The thirteenth annual Musicworks Electronic Music Composition Contest opens August 1, 2023.
First prize: C$500, a composer profile in Musicworks in 2024, and the composition released on the accompanying Musicworks CD.
Second prize: C$200 and composer coverage on musicworks.ca in 2024.
Third prize: C$100 and composer coverage on musicworks.ca in 2024.
Marcelle Deschênes Prize in Electronic Music / prix Marcelle Deschênes pour la musique électronique: C$300 and a composer profile in 2024. 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 Pieces must be previously unpublished (i.e. not released on a commercially available recording at the time of submission).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: C$30. Unlimited additional entries are C$5 each.
All entrants receive a one-year print subscription to Musicworks ($44–$59 value).
Contest closes October 31, 2023.
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