• Scores received cannot be returned.

• The organizers of the competition cannot be held responsible for post which arrives damaged, goes astray or is delivered late.

• Registration for the competition and the submission of scores implies the unconditional acceptance of all conditions set forth herein.

• The composers of the submitted scores retain their rights as copyright holders.

• The Ludwig van Beethoven Department of Piano and Harpsichord in Music Education retains the right to visually and acoustically document, record and reproduce all concerts, performances and presentations held during the course of the competition and the subsequent Vienna Days of Contemporary Piano Music for the purpose of advertising the competition. The musical works enshrined in those sound and/or audiovisual recordings may be copied, distributed, performed, combined with other kinds of works, broadcasted and made available to the public free of charge without limitation to time, space or scope, as long as those recordings are used for non-commercial purposes. In case the author is represented by a collective management society, she or he has to see to the formalities according to the applicable rules of the respective societies in order to be able to grant a licence for non-commercial purposes prior to the recording. This licence is transmissible to third persons. In case of an intended use for commercial ends, the rightsholder has to grant the respective permission.

• Litigation is excluded as a possibility for settling disputes arising in connection with the competition.