Steinway Galleries Australia

 

CONTEST DATES

Announcement: 1 March 2024
Submission of entries: 1-31 of May 2024
Public Voting: 1-30 June 2024
Announcement of winners: 4th of July 2024

 


Submission Guidelines

  1. Single Entry: Each participant is allowed to submit only one entry.
  2. No Entry Fee: Participation in the competition is free of charge.
  3. Instrument Requirement: Performances must be on a Steinway & Sons, Boston, or Essex piano, with the brand clearly visible in the video. Please be advised that our stores will not be available for recording competition videos.
  4. Musical Piece Selection: Participants may record only one piece, with no restrictions on length or music genre.
  5. Australian Residents Only: The competition is open exclusively to Australian residents.
  6. Age Requirement: Participants under 18 must have parental consent to enter.
  7. Content Guidelines: The video must not contain any offensive content.
  8. Solo Performance: Only the participant may appear in the video. Group performances are not permitted.
  9. Piano Performance: Submissions should be solely piano performances. No vocals or other instruments are allowed.
  10. Visibility: The pianist's face must be visible throughout the performance.
  11. Video Submission: Entries must be uploaded to your personal YouTube account within the competition timeframe.
  12. Exclusion of Previous Winners: Past prize winners are ineligible to participate.
  13. Video Quality: Submissions should be in horizontal format and at least HD quality.

Voting and Selection Process

  1. Selection of Winners: There is no jury; the public will vote to determine the winning performance. In addition to the public's choice, a 'Management's Choice' winner will be selected by Steinway Galleries Australia's management.
  2. Voting Restrictions: All votes must originate from within Australia. Only one vote per Australian phone number will be considered valid.
  3. Vote Verification: Votes will be verified via a confirmation text message.

Prizes

  1. Most Votes: The performance receiving the most votes will be awarded a $2,500 cash prize.
  2. Management’s Choice: A $1,000 cash prize will be awarded to the performer selected by the management of Steinway Galleries Australia.

 

For competition enquiries, please email info@steinway.com.au.

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