Prizes of the Mirjam Helin Competition

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:

I €30,000

II €20,000

III €15,000

IV €10,000

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, 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