Music Competitions

2014 NLAPW Biennial Music Awards

First Prize is $1000.

Second Prize is $500.

Third Prize is $250.

2014 NLAPW Biennial Music Award Rules

1. Music submitted for the 2014 NLAPW Biennial Music Award must be original and by the composer submitting it. The composer must be a member of the NLAPW.

2. The length of the music must be between 3 and 15 minutes in length. It can be orchestral, vocal, electronic, small ensemble, choral and/or solo instrument.

3. Each submission must be accompanied by a fee of $30.

4.Each submission must include two (2) scores of the music and two (2) CDs of its performance. One copy should have the name of the music and the name of the composer. The other copy should have the name of the music and no composer on it.

5.All submissions should be sent to Linda Nash, National Music chair, 5074 Twinbrook Run Drive, Fairfax, Va. 22032 no later than February 15, 2014. CDs and scores will not be returned unless requested and with a SASE.

6. The first prize winner of the 2012 Biennial Award must recuse themselves from this year’s competition.

7. William Fred Scott will be this year’s judge and will announce the winners at our Biennial Music Luncheon on April 26, 2014.

Last year’s prize winners

Linda Nash, NLAPW National Music Chair, is pleased to announce the winners to the NLAPW 2012 Music Awards:

1st Prize: Candace Long, Atlanta Branch, GA for “Tsunami,” electronic music composed to interpret poem by Frances Patton Statham $1000.00
To hear this piece, visit the Atlanta Branch website by clicking here.

2nd Prize: Nancy Bloomer Deussen for “Memorabilia,” a trio for flute, violin and piano, $300.00

3rd Prize: Alice A. Moerk for “Magnificat” for voice and piano, $200.00


Women in Music Website Lists Composition Competitions

For an extensive list of music composition competitions, with an emphasis on European contests, click here for the Women in Music Website.