1 – General Conditions:

1.1 – The Oeiras Piano Competition (OPC) is an initiative of the CulturXis Association organized in partnership with the Oeiras City Council.

1.2 – The event will take place between the 25th and 27th of June, at the TagusPark Auditorium, in Oeiras, Portugal.

1.3 – The OCP is open to pianists of all nationalities, up to 30 years old (as in December 31st of 2020).

1.4 – The Single Round categories will be in presential format. Categories D and E will take place in a mixed format: the eliminatory round in online format (the recordings will be publicly disclosed and transmitted in alphabetical order, within the category to which they compete) and the final in a presential format.

1.5 – Competitors wishing to register in a category higher than the respective age group may do so as long as this participation is authorized by the competition organization.

1.6 – The application presupposes the acceptance of the conditions, rules and program stipulated in the current regulation as well as the respective fulfillment of the Registration Requirements.

1.7 – Registration in the competition implies the authorization of audiovisual rights, without compensation being claimed by competitors or guardians, for marketing purposes (website and social networks).

1.8 – In the unlikely scenario observed in 2020, the organization reserves the right to adapt to online participation format, without any fee refund.

2 – Registration Requirements

2.1 – All applications must be submitted online at, by filling in the registration form, and attaching the following documents: Participant’s Identification Document (National ID, Passport, birth certificate or any official document establishing the age), a PDF document of the scores to be presented in the Competition and the registration’s fee receipt. The audiovisual recording of the eliminatory round for Categories D and E must be submitted until June 1st (23h59), with the name and category of the participant, through one of the following options: Dropbox, WeTransfer, Google Drive or similar.

2.2 – Entries will be considered valid only for applications that present, within the expected dates, all the elements requested, in the registration form, and upon payment of the registration fee, carried out by bank transfer to IBAN: PT50.0036.0058. 99100193547.33 | BIC / SWIFT: MPIOPTPL | Account name: CULTURXIS.

2.3 – The organizing committee will close the registration as soon as the maximum logistic capacity is reached. In this case, applicants will be promptly notified and refunded.

2.4 – On June 5th, the final list of participants will be announced on the website and on the Facebook page of the contest. In the same day, the transmission schedule of the eliminatory round of categories D and E will also be announced, taking place on June 6th.

2.5 – The registration fee for early birds – until April 30th – is € 25. In the 2nd deadline – between May 1st and June 1st – the fee will be € 40. The application fee is non-refundable.

3 – Other Notes

3.1 – The repertoire presented must be performed without repetition and, preferably, from memory. Programs cannot be changed after June 1st.

3.2 – The recording, indicated in categories D and E, can be performed through a smartphone or tablet, if a minimum quality is guaranteed, a camcorder, among others. It can be done at home or, preferably, in a classroom or auditorium, in an acoustic piano. In the video, in a single take, without cuts or editing, the competitor’s right profile should be visible, including the articulation of the pedal, thus, the entire body.

3.3 – In the final round (categories D and E), works performed in the eliminatory round cannot be repeated.

3.4 – The Jury reserves the right not to award prizes or to award honorable mentions. In case of tie, monetary prize will be divided, in equal parts, by the number of winners.

3.5 – When a participant in the competition is a student of one of the members of the jury, he / she will abstain from any evaluation of the same.

3.6 – Any decision by the jury is unapplealable and irreversible.

3.7 – Omitted cases will be resolved by the competition organization.

3.8 – In case of doubts or misinterpretation, the original version (Portuguese) prevails.

4 – Results

4.1 – The results of the eliminatory round of D and E categories will be announced on our website and Facebook page, after the end of both categories.

4.2 – The results of the single round categories (A, B and C) will be announced, predictably, at the end of each category, followed by prize diplomas.

4.3 – The results of the final round of D and E categories will be announced on our website and Facebook page, after the end of both categories and followed by prize diplomas.

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