The SIPF releases the rules and regulations of the upcoming 2019 Seattle International Piano Competition. Singled out in 2010 by The Wall Street Journal as one of the world’s most inclusive competitions, the SIPC continues to provide one of the most equitable opportunities for artistic recognition in the world. This two-round competition* invites aspiring artists to submit recordings in order to compete for prize money, recognition, and other awards. Participants of all ages and nationalities are encouraged to apply.

Announcement of awards during the 2013 Seattle Int’l Piano Competition
  • Open repertoire
  • No age limits for adult categories
  • Over $15,000 in total prize money
  • Recorded preliminary round
  • Live final round in Seattle in October
  • All rounds conducted blind

Complete Updated Rules

Deadline for applying: May 15 June 30, 2019 [revised deadline!]
Preliminary Round Results Announced: On or after August 1, 2019
Final Round: October 12-14, 2019

*Outstanding Amateurs and Youth, Ages 9 and Under are considered semi-competitive. For these two categories, the competition is considered a one-round competition based solely on submitted recordings. Unranked gold medalists are invited to perform during the October festival during which they will receive their awards and have the opportunity to compete for an “audience favorite” award, among other non-medal prizes.