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  1. The Festival proceedings and awards decisions shall be under the management of “Yip’s Music Festival” (hereinafter referred to as YMF). Thus the governing authority shall reside with the YMF Committee whose executive decisions are final
  2. All matters not dealt with in the Rules and Regulations shall be referred to the YMF Committee whose decisions and governing authority shall be final and binding on all matters concerned.
  3. Complaints and protests will only be considered upon receipt of a written submission to the YMF Executive Committee. Complaints may be written and submitted at any time; however a formal review will only be conducted after the completion of the Festival by the YMF Executive Committee. Emergency complaints may always be directed to any member of the Committee.
  4. It is the commitment of the YMF Executive Committee to ensure fairness and impartiality. All final decisions reside within the governing authority of the YMF Executive Committee and the director.
  5. The Festival is open to Canadian amateurs only.
  6. By entering YMF 2021 Online Competition, the participant automatically agrees to accept and abide by the Rules and Regulations below.

General Rules & Regulations

The following rules have been prescribed to ensure fairness for all participants. Please read them carefully before applying to participate in the Festival. Failure to comply with any of the provisions of the following rules may result in the performance being judged as non-competitive, in which case the participant will be permitted to perform and will receive comments only but no mark or ranking will be given.


  1. YMF 2021 is an ONLINE MUSIC FESTIVAL; all entries are submitted in the form of Performance Videos. They will be adjudicated by YMF 2021 Panel of Adjudicators.
  2. By submitting a performance video, the participant is providing authorization to YMF to use the video for adjudication and potential future retransmission.
  3. The Festival is open to amateurs only. An amateur is defined by an individual whose principal means of livelihood is not obtained from the profession of music and who has not been received renumeration for the practice of music as a major source of his/her income.
  4. The Festival is open to participants whose residence is within Canada only; all provinces are welcome.
  5. No age limit is imposed, except where indicated.In such cases, the age of Participant as of January 1, 2021 will be considered. Classes designated as “Open” are offered for competitors of all ages, within the guidelines noted for the particular classes. For all classes where an age requirement is stated, participants must provide a proof-of-age document at the time of application. Such a proof of-age document must be government certified such as a health card, passport, or birth certificate. A photocopy of the document is acceptable.

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