The 18th International Robert Schumann Competition takes place from 4 to 14 June 2020 and is traditionally aimed at talented young artists. Invited are pianists born after December 31, 1989, as well as singers born after December 31, 1987. The best artists will be awarded a gold, silver or bronze medal, and since 1989 a special Song Companion Award has been awarded. The prize money for all categories is around 70,000 euros. Registration must be completed by 15 February 2020 at the latest. Patron of the event is the Prime Minister of the Free State of Saxony, Michael Kretschmer.