Electronic Music Composition Contest


Submission period

Tue Oct 26, 2021 at 4 AM UTC

End of submission period

Tue Dec 21, 2021 at 7:59 AM UTC

Results date

Mon Feb 28 at 5 PM UTC

Entry or Course Fee

Entry fee $25 Can., additional entries $5
Musicworks’ annual juried contest spotlights new musical talent from around the world, offering cash prizes and opportunities to be published and heard. In 2020, we received 132 submissions from across North America, as well as from France, the U.K., Germany, Chile, Argentina, China, Turkey, Greece, and many more places.

First prize: CAD$500, a composer profile in Musicworks 142 (Spring 2022), and the composition released on the Musicworks 142 CD.
Second prize: CAD$200 and composer coverage on www.musicworks.ca in 2022.
Third prize: CAD$100 and composer coverage on www.musicworks.ca in 2022.

Marcelle Deschênes Prize in Electronic Music / prix Marcelle Deschênes pour la musique électronique: CAD$300 and a composer profile in Musicworks 142 (Spring 2022). This prize is open to entrants who self- identify as female or non-binary.

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 Pieces must be previously unpublished, i.e. not released on a commercially available recording at the time of submission.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.

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 December 20, 2021.

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