SET Youth Musician Competition
College of Music Mahidol University began organising the first contest in 1997 on an annual basis. This is in cooperation of the Stock Exchange of Thailand, which recognises the importance of music development in Thailand and therefore sponsoring and participating in the contest since 2004 which was originally called Thai Youth Music Set Trade Contest.
This Youth Music Competition is a platform that benefits youth in promoting creative expression as well as helping youth practice concentration in thinking, decision-making and problem solving. Free time is a valuable benefit that keeps youths away from drugs and abuse. Moreover, youth have developed useful skills for study and life with this so it is therefore a great contribution to the quality of life and the quality of Thailand's society.
The SET Youth Music Contest in Thailand is open to all kinds of musical instruments that do not use electricity, including singing. We do not limit the music genre in the contest. It can be considered that the SET Youth Music of Thailand contest is the most open music contest in Thailand. The judging principle focuses on the beauty and the ability to express the art of the contestant's music.
First submission round: due 15th October 2020
Send in the clip of your performance uploaded to youtube - must be 1 song only, and the length of the work performed must be between 3-8 minutes, with no introduction to the candidate and the song.
View the rules page on the website for the other files required for submission e.g. copy of entrant's student card
Applicants must be persons who are currently studying in Thailand according to the required educational level, namely:
- Elementary level
- Lower secondary level
- High school level
- Higher education (bachelor's degree), not over 25 years old
Applicants of all levels must also have an educational institution in Thailand / equivalent / Ministry of Education and teachers / professors certifying the level of education and that educational institution.
Submission fees per song:
- Elementary school 200 baht
- Junior high school level 300 baht
- High school level 400 baht
- Higher education 500 baht
Overall top gold medalist - 40,000 baht
1st place gold medalist - 30,000 baht
2nd place gold medalist - 20,000 baht
3rd place gold medalist - 10,000 baht
6 prizes, 6,000 baht per prize
Junior high school level:
Overall top gold medalist - 50,000 baht
1st place gold medalist - 40,000 baht
2nd place gold medalist - 30,000 baht
3rd place gold medalist - 20,000 baht
6 prizes, 10,000 baht per prize
High school level:
Overall top gold medalist - 60,000 baht
1st place gold medalist - 50,000 baht
2nd place gold medalist - 40,000 baht
3rd place gold medalist - 30,000 baht
6 prizes, 15,000 baht per prize
Higher education (bachelor's degree) level:
Overall top gold medalist - 70,000 baht
1st place gold medalist - 60,000 baht
2nd place gold medalist - 50,000 baht
3rd place gold medalist - 40,000 baht
6 prizes, each prize is 20,000 baht.
*Those who win overall top gold medalist will receive:
1. Certificate *
2. Music scholarships at College of Music Mahidol University
2.1 There is no need to take an entrance exam in music
2.2 Waiver of credit or course fees for a period of one academic year.
** The privilege lasts 3 years after the final round of the contest. **
Awards for teachers:
The instructor whose students reach the final will receive a prize of 5,000 baht per entry.