Application, login and important dates


The application to Polstjärnepriset Nordic Edition 2025 – the Competition is now closed (deadline: 15 June).

To participate in Polstjärnepriset, both the competition and the course, you must be present during both periods in November and January. If you can only attend one of the periods, you can apply to one of the YOMA courses in November or January, which take place in parallel with Polstjärnepriset. Read more and apply to these courses here (Talent Programme) or here (Open course weekend).


Fees and costs

Participation in the Polstjärnepriset competition and course is free of charge. Costs for travels,
meals and accommodation are paid by the participants. Participants who play one of our focus instruments (oboe, bassoon, French horn, viola or double bass) will have their travel costs reimbursed. The same applies to all competition participants from Finland and Iceland.

Important dates

15 April  
The application opens. Please read the Announcement and rules document carefully before filling in your application. 

15 June 
Application submission deadline. Please note that recordings, scores and copies of passport or necessary certificates must also be submitted by this date! 

19 August 
Notification of participation is sent by email to applicants selected for the competition. 

25 August 
Deadline for confirmation of participation in the competition. 

30 September 
Parts for the orchestral and chamber repertoire can be found at the participants login.

15 October 
Last day for making changes to the competition repertoire for all rounds, to After this date, no more changes are possible. 

31 October-3 November: Polstjärnepriset part 1. Mandatory attendance all days. 

31 October 
Arrival, check-in at Vänerparken from 14.30. Scheduled activities from 17.00. 

3 November 
Departure, no earlier than 17.00. 

1-6 January 2025: Polstjärnepriset part 2. Mandatory attendance all days. 

1 January 
Arrival for all competitors, check-in from 12.00. 

2 January 
First Round. 

3 January 
Semifinal Round in Vänersborg, 18.00. 

4 January 
Finalists rehearse with GSO in Gothenburg. Concerts in Vänersborg, 18.00 and 20.00. 

5 January 
Final Round, Gothenburg Concert Hall, 3.00 pm 

6 January (Please note: this is a Monday)
Concert at Stockholm Concert Hall

Participants login

Polstjärnepriset’s participants login with scores and more (available from September)