What a shame for all those budding young soloists. I've read this on the Radio two site: I can't help but asking why though. I'm afraid I've read/heard very little of the goings on about BBC competitions but vaguely understand the problem to be related to "phone in" competitions. The Young Brass Sololist competition doesn't involve such a process. There are musicians playing to an audience, which includes a panel of adjudicators. The adjudicators alone are responsible for the results.