The Paderewski Festival Youth Competition. The contest is open to piano students competing in two groups: Juniors (ages 10-14) and Seniors (ages 15-18). All contestants must currently study with an established piano teacher and reside within the following counties: Fresno, Monterey, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo. Residents of other California counties and professional pianists may not apply. All participants in the 2018 auditions will receive a certificate. Prizes ranging from $100-$750 will be awarded to the best performers in each category, who will be invited and expected to perform at the Winners' Recital during the 2018 Paderewski Festival in Paso Robles. The Competition Jury will be headed by pianist and composer, Marek Zebrowski, Director of the Polish Music Center at USC and Artistic Director of the Paderewski Festival in Paso Robles. Awards will be made at the discretion of the Jury, whose verdict shall be final. The Jury reserves the right to withhold a prize or prizes in each age group and Jury decisions will not be subject to appeal. For additional information please contact Emma Levine at 818.398.7639 or firstname.lastname@example.org.