Rules and Regulations


Fall Competition Registration due 12/05/2022 11:59pm PST
All registration fees are non-refundable under any circumstance​s

  • Video submission due 12/11/2022 11:59pm PST 

  • Videos submitted after the due date will not be reviewed


  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.


  • 1-2 solo classical piano pieces (from any musical period).  

  • 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 (NO other format) files should be uploaded

  • MEASURE NUMBERS must be 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


  • Formal performance attire is required

  • Videos must be unedited and unaltered

  • 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

  • Videos should be in horizontal format with high quality sound

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


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


  • Contestants will receive certificates and comments (upon request) via U.S. mail
    in 4-6 weeks

  • The ratings are determined by the QUALITY of the performances 

  • Judge's comments are personal opinions

  • Decisions of the judge committee are FINAL, and are mot subject to review or challenge 

  • Comment sheets appear without judges' names

  • Winners are posted on our website and invited to perform in the Winners' Showcase.

  • The committee reserves the right to declare multiple winners or no winner in any age category. 

  • Each winner candidate must provide the Bay Area Piano Competition (“Competition”) with valid ID before awarded

All rights reserved by Bay Area Piano Competition Committee.