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First Prize - The Robert Salzer Prize $5000

Second Prize - The Paul Morawetz Prize $4000

Third Prize - $2500

Audience Prize - $2000

ANAM Prize - For a string quartet who the adjudicators believe would most benefit from a week-long coaching residency at ANAM in November/December 2020

  • Travel & accommodation for four participants;
  • Coaching staff and program;
  • Rehearsal  room;
  • Closed performance opportunity at end of week 

Melbourne Recital Centre Regional Prize - For a group that resides outside one of the major capital cities. All-access pass to selected MRC concerts for one week, including travel and accommodation. Generously financially supported by Tom Breen.

AMEB Emerging Ensemble Encouragement Award - $1,000 worth of sheet music for a group that shows a need for additional resources, and does not progress to the Semi Final round.

Australian Composition Prize - For the best performance of an Australian work, including compositions by the entrants. $1500 cash.

Casio Prize - For a group from a school or institution in need of a better piano. Casio Electric Hybrid Piano valued at $4,999. Find out how you can win here.

Novice Prize - If every member of your group has been learning their instrument for less than 2 years you may be eligible to win a novice prize. Find out how to enter. 

At the discretion of the Artistic Director, one or more prizes may be awarded at First Round stage in each of the following categories: 

Woodwind - groups that include at least 50% woodwind instruments

Brass - groups that include at least 50% brass instruments

Percussion - groups that include at least 50% percussion instruments

String - groups that include at least 50% string instruments

Vocal - groups that include at least one vocalist

Keyboard - groups that include at least one keyboard instrument 

Junior - groups in which all players are in school grade 9 or under