2013 Competition > FAQs
If I've been selected, when would I need to submit my Competition full repertoire?
Full repertoire selection is due from semi-finalists and alternates by or before the 1st of February 2013. It will then be checked for accuracy, and will be run past Mr Dene Olding, the Artistic Adviser, for final approval. No changes can be made without permission of the Competition, and absolutely no changes will be accepted after 1 May 2013.
Why do I need a Visa to enter New Zealand?
Unless you hold a passport from a New Zealand visa waiver country, you will be required to obtain a visa and this is the responsibility of each of the semi-finalists. The New Zealand government considers compensation for airfare and accommodation (and potential prize money) to be earnings, therefore, a short-term working visa is required unless by special agreement. The Competition will advise each semi-finalist if a visa is required, and if so, will assist by providing some of the necessary documentation to support your visa application. It will be necessary for you to send your passport to a New Zealand consulate or embassy to receive your visa. Depending on your residency and citizenship, this could take a few weeks, so plan accordingly. You will not be allowed on the New Zealand-bound airplane without your visa.