Young Composer Award Application Form


  1. All entries must be received by 5pm on the closing date of Thursday, November 30th 2017.
  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 on Wednesday, 4 April 2018.
  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 on Wednesday, 4 April 2018 at the Edinburgh International Harp Festival.
  12. The judges’ decision shall be final.