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Midwest Highland Arts Fund and RG Hardie & Co. proudly announce the annual RG Hardie & Co. Midwest Highland Arts Fund United States Gold Medal Piobaireachd Competition.
The U.S. Gold Medal, 2.5 inches (6.5 cm) in diameter, featuring the RG Hardie & Co. logo on the obverse, will be awarded to the day’s Champion in Piobaireachd. Prize moneys include First winning USD $750, Second $500, and Third $250.

NEW for 2023. The aggregate winner of the Gold Medal Piobaireachd and the Gold Medal Ceol Beag will be awarded USD$1500. This prize can be used for travel to Scotland in 2023 for professional solo contests or for travel back to Winter Storm in 2024. Gold Medal Piobaireachd governs if there is a tie. This competition is open to the first 20 eligible applicants.

The Champion may be invited to perform at Winter Storm – The Pipes and Drums Concert.

R. G. Hardie & Co. are manufacturers and suppliers of Highland Bagpipes, Piping Accessories, and Pipe Band Highland wear. R. G. Hardie was formed in 1950, since 1972 incorporating Peter Henderson, Ltd. (established 1868). Over 100 years dedicated to making the finest highland bagpipes in the world.

The entry fee for the U.S. Gold Medal Piobaireachd competition is USD $60.00.
Please read the Rules thoroughly.

Amateur piping and drumming contests will be held on January 12, 2023
Professional piping and drumming contests will be held on January 13, 2023

Entry Deadline is December 1, 2022.

This competition is limited to the first eligible 20 applicants.

Rules and Regulations

Entry Form


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