Please note: These are the 2017 competition rules and regulations. We are currently working on the 2018 regulations, which will be published shortly. Thank you for your understanding!
§ 7 Miscellaneous
With their application, all participants enter into an obligation to keep the period of the competition free of all engagements or concerts.
The organizer of the competition is authorized to photograph, film and make sound recordings and/or digital/electronic recordings at all concerts or events within the period of the competition and to use these recordings for publicity purposes. In particular the organizer reserves the right to authorize radio and TV stations to record and broadcast (e.g. via radio and television, including on-line) all events of the competition. No claims for reimbursement for participants may arise from this.
The competition organizer reserves the right to use
selections from the competitions and prize winners’
concerts on a CD and/or DVD, which will serve to publicize the participants and document the competition.
Beyond this, the competition organizer reserves the
right to release and distribute or permit the distribution on its own or through third parties of contributions
to the competition in sound form, on analogue and/
or digital sound or data media in any format or process (including as digital downloads via online distributors),
either commercially or non-commercially.
The declaration of understanding on the part of the competition participants
shall be considered given with the registration to participate in the competition: the same applies to transfer
of broadcast rights in keeping with the aforementioned
conditions. The prize winners have no claim to additional
Prize winners are obliged to perform at the Prize Winner Concert without a fee.
The organizer cannot accept any responsibility for the competitors’ instruments and their personal property.
By sending in the application form, the participants consent to the above competition guidelines.
In case of discrepancies in the interpretation of the Competition Guidelines, the German text will be binding.
Published: February 19, 2017 (last revised: May 30, 2017).