Universal Stars Music Competition - Terms and Rules

BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATIONS AND ANY FORMS ON OUR WEBSITE, PLEASE READ ALL RULES AND REGULATIONS. BY SUBMITTING THE APPLICATION FORM, THE CANDIDATES OR THEIR PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN UNDERSTANDS AND ACCEPTS THESE REQUIREMENTS, RULES AND REGULATIONS.

  • The competition is held by online video submission eg. through YouTube upload. Applications from musicians who are under the age of 18 must be filled and submitted by a parent or legal guardian.

  • 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. ​

  • Candidates can only play one musical instrument for each application. An additional musical instrument will need to be submitted as another application. Candidates can apply in the same category with different instruments. They can also apply into different categories with different instruments.​

  • Candidates can submit separate videos for different pieces.

  • Jury members who are currently teaching or have taught a candidate in the past two years must refrain from assessing their performance(s).​

  • All candidates of the seasonal competitions will receive an official certificate in digital format, ready for printing. Gold, Silver, and Bronze star winners are qualified to order the medal separately, which is at an additional cost. Seasonal paper certificates can be ordered for delivery by post, which is at an additional cost.​

  • The international jury’s decisions are final and not to be discussed. The individual jury’s votes and opinions are strictly confidential and will not be published. 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.   

  • The international jury will give each candidate’s performance a mark out of 30. An average mark of 26-30 will be awarded the Gold Star; An average mark of 21-25 will be awarded the Silver Star; An average mark of 16-20 will be awarded Bronze Star. There is no limited number for the star winners.​ 

  • 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, indecisive, misleading information may cause the applications to be rejected.​

  • 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 into judging. The judgement and comments will be made exclusively upon the received candidate's performance quality. Candidates, parents must not attempt to contact jury members or pass any personal messages to jury members during the judging period.​

  • 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.​

  • The video must contain the exact pieces for the chosen category. Submitting a long video and specifically ask to use part of it for the competition is not allowed.

  • Once the application fee has been submitted it cannot be refunded.

  • Universal stars music competition is organized by world musicians league. By participating in all events hosted under Universal Stars music competition, the applicant grants the organization all rights to use and publish the candidate's name, likeness, recordings, and other material in accordance with the Competition needs (promotion, social media, etc.) with no expectation of payment.​

  • Each candidate is responsible for copyright/ownership of the audio/video/photo they submit to the competition.​

  • 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, 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.​

  • Contacting a competition jury member for any topic or matter regarding Universal Stars music competition during the adjudication period (the day after the deadline until the day the results publish) is strictly prohibited. Any Competitor, parent of competitors, 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 or a ban. This is to ensure jury members give their marks without taking any external influence and pressure.

  • 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.​

  • 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.

Medal, certificate, products

  • 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.

  • All orders within the UK are delivered using a registered courier. International orders are delivered by Royal Mail International Service. We cannot be held responsible for any delays once the goods have left us and are in possession of the courier or Royal Mail.

  • ​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.

  • 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.

  • ​If your order is returned to us because the courier, or you provided an inaccurate address, or postal service could not complete the delivery to you for whatever reason, then you will be responsible for the repeat delivery costs.

  • ​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.

  • ​When ordering products for delivery outside of 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.

  • Our registered address is world musicians league, DBA Universal Stars Music Competition, kemp house 160 city road London UK ec1v 2nx.