Musicworks Electronic Music Composition Contest


Submission period

Thu Sep 8, 2022 at 04AM UTC

End of submission period

Thu Dec 1, 2022 at 07:59AM UTC

Results date

Fri Sep 1 at 04PM UTC

Entry or Course Fee

Contest entry fee is Cdn. $25
The 12th annual Musicworks Electronic Music Composition Contest is now open through November 30!

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

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 Pieces must be previously unpublished, i.e. not released on a commercially available recording at the time of submission.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

For files over 100MB, please upload a dummy file to complete entry fee payment, and send the full version of your song directly to

Contest entry fee is Cdn. $25. All entrants receive a FREE one-year subscription to Musicworks! Additional entries are $5 each, unlimited.

First prize is Cdn. $500, a composer profile in Musicworks magazine in 2023 and the composition released on the Musicworks CD.

Second prize is Cdn. $200 and composer coverage on

Third prize is Cdn. $100 and composer coverage on

Launched in 2020, the Marcelle Deschênes Prize in Electronic Music / prix Marcelle Deschênes pour la musique électronique is Cdn. $300 and coverage in Musicworks. All composer entrants who self-identify as female or non-binary are eligible for this prize. Entrants who want to be considered for this prize, please write “Marcelle Prize” in the Add a Note box during the contest submission process.

This is a juried contest. Jurors will not know the identities of the entrants. Please DO NOT include your name in the filename/title of your submission. Jury process begins in early 2023, and winners will be notified in Summer 2023.

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