* This article describes the differences between IWC and WWC.
* This is not final – we will continue to update. Please check our future announcement.
* Please refer other issues on the previous guideline stated in IWC in 2014 for now. (archive)
* “**NEW**” is new issue.


  • Recorded accompaniment (Classical and Popular)
  • Allied Arts
  • Hikifuki (Self-accompaniment) **NEW**

* Recorded accompaniment category is the same as IWC’s Classical and Popular categories.
* Hikifuki is new (max. 4 minutes). No self-accompaniment in Allied Arts category.
* Any kind of “automatic” instrument, such as windup music-box or electronic instrument which has automatic function is not allowed in Hikifuki category. Manual instruments are allowed – such as Piano, Ukulele, Guitar, auto-harp or hand-operated music-box.
* It is allowed to entry in one, two or all categories.
* Only Recorded accompaniment category has age division.
* Only Recorded accompaniment Adult division – 18 and older – has gender division

Age division (Recorded accompaniment category)

  • Junior (under 18) **NEW**
  • Senior (65 and older) **NEW**
  • Adult female (18 and older)
  • Adult male (18 and older)

* Adult division is for 18 and older. (IWC: 20 and older)
* Junior (under 18) is a new division that replaces Child (up to 12) and Teen (13 to 19). Adult entrants must be 18 or older.
* Senior is a new division. If you are 65 or older, you can choose to enter as Adult or Senior.
* Age division is based on your age on the last day of this event. (July 17th 2016)

Other issues

* Each category and division has a First Place (Champion), and Second and Third prize. (IWC: Allied Arts has no third prize)
* Whistling Symposium is held the first day of the event. **NEW**
* Opening Concert is on the first night of the event.
* The First Round will be on the second day, and Final Round on the third day.

Posted in: WWC2016.
Last Modified: September 1, 2015