Rules and Regulations


Registration due 03/27/2022 11:59pm PST

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

  • Video submission due 03/31/2021 11:59pm PST

  • Videos submitted after the due will not be reviewed


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

  2. Upon receipt of payment, an Order No. will be provided. The Order No. is required to complete the video submission step.

  3. 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

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


  • 1-2 solo classical piano pieces (no more than 2 pieces).  No other genres (pop, jazz, etc.) are accepted

  • Memory required

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

  • Sheet music of repertoire in PDF files (no JPEG or other formats) needs to be uploaded with MEASURE NUMBERS written at the beginning of each line

  • NO REPEATS (including 1st and 2nd repeats in the video)

  • No simplified, transcripted, or arranged versions

  • No duet, ensembles, or piano concertos

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


  • Performance attire is required

  • Videos should be in horizontal format with high quality sound

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

  • Videos must be recorded from a fixed camera angle

  • Videos must be unedited and unaltered

*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


  • 1st Place

    • $100 cash award and a certificate

  • 2nd Place

    • $90 cash award and a certificate

  • 3rd Place

    • $80 cash award and a certificate

  • Merit Award

    • Demonstrated outstanding performance, but did not receive the 1st, 2nd, or the 3rd place. Certificate of Merit is awarded.

  • Other participants receive Certificate of Participation

The winners are selected by the quality of their performances. The judge committee may not select all winners.  Prizes will be split in the event of a tie.


  • Upon request, contestants will receive 2 evaluation sheets. The result and certificate will be delivered by U.S. mail in 4-6 weeks, depending on the number of the participants.

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

  • Comments are judges' opinions and may vary by the judge

  • Evaluation sheets will appear without judges' names


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