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Rules and Regulations

REGISTRATION

Registration and Video Submission Due - TBD

  • Registration fees are non-refundable under any circumstances.

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

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

REPERTOIRE

  • 1-2 solo Classical and/or Non-Classical piano pieces

  • Memory required.

  • 1 piece from the past competition may be reused when submitting 2 pieces.

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

AGE CATEGORY & MAX VIDEO TIME FOR EVALUATION

  • Age is determined 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

FILMING INSTRUCTIONS

  • Performance attire is required.

  • Videos should be in horizontal format with high quality sound.

  • Upload to YouTube, etc, and submit URL (No files are accepted)

  • The contestant should be visible from head to feet.

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

  • Videos must be unedited and unaltered.
     

RESULTS and AWARDS

  • The ratings are determined on the quality of the performances. The committee retains the right to declare multiple winners or no winner in any category. Decisions made by the judging committee are final and not open to review or challenge. Judges' comments reflect personal opinions and are presented anonymously.
     

  • Contestants will receive certificates and detailed comments (upon request) from 2 adjudicators via U.S. mail in 4-6 weeks after the submission deadline.
     

  • Each winning candidate must provide a photo ID for age verification. Winners will receive certificates and detailed comments (upon request) from two adjudicators via U.S. mail within 4-6 weeks after the submission deadline. Winners will be featured on the Winner's Page of our website with their full names and performance videos selected by our committee. Winners will be invited to perform in the virtual Winner's Concert, which will be live streamed on our YouTube channel. 
     

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

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