2024 Competition

Musical inventors of any age from around the world are invited to submit their instruments to the 2024 Guthman Musical Instrument Competition. Every year, we invite musical inventors to share innovative musical instruments at the intersection of musicality, design, and engineering. The Guardian called the competition “The Pulitzer of the New Instrument World.”

Approximately ten finalists will be invited to attend the 2024 edition of the Guthman Musical Instrument Competition at the Georgia Tech campus in Atlanta on March 8-9, 2024. Finalists must attend the competition in person to present their work to the judges, perform on a public concert, and compete for $10,000 in prizes.

Finalists will receive an honorarium ($500 for finalists located within North American and $1000 for finalists traveling from other countries) to help defray the cost of traveling to Atlanta. The Competition can provide letters of invitation, or other documentation, when needed, to assist in securing a visa for international finalists.

The deadline for submissions is October 3, 2023.


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