The Adelaide International Classical Guitar Competition is the most prestigious guitar competition in the Southern Hemisphere and has provided career-launching opportunities for six incredible young guitarists: Jin-Hee Kim (South Korea) in 2010, Andrey Lebedev (Australia) in 2012, Bogdan Mihailescu (Romania) in 2014, Marko Topchii (Ukraine) in 2016, Miles Johnston (Australia) in 2018, Andrew Blanch (Australia) in 2019 and Pietro Locatto in 2020 (Italy).



First Prize

  • AUD $10,000 prize money
  • A Jim Redgate Guitar, valued at USD$16,000 (AUD$23000)
  • An invitation to perform at the next Adelaide Guitar Festival (including all travel expenses)

Second Prize

  • AUD $4,000 prize money

Third Prize

  • AUD $2,000 prize money



  • 11 January, 2021: Audition Round Opens (Online only)
  • 12 March, 2021: Audition Round Closes
  • 12 April, 2021: Semi Finalists announced
  • 6 July, 2021: Semi Final Round (Adelaide, Australia)
  • 8 July, 2021: Grand Final Round (Adelaide, Australia)





To apply for the 2021 competition audition round and receive further competition information, please click the link below.


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