Out of 273 entries received, ICCR shortlisted a total of 135 entries on the basis of the guidelines of the Competition under the 7 genres of dance and music ie Bharatnatyam Dance, Kathak Dance, Odissi Dance, Carnatic (vocal and instrumental) and Hindustani (vocal and instrumental). Expert jury members were engaged by ICCR to select First, Second and Third Prize Winners under each genre. The Council then decided to invite 14 winners (1st and 2nd prize holders) to visit India between December 26, 2022-January 15, 2023, and organise performances for them at prestigious venues/locations in India in association with Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts (IGNCA).

Out of the 14 invited winners, 8 have come to India. Following are the names of the 8 winners that have come to India, along with their country of origin and their art form: -

1. Mr. Sajith Ilangaredna Sri Lanka, Bharatnatyam Dance link of the performance

2. Mr. Thanura Madugeeth Dissanayaka Mudiyanselage Sri Lanka, Hindustani Vocal link of the performance

3. Ms. Kim Khoo Malaysia, Kathak Dance link of the performance

4. Mr. Ak Ravishankar Karunakaran Malaysia, Carnatic Instrumental link of the performance

5. Ms. Vinitha Balrama Malaysia, Odissi Dance link of the performance

6. Ms. Anita Szegedi Hungary, Odissi Dance link of the performance

7. Ms. Atsuko Katsura Japan, Kathak link of the performance

8. Mr. Neriyen Padiachy Veerlapin Mauritius, Hindustani Instrumental link of the performance