Polstjärnepriset Vänersborg in Sweden (Polar Star Price)

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01/01/2020 - 06/01/2020
Vänersborg, final round in Gothenburg (Sweden)
Brass instruments | Trombone | Trumpet | Tuba | Strings | Plucked strings | Harp | Symphonic strings | Cello | Double basse | Viola | Violin | Woodwind Instruments | Bassoon | Clarinet | Flute | Oboe | Saxophone

The main aim of Polstjärnepriset is to contribute to the musical development of young talented musicians in Sweden. A traditional competition set up is therefore complemented by private lessons, masterclasses, chamber music lessons and section and orchestra rehearsals. Every aspect contributes to the participants’ musical development and prepare them for performances at public events. The musical work is complemented by lectures, workshops and social events, such as attending concerts.



Musikakademi Vänersborg, Municipality of Vänersborg (Sweden)


The jury chooses 20-25 competitors from recordings sent by the young musicians.

First round, semi-final and final. Final round with Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. Alongside the competition: individual lessons, workshops, chamber music and orchestra playing.

The participants should be aged from 14 to 18 years old.


Every year




Application for the competition is open April 2 – June 2.
The following information are needed to fill out the application form:

  • First name – Last name – Date of birth (yyyymmdd)
  • Address – Postcode – Postort
  • Applicant’s Email – Parent’s Email
  • Home phone – Applicant’s mobile number – Parent’s mobile number
  • School – Place of education (autumn 2019) – Instrument – Instrumental teacher
  • Contest 1 – composer, work, movement, number of minutes
  • Contest entry 2 – composer, work, movement, number of minutes
  • Contest entry 3 – composer, work, movement, number of minutes
  • Recording contribution 1 – composer, work, movement
  • Recording contribution 2 – composer, work, movement
  • Brief presentation of applicants. Max 300 characters including spaces.
  • Contact information on local media in your home location (daily newspaper, free local newspaper, local radio, school newspaper, municipal information secretary, etc.)

Recording: The participant should send an  audio or video file that has been recorded.

Send the recording and note material to:


The competition is held on national level for young people who fulfill at least one of the following criteria:

  • Swedish citizenship
  • permanent residency in Sweden for at least 2 years

More information (Swedish only)


Here is the link for a repertoire proposal.


1st place

50 000 SEK, performance at next year’s final, a free course at the Musikakademi Vänersborg (Aurora Music) and the chance of being selected as Sweden’s representative in the EBU Eurovision Young Musicians competition. This selection is made every second year by SVT (the Swedish Public Service Television). SVT always selects one of the two most recent winners of Polstjärnepriset.

2nd place

10 000 SEK

3rd place

5 000 SEK

4th place

5 000 SEK


Visit original competition page www.vanersborg.se/polstjarnepriset

Prize winners