Spoken word contest Verbum

The international online spoken word contest Verbum (“Verbum” means “Word” in Latin) is organized by the Spanish Festival Committee in collaboration with the European Association of Young Artists and the Fiestalonia Education Center for Distance Education.
Participation in this gives you the opportunity to be evaluated by internationally recognized jury members, directors and renowned artists, Universities professors and theater coaches. A chance to receive worthy European awards from the leading festival and competition organizing committee Fiestalonia Milenio,
working with more than thirty international organizations. The competition is supported by more than 20 ministries of culture and tourism countries of the world.

The sponsor of the international contest is the jewelry brand “Giverola”

📌 Country: Spain

📌 Reception of applications
before 5 of October 2021

📌 Evaluation of contestants
to 25 of October 2021.

What will the participants get?

  • International diplomas. We are an accredited Spanish organizer. All diplomas, certificates and other documentation issued by us comply with European standards and are protected by a QR code.
  • Certificates for teachers. Each teacher will receive a personalized international certificate with a Spanish seal and an evaluation of the preparation of the contestant which can be used in his portfolio.
  • Personal recommendations from the jury members. The opportunity to receive personal guidance with recommendations for the competition number from international experts from more than 5 countries, and the results of the competition will be available on our website in a public mode on an ongoing basis
  • Prestige. Fiestalonia cooperates with more than 30 universities, conservatories and choreographic academies around the world. We cooperate with dozens of prestigious international federations with more than 20 ministries of education and culture in Europe, Asia and America.
  • Trip to a contest in Spain. Special prizes from the sponsor of the competition – the jewelry brand Giverola the Grand prize-winners – receive a trip to Spain for participation in the Sea Sun Festival 2021 (hotel accommodation, three meals a day, participation in the competition and master classes are paid by the sponsor). Laureates of the first degrees receive a discount of 50% of the cost of participation and hotel accommodation at one of the prestigious competitions in Spain in 2021.

* Diplomas, letters of appreciation and personal recommendations are sent electronically to the e-mail specified by you in the application.
You can also order a printed version of the diploma with a “wet seal” for an additional fee, check with the organizers for details.

You take a video and send the application form

We accept applications, payment and links to videos from participants of the competition

The jury evaluates the contestants

The jury watches the video of the contestants and evaluate each one with the corresponding prizes on a 100 point scale.

Prizes, Diplomas, Certificates and recommendations of the jury

We send all the participants their well-deserved rewards by e-mail.
The Grand prize-winner receives from the sponsor of the competition – the jewelry brand Giverola – a trip to Spain for participation in the Sea Sun Festival 2021 (hotel accommodation, three meals a day, participation in the competition and master classes are paid by the sponsor).

Technical requirements

What are the video requirements?
– Choose a competitive performance for participation lasting up to 8 minutes;
– Upload the work on YouTube, Google Drive, Vkontakte, DropBox or any other service;
Which nominations are allowed
I: Poetry (free topic);
II: Prose (free topic);
IV: Monologue (free topic);
V: Dialogue (free topic).
How are the contestants evaluated?
By genres of performance and nominations, the awards are distributed among seven age groups:

participants who received up to 70 points become prize winners (copper diploma);
participants who received from 70 to 80 points – prize winners of the third degree (bronze diploma);
participants who received from 81 to 90 points become prize winners of the second degree (silver diploma);
participants who received from 91 to 99 points become prize winners of the first degree (gold diploma);
participants who received 100 points become winners of the grand prize of the contest “Verbum” (platinum diploma).

Competition Evaluation Criteria:
– Brightness and figurative expressiveness;
– Mastery of performance;
– Stage culture, artistry.

What level of performance do I need to be to enter the contest?
Don’t be afraid to participate in the contest, even if you just started your creative journey! We are as loyal as possible to the contestants, because our main goal is to support your creative abilities and help you to choose the right further ways of development.
What gives the diploma?
The international diploma of our competition is a confirmation of your creative skills by a team of international experts from 5 countries with many years of stage and teaching experience at universities and conservatories in the UK, Russia, Spain, Italy and the USA.
The diploma will become part of your portfolio and can be used for admission to educational institutions, various scholarships and grants.
Can I get the diploma by mail?
Yes, you can order the delivery of your printed awards in A4 format for an additional cost.
At the moment, we send diplomas, certificates and recommendations only in electronic form to the e-mail specified by you in the application.

The Jury of the contest The Song

The jury includes world renowned choreographers, vocalists, conductors, musicians, producers, music critics from Spain, France, Italy, China, the USA and other countries. The international jury is formed by the organizer of the competition.

Price for one participation

Payment should be made with a bank card independent of your currency. Your currency will be automatically converted to Euro.

Basic Participation

€21 / Participation

  • Participation in the competition
  • Evaluation by our Jury Members
  • Publishing the result on the site

Participation with Comments

€31 / Participation

  • Participation in the competition
  • Evaluation by our Jury Members
  • Publishing the result on the site
  • Recommendations from the Jury

Participation with video comment

€51 / Participation

  • Participation in the competition
  • Evaluation by our Jury Members
  • Publishing the result on the site
  • Video – recommendations from the Jury
  • Certificate for the teacher

Application form

If you have any questions or problems with your application, please contact the Online Consultant or by mail info@fiestalonia.com

Why should you participate in contests by Fiestalonia Milenio – Expert’s opinion:

More than 17 years

We help creative people express themselves

More than 35 annual competitions

all over the world in a wide variety of creative directions

More than 120,000 people

have already participated in our projects

Contestants from more than 60 countries

participate in our competitions

International Jury

International celebrities, teachers from conservatories, authors of educational methods

Cash grants of more than 260.000 €

talented children and their teachers have received training and further education