Terms and Conditions

Lent Term Video Award Auditions will only be accepted in video format with the required information requested on our audition page. Note that The DYMF will cease offering remote/ virtual auditions from April 2024.

New Terms.

The age criteria is between 16 and 23 and that you are studying music full time.

If you are under 18 years of age, a parent or guardian must give consent for you to audition.

All entries will be reviewed by a quorum of Judges through a points allocation process and additional merit for performance.

Finalists will be shortlisted for one of the published awards by  Panel Judges to determine the winners. Where there is a draw the Founder will cast a winning point.

Those who are successful will be advised by phone and e-mail and which award(s) level they have achieved.

Note: Prizes are awarded based on defined criteria of point allocation, similar to those used by the ABRSM. The scores must meet the upper limit for an award to be considered. Any applicant applying who exceeds those levels will receive a published award. Those who exceed and are granted merit scores by the panel, will be considered for a Scholarship.

DYMF Scholarships are granted where the applicant has demonstrated and achieved significant musicality, skill and ability

Where a Scholarship is awarded the winner will be asked to play at a concert or recital  and actively support and promote the DYMF mission through online social media and in person promotion.

Alternately, an Award can be formally presented to the winner at their place of education or a concert established by themselves  (whichever is most suitable,) or at an independent recital, where they can play their audition piece or another of their choosing and receive their award and certificate.

The adjudicating panel and Founders decision is final.

Winners will be published on our website, social media and with press coverage where possible.

Live audition events carry the the same rules specific to the series published here on our website.

The DYMF adjudicating panel will assess live auditions and score accordingly to determine the best performer and determine the appropriate award. The Judges decision is final. 

As stated in our terms, all auditions will be subject to photography and video recording and may be used by the DYMF for future reference and social media promotion, to showcase the winners talent.  No decision will be made on the day of the auditions.

The DYMF will advise the successful entry by phone and email.


Your audition must be no longer than 10 minutes in duration.

Only successful auditions will be informed of the outcome.

Prizes will be awarded based on DYMF Age category, merit, and Judging criteria.

Awards will be paid by bank transfer at a time and location determined by the Foundation.

Audition Videos will be stored by the DYMF for a period of 6 months after the closing date, then deleted from its database unless used for promotion and social media highlights.

Audition photography. The DYMF will photo and record audition content to adjudicate/ assess, promote and circulate winning entries across various media outlets and its collaborators, via social media and promotional videos; The purpose of which is to showcase and promote the winners achievements and provide exposure to the music industry and maintain a formal record of our award activity.