14 The Jury panel is composed of Managers and/or Major experts and/or well-known artists and Lyric Agents from leading Italian
and Foreign institutions and they will judge the singers during every round of the Competition, from admittance to the final round and the declaration of the winners, and the additional prizes of the "Sacred Music" International Competition - 2014.
15 The Jury of the International Competition, appointed by the Academy, will be made public at the time of printing of promotional
material and not later than 3 months before the start of the competition. It will consist of a President and a maximum of eight judges of high reputation, chosen from the worlds of music. The names of the Jury will also be published on the official websites of the Competition www.sacredmusicinternationalcompetition.org.
16 Every decision of the Jury is final, not subject to discussion or appeal. The Jury has the right to interrupt a performance, to ask
for a performance to be repeated, not to award a particular prize or prizes or any prize at all if none of the competitors is considered eligible. With reference in particular to the semifinal, in which more pieces are required to be performed by each competitor, the jury is entitled to interrupt the performance of any singer at any time - for any reason, fully maintaining the right to judge on all or part of the entire performance.
17 The winners of the Qualifying and Semi-final round will be decided by majority vote of the Judges. Only in the case of a tie, the
President will have a casting vote. In the Final the vote will be determined by the sum of the numeric marks given by each member of the judging panel - within a range from 1 to 6, and the chance to give intermediate votes of a minimum of 0.50 (and no chance to give any other decimal) - discounting from this the highest and the lowest marks. This sum will be divided for the numbers of the valid votes. In case one or more member of the panel should decide to give the same highest or lowest mark, only one from each will be subtracted from the final sum.
18 If a competitor has had during the past two years (from the date of the beginning of the Competition) personal, didactical or
work relationships with one or more members of the Jury this member/these members will abstain from giving his/their evaluation. The reason for the abstention will be reported in the proceedings of the Competition.
19 No technical evaluation of any kind of a competitor excluded from the Final round will be given either at the end of the Qualifying round or of the Semi-final.