The DRUM COMPETITION, the main program of the Seoul Drum Festival, hosted by the Seoul
Metropolitan Government, will recruit participants from April 5 to April 28, 2023.
Winners of the general (professional) category will be given a variety of awards from sponsors.
Winners will have opportunities to perform on the main stage of the ‘2024 Seoul Drum Festival’ and magazine interviews.
Winners of the general (amateur) category will also receive diverse awards from sponsors.
Winners of the student category (elementary/middle/high school) will be given an Award Certificate from the Mayor of Seoul Metropolitan Government.
We hope many talented drummers from all over the world will participate.
■ Application period : Apr. 5 (Wed), 2023 – Apr. 28 (Fri), 2023, by 6 pm
■ Eligible participants : Drum lovers; Anyone with passion for the drum
- Application available as a solo drummer or as a team (band)
- Participation of General (Professional) Category is open to people all over the world.
Apr. 5(Wed), 2023 – Apr. 28 (Fri), 2023, deadline by 6 pm
|Pre-screening (online screening) result will be announced on May. 2 (Tue), 2023||Final Round (Nodeulseom Live House) on May. 13 (Sat), 2023, 3 pm||Award Ceremony (Nodeulseom Outdoor Stage) on May. 26 (Fri), 6:30 pm|
|On the homepage of the Seoul Drum Festival, fill out the application form “2023 Seoul Drum Festival and hand it in online.||5 people (teams) by Student/General Category will be selected: 25 people (teams) in total. Finalists will be contacted through the homepage and individually||Audience invitation & Live streaming on YouTube. Selection of winners for each category.||Live streaming on YouTube.|
Apr. 5(Wed), 2023 – Apr. 28 (Fri), 2023, deadline by 6 pm
|On the homepage of the Seoul Drum Festival, fill out the application form “2023 Seoul Drum Festival and hand it in online.|
|Pre-screening (online screening) result will be announced on May. 2 (Tue), 2023||5 people (teams) by Student/General Category will be selected: 25 people (teams) in total. Finalists will be contacted through the homepage and individually|
|Final Round (Nodeulseom Live House) on May. 13 (Sat), 2023, 3 pm||Audience invitation & Live streaming on YouTube. Selection of winners for each category.|
|Award Ceremony (Nodeulseom Outdoor Stage) on May. 26 (Fri), 6:30 pm||Live streaming on YouTube.|
■ Student (elementary/middle/high school) & General
(Amateur/Professional) : 5 Categories in total
|Participant division||Participant application|
|Student||Elementary school||Elementary school students living in Korea / Age group (8 to 13)|
|Middle school||Middle school students living in Korea / Age group (14 to 16)|
|High school||High school students living in Korea / Age group (17 to 19)|
|General||Amateur||Amateur drummers living in Korea who are not majors of drum|
|Professional||Those who majored in drum regardless of where they live & Drummers all over the world with performance career|
※ Amateur applicants may be classified into the “Professional” Category for screening, according to the decision of the judges.
|Film your video of drum playing||Upload it on YouTube||Click the link “Participant application” on our official Homepage||Fill out the application form and submit it (Write the YouTube URL link)|
|Student||Elementary/Middle/high school||One piece of drum playing according to your preference||Approx. 90 seconds|
|Professional||Two pieces of drum playing according to your preference
* Including one unedited one-take video without any audio editing or video editing
|No more than 3 minutes|
① The video must be filmed or posted within the last 6 months, and it must ensure clear
verification of your identity.
※ If your identity verification is not possible after comparing it with the submitted ID photo, your participation will be excluded from the evaluation process.
② It must be a solo drum playing or band performance video (MR or electronic music is allowed), and the screening and evaluation will focus on drum performance.
③ It is prohibited to register/upload a video of another person by proxy on your behalf. If this case is confirmed, your application or award may be cancelled.
The final rank will be decided the evaluation of judges of the ‘Final
※ Barometer for screening: Artistic value + Techniques + Originality/Creativity + Performance
※ The evaluation score will not be publicly announced, and the barometer for screening and distribution of scores are subject to change partially.
|Division||Pre-screening result announcement||Final Round||Final Round result announcement||Award Ceremony|
|Schedule||May. 2(Tue)||May. 13(Sat)||May. 16(Tue)||May. 26(Fri)|
|Screening||Internal screening||On-site demonstration||-||-|
|Student||Elementary school||Selection of 5 teams by Category among participation applicants (teams)||The same piece from the Pre-screening is also acceptable. Playing within 3-4 minutes||Announcement of the ranks.||The award ceremony on the main stage of Nodeul Island|
|General||Amateur||The same piece from the Pre-screening is also acceptable. Playing within 5 minutes|
|Professional||A piece different from the Pre-screening only Playing within 5 minutes|
|Participation division||Award category||Number of winners||Awards|
|Student||Elementary / Middle / High school||Grand Prize / Gold Prize / Silver Prize||1 person (team)||Award of the Mayor of Seoul Metropolitan Government|
|General||Amateur||Grand Prize||1 person||YAMAGA Electronic acoustic drum module EAD10|
|Gold Prize||1 person||YAMAHA High-end Pedal FP9C|
|Silver Prize||1 person||YAMAHA Tour Custom Snare Drum TMS1465|
|Professional||Grand Prize||1 person||
- 2024 SDF main stage 'Rising Star' performance opportunity provided.
- P.A.S. Publishing Drum Magazine Interview Opportunities Provided.
- Support for tickets to participate in P.A.S. drum competitions.
|YAMAHA Recording Custom Aluminum Snare Drum RAS1455 & High-end Pedal FP9C|
|Gold Prize||1 person||YAMAHA Recording Custom Brass Snare Drum RRS1465|
|Silver Prize||1 person||YAMAGA Electronic acoustic drum module EAD10|