Closing of registrations 10 days in advance

Registrations for the preliminaries of the 56th Competition are closed since Tuesday, January 8 afternoon, 10 days in advance of the announced deadline.
Candidates initially had until Friday 18 January to register in the city of their choice, within the limit of 270 places available.
The cities began to show full by January 3 (Beijing), and the last fifteen places available for Berlin left in 24 hours.

Candidates from the five continents and representing 40 nationalities will participate to the preliminaries next spring. Among them 62 women (twenty more than in 2017) and 208 men, with an average age of 29 years and a half.
France is the most represented country (63 candidates), followed by Korea (33 candidates), China (28 candidates), United States (22), Japan (20), then Great Britain, Germany, Taiwan, Spain…