No member of the Native
Rhythms Festival Organizing
Committee may enter. Otherwise, this competition is open to
all flute makers, both vendors and non-vendors.
- The maker must present
his/her own flute(s) in person at the time of competition
- A minimum of two entries
will be required for competition to proceed.
- For the purpose of this
competition, a Native American style flute is an
instrument constructed with:
A separate Slow Air
Chamber (SAC) and sound chamber and a barrier between them,
An external block that
contributes to directing the airflow between the chambers,
And 5 or 6 playing
Flutes may be of any
key or tuning (e.g., minor pentatonic, diatonic, etc.).
However, it will be to the competitor’s advantage to use a
common tuning that the judges would be familiar with to allow
them to easily evaluate the flute intonation.
- There is no required
theme for this competition. All flutes must have a
theme but entrants are free to select their own.
- Any signatures, trademarks,
or other identifying markings must be covered.
- All flutes must have “NRF
18” or “NRF 2018” somewhere on the flute.
- The fee to enter a flute is
$20.00 (checks made payable to “NHGI”).
Application fees are not refundable. An
individual may enter only one flute.
Rules and Procedures
- The Native
Rhythms Festival organizing
committee will select not fewer than three judges who are
qualified to evaluate the entrants’ flutes by the
criteria listed below. Judges may not be related to any of
the entrants. Judges will be identified and acknowledged
at the event.
- The decisions of the judges
are final and not subject to appeal. Competitors’ scores
will not be disclosed
to competitors or the public.
- The criteria for judging
will be as follows (100 points total):
Voice/tone quality (25
tuning) (25 points)
Overall creativity (10
Theme (10 points)
- All flutes, with completed
entry forms and the application fees, must be presented to
the competition registration table by 10 AM on Saturday,
November 10th. An
identification number will be assigned to each flute at
registration. Judging will be “blind” in that the judges
will be aware of only the identification numbers.
- The names of the award
winners will be announced as specified on the event
schedule. Entrants may pick up their flute beginning one
hour after the winners are announced. This
notification will be announced from the main stage. This
will allow festival guests to see the winning flutes all in
- Trophies and cash awards
will be awarded for first, second, and third place finishers
based on total scores. Cash
awards are as follows: First
Place: $100, Second Place: $75, and Third Place is $50.
- The 2017 first place winner
is not permitted to enter the 2018 competition.
- Possession or use of
alcoholic beverages is prohibited by event rules. Anyone
violating this rule will be disqualified and asked to leave
the event grounds immediately, not to return.
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and Waiver and Release of Claims
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Registration Form", confirms
that I have read the above entitled document herein and, I
hereby grant NATIVE
RHYTHMS FESTIVAL, its
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and designees (collectively “NRF”) non-revocable permission
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