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  1. Competitors age 35 years and younger as of November 1 (Sat) 2014. Pianists of all nationalities are welcome.
  2. Applicants must submit completed application package by July 15 (Tues) 2014.
  3. Applicants are responsible in ensuring that all materials are received by the Organizers by the aforementioned deadline.  The Organizers are not held accountable for lost audition videos or documents.
  4. All works must be performed from memory. Please refer to page 5 for all repertoire requirements.
  5. Compositions recorded on the audition video may be performed once during the one of the four competition rounds.
  6. Each contestant must bring THREE copies for repertoire composed after 1950 for the Jurors.
  7. The order of performance throughout the competition is determined in a drawing at the Opening Ceremony on October 24 (Fri) 2014. The order of performance for the Final (IV) Round is determined by the conductor.
  8. Contestants must be ready and willing to perform at any time other than their assigned times during the dates of the competition.
  9. Contestants may not make contact with Jurors as long as they remain in competition. Violation will result in disqualification.
  10. Jurors will abstain from voting for their current students.
  11. All decisions made by the Competition Committee and Jurors are final.
  12. All contestants must be present at P.C. Ho Theatre on October 24 (Fri) 2014 for the Opening Ceremony where the performance order drawing and official photograph of the 2014 competitors will take place.
  13. Cash prizes are in US dollars.
  14. Copyright: For any performance that takes place during the competition rounds or during the prizewinners' concerts arranged by the Organizer, the Organizer reserves the right to broadcast via television, radio or internet, and to take recordings, photographs or videos for the purpose of reproduction, distribution, and commercialization of these materials as printed material, CDs, DVDs etc.
  15. Previous final round winners are not eligible to register for the 2014 competition.
  16. The signed application constitutes agreement to the Competition rules and conditions.