Philip Bates Prize for Composers and Songwriters 2020

Alex Noble

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2019 competition winners Georgia Denham, Rob Laidlow & Kai Moohan-Shotan
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Calling all composers aged 16 – 25 

Philip Bates Prize for Composers and Songwriters 2020 

18th January 2021 deadline

We are now inviting entries from all over the UK for the 2020 Philip Bates Prize for Co​mposers and Songwriters. This exceptionally broad annual competition has recognised talent in a variety of genres in the past. Composers between the ages of 16 and 25 may submit a work written in any style by Monday 18th January 2021, the application deadline. All compositions, whether vocal or instrumental, must be inspired by a text and last no longer than 12 minutes.
Having been delayed by Covid restrictions, the competition this year will take place virtually. Rather than receiving a public performance, recordings of the shortlisted entries will be uploaded to the Philip Bates Trust website and YouTube channel and two cash prizes of £400 each will be awarded. The competition is run jointly by Royal Birmingham Conservatoire’s Composition Department and Philip Bates Trust.
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