Percussion 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 three age groups — Sub-Junior for ages 6 to 9, 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 mridangam, konnakkōl, kanjira, ghatam, etc.


  • All applicants in the Senior and Junior categories must submit three (3) talas on the application form; Sub-Juniors must submit one (1) tala.
  • The judges will choose which of those talas must be performed on stage. If the contestant is unable to perform in the tala 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