Junior(under 12 years old)

[Preliminaries (recorded screening)]
Free works within 5 minutes (multiple works/excerpts possible)

[Final round (venue screening)]
Free works within 7 minutes (multiple works/excerpts possible)
*Works cannot overlap with the qualifying rounds.

[Preliminaries (recorded screening)]
Application period: January 21, 2024, 0:00 to May 26, 2024, 23:59 *Japan time

[Final round (venue screening)]
Application period: June 30, 2024, 23:59 *Japan time
Date: August 22, 2024
Venue: Saitama City Plaza East Hall

[Preliminaries (recorded screening)]
June 16, 2024 20:00
*Judging results will be announced on the competition website.
*At a later date, the scoring details and review comments for each contestant will be sent to the contestants via email.
*The announcement schedule may change if there are far more applications than expected.

[Final round (venue screening)]
August 22, 2024
*Judging results will be announced on the competition website and on bulletin boards at the venue.
*Judging comments will be handed out at the reception desk after the results are announced.

Please follow the order below to complete your application.

①Payment of entry fee
Pay the fee by PayPal so that it will be deposited by May 26, 2024.

Entry fee: [Preliminaries] 112 USD >>CLICK HERE
[Final round] 250

*Please take a screenshot of the payment completion e-mail.
* Separate payments are required for the same contestant with different instruments and performance styles (eg piano solo and piano duo).

②Photographing contestants
Please prepare a photo of the contestant (upper body, taken from the front).
* We recommend a high-quality image of about 2MB.
*Photos will be used for programs and publicity.

③ Uploading of video data
Please shoot the performance at home or studio, etc., and upload it to YouTube. You will need the URL when applying.

The face of the performer must be included in the photo. There are no restrictions on recording dates.
・The recording date must be within one year from the submission date.
Recording with a smartphone such as an iPhone is also possible. However, in some models, the sound during recording may be recorded in monaural.
It is recommended to set the public setting of the video to "Unlisted".
Videos that have already been shot at recitals, etc. are also subject to review.
Replacing or changing the submitted video will not be accepted.

Apply using the form below .

Application form >>CLICK HERE

*Please do not change the currency
*Once your application is complete, you will automatically receive an email with the details of your application. If you do not receive a reply email, please check your inbox settings and spam folder.

・Excellent Award (selected to finals)
・Good Performance Award

[Final Round]
・Gold Prize/Prizewinner Concert Performance (August 23, 2024)/Trophy
・Silver Prize/Trophy
・Bronze Prize/Trophy
・Honorable Mention
・Jury's Special Award
・Citizen Artist Award (Awarded to excellent contestants in Saitama Prefecture)

*Multiple people will be eligible for each award except for the Saitama Prefectural Governor's Award.
*Award certificates and commemorative items will be mailed at a later date.

Date: August 23, 2024
Venue: Plaza East Hall (1440-8 Nakao, Midori Ward, Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture)
Piano: Bösendorfer 275

*Each Prizewinner is responsible for his/her own travel expenses.

・We will disclose the age information of the contestants to the judges and score them according to the age-appropriate judging criteria.
・The length of the performance will not affect the judging.
・There is no upper or lower cut for scoring.
・If you exceed the time limit, points will not be deducted, but the part from the beginning to the specified time will be judged. ・We will determine the winning order based on the points. Therefore, multiple winners may be selected for the same prize.
・The special prize will be selected according to the selection policy of each prize, regardless of the total score.