THE DRUMMER with Yamaha

An unforgettable opportunity to participate in a festival for students and amateurs,
and a step closer to a larger stage for professionals!

Drum Competition

01.

■ TiTle: “THE DRUMMER with Yamaha” Drum Competition

■ Participants: Anyone who is interested in drumming (Solo or team)
- Foreigners are eligible only for the Professional Sector

■ Sectors: General Sectors (Professional)
· Professional: Professional drummers who either majored in drums or have experience in drum performances

- International competition participants
※ For overseas participants, will be judged by video
 - The First Round : 10th(Mon) - 13rd(Thu),May
  : The evaluations from the judges in the First Round (100%)
 - The Second Round : 22nd(Sat),May
  : The evaluations from the judges in the Second Round (50%)
 - The Final Round: 28th(Fri),May
  : The audience votes (Live online votes) in the Final Round (50%)

※ The winner of the professional category will play at the main stage of the 2022 Seoul Drum Festival.
(For overseas participants, airfare and accomodation expenses will be supported)



■ Application Period: 19th(Mon),April - 7th(Fri),May.2021

■ How to Apply link

02.

■ Application Video

Sector Round Video submission date Video Duration
General Sector (Professional) The First Round 7th(Fri),May.2021 ▶ 2 drum performance videos (Any piece is acceptable)
(At least one video must be a raw, one-take version, without any sound or video editing involved)
Maximum 3 min. each
The Second Round&The Final Round 21st(Fri),May.2021 ▶ Foreigners participating in the Professional Sector will be judged based on a recorded video different from the First Round Maximum 5 min.

- The video must have been filmed and uploaded within the past 6 months, and the face(s) of the participant(s) must be identifiable in the video submission.
※ Those who appear in the video will be compared to the submitted photograph of the applicants. If it is not possible to identify those who are in the video, the video will not be judged.
- The video may feature either a drum solo or a band performance (May use recorded or electric music). The evaluations will be focused on the drum performance.
- There will be a live interview on the scene (Final Round / 28th(Fri),May.2021)

■ Video Submission
- How to submit
① Upload the video(s) to be judged on YouTube
※ Videos uploaded to media platforms other than YouTube will not be judged.
※ The visibility of the video should be set to “Unlisted” (May only be shared with those with a link) or “Public.”

② Include the YouTube video link(s) on the application form

03.

■ Application Period

Online Application 19th(Mon),April - 7th(Fri),May
The First Round
(Online Evaluations)
10th(Mon) - 13th(Thu),May
Announcements for the Second Round Selections 14th(Fri),May
※ General Sectors (Professional) 3 teams to be selected
The Second Round
(Online Evaluations)
22nd(Sat),May
The Final Round
(Online Evaluations)
28th(Fri),May.2021
※ Online votes, final results

■ Procedures
A. The First Round (Online)
- Judged based on the videos submitted with the link on the applications
- A 3 teams from each of the general sectors (Professional), will be selected

B. The Second Round
- The Second Round may include any band or solo performances, and the participants are free to perform in whatever form they wish.
- Foreigners participating in the Professional Sector will be judged based on a recorded video different from the First Round
- General Sector: Evaluations from judges

C. The Final Round and Awards Ceremony
- The Final Round may include any band or solo performances, and the participants are free to perform in whatever form they wish.
- Foreigners participating in the Professional Sector will be judged based on a recorded video same from the Second Round
- There will be a live interview on the scene
- Awards Ceremony will be held (1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place)

04. Evaluation Criteria

■ General Sectors (Professional): Final results determined by combining the evaluations from the judges in the Second Round with the audience votes (Live online votes) in the Final Round
- the judges point(50%) + Online Audience Votes(50%) = 100%
※ Judges{Artistry(25)+Techniques(25) + Uniqueness(25) + Performance(25)} + Audience Preference(100) = 100

05. Awards

■ General Sector (Professional)

Professional
(3 teams)
1st Place Additional prize worth 3 million won
+ Chance to perform on the main stage of the 2022 Seoul Drum Festival
2nd Place Additional prize worth 800,000 won
+ Chance to perform on the main stage of the 2022 Seoul Drum Festival
3rd Place Additional prize worth 400,000 won
+ Chance to perform on the main stage of the 2022 Seoul Drum Festival

※ Additional prizes may change based on the agreements with the sponsors

06. Notes & Further Inquiries

■ Notes
A. Scores will not be disclosed.
B. Assessment items and point allocation may be subject to change.
C. Those who have passed the preliminary rounds will be notified individually.
D. It is forbidden to upload another individual’s video. If such cases are found, the application or the award will be canceled.
E. Additional prizes may change based on the agreements with the sponsors.
F. Videos uploaded for the application or other videos taken during the final rounds or other performances may be used to promote the event.
G. If upload any content that is not related to drums to the website, please note that such content may be deleted without notice.
H. The above schedule may be subject to change, and any details that are not mentioned in this announcement will be based on the decisions of the host.

■ Further Inquiries
- Seoul Drum Festival Administration Bureau
(+82-70-4272-7330 / seouldrum2021@gmail.com)