The Violin Society of America (VSA) International Violin and Bow Making Competition has been held 23 times between 1975 and 2018 and has become known as one of the premier international violin and bow making competitions in the world. To date, the VSA has given 1579 total awards, consisting of 6 Double Gold Medals, 303 Gold Medals, 247 Silver Medals, and 1016 Certificates of Merit (plus a few other awards from early competitions). There are 9 categories of entries at the competition: Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass, Quartet, Violin Bow, Viola Bow, Cello Bow, and Bass Bow.
The next VSA competition is scheduled for November 2020 in the Los Angeles California area.
The StringBridge database allows you to search the results, awards, and winners from every violin and bow making competition sponsored by the Violin Society of America, from 1973 from the present, and StringBridge Connect provides analysis and insight into the competition and its winners.