NAFA Wind Ensemble directed by Head of W



*Stage Time: The jury will time your performance from the first note of the first piece to the final dying away of the last note of the last piece.


  1. The Competition is open to musicians worldwide and of all nationalities.

  2. Application deadline is 31 May 2021.

  3. Each competitor may take part in more than one Category belonging to Category E1 through to E3. Application fee for each category applied.

  4. Repertoire Guidelines

    • Competitors must submit 3 bound copies of their choice music to be used during the adjudication. All music posted must be clearly labelled with the competitor’s full name and category competing in.

    • Competitors must not exceed the stated time limit (according to the category applied for) stage presence time.

    • The Organisers reserve the right to impose a penalty of 5% deduction on the final marks if any of the rules are not adhered to.

    • All copies of sheet music will be destroyed if not collected on the same day after the Competition.

  5.  Competitors are not allowed to meet up with adjudicators during the course of the competition. Non-compliance will result in the competitor being removed from the Competition and forfeiting all awards and cash prizes.

  6. Order of Appearance

    • Competition is decided in draw sessions prior to the Competition. The order decided at these sessions will be observed throughout the Competition. The Organisers reserve the right to make changes or cancellations to the competition order and dates, as well as any of the events that happen throughout the Competition.

  7. Unauthorised Photography, Video and Audio recording

    • Is not allowed during the Competition. The organisers reserve the right to delete any unauthorised recordings and may request offenders to leave the competition venue.

    • The organisers reserve the right to record all the proceedings of the Competition and related activities for sales, broadcast and promotional purposes without the consent of the participant nor will any payment be made to the participant.  The organisers retain all rights to the recorded materials.

  8. The competitor’s submission of his/her Competition application will be tantamount to the applicant’s acceptance of the Rules.

  9. The decisions of the organisers and judges are final and not subject to questions, discussions, reviews or appeals.

  10. The jury reserves the right to withhold prizes at their artistic discretion.

  11. Competitors are responsible of their own musical instruments, bows and musical cases, the organizer will not be liable for any damages or missing items.

  12.  Ensembles allowed: 

    • String ensemble, woodwind ensemble, brass ensemble, percussion ensemble and mixed ensemble.

    • Piano will provided for the competition, however competitor have to provide their own pianist.


4. The Organisers reserve the right to revoke all awards and cash prizes of competitors who breach the rules and regulations of the Competition.

  1. Adjudicators will evaluate each competitor based on a 100-point scale and the final score will be averaged, up to 2 decimal points.

  2. All successful applicants will receive a Certificate of Performance based on marks scored:

    • Gold with Distinction       90% and above;

    • Gold                                    85% - 89.99%;

    • Silver                                   80% - 89.99%;

    • Bronze                                65% - 79.99%;

    • Participation                      64.99 % and below.

  3. Prizes​


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