Prizes and Advantages

Prizes of the Mirjam Helin Competition

The Mirjam Helin International Singing Competition awards prizes in total €190,000 as follows:

I €50,000

II €40,000

III €30,000

Finalists IV-VI €10,000

An honorary diploma will be awarded to all the finalists. Semifinalists (excluding the finalists) will receive an award of €1,500 and a diploma.

A prize of €5,000 will be awarded for the best performance by a non-Finnish singer of a Finnish song.

A prize of €5,000 will be awarded for the best performance of a lied 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