Australian and New Zealand Viola Society Composition Competition 2014

Entries are invited for the 2014 ANZVS Viola Composition Competition.

Aim: To promote composition and performance of new viola works in Australia and New Zealand.

Deadline: Friday 9th May 2014

Download the entry form

Conditions of Entry:

  1. The composer must be a resident or citizen of Australia or New Zealand.
  2. Categories:
    • Viola Solo (unaccompanied)
    • Two or more violas (violas only)

    Composers may submit one entry in each category.

  3. Pieces are to be up to five minutes duration.
  4. The composition must indicate metronome markings and duration.
  5. The composition must not have been previously performed in public, or previously published, nor may it be a transcription in part or whole of another work that has been previously published or performed.
  6. The manuscript must be easily legible on unbound single-sided A4 sheets and suitable for scanning. The composer must be identified on the manuscript itself by a nom-de-plume to ensure anonymity.

    The composer’s details are to be included on the attached entry form and sealed in a separate envelope to accompany the manuscript. The nom-de-plume must be written on the outside of this envelope.

  7. The original manuscripts with three photocopies, three soundfiles on CD or DVD (synthesised renditions acceptable) and for multiple viola works one set of parts or a PDF file of parts of the work must be sent to:

    Mrs A. Brooker, Coordinator
    ANZVS Viola Composition Competition
    1A Waimarie Street
    St Heliers
    Auckland 1071
    New Zealand

    Entries must be received by 9th May 2014.

  8. Judging: ANZVS has appointed a panel of three adjudicators with a range of experience in composition and performance on the viola. The panel’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  9. Prizes: $200 in prize money for each category.

    One additional prize of $100 will be awarded for best composition in either category written by a composer studying at secondary school or equivalent in 2013.

    The adjudicators reserve the right not to award a prize in any of the three categories.

  10. Winners will be announced at the Auckland Viola Convention 7th- 8th June, 2014 (date to be confirmed). The winning, highly commended compositions and entries from composers who attend the weekend will then be performed in a workshop setting.
  11. Results will be published in the next issue of the ANZVS Journal after the prize-giving.
  12. Printing and Copyright
    Though the copyright of their work remains with the composer, it is a condition of entry that the composers of the winning works (with the composer’s real name acknowledged) allow the
    ANZVS to publish the works in the ANZVS Journal.
  13. Manuscripts and Photocopies
    Manuscripts and photocopies will be retained to be used in workshops at the Auckland Viola Convention. At all times copyright remains with the composer.

Closing date: competition entries are to be received by Friday 9th May 2014.