Svetozár Stračina Grand Prix is an international competition and presentation of folk music recordings organized by Radio and Television Slovakia (RTVS) in cooperation with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and Stračina´s World Society. It follows up the Prix de musique folklorique Radio Bratislava competition which was organized by former Slovak Radio in the period from 1970 to 1993. After several years of interruption, the existence of the competition was renewed and since 2003 the festival had been held biennially in Bratislava, carrying the name after the above mentioned outstanding Slovak composer. 

The aim of SSGP is primarily the support of creation and presentation of both traditional and arranged folk music. During the long year existence of the festival several thousands of recordings from all over the world - both European and non-European countries, had been presented within the competition, including i.a. those from Cuba, China, Tunisia, Vietnam or India. At the same time, the festival became a venue for the meetings of experts in the field of folk music, offering at an international level a space for fruitful discussions and mutual exchange of theoretical, technical and professional expertise. It helps to form the European cultural awareness and last but not least supports - thanks to possibility to use the competing recordings in broadcasting of the respective radio stations - the international programme exchange in the field of musical folklore.


PARTICIPATING COUNTRIES, BROADCASTERS AND ENTRIES

  Country   Broadcaster   Entry
 Bulgaria  BNR - Bulgarian National Radio  Buchimish
 Mari Todoro
 Shupli Kamen
 Croatia  HRT - Croatian Radio  Angels of Heaven, Come this Way
 Lastovo Carol
 Sea, Calm Down
 Planxty O'Carolan: Lanigan's Ball
 Cuba  ICRT - Cuban Institute of Radio and Television  Ochimini
 Czech Republic  CR - Czech Radio   Ei, Cross, Crucifix
  Suffer, Suffer, My Soul
  Swarm Flied
  Yanske
 Estonia  ERR - Estonian Public Broadcasting  God Forbid
 Hungary  MTVA - Media Service Support and Asset Management Fund  I Wish I Was a Bright Star
 Ádámos Music
 Indonesia  RRI - Radio Republik Indonesia  Sound of Scorpions
 Head Boat
 Gift of God
 Poland  PR - Polish Radio  Rainy
 Romania  ROR - Radio Romania Timisoara  Carols
 Russia  RTR - Radio Russia  Vanya Was Walking In The Garden
 Oh Our Cosmonauts
 Tatar
 About a Fine Steed
 Serbia  RTS - Radio Belgrade

 RUVRTV - Radio Television of Vojvodina
  Stanoje´s Kolo
  Djedju
  The Battle of Mojkovac
  Oh My Behar Flower
 Slovakia  RTVS - Radio and Television Slovakia   In the Forests, Sheep are Grazing
  Two Girls´ Songs from Novohrad Region
  Good Evening to You
  Lull, Lull
 Sweden  SR - Swedish Radio  Hovassvisa + Springdans
 Stafylos
 Summer Polska
 Ukraine  PBC - Public Broadcasting Company of Ukraine  Calf
 Hare
 Late on Saturday, Early on Sunday
 What´s Master Ivan Got