Polish Society for Contemporary Music announces the 16th Kazimierz Serocki International Composers’ Competition 2019.
Only compositions for chamber ensemble of 3 to 5 instruments (chosen from the list below, without conductor) are going to be taken into consideration.
Instruments: 1 flute, 1 oboe, 1 clarinet, 1 basson, 1 french horn, 1 piano, 2 violins, 1 viola, 1 cello.
Use live electronics and tape is not permitted.
Duration: from 10 to 16 minutes.
More than one score per composer is permitted.
The competition is open to composers of all ages and nationalities. It is possible to submit works already performed and/or awarded in other competitions, excluding compositions already published.


The First Prize - 13,000 PLN
The Second Prize - 8.000 PLN
The Third Prize - 4.000 PLN

PWM Edition's Special Prize for the Youngest Winner: a set of Polish contemporary music scores.


Fredrik Österling (Sweden)
, Paul Patterson (United Kingdom)
, Dariusz Przybylski (Poland)

The Decisions of the jury are final.


The Compositions will be awarded Performed on 30 th of November 2019 in the Witold Lutoslawski Concert Studio Polish Radio, at a special concert organized by the ISCM Polish Section and Polish Radio Channel 2. The concert will be broadcasted and offered to all members of the European Broadcasting Union.
The composer of the awarded work must Provide all the performance material at Their Own expense and send them to the ISCM Polish Section until 1 st of November 2019.
Composers declare That they possess all rights are Their pieces, Their composition is original and all materials (parts and full score) are available to the Competition's organizer free of charge.


The score printed on the paper, should be Submitted anonymously and marked with an alphanumeric emblem. Applications should be sent only through the post office - any application sent by courier services (eg. Fedex, TNT, DHL) will not be accepted.
Sealed envelope marked with the same emblem containing the filled and signed APPLICATION FORM https://ptmwblog.files.wordpress.com/2018/10/application-form.pdf

The entries should be sent to the Following address:
Iwona Kisiel-King - the ISCM Polish Section
Poste Restante
Garden 3
05-200 Wołomin
Tel / fax: (+48) 22 827-69-81
Mob. (+48) 535-266-363
E-mail: ptmw@epistola.pl

The deadline for submission of scores is September 5 th , 2019. The postmark is decisive.

Entry fee for participants the is PLN 220 ( EUR 55 ) for each score.
The amount should be sent in one of the following ways: PAYPAL on the ISCM Polish Section's website: ptmw.art.pl (preferred) or bank transfer (bank charges covered by a sender) to the account Following:
ISCM Polish Section
of PKO Polish Bank SA, Warsaw Branch
account number (IBAN): PL 77 1020 1013 0000 0302 0127 1394
Code BIC (Swift): BPKOPLPW

The payment receipt must be enclosed with the score Submitted.
Checks will not be accepted.
The entry fee is not refundable.

Entry in the Competition is synonymous with acceptance of the Regulations.
Compositions not meeting the Requirements Stated in the above Regulations will not be admitted to the Competition. Dry in case the entry fee is not refundable.
Contentious cases will be resolved based on the Polish version of the Regulations of the Competition.
The Submitted scores will not be returned.
Verdict of the Jury will be announced on the Competition Organizer's website ( ptmw.art.pl ).

5 Sep 2019
Euro (EUR)