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Summary:Prize for organ scores
Deadline: 01 July 2013
Date Posted: 27 February 2013

The Lord Mayor’s Composition Prize is administered and funded by the Worshipful Company of Musicians to provide an annual prize for classical composition. The first competition was launched in 2012.

1. The Composition prize Competition is ONLY open to UK citizens who are under the age of 35 at the closing date for entry, which this year will be 1st July 2013.

2. Applicants must send a copy of their birth certificate with their entry.

3. The work submitted must be entirely the work of the composer. It should be noted that this Competition permits a single theme or line of music originated by another composer to
be incorporated into the new composition.

4. The work must not exceed eight minutes in duration.

5. The Worshipful Company of Musicians will specify the instrument/ensemble for which the composition in that year has to be written.

6. The composition for the 2013 Competition will be for Organ (see specification attached).

7. Entrants will be able to visit the venue where the winning work will be performed before the closing date in order to acquaint themselves with the acoustic properties of the location.

8. Entrants must submit the score for their composition, together with a completed Entry Form, which can be obtained or downloaded from the Musicians Company website:

9. Each entry must be supported by two references from referees who are able to write from personal knowledge about the composer and his/her achievements.

10. The winner of the Competition must agree in advance that they will attend at least one rehearsal of the musician who will perform the winning composition and attend the recital during which the winning composition will be performed for the first time.

11. Entrants are responsible for their own travel and accommodation costs regarding any aspect of the competition or premiere.

12. Each entry will be scrutinised, in the first instance, by a Screening Panel, to ensure that it meets both the brief for that year and the Regulations for the Prize.

13. Selection will take place in July by an Adjudication Panel, who will select the winning entry.

14. The composer of the winning work will be notified in August.

15. The premiere of the winning composition will be hosted by the Lord Mayor of the City of London at Mansion House. The winner will receive a certificate and a cheque for £2,000 from the Lord Mayor.

16. The first performance of the winning entry for the 2013 composition will be given in the Egyptian Hall at Mansion House by a performer of the Company’s choice.

17. The performance will take place on Friday 13th September 2013 at an evening concert and reception.

18. The Judges’ decision is final. Neither the Judges nor The Worshipful Company of Musicians will enter into correspondence with any entrants. No other prize will be considered.

19. Canvassing on behalf of any entry in the competition is strictly forbidden and will render the applicant liable to disqualification from the competition.

20. The Company reserves the right to add to, or alter the regulations at any time.