Choral Composition Contest for young composers

On occasion of its 50th Anniversary, the Sant Yago University Choir, from Valencia (Spain), is pleased to announce a Choral Music Composition Contest. The aim of this competition is to promote the creation of new repertoire by young, emerging composers from all over the world. In addition to a monetary prize (300€), the winning piece will premiere, performed by the Sant Yago University Choir, at the closing concert of a contemporary music Choral Workshop to be held in Valencia on April 7th, 2019.
The choir is looking for young composers, up to 35 years old at the end of the deadline, to submit their compositions. They must be original, unpublished ones; written for a regular mixed choir (SATB), a cappella. The maximum duration must be kept to five minutes and its performance must be possible for an amateur choir. The text can be about any topic as long as it’s in English, Latin, Spanish or Valencian, always respecting the copyright contained in the Spanish Royal Legislative Decree 1/1996 of April 12 on Intellectual Property. The author’s name will remain anonymous. The heading of the score shall include the title and a pseudonym.
Composers are entitled to submit an unlimited number of unpublished pieces, which must have not been previously performed in public. Entries must have a clear spelling and be sent by email to with the score attached as a PDF file from an email address which avoids revealing the identity of the author.
The deadline is December 28th, 2018 at 23:59 (Central European Time).
The results will be announced by email to the contestants between the 14th and 21st of January, 2019. The winner will reveal his or her personal data to the organization and the results will be announced on the website and in the choir's social media.
Further questions can be addressed to, from any address that avoids revealing the contestant’s identity.

28 Dec 2018