Prizes and Advantages

Prizes of the Mirjam Helin Competition

The Mirjam Helin International Singing Competition awards prizes for the best four women and the best four men. Prizes in 2024 TBA. In 2019 these prizes were in total €173,000 and as follows:

I €30,000

II €20,000

III €15,000

IV €10,000

An honorary diploma will be awarded to all the finalists. Semifinalists (excluding the finalists) 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.

Engagements; The competition also collaborates with the Ondine record label.


The Competition offers a wide variety of extras, such as:

  • 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
  • The Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra (FRSO) with Chief Conductor Hannu Lintu will be accompanying the Final
  • Prizewinners’ concert in Oulu on 31 May 2019 with FRSO and Hannu Lintu.
  • First-rate official pianists 
  • 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
  • Professional arrangements and friendly staff; the daily services of the Helin Team at the Music Centre
  • Family accommodation
  • Travel bursaries for competitors travelling from outside Europe
  • Daily allowance, and lunch at the Music Centre
  • Travel card for Helsinki public transport
  • Leisure events
  • Excellent competition venue Helsinki Music Centre in the heart of the city