Associazione DREAMTIME



The cultural association DREAMTIME selects unconventionally through its Facebook page 15 applicants’ profile based on the remote evaluation carried out by a panel previously appointed by DREAMTIME. The selected profiles participate in “Apulia SummerTime 2018”, a 10-days event through the entire Italian region of Apulia, which starts on 17th August and ends on 27th August 2018.


The selection consists of two stages: (i) during the first stage the applicants are identified based on the number of votes received by category and/or sub-category and then (ii) evaluated by the panel (exclusively composed for the event) that selects the most suitable 15 talents to participate in the event.

2.1 The first selection stage is carried out using the Facebook page and aims to select the most voted applicants by category and/or sub-category where foreseen (see Art. 5.2), who go by right to the second stage.

2.2 During the second stage, the panel evaluates the applicants selected during the first stage to identify autonomously and independently 15 talents who participate in the “Apulia SUmmerTime 2018” event.

2.3 At the first stage, the applicants are voted by users of the aforementioned Facebook page. The most voted applicants go by right to the second stage of the selection, during which the panel appointed by DREAMTIME selects the most talented profiles by category, as follow: 6 musicians, 3 artists (by way of example but not limited to painters, drawer, cartoonist etc.), 2 writers/journalists, 3 photographers aand 1 video maker. The selected profiles participate in and became testimonials of the “Apulia SummerTime 2018” event.


To the selection can access every people, independently by nationality and the residence country, of age between 18 and 31 years old (18th birthday before the subscription date, 31th birthday no later than the subscription date), both male or female, with clean criminal record and with expertise in the category they wish apply for.

With the scope to achieve the purposes of the cultural association DREAMTIME, such as promote social relations among people from different countries and cultures, and civil and cultural development of its own members as well as of the entire community, some sub-categories are addressed only to foreign applicants (see below).

It is for these purposes and making possible interaction, collaboration and culture exchange among people coming from many different countries that a good knowledge of English is advised.


The panel is composed by professionals of all categories, who autonomously and independently select 15 participants of the event among the before identified profiles and this is unquestionable.

The notice of the professionals is available on the social pages of the association DREAMTIME, Facebook, Instagram and the website

The members of the panel themselves cover the position of coaches during the 10-days travel.

The coach shall organise, coordinate and control the carrying out of participants’ activities for the caqtegory he/she is appointed for the entire duration of the event.

The activities, also thanks to the collaboration and the expertise of the coach, aim to improve artistic and professional competences of the participants, to develop storytelling capability and to use social network and Internet in a more efficient way.

The selection of the 15 most suitable talents to participate in the “Apulia SummerTime 2018” event by the panel carries out remotely according to the evaluation criteria, used for the identification of the most voted applicants during the first stage by category or subcategory. The criteria used are as follow:

– talent, abilities, originality and content quality; and

– communication skills.

At the end of the second stage, the following profiles are selected:

– n. 6 musicians, divided into:

– n. 2 voices (1 Italian, 1 foreign),

– n. 1 guitar (classic, acoustic, electrical or bass),

– n. 1 battery/percussions,

– n. 1 piano,

– n. 1 wind instrument (by way of example but not limited to: trumpet, flute, harmonica etc.).

N.B. Indicate the instrument chosen during the application.

– n. 3 artists (any type of art, subject to positive respond by the association taking into account also the spaces available);

– n. 2 writers/journalists (1 Italian, 1 foreign, possibly with good competencies to write in English);

– n. 3 photographers,

– n. 1 video maker,

The members of the association DREAMTIME, including their and judges’ spouses and 1th grade relatives can not participate in the selection.


5.1 The subscription is free.

It is possible subscribe the selection by category by sending an e-mail to

The categories are 5:

– MUSIC, consists of 6 sub-categories (Italian voice, foreign voice, guitar, battery/percussions, piano, wind instrument);

– ART;

– WRITING/JOURNALISM, divided in 2 sub-categories (Italian, foreign);



To participate in the selection, the applicant shall send an e-mail to, including:

  • Clear photo;
  • Name;
  • Surname;
  • Age;
  • Nationality;
  • Residence country;
  • Category and sub-category (if foreseen) chosen;
  • Brief personal description
  • Insert mandatory URLs for application and evaluation.

– MUSIC, provide the link to a your performance video and/or Youtube channel, blog or any other platform.

– ART, provide the link of blogs, social pages or other platforms with as content your creations,

– WRITING/JOURNALISM, provide the link to blogs, social pages or other platforms with as content articles written by you,

– PHOTOGRAPHY, provide the link of blogs, social pages or other platforms with as content your photos,

– VIDEO, provide the link to your Youtube channel, blog or any other platform with as content videos created by you.

N.B. At application stage the association may ask you a copy of your ID or passport to verify age and nationality provided.

5.2 The pre-selection of the most suitable applicants’ profiles is based on the number of “Like” generated by the “Profile”. At this stage the promotion of its own profile by the applicant is essential.

The association verifies the truthfulness and legitimacy of the votes, and in case these conditions are not met bans the applicant upon noticing the same of the event occurred.

Vote more than one applicant is possible even if they belong to the same category.

During this stage the following finalists are selected by category and sub-category (where foreseen), according to the highest number of votes:

– MUSIC, 8 applicants for each relevant sub-category;

– ART, 15 applicants;

– WRITING/JOURNALISM, 10 applicants for each relevant sub-category;

– PHOTOGRAPHY, 15 applicants;

– VIDEO, 10 applicants.

N.B. If the sub-categories for which it is foreseen only foreign applicants does not present the minimum number of applications – in the amount of 8 for foreign voice and 10 for foreign writing/journalism – these sub-categories are combined with the respective Italian sub-categories and considered as a single category for “WRITING/JOURNALISM” (Italian + foreign) and a single sub-category for “VOICE” (Italian + foreign).

Moreover, by event of equal votes expressed via Facebook between more applicants for the same category or sub-category, the association selects potentially a higher number of applicants to access to the second stage. In this case, at the end of the first stage the association communicates the number of applicants on its social pages and website.


6.1 The 15 selected talents shall carry out their activity with reference to their category in time and places according to the association terms and indications provided by their coach.

Setting time and places indicated by the association for carrying out activities and/or travel organisation shall not be disapproved, brought into question or refused by the participants. Therefore, the participants undertake, from the application stage, to accept this regulation as well as the modalities that will be given from the time to time by the reference coach until the final completion of the event.

6.2 In case of refusal, a waiver not duly motivated by certified health problems or other impediment of force majeure or non-fulfilment of the commitment undertaken by the participants, they are obliged to pay a sum equal to 600 Euro as reimbursement for costs incurred by the association.

6.3 Each applicant may participate in the selection with a single subscription for the favourite category.

6.4 Content uploaded shall not show any advertising messages.

Content, under penalty of exclusion of the applicant and without prejudice to the reimbursement obligations foreseen in the previous Art. 6.2, shall be original.

No photographic, audiovisual, musical or textual material may be used, which is not produced by the author participating in the event.

Participants ensure that all information and contents submitted are original and the result of independent creativity, not interfering with previous rights of any kind by third parties (by way of example but not limited to: trademarks, designs and models of intellectual property), and to enjoy all the rights of use for all the activities and communication events as well as to cede them to the association, without request for payment of any compensation. The organizer may not be held responsible in any event in case of dispute.

6.5 The names of the applicants selected for participating in the event are shown on official social pages of the event and on the website

6.6 To finalise the participation in the event the 15 talents shall become members of the association “DREAMTIME”, by payment of a membership fee of 55 Euro.

6.7 The association is in charge for:

– organising the transfer from the airport to the location;

– providing the accommodation in triple and quadruple rooms for the entire event and half board (breakfast + lunch or dinner depending on the planned program);

– setting up the areas for carrying out the activities with the right instruments needed*;

– organising excursions and transfers;

– providing professionals for each artistic category;

– organising cooking classes and meeting with chefs.

*Regarding the instruments useful to carrying out the activities, the association will provide only the following:

– musical instruments, exception for wind instruments for obvious hygienic reasons;

– drawing, painting material etc.;

– projector and screen.

Therefore, the participants are asked to provide for the other instruments not mentioned (laptop, video camera, photo camera, etc).

The travel program and other information will be published later on the official social pages of the event, “Facebook”, “Instagram” and on the website

The costs for transfer to and from the localities of the event and any other costs not explicitly mentioned in this regulation (i.e. Related to visa and/or insurance policy, out-of-pocket expenses, etc.) are entirely borne of the participants.

6.8 During the travel the participants are asked for telling the artistic and travel experience, using innovative language and contents to be published live on web for the entire duration of the event.

6.9 At the end of “Apulia SummerTime 2018” 10-day event, there is an exhibition in one of the most famous place in the south Italy, during which the participants perform and show their creations, thus enyoing visibility and contact with the public.

6.10 WARNING! The subscription and participation to the selection involve the incoditional acceptance of this regulation and all its points. The organiser may modify or integrate this regulation, available on

Art. 7. TIMING

The project consists of three phases:

  1. From 9:00 a.m. of 28th May to 11:59 p.m. of 7 July the application is available.

The notice with the finalists’ names occurs on 9th July.

  1. From 9 July to 17 July the panel evaluates the profiles selected and on the last day the 15 winners are shown.
  1. From 17 August to 27 August the winners participate to the travel, for a duration of 10 days.


Information on the processing of data (Italian legislative Decree 196/2003) is given to the User of the Project “Apulia SummerTime 2018”.

The association DREAMTIME, entitled for the processing, use personal data of the participants for the management of “Apulia SummerTime 2018” project.

The participants may specially authorise the processing of their personal data for the following additional purposes:

  1. Sending of advertising material referring to musical, cultural, sport, tourist events and other forms, via e-mail.
  2. The provision of data for the purpose under point 1 is optional and their failure issuing does not affect the participation or the voting related to the project.
  3. As part of the initiative, participants’ data may be communicated where necessary to other subjects, private or public.

Data (name, surname, photo and profile, description, social network profiles, etc.) will be published on Facebook page “Dreamtime” and on website for managing the project or application and the subsequent vote and evaluation.

Data (both applicants and voters) will be disseminated.

In addiction, the data relating to the finalists and winners will be disseminated even by the owner, on social network pages or websites.

The Participants will be able to know what their data is at the Owners and exsercise, where the conditions are met, the different right to its use (correction, update, cancellation) as well as oppose all or part of its use by contacting the Legal Representative, ex Art. 7 of the Italian Legislative Decree 196/03 – Privacy Code, for the association “DREAMTIME”:

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