A Panel of Judges will be selected by the Organizing Committee of the Competition (hereinafter referred to as the Committee) out of Russian musical art heavyweights, composers, conductors and musicologists. The list of Panel of Judges members will be posted on the Sverdlovsk Philharmonic’s official website www.sgaf.ru no later than August 15, 2018.
The Panel of judges evaluates the works of the contestants, decides on the compliance of the submitted works with the conditions of the competition, on the participants' entry to the second round, distributes the diplomas and prizes of the competition.
The Panel of judges vote by secret ballot.
The Panel of judges has the right to award special prizes, or not to award all diplomas and prizes.
Principles and criteria for selection and evaluation of works for participation in the second round of the competition are developed by the Panel of judges members at their first meeting.
The Panel of judges’ decisions are final and not subject to revision.
When resolving questions within the scope of the Panel of judges’ competence, in the situation of the equal number of votes, the Panel’s Chairman has the casting vote right.