Music Competition will take no responsibility for the Prize awarded after delivery. There is no insurance, tax, or warranty that comes with the Prizes and we cannot be held responsible for the Prize or any costs it incurs once handed over to the Winner.
3.2 All physical prizes and free gifts are non-exchangeable, and non-transferable and no cash alternatives will be offered.
3.3 It is your responsibility to ensure that the delivery address you give us is correct and accurate and that there is somebody to sign for and take delivery of the goods from the delivery service used. If the prize is returned to us because the courier or you provided an inaccurate address, or the postal service could not complete the delivery to you for whatever reason, then you will be responsible for the redelivery costs.
4. Medal Order and other Paid Physical Item
4.1 It is your responsibility to check and understand the product details and safety notice provided on the product pages before placing the orders. The weights, measurements, size dimensions and capacities shown on the Site are provided as the best estimate only variations in the manufacturing processes, your monitor settings and your computer hardware may affect the fabrics and designs of the Products meaning that the Products delivered may have minor differences in appearance to how they are displayed and described on the Site.
4.2 Be aware that: the colours which are shown on the Site will depend on many factors – including your computer display settings; and we cannot guarantee that your monitor's display of any colour will accurately reflect the colour of the products on delivery and/or receipt. The weights, measurements, sizes dimensions and capacities shown on the Site are provided as a best estimate only variations in the manufacturing processes, your monitor settings and your computer hardware may affect the fabrics and designs of the Products meaning that the Products delivered may have minor differences in appearance to how they are displayed and described on the Site.
4.3 All Products are subject to availability - we may not be able to supply your order.
4.4 We will deliver the goods ordered by you to the address you give us for delivery at the time you make your order. It is your responsibility to ensure that the delivery address you give us is correct and accurate and that there is somebody to sign for and take delivery of the goods from the delivery service used. If your order is returned to us because the courier or you provided an inaccurate address, or the postal service could not complete the delivery to you for whatever reason, then you will be responsible for the redelivery costs.
4.5 All orders are delivered using a registered courier. We cannot be held responsible for any delays once the goods have left us and are in possession of the courier. We are unable to guarantee the delivery time will not be affected by unforeseen issues affecting our carrier. Under these circumstances, we do not issue any form of compensation.
4.6 You will become the owner of the goods you have ordered when they have been dispatched to you. Once goods have been delivered to you they will be held at your own risk and we will not be liable for their loss or destruction.
4.7 We make no promise that materials on our website are appropriate or available for use in locations outside the United Kingdom, and accessing the website from territories where its contents are illegal or unlawful is prohibited. If you choose to access this site from locations outside the United Kingdom, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.
4.8 For customized physical item orders, returns and exchanges are not acceptable. For non-customized physical item orders, if you are not completely satisfied with your order for any reason, you have the right to return them within 14 working days, which commence from the date of delivery, for credit or refund. It is your responsibility to return goods in their original pristine condition and packaging. Any costs incurred by you in returning your goods shall be your responsibility unless previously agreed by ourselves.
4.9 When ordering products for delivery outside of the mainland UK you may be subject to import duties and taxes, which are levied once the package reaches the specified destination. Any additional charges for customs clearance must be borne by you; we have no control over these charges. Customs policies vary widely from country to country, so you should contact your local customs office for further information.
5. Award Point and Ranking System
5.1 When using Royale Music Competition Service (provided by World Classical Music Ltd UK), we may provide you with opportunities to acquire a limited license to access award points, associated with your competition account (collectively, “Virtual Content”). When you earn award points, you only get a license to access it for special events such as Musician of the Year. You have no ownership in any of the award points you gain and you can’t transfer them to someone else. Award points and ranking have no monetary value, are generally game-specific and you can’t redeem award points for any type of “real world” money or obtain any refunds. When you obtain an award point from us, what we are actually giving you is a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, revocable, limited right and license to use that Virtual Content only in connection with your use of the applicable Royale Music Competition Services.
5.2 In an effort to constantly improve the Royale Music Competition, evolve our competitions and keep it safe, fun, and secure, we have the right to delete, alter, move, remove, or transfer any and all award points, in whole or in part, at any time, with or without notice to you, and with no liability of any kind to you. We won’t delete your award points without notice (such as through posts on our website, social media or email) unless your competition account and participation qualification are terminated by us for a legitimate reason or by you under section 2.6. We may sometimes change the number of award points in need for certain special events (for example, we might increase the number of award points needed to enter special events, such as Annual Competition). We normally only do this in incremental steps but we’ll publish the notice (such as through information on our website, social media or newsletter) if we plan to make changes that will significantly impact your award points. We don’t provide or guarantee, and expressly disclaim, any value, cash or otherwise, attributed to any data residing on servers we operate or control, including any award point attributed to your account.
Royale Music Competition reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change, modify, add or delete any part of these Terms at any time without further notice to you. We recommend that you revisit these Terms regularly to keep informed of the current Terms that apply to your use of the Website and the delivery of your products. Your continued access and use of the Website after any changes or updates constitutes your acceptance of the new Terms. It is your responsibility to regularly check the Website and determine if there have been any changes to these Terms.