Competitors must meet the following requirements:
  • Age must be aged 14 to 23 years old on February 19, 2017.
  • Home or student residence must be within 80 kilometres of the Greater Hamilton Region, including Burlington, Oakville, Guelph, Cambridge, Kitchener-Waterloo and Brantford areas, but excluding Greater Metropolitan Toronto.
  • Students who are living in the eligible region because of their studies, but whose home residence is not within that region, are not eligible.
  • Repertoire performed should be at least RCM Grade 10 level.
  • Previous winners are not eligible.