Total prizes worth € 10.000 or $ 11.000
(incl. cash prizes & benefiz & vouchers)
PERFORMER (Piano - String Quartet)
PUBLICIST (Writing about music)
All participants and teachers receive a diploma!
Get one of the creative prizes!
Selected prize winners (1st, 2nd, 3rd place)
of all Categories will receive a prize
PUBLICIST - PRODUCER
- cash prize
- Social-Media Interviews
- School class winners will receive a cash prize
for their class treasury
- cash prize
- 10 x Social-Media Interviews
- 10 x Concert opportunities
at the next ZUKUNFTSKLANG Festival
(live for example at the Liederhalle Stuttgart or online
- depending on the pandemic)
- 6 x 60 minutes free Masterclass
at the next ZUKUNFTSKLANG Masterclass
(live or online - depending on the pandemic)
- 2 x exclusive Video shootings in the professional ERNA recording studio with highest picture and sound quality
(for Professional Pianists and String Quartet)
- 5 x 500 € for professional Websites from Dreher Media
- Henle sheet music (for Young Talent Pianists and String Quartet and for String Quartet Amateur)
- Henle Library-App 50 Credit points (for all Participants)
- Henle Goody bags (for Young Talent Pianists and String Quartet)
- 10 x annual licenses from ERNA-the app
- 20 € from Paganino (for all String Participants)
- 10 x Steinway & Sons Goody bags (for Pianists)
up to 10 years
up to 15 years
up to 17 years
from 18 to all Ages
€ 60 or $ 68
PUBLICIST (Writing about music)
€ 60 or $ 68
Registration in more than one category possible: Registration fee per each additional category
€ 25 or $ 28
Creative participation as
via Festival Konto
IBAN: DE52 6005 0101 7006 0002 72
What happens in case of contest cancellation?
Cancellation by participant: 50% refund of registration fee.
Cancellation by the organizer: full refund of the registration fee. The organizer has the right to cancel the contest.
When and how do I pay the registration fee?
At the same time as registration. Please indicate with subject: name, first name, category (performer, publicist, producer), e-mail address
When will I receive my confirmation of participation?
At the latest 8 days after receipt of the registration form.
How and when will PUBLICIST and PRODUCER receive their workshops?
Receipt of the online link and the Word document script no later than 8 days after receipt of the registration form.
When will I receive my benefit prizes if I win an award?
Award prizes will be emailed to winners no later than 8 days after award winner announcement. The invited live Concert/Masterclass/Video shooting winners are responsible for their own accommodation and travel expenses. The date of the Concert/Masterclass/Video shooting will be announced later.
What are the Jury criteria? Jury evaluation (points awarded according to international regulations) 25 points system
1st prize: 25 – 23 points
2nd prize: 22– 21 points
3rd prize: 20 – 19 points
The jury evaluates all full-length submissions with respect to the respective time limits of the individual categories. The jury has the right not to award any prizes.
The jury has the right to award several equal places (ex aqueo). 1st, 2nd, 3rd prize winner will receive one of the prizes. Equal place winners will each receive the same prizes. The prizes will be awarded at the discretion of the jury. Comment: the selected award winners will receive either a benefit, a vouchers or cash prize. The prizes can not be assigned to the places in detail because for example, if a prize winner already has his own website, he will not receive a website voucher.
The prizes will be awarded to the winners according to their individual value depending on the respective ranking. School class winners receive a Social-Media Interview and a cash prize for their class treasury. The organizer has the right to modify the prizes and benefits even in case of changes by the cooperation partners.
Pupils, students of jury members are not allowed to participate. Exceeding the time limit of the given program will be disqualified.
PUBLICIST and PRODUCER: Fair play: moral violation, bullying, insult, racism will be disqualified.
Organizer and jury decisions are final and cannot be appealed.
What are the other conditions of participation?
By registering, participants agree to the conditions of participation. The participants are responsible for ensuring that the rights of third parties are not infringed and, in the event of an infringement, indemnify the organizer against all justified claims by third parties on first demand (including any legal costs). Participation is at the participant‘s own risk. The participants are liable for any damage caused by themselves. Liability on the part of the organizer is excluded. The organizer receives all rights of use/copyrights on photo, video as well as sound recordings, which are made during the courses. The organizer is allowed to use the pictures and sound recordings made in connection with the course for advertising purposes. This also includes: The reproduction right, i.e. the rightto reproduce the video in whole or in part and to fix it on carriers of any kind. The online right, i.e. the right to exploit the video within the framework of online applications of any kind and to make it accessible to any number of users. This includes in particular the right to feed (upload), store and distribute the video inwhole or in part in databases or networks
(e.g. internet), in particular by way of downloading or streaming. The right of lecture, performance and presentation. The right of reproduction by means of image or sound carriers. The ”sync right“, i.e. the right to use the video for the production of an audiovisual/multimedia work combination, e.g. an advertising film. The right to use for advertising, marketing and merchandising purposes. Participants and lecturers agree with their participation to a publication of image and sound.
Data protection By registering, the participants agree that the organizer may use the personal Data for the purpose of the master classes. The organizer will use your data accordingto the data protection regulations and only for sending information about the ZUKUNFTSKLANG activities. The data will be shared only for the prizes and benefits of the cooperation partner vouchers. This voluntary consent can be revoked at any time by email.