The Violin Society of America • 20th International Competition

Rules Committee



RULES COMMITTEE

The responsibility for interpretation of Competition rules, the settling of disputes and dealing with questions arising during the Competition lies with the VSA Rules Committee. 


RULES INFRACTIONS

Infractions of rules will be determined by the Rules Committee after consultation with the appropriate judges. Instruments or bows which do not comply with Competition rules will be disqualified. All entry fees for disqualified items will be forfeited. Any person who is caught attempting to commit fraud in the Competition will be disqualified from the Competition and will be banned from all future VSA Competitions. 


PHOTOGRAPHING AND MEASURING INSTRUMENTS AND BOWS

By entering this competition you agree to have your instrument(s)/bow(s) photographed by the VSA, and to have these photographs used by the VSA for publication in the VSA Journal, or for any other purpose, without prior permission of the maker. You also agree to have acoustical measurements taken of your instrument(s) for use by the VSA. 


RESTRICTIONS ON MATERIALS

Instruments and bows having tortoise-shell, elephant
ivory or genuine whalebone (baleen) are banned from the Competition. Mastodon or bone is an acceptable substitute. Under the Endangered Species Act, United States Customs does not permit the importation of elephant ivory, tortoise- shell or whalebone. Items made from these banned materials that cross United States borders may be confiscated by United States Customs. 


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