Polstjärnepriset application and important dates

Fees and costs

Participation in the competition Polstjärnepriset and the course Polstjärnekursen is free of charge. Costs for travels, meals and accommodation are paid by the participants. Polstjärnepriset will book accommodation in family rooms for 360 SEK per night, including breakfast, at Arena Hotel in Vänersborg. Meals (lunch and dinner) will also be booked at a cost of 85 SEK per meal. Payment for hotel and meals is due at arrival.


An application for the competition is made through the link below no later than June 15, 2022. You must carefully study the Announcement for Polstjärnepriset 2023 Nordic Edition before applying.

Recordings, scores and a copy of passport/national ID or certificate of residency or certificate of school enrolment shall be submitted to polstjarnepriset@vanersborg.se no later than June 15, 2022.

Link to the application

Important dates

April 15
The application opens, check website. Remember to prepare all contents before application day.

June 15
Last day for applying to Polstjärnepriset.

Please note that audio recordings, all charts and a copy of ID document, identity card or certificate from school must be attached to your application.

August 19
An announcement will be sent, via e-mail, to the participants who are offered a place in the competition! Documentation and other requierments will be attached. Those who are not admitted to the competition may be offered a position at the course.

August 26
Last day for confirmation of participation at the competition.

October 15
Last day notice if you want to change the solo piece (performance with the orchestra) Email to: polstjarnepriset@vanersborg.se

November 3-6
The days of Polstjärnepriset/kursen

November 3
Entry and registration at 15.00, the day starts at 17.00

November 6
Return journey
Mandatory attendance in the morning. Check your schedule!

November 12
Last day notice for changes of other competition repertoire. Email to: polstjarnepriset@vanersborg.se.

January 1 – 6
The days of the competiton and festival

January 1
Entry and registration starts at 12.00, first round of competition starts at 17.00.

January 2
Continuation of the first round of competition.

January 3    

Semifinal of the competition in Vänersborg at 18.00

January 4    

Concerts of the Polstjärnefestivalen in Vänersborg, at 15.00 and at 18.00.

January 5    

Concerts of the festival at different concert venues of Gothenburg Concert Hall at 14.00, Final concert starts at 15.00.

January 6    

Festival in one of the Nordic capitals (will be revealed before summer). You manage your own home travel.

Mandatory attendance every day.