1. The Competition is open to pianists of all nationalities;
2. The Competition includes separate age groups for the piano classic solo; there is a single group for Piano Duo / Duet and Jazz section;
3. Participants may enter a category of a higher age group;
4. Each application folder must include the following documents (for Piano Duo / Duet application items 1., 2., 3. and 4. must be submitted for each performer):

1. Application form, duly completed, including the name of teacher; One application per partner for Duo / Duet candidacies;
2. Copy of passport or identity document;
3. Photo (passport type, good quality);
4. Short CV (up to 500 characters in English or French) for groups E, F, G, Piano Duo / Duet and Piano Jazz;
5. Proof of payment of the entry fee;
6. The URL link to the video recording on YouTube. The video must respect the specifications below and include both rounds for groups F, G and Jazz (*);

5. Complete application folders must be received until May 21st, 2021 for the Jazz section and May 31st, 2021 for the Classic section, at the latest;
6. An acknowledgement will be e-mailed to the applicants upon receipt of the complete application folder;
7. Entries will be taken into consideration payment proof is received for the full amount (all bank charges must be paid by the candidate);
8. The application fee is not refundable;
9. The Jury can split a prize or not award a prize;
10. The Jury’s decisions are final;
11. Teachers who have three or more participants will receive a Diploma of Distinction for Outstanding Teacher;
12. All video recordings remain the property of the organizers;
13. Jury members may present their students, however they abstain from judging them;
14. The final results will be announced at the end of the competition, on the 30th of June 2021;
15. Participants will receive a summary of the jury's comments;
16. Entry to the competition implies full acceptance of the Competition’s Rules;
17. Rules may be subject to change;

(*) Video Recording Specifications

1. The video must be recorded and uploaded on YouTube. It is the applicant's responsibility to insure that their links are active, viewable and of adequate quality for the jury's purposes, until the end of July at least;
2. Due to current constraints, performances on upright pianos are allowed, as are video recordings with a smartphone;
3. Two separate links one for each round must be made and sent together (Groups F, G and Jazz); Each movement must be recorded in a continuous take;
4. The instrument(s), face and hands of the performer(s) should be clearly visible;
5. Candidates must play from memory. Exceptionally, for contemporary pieces (groups F and G) scores will be tolerated;
6. For Piano Duo / Duet scores are allowed;
7. Scores of contemporary pieces (free choice pieces of groups F and G) must be submitted. The jury may ask additionally for other scores of free choice pieces.