Electronic Music Composition Contest


Submission period

Tue Aug 11, 2020 at 4 AM UTC

End of submission period

Sat Nov 7, 2020 at 4:59 AM UTC

Results date

Sun Feb 28 at 5 PM UTC

Entry or Course Fee

Contest entry fee is $25 Can
Musicworks’ tenth annual Electronic Music Composition Contest is now open.

Musicworks’ annual juried contest spotlights new musical talent from around the world and offers cash prizes and opportunities to be published and heard. In 2019, we received 148 submissions from across North America, as well as from Italy, the U.K., France, Argentina, Japan, Portugal, Greece, and many more places.

First prize is $500 Can., a composer profile in Musicworks Spring 139 2021 issue and the composition released on the Musicworks 139 CD.

Second prize is $200 Can. and composer coverage on musicworks.ca in 2021.

Third prize is $100 Can. and composer coverage on musicworks.ca in 2021.

Compose and submit an experimental piece in any electronic-music genre—acousmatic, electroacoustic, glitch, soundscape, intelligent dance music (IDM), turntable art, or video music.

The contest is open to entries from anywhere in the world and from artists at any stage of their careers. Pieces must be previously unpublished, i.e. not released on a commercially available recording at the time of submission.

Maximum length: 10 minutes. Accepted file types: MP3 or MP4 only.

The contest entry fee is $25 Can. All entrants receive a FREE, one-year subscription to Musicworks—almost 50% less than our normal subscription rate! Additional entries are $5 each, unlimited.

Contest closes November 6, 2020.

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