The mission of the event is to support new interpretation of Gregorian Chant in line with the latest Gregorian semiology knowledge. Gregorian Scholas are eligible to join the festival either as non-competitive or competitive scholas. The program for competitive and non-competitive scholas is the same.
There is a contradiction between entry requirements and the mission of the event in my opinion. It is hard to consider as support of anything (except of organizer’s benefit), if every entrant pays for all their costs and Registration fee in addition.