Article 1: The competition is open to pianists of all nationalities and to all piano lovers, from beginners to the most experienced.

Article 2: The competition is divided into 6 categories:

1st category up to the age of 12: non troppo, Calendo, Largo and Larghetto
2nd category up to the age of 18: Adagio, Moderato, Andante and Andantino
3rd category up to 28 years: Allegro and Presto
4th category (no age limit) : Prestissimo (pre-professional)
5th category: Adult amateurs
6th category: 4-hand (no age limit)

Article 3: The works are imposed by level and will be performed from memory and without repetition (score authorised for the adult amateur category).

Article 4: Registration for the competition implies acceptance of these rules by the candidates.

Article 5: Candidates must attend on the day and at the time specified in the invitation sent to them by e-mail two weeks before the date of the competition. (Please notify the association if you do not receive the invitation).

Article 6: The tests take place in public and admission is free.

Article 7: An original of each entry is compulsory (2 photocopies are required for the jury).

Article 8: Candidates must provide official proof of their age when they register.

Article 9: The registration fee must be paid in order to register. No refunds will be made unless the competition is cancelled.

Article 10: The awards for each level are as follows:

1st and 2nd category: very good, good and fairly good mentions
3rd category, Allegro and Presto level: 1st, 2nd and 3rd medals
4th category, Prestissimo level: "Alain Raës" Grand Prize, 2nd and 3rd prizes
5th and 6th categories: The jury itself will determine the level of the candidates for the awards.

Article 11: A prize will be awarded to the 1st of each level if they have obtained the higher award:

1st category: €45
2nd category: €100
3rd category Allegro level: €250
3rd category Presto level: €500
4th category Prestissimo level (pre-professionals): €2,000 and participation in a public performance at the Clef de Soleil Festival
5th and 6th categories: a season ticket for the Lille Clef de Soleil Festival.

Article 12: Prizes will only be awarded to candidates who are present when the results are announced.

Article 13: The jury's decisions are final.

Article 14: The jury reserves the right not to award all the prizes.

Article 15: The results will be announced publicly at the end of the competition.

Article 16: The deadline for entries is 3 weeks before the start of the competition.