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Rule 5: Time Limit for All Contestants:

During the Competition and Performance at the Prizewinners' Concerts

|Category| |Level| |Competition| |Winners Concerts|
All Treasury Intermediate 3 min
Senior 4 min
Advanced 5 min
Open Duet Intermediate 3 min
Senior 4 min
Advanced 5 min
Showcase Piano Solo Preparatory 4 min 2 min
Elementary 5 min 3 min
Junior 7 min 4 min
Intermediate 9 min 4 min
Senior 12 min 6 min

Advanced 12 min 6 min

Piano Concerto Junior 7 min 5 min
Intermediate 9 min 6 min
Senior 12 min 7 min
Advanced 12 min 7 min
Complete 25 min 12 min

Own Composition 5 min
5 min


(5a) Any First-Place Winner who exceeds the time limit allowed for the Prizewinners' Concerts (which is different from the actual competition) will be disqualified from winning the Outstanding Gold Medalists' Award at the Prizewinners' Concerts.

(5b) If time permits, USOMC will allow the contestants of Showcase Piano Solo and Piano Concertos to play music beyond the indicated time allowed for the actual Competition.
To achieve the best results:
* the time for each piece must be accurately recorded by each contestant on their event registration, which enable the USOMC staffs to correctly estimate the length of the event - giving enough time for each performer; and should an event run late, judges may want to cut certain pieces shorter as they see fit, which will not reflect negatively on the contestants.