Awards and Prizes

1st Place, 2nd Place, and 3rd Cash Prizes will be awarded to competitors with the highest marks in each instrumental category (Piano & Strings) as follows:

  • 1st Place Cash Prize  $3000 (2 awards total)
  • 2nd Place Cash Prize  $1000 (2 awards total)
  • 3rd Place Cash Prize  $500 (2 awards total)

In addition, each 1st Place Cash Prize winner will be awarded:

  • Performance Opportunity: A personal recital and performance opportunity organized or sponsored by CIAMS
  • Professional Video Recording: A live performance professionally video recorded
  • Concerto performance opportunity with symphony orchestra in Vancouver

The competitor with the best performance of a Canadian composition will be awarded a cash prize:

  • Best Overall Performance of a Canadian Composition: $100

Certificates of Merit will be awarded for the best performance of a Canadian composition within each age group and instrumental category:

  • Piano Category: Artists, Young Artists, Intermediate and Junior  (4 total)
  • Strings Category: Artists, Young Artists, Intermediate and Junior (4 total)

Gold, Silver, and Bronze Prizes will be awarded to the top performers within each age category as follows:

  • Artists:
    • Gold Prize (1 total)
    • Silver Prizes (2 total)
    • Bronze Prizes (3 total)
  • Young Artists:
    • Gold Prize (1 total)
    • Silver Prizes (2 total)
    • Bronze Prizes (3 total)
  • Intermediate:
    • Gold Prize (1 total)
    • Silver Prizes (2 total)
    • Bronze Prizes (3 total)
  • Junior:
    • Gold Prize (1 total)
    • Silver Prizes (2 total)
    • Bronze Prizes (3 total)

Certificates of Achievement will be awarded to all VIMC finalists as well as their teachers.

Website Acknowledgment on the VIMC website will be given to all Cash Prize Winners, Medalists, as well as the teachers of the prize winners.