1. Competitors must send one (1) downloadable video link with a solo program of competitor’s choice for Pre-Screening selection by the following dates:
    • Category I: September 20, 2020
    • Category II: September 27, 2020
    • Category III: October 4, 2020
    • Category IV: October 25, 2020
  2. If selected, the same video will be used for the streaming on the competition day.
  3. The Organization needs to be able to download the original files in order to upload and stream them during the competitions days. WeTransfer, DropBox, Box, Google Drive, or similar are strongly suggested. YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, etc., links will not be accepted.
  4. The video must be unpublished and must have been recorded after July 15, 2020. To ensure that the recording has been made specifically for the competition, competitors have to say “StayHome Young” at the beginning of the video. Competitors are welcomed (especially younger ones) if they wish to decorate the piano and surrounding, or to put a puppet/doll/toy on the piano.
  5. Recordings must take place at home. Grand and upright pianos are recommended. Electric pianos with 88 weighted keys are accepted. If the competitor does not have any instrument at home, please contact the Organization at
  6. Duration of the files cannot exceed the one requested for each category as follows:
    • Category I: max 5 minutes
    • Category II: max 10 minutes
    • Category III: max 15 minutes
    • Category IV: max 20 minutes
  7. The total performance time has to include pauses between pieces (if more than one is played). Files that exceed the allotted time will not be accepted.
  8. Edited video recordings will not be accepted. The video must be taken in one shot, no interruptions during the performance are permitted.
  9. All compositions must be performed in whole. Memorization is not required but strongly suggested.
  10. The video must be made by one fixed camera and must show the keyboard and the musician in full view.
  11. Repeats will be left to the discretion of the competitor.

    "I hereby agree to abide by all rules and conditions laid down on the top of this page ( By submitting this form, I also grant the Organization the right to use and publish my recording in accordance with the Competition needs (promotion, social media, etc.)"