Musicworks' 2019 Electronic Music Composition Contest

Musicworks’ annual juried contest spotlights new musical talent from around the world and offers cash prizes and opportunities to be published and heard.


First prize is $500 (Can.), a composer profile in Musicworks 136, Spring 2020 issue (both in print and online) and the composition released on the Musicworks 136 CD.
Second prize is $200 (Can.) and composer coverage on in 2020.
Third prize is $100 (Can.) and composer coverage on in 2020.

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 Pieces must be previously unpublished, i.e. not released on a commercially available recording at the time of submission.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.

Our 2019 EMC Contest closes October 25, 2019.
This is a juried contest. Jurors will not know the identities of the entrants. Please do not include your name in the filename / title of your submission. Jury process begins in November 2019, and winners will be notified in February 2020.

To enter:

Contest entry fee is $25 (Can.). All entrants receive a FREE, one-year subscription to Musicworks. Additional entries are $5 each, unlimited.

25 Oct 2019
Canadian Dollar (CAD)