Competition prizes

Our international singing competition offers substantial prizes for our finalists and semi-finalists, along with a selection of extra prizes from our individual supporters. Competitors will also have the honour of performing in front of our star-studded Jury, with the opportunity for personal feedback throughout the process. Not to mention the international press coverage that the competition attracts and exposure to influential industry leaders.

Finalist prizes

All of our finalists receive a prize for competing in the Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition.

Competition prizes

Our international singing competition offers substantial prizes for our finalists and semi-finalists, along with a selection of extra prizes from our individual supporters. Competitors will also have the honour of performing in front of our star-studded Jury, with the opportunity for personal feedback throughout the process. Not to mention the international press coverage that the competition attracts and exposure to influential industry leaders.

Finalist prizes

All of our finalists receive a prize for competing in the Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition.

1ST PRIZE
€10,000

Presented by Alltech in memory of Dr. Pearse Lyons


2ND PRIZE
€5,000

Presented by ESB


3RD PRIZE
€4,000

Presented by KPMG


4TH PRIZE
€3,000

The Margaret Quigley Memorial Prize presented by Friends & Supporters of the Competition


5TH PRIZE
€2,000

Presented by Margaret & Liam Gilligan


6TH PRIZE
€1,000

Presented by Martin Coonan



Further prizes

Along with our finalist prizes, we have a selection of extra prizes that are awarded by individual supporters.

WIL KEUNE PRIZE
€1,000
Presented by his wife, Jane Carty, for the best performance of a Mozart aria in any round of the Competition.


AUDIENCE PRIZE
€1,000
Sponsored by Brian McIlroy.


ORATORIO PRIZE
€500
In memory of William Young, presented by his wife Alison, for the best performance of an oratorio aria in any round of the Competition.


DERMOT TROY PRIZE
€500
For the best Irish singer, sponsored by Geraldine McGee.


JOAN SUTHERLAND AWARD
€500
For the most promising singer in the Competition.


SEMIFINALISTS AWARD
€500
Each of our semifinalists not to reach the Final will receive €500.

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