Who may enter?


The competition is aimed at outstanding young vocal groups from all over the world. Next application period will be in fall 2021 for the 2022´ contest.


All groups compete in the same category and may perform in the Contest either with or without amplification. Entry is strictly limited to groups with between three and eight members and an average age of no more than 29 on the closing date for entries (19 January 2020). No musical instruments may be used in the competition. At least half the repertoire is to be performed ‘one to a part’, i.e. with the same number of parts as there are members of the ensemble. Previous Contest entrants (with the exception of previous winners) are welcome to re-enter.

How to enter

Please complete the entry form (including details of the group, planned setlist) and send it by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Submitting the live recordings listed on the entry form is compulsory; enclosing the studio recordings listed is optional. The jury will decide which groups qualify for the Contest based on these recordings. Recordings should be sent using a file-sharing service (e.g. Dropbox, WeTransfer) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. In addition, please enclose your biography in German and English as a Microsoft Word file, a recent photograph of the group, and copies of the members’ ID in order to verify their average age. Again, this should be done using a file-sharing service.


Before entering, please read our Conditions of Participation (pdf), which include full details of the entry procedure and judging criteria.


Groups selected by the jury to qualify for the Contest must organize and pay for their travel and accommodation themselves. When submitting final confirmation of participation, ensembles may request the Contest office to arrange inexpensive accommodation with rehearsal facilities on their behalf at Gästezentrum Ernst Jäschke, but note that places are limited.