London 2012 composition competition for new music

New Music 20×12 is a music competition that will tie in with the 2012 Olympic Games in London. It is one of many arts programmes being run for the Games, and has been established by the PRS for Music Foundation in conjunction with the BBC and Sound and Music.

20 pieces of original music 12 minutes in length will be selected by a panel of experts, and the winning entries will be awarded an official commission. The compositions can be in any genre, but must be inspired by the Games.

They will be premiered in 2012 and be performed at least twice more. The pieces will be played on Radio 3 and could feature at official events linked to the Games.

The deadline for submissions is October 1st 2010.

Find out more about how to apply here.

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  1. How can I submit my music.

    Reply to Harry Elektron’s comments.
    • Hi Harry,

      Unfortunately you’re a bit late! As it says in the post applications closed October 2010.


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  2. i wanna join on the 2012 Olympic game music composition what I’m doing?

    Reply to Dereje Tamirat’s comments.
    • Hello Dereje, as I said in the last reply this competition has long ended. You’re a bit late. Maybe the next one?

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  3. Same for me. I came across the competition on the web site only today. Too late……………. Next time!! Good luck to those who are having a go.

    Reply to Nicki’s comments.
  4. Why wasn’t I notified about this? Only joking…my Benedictus for SATB and Orchestra could have been the 2012 Anthem!… NOOOOoooo!

    Reply to Paul’s comments.

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