Jazzon is primarily a professional award for Slovenian jazz composition, which is awarded by the expert commission every year at the Festival Jazzinty. In the first stage of the competition, jazz bands, in agreement with the authors, can apply with one composition. The competition is open to instrumental jazz ensembles from trio to sextet, performing at least one original composition of Slovenian author. Author of the composition, which may be a member or leader of the band, must be a citizen or have permanent residence in Slovenia. Bands can participate only with the song, which has not yet been officially released on audio medium or broadcasted in the media of national scope (television, radio, and internet). International jury chooses one winning song and a band who will perform on the final concert Jazzon LIVE.