The Award of first prize will consist of $1,500 and a commercially distributed compact disc, featuring all contestants’ favorite composers' chamber works, also including solo piano works. (This CRS approved Digital Master will include a credit of $4,000 toward the CD production expenses paid by CRS.) The winner/ensemble will be eligible for public exposure and appearances. The second and third prize winners will receive honorable mention and life membership to Contemporary Record Society. The fee of $75.00 is returned to Applicant, applied up to the first 50 performer entries.