A Global Luthiers Celebration 2022

2022 Registrations from all nations invited.

The purpose of the International Violin Bridge Competition is to compare aesthetically the standards of violin family bridges, and to celebrate, showcase and award the best entries.

Registrations Open April 2022.

Registrations Closed September 2022.

Categories: Violin, Viola, Cello and Other(Miscellaneous) with a special discretionary award from Dictum Tools for new design and approach. Awards for Each Category are Gold, Silver and discretionary Merit.



Prizes:  Prizes provided by our sponsors and partners:- Josef Teller, Pirastro, Warchal Strings, Dictum Tools, Lark Music Insurance,  Despiau Chevalets

Enrolment STATUS: Enrolment Open, Entry Arrival and  Closing date September 1st 2022.

Submission Checklist: All Registration Documents can be uploaded at checkout or printed and sent with your bridges.


The Jury: A Team of 4 international Violin makers and Restorers. Guest Judge.

Judging Criteria: Workmanship, Material choice, Branding/ stamp, Usability, Design, Finish,  Overall appearance, Visual Balance and symmetry.

Rules: Application form and the full set of competition rules can be downloaded HERE.

All entries that meet the competition criteria will be photographed, measured and added to the violinbridges online archive.

Xiandong Guan , Gold Medal Violin 2021

Awarded entries will be photographed and added to Book 2 of the Violin Bridges Photographic Book to be published by Black Mountains Press and will have their own dedicated page on the violinbridges archive project site.


We will not be comparing or judging bridges by sound.

Our Partners/ Sponsors: Josef Teller, Pirastro, Warchal Strings, Dictum Tools, Lark Music Insurance, Despiau Chevalets

If you want to support us without entering the competition you can do so here.

Become a sponsor or friend of The International Violin Bridge Competition, celebrate the art of bridge cutting and if a sponsor/partner  enjoy global advertising reach and interest via an established network of dedicated, professional makers, musicians, collectors and dealers.

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