Rules and Regulations

DEADLINE

Registration due 08/07/2022 11:59pm PST

  • All registration fees are non-refundable under any circumstance​s

  • Video submission due 08/14/2022 11:59pm PST

  • Videos submitted after the due will not be reviewed

HOW TO APPLY

  1. Go to the "Registration" page to pay the registration fee

  2. Once paid, visit the video submission page to finish the sign up process:

    • The competition will be canceled if less than 15 participants are registered. 
      Registered participants will be notified and registration fees will be refunded. 

    • 1st place winners in the past competitions are not eligible to compete in the same age category.

REPERTOIRE

  • 1-2 solo classical piano pieces (any musical period).  No other genres (pop, jazz, etc.) are accepted

  • Memory required

  • 2 pieces may be recorded in 1 video or 2 videos

  • 1 piece (1 video) from the past competition may be reused when submitting 2 pieces

  • Sheet music of repertoire in PDF files needs to be uploaded

  • Sheet music must have MEASURE NUMBERS written at the beginning of each line

  • No simplified, transcript, or arranged versions

  • No duet, ensembles, or piano concertos

  • Repertoire change is not allowed after the video has been submitted

FILMING INSTRUCTIONS

  • Formal performance attire is required

  • Videos must be unedited and unaltered

  • Videos should be in horizontal format with high quality sound

  • The contestant should be visible, from head to feet, in the video frame

  • Videos must be recorded from a fixed camera angle, clearly showing both hands and pedal foot

  • The Competition Committee reserves the right to use video and photo materials submitted to the Competition

AGE CATEGORY & MAX VIDEO TIME

Age is as of the competition registration due date.

  • 5-6 Years old          8 minutes

  • 7-8 Years old          8 minutes

  • 9-10 Years old      10 minutes

  • 11-12 Years old    12 minutes

  • 13-14 Years old    12 minutes

  • 15-17 Years old    15 minutes

  • 18+ Years old        15 minutes

AWARD

  • Winners are invited to perform in the Winners' Showcase

  • Other contestants and winners unable to attend the Showcase will receive certificates and comments (upon request) via U.S. mail in 4-6 weeks
     

JUDGEMENT

  • The winners are selected by the QUALITY of the performances. The judges reserve the right to declare multiple winners or no winner in any age category. 

  • Decisions of the judge committee are FINAL, and are not subject to review or challenge

  • Judge's comments are personal opinions

  • Comment sheets appear without judges' names

All rights reserved by Bay Area Piano Competition Committee.