Each entrant will receive a comment sheet from the judge and a rating of 1 through 5. The entrants in each category who recieve a first, second, or third division rating will be awarded a ribbon.
From those receiving a first division rating, three plaque winners will be selected. At the judges descretion, there may be a second hearing to determine the top trophy winner. In the 11th/12th grade division, the top plaque winner will receive a $150 cash award.
First Prize winners in categories E, F & G will receive a full-tuition scholarship to attend the 9th Texas State International Piano Festival to be held June 2 - June 10, 2018.