International Composition Competition


Submission period

Fri May 15, 2020 at 0 AM UTC

End of submission period

Thu Oct 15, 2020 at 10 AM UTC

Results date

Fri Apr 30 at 4 PM UTC


For composers born after 31.12.1985
impuls promotes and supports young composers not only within its Academy, but also through the impuls Composition Competition.

impuls commissions new works for ensemble every second year from young composers selected by a jury. Subsequently these composers are invited to take part in the impuls Composition Workshop in Vienna and Graz – where their new works are collectively rehearsed and discussed extensively with musicians of world-class ensembles such as Klangforum Wien – as well as to the premiere of their new pieces within the impuls Academy and Festival in Graz. impuls also intends to support the composers´ works beyond that point through recordings respectively broadcasting and additional concerts.

This year´s Composition Competition runs from May 15th to October 15th, 2020. Submissions are made via post, recommended posting date is October 1st.

Applying composers must not be born before 1986. Details are available at web pages: