LIT Instrumentalists

Recognizing musical accomplishments by instrumentalist, performers, musical chairs, as well as the most successful composers, combined with pro-end recording and production principles and techniques.

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LIT Talent Awards


FI23001. Best Composer
FI23002. Best Concert
FI23003. Best Concertmaster
FI23004. Best Conductor
FI23005. Best Duo Instrumentalists
FI23006. Best Female Instrumentalist
FI23007. Best Group Instrumentalists
FI23008. Best Instrument Song
FI23009. Best Instrumental Album
FI23010. Best Instrumental Artists
FI23011. Best Instrumental Band
FI23012. Best Instrumental Collaboration
FI23013. Best Instrumental Concept
FI23014. Best Instrumental Covers
FI23015. Best Instrumental Melodies
FI23016. Best Instrumental Music Artist
FI23017. Best Instrumental Playlists
FI23018. Best Instrumentals Music
FI23019. Best Live
FI23020. Best Male Instrumentalist
FI23021. Best Multi-Instrumentalist
FI23022. Best Musicians
FI23023. Best New Instrumentalists
FI23024. Best Orchestra
FI23025. Best Orchestrator
FI23026. Best Originality
FI23027. Best Performance
FI23028. Best Playlist
FI23029. Best Record Producer
FI23030. Best Recording Engineer
FI23031. Best Remixer
FI23032. Best Section Leader
FI23033. Best Stage
FI23034. Best Stage Conductor
FI23035. Best Symphony
LI23001. Best Accordionists
LI23002. Best Appalachian dulcimer players
LI23003. Best Bagpipers
LI23004. Best Banjo Players
LI23005. Best Bass Guitarists
LI23006. Best Bassoonists
LI23007. Best Bodhr?n Players
LI23008. Best Cellists
LI23009. Best Clarinetists
LI23010. Best Classical Cellists
LI23011. Best Classical Double Bass Players
LI23012. Best Classical Flautists
LI23013. Best Classical Harpists
LI23014. Best Classical Pianists
LI23015. Best Classical Trombonists
LI23016. Best Conga Players
LI23017. Best Danelectro Players
LI23018. Best Didgeridoo Players
LI23019. Best Drummers
LI23020. Best Epiphone Players
LI23021. Best Euphonium Players
LI23022. Best Flautists
LI23023. Best French Harpsichordists
LI23024. Best Guitarists
LI23025. Best Hammered Dulcimer Players
LI23026. Best Hammond Organ Players
LI23027. Best Harmonicists
LI23028. Best Harpists
LI23029. Best Harpsichordists
LI23030. Best Heavy Metal Drummers
LI23031. Best Horn Players
LI23032. Best Hurdy-gurdy Musicians
LI23033. Best Jazz Bassists
LI23034. Best Jazz Drummers
LI23035. Best Jazz Percussionists
LI23036. Best Jazz Saxophonists
LI23037. Best Jazz Trombonists
LI23038. Best Keyboardists
LI23039. Best Keytarists
LI23040. Best Mandolinists
LI23041. Best Marimbists
LI23042. Best Mbira Players
LI23043. Best Mesa Boogie Users
LI23044. Best Moog Synthesizer Players
LI23045. Best Oboists
LI23046. Best Organists
LI23047. Best Oud Players
LI23048. Best Percussionists
LI23049. Best Pianists
LI23050. Best Recorder Players
LI23051. Best Rhythm Guitarists
LI23052. Best Saxophonists
LI23053. Best Tin Whistle Players
LI23054. Best Trumpeters
LI23055. Best Tuba Players
LI23056. Best Violinists
LI23057. Best Violists
LI23000. Customize your categories:

Deadlines & Fees

The LIT Talent Awards keeps its entry fees low to encourage more participation from individual performers and talents.

2023 Entry Period Early Bird
(Nov 9 - Dec 14, 2022)
(Dec 15 - Jan 25, 2023)
(Jan 26 - Feb 22, 2023)
(Feb 23 - Apr 26, 2023)
Per Entry
$60 $70 $80 $90
Additional Category
$45 $55 $65 $75
Per Entry
(Solo/Duo/Group) - Series
$80 $90 $100 $110
Additional Category
(Solo/Duo/Group) - Series
$55 $65 $75 $85
Bundle Entries Package: $250 for 5 Credits (Save Up-to $100!)
One (1) Category = One (1) Credit
Early Results Announcement: April 10, 2023 (Entries Submitted by Apr 7)
Full Results Announcement: May 12, 2023 (Entries Submitted after Apr 7)

*Fees are non-refundable. Withdrawn entries (whether withdrawn by entrant or by the LIT Talent Awards for the entrant's failure to comply with the entry rules) will NOT be refunded. Multiple categories must be submitted with your initial entry in order to be counted as “additional categories”.

*The LIT Talent Awards and International Awards Associate’s decision are final in its sole discretion and binding in relation to all matters relating to Competitions and may not be subject to any discussions or correspondence.

2023 Benefits and recognition

The LIT Instrumentalists Winner of the Year will receive a complimentary statuette and a professionally designed certificate to celebrate their win. The winning talents will be highlighted on the main page of the LIT Talent Awards website, and published on our official social media platform.

In addition, Platinum and Gold winners will receive a complimentary certificate, template press release, as well as graphic downloads for marketing purposes. Winners in these categories may choose to purchase their respective LIT Talents Awards statuette with a reasonable fee.


The Category Winner of the Year from each category will receive a complimentary statuette and a professionally designed certificate to celebrate their win.


All Category Winners of the Year and Platinum and Gold Winners will get chance to showcase your winning work with a published interview on our media partner's – Muse.World’s website.


Every winner gets a dedicated Winner’s Page for up-to 5 years to promote your achievement on our correspondence, social media, websites, and more.
2023 Benefits / Winning Level LIT Of the year Categories Winners Platinum winner Gold winner
LIT Talent Awards Statuette
Appearance on Winner’s Highlight Page
Mentioned in Winner Press Release
Mentioned in e-Newsletter
Mentioned in Media Partner Website: Muse.World
Dedicated Social Post
Winner’s Interview
Winner’s Page
Eligible to Purchase Statuette
Winner Certificate
Winner’s Digital Badge
Press Release Template

*Note: Cash prizes are not cumulative. Only one cash prize can be awarded to each winner with the highest available prize applied.

For example, if a winner is awarded both LIT of the Year and Category Winner of the Year, they will only receive the $2,000 cash prize from the LIT of the Year and not $100 from winning the latter. First placed Category Winners can only receive one $100 cash prize, even if they win the title in multiple programs.

If you submitted your entries through an award agent and won either LIT of the Year or Category Winner of the Year, IAA will proceed to issue the cash prize to the closest representative of the winning entry, the award agent, to collect it on your behalf. Please liaise with your award agent on the matter of cash prizes. Cash prizes will be issued either to the winners or award agent within a month after the announcement of results.

The LIT Talent Awards and International Awards Associate’s decision are final in its sole discretion and binding in relation to all matters relating to Competitions and may not be subject to any discussions or correspondence.

submission format

You can submit your entries by uploading your video link from YouTube, Spotify, SoundCloud, Vimeo, or any other online mediums, that will take judges directly to the work.

If there are any supporting images/PDFs/documents, it should be saved under 4MB.

*It is recommended that you keep your synopsis to approximately 350 words. The project description should strengthen your entry, as well as provide the jury with a better understanding of your submission. A written translation or adaptation must accompany non-English entries.