Awards and Prizes

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

  • Platinum Cash Prize: $1500 (3 awards total)
  • 1st Place Cash Prize: $600 (3 awards total)
  • 2nd Place Cash Prize: $300 (3 awards total)

In addition, each Platinum Cash Prize winner (Piano, Strings & Voice categories) will be awarded:

  • Performance Opportunity: A performance opportunity (details to be announced) (3 awards total)
  • Professional DVD Recording: A live performance professionally recorded as a DVD (details to be announced) (3 awards total)

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

  • Best Overall Performance of a Canadian Composition: $150 (1 award total)

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, and Junior Talents (3 total)
  • Strings Category: Artists, Young Artists, and Junior Talents (3 total)
  • Voice Category: Artists, Young Artists, and Junior Talents (3 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 (3 total)
    • Bronze Prizes (5 total)
  • Young Artists:
    • Gold Prize (1 total)
    • Silver Prizes (3 total)
    • Bronze Prizes (5 total)
  • Junior Talents:
    • Gold Prize (1 total)
    • Silver Prizes (3 total)
    • Bronze Prizes (5 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 Platinum Cash Prize Winners, 1st Prize Cash Winners, 2nd Prize Cash Winners, Medalists, as well as the teachers of prize winners.

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