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THE JOHN SANDERS MEMORIAL COMPETITION FOR YOUNG COMPOSERS 2013

 THE JOHN SANDERS MEMORIAL COMPETITION FOR YOUNG COMPOSERS 2013
Summary:Prize for choral scores
Deadline: 22 March 2013
Date Posted: 19 December 2012
Details: 1. Young composers are invited to submit an accompanied (organ) or unaccompanied choral composition of up to 8 minutes in length.
2. The composition should have been specifically created for the 2013 Sanders Society competition. Any previously-composed composition is liable to disqualification.
3. The competition is open to composers under the age of 30 years on 22nd March 2013
4. Each composer may submit only one entry.
5. Scoring: SATB choir; maximum division is two per part (SSAATTBB, or double choir)
6. The choice of composition text is left to the discretion of the composer, and may be drawn from Biblical or literary sources, but must be suitable for inclusion in a Christian
act of worship. The final decision of suitability rests with the judging panel.
7. Compositions must not bear the name of the composer.
8. Entrants must complete SECTION A of the application form which will not be seen by the judges, as well SECTION B.
9. All entries must be computer-processed (Sibelius, Finale, etc) or handwritten in black ink to the highest standard.
10. If unaccompanied, all scores must include a piano reduction at the foot of each system .
11. All entrants must provide a short commentary suitable for use as a programme note. (max 200 words)
12. Composition scores should be anonymous, bearing only a unique identifying symbol/number on the top right-hand corner of each page; the application form bearing the
entrantís name and contact details should be sealed inside an envelope which has the same identifying symbol/number clearly printed on the front. The envelope must accompany the entry.
13. Scores are sent at the entrantís own risk. The Society cannot acknowledge receipt of the scores, nor return any material submitted.
14. If the entries are not considered to be of sufficiently high standard, the judges reserve the right not to make an award
1st Prize:£1000
Web Site:http://www.sanderssociety.org.uk/docs/SandersCompetitionRules2013.pdf