OHMI 2020/2021 Competition categories:
For instruments capable of performance without further development. Adaptations must have all the capabilities of the original instrument. Where an entry uses new technology, perhaps electronics, it must closely copy the musical characteristics of the instrument it is emulating. Entries in this category must include a detailed explanation of the instrument’s mechanics, facilities and characteristics, and must be demonstrated, either in a video included with the submission or live at the time and place of judging. The demonstrator(s) of the instruments need not be the competition participants.
Qualifying Instruments submitted in the 'Playable' category:
For apparatus (straps, stands, harnesses etc.) that make a traditional instrument playable for a specified disability.
For the most technically promising solution(s) to the challenge. Entries may be made in any form - paper, video, drawings, etc., just as long as they explain and describe the concept in detail to the competition judges. Several past entries have been projects in development - playable, but not yet to the high standard required.