KEY DATES (Australian Eastern Standard Time) - Round 1 (Entries Open): November 1     |     Entries Close: November 10    |     Round 2: November 12 - 18     |     Round 3 Final: November 20 - 25

This means you can enter your Round 1 video until 10th November.  You can then upload your next round video via your profile page between the 12th - 18th November, and your finals video if you should progress between the 20th - 25th November.

*We strongly recommend submission for all videos are completed well before the closing date of each round.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?  The entry fee is $29.99 USD

CAN I ENTER MORE THAN ONCE? The short answer is yes! You can enter once as a soloist, and as many times as you like with different ensembles.  Have a trio? Create a profile for the group (naming all members in the bio!) and enter as normal.  Play with a quartet too? No problems, as long as you have a profile for the group and the members stay consistent for all videos during a given competition.  It is just one entry per entity - how many entities you are a part of is the only limit!

PRIZES - Everyone on The World Competition’s platform gets a global audience and some amazing tools to connect with them, but the highest rated performer in the Finals will win a prize (half of the total prize pool), and the voters’ favorite for the Round 1 and Round 2 Audience Choice prizes (25% each of the prize pool).  The total prize pool is announced on the site at the close of Round 1 when all the entrants will be visable on the competition page  - you'll be able to see for yourself as the amount will be the number of entrants x $20!

INFORMATION FOR ENTRANTS -  The Classical Competition will be accepting entries from singersinstrumentalistssoloists and groups.  If you are entering as a group, create a profile with your ensemble’s name, and be sure to name all members in the biography.  Your ensemble must remain constant throughout the competition.  All video submissions must be unedited***and clearly show all performers. Recordings must be made in a single-take live performance; professional music videos with sound editing may not be used. If you have questions about your video, feel free to send us an email via the Contact Us page!

FORMAT - The Beethoven competition will be run in three rounds:

Round I: OWN CHOICE: An unedited video of up to 6 minutes in length, selected from the works composed by Beethoven.

Round II: OWN CHOICE: An unedited video up of to 6 minutes in length, selected from the works composed by Beethoven.

Round III: SET WORK: An unedited video up to 10 minutes in length. The set work must be a significant composition by Beethoven (Movement/s from a Concerto or Sonata for your instrument or Movement/s from a major Chamber or vocal work).

All Rounds may comprise one or more movements from a single major work, or unrelated pieces from the given composer.  This means that you can enter one sonata or concerto, broken up over the 3 rounds if you like. Transcriptions are allowed - this may be an established transcription for an instrument after the given period, or your own transcription of a work of the given composer (please note the composer of the transcription in the title of your work).

If you are successful in Round I, you will be notified via email and your profile page will automatically be enabled for the submission of your Round II video. This process repeats in to Round III. Please make sure you add contact@theworldcompetition.com to your email contacts to avoid any correspondance getting lost in your junk or spam mail! It is your responsibility to check your email and TWC profile often and submit any material within the time limit.

Now tune up and upload that video!


* The Peoples Choice Prizes may be awarded to anyone regardless of the entrant's progression to further rounds of the competition.
* All prize amounts are in US Dollars
* Check out the help images on your Dashboard and the F.A.Q's with for any questions you may have.
* People's Choice Prizes awarded at the the end Round 1 and end of Round 2. Voting is reset after Round 1 and people will be able to vote a second time for your profile in Round 2. The highest number of votes at the end of each round determines the winner of 25% of the prize pool. Please note: Voting is to decide the People's Choice Prizes, and is separate from the judging process that decides progression through the competition, the finalists and winners of any other prize.

*All video submissions must be unedited (meaning no post-production mixing of the audio in(any way) and must clearly show you playing your instrument. Each individual work must be unedited  meaning a recording of two movements or sections within a single work presented together in one round must be continuous and uninterrupted with no editing.  Recordings with multiple camera-angles are permissable. If you have any doubts about your video being eligible, contact us!

Permissable Editing: If you are using contrasting works within one round, the above rules apply. However editing for track placement is admissible (between one complete work and another). An example of this would be using two or more separate works from a recorded performance or exam, and editing your video to place the second chosen work after the completion of the first to comply with time requirements (to avoid silent/dead time for setting up or audience applause etc). Please note that each individual performance must remain completely unedited. This means you can not edit separate movements or sections of a work. Use of text for labeling composer/works in a video is permissible.