General Informations

A music prize is awarded annually at the Lions Europa Forum in order to encourage talented young European musicians. The music competition will be held at Forum and the instrument to be played changes every year.

The below text is an extract from the rules. If in doubt, only the official version of the regulation will be valid.


01 Participants should be born in 1993 or later.

02 Participants should have been resident in one of the participating countries of the Europe Forum for at least five years prior to January 1st in the year of the competition.

03 "Participating countries" are countries as defined in Article III  of the Europa Forum's rules of procedure.

04 No former winner of a Europa Forum's music competition may participate again.

05 Each participating country may nominate one (and only one) participant for the competition. Preliminary competitions are held in most of the participating countries on a multidistrict or district level. Detailed information about these preliminary competitions may be found on the multidistrict's or district's web sites. Do not hesitate to contact us in case of questions.

06 The participant's registration has to be submitted to the Chairmen of the Committee by June 30th in the year of the competition.

07 All costs arising from attending the competition will have to be paid by participating country.


The competition is carried out in three steps. First all participants play the imposed piece accompanied by a pianist.

Thereafter they play one of their individually selected pieces. A highly qualified international jury selects the best six performers for the final round based on the two performed pieces.

These six then will play their second individually selected piece in the final round.


The prizes will be:
1st prize:  5'000 EUR                         
2nd prize: 3'000 EUR                         
3rd prize:  2'000 EUR                         

Additional special prizes will be given, if available.

World Premiere

The winner of the first prize has the honour of playing a new composition of Jean-Michel François, a remarkable composer from the Montreux region, in a world premiere. The noble sponsor Lion Katja Segmüller from Germany  has commissioned the composer to build a bridge between classical trumpet music and jazz.

Registration Form

Download the registration form here.