The Love Songs Composition Competition

June 26, 2016 in All Opportunities, Composers by mwhiteside

Description: The idea of the competition is to encourage a range of 21st century responses to the genre of the love song in the form of short piano pieces (i.e. love songs without words). The competition is open to composers of all ages and nationalities. Entries will be judged in two age categories: under 25 and over 25. Only unpublished and previously unperformed works may be submitted.

Prizes: The winning composer in the over 25 category will receive £750. The winning composer in the under 25 category will receive £500. William Howard will also make a professional audio and video recording of the winning piece in each category, which will be posted on YouTube within three months of the public performance. At least three shortlisted pieces in each category will be performed by William Howard at a public concert.

How to apply: Email your full name, nationality, contact details and date of birth to Justine Peberdy, Competition Administrator, at, attaching your score as a PDF. Please note that your name should not appear anywhere on the score.Please read Conditions of Entry at