The Jury will perform its functions under the supervision of the Jury Chairman in consultation with the Artistic Director of the Piano-e-Competition, and will be governed throughout by written judging procedures.
Contestants applying to the Piano-e-Competition will be admitted to the preliminary round by a majority vote of the screening committee. Contestants will move from the preliminary to the final round by a majority vote of the Jury. In the final round, a majority vote will be used by the judges to determine placements.
After the sixty participants are announced in December 2005, Jury members will abstain from giving master classes and private instructions to those admitted.
Jury members will refrain from giving interviews or making their opinions public during the competition.
No Jury member, or the Artistic Director, may be the principal teacher of any contestant during the five-year period preceding the Piano-e-Competition (July 2, 2001 through July 14, 2006).
No relative of any juror may participate in the competition.
In case of a split vote or in matters of interpreting the Piano-e-Competition rules, the Artistic Director of the Piano-e-Competition will break any tie or make the final decision regarding the interpretation of the Piano-e-Competition rules.