1st award

EUR 20,000 and the Gold Baton

2nd award

EUR 10,000 and the Silver Baton

3rd award

EUR 6,000 and the Bronze Baton

Three equal distinctions

EUR 4,000


Extra-statutory prizes

Fondation Jerzy Semkow – EUR 10 000

Kancelaria Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak – EUR 5 000 / for the best Polish conductor

PWM Edition – PLN 10 000 / for the best interpretation of a Polish composer’s piece from the PWM Edition catalogue

STOART – PLN 10 000 / the Orchestra’s choice


Invitations for the laureates to conduct concerts of abroad orchestras:

  • Prague National Theatre Orchestra
  • Scottish Opera
  • London Chamber Orchestra
  • Orchestre National de Cannes
  • National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine
  • Odessa Philharmonic Orchestra 
  • Lietuvos Nacionaline Filharmonija
  • Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra
  • New European Strings Chamber Orchestra


Invitations for the laureates to conduct concerts of Polish orchestras:

  • Orchestra of the Polish National Opera
  • The Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra
  • NFM Wrocław Philharmonic
  • Orchestra of the Karol Szymanowski Philharmonic in Krakow
  • The Baltic Opera
  • The Symphonic Orchestra of the Baltic Philharmonic in Gdańsk
  • The Poznań Philharmonic Orchestra
  • The Grand Theater in Łódź
  • The Łódź Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
  • The Symphony Orchestra of the Pomeranian Philharmonic
  • The Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic Orchestra
  • The Szczecin Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
  • The Swietokrzyska Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
  • The Zielona Gora Philharmonic Orchestra
  • The Opole Philharmonic Orchestra
  • The Silesian Opera
  • The Czestochowa Philharmonic Orchestra
  • The Lower Silesia Philharmonic Orchestra
  • The Sudecka Philharmonic Orchestra
  • The Polish Radio Orchestra
  • Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra
  • The Kalisz Philharmonic Orchestra
  • The Witold Lutosławski Chamber Philharmonic in Łomża
  • The Polish Chamber Philharmony Sopot
  • The Symphony Orchestra of Zabrze Philharmonic
  • The Toruń Symphony Orchestra
  • The Karol Namysłowski Symphonic Orchestra in Zamość
  • The Sinfonietta Cracovia Orchestra
  • Elbląg Chamber Orchestra


Additional info

  1. The sums of money defined above shall be reduced by the rate of the income tax from natural persons that is currently in force.
  2. Basing on the final scores, the Jury of the Competition can change the distribution of the awards and distinctions by the majority of 2/3 of votes, with the reservation that the total sum allocated to the awards and distinctions must not be increased