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2021 Youth Artist Competitions

  • Thursday, April 15, 2021
  • Online


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Register for the Youth Artist Competition

The San Diego Flute Guild invites you to compete in one of our three Youth Artist Competitions. 


Preliminary Recorded Round Deadline
Thursday, April 15, 2021

Final Video Recorded Round Deadline

Monday, May 10, 2021
Winners' Recital
To Be Announced


 Competition  Grade Level  Prize (1st, 2nd, 3rd)
 Youth Artist Senior  Through 12th Grade  $300, $200, $150

 Youth Artist Junior

 Through 9th Grade

 $200, $150, $100

 Youth Artist Elementary

 Through 6th Grade

 $150, $100, $50


  • The Youth Artist Competitions are open to students through and including 12th grade. 
  • Entry Fee: $50 (does not include SDFG Membership Fee, and is non-refundable*). If also registering for a Specialty Division, the entry fee for that Specialty Division is an additional $25. 
  • All entrants must be members of the San Diego Flute Guild (may join with entry).
  • Each Youth Artist division will have a preliminary recorded round. Six finalists will be chosen from the Preliminary Recorded Round to compete as finalists in the video recording final round. 
  • In the final round, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes and Honorable Mention(s) will be awarded per the judges’ discretion. There are no ties. Judges' decisions are final. 
  • Youth Artist Competition Finalists MAY NOT also compete in a Festival Division, however they may compete in the Specialty Divisions. Non-finalists are encouraged to register and participate in the applicable Festival Division for no additional fee.
  • Previous 1st prize winners are not eligible to compete in the same division in following years. 


Before you can register, you must first create an account and become a SDFG member. 

  • Complete the online membership and registration forms, and email your recording(s) by the April 15, 2021 (11:59 PM PDT) deadline to sdfgcompetitions@gmail.com
  • Six Finalists and two Alternates will be chosen, and all competitors will be notified by May 1, 2021 with results.
  • Finalists are required to submit a completed Confirmation of Intent and Agreement to Terms and Conditions by May 10, 2021 (11:59 PM PDT) via email, along with their video recording link. 

Failure to meet any of the above deadlines may result in forfeiture of your Finalist position.

Full preliminary and final round Repertoire requirements are available on this page


Preliminary recordings should be submitted via email to Farah Zolghadr, SDFG Competition Coordinator, (sdfgcompetitions@gmail.com), no later than April 15th, 2021 (11:59 PM PDT).

  • Recordings must be in mp3/m4a/wav/aiff audio format (no videos will be accepted as this is an anonymous round). 
  • For identification purposes, name your files as your first initial, last name, and composer name (i.e. S.Smith.Telemann.mp3)
  • Please do not talk or identify yourself in any way on your submitted recording.
  • Each piece must be submitted as a separate audio file. Multiple movements from the same piece may be submitted as one file or separate files. 
  • Recordings must be complete and unedited.

Note: All recorded files will be coded and numbered for anonymity before being submitted to the Preliminary Recorded Round adjudication panel.


Video recordings should be submitted via email to Farah Zolghadr, SDFG Competition Coordinator, (sdfgcompetitions@gmail.com), no later than May 10th, 2021 (11:59 PM PDT).

  • Finalists must submit an unlisted YouTube recording link. 
  • Video recordings must be complete, unedited, and from a single camera. The video recording should include the entire program (recital style). 
  • Please do not talk or identify yourself in any way on your submitted recording.
  • These videos should not be shared on social media. 
  • If selected as prize winner, a portion of your video will be used for the virtual Winners' Recital. 

Should you have any questions or require further information, feel free to contact Farah Zolghadr, SDFG Competition Coordinator, at sdfgcompetitions@gmail.com.

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