Young Composers’ Competition 2017

Young Composers from Years 1 to 12 attending a Queensland school can enter their works across three sections in 2017 Electronic/Film Music, Song Writing and Vocal/Instrumental. Scroll down for full details on this year’s competition.

All entries for YCC are to be submitted electronically. Online entries will be available from early Term 3, 2017.




Entries for 2017 will be accepted in all sections for the following age divisions:

  • Primary: Students enrolled in Years 1 to 6
  • Middle: Students enrolled in Years 7 to 9
  • Senior: Students enrolled in Years 10 to 12

The 2017 Entry Fees for the competition across all sections will be:

  • Primary Division: $15 per entry (+ $0.30 processing fee per entry)
  • Middle & Senior Divisions: $20 per entry (+ $0.30 processing fee per entry)


Please Note: Monetary value of all prizes will be awarded either in cash or gift vouchers.

Primary Divisions

  • First: $50
  • Second: $30
  • Third: $20

Middle Divisions

  • First: $80
  • Second: $50
  • Third: $30

Senior Divisions

  • First: $130
  • Second: $70
  • Third: $50



Conditions of Entry

  • Compositions must adhere to the prescribed minimum lengths:
    • Primary: 30 seconds or 12 bars
    • Middle: 1 minute or 16 bars
    • Senior: 2 minutes or 32 bars
  • Group composition (max. 5 members) are allowed only in the Song Writing section
  • A composition that has already won an award in any previous competition in not eligible for entry
  • All audio based compositions are to be submitted online as an MP3 file
  • Written scores for the Vocal/Instrumental Section are also to be submitted online in PDF format
  • A short paragraph outlining the intent of the composition must be included and submitted online in PDF format
  • ASME Qld reserves the right not to award a prize if a suitable standard is not reached or divide the prize equally between joint winners.
  • Adjudicators will be chosen by ASME Qld. All adjudicator decisions are final. No correspondence will be entered into.
  • Composers will be invited to perform their winning entries at the Finalists’ Concert to be held at the Vivace Piano & Strings.
  • All entrants must be attending a Queensland school.
  • Compositions submitted will only be returned to those composers (or delegated representatives) who are in attendance at the Finalists’ Concert.
  • Composers must attend the Award Ceremony to receive their prize.
Click HERE to submit your entry