1. Travel and Accommodation
Competitors who are selected for the Competition in Kerikeri are responsible for making their own travel arrangements.
KIPC has a small travel fund available to help contestants who experience problems with funding their travel to NZ. Contestants may apply for a cash contribution towards travel costs (paid in NZ$) which would be paid on arrival in Kerikeri. Closing date for applications 31 July 2018
- Contestants from New Zealand up to $100
- Contestants from Australia up to $200
- Contestants from other countries up to $500
In keeping with Kerikeri tradition, competitors will be offered complimentary home-stay accommodation with members of the Kerikeri community. Hosts assist with transport to and from the competition venue.
Please note this is for contestants only, family and friends will be able to find suitable accommodation in one of the many motels in Kerikeri. (Exceptions will be made for any contestant under the age of 16 who requires a chaperone)
Alternatively, competitors can choose to arrange their own accommodation at their own expense.
2. The Competition Venue
The Competition venue is the Turner Centre at Kerikeri which has a 400 seat concert hall. Please go to www.turnercentre.co.nz for more information.
The Competition piano will be supplied and maintained by Global Piano Services
Each competitor will be allocated a practice session on this piano prior to the start of the event.
A further practice time will be allocated to each finalist on the Sunday morning prior to the Final in the afternoon.
Good quality practice pianos will be available at the Turner Centre and also at other locations around Kerikeri. Transport will be provided.
All competitors must arrive in Kerikeri by 5.00pm Tuesday 25 September 2018, in time to attend the Competitors’ Briefing at the Turner Centre, Kerikeri.
The official opening and draw for playing order will be held on Wednesday 26 September at 6.00pm in the Turner Centre, followed by the Opening Recital by one or more of the judges.
All competitors are required to attend.
5. Performance rights
While in Kerikeri, competitors are exclusively bound by contract to the Competition, which has the right, without payment of fees or royalties to:
(i) Televise, film, video, tape, broadcast or photograph all stages of the Competition for media or any other purpose.
(ii) Produce and distribute without limit, recordings of all stages of the Competition, either in whole or part, including prize winners’ recitals.
(iii) Produce documentary or feature films. Competitors must be available for media calls as arranged by the Competition organisers, and all approaches to the media must be made through and with the approval of the Competition Director.