Prizes

  • First Prize—$5,000
  • Second Prize—$2,500

Important Dates and Information

  • Application Deadline: February 15, 2018
  • Winners’ Announcement: April 1, 2018
  • Performance of Winning Composition: June 24, 2018, at the Terrace Theater of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, in Washington, DC. Professional musicians will perform the winning composition.

Requirements

  • Entrance fee of $45 US; check payable to Friday Morning Music Club Foundation.
  • Composition must be a chamber work for three to five players for string trio, string quartet, piano trio, piano quartet, or piano quintet. No electronics.
  • Composition must be a maximum of 8 minutes long.
  • Composition must not have been commercially published or publicly performed.
  • Composer must be between 18 and 35 years old.
  • Scores must be accompanied by a cover letter including composer’s name, contact information, and curriculum vitae.
  • The composer’s name must not appear anywhere on the score.
  • Winning composers must be prepared to supply a set of performance materials upon notification of their award.

Applications

  • Online application is through the getacceptd.com website. Click here to apply: https://app.getacceptd.com/wiccomposition
  • Applicants who are unable to submit their scores electronically may mail them in paper form. Paper scores will be converted into PDF format. Send all paper scores, entrance fee, and materials postmarked by February 15, 2018, to the following address:

Washington International Competition for Composition
1536 Winding Waye Lane

Silver Spring, MD 20902

For additional information about the competition and the application process, please contact Mark Simon at diegobueno1@mac.com.