Contest Rules

1. Age of contestant should not be less than 16.
2. A solo or group performance may be accompanied by a folk dance show. Total number of performers on the scene should not exceed 20 persons.
3. Contestants may use ethnic clothing and musical instruments.
4. Max. length of a single performance is 5 minutes.
5. Composition chosen for the contest should represent traditional music of the participating country.
6. Next year Music of Universe contest may be organised in the winner's country. If there is no such claim, the contest will take place in Turkey.
7. All performances should be live music, no back vocals allowed, no pre recorded vocals.
8. All participating countries compete in a half-final on April, 26. Finale between 20 countries will be held on April, 27.
9. 20 countries perform during the finale.
10. Light and sound equipment will be installed according to technical plans and projects received from each performer.
11. International jury consists of 11 judges, all members of musical professions.
12. The contest will be broadcasted on a major national TV channel in Turkey. Each participating country may ask for a broadcast for their own channels.