Formate and categories

Composers are welcome to submit their entry in either of the following ways

 

  • Submission of scores (Finale, Sibelius or PDF formats)

  • Submission of scores along with midi file (midi from Finale, Sibelius, and other software is accepted)

  • Submission of scores along with audio or video file of live performance (if the work has been performed previously)

There will be 3 sub-categories as follows:

1.   General repertoire (All musical genres are welcome)

Applicants in this category should consider the following:

  • The scores can be written for any instruments and/or voice. except for symphonic repertoire (see below category 2) and chamber music (see below category 3)

  • The scores may include traditional instruments

  • The scores may include piano accompaniment (as long as it’s not considered a duo. For the duo, please see below category 3)

  • The scores should not be longer than 15 minutes

 

2.   Symphonic repertoire

Applicants in this category should consider the following:

  • The scores must be orchestrated for a symphonic orchestra of any genre (symphony, concerto, overture etc.).

  • The scores may include choir or soloists (instrumental or vocal).

  • The scores should not be longer than 20 minutes

  • The scores should have the maximum instrumentation of Fl -3, Ob -3, Cl – 3, Fg -3, Cor – 6, Trb -3, Trbn – 3, Tb – 1, Timp. – 4 pots, Per. – 3 players, Vni.1 – 14, Vni.2 – 12, Vle -10, Vc. -10 and Cb. – 4.

  • The scores may include saxophones, flute “piccolo”, bass clarinet, corno inglés, contrabassoon, harp, piano or celesta.

 

3.   Chamber music repertoire

Applicants in this category should consider the following:

  • The scores must be orchestrated for a symphonic orchestra of any genre (symphony, concerto, overture etc.).

  • The scores may include choir or soloists (instrumental or vocal).

  • The music must not be longer than 15 minutes.

  • The instrumentation should be for a 25 musicians string orchestra (V1 – 8, V2 – 8, – 4, Vc – 4, Cb – 1) plus five wind instruments, and a set for two percussionists is the maximum.

 

There is no timeline as to when the work has been composed; it can be a freshly written score as well as a composition written some time ago.  

IMPORTANT:

By entering the competition, the participant certifies that the composition is an original work and the score was produced by the composer.

Awards

  • The GRAND PACIFIC AWARD and cash prize (only one award across all categories and ages) 

  • Outstanding | Platinum award, a certificate and opportunity to perform at the Gala concert

  • 1st prize  | Golden award, a certificate and scholarship to attend masterclasses

  • 2nd prize | Silver award, a certificate and invitation to attend the Gala Concert

  • 3rd prize  | Bronze award, a certificate and invitation to attend the Gala Concert

  • Special Award for Teachers and certificates of recognition

#Participants who are not awarded a prize, will still receive a Participation certificate

General Rules

  • Incomplete applications (including failure to pay the application fee) will not be processed

  • Application fee is not refundable

  • Adjudicator's panel decision is final and cannot be appealed. A summary/commentary about performance from the panel can be provided upon request (please note these will be provided only in English)

  • Multiple winners can be chosen in each of the groups, except Grand Pacific Award

  • Participants agree and authorize the organizers to use their image for any publicity activity

Submission Requirements

The works can be submitted in the following formats:

1.   Submission of scores (Finale, Sibelius or PDF formats)

2.   Submission of scores along with midi file (midi from Finale, Sibelius and other software is accepted)

3.   Submission of scores along with audio or video file (if the work has been performed previously)

How to apply

To apply for the competition participants must submit

  1. A completed online application form

  2. Scores in one of the formats indicated in "Submission requirements" section

  3. A Resume / CV / Biography (optional)

  4. An application fee

  5. A photo/image of the participant

IMPORTANT

  • Last day for submitting applications is on 30 April 2022

  • Winners will be announced on our website on 5 June 2022

  • Please note that the participant retains 100% of the recording rights

Our inclusivity policy

We welcome entries from participants with special needs and would like to be a platform of encouragement and inclusivity for all. We strongly believe that participants with special needs are creative, talented and unique - in their own way.

We believe that all children are equal and special. That no diagnosis is an obstacle to living happily, learn, develop and be talented. We want to provide opportunities and support to all persons with special needs so that their lives take on bright colors.