Musicworks’ annual juried contest spotlights new musical talent from around the world, offering cash prizes and
opportunities to be published and heard. In 2020, we received 132 submissions from across North America, as
well as from France, the U.K., Germany, Chile, Argentina, China, Turkey, Greece, and many more places.
First prize: CAD$500, a composer profile in Musicworks 142 (Spring 2022), and the composition released on
the Musicworks 142 CD.
Second prize: CAD$200 and composer coverage on www.musicworks.ca in 2022.
Third prize: CAD$100 and composer coverage on www.musicworks.ca in 2022.
Marcelle Deschênes Prize in Electronic Music / prix Marcelle Deschênes pour la musique électronique:
CAD$300 and a composer profile in Musicworks 142 (Spring 2022). This prize is open to entrants who self-
identify as female or non-binary.
Compose and submit an experimental piece in any electronic-music genre—acousmatic, electroacoustic, glitch,
soundscape, intelligent dance music (IDM), turntable art, or video music. The contest is open to entries from
anywhere in the world and from artists at any stage of their careers. Pieces must be previously unpublished, i.e.
not released on a commercially available recording at the time of submission.
Maximum length: 10 minutes. Accepted file types: MP3 or MP4 only.
Contest entry fee is $25 Can. All entrants receive a FREE, one-year subscription to Musicworks—almost
50% less than our normal subscription rate! Additional entries are $5 each, unlimited.
Contest closes December 20, 2021.
Details are available at web pages: