WOPDC Fall 2020


Registration Deadline Extended — Even though the official deadline has passed, to give more pipers and drummers the opportunity to compete, we're accepting a limited number of additional entries.  Sign up today!

Here’s how the online competition works:
• Check out the list of events and choose the ones you want to enter.
Enter online today.  Registration deadline is October 25, 2020 11:59 pm PDT (UTC-7).
• Make and submit your video recording by November 4, 2020 – this is your competition entry!
• Our world-class judges will watch each video and write detailed comments for each competitor.
• The World Online Piping & Drumming Champions will be crowned and the complete results and videos will be posted online for the world to see.



Thank you to everyone who participated in the World Online Piping & Drumming Championships for Fall 2020

New:  Results from the World Online Piping & Drumming Championships Fall 2020 Competition are here.

New:  Watch the replay of the Official LIVE Awards Announcement on Facebook.  

Follow the BagpipeLessons.com Facebook page to get updates on news on upcoming competitions and other events.

The World Online Piping & Drumming Championships is an exciting and fun way to compete against pipers and drummers from around the world.  There’s no need for travel.  You can compete from the comfort of your own home.  Every competitor will have the opportunity to compete for the title of World Online Piping & Drumming Champion and the chance to win awards in several additional categories.

Our Spring, Summer, and Fall 2020 competitions received over 4,100 entries from around the world. Our world-class judges awarded the placings and wrote a detailed sheet of comments for every player.

For Fall 2020, we've added something new and exciting: World Champion Piping & Drumming Judges LIVE Masterclass Q&A Workshop. This new LIVE one-of-a-kind event will follow the official results announcement. All competitors will have the opportunity to join and meet some of our world-class judges and ask questions directly.  The Judges LIVE Masterclass Q&A Workshop is over but you can sign up here to watch the replay:

Watch some of the performers from our most competition this summer:


Thank you to everyone who participated in the The World Online Piping & Drumming Championships for Summer 2020.  The competitor videos have been sent to our panel of world-class judges who watch every performance and write a detailed sheet of comments.

Join us for the LIVE Official Awards Announcement on Thursday August 13 at 11 am Pacific Time (UTC -7) at BagpipeLessons.com on Facebook.

Following the LIVE Official Awards Announcement, check out the Results page for the Prize Lists for Individual Events, Overall Winners in every category, Winners of Special Video Awards, and the Complete List of All Events — includes placings, judge's comments, and video links for every competitor. In addition, you can find playlists for every event which includes all of the competitor videos in the event.

Here's a short video highlighting a few of our competitors and prize winners.  Enjoy!


For Fall 2020, we've added new and exciting events for groups of two or more performers. In the spirit of giving everyone the opportunity the participate in the World Online Piping & Drumming Championships, we have two categories of band events: one Pipe Band Style event for traditional pipe band instruments (pipes, side drum, tenor, and bass) and another Freestyle Event where anything goes, including other instruments, singers, dancers, or other performers. Band members can choose to record their performances together or separately and edit the videos together.  Individuals can perform on multiple instruments, too!

We're pleased to announce famous bagpiper makers R.G. Hardie & Co. are a top-level sponsor. R.G. Hardie has a worldwide reputation for quality, innovation and crafting instruments played at the highest level of competition.  I'm grateful for R.G. Hardie's support.  Click here to learn more about R.G. Hardie & Co. and all of our other sponsors.


An online piping competition?  Yes!  Read the story about why I started the world's first online bagpipe competition and why I'm bringing it back now.

Check out the Complete Results from our previous competitions, including the list of winners, videos, and judge's comments.

Check out the list of events and the official rules for each of these categories:
• Solo piping
• Solo side drumming
• Solo tenor drumming
• Solo bass drumming

Good luck and Happy Piping and Drumming!

Jori Chisholm
Founder of BagpipeLessons.com and the World Online Piping & Drumming Championships
Inventor of the Tone Protector

James Laughlin
Drumming Director for the World Online Piping & Drumming Championships
Founder of The Pipe Band Drummer’s Inner Circle