Sponsored by The Late Minnie May Bussey.

Value and conditions

Cash prize of $500.

Date of competition

6:30pm Thursday 27 August 2020.

Entries close

4:00pm Friday 21 August 2020.


Ian Hanger Recital Hall.

  • Awarded to a Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University student for the purpose of undertaking postgraduate studies in pianoforte at the Conservatorium or an approved overseas institution.
  • Previous winners of this prize are ineligible to enter.

Application form

  • All competitors are required to play for between 25–40 minutes duration including five minutes for the set piece and the programme must include a work or works from each of the following categories:
    • Bach, Mozart, Haydn, Scarlatti, Handel, Couperin
    • Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Schumann, Schubert, Franck
    • a virtuoso piece from the Romantic, Modern or Contemporary Repertoire
    • a set piece (five minutes).
  • In any year when there are no entries of a sufficiently high standard, no prize shall be awarded.
  • The competition will be judged by a panel of three judges, such judges being appointed by the Director or his nominee. No judge mat be the teacher of a student who is competing.