Young Composer Award Application

Competition Rules

  1. All entries must be received by 5pm on the closing date of Wednesday, October 31st 2018.
  2. The work must be the unaided work of the entrant and be an original composition. It must not have been previously performed, published or disseminated in any way.
  3. The full score in pdf format plus recording of the composition in MP3 format must be submitted together.
  4. The recording must match the score.
  5. The composer’s name should not be stated on the score or MP3 file.
  6. Entrants under 18 year of age must have permission to enter this competition.
  7. The successful entrant must also be willing to write a short report on winning the award for publication in the society’s Annual Report and on its website.
  8. The copyright of the music shall remain with the composer.
  9. The cost of the premier performance only, including travel costs for musicians involved (limited to travel within the UK) will be met by Edinburgh International Harp Festival.
  10. The composer must be available to perform their composition at the Edinburgh International Harp Festival April 2019, date of concert TBC.
  11. In the case of a non-harpist submitting a work, it is the composer’s responsibility to find the artist(s) to perform the work at the premiere performance at Edinburgh International Harp Festival 2019, date of concert TBC.
  12. The judges’ decision shall be final.


To enter, please send an MP3 recording of your composition via WeTransfer to using the name of the composition as the name of the file. Remember, the composition must be between 8 and 12 minutes long.

You must also complete the form below.

Young Composer Award Application Form