To apply, you must first register your interest in the award – just fill in the form by Friday 19 February 2021 at 5pm with your name and your age category.
On registering, you will receive a link to the online application form where you can also upload your score. Your completed application form and score must be received by the NCEM no later than 12 noon on Friday 19 March 2021.
If your work is shortlisted, we will invite you to the Award Day at the National Centre for Early Music in York on Thursday 13 May 2021 when the shortlisted compositions will be presented by Palisander in a day-long workshop led by composer Christopher Fox. That evening, Palisander will perform each of the pieces in the presence of a panel of judges, after which two winners will be announced, one for each of the two age categories.
This major national annual award is open to young composers resident in the UK and aged up to 25 when entries close on 19 March 2021.
It will be judged in two age categories:
18 years and under
2021 Award schedule
Closing date for registration:
Friday 19 February, 5pm
Closing date for applications:
Friday 19 March, 12 noon
Successful shortlist informed:
Friday 9 April, 5pm
Award Day in York:
Thursday 13 May
Performance of winning pieces: Thursday 20 May, 1.05pm