Alapana Competition

Please read these rules carefully before registering for the competition.


  • The competition is an individual event. Groups will not be allowed to enter.
  • There will be two age groups — Junior for ages 10 to 14, and Senior for ages 15 to 21. (Age should be calculated as of March 1)
  • In addition to these age groups, there will be different categories for vocal and various melody instruments (violin, flute, veena, etc.)


  • All applicants in the Senior category must submit five (5) ragas on the application form, and juniors must submit three (3) ragas.
  • The judges will choose which of the ragas must be performed on stage. If the contestant is unable to perform the raga that the judges have selected, he/she may be disqualified.
  • A strict time limit of five (5) minutes will be imposed. A buzzer will signal the conclusion of the allotted time. The judges may also request the contestant to stop before the allotted time.
  • The decision of the judges is final and binding.
  • The application for registration and associated entry fee must be received by the deadline, March 24, 2024.
Registration for the competition will open in January