Musicworks 8th Annual Electronic Music Composition Contest

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26 October 2018

Musicworks’ 2018 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.


First prize is $500 CDN, a composer profile in Musicworks 133, Spring 2019 issue (both in print and online) and the composition released on the Musicworks 133 CD.

Second prize is $200 CDN and composer coverage on musicworks.ca in 2019.

Third prize is $100 CDN and composer coverage on musicworks.ca in 2019.


Compose 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Pieces must be previously unpublished, i.e. not released on a commercially available recording at the time of submission.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 CDN and includes a one-year subscription to Musicworks—less than our normal subscription rate! Additional entries are $5 each, unlimited.


Contest closes October 26, 2018.


Prize details, eligibility and assessment criteria, rules and restrictions, and entry portals can be found at musicworks.ca

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