Asia-Pacific Drummer Competition 2021

ELIGIBILITY and APPLICATION

Hong Kong International Drummer Festival (HKDrumFest)-Asia Pacific Drummer ONLINE Competition 2021 will be held online from April to October. Drummers from the Asia Pacific region are welcome to participate in the competition. The drummer competition aims to gather Drummers from the Asia-Pacific region, provide a platform, and create opportunities for participants to learn from professional drummers and gain valuable performance experience. ​

 

Following its inauguration from 2017, The Asia Pacific drummer Competition has not only developed into a platform for diverse drumming talents in Asia Pacific regions to show off their talents, meet drummers from all around Asia, and exchange their crafts, but has also expanded into a region celebration of cultures and music brought together by the drums and the drummers. In 2021 competition, the drummer festival changed the traditional competition on site to ONLINE competition. It not only breaks the limitations of the live competition such as travel abroad, but also increases the exposure rate if participant just keep online and record their own performance at home or their studio in own country.

The Asia-Pacific Drummer Competition 2021 is divided into 9 classes with 4 categories: 

1) Hong Kong Young Drumset Category (only open to HK residents)

Category 1.

1a)    Young person Junior- age 12 or below (HKYJ) 

Application is open to Hong Kong resident with HKID card at age 12 or below (born on or after 1 January, 2009) 

1b)    Young Person Intermediate – age 12-17 (HKYI) 

Application is open to Hong Kong resident with HKID card at age 17 or below (born on or after 1 January, 2004)

2) Asia Pacific Professional Drumset Category (open to all Asian Pacific Drummers)

Category 2.

2a)    Young Person Junior Advance -age 11 or below  (APYJ) (born on or after 1 January, 2010) 

2b)    Young Person Intermediate Advance -17 or below (APYI)  (born on or after 1 January, 2004)

2c)    Asia Pacific Open -No age limit (APO) 

3)Asia Pacific Professional Snare Category (open to all Asian Pacific Drummer)

Category 3.

3a)    Young Person Junior Advance- age 12 or below (APYJS) (born on or after 1 January, 2009) 

3b)    Asia Pacific Open -No age limit (APOS) 

4) Asia Pacific Drum Duet (open to all Asian Pacific Drummers)

Category 4.

4a)    Tic Tac Toe Duet Group- One participant must age 12 or below (TTTD) (count the age of the youngest participant born on or after 1 January, 2009. No age limit of the 2nd participant)

* Available for 1 Drumset and 1 non pitched percussion only such as snare drum, bass drum, cymbals, tambourine, triangle, drumset and many others

4b)    One-Two Duet Group - No age limit (OTD)

Application is open to applicant from Asia-Pacific region at any age. 

* available for non pitched percussion only such as snare drum, bass drum, cymbals, tambourine, triangle, drumset and many others

 

ADMISSION 

Material for submission 

I. Entry Form  

II. the 1st round Video  

•   All competition entries must be accompanied by Link to an online video (YouTube/Facebook/Tudou, etc.) of the applicant performing for within 5 minutes, 

•  Drum set Category 1) and 2) on an acoustic kit, (Electronic Kits are not permitted) with no other musicians or live musical accompaniment.

•  Marching Snare Category 3) on a Snare Drum with no other musicians (Electronic Kits are not permitted)  

•  Duet Group Category 4) on a multiple percussions (Electronic Kits are not permitted), applicant show in video is two performers only in video. 

•   No editing/splicing is accepted. 

•   The entrants’ face must be clearly visible.

•   Entrants should say "Hong Kong International Drummer Festival" to the camera at the beginning of the video

 

III. the 2nd round Video  

•   All competition entries must be accompanied by Link to an online video (YouTube/Facebook/Tudou, etc.) of the applicant performing 1 rudimental study (cat 1) ,2) and 3 only) and 2-minute drum solo (Cat 2 only), (Electronic Kits are not permitted)  

•   No editing/splicing is accepted. 

•   The entrants’ face must be clearly visible.

•   Entrants should say "Hong Kong International Drummer Festival" to the camera at the beginning of the video

Admission period 

I. Submission of Entry Form and the 1st round Video

•   Must be submitted:

o  Hong Kong Categories: April 1st – September 1st (GMT+8 1700) 

o  Asia-Pacific Categories: April 1st – September 1st (GMT+8 1700) 

o  After successful submission, applicants’ categories 1) 2) and 3) will receive the rudimental set pieces to be assessed in the 2nd round competition

o  the 1st round entry applicant list will be announced in 2nd -4th September in our website. All shortlisted applicants will receive an email. 

 

 

II. Submission of the 2nd round Video 

•   Deadline:

o  Hong Kong Categories: September 28th (GMT+8 1700) 

o  Asia-Pacific Categories: September 28th (GMT+8 1700) 

Registration fee 

•   For Category 1,2, and 3, the registration fee is USD $50 / HKD $390 / RMB ¥340 per participant per category in the competition, is non-refundable, and must be received by the appropriate application deadline.

•   For Category 4, the registration fee is USD $70 / HKD $550 / RMB ¥463 per group per category in the competition, is non-refundable, and must be received by the appropriate application deadline.

Registration Fee submission

  • Paypal (for International & Hong Kong Participants) 
    OR

  • Bank transfer  (for Hong Kong Participants)

Bank: Bank of China (Hong Kong)

Account number: 012-758-2-0090421
Account Holder: Hong Kong International Drummer Festival Limited

*Bank in slip should submit along with application   

For applicants who do not have Paypal or Bank Account, they can authorize third parties to pay on behalf him/her.    ​

 

 

COMPETITION DETAILS

 

I. Preliminary selection 

•   Applicants must be selected by the 1st round video. 

•   Participants will be shortlisted in each category for the 1st round of competition. The result will be announced 2 days after deadline on www.hkdrumfest.com, Facebook Page and via email to the finalists. 

II. 1st round shortlisted applicant announce

   Date: 2nd -4th September 2021 

 

III. 2nd round video submit requested *for the 1st round shortlisted applicants:

Competition items:

Category 1 

•   2nd round video: Pick of 1 rudiment study out of 3 by applicant (Scores will be provided to applicants upon application completed) 

•   Submission of the 2nd round video on or before September 28th

 

Category 2

•   2nd round Video I: Pick of 1 rudiment study out of 3 by applicant (Scores will be provided to applicants upon application completed) 

•   2nd round Video II: Free drum solo, everyone arranges one drum solo within 2 minutes

•   Submission of the 2nd round Video I and II on or before September 28th

 

Category 3

•   2nd round Video: Pick of 1 rudiment study out of 3 by applicant (Scores will be provided to applicants upon application) 

•   Submission of the 2nd round video on or before September 28th

 

Category 4

•   no need to submit the 2nd round videos

 

 

Judging criteria 

Participants will be marked out of 100 on six separate competencies, including technique (20), accuracy (20), musicianship (15), color and timbre (15), creativity and innovation (15), and virtuosity (15). With the agreement of the jury panel, the finalist with the highest score will be the winner. All participants will be awarded with a graded certificate. The decision of the jury panel is final.

The total number of marks available in a competition is 100. 

  • 60 marks to pass;

  • 80 marks to pass with Merit;

  • 90 marks to pass with Distinction.

Asia Pacific Drummer Competition Awards Ceremony live-streaming 

Date: 31st Oct 2021

Time: 7pm