Mili Dueli 2023 – Fifth Round (Grand final)

FOURTH ROUND
Part 1: January 3, 2024 –
Part 2: February, 2024

 

MILI DUELI 2023
International online poetry contest 

FIRST ROUND
SECOND ROUND

THIRD ROUND (Semifinals)
FOURTH ROUND (Finals)
FIFTH ROUND (Grand Final)

GRAND FINAL

 

The Grand Final is the last (fifth) round of author selection. This is the round in which we will find out the name of the winner of the ninth season of Mili Dueli – a poetry competition with a unique format. In order to be able to enjoy the planetary euphoria that will be prepared by the final of the Mili Dueli, it is necessary to know the structure by which we will decide whose name will write the history of this, now, planetary event.

 

SCHEDULE OF THE GRAND FINALS

(January 3, 2024) First part of the Grand Final
– Posting videos (audiovisual performance) of all 126 participating authors (Facebook)
– Posting articles with poems in text form by all 126 participating authors (milidueli.com)
– Cross-section of Readers’ votes (15th day after voting on each uploaded video and website article)
– Arrival of all votes of Organizer and Jury Members
– Announcement of the TOP 50 authors who will participate in the second part of the Grand Final

(February, 2024) Second part of the Grand Final
– Continuation of voting on videos (audiovisual performances) of 50 selected participants (Facebook)
– Posting videos (audiovisual performance) of the TOP 50 participants (Instagram)
– Final cross-section of Readers’ votes (30th day after voting on the uploaded video and article of 50 selected authors) on Facebook and milidueli.com
–  Readers’ votes processing (15th day from the start of voting) on Instagram
– Arrival of all votes of Organizer and Jury Members
– Arrival of the votes of the Author of the participants of Mili Dueli 2023
– Spectacular evening of announcing the results and announcing the winner of Mili Dueli 2023

 

 

THE ORGANIZATION

 

Number of participants. This season, 711 authors from 104 countries participated in the competition. With the one-year selection made up of the previous four rounds, we reached the last round. In the last round, 126 authors from 82 countries will be presented.

Structure of the Grand Final. The Grand final consists of two parts. The first part indicates the continental (pot) selection. This means that the authors will be classified into 7 groups (pots) based on the continents/regions they belong to. By decisions of the Organizer, Jury Members and Readers, 50 authors will go to the second part, which marks the very end of the competition, where the 50 best authors will fight for the status of winner.

 

GROUPS/POTS

Presentation of the authors. In the previous four rounds, the Authors presented their poems in text form to the Jury Members, Readers and the Organizer. In the last round, the Authors will be presented through an audiovisual performance (video recitation) that they have designed themselves with the help of Jury Members assigned to them as mentors. The presentation of the author on Facebook will be on the official page of the Mili Dueli contest, and the presentation on Instagram will be on the official profile @milidueli. On the official website of the contest, the authors will be presented in individual posts and links will be delivered to them via private messages.

Presentation of the author’s poem and perfromance to the Readers. Readers could vote for authors in the previous four rounds exclusively on the social network Facebook. In the Grand Final, readers will be able to vote for the authors on the social networks Facebook and Instagram and on the official website (www.milidueli.com). Voting on the social network Facebook will last 30 days, as well as on the official website. Voting on the social network Instagram will last 15 days and it will start in the second part of the Grand Final.

A) PART ONE

In the first part, a cross-section of voting will be done (15th day after voting), when the following points will be awarded to the 10 best-ranked authors for each of the voting categories:
CATEGORY 1: Facebook Votes – Views of audiovisual Performance
(Points: 24, 20, 16, 14, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2)
CATEGORY 2: Facebook votes – Likes of audiovisual performance
(Points: 24, 20, 16, 14, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2)
Note: Only the votes of those who follow the official Mili Dueli Facebook page will be counted.
CATEGORY 3: Official website (www.milidueli.com) – Article’s (poem in text form) views
(Points: 12, 10, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1)
CATEGORY 4: Official website (www.milidueli.com) – Article’s (poem in text form) likes
(Points: 12, 10, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1)

Based on the total number of points and the decision of the Readers, 2 authors from each group (pot) will go to the final of the contest (a total of 14 authors from 7 pots).

B) PART TWO

A recounting of the Readers’ votes on the social network Facebook and the official website will be done on the 30th day after the start of voting, when the following points will be awarded to the ten best-ranked authors from the 50 remaining authors:
CATEGORY 1: Facebook Votes – Views of audiovisual performance
(Points: 240, 200, 160, 140, 120, 100, 80, 60, 40, 20)
CATEGORY 2: Facebook votes – Likes of audiovisual performance
(Points: 120, 100, 80, 70, 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10)
Note: Only the votes of those who follow the official Mili Dueli Facebook page will be counted.
CATEGORY 3: Instagram votes – Views and likes of audiovisual performance
(Points: 120, 100, 80, 70, 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10)
Note: When it comes to “Likes”, only the votes of those who follow the Instagram profile @milidueli will be counted. Voting on the Instagram social network (Categories 3 and 4) will last 15 days.
CATEGORY 4: Official website (www.milidueli.com) – Views and likes of the article (poem in text form)
(Points: 120, 100, 80, 70, 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10)

Those points are included in the final list to select the winner.

 

Presentation of the author’s poem and perfromance to the Jury members. Jury members vote independently of each other from the start, in separate polls. In the Grand Final, they will vote in both the first and the second part. In the first part, they will vote only in groups (pots) where they are mentors, while in the second part they will vote comprehensively.

A) PART ONE

In the first part, which will last until the 15th day after the publication of the last audiovisual performance, Jury members who have found themselves in the role of mentors, vote only in groups (pots) where there are authors whom they are mentors. They vote by sending their TOP 10 authors from each group (pot) to the Organizer, ranking them from first place to tenth. Based on their ranking of the authors, the Organizer awards points: 12, 10, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1 to the ten authors they selected. By adding up the votes of all Jury Members who have the right to vote in a certain pot, the final list of authors is obtained. Jury members directly forward 2 authors from each pot, for a total of 14 authors.

Note: When voting, there is only one rule, which is that jury members cannot vote for more than one author from one country, if that pot has 10 or more countries. The only exception is pot no. 1 which has only 6 countries, where Jury members can vote for a maximum of 2 authors from one country.

 

B) PART TWO

In the second part, all permanent members of the jury vote. From the TOP 50, they choose the TOP 10 authors to whom (all separately) they assign the following points: 120, 100, 80, 70, 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10. These points are completed in the final list to select the winner.

 

Presentation of the author’s poem and perfromance to the Organizer: The Organizer is the person who mostly collaborated with the authors in the previous year, and represents a kind of node of the contest. He voted in all four previous rounds, and in the Grand Final he is asked to additionally help choose the winner of the contest.
Therefore, he votes in both the first and second parts of the Grand Final.

A) PART ONE

In the first part of the Grand Final, the Organizer votes in 3 categories:
CATEGORY 1: Poetry
(Points: 12, 10, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1)
CATEGORY 2: Audiovisual performance
(Points: 12, 10, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1)
CATEGORY 3: Intercultural dialogue (Interview with the authors)
(Points: 12, 10, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1)
Note: This category includes the survey interview that the authors completed when they sent the application for the Grand Final. In that interview, there is their biography, questions about their contribution to pacifism and cosmopolitanism.

By adding up the points from these three categories, the authors will be ranked and 3 authors from each pot (21 authors in total) will go to the very end of the competition.

B) PART TWO

In the second part, the Organizer evaluates the TOP 50 authors and chooses his 10 from each of the following categories, awarding them the following points:
CATEGORY 1: Poetry
(Points: 120, 100, 80, 70, 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10)
CATEGORY 2: Audiovisual performance
(Points: 240, 200, 160, 140, 120, 100, 80, 60, 40, 20)
CATEGORY 3: Intercultural dialogue (general impression)
(Points: 120, 100, 80, 70, 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10)
Note: This category includes the overall identity of the author and his poetry, as well as impressions of the one-year collaboration with the authors, their determination to promote the culture and heritage of their people and their support and cooperation with other nations.

Those points are included in the final list to select the winner.

Presentation of the author’s poem and perfromance to the other authors. All authors participating in Milli Dueli 2023 will be invited to send their votes, but in the second part of the Grand Final. They will receive a poll in which there will be TOP 50 authors with their audiovisual performances. They will vote by giving points to the top ten of them, according to their opinion. The points they will be able to give are: 12, 10, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1. The author’s results will be added up by country, and each country will award unique points: 12, 10, 8, 7 , 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 in the final chart. 104 countries and their over 400 authors have the right to vote this season.
Note: Authors will NOT be able to vote for authors from their country. Grand finalists will NOT be able to vote for themselves and for authors from their country.

Those points are included in the final chart to select the winner.

Author’s previous ranking. Authors will receive points in both the first and second part of the Grand Final, based on their previous placement.

A) PART ONE

Based on the current ranking (the points the authors received from the beginning of the second round to the end of the fourth round) in the first part of the Grand Final, only one author from all 7 groups (pots) with the highest number of points will go directly to the very end of the Grand Final. . The name of that author will be known when the remaining 49 authors who will join him in the TOP 50 are announced.

That is why, until the end of the Grand Final, the results of the Fourth Round remain secret, in order to prevent the possibility of favoring the authors.

B) PART TWO

In the second part, the points from the first part will be added to the authors and in the final total, the ten best-ranked authors out of the fifty will receive the following points: 120, 100, 80, 70, 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10.

Those points are included in the final list to select the winner.

 

START DATE

The first part of the Grand Final starts already on January 3, 2024. Having on minds that there are 126 videos that need to be uploaded to the social network Facebook (and later, in the second part of the Grand Final, 50 of them to Instagram), it is not possible to predict how long it will take to upload the videos. In any case, voting on social networks starts from the moment the video is uploaded, and for the next 30 days (or 15, if it’s Instagram). In the first part, you can vote only on Facebook (by watching videos and reacting to them).

The order of uploading videos will go by continent: Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, and North and South America. After the video is posted on the social network, it will be forwarded to all authors via private message. Thank you all in advance for your patience!

 

APPENDIX

In this section, all ambiguities, questions and additional clarifications, if the authors needed them, will be published. Also, until the beginning of the second part of the Grand Final, the Organizer reserves the right to supplement and amend the text of the Organization of the Grand Final.

 


Mili Dueli Junior Poetry Contest: All authors under the age of 18 will participate in the competition, which will be held after the end of this one. The holder of the project for work with young authors is the Bosnian poet from Germany, Lela Zjajo.


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