The Mirjam Helin International Singing Competition awards prizes for the best four women and the best four men. In 2019 these prizes will total €173,000 and are as follows:
An honorary diploma will be awarded to all the finalists. Each semifinalist will receive an award of €1,000 and a diploma.
A prize of €3,000 will also be awarded for the best performance by a non-Finnish singer of a Finnish song.
Several engagement prizes will be awarded to the prizewinners.The competition also collaborates with the Ondine record label.
The Competition offers a wide variety of bonuses.
• The Finnish Broadcasting Company (Yle) is giving the Competition wide media coverage: streamed at yle.fi/klassinen, on radio and TV, and recorded at Yle Areena. All channels can be accessed worldwide both during and after the event.
• Impresarios and agents are present
• Prizewinners’ concert in Oulu on 31 May 2019
• Feedback sessions with members of the jury
• Master Classes & a Singers’ Studio
• Plenty of practice rooms for competitors’ use at the Sibelius Academy (next to the Helsinki Music Centre) throughout the competition
• Outstanding organisation and arrangements; the daily services of the Helin Team at the Music Centre
• Free B&B family accommodation and lunch at the Music Centre
• Daily allowance
• Travel card for Helsinki public transport
• Leisure events
• Travel bursaries for competitors travelling from outside Europe