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About
The Avril Kinsey Classical Guitar Competition was founded to promote the classical guitar and to encourage excellence in performance.“Open to all” means that there is a category for you:

Junior: 12 years of age and younger (your birthday is on or after 1st July 1999)
Youth: 13 to 19 years of age (your birthday is between 1st July 1992 and 30 June 1999)
Open: 20 years of age and older (your birthday is on or before 30th June 1992)
Candidates unable to participate in person for the first round may submit a YouTube recording.(Read the performance requirements page for details).
Prizes
 Open (20 and older)
1st Prize: Professional CD recording produced by Art Music Records (SA)
  Professional concert engagement at the 2013 festival
  Cash prize ZAR5000
  Certificate of Distinction
  A set of Hannabach strings
2nd Prize: Professional CD recording produced by Art Music Records (SA)
  Cash prize ZAR3000
  Certificate of Distinction
  A set of Hannabach strings
3rd Prize: Cash prize of ZAR1000
  Certificate of Distinction
  A set of Hannabach strings
 Youth (13 to 19 years)
1st Prize: Cash prize ZAR1000
  A CD production by Cool Classic Kids and Music@Work
  Certificate of Distinction
  A set of Hannabach strings
2nd Prize: Cash prize ZAR800
  A CD production by Cool Classic Kids and Music@Work
  Certificate of Distinction
  A set of Hannabach strings
3rd Prize: Cash prize ZAR500
  Certificate of Distinction
  A set of Hannabach strings
 Junior (12 and younger)
1st Prize: Cash prize ZAR500
  Free entrance to Trinity College London exams
  A top of the range Cort guitar sponsored by Paul Bothner Music
  Certificate of Distinction
  A set of Hannabach strings
2nd Prize: Cash prize ZAR300
  Free entrance to Trinity College London exams
  Certificate of Distinction
  A set of Hannabach strings
3rd Prize: Cash prize ZAR200
  Certificate of Distinction
  A set of Hannabach strings
 Special Prizes
1. For the most promising guitarist from a previously disadvantaged community and who is part of a development programme under a recognised arts community project.
  A Cort guitar sponsored by Paul Bothner Music
  Free entrance to Trinity College London exams
  Certificate of Distinction
  A set of Hannabach strings