1st Round Rules

The Pelican International Music Competition (PIMC) is open for musicians of all nationalities for Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello and Flute. Each applicant will be judged by a numerical system, and a comment sheet will be available after April 20.  

 

Categories: Once the category is chosen and submitted on the application, no change can be made. Applicants may enter multiple categories, however, applicants may NOT enter for both Qualified and Open categories. The only exception is when applicants enter on two instruments. For example, an applicant may enter Qualified category on Violin and Open category on Piano, but may not enter Qualified and Open categories on Piano. 

 

Qualified categories are for those who are performing repertoire that are considered appropriate for their age and level, and Open categories are for those who are performing at an advanced level on substantial repertoire.  

 

Age: Age group is based on the applicant’s age as of 3.31.2022.

Submission deadline: 3.31.2022 11:59 PM, Pacific Time 

 

Accompaniment: 

Non-piano applicants may choose to enter with or without accompaniment. The lack of accompaniment will NOT affect the scoring. 

 

Memorization: Memorization is required for all Open categories. For Qualified categories, memorization is NOT required although encouraged. Unmemorized repertoire for Qualified categories will NOT affect the scoring. For Flute, memorization is not required for both Qualified and Open categories. 

Fee: 

Open Category: $80

Qualified Category: $70

Piano Duet/Duo: $85

Grand Prize (Open second round): $60 

*Application fee for the second round of the Open categories. Applicants may choose to use the original video submission or upload a new recording (repertoire must remain the same). 

Solo Piano/Violin/Viola/Cello/Flute Solo 

Competitors will compete by age group. 

Age 6 and under and through age 18 and above by each age year. 

 

Baroque Piano/Violin/Viola/Cello/Flute Solo

Competitors will compete by age group. 

Age 6 and under through age 18 and above by each age year. 

Chopin Piano Solo 

Competitors will compete by age group. 

Age 8 and under through age 18 and above by each age year.

Contemporary Piano/Flute Solo

Repertoire must be by composers born after 1930. Repertoires composed by applicants are not permitted for entry.

Age 6 and under through age 18 and above by each age year. 

 

Duet/Duo Piano 

Competitors will compete by age group. Category is determined based on the oldest member.

Age 6 and under

Age 7-8

Age 9-10

Age 11-12

Age 13-14

Age 15-16

Age 17 and above

Prizes: 

First Round: Top three applicants in each category (Qualified and Open) are awarded certificate. First prize winners of Open category will receive further instructions for the 2nd round procedures upon the conclusion of the round. 

 

Grand Prize Showcase Award: $100 is awarded to the winner of the second round of the Open categories for each instrumental group. 1st place winners will compete for the 2nd time with the same repertoire. Applicants may re-submit the video recording or choose to use the previous recording. Repertoire and categories cannot be changed from the 1st round.  

 

Audience Award: $100 is awarded for an applicant in the second round with the highest YouTube ‘likes’. The voting will close 2 weeks from the release date. Please note that the number of comments do not count toward the vote. 

1st Round Video Guidelines Only

  • One piece video per category submission

  • Each video must be recorded single continuous take and unedited.

  • There is no time restriction for each piece submission.

  • All compositions must be performed by memory during all the rounds. (*see instrument requirement)

  • Videos are adjudicated privately by a panel of Preliminary Round judges.

  • Youtube link with performer's Full Name, full repertoire title, upload as unlisted

  • For the purpose of PICM judging panel,  please remove " made for kids" option in your youtube link submission.

 

 

Grand Prize video upload:  Applicants may re-submit the video recording or choose to use the previous recording. Repertoire and categories cannot be changed from the 1st round. First prize winners will receive further instructions for the 2nd round procedures upon the conclusion of the round.

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